ARTS

May 22-28 Arts Calendar

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

“Book of Days, July 31,” a monoprint, is among Donald Martin’s works in drawing, book arts, sculpture, painting and prints on display through June 20 at South Gallery at Wilson Center for the Arts, FSCJ's South Campus. Martin discusses his work May 22.
Auditions for the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra (pictured) are held May 28-31 and June 1-2 on FSCJ's South Campus.
Steve Patrick
Auditions for the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra (pictured) are held May 28-31 and June 1-2 on FSCJ's South Campus.
Steve Patrick
Auditions for the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra (pictured) are held May 28-31 and June 1-2 on FSCJ's South Campus.
Steve Patrick
Christie Thompson Holechek’s works — including “Window Seat” — are featured in May on Highway Gallery, a public art project on digital billboards throughout Jacksonville.
Christie Thompson Holechek’s works — including “Soundscape Composition II” — are featured in May on Highway Gallery, a public art project on digital billboards throughout Jacksonville.
Christie Thompson Holechek’s works — including “Soundscape Composition I” — are featured in May on Highway Gallery, a public art project on digital billboards throughout Jacksonville.
Christie Thompson Holechek’s works — including “Portland Light” — are featured in May on Highway Gallery, a public art project on digital billboards throughout Jacksonville.
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PERFORMANCE

MURDER AMONG FRIENDS

Loretta Swit, of “M*A*S*H” fame, stars as Angela Forrester in the comedy murder mystery, staged 6 p.m. May 22-25, 28-31, June 1-2 and 4-9. Matinee shows — doors at 11 a.m. or noon — are May 23, 25-26, June 1-2 and 8-9 at Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd., Southside, $46-$53, 641-1212, alhambrajax.com.

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre presents the drama by Tennessee Williams, 8 p.m. May 24-25 and 2 p.m. May 26 at Adele Grage Cultural Center, 716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, $15, 249-7177, abettheatre.com.

JACKSONVILLE DANCE THEATRE

The professional contemporary dance company performs its full repertory concert, 7:30 p.m. May 25 at The Munnerlyn Center for Worship and Fine Arts at Episcopal School, 4455 Atlantic Blvd., San Marco, $10 in advance, $15 at the door, jacksonvilledancetheatre.org.

MURDER IN THE OLDE CITY

Raintree Restaurant presents a “powerful tale of murder, scandal, love and deceit” in 1880s St. Augustine; 5:30 p.m. May 26, June 2, 9, 23 and 30 at 102 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine, $40, 824-7211.

THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL

The 1953 Broadway drama that became a 1985 hit film is staged 8 p.m. May 23-25, 30-31, June 1 and 6-8, and 2 p.m. May 26 and June 2 at Players by the Sea, 106 N. Sixth St., Jax Beach, $20, 249-0289, playersbythesea.org.

THE RASCALS: ONCE UPON A DREAM

The fusion of rock ‘n’ roll with Broadway show includes original band members — keyboardist Felix Cavaliere, vocalist Eddie Brigati (vocals), drummer Dino Danelli and guitarist Gene Cornish — performing “It’s a Beautiful Morning,” “Good Lovin’” and other hits 8 p.m. May 31 at the T-U Center, 300 W. Water St., Downtown, $38.50-$98.50 (plus applicable fees), 630-3900, jaxevents.com, ticketmaster.com.

DO BLACK PATENT LEATHER SHOES REALLY REFLECT UP?

The Limelight Theatre stages a musical about a teenager in a ’50s Catholic school “dealing with puppy love, patron saints and sex education,” with music and lyrics by James Quinn and Alaric Jans, May 31-June 20 at Limelight Theatre’s Matuza Main Stage, 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine, $10-$25, 825-1164, limelight-theatre.org.

 

 

CALLS & WORKSHOPS

NATURE & WILDLIFE PHOTO SHOOT

The St. Augustine Art Association offers a photo shoot exclusively for artists submitting work for the “Nature & Wildlife” exhibit, noon-7 p.m. May 23 at 22 Marine St., St. Augustine, $10 to cover professional photographs and an image CD of work, 824-2310, staaa.org.

