Current Art Exhibits

Dec 2 – 9 SANTAS OF THE OLD WORLD: TOYS, LEGENDS & TRADITIONS A most unique holiday exhibition will take place at the Cultural Center, when Dannehl M. Twomey’s wonderfully creative “Santas of the Old World: Toys, Legends & Traditions” will be display. Dannehl creates Santas that appear to have been made in the 1800’s and sculpts each head individually and adds antique textiles and toys to create a unique Santa that reflects that time period. Mon – Fri, 9 am – 5 pm; Sat 10 am – 4 pm. The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach, 280-0614.
Thru Dec 23 OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA Eastern Regional Juried Exhibiton & Sale, Corse Gallery & Atelier, 4144 Herschel St, 388-8205,
Thru Jan 3 The Art of Teaching: Art and Design Faculty Exhibition The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville and the University of North Florida have joined forces this season. The exhibitions feature the works of current and past teachers and students from UNF. The Art of Teaching: Art and Design Faculty Exhibition will display paintings, drawings, printmaking, photography, sculptures and specific site instillations by 25 full-time, adjunct and visiting UNF Art and Design faculty members. Emergence is a celebration of the progress and potential of several UNF students and graduates from the Sculpture and Ceramics program. MOCA also presents Robert Motherwell: Lost in Form, Found in Line. Motherwell was one of the youngest leaders among American abstract expressionist painters and printers who inspired legends like Jackson Pollack. Forty of Motherwell’s works will be displayed in the exhibition including Seaside Studio, Paris Suite III and Game of Chance. For more information on te exhibition season visit . MOCA- The Museum of Contemporary Art, 333 North Laura St. 366-6911,
Thru Jan 10 Botanical Watercolors by Jacques Le Moyne Sixty-one extraordinary botanical paintings, executed in watercolor and gouache, are presented in the Mason Gallery. Voyages to the New World: Jacques Le Moyne and Theodor de Bry Engravings by de Bry based on original drawings by Le Moyne who documented the settlement and the Timucua. Artist Response: Botanicals Jacksonville artists Linda Broadfoot, Emily Arthur Douglass, and Susan Ober create contemporary works of art all inspired by traditional botanical illustrations. New View: Botanicals The New View program is a partnership with the Visual Arts and Creative Writing departments at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave, 356-6857
Thru Jan 12 Elevate your Senses, Expand your Views and “WOW” your Experience! Panoramic Birds-Eye Views of Jacksonville presented in extraordinary work by Daniel Lankry’s SkyCam Thru Jan. 9 Almost a Lost Art by Beaches Billboard Artist, Michael Bondanzal. Meet the Artists on Dec 5 at 6 pm. Each Artist will be here to answer any questions about their art. These 2 very different art forms at one venue will present a very unique experience. Beaches Museum & History Center, 380 Pablo Ave, Jax Beach, 241-5657
Thru Dec 31 Florence Nightingale Exhibit(tm) Florida Artist Joanelle Mulrain celebrates the life and times of Florence Nightingale. Her suite includes six painting/collages depict the inspirational moments and points of light during of Miss Nightingale’s life of service and the times she lived in. Other Nightingale artifacts are included in the exhibit. Museum open on Tuesdays. Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, 101 W. First St, 356-2992,