Art Perspectives

PAM Jam

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PAM Jam

Thru December 5 PAM Jam is a platform for poets, artists, and musicians to collaborate and showcase their talents. Art galleries and writers’ groups become PAM Jam partners, and participants are paired to create new works. “The rules are … there are no rules,” and what emerges is a story told through multiple creative genres. Some pairs publish books together, some turn a poem into a song, and some continue to collaborate. Participants can join events and sell their work through partner organizations, which raise funds for scholarships...

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Downtown Festival & Art Show

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Downtown Festival & Art Show

Nov. 6 – 7 The streets of historic downtown Gainesville will transform into a masterful blend of art, music, and entertainment during the 40th Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show on November 6 and 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Described as one of Florida’s premier fine arts festivals, the art show draws 80,000 people to peruse the original artwork of 200 of the nation’s most talented artists, enjoy continuous entertainment on three stages, and delight in a variety of international cuisine and classic festival fare. The festival also...

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Tom Schifanella: Faces of the Alcazar

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Tom Schifanella: Faces of the Alcazar

Oct. 29 – March 7, 22 “Faces of the Alcazar” presents a compelling glimpse of life behind-the-scenes at Henry Flagler’s Alcazar Hotel. Through large-format photographic prints, the exhibition documents fragmentary clippings from early-20th century motion picture magazines pasted to the walls of the Alcazar staff quarters by the immigrant staff who lived and worked at the hotel. The crumbling magazine remnants remain a haunting visual record of the dreams and aspirations of the forgotten individuals who served the wealthy visitors wintering...

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St. Johns Riverkeeper 20th Annual Oyster Roast

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St. Johns Riverkeeper 20th Annual Oyster Roast

Friday, November 19 Held each year to benefit the St. Johns Riverkeeper, the oyster roast is one of the First Coast’s finest fundraising events, featuring live music and food—including, of course, plenty of oysters—by local restaurants. St. Johns Riverkeeper is a nonprofit watchdog organization dedicated to defending the St. Johns River and advocating for its protection. This member-supported group serves as an educator, advocate, and trusted voice for the entire St. Johns River and its nearly 9,000 square miles of watershed. The group plays...

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Walk in Peace—A Visual Journey by Don Trousdell to Commemorate the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

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Walk in Peace—A Visual Journey by Don Trousdell to Commemorate the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

September 3 – 24 This exhibition features bold paintings, painted shoes, architectural iconography, and interactive installations that chronicle the history and imagery of peace. The paintings represent graffiti-like art, political commentary, religious ideals, and cultural symbolism in colorful images—all created to inspire and inform people of all ages and backgrounds. This will be the last time this exhibit will be seen in its entirety, as select groupings will be for sale.  St. Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine Street, St., (904)...

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Art by Bike

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Art by Bike

What better way to enjoy local public art than by riding a piece of art while viewing it? Ron Rothberg’s Art Bikes offer self-guided public art tours by bike. But these aren’t just any bikes; these are electric bikes designed by local artists. Known as ebikes, these bikes do the work for you, giving you freedom to explore our city’s art, architecture, parks, and points of interest without breaking a sweat.  New, custom bikes are being designed every month, and a visit to the Art Bikes website shows photos of the unique creations. Arbus...

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Xi Guo Visits the Jacksonville Watercolor Society

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Xi Guo Visits the Jacksonville Watercolor Society

Oct. 23 – Nov. 29 Xi Guo, signature member of the American Watercolor Society (AWS), National Watercolor Society (NWS), and Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS), was born and grew up in Shanghai, China. She earned her BFA in oil painting from Shanghai Normal University. After completing graduate school at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in 2014, majoring in photography, Guo moved to St. Augustine, Florida. Watercolor became her favorite media to work with when she restarted her career about eight years ago. Guo was captivated by the...

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Hillary Whitaker Gallery Fall Exhibition

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Hillary Whitaker Gallery Fall Exhibition

“Turning of the Tide” by Page Jones Davis Friday, Oct. 22 Hillary Whitaker Gallery is thrilled to announce their highly anticipated annual fall exhibition featuring the works of Page Jones Davis, Erin Gregory, and Jennifer JL Jones. Davis’s abstracts are bursting with saturated color and compositions that evoke emotions such as curiosity, intimacy, playfulness, and chance. Gregory is known for her bold and layered contemporary take on florals. Her emphasis on contrast and variety within the composition vividly captures the light...

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Downtown Festival & Art Show

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Downtown Festival & Art Show

Nov. 6 – 7 The streets of historic downtown Gainesville will transform into a masterful blend of art, music, and entertainment during the 40th Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show on November 6 and 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Described as one of Florida’s premier fine arts festivals, the art show draws 80,000 people to peruse the original artwork of 200 of the nation’s most talented artists, enjoy continuous entertainment on three stages, and delight in a variety of international cuisine and classic festival fare. The festival also...

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Ericka Sobrack: Suburban Echoes

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Ericka Sobrack: Suburban Echoes

Sept. 3 – Oct. 18 Ericka Sobrack’s small-scale landscape paintings focus on domestic scenes of suburban America. Shrouded in darkness, the paintings deconstruct familiar environments, creating dreamlike settings that amplify feelings of anticipation, angst, and trepidation. Created to showcase the extraordinary talents of artists who live in the Northeast and Central Florida regions, Lightner Local is supported by the Benjamin and Jean Troemel Arts Foundation. The Lightner Museum, 75 King Street, St. Augustine,...

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