Art Perspectives

Lightner Local: Gail Beveridge —Embracing Nature

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Lightner Local: Gail Beveridge —Embracing Nature

Thru Sept. 21 A solo exhibition of works by Gail Beveridge is currently on display at the Lightner Museum in  St. Augustine as the next installment of Lightner Local. Titled “Embracing Nature,” the exhibition will showcase the beauty and diversity of our region’s natural landscapes. With support from the Benjamin and Jean Troemel Arts Foundation, Lightner Local was created last year to feature professional artists from Northeast Florida.  Lightner Museum, 75 King St., St. Augustine, (904) 824-2874,...

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The Queen’s Cartoonists 

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The Queen’s Cartoonists 

Saturday, Sept. 10    EMMA Concert Association announces its 44th season   opener—The Queen’s Cartoonists will present a family-friendly show that features live music from classic cartoons and contemporary animation synchronized to video projections of the original films. The six band members from Queens, New York lead the audience through a world of virtuosic musicianship, multi-instrumental mayhem, and comedy. The concert is for everybody—regardless of age, gender, or familiarity with the concert hall.    Season...

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“What Lifts You Up?”

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“What Lifts You Up?”

Sept. 11 – Jan. 8, 2023     What helps you feel happy when you are having a bad day or going through    a difficult time? In other words, “What lifts you up?” This is the question Art with a Heart in Healthcare (AWAHIH) presented to 16 Wolfson Children’s Hospital pediatric patients. Under the guidance of AWAHIH artists-in-residence, the participating patients created artwork conveying what brings them joy. Each work of art features hot air balloons to symbolize rising above tough situations and elevating one’s mood and...

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Pam Wenger Comes to the Jacksonville Watercolor Society 

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Pam Wenger Comes to the Jacksonville Watercolor Society 

October The Jacksonville Watercolor Society (JWS), in its 40th year, welcomes award-winning watercolor artist Pam Wenger to be the judge for their fall show, guest artist at their monthly meeting, and instructor for their three-day workshop. “My portrait paintings are my real love—it’s hard to explain the excitement of trying to connect with the essence of a person through their expression … their pose … their placement in the composition,” says Wenger. “When I feel my relationship to my subject matter begin to click in the early...

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Tactile Art Show 

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Tactile Art Show 

October 7–30 Touch the art! October is National Sensory Processing Awareness Month and the St. Augustine Art Association is once again hosting the Tactile Art Show with the Florida DeafBlind Association and sponsored by Nissan of St. Augustine. Not only is the art fun to look at, but for the blind and visually impaired, it’s engaging and interactive. The artists, including members of the deafblind community, push the limits of conventional visual art to create sculptures, reliefs, mixed media, ceramics, and fiber art that can be enjoyed and...

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BE WELL

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BE WELL

Thru November 19     The latest exhibition and series of experiences at Yellow House explores the questions “What does it mean to be well?” and “What do we need to be safe, healthy, and whole?” Paintings, posters, political cartoons, and poetry of eight regional artists provide powerful glimpses into the reciprocal and interdependent relationship between self and community. The lived experiences of these artists—deeply informed by gender, ethnicity, race, place, illness, and disability—illuminate our collective condition. The words...

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Bon Appetit! 

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Bon Appetit! 

October 8-9 An operetta about Julia Child, with dinner and servings of chocolate cake? First Coast Opera (FCO) opens its 23rd season of live opera in Northeast Florida with Bon Appetit! The dinner-opera event will be catered by La Cocina International restaurant, featuring performances of Bizet’s comic Le Docteur Miracle and Lee Hoiby’s operatic depiction of Julia Child making a chocolate cake in Bon Appetit! The evening will include a special treat from Crème de la Cocoa. Nelson Sheeley (The Marriage of Figaro, H.M.S Pinafore) directs and...

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Hillary Whitaker Gallery Fall Exhibition

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Hillary Whitaker Gallery Fall Exhibition

Nov. 4 – 30 Hillary Whitaker Gallery’s highly anticipated annual fall exhibition will feature works by renowned artists Michelle Armas, Jessica Durrant, Erin Gregory, and Stephanie Henderson. This group of female artists inspire viewers with works boasting color and movement, each a unique perspective and subject. The opening artist reception will be held Friday, November 4 from 6–8 p.m.   Hillary Whitaker Gallery, 240 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach, (904)...

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St. Augustine Art Association to Celebrate 100 Years of Art

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St. Augustine Art Association to Celebrate 100 Years of Art

Nina Hawkins, the first female editor of the St. Augustine Record, saw the need for an organized group to promote the arts in St. Augustine. On January 18, 1924, she gathered together wintering artists and writers to form the Pen & Brush Club, which soon became the Galleon Club, and eventually the St. Augustine Art Association. The organization went through a few fits and starts during its early years, and in 1931 artists Hildegard Müller-Uri and J. Dexter Phinney took the art association to the next level with the intent of making St. Augustine a major winter art colony.

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Bouke de Vries: War & Pieces 

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Bouke de Vries: War & Pieces 

Bouke de Vries’ “War & Pieces” is a powerful meditation on the follies of war and the dangers of consumerism, mass production, and waste. Trained as a conservator of art objects, de Vries uses broken and discarded ceramics as the primary medium for his artwork, celebrating the “beauty of destruction” through his fragmented sculptures.

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