Kerry Speckman

Pickleball Proves Great Minds Dink Alike

This article was previously published in Folio in February 2021 and has been updated to include additional resources. To the uninitiated, “pickleball” might sound like some weird appetizer your grandmother brings to family picnics. Or a gala for gherkin lovers. What it actually is, however, is a sport. And not just any sport but one of the fastest growing recreational sports in the U.S. with almost 4.8 million regular players, a 40% increase since 2019. So how is it that a game made up in the ‘60s by a couple of dads to entertain their bored kids become the biggest …

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Project Atrium at MOCA celebrates 10 years with special exhibition

And MOCA Jacksonville marks the occasion by going back to the drawing board. Literally. In 2010, artists Christina Foard and Dolf James conceived of Imagination Squared, an exhibition featuring works by local artists of all ages, walks of life and skill levels.The concept was a huge hit, attracting 5,000 visitors for its opening and inspiring the creation of Project Atrium, a 40-foot-tall gallery space showcasing site-specific and site-sensitive installations on the museum’s first floor. The idea to revisit Imagination Squared was sparked by MOCA Executive Director Caitlín Doherty and Senior Curator Ylva Rouse who wanted to engage the public in expressing …

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