ARTS

Sept. 25-Oct. 1 Arts Calendar

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

“Driving Duck Amaryllis” (pictured) is among the pieces by Jeff Whipple in “Still Lifes,” on display through Oct. 5 at Metacusp Gallery in Riverside.
Melinda Bradshaw’s “Queen Trigger Chart” (pictured) is among the pieces on display through Oct. 15 at First Street Gallery in Neptune Beach.
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PERFORMANCE

RED

American writer John Logan’s play is set in artist Mark Rothko’s late-’50s New York studio. Northeast Florida director Ian Mairs’ adaptation is staged 7 pm. Sept. 25-27 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, 333 N. Laura St., Downtown, 366-6911, mocajacksonville.com.

WEEKEND COMEDY

Cindy Williams (“Laverne & Shirley”) stars in this show about two couples accidentally booked in the same room for a weekend vacation, Sept. 25-Oct. 20 (doors 6 p.m. Tue.-Sun.; 11 a.m. Sat.; noon and 6 p.m. Sun.) at Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd., Southside, dinner and a show $43-$49, reservations required, 641-1212, alhambrajax.com.

SPAMALOT

The three-time Tony-winning musical by Eric Idle (“lovingly ripped off from” “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”) runs through Oct. 13 at Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine, $10-$25, 825-1164, limelight-theatre.org.

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN

A musical performance of Mel Brooks’ classic film continues on the main stage through Oct. 12 (8 p.m. Thur.-Sat.; 2 p.m. Sun.) at Players by the Sea, 106 Sixth St. N., Jax Beach, $16-$28, 249-0289, playersbythesea.org.

HOTBED HOTEL

A couple schemes to sell their struggling Florida Keys hotel. Michael Parker's farce is staged through Oct. 6 — with proceeds from the Sept. 26 performance benefiting Voices for Children of the First Coast nonprofit — at Orange Park Community Theatre, 2900 Moody Ave., Orange Park, $15, 276-2599, opct.org.

SYLVIA

A.R. Gurney’s romantic comedy about a middle-aged couple and a dog – appropriate for middle-school students and older, with some adult content – is staged 5:30 and 8 p.m. Sept. 26 and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27-28 at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, 2445 San Diego Road, San Marco, $10-$12, 346-5620 ext. 122, da-arts.org.

FREUD’S LAST SESSION

Writer C.S. Lewis challenges psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, in what could be Freud’s last session, in The 5 & Dime Theatre Company production, 7 p.m. Sept. 27-28 at Church of the Good Shepherd, 1100 Stockton St., Riverside, $50, 387-5691, the5anddime.org.

CHECK, PLEASE

A play set in a restaurant within a restaurant, written by Jacksonville native Jonathan Rand, is staged Sept. 29 and Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27 at Raintree Restaurant Dinner Theater, 102 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine, $39.95, 824-7211, raintreerestaurant.com.

DANZAS PERU JAX

The group performs Peruvian folklore dances to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at Clay County Headquarters Library, 1895 Town Center Blvd., Fleming Island, 278-3722.

BLUES, BREWS & BBQ

The Florida Theatre celebrates the 30th anniversary of its restoration and grand reopening, honoring civic leaders who worked to save it. Ben Steadman, Toots Lorraine & The Traffic and Grandpa’s Cough Medicine, craft brews, hors d’oeuvres and mini-desserts are featured, 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 1 at the theater, 128 E. Forsyth St., Downtown, 355-2787, floridatheatre.com.

SHOW & TELL

The three-year anniversary show includes art, music and performance, spoken word, poetry and comedy with Braided Light Dance Project, JacksonVegas, Squeedlepuss, Cringe, Matt Nunn & Friends, Jimmy Lockswith, DJ Dr. Vernon during and after First Wednesday Art Walk, 5 p.m.-midnight Oct. 2 at Club TSI discotheque, 333 E. Bay St., Downtown, facebook.com/showandtelljax.

SPOKEN WORD

Local poets and wordsmiths sound off 7 p.m. Oct. 2 and every first Thur. of the month at The Ritz Theatre & Museum, 829 N. Davis St., Downtown, 632-5555, ritzjacksonville.com.