CALL FOR OUTSIDE/IN EXHIBIT

The Art Center Premiere Gallery and Art Guild of Orange Park present a collaborative juried exhibit, “Outside/In.” Submission deadline is May 23. The exhibit runs May 30-July 11 at Art Center Premiere Gallery, Bank of America Tower, 50 N. Laura St., Downtown, 355-1757, tacjacksonville.org/premier.html.

DANCING IN ARLINGTON

Ballroom lessons are held 7:30 pm. May 23, $6; bop, shag and swing is 8 p.m. May 24, $10; country music with free two-step lessons, 6:30 p.m. May 25; and free ballroom lessons, 3 p.m. May 26 at Club Savoy, 6354 Arlington Road, Arlington, 745-7725.

YOUTH ORCHESTRA AUDITIONS

Auditions for the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra are held May 28-31 and June 1-2 at FSCJ's South Campus. Musicians are placed in ensembles based on talent and ability, not age. Each ensemble rehearses once a week, either Sunday or Monday. Dues are $300-$475, depending on placement. Scholarship assistance is available, based on financial need. FSCJ South Campus, Bldg. M2, large ensemble room, first floor, 11901 Beach Blvd., Southside, 354-5479 ext. 221. Audition guidelines and timelines: jaxyouthorchestra.com/auditions.

FREE DANCE CLASS FOR KIDS

Dance classes for children ages 7-11 are held 4:30-5:15 p.m. May 29 and every Wed. at Dance Trance, 214 Orange St., Neptune Beach, free, 246-4600, dancetrancefitness.com/dtkidz.

SONG OF THE REED: RUMI

Scholar and translator Jawid Mojadeddi, Department of Religion associate professor of Islamic studies at Rutgers University, discusses 13th-century Persian poet Rumi’s “Masnavi” and its folk tales and sacred history, 7 p.m. May 29 at University of North Florida's University Center, 1 UNF Dr., Southside, free, reservations required through jaxpubliclibrary.org/poeticvoices.

COMMUNITY HU SONG

The songs are offered 7 p.m. May 29 at Ponte Vedra Library, 101 Library Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach, 472-4272; 11 a.m. June 9 and 23 at Eckankar Center, 6636 Arlington Road, Arlington, 725-7760; and 7 p.m. June 26 at Pablo Creek Library, 13295 Beach Blvd., 725-7760.

SPARK GRANT PROGRAM

The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville invites artists in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties to apply for the Spark Grant Program. As many as seven grants for arts and cultural projects in any discipline planned for the Spark District — spanning the riverfront north to Duval Street with east/west borders of Liberty and Hogan streets — from a pool of $60,000 in year one. The deadline for applications, which must be submitted online, is May 30. Funded projects must be executed from Oct. 1, 2013-Sept. 30, 2014, culturalcouncil.org.

TEEN BATTLE OF THE BANDS

Local teens ages 12-18 compete; enter by May 31. Competition is held 1 p.m. June 22 in Jacksonville Main Library conference center, 303 N. Laura St., Downtown, free, 630-2664.

JCAAA WORKSHOP

Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum offers a photographic composition workshop 11 a.m. June 2 at 101 W. First St., Springfield, 356-2992, rain.org/~karpeles/jaxfrm.html.

BEGINNING CREATIVE WATERCOLOR

Learn color blending, mixing and painting on wet and dry paper techniques in this novice course at University of North Florida's Herbert University Center, 6 p.m. June 4 at 12000 Alumni Dr., Southside, $129, 620-4200, bit.ly/10ra3dK.

SENIOR DAY

The Museum of Science & History offers a cookie and coffee reception, a program in Bryan-Gooding Planetarium and a chance to wander the museum to Northeast Florida’s senior citizen community, 9:45 a.m. June 5 at 1025 Museum Circle, Southbank, $6, 396-6674, themosh.org.

THEATRE JAX AUDITIONS

Theatre Jacksonville auditions for four men and two women in principle roles, and supporting and ensemble roles, in Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” 6 p.m. June 9 at 2032 San Marco Blvd., San Marco. The production is staged Aug. 23-Sept. 7 at the theater, theatrejax.com.

CALL TO ARTISTS

Artists may submit works to show on Clear Channel Outdoor Jacksonville Digital Billboards. At least one and up to four works will be available at Florida Mining Gallery from July 19-Sept. 20. The deadline for all submissions is 5 p.m. June 19, 268-4681, ccornelius@harbingersign.com.

