ARTS

Feb. 13-19 Arts Calendar

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

The Watoto Children’s Choir from Africa takes the stage Feb. 13 at SweetWater Community Club on the Southside and Feb. 14 at Kingdom Impact Gospel Church in Arlington.
The Watoto Children’s Choir from Africa takes the stage Feb. 13 at SweetWater Community Club on the Southside and Feb. 14 at Kingdom Impact Gospel Church in Arlington.
The Watoto Children’s Choir from Africa takes the stage Feb. 13 at SweetWater Community Club on the Southside and Feb. 14 at Kingdom Impact Gospel Church in Arlington.
Japanese percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani, now based in Pennsylvania, performs Feb. 19 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville.
Japanese percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani, now based in Pennsylvania, performs Feb. 19 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville.
This piece is among those in “Altar Life: Altars that Alter,” a multidimensional assemblage project featuring artist Steve Marrazzo, through February at Simple Gestures Gallery in St. Augustine.
The pictured collage by Louise Freshman Brown is among the pieces on display through March at Studio 121 in Downtown Jacksonville.
“Lonestar,” one of two one-act comedies staged Feb. 21-March 3 at Jacksonville University, stars senior computer animation major Roy Matos (left) as Ray and senior theater major Nick Boucher as Roy.
Courtesy Jacksonville University
“At Water’s Edge” is among the more than 30 new pieces by figurative and landscape artist Daniel Gerhartz on display in an exhibit opening Feb. 15 at Brilliance in Color Fine Art Gallery in St. Augustine. Gerhartz has a painting demonstration Feb. 16.
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PERFORMANCE

LOST IN YONKERS
Neil Simon’s play is performed Feb. 13-17 at Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine. $10-$25. 825-1164. limelight-theatre.org

DRIVING MISS DAISY
The drama, starring Michael Learned of “The Waltons” and Lance Nichols of HBO’s “Treme,” is staged for evening and matinee performances Feb. 13 through March 28 at Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd., Southside. $46-$59. 641-1212. alhambrajax.com

NORTH STAR
Gloria Bone Clunie’s play “North Star” is staged as part of the University of North Florida’s Week of One diversity event, 7 p.m. Feb. 14 and 15 at UNF’s University Center, 1 UNF Dr., Bldg. 43, Rm. 1058, Southside. Free. 620-2507.

ALMOST, MAINE
The mythical town of Almost, Maine, is the site of nine love tales in this romantic comedy, staged 8 p.m. Feb. 14-16 and 21-23 and 2 p.m. Feb. 17 at Amelia Community Theatre, 207 Cedar St., Fernandina Beach. $20. 261-6749.

CONVERSATIONS AFTER A BURIAL
The comedic play is staged Feb. 14-16 at Players by the Sea, 106 N. Sixth St., Jax Beach. $20. 249-0289. playersbythesea.org

BULLY
Jacksonville native and Bolles graduate Lee Kaplan stages a performance of his New York City show “Bully” 7 p.m. Feb. 16 at Bolles’ McGehee Auditorium, 7400 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville. Free.

STEREOTYPES IN STEREO SOUND, AMERICAN DREAM
The one-act scripts are presented by Readers’ Theatre, 8 p.m. Feb. 15 and 16 at Wilson Center for the Arts' Studio Theatre, 11901 Beach Blvd., FSCJ South Campus. $5. 646-2222.

PROFESSOR WHISKEY’S TRAVELING BIZARRE BAZAAR
The professor takes on “Wonderland” in a bizarre adaptation of the Lewis Carroll classic in a show of burlesque, singing and fire poi, 9:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at Phoenix Taproom, 325 W. Forsyth St., Downtown Jacksonville. $12. 327-5768. professorwhiskey.com

EXTRAVAGANZA
The Douglas Anderson School of the Arts’ show is staged 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 W. Water St., Downtown. 346-5620 ext. 122. da-arts.org

MURDER IN THE OLDE CITY
This dinner theater whodunit of murder, scandal and love is staged 6 p.m. Feb. 17 and 24 at The Raintree Restaurant, 102 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine. $39.95. 824-7211.

