BRICKBATS & BOUQUETS

BOUQUETS TO THE CUMMER MUSEUM Last week, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens announced it had received a 2016 John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability Community Asset Award. The award is given to premier providers of accessibility programming that advances inclusion of people with disabilities in the cultural arts. That’s how you make promoting equal access a fine art.

BRICKBATS TO KIMBERLY DANIELS On Saturday, Aug. 6, police were called on the Daniels campaign — and, reportedly, Daniels herself — for, according to media reports, following and harassing people, including kids as young as 16, who were out canvassing in the Sherwood Forest neighborhood for Leslie Scott Jean-Bart, who is facing Daniels in the Democratic primary for Florida House District 14. Campaigns may be run differently in various neighborhoods across the region, but intimidating kids crosses the line no matter what ZIP code you’re in.

BOUQUETS TO ANGELA L. WILCOX Wilcox, owner of Avondale’s Florida Creamery, recently took some heat for comments she made on Facebook. Last week, Wilcox apologized in writing to “the city of Jacksonville and specifically Avondale, Riverside and Murray Hill residents” for the “inappropriate language and sentiments I used.” Writing, “As a way to begin repairing my relationship to the community,” she also donated $500 to JASMYN (Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network) and $200 to the St. Johns Riverkeeper. ’Tis a far greater (and more difficult) thing to ask forgiveness than to make excuses.

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