FIRST COAST CLASSIC DANCESPORT CHAMPIONSHIP

Ballroom and Latin dancers compete in the 23rd annual event; day sessions are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 3-5; doors open for evening shows 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3-5 at Renaissance World Golf Village, 500 S. Legacy Trail, St. Augustine. Tickets: $25 for day sessions, $40-$55 for night shows, $95-$205 for dinner/show/VIP packages, 338-9219, firstcoastclassic.com.

 

CALLS & WORKSHOPS

NASSAU COMMUNITY BAND

The Nassau Community Band seeks new members for its 11th season as a multigenerational ensemble, holding rehearsals 6 p.m. Sept. 26 and every Thur. in Yulee Middle School band room, 85439 Miner Road. 277-1257, contactinfo@nassaucommunityband.com, nassaucommunityband.com.

ATTACK DANCE TEAM AUDITIONS

The Jacksonville Sharks hold preliminary auditions Sept. 27; semifinals Sept. 28 at First Class Athletics, 6026 Bowdendale Ave., Southside. Final auditions are 2 p.m. Oct. 5 at Latitude 30, 10370 Philips Highway, Southside; audition fee $60, attack@jaxsharks.com, jaxsharks.com/danceteam/auditions.

WATERCOLOR WORKSHOPS

Jennie Szaltis offers workshops for novices in two weekend series, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27, 10 a.m. p.m. Sept. 28 and 1 p.m. Sept. 29 at 3921 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 4, 10 a.m. p.m. Oct. 5 and 1 p.m. Oct. 6 at 1 Fleet Landing Blvd., Atlantic Beach; $155 for one series (plus $15 rental for supplies), 525-3959.

CALL FOR CHILDREN’S ART

Artists 17 years old and younger may submit as many as three pieces through Sept. 28 for a Children’s Art Exhibit, on display Oct. 2-31 at the Art Center II, 229 N. Hogan St., Downtown, 655-7239.

CALL FOR TACTILE ART

The St. Augustine Art Association accepts touchable art that's visually appealing and engaging for the blind for its 12th annual Tactile Art Show, noon-6 p.m. Oct. 1 and noon-4 p.m. Oct. 2 at 22 Marine St., St. Augustine. The show opens Oct. 4, 824-2310, staaa.org.

OPEN MEDIA JURIED SHOW

Artists may submit as many as three pieces through Oct. 1 for a “Creatures” exhibit, on display starting Oct. 3 at Art Center Premier Gallery, 51 N. Laura St., Downtown, $25 for three entries; $5 per each additional entry, 655-7239.

STATE OF THE ARTS GRANT DEADLINE

Nonprofit organizations, artists and St. Johns County teachers may apply for a State of the Arts Grant from St. Johns Cultural Council through Oct. 1. 808-7330, stjohnscultural@bellsouth.net, bit.ly/SJCCArts2013.

AUDITIONS FOR INDIE FILM

Cultivate Films auditions for lead, supporting and background roles in an indie film, Oct. 5-6, to begin shooting here in December or January. For more information, send headshots and résumés to christmasweddingbaby@gmail.com.

ST. AUGUSTINE COMMUNITY CHORUS REHEARSALS

Rehearsals for “A Celtic Christmas Celebration” are held 6:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at Memorial Presbyterian Church's Fellowship Hall, 36 Sevilla St., St. Augustine, 808-1904, staugustinecommunitychorus.org.

SONGWRITER RESIDENCY APPLICATIONS

The Jacksonville Songwriter Residency, a Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville grant project, accepts applications for residency opportunities in the Spark District through Oct. 15. As many as 12 residencies are available for 2013-’14 with durations of 1-4 weeks and performance opportunities at Downtown Jacksonville venues. Applications can be completed online at jacksonvillesongwriter.org.

FREE KIDS’ DANCE CLASS

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

BEGINNERS’ DANCE CLASSES

These classes are held 7:30-8:30 p.m. every Mon. and Wed. at Dance Trance, 1515 San Marco Blvd., San Marco, 390-0939, dancetrancefitness.com.