ALL NEW PEOPLE
The 5 & Dime Theatre Company presents the drama with adult content, written by “Scrubs” actor Zach Braff, 8 p.m. Feb. 22 and 23 and March 1 and 2, and 5 p.m. March 3 at The Pangea Live, 956 Liberty St., Downtown Jacksonville. $15. the5anddime.org

SLEEPING BEAUTY
The Russian National Ballet Theatre performs the classic fairy tale 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts, St. Johns River State College, 283 College Dr., Orange Park. $16-$48. 276-6750. thcenter.org

BILLY ELLIOT
The Artist Series presents the Broadway dance hit Feb. 26-March 3 at the T-U Center for the Performing Arts, 300 W. Water St., Downtown. 442-2929. $37-$77. artistseriesjax.org


CALLS & WORKSHOPS

FUNDAMENTALS: ACRYLIC PAINTING
Instructor Allison Watson introduces painting to beginners and strengthens skills of intermediate painters on composition for landscape and still life, color theory and techniques in acrylics 1:30-4 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave., Riverside. Ages 13 and older. $190. 355-0630.
AMERICAN HISTORY SONG AND STORY
“Heroes and Hard Times: American History Through Song and Story” features Sparky and Rhonda Rucker 11 a.m. Feb. 14 at FSCJ North Campus, 4501 Capper Rd., Jacksonville. Free. 766-6785.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION
Spoken word, music and dancing are held at noon Feb. 14 at FSCJ North Campus, 4501 Capper Rd., Jacksonville. Free. 766-6785.
FLORIDA ON FIRE
Dr. Rachel Wentz speaks about humans and fire utilization, 6 p.m. Feb. 15 at Amelia Island Museum of History, 233 S. Third St., Fernandina Beach. $5. 261-9701. ameliamuseum.org
ART ADVENTURES
Children ages 6-12 learn about painting, printmaking, collage and construction with projects completed within each class period 10:30 a.m.-noon Feb. 16 and March 23 at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave., Riverside. $15. 356-6857.
ART AUCTION
A gala art exhibition and auction is held 5:50 p.m. Feb. 16 at St. Augustine Yacht Club, 442 Ocean Vista Ave., St. Augustine. $10. 687-5146.
THE ART CENTER FUNDRAISER
Photographer Mary Atwood presents a travelogue of her trip to Paris with music, food, wine and a silent auction 6-9 p.m. Feb. 16 at Plaza Café, Haskell Building, 111 Riverside Ave., Riverside. $30. bit.ly/Y5GEW4
AUGUSTANA CHOIR CONCERT
A choir of 70 students from Rockville, Ill., performs 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at Lakewood Presbyterian Church, 2001 University Blvd. Free. 733-8055. lpcjax.org
AUDITIONS FOR TEA AND SYMPATHY
Auditions are held for eight male and two female roles for the drama “Tea and Sympathy,” 2 p.m. Feb. 17 at Theatre Jacksonville, 2032 San Marco Blvd., San Marco. The show runs April 19-May 4. 396-4425.
ART FUNDAMENTALS: WATERCOLOR
Instructor Robert Leedy teaches a four-week session on techniques for painting watercolors from a studio still life or reference photo 1:30-4:30 p.m. Feb. 19 and 26 at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave., Riverside. Ages 13 and older. $170. 355-0630.
THURGOOD MARSHALL & THE LITTLE ROCK NINE LECTURE
John Taylor discusses African-American Civil Rights history, noon Feb. 20 at FSCJ North Campus, 4501 Capper Road, Jacksonville. Free. 766-6785.
BOOK SIGNING
Children's author and illustrator Henry Cole talks about and sign copies of his new book, “Unspoken: A Story of the Underground Railroad,” 7 p.m. Feb 20 at The BookMark, 220 First St., Neptune Beach. 241-9026.
PHYSICS OF TIME
MOSH Planetarium director Thomas Webber presents “Taking the Time to Talk of Time” 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 222 N. Laura St., 366-6911. mocajacksonville.org
FLORIDA HIP HOP DANCE FESTIVAL
Sugar and Spice hosts a hip hop dance festival, Feb. 22-24 at Boleros Cultural Arts Center, 10131 Atlantic Blvd., Arlington. 721-3399. boleros.cc
