Arbus Magazine’s 24th Annual Architectural Design & Build issue. Since architecture and design are both an art and a business, it 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. Read to discover this year’s most exciting changes to our built environment.
Since the worldwide outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have witnessed systemic changes to our behavior and how we interact with one other. These new norms present challenges in how we approach the design of spaces. All the places we take for granted today, such as restaurants, shops, malls, offices, churches, hotels, and bars may look differently in the future.
Richard Borders Gemini Light Show Conversation with Jim Alabiso • Photograph by laird For over fifty years, Richard Borders has been the creative force of the Gemini Light Show. He created the first concert touring light shows for The Who, Pink Floyd, The Doors, and Jimi Hendrix, to name a few. He invented the first live video projection and laser systems for entertainment, including lasers that could draw pictures on clouds. Five...
The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach is currently showing a fifty-year retrospective of work by venerable local artist Ellen Diamond.
February ushers in a new beginning for the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville as Joy Young takes the reins as the program’s new executive director. Military brat, performing artist, and tireless advocate for the arts, Young is a cultural leader who successfully combined art and administration as the South Carolina Arts Commission’s director of administration, human resources, and operations for fourteen years.
In the period that followed the U.S. Civil War, American artists who wished to be considered seriously, had to study abroad. Some were encouraged by their teachers to refine their painting techniques and seek new sources of inspiration.