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November Art Listings 2022

The Art Center Gallery tacjacksonvillegallery.org   Butterfield Garage Art Gallery Featured artists: Daniel Callahan and Michael Higbe butterfieldgarage.com   The Corner Gallery at The Jessie “Past, Present, Future: Rivers, Threads, Pockets and Bubbles” featuring works by Dustin Harewood, Malcolm Jackson, Toni Smailagić and Jordan Walter, through Nov. 2 movingthemargins.org   Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens “Deborah Robert: I’m,” through Dec. 4 “Revolve: Spotlight on the Permanent Collection,” through Nov. 13 “Frieseke in Florida: Memories of Jacksonville in the 1880s,” through Jan. 1 “The Age of Armor: Treasures from the Higgins Armory Collection at the Worcester Art Museum,” Oct. 21 …

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Deborah Robert’s “I’M” Exhibit

Societal beauty standards, racism, gun violence, and stereotypes are just a few of the topics commented on in Deborah Roberts’s “I’m” exhibit. After hard work and determination to tell the stories of those not listened to, Robert’s work has been displayed and exhibited across the U.S. and Europe. And now until Dec. 4, “I’m” exhibit can be found at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens. The large collages, mostly of Black boys and girls, on white backgrounds hung on white walls of the private space make it hard to feel like you are alone while viewing Roberts’ work. While …

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Fine Lines

Too often a line is drawn between art that is sometimes considered “low-brow” —illustration—and “high-brow”—fine art. Local designer and illustrator Michael Slayton is working to blur the divide with “Fine Lines,” an exhibit featuring six local visual artists who straddle that rule between illustration and fine art. Slayton has had his hand (and pencil) in all things Jacksonville (you might recognize his giant illustrations lining the walls of the Cummer Museum where he served as the art director). Always working for the greater good of the community, he now designs for Feeding Northeast Florida but has also illustrated for businesses …

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Trade of the Timeless

Words by Jordan Hoover Tucked into a rich forest of stray cats, deeply embedded in a section of one of the blue-collar working belts of Jacksonville, lives a tall red building with bay doors halfway open. Inside the hum of an air compressor powers a wall vacuum, paint fumes funneling through a filtration system in one room of the trade-enriched building. The main shop area is littered with motorcycle-related items that have spanned the test of time, engines from the 1940s, hand-built frames, tools, machinery, springer forks glimmering from beneath their covers, everything awaiting their turn to be of use. …

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Gogh This Way

A ten-year art career turned into centuries of fame by Carmen Macri The Beyond Van Gogh immersive art experience has made its way to Jacksonville and empowers you to take a stroll through Van Gogh’s mind. Alluring paintings are brought to life with floor-to-ceiling projections. Engrossing me into Starry Night as the painting dances around the room. A sense of serenity washes over as I wander into the painting itself. Its almost if my feet had a mind of their own; I couldnt help but whirl around alongside it. I had the opportunity of chatting with Fanny Curtat, the art …

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Visualizing Energy

A profile on professional artist Mobarick Abdullah III As a young boy, Mobarick Abdullah III got a set of crayons from his mother. He was so excited, he used them to draw all over her white walls. “I didn’t get in trouble for it, so I knew at that point I probably had a journey in the art world,” said Abdullah. Abdullah, a professional artist, has been showcasing his art work since high school, where he would use music events at school held as a way of advertising his artwork. He has always been into color and expression, using them …

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A Tangible Glimpse at Society

Self-published work pushes through the clutter of ‘likes’ by way of hands, not thumbs Before hopping on the phone with creators of Duval Comic and Zine Fest (DCAZ Fest)  to get the scoop on the previously postponed event happening in the Jacksonville Main Public Library on Oct. 22, I spent a brief period in the library’s Zine Zone. Lined chronologically on the wall, skinny pamphlets of neon blue and pink poked out of the sea of preserving plastic baggies. Unsure of the content due to the lack of a spine on most of the publications, I grabbed one at random, …

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Night at the (Cummer) Museum

I didn’t know what to expect when walking through the double doors of the Cummer Museum, the sun beginning to set behind me. Would the paintings come to life? Would I need to save the outside world from angry statues that are tired of living a life in stone and marble? I watched Night at the Museum the day before and took some notes, just in case. Instead of statues dancing through the lively kids section, I found a peaceful studio full of easels and eager artists getting ready to draw with artist William McMahan. For the first 30 minutes …

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