Art

Chad Gainey takes a break from carving on Wednesday afternoon.
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In 2017, Hurricane Irma killed a 150-year-old oak tree on Jacksonville University’s campus.

Now that dead trunk has been transformed into a work of art.

Courtney Bryan, the Jacksonville Symphony's Mary Carr Patton Composer-in-Residence, with students from KIPP: Jacksonville Schools.
Courtney Bryan

A new composition inspired by the city of Jacksonville, written by the Jacksonville Symphony’s first ever composer-in-residence, is making its world premiere this weekend.

Curator April Collum (left) and artist Kevin Author (right) hanging a Jeffrey Luque painting.
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The founder and curator of a new art gallery opening this month in San Marco said she plans to use the space to promote the work of local artists.

Incoming Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville Executive Director Joy Young speaking at the Times-Union Center.
Jihan Grant / Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville

The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville introduced its next Executive Director to the public on Thursday.

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Stressed-out adults may want to sit down with a box of colored pencils and a coloring book.

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The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens in Jacksonville has created a new exhibition focusing on the late artist Augusta Savage, a Green Cove Springs native.

Left to Right: Visual artists Joseph Provenza and Kedgar Volta working at Castano Group's office in downtown Jacksonville.
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Avant and the Museum of Science and History (MOSH) are hosting an audio visual concert at the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium this weekend, featuring new visual pieces by three local artists and performances by the New York-based jazz trio Rashanim and guest musician Jamie Saft, also from New York.

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A community to the Northwest of downtown Jacksonville is using public art to help rebrand itself and fight negative stereotypes.

Cathedral Arts Project

Florida arts organizations are saying they feel like losers in this year’s state budget process.

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Student creativity and talent are being showcased this month in downtown Jacksonville as part of the Northeast Florida Scholastic Art Awards. 

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An art exhibit inspired by the First Amendment will go on display Friday evening at the Karpeles Museum in the Jacksonville’s Springfield area.

Hannah Joy Wells.

updated 10/24/17  

A University of North Florida art student is spending the fall semester painting in her very own studio space at the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Jacksonville.


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Among the casualties of Hurricane Irma’s storm surge in Jacksonville are the historic gardens at the riverfront Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens. The gardens are now closed indefinitely as the damage is accessed by the museum staff.


Marisa Yow

A new exhibit at the Jacksonville Library is designed to shine a light on an uncomfortable reality: the prevalence of sexual violence.

“Survive to Thrive: Life Beyond Sexual Abuse” is meant to educate and unite the community around those affected.


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Mayor Lenny Curry wants to see The Jacksonville Landing redeveloped. But amidst his wrangling with the shopping center’s owner, artists at The Landing’s Art Center Cooperative want the city to see some tenants are still trying to make the location work.

 


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