Art & Culture Features

ARxAB: The Making of an Art Destination

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ARxAB: The Making of an Art Destination

Spring 2021 saw a corridor of Atlantic Beach become a destination for mural art. A section of Mayport Road, the busy connector between Atlantic Boulevard north to Naval Station Mayport, had already begun to take shape as The Cultural Corridor for months.

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Marcom 2021: The Post-pandemic Paradigm

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Marcom 2021: The Post-pandemic Paradigm

Local experts share thoughts on this year’s marketing communications shifts How is your agency adjusting to a post-pandemic market?  ADAMS:We designed the CROP facility and studio to be a creative space for both our employees and our clients. Obviously, we didn’t have a lot of visitors last year. And we also dealt with some of our staff periodically working from home. So, we are delighted that we, for the most part, are in a post-pandemic atmosphere which means we can collaborate more with our clients in person, invite them over to be a...

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Marcom: Marketing Communications Projects 2021

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Marcom: Marketing Communications Projects 2021

Marcom is the integration of disciplines—online digital content, print, video, billboards, public relations, social media, and paid advertising—that together create a business presence across the numerous platforms available today. It’s not just about an ad in the newspaper, on television, or radio anymore. Nor is it simply having a stellar website. “Ideas are currency” as the projects in this section clearly illustrate, and it takes many innovative ones to achieve success.

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Ethnic Cuisine: An Endless Adventure

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Ethnic Cuisine: An Endless Adventure

By Jeffrey Spear Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine When describing the culinary culture in Jacksonville, a typical response would include smokehouse barbeque, fried chicken, biscuits and gravy, pimiento cheese, fried green tomatoes, hush puppies, and other such mainstays of southern cuisine. The reality is that, in a region with over 1.5 million residents, more than 40 percent coming from non-European backgrounds, the culinary culture in Northeast Florida also includes dishes with strange and mysterious names such as pad see ew, shumai, queue de...

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Sacred Waters: Excerpts From a Journey Into Florida’s Wildest Waterways

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Sacred Waters: Excerpts From a Journey Into Florida’s Wildest Waterways

The rivers and streams of Florida are a vital natural resource. Our Native American ancestors considered them to be sacred and key to the circle of life, allowing their culture to thrive and flourish. By transporting sediments and nutrients, they are essential to the survival of our wetland habitats upon which native plants and animals depend.

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Beaches Mural Maps

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Beaches Mural Maps

Take a driving tour to see tons of wall art in the Beaches area from North Atlantic Beach to South Jacksonville Beach.

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Making for Witness

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Making for Witness

or most people, public art is our first engagement with art. Whether that be through discreet sculptures, monuments, and/or memorials, art in civic spaces provides individuals and communities an opportunity to reimagine their lived, everyday experience; to carve out new forms of knowledge about place, architecture, and the body.

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The Remarkable Life of Dr. Frances Bartlett Kinne

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The Remarkable Life of Dr. Frances Bartlett Kinne

This May Jacksonville University (JU) is honoring the late Dr. Frances (Fran) Bartlett Kinne with a memorial service, bronze statue unveiling, and historical exhibit dedicated to the life of the university’s beloved former president and chancellor emerita. Dr. Kinne passed away in May of 2020, just two weeks shy of her 103rd birthday.

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Architecture in Our City by the River: 25 Years in the Past, the Present, and the Promise of the Future

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Architecture in Our City by the River: 25 Years in the Past, the Present, and the Promise of the Future

To celebrate our 25th annual Art & Architecture issue, we asked some of Jacksonville’s most prominent architects and professionals involved in downtown development about their thoughts regarding our city’s architecture in the past 25 years, the present, and what we can expect in the next 25 years.

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AIA Vision for Downtown Jacksonville

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AIA Vision  for Downtown Jacksonville

Born out of a desire to create a unique identity that connects us, the Jacksonville chapter of the American Institute of Architects has a vision … to use our greatest asset as a catalyst for connectivity, entertainment, education, and enjoyment.

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