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“Gateway to Himalayan Art” at the Harn Museum of Art

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“Gateway to Himalayan Art” at the Harn Museum of Art

A traveling exhibition that introduces the main forms, concepts, meanings, and traditions of Himalayan art and cultures organized by the Rubin Museum of Art, New York will be on view through July 28 at the Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida in Gainesville. “Gateway to Himalayan Art,” features 110 objects from the Rubin Museum’s collection as well as multimedia elements—audio, videos, essays, maps, and more. “The Harn is the only Southeastern US venue for the exhibition,” says Harn Museum of Art Director Lee Anne...

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Frank Stella Jacksonville Stacked Stars

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Frank Stella Jacksonville Stacked Stars

Frank Stella has produced an extraordinary body of work over the past six decades and continues to explore the expressive possibilities of visual space. “Jacksonville Stacked Stars” is a brand-new work of art created by Stella for the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Jacksonville’s Project Atrium and is a beautiful response to the museum’s 100th anniversary year. Throughout his career, Stella has returned to the star as motif, exploring its form, both abstract and figurative, in multiple variations of two-dimensional, free-standing, and...

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Joe Segal Juxtapositions of Hope

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Joe Segal Juxtapositions of Hope

By Caitlin Flynn   Joe Segal’s sculptures exist in a juxtaposed world calling the viewer to ruminate and reflect. At first glance, the sculptures appear simple, but then you see the laborious process infused; raw wood and polished metal. Simple in shape yet complex in detail. Rough nature and streamlined development. Some acting as reliefs, others standing on their own—they are defiant and reflective; simple and complex. Perhaps it is the contrasts that pull you in. You will find yourself standing before them, lost in thought, and a lot...

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Enhancing Education  with The Arts

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Enhancing Education  with The Arts

The arts play a pivotal role in education. Involvement in the arts supports a student’s social and emotional learning and empowers them to succeed inside school and out. Not only do arts programs motivate children to come to school, but they also help reduce stress, sharpen communication, and fuel social and emotional development. Jacksonville is fortunate to have a wealth of arts education programs across all art forms that allow our students to not only learn how to express themselves in the classroom but support their future career growth....

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Isabella Rossellini   Actress, model, conservationist  

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Isabella Rossellini                                                            Actress, model, conservationist  

Recently, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens hosted their annual Toast to Conservation, an evening to celebrate the commitment to protecting threatened animals, plants, and ecosystems around the globe with special guest, Isabella Rossellini. Established in 2017, the zoo’s wildlife conservation programs include organizations locally and globally which they have dedicated over $1.25 million to within the past five years. The event was hosted at the Glass Factory, a charming venue that set the stage for a once-in-a-lifetime performance from...

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St. Augustine Art Association Celebrates Its Centenary

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St. Augustine Art Association Celebrates Its Centenary

By Kim Brown Nestled in a protected nook on the northeast seaboard of Florida, St. Augustine is known for its rich history and vast cultural tapestry. It has long been the home and inspiration of many artists, dating back hundreds of years. It is also home to the St. Augustine Art Association (STAAA), a nonprofit dedicated to celebrating, supporting, and promoting visual arts in the community. What started as a modest collective of artists gathering for artistic companionship has blossomed into a foundational organization that is preparing to...

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MOCA Jax Celebrates 100 Years

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MOCA Jax Celebrates 100 Years

of Celebrating Art, Artists, & Ideas By Amber Sesnick, Director of Communications & Marketing at MOCA Jacksonville January 2024 is the launch of a year of celebration that marks a significant point in the history for our fine city and reaches beyond local impact into the history of art and culture in our country.  The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Jacksonville celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2024, holding the distinction of being the first visual arts organization in the city of Jacksonville, as well as the oldest art...

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Scotie Cousin

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Scotie Cousin

Artist—Cousin’S Critters Photo: Laird How do you envision your critters? What is the inspiration?      Let’s start with God first. Because He’s just kind of telling me what to do. He has really supercharged the creative gray matter between my ears. Sometimes it just flows out so effortlessly. I don’t do any specific species, mainly. I get a lot of people asking me to do a dolphin or a shark and I still love doing that, but what I really love is not knowing what I’m going to do next. And then what happens is I go, “Wow,...

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New Exhibit Remembers the Past Speaks to the Present. 

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New Exhibit Remembers the Past Speaks to the Present. 

By Caryl Butterley The LJD Jewish Family & Community Services (JFCS) is an organization rooted in the Jewish tradition of tikkun olam or “repairing the world.” JFCS puts this into practice through its many social service programs, including child welfare, financial assistance, mental health counseling, senior services, and so much more. At the heart of the agency stands the Frisch Family Holocaust Memorial Gallery, a space dedicated to remembering the six million Jews who perished during the Holocaust and as a place for...

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Lillian Blades: Fragmental Reflections

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Lillian Blades: Fragmental Reflections

Thru November 1 My artistic journey revolves around the exploration of connections—how elements relate to one another aesthetically and structurally. This tactile way of making invites introspection, evokes emotion, and offers a unique pathway to self-discovery, ultimately tethering the viewer to the timeless tapestry of human experience. I investigate the profound nature of these experiences and their impact on our perception. This body of work showcases visually compelling pieces comprised of mirrors and a labyrinth of meticulously woven...

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