Emily Moody

Gerald “Fitz” Pullins – Style in the River City

Fashionably Jacksonville at the Cummer Museum Thursday, November 13th | 6:30-8:30 pm $20 Members & Non-Members reservations at: cummermuseum.org or 899-6038  has always held fashion near to his heart, although a career in it was not always his plan. Born and raised in Jacksonville, he grew up around a family of stylish dressers, including his grandmother, mother, and aunt. “They were sharp dressers,” he explains, and so growing up surrounded by these fashionable women made it easy for him to find a love for fashion as well. His aunt really helped catapult his personal style when he was still a …

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Keeping The Cummer Green

Gardener Extraordinaire  will be heading down from his home state of Kentucky to spend a day at the  on November 5th. He will be talking how the art and gardens co-exist. The daytime event will feature a lecture and luncheon, but if a cocktail party is more your speed, come by in the evening for a special bourbon tasting, provided by , highlighting a couple of Jon’s favorite Kentucky drinks. Pick one event or join the Museum for both! I was lucky enough to catch up with this busy man and pick his brain for tips on making more spaces …

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One Spark Berlin

It just takes one spark to start a fire, and that is exactly what happened a couple of weeks ago for the  crew in Berlin. The Jacksonville organization made the move to take its brand all the way to Germany. The smaller, one-day test festival, called One Spark START: Berlin, made some changes to the Jacksonville concept to cater to a different European market. One Spark faced lots of challenges in ensuring that this would be a successful event, but the alterations to the original concept were just the right tweaks needed to ensure that a great group of creators, …

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Music of the Movement: A Night of Jazz and Blues at Cummer

Where: The Cummer Museum When: September 20 at 6pm Tickets: Members $20, Non-members $25 (bring chairs and/or blankets), Table of 10 $400 (table and chairs provided) Contact: (904)899-6038 In conjunction with the Civil Rights photography exhibit on loan from Atlanta’s ,  is hosting a night of music inspired by that era in their historic Gardens: Music of the Movement–A Night of Jazz and Blues. Round up a group of friends, pack a picnic and your favorite beverage (yes, you can also bring in your own alcohol), and head down to the Museum for a lovely concert overlooking the . If …

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Festival Fashions

With music festival season gearing up, get your wardrobe ready with a few quick tips • Make sure to pack lightly so you don’t have to stress about lugging or storing lots of luggage. Bring pieces in the same color palette, so they will mix with ease. • Pick one hippie-tastic flowing dress for dancing in the grass. Fringe tank tops that sway with your hips and the wind are highly suggested too! • Denim cutoffs are a must and can pair with tank tops or bikini tops. • Protect your silky skin with a big floppy hat and a …

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Our Shared Past Sara Pedigo Cummer Museum

Our Shared Past at the Cummer

Family is no easy subject, and the topic evokes such a wide range of emotion. Whether you have not talked to relatives in years or they just left a family dinner at your house, they are your blood. The new exhibit opening at The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, Our Shared Past, will be focusing on personal family imagery from the guest curator, Jefree Shalev. For those familiar with his curatorial work with the traverse nullspace gallery, this should surely pique interest. The concept of this show came to Jefree as he recently rediscovered a box of 8mm family …

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Edge City, Tom and Gunnel

Pick A Pair: Gunnel and Tom of Edge City in 5 Points

EU’s series on those who work to improve Jacksonville continues with two who are super-worthy of this recognition. Gunnel Humphreys and Tom McCleery are the intriguing faces behind the Jacksonville mainstay, Edge City. If you’re unfamiliar with these two, read on and you will quickly find yourself bee-lining it to to see what they are all about! Jacksonville became a better place in January 1976 when Tom McCleery got laid off from a job in the steel industry. That very same day, friend and founder of Riverside Avondale Preservation, , came knocking on his door, encouraging him to buy a …

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