FREE DANCE CLASS FOR KIDS

Dance classes for children ages 7-11 are held 4:30-5:15 p.m. May 29 and every Wed. at Dance Trance, 214 Orange St., Neptune Beach, free, 246-4600, dancetrancefitness.com/dtkidz.

BEGINNERS’ DANCE CLASSES

These classes are held 5:45-6:45 p.m. every Wed. and Mon. at Dance Trance, 214 Orange St., Neptune Beach, first class is free, 246-4600, dancetrancefitness.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, but not required, 322-7672, elementsofonelove@gmail.com.

JAX CONTRA DANCE

A live band and caller lead folk dancing at 8 and 11 p.m. every third Fri. of the month at Riverside Avenue Christian Church, 2841 Riverside Ave., $7, 396-1997.

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.

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.

JAZZ, DANCE AND TECHNIQUE

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

DANCE CLASSES

The Dance Shack offers several styles of classes for all ages and skill levels every Mon.-Fri. at 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

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.

MURRAY HILL ART CLASSES

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

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.

THEATRICAL ARTS

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

 

CLASSICAL & JAZZ

TIME FOR THREE

The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival presents Time for Three violinists Zachary DePue and Nicolas Kendall and bassist Ranaan Meyer joining cellist Loretta O’Sullivan, 7 p.m. May 22 at Walker's Landing, Omni Amelia Island Plantation, Amelia Island, $40, 261-1779, aicmf.com.

TIME FOR THREE FAMILY CONCERT

The festival continues with a family concert, “Time for Three,” featuring violinists Zachary DePue and Nicolas Kendall and bassist Ranaan Meyer at the Boys & Girls Club, 4 p.m. May 23 at 907 S. 11th St., Fernandina Beach, free, 261-1995, aicmf.com.

FEEL THE VIBE JAZZ

Comedian Shay Clemons emcees a show featuring jazz saxophonist Dayve Stewart and The Vibe 8 p.m. May 23 at Ultra Lounge, 7707 Arlington Expressway, Arlington, $10, (347) 762-6368.

LET FREEDOM RING

The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra performs the annual Memorial Day weekend event, 7 p.m. May 23 at First Baptist Church, 1600 S. Eighth St., Fernandina Beach, $20, 261-0105, jaxsymphony.org.

JACKSONVILLE JAZZ PIANO COMPETITION

The pre-Jazz Festival event presents five finalists competing for an award, a cash prize and a guaranteed performance during this year’s festival, 7 p.m. May 23 at The Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Downtown, $10, 355-5661, jaxjazzfest.com.

JACKSONVILLE JAZZ FESTIVAL OFF JAZZ CONCERT

Featuring R&B artists Brian McKnight and Avant, an alternative to the jazz popping around Downtown, 7 p.m. May 24 at The Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Downtown, $42, 355-5661, floridatheatre.com.

JACKSONVILLE JAZZ FESTIVAL

The festival lineup includes Poncho Sanchez, Najee, Yellowjackets, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, BWB featuring Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum and Norman Brown, John Ricci Quartet, Linda Cole & the Joshua Bowlus Quartet and more than 20 other acts, May 24-26 on three main stages — the Swingin’ Stage (Main and Monroe streets), the Groovin’ Stage at Hemming Plaza and the Breezin’ Stage at The Jacksonville Landing, Downtown. General admission is free; VIP passes: $70-$80 for one day; $175-$240 for four-day festival, 630-3690, jaxjazzfest.com.

JAZZ AFTER DARK

Live jazz after the Jazz Festival 10 p.m.-2 a.m. May 24-26 at 1904 Music Hall, 19 N. Ocean St.; Burro Bar, 100 E. Adams St.; and Underbelly, 113 E. Bay St., 353-6067; Downtown, free, makeascenedowntown.com.

YOUTH JAZZ TALENT SHOWCASE

The winner of this live competition of young jazz singers and musicians receives a savings bond for musical education pursuits 1 p.m.-4 p.m. May 25 on the Groovin’ Stage, Hemming Plaza, Downtown, free, jaxjazzfest.com.

