ART

Honest Art

Inside the Mind of Henry Nader The first time his paintings were on public display Henry R. Nader watched through the gallery window. Rather than pushing himself, his views and his artistic intentions onto the viewers, he sat back, observed and let people experience his art in the most natural way possible: through their own curiosity with their own interpretation. “I saw people having conversations around my pieces. I’m not sure what they had to say, but I’m happy to have sparked any conversation. Even if they were just talking about how much they hated it,” Nader recalled cheekily. Henry …

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July Art Listings

Beaches Fine Arts Series •Visual arts by Pablo Rivera beachesfinearts.org Butterfield Garage Art Gallery • Featured art by Dee Roberts through July •Works by Gerald Brummer, Michael Fitzpatrick, Nancy Hamlin-Vogler, Jan Miller, Dee Roberts, Juliana Romnes and Ron Vellucci butterfieldgarage.com The Corner Gallery at The Jessie •Erin Kendrick: “Shelter in Place,” through Aug. 3 dupontcenter.org Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens •“Buddha and Shiva, Lotus and Dragon: Masterworks From the Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection at Asia Society,” through Sept. 18 •“Revolve: Spotlight on the Permanent Collection,” through Nov. 13 •“Frieseke in Florida: Memories of Jacksonville in …

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Artist Profile: Dallas Primavera

Janie Day Dallas Primavera’s artistic evolution began when he was in elementary school. His principal created a program allowing one person from each grade to receive art lessons for two hours every Friday afternoon. Primavera was chosen and participated throughout the third, fourth and fifth grades. He recalls that this was the first time he was ever rewarded for his actions. During his sophomore year in high school, he worked in telemarketing recruiting people for taste tests. He was very good at his job, so he would finish his work at the beginning of his shift and then draw for …

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June Art Listings

June 1 Super Wonderful Crazy Fun-Time Circus 502 N. Hogan St. 904tix.com June 18 Afrofuturism Experience presents “AF3 Digital Art Fest 2022” WJCT Studios afrofuturismexperience.com June 26 S.H.E. Art Exhibition by Nykia Jackson SixThreeFour sixthreefourjax.com June 26 904 Pop Up Seawalk Pavilion facebook.com/904popup Beaches Fine Arts Series • Visual arts by Pablo Rivera St. Paul’s by the Sea Episcopal Church beachesfinearts.org Butterfield Garage Art Gallery • Featured art by Susan Smith, June 1-30 • Works by Gerald Brummer, Michael Fitzpatrick, Nancy Hamlin-Vogler, Jan Miller, Dee Roberts, Juliana Romnes and Ron Vellucci butterfieldgarage.com The Corner Gallery at The Jessie • Erin …

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The Life-Saving Power of Art

The Performance Academy of Jacksonville seeks support from the community for its youth-minded programs Nikesha Elise Williams The arts saved my life. Piano lessons, dance classes, writing; as a child these were my outlets when feelings bigger than myself overwhelmed my body. As an adult it is the discipline I learned in studying dance, the patience I learned in playing a song, and the freedom I found in giving myself over to a blank page that I rely on in my work as a journalist and author. Artistic pursuits gave me purpose, gifted me with language, though not always verbal, …

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