CHALK WALK WORKSHOP
Lee Jones, featured artist for the upcoming “Paseo Pastel” chalk walk in St. Augustine, holds a workshop 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 23 at the Fullerwood Center, 10 Hildreth Dr., St. Augustine. The workshop is for artists, art educators and high school and college students. Free. RSVP to cyndijop@gmail.com by Feb. 16. staugustinechalkwalk.com
EXCURSIONS INTO THE WILD
Artist and environmentalist Jim Draper leads a series of explorations into natural habitats, with the third excursion 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 23 at Ringhaver Park, 5198 118th St., Jacksonville. Ages 13 and older. A picnic lunch is provided. $115. 355-0630.
JAX IDOL AUDITIONS
Auditions for Jax Idol Season 10 are held 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 23 and March 2 at Lillian’s, 5393 Roosevelt Blvd., Jacksonville. Prepare two 1-minute a cappella pieces. Ages 14 and older. Free. Prizes include a professional photo shoot, demo CD, paid bookings and $1,000 cash.
SPOKEN WORD POETRY
Kyla Lacey presents “The Rising Phoenix” spoken word poetry, 11 a.m. Feb. 26 at FSCJ North Campus, 4501 Capper Road, Jacksonville. Free. 766-6785.
CULTURAL SERVICE GRANT INTENT
Duval County arts and cultural organizations interested in applying to the 2013-’14 Cultural Service Grant Program must submit a letter of intent to the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville by Feb. 28. 358-3600. Submit the application online at culturalcouncil.org
IDEAS AND IMAGES
“Ideas and Images: Visiting Scholars and Artists” features New Hampshire-based artist Anna Von Mertens 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at Flagler College’s Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, 48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine. Free. 826-8630. flagler.edu/crispellert
THEATER WORKSHOP
Orange Park Community Theatre offers a spring theater workshop for students in grades 2-8. Classes are held 4:30-6:30 p.m. every Mon.-Thur. through April 21. opct.org
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
Energetic art classes are held weekly at Studio 121, 121 W. Forsyth St., Downtown, at a fee of $20 per class or $100 for six weeks. 568-2146. teresemuller.com
ART THERAPY CLASSES
New 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
MURRAY HILL ART CLASSES
Six-week art classes for adults and kids are offered at Murray Hill Art Center, 4327 Kerle St., Murray Hill. Adult class fee is $80; $50 for kids. 677-2787. artsjax.org
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.
BELLY DANCING
“Belly Dance with Margarita” is offered 4 p.m. every Thur. and 10:30 a.m. every Sat. at Boleros Dance Center, 10131 Atlanta Blvd., Arlington. 721-3399.
JAZZ MUSICIANS
The Jazzland Café seeks musicians who play piano, bass or drums, for a new ensemble being formed. For details, email info@jazzlandcafe.com
DANCE CLASSES
The Dance Shack offers classes for several styles of dance, for all ages and skill levels, every Mon.-Fri., at 3837 Southside Blvd., Southside. 527-8694. thedanceshack.com
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, but not required. 322-7672. elementsofonelove@gmail.com
JAX CONTRA DANCE
A live band and caller lead a night of folk dancing, starting at 8 and 11 p.m. every third Fri. of the month at Riverside Avenue Christian Church, 2841 Riverside Ave., Riverside. $7. 396-1997.
ST. AUGUSTINE CHORUS AUDITIONS
Auditions for singers for “On Broadway! Act II” are held 6:50-9 p.m. every Tue. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 215 St. George St., St. Augustine. Music distributed during the first few weeks of rehearsals at 6:30 p.m. Membership fee: $25. 808-1904. staugustinecommunitychorus.org


