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Aug. 7-13 Arts Calendar

Here's what coming up at Northeast Florida galleries, museums, theaters and more

Artists Michelle Green (piece pictured), Willis MC, Dan Davis, Desire Davis, Minda Bachelor and Lynn Allen have their work featured in Local Artists Coming Together’s exhibit “Final Shot” on Aug. 11 at Tapa That in Riverside.
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PERFORMANCE

DIXIE SWIM CLUB

The comedy, about five Southern women and the value of friendship, is staged Aug. 7-Sept. 15 — 7:30 p.m. Tue.-Sun., 1:15 p.m. Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. — at Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd., Southside, $38-$59, 641-1212, alhambrajax.com.

SPOKEN WORD

Local poets and wordsmiths sound off 7 p.m. Aug. 8 and every first Thur. of the month at The Ritz Theatre & Museum, 829 N. Davis St., Downtown, 632-5555, ritzjacksonville.com.

THE LAST ROMANCE

The romantic comedy is performed 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8-10 and 2 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine, $10-$25, 825-1164, limelight-theatre.org.

THE DOZEN DIVAS SHOW

Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre presents New York City comic Dorothy Bishop, bringing her club act from midtown Manhattan's Iguana Club to Northeast Florida, joining Blake Michael Osner, 8 p.m. Aug. 9-10 and 2 p.m. Aug. 11 at Adele Grage Cultural Center, 716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, $15, 249-7177, abettheatre.com.

3 DIVAS AND A GUY NAMED DARRYL

Jacksonville native Angela Robinson, who acted in “The Color Purple” on Broadway and is now starring in Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and the Have Nots” on OWN, is featured in the musical with pop, gospel, opera, contemporary and Broadway songs, 7 p.m. Aug. 10 at Stage Aurora Performance Hall (in Gateway Town Center), 5188 Norwood Ave., Northside, $13-$20, 765-7372, stageaurora.org.

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

The humorous story of six adolescents vying for a spelling championship is staged 8 p.m. Aug. 15-17, 22-24 and 28-31 and 2 p.m. Aug. 25 at Amelia Community Theatre, 209 Cedar St., Fernandina Beach, 261-6749, ameliacommunitytheatre.org.

MURDER IN THE OLDE CITY

A “powerful tale of murder, scandal, love and deceit” in 1880s St. Augustine; dinner theater performance with suggested arrival of 5:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at Raintree Restaurant, 102 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine, $40, 824-7211.

AS YOU LIKE IT

The Shakespearean comedy of disguises, wrestling and Rosalind and Orlando is staged 8 p.m. Aug. 23-24, 30-31 and Sept. 6-7; 2 p.m. Aug. 25 and Sept. 1; and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 29 and Sept. 5 at Theatre Jacksonville, 2032 San Marco Blvd., San Marco, $20-$25, 396-4425, theatrejax.com.

BREAKING BOUNDARIES

Jacksonville Dance Theatre and Braided Light Dance Project collaborate on a shared concert of contemporary and modern dance, 7:30-9 p.m. Sept. 6-7 at Jacksonville University’s Swisher Theater, 2800 University Blvd. N., Arlington, $15, jacksonvilledancetheatre.org.

A VISION AWAKENING

Singer-songwriter Lee Hunter of Tammerlin, percussionist Charlotte Mabrey, and violinist and Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra concert master Phillip Pan join actor, poet and radio host Al Letson for “A Vision Awakening: A Celebration of the Cummer Gardens.” The performance of music and spoken word features text from Ninah Cummer’s letters, diaries, speeches and other writings, 2 p.m. Sept. 8 at The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave., Riverside, $30, 356-6857, cummer.org.

 

CALLS & WORKSHOPS

MURAL DEDICATION

The city of Jacksonville’s Art in Public Places program dedicates the Yates Parking Garage Murals, 6-7 p.m. Aug. 7 during First Wednesday Art Walk, 200 E. Adams St., Downtown, iloveartwalk.com.

CONTEMPORARY IMAGES

The free event, on photography’s role in MOCA’s permanent collection, is held 2-3 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 333 N. Laura St., Downtown, 366-6911, mocajacksonville.com.

