Art Perspectives

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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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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