CLASSICAL & JAZZ

WATOTO CHILDREN'S CHOIR
The children's choir from Watoto, Africa, performs 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at the SweetWater Community Club, 9039 Dell Webb Parkway, Southside; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Kingdom Impact Gospel Church, 1245 Arlington Road and 7 p.m. Feb. 15 at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 8264 Lone Star Road, Arlington. (813) 449-2927. watoto.com/the-choir
TRIO DI COLORE
The UNF Chamber Music Series event is held 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at University of North Florida Recital Hall, 1 UNF Dr., Southside. Free. 620-2878.
SINGING VALENTINES
The Big Orange Chorus delivers singing valentines in Duval, St. Johns, Clay and Nassau counties, in a variety of packages, Feb. 14. 355-7464.
KEVIN MAHOGANY
The jazz vocalist plays at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at Lazzara Performance Hall, 1 UNF Dr., Southside. $8-$22. 620-2878.
HADELICH PLAYS BEETHOVEN
Violinist Augustin Hadelich joins the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 and 8 p.m. Feb. 15 and 16 at the T-U Center, 300 W. Water St., Downtown. $25-$70. 354-5547. jaxsymphony.org
TRIO DI COLORE
The concert, featuring UNF clarinetist Guy Yehuda, is 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at Friday Musicale, 645 Oak St., Riverside. Free. 355-7584. fridaymusicale.com
LENTEN EVENSONG
Tim Tuller directs the Cathedral Choir 5 p.m. Feb. 17 at St. John’s Cathedral, 256 E. Church St., Downtown Jacksonville. 356-5507.
JU VOICES
Opera and music theater under the direction of Kimberly Beasley is performed 6 p.m. Feb. 17 at Friday Musicale, 645 Oak St., Riverside. Free. 355-7584. fridaymusicale.com
TATSUYA NAKATANI
Pennsylvania-based percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani, originally from Osaka, Japan, appears 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, 333 N. Laura Street, Downtown. $5. 366-6911. mocajacksonville.org
COMPOSERFEST
The concert features works by Jjanjun He, Thomas Harrison and Tony Steve, 7:30 p.m. Feb 20 at JU's Terry Concert Hall, 2800 University Blvd., Arlington. 256-7000.
UNF JAZZ TRIO
Guitarist Barry Greene, drummer Danny Gottlieb and bassist Dennis Marks are on at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at UNF's Robinson Theater, 1 UNF Dr., Southside. $20. 620-2878.
CLASSICAL FUSION
The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra plays 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at the T-U Center, 300 W. Water St., Downtown. $25. 354-5547. jaxsymphony.org
SING INTO SPRING VOCAL SHOWCASE
The UNF Choral Ensembles and Student Soloists play at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at UNF Recital Hall, 1 UNF Dr., Southside. Free. 620-2878.
MAJOR/MINOR CONCERT
The Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra ensembles join the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m. Feb. 23 at the T-U Center, 300 W. Water St., Downtown. $12. 354-5547. jaxsymphony.org
FIRST COAST WIND ENSEMBLE
The 20th annual Partner Concert with the Jacksonville Private Schools Honor Band, Robert Sheldon, conductor and composer, is held 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at Jacksonville University’s Terry Concert Hall, 2800 University Blvd. N., Arlington. Free. fcwe.org
MUSIC AT MAIN
The Jacksonville University Singers perform ancient and contemporary choral works 2:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at Main Library’s Hicks Auditorium, 303 N. Laura St., Downtown. Free. 256-7677.
FACULTY RECITAL
Pianist Dr. Erin Bennett plays 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at UNF's Recital Hall, 1 UNF Dr., Southside. 620-2878.
JAZZ IN ST. AUGUSTINE
Live jazz is featured nightly at Rhett’s Piano Bar & Brasserie, 66 Hypolita St., St. Augustine. 825-0502.
JAZZ IN RIVERSIDE
Trumpeter Ray Calendar 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.
DINO SALIBA
Tonino’s Trattoria hosts saxophonist Saliba 6 p.m. every Sat. at 7001 Merrill Road, Arlington. 743-3848.
JAZZ IN ARLINGTON
Jazzland features live music 6-9 p.m. every Tue. and 8 p.m. every Fri. and Sat. at 1324 University Blvd. N., Arlington. 240-1009. jazzlandcafe.com


ART WALKS & MARKETS

FIRST WEDNESDAY ART WALK
An art walk, featuring 30-40 galleries, museums and businesses and spanning 15 blocks, is held the first Wed. of every month in Downtown Jacksonville. An events map is available at downtownjacksonville.org/marketing
FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK
The tour of Art Galleries of St. Augustine is held the first Fri. of every month, with more than 15 galleries participating. 829-0065.
ARTAGEOUS ARTWALK
The art walk is March 9 and the second Saturday of every month with about a dozen galleries showcasing work in photography, pottery, copper, metal, stained glass, watercolors and acrylics in downtown Fernandina. ameliaisland.com
MID-WEEK MARKET
Arts and crafts, local produce and live music are featured 3-6 p.m. every Wed. at Bull Memorial Park, corner of East Coast Drive and Seventh Street, Atlantic Beach. 247-5800.
NORTH BEACHES ART WALK
Galleries of Atlantic and Neptune beaches are open late, 5-9 p.m. 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.
DOWNTOWN FRIDAY MARKET
Arts and crafts and local produce are offered 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Fri. at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr., Downtown. 353-1188.
NORTH BEACH ARTS MARKET
Arts & crafts, produce, community services and kids’ activities are featured 3-7 p.m. every Sat. at North Beach Park, 3721 Coastal Highway A1A, Vilano Beach (where the wooden walkover crosses A1A). 910-8386.