K.A.R.M.A. VOICE STUDIO GRAND OPENING

The new voice studio holds a grand opening 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 10 at 6426 Bowden Road, Ste. 201, Jacksonville, 257-5376.

THE STAR MOVEMENT

Auditions for singers, dancers, actors and models are held 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 11 at University of North Florida Student Union, 1 UNF Dr., Southside, info@thestarmovement.com.

FREE KIDS’ DANCE CLASS

Classes for ages 7-11 are held 4:30-5:15 p.m. Aug. 14 and every Wed. at Dance Trance, 214 Orange St., Neptune Beach, free, 246-4600, dancetrancefitness.com/dtkidz.

ADULT DANCING

Ballet, stretch, flamenco, belly dancing, clogging and ballroom classes are held through Aug. 17 at Boleros, 10131 Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville, 721-3399, boleros.cc.

ABSTRACT ART JURIED SHOW

The Art Center Premier Gallery accepts submissions of abstract art for a juried exhibit. The deadline is Aug. 19 at the gallery in the Bank of America Tower, 50 N. Laura St., Ste. 150, Downtown. $20 to enter up to three pieces for TAC members; $25 for non-members; additional pieces are $5 each. An opening reception is held 5-7 p.m. Aug. 20.

ART TOUR OF CUMMER MUSEUM

All-inclusive Cummer Museum tour is held 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Aug. 20, departing from the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach, $60, 280-0614.

ST. AUGUSTINE BALLET NUTCRACKER AUDITIONS

Auditions for the ballet’s 2013 production of “The Nutcracker” are held 8:30-11 a.m. (for ages 8-10) and 12:30-3 p.m. (ages 11 and older) Aug. 24 at Abella's School of Dance, 711 Lakeside Ave., St. Augustine, $25 non-refundable audition fee, saintaugustineballet.com, staugballet@yahoo.com.

HOP ART CALL TO ARTISTS

Local Artists Coming Together issues a call to artists on craft-beer themed work for “Hop Art: Craft Beer through the Eyes of Local Artists,” a pop-up gallery. Submissions accepted through 4 p.m. Sept. 8 — the day of the exhibit at Aardwolf Brewery, 1461 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, artistscomingtogether.com. To schedule a time to drop off art, email info@artistscomingtogether.com.

BEGINNERS’ DANCE CLASSES

These classes are held 5:45-6:45 p.m. every Mon. and Wed. at Dance Trance, 214 Orange St., Neptune Beach, first class is free, 246-4600, dancetrancefitness.com.

SALSA/HUSTLE AT STUDIO JEAR GROUP FITNESS

Classes are held 8-9 p.m. every Tue. Five one-hour dance sessions, $50 per person, includes all five sessions, 551-0459, zumbajear@yahoo.com, zumbajear.com.

BELLY DANCING

Belly Dance with Margarita 4 p.m. every Thur. and 10:30 a.m. every Sat. at Boleros Dance Center, 10131 Atlantic Blvd., Arlington, 721-3399.

K.A.R.M.A. CLASS

A Kindling Auras & Radiating Musical Awareness group vocal session, focusing on mental clarity, visualization, harmonizing and blending, breath and energy control, is held 6-7 p.m. every Fri. at The Performers Academy, 3674 Beach Blvd., Spring Park. Registration is requested; 322-7672, elementsofonelove@gmail.com.

ART THERAPY CLASSES

Art classes are held 6-9 p.m. every Tue. at Diversions, 210 N. Laura St., Downtown, $30 includes supplies, 586-2088, email daniel@diversionsjax.com.

JAZZ, DANCE AND TECHNIQUE

The classes continue every Tue. at Dance Trance, 1515 San Marco Blvd., 390-0939, dancetrancefitness.com.

DANCE CLASSES

Several classes for all ages and skill levels every Mon.-Fri. at The Dance Shack, 3837 Southside Blvd., Southside, 527-8694, thedanceshack.com.

DRAMATIC ARTS AT THE BEACHES

Classes and workshops in theatrical performance for all ages and skill levels are held Mon.-Fri. at Players by the Sea, 106 N. Sixth St., Jax Beach, fees vary, 249-0289.