’ROUND MIDNIGHT JAZZ JAM SESSION

The Kelly/Scott Quintet (Lisa Kelly, JB Scott, Joshua Bowlus, Dennis Marks and Danny Gottlieb) perform an open jam session, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. May 25 at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr., Downtown Jacksonville.

SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH

Soft jazz highlights a Sunday morning brunch at Omni Jacksonville Hotel, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 26 at 245 Water St., Downtown, $32, 791-4987, makeascenedowntown.com.

CONCERT ON THE GREEN

Fabio Mechetti conducts the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s annual Clay County performance — which includes fireworks, kids’ activities, local bands and skydivers — 8 p.m. May 26 at 3670 Clubhouse Drive, Green Cove Springs, $12 for adults; $10 for students under 18 in advance; $15 for adults and students under 18 at the gate, free for children younger than 5, 278-9448, concertonthegreen.com.

MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE

Unitarian Universalist Church presents violinist Tim Edwards on May 26 at 7405 Arlington Expressway, Arlington, 725-8133, uucj.org.

WORLD P’OPERA OVERTURE

Armand and Angelina perform a CD release concert of classical, popular and world influences, 7 p.m. May 29 at Unity Church of Riverside, 634 Lomax St., Jacksonville, 355-5100.

JB SCOTT’S SWINING’ ALLSTARS

The Listening Room hosts Dixieland jazz, 7:30 p.m. May 30 at European Street Café, 1704 San Marco Blvd., San Marco, $10, 399-1740, europeanstreet.com.

JAZZ JAMM

Saxophonist Walter Beasley performs twice for Jazz Jamm, 7 and 10 p.m. June 1 at the Ritz Theatre & Museum, 829 N. Davis St., Downtown, 632-5555, ritzjacksonville.com.

DANCING FIDDLE

The Beer & G Strings III Hoedown: Dancing Fiddle is part of the AICMF, 7 p.m. June 2 at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, 6800 First Coast Highway, Amelia Island, $35, 261-1779, aicmf.com.

PROMENADE CONCERT

Percussionist Tony Steve, pianist Bob Moore and bass clarinetist Joe Yorio perform for First Wednesday Art Walk, 7 p.m. June 5 at the Main Library, 303 N. Laura St., Downtown, free, 630-2664, jplmusic.blogspot.com.

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 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 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 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, FESTIVALS & MARKETS

MID-WEEK MARKET

Arts and crafts, local produce and live music are featured 3-6 p.m. May 22 and every Wed. at Bull Memorial Park, corner of East Coast Drive and Seventh Street, Atlantic Beach, 247-5800.

DOWNTOWN FRIDAY MARKET

Arts and crafts and local produce are offered 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 24 and every Fri. at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr., Downtown, 353-1188.

PALATKA BLUE CRAB FESTIVAL

The 25th annual Blue Crab Fest features arts and crafts booths, food — and plenty of blue crabs! — live music and carnival rides, 5 p.m. May 24 and 10 a.m. May 25-27 at 210 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, free admission, (386) 325-4406.

RIVERSIDE ARTS MARKET

Local and regional artists, strolling performers, bands and a farmers market are featured 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 25 and every Sat., free, 554-6865, 389-2449. riversideartsmarket.com.

UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT

The self-guided tour features galleries, antique stores and shops open 5-9 p.m. May 25 and every last Sat. of the month in St. Augustine’s San Marco District, 824-3152.

FIRST WEDNESDAY ART WALK

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

FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK

The tour of Art Galleries of St. Augustine is held June 7 and the first Fri. of every month, with more than 15 galleries participating, 829-0065.

SECOND SATURDAY ARTREAGOUS ART WALK

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

NORTH BEACHES ART WALK

Galleries of Atlantic and Neptune beaches are open late, 5-9 p.m. June 20 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.

 

MUSEUMS

AMELIA ISLAND MUSEUM OF HISTORY

233 S. Third St., Fernandina Beach, 261-7378, ameliamuseum.org. “Shrimp Festival: 50 Years and Counting,” an exhibit celebrating the local festival held since 1964, is on display through June. 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.

CRISP-ELLERT ART MUSEUM

Flagler College, 48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine, 826-8530, flagler.edu/crispellert. “Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring,” an exhibit of works by Daniel Heyman, is on display through June 14.

