Shutter to Think: MOCA’s Unverified Photo Exhibit Plays with Reality

Jennifer B. Thoreson, MOCA Jacksonville, Unverified, Downtown Jacksonville, Florida

All photographs are a record of what the photographer trained his or her lens on at a given moment, but not all photographs are meant to depict reality. MOCA’s new exhibit Unverified examines this. Featuring the works of collaborative artist team Kahn and Selesnick, Robert and Shana Parke Harrison, Jojakim Cortis and Adrian Sonderegger, Lori Nix, Jennifer B. Thoreson, and Thomas Jackson, Unverified is an exhibition of staged scenes and alternate realities that disrupt the narrative that a photograph is merely an objective record. An opening reception is held from 6-8pm January 11th in the UNF Gallery of MOCA Jacksonville. …

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Discussing Desserts with Cowford Chophouse’s Michael Bump

Michael Bump, Executive Pastry Chef of the Forking Amazing Restaurant Group / Photo by Nate Mayo, Cowford Chophouse, Downtown Jacksonville, Florida

Michael Bump continues his dessert dominance at Cowford Chophouse, and he’s just getting started. It’s not just Cowford Chophouse; MB is running the dessert program for the whole : , , and  . Cowford Chophouse is the new kid on the block (in specifically), and it’s on everyone’s restaurant hit list. I got to try Cowford for dinner and after devouring oysters, steak tartare, and a Filet topped with foie gras, I knew what time it was: DESSERT time! The server went through the dessert menu, but I heard nothing as Cinnamon Rolls stuffed with creme brûlée started to roll …

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Changing Fashion for Changing Times: Dressing Downton Abbey in St. Augustine

BY MARCIA LANE The Dowager Countess, Lady Mary Crawley, Bates and Lord Grantham — or at least their clothing — are going to feel right at home at St. Augustine’s Lightner Museum as Dressing Downton opens for a three-month visit. Beginning in October, expect Britain to rule again—at least in the corridors, hallways, and ballroom of the Lightner as special tours, speakers, and events enhance the exhibit at the former Alcazar Hotel. Dressing Downton displays 36 authentic Victorian-era costumes and accessories from the television drama in the third floor ballroom. “We’ve been told over the three months to expect 80,000 …

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Celebrate the Holidays in #DTJax at The Spirit of Giving Art Walk!

#DTJax Art Walk, Spirit of Giving

MAYOR CURRY TO HOST A TREE LIGHTING IN HEMMING PARK AT 6:45pm Headquarters at Hemming Park. Enjoy live performances by Duly Noted, Players by the Sea, Scott Jones School of Dance and Groove Coalition beginning at 5 p.m. on the main stage. Grab a cup of hot cocoa and join as he lights the tree near the fountain at 6:45 p.m. Throughout the night, shop local for holiday gifts, enjoy food trucks and a beer tent, and bring the little ones for rides on the “Polar Express” train. Plus, embrace the Spirit of Giving this month and bring a new, unused …

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Jacksonville International Airport Arts Commission: Abstraction — Bold + Beautiful

Rob Middleton, RMiddleton, Haskell Gallery,Jacksonville International Airport Arts Commission A Bold + Beautiful Abstractions, Photo from Jen Jones

ROB MIDDLETON, CYNTHIA WALBURN, & STEPHANIE CAFCULES Abstract art is made for emotion. It’s open and free, a democratic form made for the artist to interpret their feelings and for the viewer to interpret from there. It makes the viewer question what it represents, if anything at all. It’s a surprising art form, and sometimes the most surprising thing about it is where it’s located. The Haskell Gallery, located in the pre-security, has been housing art for over 20 years. Its newest addition is Abstraction: Bold + Beautiful, showcasing abstract works by three local artists. “This show is one of …

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Yellow House: An Intersection of Art, Community, and Social Justice

Hope McMath, Yellow House, Art, Activism, Jacksonville, Florida

Hope McMath, a leader in the Jacksonville arts community, has moved on from her post as director at the , to run a new endeavor–Yellow House. Inside Yellow House, just across from the , at first glance, it looks like a gallery, albeit one with storage issues–besides art, the first room of the gallery features pallets of water, cereal boxes and other sundries, ready to go to communities in need. When hurricane Irma hit, mobilized as quickly as possible, getting much needed supplies to those living in Jacksonville, especially in the Washington Heights area, which was flooded. She had specific …

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Ancient Rome: Epic Innovators and Engineers at MOSH through Jan 28

Ancient Rome: Epic Innovators and Engineers, Museum of Science and History, MOSH, Jacksonville, Florida

JACKSONVILLE – Imagine traveling back two thousand years to a time of mighty heroes and powerful emperors. Now imagine having the opportunity to use mighty Roman war machines, sundials and water clocks, grinding mills, pottery wheels and much more. That is what is coming to the on September 23, when the acclaimed and award-winning Italian exhibition, Ancient Rome: Epic Innovators and Engineers, opens to the public and runs through January 28, 2018. The interactive exhibition explores an epic period during which Rome conquered much of the ancient world through military ingenuity, oversaw significant feats of construction and pioneered technological innovations that affect our lives today. It features …

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PHOTOS: Solar-Powered Spacesuit, BlessYourHeartCrew Collaborative Exhibition

Solar Powered Space Suit, FSCJ Kent Campus Gallery, Bless Your Heart Crew, Photo by Cristina Danielle O'Connor

The #BlessYourHeartCrew unveiled their collaborative exhibition called SolarPoweredSpaceSuit September 19 at FSCJ Kent Campus Gallery featuring artists , , , , , and . Checkout the show in room E112A, it’s open Monday-Thursday 10am-3pm. Here’s a sneak peak from photographer Cristina Danielle O’Connor:

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ArtRepublic: International Art Expo Brings More Murals To Downtown Jacksonville, Florida

Dourone and David Petroni, Photo by Jason Infader Moale, Art Republic, Downtown Jacksonville, ArtRepublic

ARTREPUBLIC RETURNS TO DOWNTOWN JACKSONVILLE FOR YEAR 2 At the surface, street art is about filling an empty space with something beautiful. But the beating heart of the movement is centered around transformation. Street art invokes inspiration. Concepts develop in technicolor, ideas that stimulate growth and inspire change one bold stroke at a time. With street art, beautiful things can happen. For the second year, ArtRepublic has curated a collection of the most prolific artists to participate in the 12-day exhibition November 1-12 in the . The lineup, as announced exclusively to EU Jacksonville, features artists Faith47, Hush, DALeast, Okuda, …

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Honoring Our Fallen: Duval County Veterans Memorial Wall in Downtown Jacksonville

Duval County Veterans Memorial Wall in Jacksonville, FL, Robin Kiely, Photo Fran Ruchalski

Our Veterans Memorial Wall is unusual in that it honors all six branches of the military: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine. The 65 foot-long monument lists the names of soldiers from World War I through the War on Terror, with a connection to Jacksonville, most often through attending high school here. A torch with an eternal flame stands in front of the monument. The Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Wall can be found at 1145 East Adams Street, adjacent to . It’s also recorded as the second largest wall in the country, only behind the Vietnam Veteran’s …

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