Art & Culture

An Artistic Love Affair with an Old Town

Posted by on 1:05 pm in Art & Culture, Art Feature | Comments Off on An Artistic Love Affair with an Old Town

An Artistic Love Affair with an Old Town

So much has been written about the history of St. Augustine and its native peoples; Spanish, French, and English explorers and settlers; entrepreneurs; pirates; and pioneers. The history of the arts and the people who have lived here and painted here is also noteworthy.

read more

A Refuge On Florida’s Forgotten Coast

Posted by on 1:03 pm in Art & Culture, Culture Feature | Comments Off on A Refuge On Florida’s Forgotten Coast

A Refuge On Florida’s Forgotten Coast

Spread across Apalachee Bay, St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), consisting of 68,000 acres, was established in 1931 as a wintering ground for migratory birds. Most of the roads, ponds, and levees in this refuge were originally built in the 1930’s by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), part of Roosevelt’s New Deal after the Great Depression. The ponds and impoundments range from fresh water to salt, accommodating the many species of migratory birds passing through Florida’s Big Bend.

read more

Art As Action

Posted by on 1:12 pm in Art & Culture, Art Feature, Featured | Comments Off on Art As Action

Art As Action

In March, 2020, the world changed. Here in the United States, along with elsewhere across the globe, the COVID-19 pandemic shut down businesses, schools, and even natural spaces like beaches and parks. With the exception of healthcare and other essential workers, most of us hunkered down and lived our lives moving very little and in small orbits. But, traumatic events were still unfolding as spring turned to summer, and new tragedies of racial injustice took place that sparked a surge in protests for equity. Within this swirl of inaction meeting action, artists everywhere were commenting on the times just as they have historically done.

read more

The Critical Importance of Philanthropic Support and Participation in the Arts as an Investment

Posted by on 1:09 pm in Art & Culture, Art Feature | Comments Off on The Critical Importance of Philanthropic Support and Participation in the Arts as an Investment

The Critical Importance of Philanthropic Support and Participation in the Arts as an Investment

Art museums are community anchors. They bring people together, help the community address challenges in times of crisis, and serve as beacons of light and hope that provide connection and conversation.

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens began with one woman who firmly believed that art, in all forms, provides a lasting and positive impact on society. Nearly 60 years later, the museum continues to promote Ninah Cummer’s legacy by connecting Jacksonville’s diverse community to the arts and each other.

read more

The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville: Vital to the Survival of the Arts During the Pandemic

Posted by on 1:09 pm in Art & Culture, Culture Feature, Featured | Comments Off on The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville: Vital to the Survival of the Arts During the Pandemic

The Cultural Council of  Greater Jacksonville: Vital to the Survival of the Arts During the Pandemic

A conversation with Cultural Council Executive Director Joy Young

read more

The ‘Swan Dive’ Mural

Posted by on 2:58 pm in Art & Culture, Featured | 1 comment

The ‘Swan Dive’ Mural

In life there are certain times of mastery, when elements, people, and events conspire together to create magical intersectionality. It happened, ironically, during the COVID-19 quarantine, when people were more physically apart than together, more disconnected than connected, and with more time on their idle hands and seemingly nothing to do with it. 

read more

House of Arts

Posted by on 2:24 pm in Art & Culture, Business Feature | Comments Off on House of Arts

House of Arts

An artist is defined by Merriam-Webster as “one who professes and practices an imaginative art.” YourDictionary adds that an artist produces a creative product. “There are few companies as art-driven as we are in Jacksonville,” says John Wood, founder and CEO of Sally Industries, now known as Sally Dark Rides.

read more

How Design Will Shape a Post Pandemic Future

Posted by on 1:08 pm in Architecture, Art & Culture, Uncategorized | Comments Off on How Design Will Shape a Post Pandemic Future

How Design Will Shape a Post Pandemic Future

Since the worldwide outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have witnessed systemic changes to our behavior and how we interact with one other. These new norms present challenges in how we approach the design of spaces. All the places we take for granted today, such as restaurants, shops, malls, offices, churches, hotels, and bars may look differently in the future. 

read more

Coin Artists — America’s Storytellers

Posted by on 1:05 pm in Art & Culture, Art Feature, Culture Feature | 1 comment

Coin Artists — America’s Storytellers

Local artist Matt Swaim is chosen for the U.S. Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program

read more

The Ultimate Collection of “Selfies” by America’s Leading Artists, 1901 – 2015

Posted by on 1:04 pm in Art & Culture, Art Feature | Comments Off on The Ultimate Collection of “Selfies” by America’s Leading Artists, 1901 – 2015

The Ultimate Collection of “Selfies” by America’s Leading Artists, 1901 – 2015

Eye to I: Self Portraits from the National Portrait Gallery visits the Boca Raton Museum of Art

read more
Arbus Weekly Buzz

Subscribe for the Weekly Buzz from Arbus Magazine

Join our email list! It's your spot for cultural to-do's around Northeast Florida.

You have Successfully Subscribed!