CUMMER MUSEUM OF ART & GARDENS

829 Riverside Ave., Riverside, 356-6857, cummer.org. “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. Featured along with these two-dimensional works 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, runs 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. Local artist Helen Hoffman’s exhibit of oils, pastels and giclees is displayed through June 28. “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, is on display through Aug. 27. 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. A reception is held 6-8 p.m. May 23; Gibbons discusses her work 7 p.m. in the museum’s theater. “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. Sarah Emerson’s mural, based on her imaginary interpretation of Aokigahara, Japan’s suicide forest, concludes the second season of Project Atrium and is displayed through July 7.

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.

RITZ THEATRE & MUSEUM

829 N. Davis St., Downtown, 632-5555, ritzjacksonville.com. “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

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, coab.us/index.aspx?NID=158. Donna Woulfe displays her watercolor and acrylic works, and celebrity photos in pencil, through June 3.

THE APARTMENT EXHIBITION

1854 Euclid St., Avondale, theapartmentexhibition.com. Artists Thony Aiuppy, Sterling Cox, Lily Kuonen and Edison William explore transparency, ownership and security while showcasing visual and performance art in a shared space in “The Apartment Exhibition,” curated by Staci Bu Shea. The exhibit is on display through June 2 at the garage apartment in Avondale. “Waffles” by Thony Aiuppy is presented 10 a.m. May 26.

THE ART CENTER PREMIERE GALLERY

Bank of America Tower, 50 N. Laura St., Downtown, 355-1757, tacjacksonville.org/premier.html. The juried exhibit “Landscapes: A Panoramic View” runs through May 29. “Outside/In,” a collaborative juried exhibit of works by members of the Art Center and Art Guild of Orange Park, is on display May 30-July 11.

BOLD BEAN COFFEE ROASTERS

869 Stockton St., Ste. 1, Riverside, 855-1181. “Letterpress Poster Exhibition” is displayed through July 14.

CLAY & CANVAS STUDIO

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

THE CLOSET

51 Cordova St., Ste. E, St. Augustine, 810-5699. “Iconic Expressions,” an exhibit of works by artist Kari Marquardt, runs through May.

CORSE GALLERY & ATELIER

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

ETHAN ALLEN DESIGN CENTER

4939 Big Island Dr., St. Johns Town Center, 292-1700. The Northeast Florida Sculptors’ juried exhibition “in situ” is on display through June 7.

FIRST STREET GALLERY

216-B First St., Neptune Beach, 241-6928, firststreetgalleryart.com. The 11th annual Sea Turtle Show showcases artwork in clay, metal and glass, as well as jewelry and photographs by national, regional and local artists, with a reception held 7-9 p.m. May 24. The exhibit is displayed May 23-July 1.

FLORIDA MINING GALLERY

5300 Shad Road, Southside, 425-2845, floridamininggallery.com. The exhibit “Post,” featuring works by street artist Swoon and the art collaborative MILAGROS that include pieces made from materials mined and repurposed from Harbinger recycling bins, continues through May 31.

THE GALLERY AT HOUSE OF STEREO

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

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

Jax International Airport, 14201 Pecan Park Rd., Northside, 741-3546. Laird’s “Cphace Series” — infrared captures printed on archival metallic paper — are on display through June 30 in Haskell Gallery. Hiromi Moneyhun’s three-dimensional paper-cut art is on display in the connector display cases (before security).

HIGHWAY GALLERY

floridamininggallery.com/exhibitions/the-highway-gallery. Christie Thompson Holechek’s work is featured through May on the Highway Gallery, a public art project on digital billboards throughout the city. The campaign is a collaboration among Harbinger, Florida Mining Gallery, Clear Channel Outdoor and Clearly Jacksonville.

LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES

4615 Philips Highway, Southside, 730-8235, lssjax.org. 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, palenciafineartsacademy.com. The academy, a gallery and educational institution, showcases students’ creative processes, as well as exhibits. Stacie Hernandez’s works are on display.

PLUM GALLERY

9 Aviles St., St. Augustine, 825-0069, plumartgallery.com. Works by Claire J. Kendrick (“Botanical Series” oil paintings), Mary L. Gibson, Thomas Brock and Tony Gill are on display for the spring theme exhibit, through June 30.

