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This Issue’s Feature Stories

Publisher’s Note

Publisher’s Note

by Cinda Sherman, Publisher

Welcome to this, our first ever, “Marcom Issue”–a partnership with the movers and shakers of Northeast Florida’s thriving marketing communications firms. 

Juxtaposition: Laurie Hitzig & Larry Wilson

Juxtaposition: Laurie Hitzig & Larry Wilson

by Debra Murphy

Definitions of Juxtaposition, the title of the exhibition by husband and wife team Larry Wilson and Laurie Hitzig, include “an act or instance of placing close together or side by side” and “the state of being close together.” It is an evocative title for the exhibition of recent works at the UNF Gallery at MOCA by a couple who share close studio quarters at the CoRK complex creating deeply personal works that are informed by life experiences that encompass and reflect the many aspects of our common humanity.

Sculpture Walk Jax

Sculpture Walk Jax

by Mason Martin

Internationally recognized sculptor Jenny Hager, associate professor of sculpture at the University of North Florida, has taken the curatorial lead in a one-year-in-the-making outdoor sculpture exhibition in Downtown Jacksonville sponsored by the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville.

Modulism

Modulism

by Wesley Grissom

Over the years I have become adept at fielding a variety of questions regarding the sphere I work in. Modern and Contemporary art can be hard to digest and as associate director of J. Johnson Gallery I truly enjoy the opportunity to expand people’s appreciation for both through exposure and education … even if that means explaining—again—why an abstract painting is infinitely more successful than something a four-year-old created. (Though I would welcome it if a prodigy proved me wrong!)

First Look

First Look

by Adelaide Corey-Disch

It the outbreak of the American Civil War photography was still in its infancy. The medium was experimental, and the collodion (wet-plate) process of the time was long and tedious. But in 1861 a photographer by the name of Mathew Brady secured permission from Lincoln to follow the troops in what was expected to be a short insurrection.

2014 Arts & Entertainment Calendar

2014 Arts & Entertainment Calendar

by Arbus staff

Your guide to North Florida's special events and exhibitions, galleries and art shows, performances and more!