Art

This composite photo shows Daniel Wynn with one of his paintings and his sculpture of Buck O'Neil.
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A Jacksonville artist has been named the state’s 2020 Featured Artist for Black History Month.

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.

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

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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.

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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.


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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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The Jacksonville Public Library unveiled a piece of art Wednesday from Harlem Renaissance sculptor and Jacksonville native Augusta Savage.

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The National Endowment for the Arts awarded Jacksonville’s Museum of Contemporary Arts a $30,000 grant.

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The Wall Street Fine Art gallery downtown opened a new exhibit Friday, showcasing Cuban-American Artists.

Narrow streets and high congestion in St. Augustine’s historic district continue to contribute to tensions felt between street artists and the city, which wants to limit their performances.

Kiara Sanchez

After recent damage from Hurricane Matthew, a St. Augustine artist is using her talent to help with relief efforts.

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Jacksonville’s Museum of Contemporary Art is losing its director to a job in Milwaukee. As she prepares for her exit, Marcelle Polednik spoke with WJCT business analyst John Burr.

He tells News Director Jessica Palombo what he learned about the business of running a museum in this week’s “Business Brief.”


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Anyone who’s walked through Five Points recently might have seen the painter with a jarring sign hanging above him. Next to a colorful mural, it reads:  “I have borderline personality disorder. I used to manage with heroin. Now I make art.”


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Warren Miller

Susan Painter is from Decatur, Georgia, near Atlanta, and she always knew she wanted to an artist.

“I was always interested in art. I took lessons as a young girl and in high school, drawing  and painting,” she says.

Susan met her husband, Rick, in college. He's a landscape architect, and the couple moved around the country, following his career,  eventually landing in Jacksonville.

Although she earned a teaching certificate in college, she hadn’t used it. She came to schools in a different way.

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The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens

Jacksonville’s Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens has been promised $500,000 from the federal government — if it can raise $1.5 million more next year.

The National Endowment for the Humanities challenge grant is meant to help the museum add programs.

In a written statement, Cummer Executive Director Hope McMath says the museum looks forward to putting on more programs like its previous exhibits on themes of race and history.

The museum is one of 15 recipients in the country and the only recipient in the state of Florida to have its proposal funded.

November 23 marks the third anniversary of the shooting of Jacksonville teen Jordan Davis. Davis was killed on Black Friday, 2012, after a gas station altercation with Michael Dunn over loud music.

Davis was an African-American teen. Dunn, who is white, is currently serving a life sentence in the killing. However, he controversially was tried twice for the murder, with a jury deadlocking on a first-degree murder charge the first time around.

HBO is marking the anniversary tonight as the cable channel debuts the new documentary "3 ½ Minutes, 10 Bullets," which details Davis' death and Dunn's trials.

Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF race expert and  associate professor of sociology, joins us to discuss the impact these events had on the national conversation surrounding race and justice.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville

A photograph that bred controversy in Jacksonville is returning to the museum at the center of last year’s First Amendment battle.

Jacksonville’s Museum of Contemporary Art has acquired the image of a nude pregnant woman for its permanent collection. 


The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday blocked Obama administration rules aimed at limiting the hazardous air pollutants like mercury that emanate from the nation’s power plants, though the ruling’s effect on Jacksonville’s electric utility, JEA, appears to be limited.  At the same time, there are updates to efforts on a solar ballot initiative here in Florida, with four utilities and Florida’s attorney general working to block what they say is a potentially misleading measure. The group behind the initiative, Floridians for Solar Choice, filed legal briefs this week supporting the ballot measure, which it argues will remove barriers limiting ownership models of solar generation. We discuss this latest news affects energy here in Florida with Jay Worley, director of environmental programs at JEA, and Stephen Smith, Executive Director of Souther Alliance for Clean Energy and founding member of Floridians for Solar Choice coalition.


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Visitors to Jacksonville's Cummer Museum of Art may notice a new installation on the front lawn.  The pop-up public art piece is the creation of a Riverside artist who has plans for more.

The tall, aluminum sculpture comes from the studio of Dolf James, about a mile from the museum. The studio is spray-painted on the outside and filled with towering metal scraps on the inside.

As international trade agreement negotiations between the White House and Congress proceed, we examine how these talks could affect First Coast businesses. We speak with Andrew East, CFO/EVP of Green Cove Springs-based company Alternate Energy Technologies LLC, about the impact of international trade on their company.

We also speak with local activist Candace Bridgewater about raising awareness for lymphedema, a condition caused by the removal of or damage to lymph nodes during cancer treatments.

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