THE CULTURAL CENTER AT PONTE VEDRA BEACH

50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach, 280-0614, ccpvb.org. “Chosen Pathways,” an exhibit of works by Sherrie Pettigrew and John Tilton, is displayed through May 24.

REDDI ARTS

1037 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, 398-3161, reddiarts.com. The Members Show, an exhibit of paintings by local and regional pastel artists from the First Coast Pastel Society, runs through June 28.

REMBRANDTZ GALLERY

131 King St., St. Augustine, 829-0065, rembrandtz.com. The award-winning art gallery displays Murjani Grace jewelry, original art, glass and pottery. Open late for First Fridays.

ROTUNDA GALLERY

St. Johns County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, 808-7330, stjohnsculture.com. “Water Lines,” an exhibit of Dan Famiglietti’s works inspired by coastal waters, runs through July 2.

SEVENTH STREET GALLERY

14 S. Seventh St., Fernandina Beach, 432-8330, seventhstgallery.com. Susan Henderson’s paintings are on display through May.

SIMPLE GESTURES GALLERY

4 E. White St., St. Augustine, 827-9997. Eclectic works by Steve Marrazzo are featured.

SOUTH GALLERY

Wilson Center for the Arts, FSCJ South Campus, 11901 Beach Blvd., Southside, 646-2023, fscj.edu/mydegree/campuses/wilson-center/venues/gallery.php. “Book of Days,” an exhibit of Donald Martin’s works in drawing, book arts, sculpture, painting and prints inspired by daily devotionals in Europe in the late Middle Ages, is displayed through June 20. The artist discusses his works 1:30 p.m. May 22.

SOUTHLIGHT GALLERY

6 E. Bay St., Downtown, 553-6361, southlightgallery.com. Live music and Bustin Dance Salsa for First Wednesday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. June 5. Works in painting, photography and other media by more than 30 local artists and photographers are featured.

SPACE:EIGHT GALLERY

228 W. King St., St. Augustine, 829-2838, spaceeight.com. Artist Chip Southworth’s exhibit “Deeper: New Art Works to Benefit Rikki” is on display through May 24. Sarah Emerson is the featured artist June 7-July 31.

ST. AUGUSTINE ART ASSOCIATION

22 Marine St., St. Augustine, 824-2310, staaa.org. “American Glass Now: 2013,” a juried exhibit featuring works by stained-glass artists, is displayed through May 29. “Canvas, Clay, Collage & Cutting Edge” is a juried art exhibition on display through June 2. “Ancient City Mosaic,” a juried exhibit of 450 pieces depicting impressions of St. Augustine, is featured at all six St. Johns County Public Libraries through June 4. After June 4, the pieces will be strung together and hung in grid format, displayed June 15-Aug. 10 at the St. Augustine Art Association. The permanent collection features 16th-century artifacts detailing Sir Francis Drake’s 1586 burning of St. Augustine.

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.

STUDIO 121

121 W. Forsyth St., Ste. 100, Downtown, 561-2146. The permanent collection features works by members Jim Smith, Mary Atwood, Joyce Gabiou, Terese Muller, Matthew Patterson, Charles Payne, Mary St. Germain, Mark S. Williamson and Mark Zimmerman.

UNF GALLERY OF ART

1 UNF Drive, Bldg. 2, Ste. 1001, Southside, unf.edu/gallery. “Florida-Twenty Seven: Two Decades of Watching” — an exhibit of Florida photography by Bob Willis — is displayed through July 2. “Commute,” an exhibit of recent work by UNF graduate and realist painter Scott Bell, is on display June 3-July 3; a reception is held 5-7 p.m. June 6.

WATERWHEEL ART GALLERY

819 S. Eighth St., Fernandina Beach, 261-2535, waterwheelartandframing.com. Works by local artists Henry Von Genk III, John Tassey, Dante De Florio, Sergei Orgunov, Millie Martin and Shawn Meharg are displayed.

WHITE PEONY

216 Charlotte St., St. Augustine, 819-9770, whitepeonyboutique.com. This gallery boutique features a variety of handcrafted jewelry, wearable art and recycled/upcycled items. 

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