MUSEUMS

AMELIA ISLAND MUSEUM OF HISTORY
233 S. Third St., Fernandina Beach, 261-7378. “Freedom Comes to Fernandina,” a black history exhibit running through March, highlights the achievements of African-Americans. 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. 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. “Feast of Flowers,” Jim Draper’s newest series, celebrating the 500th anniversary of the first European engagement with Florida, continues through April 7. “Cultural Fusion,” an exhibit of archival material about two vital community leaders, Eartha White and Ninah Cummer, continues through April 14. The exhibit “200 Years of Russian Decorative Arts Under the Romanovs” continues through April 27. cummer.org
FLAGLER COLLEGE’S CRISP-ELLERT ART MUSEUM
48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine, 826-8530. The exhibit “Planning and Painting in Paradise,” celebrating the 125-year history of Hotel Ponce de Leon, is on display through Feb. 22. The opening reception for “You and Me,” an exhibit of works by New Hampshire-based artist Anna Von Mertens, is held 5-9 p.m. March 1. flagler.edu/crispellert
JACKSONVILLE MARITIME HERITAGE CENTER
2 Independent Dr., Ste. 162, Downtown, 355-1101. The museum’s permanent collection includes steamboats, various nautical-themed art, books, documents and artifacts.
JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY’S ALEXANDER BREST MUSEUM & GALLERY
“Pulp Fiction,” an exhibit of work by paper artists Denise Bookwalter, Charles Clary and Lauren Clay, has an opening reception 5-7 p.m. Feb. 21. The exhibit is on display through March 13.
KARPELES MANUSCRIPT MUSEUM
101 W. First St., Springfield, 356-2992. “Nursery Rhymes,” an exhibit of original illustrations and manuscripts of classic nursery rhymes, is on display through April 28. The nature photography of Carlos Rodriguez Carreon is shown through Feb. 27.
MANDARIN MUSEUM & HISTORICAL SOCIETY
11964 Mandarin Road, Mandarin, 268-0784. Exhibits regarding Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Civil War vessel Maple Leaf are on display, as well as work by Mandarin artists.
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART JACKSONVILLE
333 N. Laura St., Downtown, 366-6911. Ian Bogost’s Project Atrium installation continues through March 10. “Slow: Marking Time in Photography and Film” continues through April 7. “First Coast Portfolio: A Juried Art Educators Exhibition” features art from local educators in the First Coast community through March 31.
MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & HISTORY
1025 Museum Circle, Southbank, 396-6674. The exhibit “RACE: Are We So Different?” — a traveling exhibit developed by the American Anthropological Association — tells the story of race through the frameworks of science, history and contemporary experiences. The exhibit is on display through April 28.
RITZ THEATRE & MUSEUM
829 N. Davis St., Downtown, 632-5555. “Through Our Eyes” celebrates 20 years of African-American art with the exhibit “20/20 Perfect Vision,” featuring works of 20 artists, through June 30.