THEATRICAL ARTS

Classes in theatrical performance, including song and dance, are held Mon.-Fri. at The Performers Academy, 3674 Beach Blvd., Spring Park, fees vary, 322-7672, theperformersacademy.com.

MIXED MEDIA ART CLASSES

Art classes are held weekly at Studio 121, 121 W. Forsyth St., Downtown, $20 per class or $100 for six weeks, 568-2146, teresemuller.com.

MURRAY HILL ART CLASSES

Six-week art classes are offered at Murray Hill Art Center, 4327 Kerle St., Murray Hill; $80 for adults, $50 for kids, 677-2787, artsjax.org.

BRAIDED LIGHT DANCE PROJECT’S CLASSES

Weekly art classes are held at Barbara Thompson’s School of Dance, 8595 Beach Blvd., Ste. 310, Southside; intermediate ballet classes are held 6-7:30 p.m. every Mon. and modern/improv classes are offered 1-2:30 p.m. every Wed., $10, 997-0002, barbarathompsondance.com.

 

CLASSICAL & JAZZ

NAVY BAND SOUTHEAST CONCERT

The Navy Band Southeast Sax Quartet performs 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at Clay County Headquarters Library, 1895 Town Center Blvd., Fleming Island, free, 278-3722.

SUMMER ORGAN RECITAL SERIES

Organist Monica Harper performs 6 p.m. Aug. 11 at Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 1100 Stockton St., Riverside, goodshepherd23.org.

CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY CONCERT

The chamber group performs works by Bach, Chaminade and others, 6 p.m. Aug. 18 at Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 1100 Stockton St., Riverside, goodshepherd23.org.

JAZZ IN PONTE VEDRA

The Gary Starling Group, featuring Carol Sheehan, Billy Thornton and Peter Miles, performs 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Thur. at Table 1, 330 A1A N., Ponte Vedra, 280-5515.

JAZZ IN RIVERSIDE

Trumpeter Ray Callendar and guitarist Taylor Roberts are featured 9:30 p.m. every Thur. at Kickbacks Gastropub, 910 King St., Riverside, 388-9551.

JAZZ IN MANDARIN

Boril Ivanov Trio plays 7 p.m. every Thur. and pianist David Gum plays 7 p.m. every Fri. at Tree Steakhouse, 11362 San Jose Blvd., Mandarin, 262-0006.

JAZZ IN NEPTUNE BEACH

Live jazz is featured 7:30-9:30 p.m. every Sat. at Lillie’s Coffee Bar, 200 First St., Neptune Beach, 249-2922.

JAZZ IN ST. AUGUSTINE

The House Cats play 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. every Sat. at Stogies Club & Listening Room, 36 Charlotte St., St. Augustine, 826-4008.

JAZZ IN ARLINGTON

Jazzland features live music 8 p.m. every Sat. and 6-9 p.m. every Tue. at 1324 University Blvd. N., Arlington, 240-1009, jazzlandcafe.com.

JAZZ IN ST. AUGUSTINE

Live jazz is featured nightly at Rhett’s Piano Bar & Brasserie, 66 Hypolita St., St. Augustine, 825-0502.

 

ART WALKS, FESTIVALS & MARKETS

MID-WEEK MARKET

Arts and crafts, local produce and live music are featured 3-6 p.m. Aug. 7 and every Wed. at Bull Memorial Park, corner of East Coast Drive and Seventh Street, Atlantic Beach, 247-5800.

FIRST WEDNESDAY ART WALK

An art walk, featuring 30-40 galleries, museums and businesses and spanning 15 blocks, is held 5-9 p.m. Aug. 7 and the first Wed. of every month in Downtown Jacksonville. For an events map, go to downtownjacksonville.org/marketing; iloveartwalk.com.

DOWNTOWN FRIDAY MARKET

Arts and crafts and local produce are offered 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 9 and every Fri. at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr., Downtown, 353-1188.

RIVERSIDE ARTS MARKET

Local and regional artists, strolling performers, bands and a farmers market are featured 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 10 and every Sat. at 715 Riverside Ave., Riverside, free, 554-6865, 389-2449, riversideartsmarket.com.

SECOND SATURDAY ARTREAGOUS ART WALK

The galleries of downtown Fernandina Beach are open for self-guided tours, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 10 and every second Sat. of the month, 277-0717, ameliaisland.com.

