Art Exhibits In May

Thru May 7 MASCULINE PICTURES A new art installation by artist and Nullspace Gallery co-owner, Kurt Polkey will feature paintings and drawings which tackle questions about gender roles, posture v. authenticity and how the veiwer’s preconceived ideas about art, gender, and sex come into play. Many of the works feature a fictional character named Justin who imbues the paintings with conflict, ambiguity, pathos and humor. Some of the subject matter is adult themed and may not be suitable for children. Nullspace Gallery, 108 E Adams St, next to London Bridge Pub.
Thru May 27 BURNING DAYLIGHT The Burning Daylight series is a collection of photographs of the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, taken over the last 3 years by Photographer Bill Yates. Meet the Artist April 1, 5 pm – 6:30 pm at JAXPORT Gallery. JAXPORT Gallery is located on the first floor of JAXPORT Headquarters, 2831 Talleyrand Ave, 357-3052.
Thru June 30 IN STITCHES The Jacksonville International Airport Arts Commission is proud to present fiber wall hangings by Billie McCray and Hye Shin. The Haskell Gallery & Art Kiosks at Jacksonville International Airport, www.JIAarts.org.
Thru August 29 TRADITION REDEFINED THE LARRY AND BRENDA THOMPSON COLLECTION OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ART. Private art collectors Larry and Brenda Thompson have collected works by celebrated artists as well as artists who have been considered emerging, regional or lesser known artists. The result is a collection that redefines the landscape of American art, offering a more in-depth, inclusive understanding of African-American artists and their aesthetic and social concerns. The 2010 Spring/Summer MOCA Store LAB Gallery Series will celebrate the work of Jacksonville’s emerging African American Artists in conjunction with MOCA’s featured exhibition Tradition Redefined. The first two artists in the series are printmaker and collage artist Tracie Thornton and painter Marsha Hatcher whose work will be on display in the LAB Gallery until May 19. Additionally, during the Jacksonville Jazz Festival MOCA would like to present the work of local African American Artists using the world of Jazz for inspiration and encourage artists whose work features Jazz as a theme to submit specifically for display in the May 20th – June 9th Exhibition Cycle. You can find more information about submitting works at www.mocajacksonville.org. MOCA- The Museum of Contemporary Art, 333 North Laura St, 366-6911.
Thru Aug 8 JAZZ ABZ: AN A TO Z COLLECTION OF JAZZ PORTRAITS BY PAUL ROGERS Artist Paul Rogers teamed with legendary jazz musician Wynton Marsalis to create the book Jazz ABZ, which highlights through poetry jazz greats from A (Louis Armstrong) to Z (Dizzy Gillespie). Each portrait and poem is evocative of the particular musician’s sound, and each work of art alludes to song titles, artifacts, and other markers of the time, including artistic references to well-known artists who were particularly inspired by jazz music. This exhibit will also include selected poems by Wynton Marsalis and is a must-see for jazz fans and poets of all ages. May 8 ART ADVENTURES ON SATURDAYS – ABZ BOOKS Children ages 3 to 5 and their favorite adult spend time together enjoying gallery visits, art making and time in Art Connections. 10:30 am to Noon. Pre-registration required, 355-0630. May 27 – Sept 12 COLLECTORS’ CHOICE: WORKS FROM JACKSONVILLE PRIVATE COLLECTIONS A selection of area collectors, both young and old, will share some of their prized possessions with the community during this exhibition. The collectors will select the pieces that best illustrate their passion for collecting. Members’ Opening will be May 26, 6 – 8 pm. May 25 THE ARTIST IN THE STORE EVENT Meet local painter, Marsha Hatcher in The Cummer Store from 6 – 8 pm. Hatcher’s freedom to paint in a variety of styles keeps her paintings a joy for both the artist and the viewer. Info: 899-6035. Admission to The Cummer is free every Tuesday from 4 to 9 pm. Parents should check out Drop-In Art. Each Tuesday from 5-6 pm children ages 4 to 10 will have the opportunity to explore the galleries or gardens and experiment with a different art process. The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave, 356-6857, www.cummer.org.
Thru May 22 THE JACKSONVILLE COALITION FOR THE VISUAL ARTS SPRING SHOW The JCVA show will feature recent works by many of the more than 100 members. JCVA is dedicated to the promotion and development of established as well as emerging North Florida artists. This is a juried show, and will include a wide variety of media including oil, watercolor, pastel, collage, photography, sculpture, printmaking and ceramics. Artist’s reception April 17th from 6 to 8 pm. House of Stereo, 8780 Perimeter Park Ct, 612-4247.
If you have an art event you would like to have listed in EU Jacksonville, please send complete information to: [email protected] by the 20th of the month prior to the event.

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