GALLERIES

ART GUILD OF ORANGE PARK
2054 Plainfield Ave., Orange Park, 278-4750. “Past Presidents” is on display through Feb. 28. artguildoforangepark.com
THE ART CENTER PREMIERE GALLERY
Bank of America Tower, 50 N. Laura St., Downtown, 355-1757. “R.A.C.E. ­ Respecting Anybody’s Cultural Experience,” an exhibit examining diversity in the world, continues through March 7.
AVONDALE ARTWORKS GALLERY
3562 St. Johns Ave., Avondale, 384-8797. Pierre H. Matisse, a descendant of legendary artist Henri Matisse, makes two appearances: 7-9 p.m. Feb. 16 and 1-3 p.m. Feb. 17. Matisse presents his collection, including his lino cut series, as well as “Stars & Stripes Forever,” artwork housed in the George W. Bush Library & Museum, and pieces from past masters, including Henri Matisse. Reservations required. avondaleartworks.com
BRILLIANCE IN COLOR FINE ART GALLERY
25 King St., St. Augustine, 810-0460. More than 30 new pieces by Daniel Gerhartz are featured in figurative and landscape compositions Feb. 15 and 16. RSVP for the Feb. 15 opening. Gerhartz holds a live painting demonstration, 1-6 p.m. Feb. 16. cutterandcutter.com
CORK ARTS DISTRICT
2689 Rosselle St., Riverside. “Duval’s Brokn Heartd Ball,” which includes a blacklight art show and live music in the CoRK-yard, is held 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15. “I’m Board 5,” a large group show whose only requirement is artwork done on or with skateboards, is held 6 p.m. Feb. 16. “Cut-Paint-Draw,” an art exhibit featuring cut paper by Hiromi Moneyhun and the acrylic paintings of Sharla Valeski are paired with mixed media drawings by Bruce Musser. The opening reception is 6-10 p.m. March 9. The exhibition is displayed through March 30.
CYPRESS VILLAGE ART LEAGUE
4600 Middleton Park Circle, Southside, 223-6100. The exhibit “WOW,” featuring paintings by Atlanta’s Linda Copeland, continues through April 11.
FIRST STREET GALLERY
216-B First St., Neptune Beach, 241-6928. “Mermaid Magic II,” an exhibit of regional and national artists creating their visions of magical mermaids in painting, photography, clay, glass, metal and jewelry, continues through March 3. firststreetgalleryart.com
FLORIDA MINING GALLERY
5300 Shad Road, Southside, 425-2845. Artist Tony Rodrigues is the featured artist through February on the Highway Gallery, a public art project on digital billboards throughout the city.
GALLERY725
725 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 5, Atlantic Beach. “Local Exposure,” an exhibit of photography by local amateurs and professionals, continues through March 10.
THE GALLERY AT HOUSE OF STEREO
8780-100 Perimeter Park Ct., Southside, 642-6677. The gallery features painting, art glass, photography, wood crafts, pottery and sculpture. houseofstereo.com
GEORGIA NICK GALLERY
11A Aviles St., St. Augustine, 806-3348. The artist-owned studio displays Georgia Nick’s sea and landscape photography, along with local work from oil painters, a mosaic artist, potter, photographer and author. georgianickgallery.com
ISLAND ART ASSOCIATION
18 N. Second St., Fernandina Beach, 261-7020. The Nassau County high school students’ art show continues through February. The IAA members’ show “Colorful Island” opens with a reception held 5-8 p.m. March 9 and continues through March. islandart.org
JACK MITCHELL GALLERY
Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts, St. Johns River State College, 283 College Dr., Orange Park, 276-6750. An exhibit of Lois Greenfield’s work is on display through April 6. thcenter.org
JACKSONVILLE MAIN LIBRARY
303 N. Laura St., Downtown, 630-1947. “North East Florida Scholastic Art Awards” exhibits 62 pieces and eight portfolios with gold key honors, from more than 700 submissions from students in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, St. Johns and Volusia counties. The exhibit runs through Feb. 24. artandwriting.org
JAXPORT GALLERY
2831 Talleyrand Ave., Jacksonville, 357-3000. Milt Shirley, known as the “Marsh Man,” is the featured artist through February. Shirley is inspired by the salt marshes near his home. jaxport.com
LEE ADAMS FLORIDA ARTISTS GALLERY
Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts, St. Johns River State College, 283 College Dr., Orange Park, 276-6750. An exhibit of Ellen Diamond’s work is on display through April 6. thcenter.org
LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES
4615 Philips Highway, Southside, 730-8235. The photography and mixed-media exhibit, “America: Visions of My New Country,” works by children attending the Summertime Express youth refugee camp, is displayed year-round in the main lobby.