SALSA/HUSTLE AT STUDIO JEAR GROUP FITNESS

Classes are held 8-9 p.m. every Tue. Five one-hour dance sessions, $50 (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

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

JU MUSIC STUDENT RECITAL

The first of five faculty-selected Jacksonville University student recitals is held 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at Terry Concert Hall, 2800 University Blvd., Arlington, free, 256-7677, ju.edu.

JACKSONVILLE SINGS!

UNF’s showcase concert is held 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at University of North Florida’s Lazzara Performance Hall, 1 UNF Drive, Southside, free, 620-2878, unf.edu.

SATURDAY EVENING JAZZ

The jazz series is held 7:30-9:30 p.m. every Sat. with performances by Misha Frayman on Sept. 28, the John Shaffer Band Oct. 5, Just Jazz Oct. 12, Jarell Harris & Sweet Inspiration Oct. 19 and The Session Oct. 26 at 200 First Street, Neptune Beach, free, 249-2922, 200firststreet.com.

JACKSONVILLE SINGS FINALE

UNF’s showcase concert featuring the High School Invitational Honor Chorus, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at University of North Florida’s Lazzara Performance Hall, 1 UNF Drive, Southside, free, 620-2878, unf.edu.

THE JOSE LEBRON TRIO

The trio is on 8 p.m. Sept. 28 at Jazzland Café, 1324 University Blvd. N., Arlington, $10, 240-1009, jazzlandcafe.com.

EVENSONG

Sung by the Choir of St. John’s Cathedral, 6 p.m. Sept. 29 at Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 1100 Stockton St., Riverside, free, 387-5691, goodshepherd23.org.

PRIMA TRIO

A pianist, violinist and clarinetist perform 2 p.m. Sept. 29 at Flagler College’s Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St., St. Augustine, $25, 797-2800, emmaconcerts.com.

UNF FACULTY VIOLIN & PIANO DUO

The recital features sonatas by Schubert and Smart and Dvorak’s four romantic pieces, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at University of North Florida’s Recital Hall, 1 UNF Drive, Bldg. 45, Southside, free, 620-2878, unf.edu.

UNF FACULTY VOICE RECITAL

The recital features baritone Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at University of North Florida’s Recital Hall, 1 UNF Drive, Bldg. 45, Southside, free, 620-2878, unf.edu.

NAVY BAND SOUTHEAST TGIF

The Navy Band Southeast’s TGIF performs a concert 7 p.m. Oct. 2 at Main Library Promenade Gallery, 303 N. Laura St., Downtown, free, 630-2665, jplmusic.blogspot.com.

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.

JAX BEACH JAZZ

Live jazz is presented 6-9 p.m. every Fri. at Landshark Café, 1728 Third St. N., Jax Beach, 246-6024.

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 Café 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. Sept. 25 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. Sept. 27 and every Fri. at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Drive, Downtown, 353-1188.

VIVA FLORIDA

Celebrating 500 years of people, culture and achievements in Florida, the weekend includes a lecture by J. Michael Francis on “Murder and Martyrdom in Spanish Florida,” Sept. 27 at Amelia Island Museum of History, 233 S. Third St., Fernandina Beach. Family festivities are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 28 at Plaza San Carlos in Old Town. Events on Sept. 28 include “Viva Fernandina,” a historical play, live music, Spanish Dance Troupe Fuego Flamenco and food presentations, 261-7378, ameliamuseum.org.

RIVERSIDE ARTS MARKET

Local and regional artists, strolling performers, bands and a farmers market are featured 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 28 and every Sat. at 715 Riverside Ave., Riverside, 554-6865, 389-2449, riversideartsmarket.com.

UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT

The self-guided tour features galleries, antique stores and shops open 5-9 p.m. Sept. 28 and every last Sat. in St. Augustine’s San Marco District, 824-3152.

