Dragons  & Pagodas 
Oct17

Dragons  & Pagodas 

 By Janet Reagor Sixteenth century Europeans envisioned the Far East as mysterious—even mythological—a fascinating and wonderous place inhabited by strange creatures, marvelous flora, exotic people, and incredible architecture. With travel nearly nonexistent, the few who visited offered sparse bits about culture, art, and lifestyle, leaving Westerners to let their imaginations soar. As Chinese marvels trickled into Europe in the...

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Live Better, Longer
Oct17

Live Better, Longer

Well-being is a buzzword in our current culture. Yet, when asked what well-being looks like for individuals, people tend to pause. It’s been elusive to define without focusing heavily on diet and exercise. Yet, more and more, studies are revealing that diet and exercise are only pieces of the larger puzzle of well-being. One organization championing this philosophy of living better, longer with a more comprehensive approach is Blue...

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Natalie McCray-Krauz on Creating the  Arbus 30th Anniversary Cover
Sep02

Natalie McCray-Krauz on Creating the  Arbus 30th Anniversary Cover

By Madeleine Peck Wagner a whisper  gathers  more  attention  than a  shout Sometimes, and always when least expected, my phone buzzes and in comes an image of wit and inventiveness that makes my day. That this image will often inflame my own imagination is, I think a testament to artist, art director, and designer Natalie McCray-Krauz’s extraordinary ability to transform the most mundane of objects into...

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Jacksonville Children’s Chorus
Sep02

Jacksonville Children’s Chorus

Filling the Heart of Our City with Song By Susan D. Brandenburg Just as he passionately directs each member of the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus (JCC) with care and concern, President and Artistic Director Darren Dailey has been intimately instrumental in helping to design the chorus’s spectacular new downtown headquarters.   “This wonderful space would not have been possible without the support of VyStar Credit Union and our...

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Posing Beauty in African American Culture at      the Harn 
Mar07

Posing Beauty in African American Culture at the Harn 

By Jade Powers Harn Museum of Art, Curator of Contemporary Art The nationally touring exhibition “Posing Beauty in African American Culture” opened at the Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida in Gainesville on January 31. More than a hundred works of art by more than 45 artists and photographers explore the ways in which African and African American beauty has been represented in historical and contemporary contexts....

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MILAGROS : Flutter ZoneMILAGROS
Mar07

MILAGROS : Flutter ZoneMILAGROS

MOCA Jacksonville’S Project Atrium Edited by Amber Sesnick Director of Communications & Marketing at MOCA Jacksonville Photos by Laura Evans The most recent installation in the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Jacksonville’s Project Atrium series was created by MILAGROS. Cofounded by Florida artists Felici Asteinza and Joey Fillastre, MILAGROS creates site-specific works that are interactive, multi media, and...

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