PALENCIA FINE ARTS ACADEMY
701 Market St., Ste. 107A, St. Augustine, 819-1584. The academy, a gallery and educational institution, showcases students’ creative process, as well as exhibits. Stacie Hernandez’s works are on display. palenciafineartsacademy.com
P.A.St.A. GALLERY
214 Charlotte St., St. Augustine, 824-0251. The exhibit “Asian Vignettes” features photographs by John Roppolo from his six weeks spent traveling throughout Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam. It runs through February. pastaartgallery.com
PLANTATION ARTISTS GUILD AND GALLERY
Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, 94 Village Circle, Amelia Island, 310-6106. Mary O. Smith, featured artist for February, presents her oil and watercolor paintings 7 p.m. Feb. 20. “March into Spring” has an opening reception held 5:30-8 p.m. Feb. 15; it continues through March 9.
PLUM GALLERY
9 Aviles St., St. Augustine, 825-0069. The exhibit “Plum Jam(med)” by assemblage artist Barbara J. Cornett, gourd artist Mindy Hawkins, glassblower Thomas Long, non-traditional painter Deedra Ludwig, figurative artist Sara Pedigo and photographer Theresa Segal continues through March 31.
SEVENTH STREET GALLERY
14 S. Seventh St., Fernandina Beach, 432-8330. The gallery features two CoRK Arts District artists: painter, photographer and author Joanelle Mulrain and designer and glass artist Helen Cowart. The exhibit is on display through February.
SIMPLE GESTURES GALLERY
4 E. White St., St. Augustine, 827-9997. Eclectic works by Steve Marrazzo are featured. “Altar Life: Altars that Alter” is a multidimensional assemblage project that offers a sense of place to question, say a prayer, contemplate, gain hope or ask for help. The exhibit is displayed through February.
SOUTHLIGHT GALLERY
6 E. Bay St., Downtown, 553-6361. The gallery features works by 29 local artists in various media. Belton S. Wall’s exhibit “Hearts” runs through March 6 in the One Show Room.
SOUTH GALLERY
Wilson Center for the Arts, FSCJ South Campus, 11901 Beach Blvd., Southside, 646-2023. “Urban Core,” an exhibit of art inspired by the sights, sounds and textures of the urban environment, features works in all media from Overstreet Ducasse, Clay Doran, Dustin Harewood, Chance Isbell, Morrison Pierce, Shaun Thurston and Mike Wilson, through March 1.
SPACE:EIGHT GALLERY
228 W. King St., St. Augustine, 829-2838. “Negro Y Blanco,” an exhibit of new work in black-and-white by Anthony Ausgang, is displayed through March 29.
ST. AUGUSTINE VISITOR CENTER
10 South 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 May 11. “Hanging with Picasso” features select works of St. Johns County students hanging alongside Picasso’s work through May. 11. artsalivestjohns.com
STELLERS GALLERY AT PONTE VEDRA
240 A1A N., Ste. 4, Ponte Vedra Beach, 273-6065. An exhibit featuring the works of abstract painters Michelle Armas, Denise Choppin, Christina Foard and Shawn Meharg, runs through Feb. 28.
STUDIO 121
121 W. Forsyth St., Ste. 100, Downtown, 561-2146. The gallery’s permanent collection features work from members Jim Smith, Mary Atwood, Joyce Gabiou, Terese Muller, Matthew Patterson, Charles Payne, Mary St. Germain and Mark Zimmerman. The collages of Louise Freshman Brown are on display through March.
ST. AUGUSTINE ART ASSOCIATION
22 Marine St., St. Augustine, 824-2310. The gallery’s permanent collection features 16th-century artifacts detailing Sir Francis Drake’s 1586 burning of St. Augustine. The “Big Red Art Show” is an open-media, open-subject celebration of the color red. From abstract to realism, the works convey a range of moods and meanings with any variation of the color red. The juried show is on display through Feb. 24.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA GALLERY OF ART
1 UNF Dr., Bldg. 2, Rm. 1001, Southside, 620-2534. “An Altering Role: Works by Cat Snapp & The Bump It Mafia,” a celebration of womanhood in printmaking that highlights the importance of camaraderie not just among women, but among artists of all backgrounds, is on display through Feb. 21. “Recent Acquisitions: Selections from the Wells Fargo Donation, Part 2” is on display through Feb. 21.
WATERWHEEL ART GALLERY
819 S. Eighth St., Fernandina Beach, 261-2535. Photographer Stephan R. Leimberg’s exhibit, “The Amelia Flora and Fauna Series,” continues through Feb. 22. waterwheelartandframing.com
WHITE PEONY
216 Charlotte St., St. Augustine, 819-9770. This gallery boutique features a variety of handcrafted jewelry, wearable art and recycled/upcycled items.

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