NORTHSIDE LOVE ARTS & VENDORS MARKET

The market, “Lifting Our Various Enterprises,” includes entertainment, kids’ activities, arts, a fruit and vegetable market, food trucks and Zumba lessons, 2 p.m. Sept. 29 and every last Sun. at Lonnie Miller Park, 5054 Soutel Drive, Northside, 755-5281, northsidelove.com.

FIRST WEDNESDAY ART WALK

An art walk, featuring 30-40 galleries, museums and businesses and spanning 15 blocks, is held 5-9 p.m. Oct. 2 and every first Wed. 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 Oct. 4 and every first Fri., with more than 15 galleries participating, 829-0065.

JAX BEACH ART WALK

More than 30 local artists display their works, 5-9 p.m. Oct. 8 and every second Tue., along First Street between Beach Boulevard and Fifth Avenue North, Jax Beach. For a list of artists and businesses, go to betterjaxbeach.com/jax-beach-art-walk.html.

SECOND SATURDAY ARTREAGOUS ART WALK

The galleries of downtown Fernandina Beach are open for self-guided tours, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 11 and every second Sat., 277-0717, ameliaisland.com.

ARTOBER FEST

The festival includes an arts and craft show, business expo, haunted maze and kids’ zone, recycling regatta, car show, Poker Run & Battle of the Bars Biker Rodeo, barbecue and live entertainment, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 12 at Palatka Memorial Park on the St. Johns Riverfront, 386-325-9598, keepputnambeautiful.org.

NORTH BEACHES ART WALK

Galleries of Atlantic and Neptune beaches are open late, 5-9 p.m. Oct. 17 and every third Thur., at various venues from Sailfish Drive in Atlantic Beach to Neptune Beach and Town Center. For a participating gallery list, call 249-2222.

 

MUSEUMS

AMELIA ISLAND MUSEUM OF HISTORY

233 S. Third St., Fernandina Beach, 261-7378, ameliamuseum.org. “My Feet, Our Path” is displayed through September. The children’s exhibit, “Discovery Ship,” allows kids to pilot the ship, hoist flags and learn about the history of Fernandina’s harbor. Participating in Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Live Sept. 28 (free ticket can be downloaded at smithsonian.com/museumday).

BEACHES MUSEUM & HISTORY PARK

381 Beach Blvd., Jax Beach, 241-5657, beachesmuseum.org. “A Painter and a Potter: Mary Ann Bryan and Charlie Brown,” featuring artists from Mayport Village, is on display through Dec. 1.

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. “Clockwise” — an exhibit by multimedia artist Liz Rodda, who often examines fate, personal control and the future through sculpture and video — continues through Oct. 18.

CUMMER MUSEUM OF ART & GARDENS

829 Riverside Ave., Riverside, 356-6857, cummer.org. “La Florida,” presenting native and Spanish colonial artifacts celebrating 500 years of Florida art, runs through Oct. 6. Participating in Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Live Sept. 28 (free ticket can be downloaded at smithsonian.com/museumday).

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. Participating in Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Live Sept. 28 (free ticket can be downloaded at smithsonian.com/museumday).

KARPELES MANUSCRIPT MUSEUM

101 W. First St., Springfield, 356-2992, rain.org/~karpeles/jaxfrm.html. “Better Left Unsaid,” an exhibit of sculpture and steampunk art by Jim Smith and black-and-white photography by Mary Atwood, is on display through Nov. 1 with an opening reception 5:30-8 p.m. Sept. 27. “Russia,” a quick history of Russia from Peter the Great to the first conquest of space, is on display through Dec. 28. 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. Participating in Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Live Sept. 28 (free ticket can be downloaded at smithsonian.com/museumday).

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. Participating in Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Live Sept. 28 (free ticket can be downloaded at smithsonian.com/museumday).

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART JACKSONVILLE

333 N. Laura St., Downtown, 366-6911, mocajacksonville.com. “Kept Time: Photographs by Joseph D. Jachna” is on display through Oct. 20. “Crush,” an exhibit of works by Heather Cox, explores the distillation of the human figure; it continues through Oct. 27 as part of Project Atrium.

MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & HISTORY

1025 Museum Circle, Southbank, 396-6674, themosh.org. “Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids and Meteors,” developed by The Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning, examines risk related to an asteroid hitting Earth and what scientists can learn from the objects. The exhibit is displayed through Dec. 31. Participating in Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Live Sept. 28. Participating in Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Live Sept. 28 (free ticket can be downloaded at smithsonian.com/museumday).

RITZ THEATRE & MUSEUM

829 N. Davis St., Downtown, 632-5555, ritzjacksonville.com. The exhibit “Word, Shout, Song: Lorenzo Dow Turner, Connecting Communities Through Language” continues through Dec. 31. Modeled after Harlem’s “Amateur Night at the Apollo,” host searches are held 7:30-10:30 p.m. every first Fri. of the month, $5.50. Participating in Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Live Sept. 28 (free ticket can be downloaded at smithsonian.com/museumday).

 

GALLERIES

ABSOLUTE AMERICANA ART GALLERY

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

AMIRO ART & FOUND GALLERY

9C Aviles St., St. Augustine, 824-8460, amiroartandfound.com. Works by Ginny Bullard, Estella Fransbergen, Deane Kellogg, Wendy Mandel McDaniel, Jan Tomlinson Master and Marcia Myrick Siany are featured.

THE ART CENTER MAIN GALLERY

31 W. Adams St., Downtown, 355-1757. Artists Christian Gonzales, Steve Miller and Pablo Rivera are featured through Sept. 30.

THE ART CENTER PREMIERE GALLERY

Bank of America Tower, 50 N. Laura St., Ste. 150, Downtown, 355-1757, tacjacksonville.org/premier.html. “Concepts,” a juried exhibit of abstract art, is on display through Oct. 1.

AVONDALE ARTWORKS

3562 St. Johns Ave., Avondale, 384-8797, avondaleartworks.com. British artist and philanthropist Mackenzie Thorpe exhibits his work; previews begin Oct. 1. Reservations are required for meet-the-artist receptions, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 4-5; the exhibit runs through Oct. 31.

AVONLEA ANTIQUE MALL

8101 Philips Hwy., Southside, 636-8785. Florida landscape painters and Florida Highwaymen artists James Gibson, Issac Knight and Mary Ann Carroll exhibit their work 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 28.

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.

CORK ARTS DISTRICT

2689 Rosselle St., Riverside, corkartsdistrict.tumblr.com. AIGA Jacksonville’s fifth annual “Always Summer Poster + Mix Tape” show is 7-10:30 p.m. Sept. 28. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, benefitting AIGA. “Through the Fire: Glass, Clay & Metal,” an exhibit of materials manipulated through fire or heat, is on display through Sept. 29.

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.

CYPRESS VILLAGE ART LEAGUE

4600 Middleton Park Circle, Southside, 223-6100. “Coastal Atlantic,” an exhibit of Gordon Russell’s landscape paintings, is on display through Oct. 17.

FIRST STREET GALLERY

216-B First St., Neptune Beach, 241-6928. Atlantic Beach artist Melinda Bradshaw’s work is on display through Oct. 15.

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. “The Elements: Metal” — a multimedia exhibit featuring work by Ken Daga, “Flew” (Frank Lewis), Kelly Meagher, Linda Olsen, Shayna Raymond, Matthew Winghart and Tonsenia Yonn — opens with a reception 6-10 p.m. Sept. 27 and continues through Nov. 10.

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 works by oil painters, a mosaic artist, potter, photographer and author.

HASKELL GALLERY & DISPLAY CASES

Jacksonville International Airport, 14201 Pecan Park Road, Northside, 741-3546. The “Rotating Exhibition Program,” featuring works by Gordon Meggison, Virginia Cantore, Jeffrey Edelson and Claire Kendrick, runs through Sept. 30 at the Haskell Gallery (located before security). Mediums include acrylic and oil on canvas, and wood, copper and metal. Diane Fraser and Mary Atwood’s work is on display Oct. 1-Dec. 31 at Haskell Gallery. Jim Smith’s work is on display at Connector Bridge Art display case before security; Chris Moore’s work is on display in Concourse A and C display cases after security, Oct. 1-Dec. 31.