JAX BEACH ART WALK

The Better Jacksonville Beach group kicks off Tuesday Nights in Jax Beach with an art walk 5-9 p.m. Aug. 13. The art walk is held every Tue.

NORTH BEACHES ART WALK

Galleries of Atlantic and Neptune beaches are open late, 5-9 p.m. Aug. 15 and every third Thur. of the month, at various venues from Sailfish Drive in Atlantic Beach to Neptune Beach and Town Center. For a list of participating galleries, call 249-2222.

UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT

The self-guided tour features galleries, antique stores and shops open 5-9 p.m. Aug. 31 and every last Sat. of the month in St. Augustine’s San Marco District, 824-3152.

FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK

The tour of Art Galleries of St. Augustine is held Sept. 6 and the first Fri. of every month, with more than 15 galleries participating, 829-0065.

  

 

MUSEUMS

AMELIA ISLAND MUSEUM OF HISTORY

233 S. Third St., Fernandina Beach, 261-7378, ameliamuseum.org. “Journey Stories” is on display until Aug. 24. “My Feet, Our Path” is on display through Sept. The children’s exhibit, “Discovery Ship,” allows kids to pilot the ship, hoist flags and learn about the history of Fernandina’s harbor.

CAMP BLANDING MUSEUM

5629 S.R. 16 W., Camp Blanding, Starke, 682-3196, campblanding-museum.org. Artwork, weapons, uniforms and other artifacts from the activities of Camp Blanding during World War II are displayed along with outdoor displays of vehicles from WWII, Vietnam and Desert Storm.

CUMMER MUSEUM OF ART & GARDENS

829 Riverside Ave., Riverside, 356-6857, cummer.org. “A Vision Awakening: A Celebration of the Cummer Gardens” features singer-songwriter Lee Hunter of Tammerlin, percussionist Charlotte Mabrey, and violinist and Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra concert master Phillip Pan performing with actor, poet and radio host Al Letson. The music and spoken word performance features text from Ninah Cummer’s letters, diaries, speeches and other writings, 2 p.m. Sept. 8 at the museum, $20 for members, $30 for nonmembers. “Future Retro: The Great Age of the American Automobile” — an exhibit of drawings from the collection of Jean S. and Frederick A. Sharf in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston — is on display through Sept. 8. Also featured are classic automobiles, organized by Bill Warner of Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. “La Florida,” presenting native and Spanish colonial artifacts celebrating 500 years of Florida art, through Oct. 6.

JACKSONVILLE MARITIME HERITAGE CENTER

2 Independent Drive, Ste. 162, Downtown, 355-1101, jacksonvillemaritimeheritagecenter.org. The museum’s permanent collection includes steamboats, various nautical-themed art, books, documents and artifacts.

KARPELES MANUSCRIPT MUSEUM

101 W. First St., Springfield, 356-2992, rain.org/~karpeles/jaxfrm.html. “The Boy Scouts in America,” an exhibit of original manuscripts on the history of the Boy Scouts, is on display through Aug. 27. “The Great Depression,” an exhibit of original manuscripts on the Depression of the early 20th century, also runs through Aug. 27. “Black & White Photography,” an exhibit of works by Bob Willis, is on display through Aug. 29. The permanent collection includes other rare manuscripts.

LIGHTNER MUSEUM

75 King St., St. Augustine, 824-2874, lightnermuseum.org. The permanent collection features relics from America’s Gilded Age, exhibited on three floors.

MANDARIN MUSEUM & HISTORICAL SOCIETY

11964 Mandarin Road, Mandarin, 268-0784, mandarinmuseum.net. Exhibits regarding Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Civil War vessel Maple Leaf are on display, as well as works by Mandarin artists.

