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The Conversation: Heather Moore

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The Conversation: Heather Moore

Heather Moore
Creative, Entrepreneur and Arts Advocate

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The Conversation: Christy Ponder

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The Conversation: Christy Ponder

Christy Ponder leads a team of artists-in-residence, community volunteers, and University of North Florida student interns who visit patients at Wolfson Children’s Hospital and Nemours Children’s Specialty Care every day of the week, bringing art materials, encouragement, and time away from medical issues.

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The Conversation: Al Letson

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The Conversation: Al Letson

Al Letson
Writer, Producer, Performer, Radio Host

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The Conversation: Keith Marks

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The Conversation: Keith Marks

Keith Marks
Co-Founder
Avant Arts

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The Conversation: Christy Frazier

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The Conversation: Christy Frazier

Christy Frazier
Entrepreneur/Creative Developer
Phoenix Arts District + Historic Five Points

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The Conversation: Nicole Holderbaum

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The Conversation: Nicole Holderbaum

Nicole Holderbaum
Artist, Founder/Director
Kids’ Mural Project

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The Conversation: Christina Parrish

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The Conversation: Christina Parrish

I grew up in a home where music, art and literature were a central focus. My mother was a writer, artist and musician who sang and played guitar in clubs in Atlanta when I was small.  My father was a record collector and I have his Dave Brubeck, Bob Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot and Simon and Garfunkel albums in my vinyl collection today. I studied piano, sang in choral groups, performed in community theater, and worked in a variety of visual arts media through high school.

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The Conversation: Hope McMath

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The Conversation: Hope McMath

If you’ve ever met Hope McMath, you were likely struck by her elegance, and her way with words. And if you spent some time talking to her, you might also have noticed her strength and her fighting spirit. She has this super hero energy about her, which is something I have always admired. She uses her voice for the greater good. She speaks for people who don’t yet have a platform and she is on a mission to bring the arts to all people.

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The Conversation: Tyler Lasher Morris

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The Conversation: Tyler Lasher Morris

“Do good. Do it well” is one of his favorite phrases. Tyler Lasher Morris was born in Leesburg, Florida, but found himself calling Jacksonville home in 2005 when he entered the Deaf Education program at UNF. Once here, he took a part-time job at the Independent Learning Resource Center (ILRC) distributing phones to the deaf and hard of hearing.

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The Conversation: Christie Holechek

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The Conversation: Christie Holechek

Director of Art in Public Places, Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville

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