Publisher’s Note

Cinda Sherman

The arts and entertainment  world is slowly coming back and our beloved local cultural organizations have some exciting things scheduled.

Put a Little Culture in Your Life

In this, our 28th Annual Fall Arts issue, you will find highlights of musical performances, Broadway and theater shows, museum exhibitions, art events, and much more coming up. Even downtown Wednesday Art Walks are starting again in October. The calendar is chock-full. But we all know the pandemic isn’t over, and venues are implementing new requirements all the time so be sure to confirm dates and times beforehand.

Uplifting Voices

“Shadow to Substance” at the Harn Museum of Art in Gainesville presents a chronological arc from the past to the present and into the future by displaying historical photographs of Black lives and new work by Black photographers. A new exhibition organized by the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, “Imprisoned but Empowered: Cheyenne Warrior Artists at Fort Marion,” features deeply personal works that offer a window into the hearts and minds of men exiled for defending their families, cultures, and territories.

Conversation on the Corner

Be sure to visit the newest downtown cultural cornerstone.

Mark Walker, director of the Jessie and senior program officer of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, and Shawana Brooks, executive director of the Jacksonville Cultural Development Corporation, talk about the Corner Gallery and its mission. Walker shares, “I want to be able to think about how philanthropy, education, and activism intersect with one another. “

Come out and support the Jacksonville Symphony, Friday Musicale, Beaches Fine Arts Series, Theatre Jacksonville and others as they kick off their season. Mask up, be cautious, and enjoy the show.

These are the type of collaborations and community investments from donors that elevate our engagement and are the result of the arts and businesses working together.

Cinda Sherman, Publisher      

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