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART JACKSONVILLE

333 N. Laura St., Downtown, 366-6911, mocajacksonville.com. “Traces: Recent Work by Lari Gibbons” runs through Aug. 18 at MOCA’s UNF Gallery of Art. “Inside/Out” — an exhibit of selected works from MOCA’s Permanent Collection, including Alexander Calder’s mobile “Red Triangles” and “Polygons” and Melanie Pullen’s “Full Prada” — is on display through Aug. 25. ”Chalk It Up” – an exhibit co-curated by the students of the Gallery Spaces and Contemporary Society class — runs through Aug. 30. All visitors can express themselves on the chalkboard wall, based on a weekly theme. “Crush” – an exhibit of works by Heather Cox — explores the distillation of the human figure. The exhibit continues through Oct. 27 as part of “Project Atrium.”

MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & HISTORY

1025 Museum Circle, Southbank, 396-6674, themosh.org. “Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous” — an interactive summer exhibit using video-game technology — runs through Sept. 3. “Jacksonville by Design: AIA Celebrates 100 Years of Architecture” – an exhibit guest-curated by AIA Jacksonville — illustrates Jacksonville’s architectural transformation over the past 100 years. The exhibit continues through Sept. 22.

RITZ THEATRE & MUSEUM

829 N. Davis St., Downtown, 632-5555, ritzjacksonville.com. Modeled after Harlem’s “Amateur Night at the Apollo,” the host searches are held 7:30-10:30 p.m. every first Fri. of the month, $5.50.

 

GALLERIES

ABSOLUTE AMERICANA ART GALLERY

77 Bridge St., St. Augustine, 824-5545, absoluteamericana.com. Romero Britto’s sculptures and limited-edition prints are featured.

ADELE GRAGE CULTURAL CENTER

716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 247-5828. Jennifer Beville’s hanging pottery art and Pam Pahl’s marine watercolor paintings are featured through Aug. 30.

AMIRO ART & FOUND GALLERY

9C Aviles St., St. Augustine, 824-8460, amiroartandfound.com. Ginny Bullard, Estella Fransbergen, Deane Kellogg, Wendy Mandel McDaniel, Jan Tomlinson Master and Marcia Myrick Siany’s works, along with pieces by guest artists Steve Lohman, Hiromi Moneyhun and Alexander Wilds, are featured through Aug. 31.

THE ART CENTER PREMIERE GALLERY

Bank of America Tower, 50 N. Laura St., Ste. 150, Downtown, 355-1757, tacjacksonville.org/premier.html. “Dimensions 3D,” a juried exhibit of sculpture and other three-dimensional work, is on display through Aug. 22.

CLAY & CANVAS STUDIO

2642 Rosselle St., Ste. 6, Riverside, 501-766-1266. Works by Tiffany Whitfield Leach, Lily Kuonen and Rachel Evans may be viewed by appointment.

CORSE GALLERY & ATELIER

4144 Herschel St., Riverside, 388-8205, corsegalleryatelier.com. Permanent works on display feature those by Kevin Beilfuss, Eileen Corse, Miro Sinovcic, Maggie Siner, Alice Williams and Luana Luconi Winner.

CULTURAL CENTER AT PONTE VEDRA BEACH

50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach, 280-0614. “Raw Umber,” an exhibit of works by Lucy Clark and Karlene McConnell, continues through August.

FIRST STREET GALLERY

216-B First St., Neptune Beach, 241-6928, firststreetgalleryart.com. Batik artist Wendy Tatter’s tropically influenced work is featured through Aug. 20.

FLORIDA MINING GALLERY

5300 Shad Road, Southside, 425-2845, floridamininggallery.com. The Highway Gallery juried exhibit is on view through Sept. 18. Selected artists will be featured on Clear Channel Outdoor digital billboards through August 2014 throughout Jacksonville.

THE GALLERY AT HOUSE OF STEREO

8780 Perimeter Park Ct., Ste. 100, Southside, 642-6677, houseofstereo.com. The gallery features painting, art glass, photography, woodcrafts, pottery and sculpture.

GALLERY725

725 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 5, Atlantic Beach, 345-9320, gallery725.com. Six member artists — Ken Daga, Janice Eve Dale, “Flew” (Frank Lewis), Kelly Meagher, Matthew Winghart and Tonsenia Yonn — showcase their own unique themes in “The Artists Free for All,” on display through September.

GALLERY 1037

Reddi-Arts, 1037 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, 398-3161, reddiarts.com/gallery.html. The works of Glenda Cason, Rose Threatte and Beth Robisonare on display through August.