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 July 2014.

ISLAND LIFE GRILL

2245 Plantation Center Drive, Fleming Island, 215-4522, artguildoforangepark.com. “Art on Wheels,” the Art Guild of Orange Park’s car and motorcycle show, is held 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 27.

THE JACKSONVILLE LANDING

2 Independent Drive, Downtown, cavendishprojects.com. “Hot-N-Fresh,” an original street exhibit organized by Michael and Michele Cavendish, is on display through Dec. 15 in the upstairs food court.

J. JOHNSON GALLERY

177 Fourth Ave. N., Jax Beach, 435-3200. “Paint Techtonics,” an exhibit of works by painter Leslie Wayne (who uses oils in a sculptural manner to build 3-D compositions), continues through Nov. 1.

JUICE, A JEN JONES GALLERY

1 Independent Drive, Wells Fargo Center, Downtown, jenjonesart.com. The Florida Highwaymen art show, sale and benefit for North Florida Land Trust, featuring artists James Gibson and A.J. Brown, is held 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 2-6, including a reception on First Wednesday Art Walk, 5:30-9 p.m. Oct. 2, featuring a short film on Highwaymen.

KENT GALLERY

FSCJ Kent Campus, 3939 Roosevelt Blvd., Northside, 381-3674. “UKIYO — Floating World,” an exhibit by paper cut artist Hiromi Moneyhun, opens with a reception 6-8 p.m. Oct. 1 and continues through Oct. 22.

METACUSP GALLERY

2650 Rosselle St., Riverside, (813) 223-6190, metacusp.com. “Still Lifes,” paintings of objects on color fields by Jeff Whipple, is on display through Oct. 5.

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.” Collections change monthly.

REMAX COAST 2 COAST

93 King St., St. Augustine, 886-9077. “Eclectic Collection,” an exhibit of works by Laura Dagnillo, continues through September.

REMBRANDTZ GALLERY

131 King St., St. Augustine, 829-0065, rembrandtz.com. “A New Light,” an exhibit of paintings and mosaics, opens for First Friday Art Walk, 5-8 p.m. Oct. 4, and continues through October. The gallery features work by more than 50 artists.

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.

SEVENTH STREET GALLERY

14 S. Seventh St., Fernandina Beach, 432-8330. An exhibit of works by Susan Henderson, Susie Sax, Jim Widerman, Paul Massing, Bill Birdsong, Joe Winston, Beverly Hansen, Lea Gallardo and Wayne Howard is on display 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 28.

SOUTHLIGHT GALLERY

201 N. Hogan St., Ste. 100, Downtown, 553-6361, southlightgallery.com. The gallery, featuring works by more than 30 local artists, including MacTruque, Tayloe McDonald, Pablo Rivera, Jane Shirek and Grant Ward, celebrates its new location during First Wednesday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. Oct. 2.

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. The annual Fall Members Show continues through Sept. 29. The 12th annual Tactile Art Show, featuring touchable art that's visually appealing and engaging for the blind, opens with a reception during First Friday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. Oct. 4, and runs through Oct. 27.

STELLERS GALLERY AT PONTE VEDRA

240 A1A N., Ste. 13, Ponte Vedra Beach, 273-6065, stellersgallery.com. “Synergy,” an exhibit featuring works by painters Jennifer J.L. Jones, Laura Lacambra Shubert, Enrique Mora and Henry Von Genk III, opens with a reception held 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 18.

VANDROFF GALLERY

Jewish Community Alliance, 8505 San Jose Blvd., Mandarin, jcajax.org. Ponte Vedra Beach-based photographer Lloyd Roberts’ work is on display through Oct. 2.

VILLAGE ART GALLERY

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

WELLS FARGO LOBBY GALLERY

1 Independent Drive, Downtown, 880-9595, michaelnye.org/hunger. “About Hunger & Resilience,” a photo and audio exhibit intended to bring awareness to September as Hunger Action Month presented by photographer Michael Nye and Second Harvest North Florida, is on display through Sept. 26, Mon.-Fri.

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