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North Florida's only arts and business magazine that contains substance with a cultural twist, and a heart for promoting arts education in the community. Arbus is the recipient of the prestigious North Florida Cultural Council’s 2002 Award for Excellence in the Arts. 28,000 copies of Arbus are distributed and available free throughout North Florida. Subscriptions are also available.

This Issue’s Feature Stories

Publisher’s Note

Publisher’s Note

by Cinda Sherman, Publisher

While we continue to celebrate twenty years of growth, we also realize that it is a process that continues to challenge us. Especially in this new age of digital. 

Object of Wonder, Objects of Contemplation

Object of Wonder, Objects of Contemplation

by Debra Murphy

To visit Leigh Murphy’s home is to enter a whirlwind of creativity with antiques, vintage glass pieces, shells, paintings everywhere–on the walls, against the walls, some carefully wrapped, and everywhere the signs of works in progress. 

Cultural Triumvirate

Cultural Triumvirate

by Wesley Grissom

Working for environmentalist and arts supporter Jennifer Johnson Duke for the past eight years has provided me a front row seat to observe the significant impact one woman’s generosity and commitment to Northeast Florida can make. As the African proverb states: “It takes a village,” and we are fortunate that Jacksonville is filled with an abundance of inspiring ladies dedicated to enacting positive change in our city.

Israeli & American Photographers Find Kinship

Israeli & American Photographers Find Kinship

by Ingrid Damiani

I first saw Vardi Kahana’s arresting photograph of her mother and aunts, Three Sisters, four years ago, when I was photographing pieces from local collectors to be included in The Cummer Museum’s 2010 Collector's Choice exhibition. At first, I thought it was simply a beautiful and timeless family portrait—until I noticed the sequentially numbered Auschwitz tattoos on the women’s arms. These women have stayed with me—and I wasn’t the only one gripped by their portrait. 

One Spark: Set To Shine In 2014

One Spark: Set To Shine In 2014

by Laura McGinty

One Spark, The World's Crowdfunding Festival, will take over twenty square blocks of Jacksonville's Downtown April 9-13 for the second year in a row, with attendance expected to be over 150,000. Creators will exhibit over five hundred projects in seventy plus venues.

Women of Influence, Women Entrepreneurs

Women of Influence, Women Entrepreneurs

Since our second year of publication, Arbus Magazine has dedicated one annual issue to highlighting some of the area’s most influential and award-winning entrepreneurial business and professional women...women who change, and contribute to, our community in myriad ways.