GEORGIA NICK GALLERY

11A Aviles St., St. Augustine, 806-3348, georgianickgallery.com. The artist-owned studio displays Nick’s sea and landscape photography, along with local work by oil painters, a mosaic artist, potter, photographer and author.

HASKELL GALLERY & DISPLAY CASES

Jacksonville International Airport, 14201 Pecan Park Rd., Northside, 741-3546. The “Rotating Exhibition Program,” featuring the works of Gordon Meggison, Virginia Cantore, Jeffrey Edelson and Claire Kendrick, runs through Sept. 30 in the Haskell Gallery and connector display cases. Mediums include acrylic and oil on canvas, and wood, copper and metal.

HAWTHORN SALON

1011 Park St., Riverside, 619-3092. “Teased,” an exhibit featuring illustrations by Jacksonville-based artist and designer Karen Kurycki, is on display through Aug. 17.

HIGHWAY GALLERY

Floridamininggallery.com/exhibitions/the-highway-gallery. Nine artists — Nathaniel Artkart Price, Ken Daga, Ashley C. Waldvogel, Brianna Angelakis, Christina Foard, Linda Olsen, Sara Pedigo, Zach Fitchner and Russell Maycumber — will be featured on digital billboards throughout the city in collaboration with Clear Channel of Jacksonville through June 2014. An exhibit of the artists is also on display at Florida Mining Gallery, 5300 Shad Road, Southside.

JAXPORT HEADQUARTERS GALLERY

2831 Talleyrand Ave., Jacksonville, 357-3052. The Art Guild of Orange Park’s exhibit, celebrating the discovery of Florida by Spain, is on display; a closing reception is held 5-7 p.m. Aug. 30.

REDDI ARTS

1037 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, 398-3161, reddiarts.com. Works by local artists are featured, with a focus on “emerging artists for emerging collectors." Collection changes monthly.

ROTUNDA GALLERY

St. Johns County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian Way, St. Augustine, 808-7330, stjohnsculture.com. Roger Bansemer’s “La Florida,” an exhibit featuring vanishing Florida landscapes, continues through Oct. 24.

SOUTHLIGHT GALLERY

6 E. Bay St., Downtown, 553-6361, southlightgallery.com. The exhibit “Bodyscapes” features works by Craig Monroe, Pablo Rivera, Enzo Torcoletti, Jane Shirek, Paul Ladnier and Tony Wood. The gallery, which includes the UNF Artspace, features works by more than 25 local artists.

SPACE:EIGHT

228 W. King St., St. Augustine, 829-2838, spaceeight.com. “Ignorance Is a Choice,” an exhibit of works by LA artist Donny Miller, is on display through Sept. 27.

ST. AUGUSTINE ART ASSOCIATION

22 Marine St., St. Augustine, 824-2310, staaa.org. “Ancient City Mosaic,” a juried exhibit of 450 pieces depicting impressions of St. Augustine, is featured at all six St. Johns County Public Libraries. The pieces will be strung together, hung in a grid format and displayed through Aug. 10 at St. Augustine Art Association. The permanent collection features 16th-century artifacts detailing Sir Francis Drake’s 1586 burning of St. Augustine. The association’s fourth annual “Nature & Wildlife” exhibit includes mixed-media pieces depicting landscapes, flora and fauna, marine life and birds, on display through Aug. 31.

ST. AUGUSTINE VISITOR CENTER

10 S. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine, 825-1000. “Picasso Art & Arena,” an exhibit showcasing 39 pieces of Pablo Picasso’s work from the Fundación Picasso Museo Casa Natal in Málaga, Spain, is on display through Aug. 11.

TAPA THAT

820 Lomax St., Riverside, 383-5650, tapathat.com. Local Artists Coming Together presents the one-night “Final Show” with a reception, featuring artists Willis MC, Dan Davis, Desire Davis, Minda Bachelor, Lynn Allen and Michelle Green, with musical guest Cesar Cardona on Aug. 11. A donation of $2 is suggested.

VILLAGE ART GALLERY

1520 Sawgrass Village Drive, Ponte Vedra Beach, 273-4925. “Wildlife,” an exhibit of oil paintings by Laurel Dagnillo, is on display through September. 

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