Art Perspectives

Art Camp, presented by Hotel Palms and Lucas Beaufort 

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Art Camp, presented by Hotel Palms and Lucas Beaufort 

June 13–19     During six days, ten renowned artists from across the United States will come together to create and share their vision with the public. Throughout the week, there will be a number of community events, including “Community and Create,” “Night of Music,” and “Subtropic with DJ Max Danger.”     Born in Cannes in 1981, Lucas Beaufort is a French visionary artist-painter. In a recent interview with Luxe Beat Magazine, Lucas offered up some advice to other artists: “Connect with other people as much as you can...

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Super Wonderful Crazy Fun-Time Circus

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Super Wonderful Crazy Fun-Time Circus

June 1     Part gallery, part performance piece, part three-ring extravaganza, Super Wonderful Crazy Fun-Time Circus will bring to life the art of Jason Tetlak through a carnival-themed celebration featuring clowns, popcorn, cotton candy, acrobats, and over 50 works of art valued at more than $20,000 which will all be given away! Each ticket to the show acts as a chance to win a piece of the artwork on display, so don’t miss your chance to be part of this fun Wednesday on June 1st during Downtown Art Walk. 502 N. Hogan Street. For...

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See the Girl

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See the Girl

Opens May 14      The next Corner Gallery opening will be a historic one as it converges The Jessie’s work with Moving the Margins and the Corner Gallery along with the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center and their See the Girl Monologues. Artist Erin Kendrick has been working very closely with the policy center to create an exhibit tightly intertwined with the See the Girl Monologues, creating her own monologue as a lead participant in this work. The monologues are intended to help women that have faced trauma be able to write and...

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Lana Shuttleworth at  LeMoyne Art

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Lana Shuttleworth at  LeMoyne Art

May 28 Jacksonville artist Lana Shuttleworth is widely known for her innovative three-dimensional art featuring recycled materials that explores the transformation from reclamation to rediscovery. From gutter to gallery, her work “ignites a desire to recover and re-see beauty around us by reusing, recycling, and revisioning new ways to reduce waste.” Shuttleworth’s art will be featured in LeMoyne Art’s exhibit “Recycled Beauty” thru May 28 in honor of Earth Day. More information on LeMoyne Arts at...

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Jacksonville’s Bicentennial 

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Jacksonville’s Bicentennial 

      A city only gets one bicentennial. Jacksonville deserves a moment to reflect on its first 200 years and to glance ahead at the next 200. The city of Jacksonville and the Jacksonville Historical Society will commemorate, celebrate, and elevate Florida’s most authentic city with an all-day/evening event.

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Bouke de Vries: War & Pieces

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Bouke de Vries: War & Pieces

Thru December 31 London-based Dutch artist Bouke de Vries’ War & Pieces has been described as a masterwork by art critics. The monumental artwork, crafted from thousands of fragments of porcelain, reimagines the decorative centerpieces that adorned seventeenth-and eighteenth-century banquet tables. A former conservator of ceramics, Bouke de Vries uses broken ceramics as the primary medium for his artwork, celebrating the “beauty of destruction” through his fragmentary sculptures. The exhibition is supported by the St. Johns County Tourism...

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Lightner Local 

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Lightner Local 

April thru October With support from the Benjamin and Jean Troemel Arts Foundation, the Lightner Museum presents the second year of Lightner Local. Created to showcase the extraordinary talents of artists who live in the Northeast and Central Florida regions, four artists will be awarded with solo exhibitions at the Lightner. Submissions were accepted through March 1, and the selection process is now underway.  Information on Lightner Local artists will be posted on social media and on lightnermuseum.org. Lightner Museum, 75 King St.,...

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Laura Lacambra Shubert and Wyanne Thompson

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Laura Lacambra Shubert and Wyanne Thompson

Thru April 14 Wyanne Thompson Hillary Whitaker Gallery will display the new artwork of renowned fine art painters Laura Lacambra Shubert and Wyanne Thompson. Shubert’s art uses light, shadow, and intense colors as key elements. Tones of gray serve as undercurrents among simple subject matter. Classic scenes with Shubert’s iconic thick painterly strokes have long been admired by collectors. Thompson’s work is consistently bold and beautiful. As a cancer survivor, she considers the illness a gift, pushing her to find the courage to express...

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Avondale 5K Classic 

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Avondale 5K Classic 

Saturday, March 19 The Sanctuary on 8th Street is excited to hold its annual Avondale 5K Classic as it celebrates its 30th year as an organization. Funds raised through the event will support the Sanctuary’s afterschool and summer programs serving at-hope youth in Jacksonville. This family-friendly event will feature a one-mile fun run at 8 a.m., followed by the 5K at 8:30 a.m. The race will begin and end at the Shoppes of Avondale on St. Johns Avenue and features a beautiful route through the historic neighborhood. Stick around after the run...

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CalaVida Music & Arts Festival

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CalaVida Music & Arts Festival

April 27 – 30 The CalaVida Music & Arts Festival offers something for everyone, from performing arts to visual and written arts, plus vendors of all sorts. Music will include reggae, blues, jazz, country, bluegrass, a one-woman performance, and more. Fine arts will be displayed throughout Spring Park in beautiful Green Cove Springs. Painters, sculptors, and other artisans will have their work on display, and some artists will be working during the festival. Each year, authors join CalaVida to discuss their works and sign and sell books at...

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