Nelda Damiano
Nov29

Nelda Damiano

Nelda Damiano recently joined the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens as associate curator. She received her doctoral degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, with a focus on Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art. Recently employed as senior exhibitions manager at the National Gallery of Canada, in Ottawa, Dr. Damiano previously held curatorial positions at the Prints and Drawings Department at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence...

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Rachel Roberts
Oct12

Rachel Roberts

Rachel Roberts is the founder and CEO of Oyl + Water, a Jacksonville-based lifestyle marketing agency, specializing in brand strategy, design and integrated marketing. A speaker, presenter and healthy beauty expert on ABC’s “The Chat,” Rachel was recently recognized as one of 30 Leading Women in Jacksonville. She is a U.S. ambassador for Global Wellness Day, and sits on the board of directors for Cathedral Arts Project and Art...

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Hope McMath
Jan12

Hope McMath

Hope McMath is director of the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, where she combines her education in and passion for art history, education, and the creative process. She has most recently led the Cummer through strategic planning, capital expansion, rebranding, and several significant community outreach initiatives. A Jacksonville native and JU alum, Hope spends her time away from the museum traveling, gardening, volunteering, and...

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Richard A. Salkin
Oct15

Richard A. Salkin

Richard A. Salkin is a beach-based freelance writer with a healthy fondness for opera. He serves on the board of Opera Jacksonville, writes for Encore  magazine (published by the Jacksonville Symphony), and has appeared in non-singing roles (“Thankfully!” he says) in local   productions of La Boheme and Tosca. His most recent piece for Arbus profiled artist Steve Williams.

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Toni Hernandez
Sep02

Toni Hernandez

Toni is a Philadelphia native and absolutely crazy in love with her newly adopted city of Jacksonville. The founder of Toni Hernandez Brown and Associates, she is a visionary, entrepreneur, risk-taker, leadership and goal coach, culture change agent and brand consultant. Toni is a runner who is passionate about cancer research, and is co-founder of Tacos for Tatas, a 26.2 charity event. She is a resident of South Jacksonville Beach....

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Jim Draper
Sep02

Jim Draper

Jim Draper’s work includes drawing, painting, photography, video and writing that is informed by journeys into the wilds of Florida and Georgia. He is currently the coordinator for the University of North Florida’s galleries. Jim’s latest exhibitions include his seminal work Feast of Flowers at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens and Image Gathering + Disseminating the Natural Experience at Florida School of the Arts (Palatka). He...

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