Art Perspectives

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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Many Small Gestures

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Many Small Gestures

Thru May 4 Moving the Margins (MTM) presents “Many Small Gestures,” a powerful exhibition of artwork by local and nationally recognized artist, Sheila Goloborotko. Through a partnership with the Jessie Ball duPont Center, this is the latest in a series of artist residency projects taking place in The Corner Gallery. Moving the Margins is an immersive artist-in-residence program that redefines civic engagement. This groundbreaking artist-in-residence program is an incubator for artists taking on contemporary themes of justice. Each residency...

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Pilobolus—Big Five-Oh!

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Pilobolus—Big Five-Oh!

Wednesday, March 2 For this 50th anniversary celebration, modern dance company Pilobolus questions its own “givens,” turns its traditions sideways, and brings its past into the future in a thoroughly engaging new way. As fresh and vibrant as ever, Pilobolus—that feisty arts organism—puts the “Oh!” in Big Five-Oh! and continues to thrillingly morph its way into audiences’ hearts and minds. The celebration includes the vintage classic Untitled, the high-voltage Megawatt, signature shadow works, and a few concepts that have never been seen...

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Chain of Parks Art Festival 

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Chain of Parks Art Festival 

April 23–24 Expect to have fun-filled outdoor cultural experience as downtown Tallahassee’s 22nd annual Chain of Parks Art Festival welcomes 150 artists. View amazing, original works of art in a delightful, tree-lined outdoor setting. Enjoy a wide variety of children’s activities, live entertainment, local food trucks, and libations. The festival, recognized as one of the nation’s “Top 100 Fine Art Festivals” by Sunshine Artist Magazine, was named the “BEST Family Amusement” in the Tallahassee Democrat’s Reader’s Choice Awards in 2021. Adding...

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Lana Shuttleworth at Chain of Parks

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Lana Shuttleworth at Chain of Parks

April 21 – May 28 Jacksonville artist Lana Shuttleworth will be the featured speaker for the opening night of Tallahassee’s Chain of Parks Art Festival on April 21, in collaboration with Florida State University. In her presentation, “‘Re-‘… A Prefix for Art and Life,” Shuttleworth will talk about her journey navigating through the art world and give the audience a glimpse into the process of repurposing everyday objects. Widely known for her innovative three-dimensional art featuring recycled materials, Shuttleworth will explore the...

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Screams Echo

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Screams Echo

Thru April 16 This multidisciplinary exhibition centers the legacy of racism from the time of slavery through the era of lynching to contemporary experiences of brutality.  Told through the written words of Bobbie O’Connor; the music of the Ritz Chamber Players; and visual art by Erin Kendrick, Marsha Hatcher, and Deja Echols, the show speaks to what has been lost through the stories those left behind. These contemporary works will complement a display of “The Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America,” a project of...

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Tony Rodrigues—Flex Deficit

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Tony Rodrigues—Flex Deficit

Corner Gallery Artist-in-Residence Tony Rodrigues presents a multi-media exhibition: “Flex Deficit: Economic Injustice, Education, and Poverty.” 

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DA Centennial Celebratory Gala

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DA Centennial Celebratory Gala

    During Jacksonville’s bicentennial year in 2022, one of Duval County’s earliest schools—Douglas Anderson #107—will observe a milestone of its own. The Douglas Anderson #107 Alumni Association, in conjunction with the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Foundation and the Jacksonville Historical Society, will commemorate the centennial of the school’s founding with a celebratory gala.

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First Coast Opera presents Verdi’s La Traviata

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First Coast Opera presents Verdi’s La Traviata

Dec. 31 & Jan. 2     Ring in the New Year with live music and opera during the festive season of Nights of Lights in St. Augustine, Florida. First Coast Opera will present Verdi’s La Traviata, a fully staged opera with live orchestra, in downtown St. Augustine.      Featuring one of the most iconic, romantic, and tragic scores of all time,Verdi’s masterpiece contrasts spectacular party scenes with tender, intimate moments. La Traviata tells the story of the tragic love between the courtesan Violetta and the...

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