Frank Stella Jacksonville Stacked Stars
May03

Frank Stella Jacksonville Stacked Stars

Frank Stella has produced an extraordinary body of work over the past six decades and continues to explore the expressive possibilities of visual space. “Jacksonville Stacked Stars” is a brand-new work of art created by Stella for the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Jacksonville’s Project Atrium and is a beautiful response to the museum’s 100th anniversary year. Throughout his career, Stella has returned to the star as motif,...

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A River Runs Through It(Part 1)
May03

A River Runs Through It(Part 1)

For anyone traveling over the bridges of the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, it can sometimes feel like we are separate from the river that weaves its way through the city. A 2021 Public Space survey found that only 19 percent of Jaxsons go to the riverfront often to enjoy greenspace and the outdoors. Limited areas for residents to access the riverfront or interact with nature have restricted opportunities for the city to have the...

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Ford Motor Company assembly  plant
May03

Ford Motor Company assembly  plant

Jacksonville, Florida was honored for nearly a hundred years to be home to one of industrial architect Albert Kahn’s “automotive cathedrals” before it was demolished in June 2023 by its owner, Amkin Hill Street, LLC, just one year before the building would have reached its century mark in 2024. The Jacksonville Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant, on the bank of the St. Johns River just north of the Mathews Bridge, was constructed over...

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ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN & BUILD PROJECTS 2024
May03

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN & BUILD PROJECTS 2024

Since architecture and design are both an art and a business, this annual issue feels like a seamless fit. Arbus takes great pride in serving as the platform for so many of the region’s best architects, designers, and builders to promote their work.           Take a look and discover this year’s most exciting changes to our built environment.  Be...

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Joe Segal Juxtapositions of Hope
Feb28

Joe Segal Juxtapositions of Hope

By Caitlin Flynn   Joe Segal’s sculptures exist in a juxtaposed world calling the viewer to ruminate and reflect. At first glance, the sculptures appear simple, but then you see the laborious process infused; raw wood and polished metal. Simple in shape yet complex in detail. Rough nature and streamlined development. Some acting as reliefs, others standing on their own—they are defiant and reflective; simple and complex. Perhaps...

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When Hope Presses Into Generational Wrongs
Feb28

When Hope Presses Into Generational Wrongs

By Sheri Leonard Webber    Hope McMath has been active with “Take ‘Em Down Jax” since 2017, but it was two years into those efforts when she came to a critical point of connection. It was her second visit to the sites. “In 2019, I went with a group from 904WARD to Montgomery, Alabama, and the Equal Justice Initiative sites,” says McMath. She describes the museum, memorial, and sites as powerful—tracing threads of...

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