Visual Art

The Wait For Dreams In Gold

Words by Courtney Thomassen   At 4AM on Thursday, October 27th, while most of us were still asleep, the first general admission ticket holders were arriving outside of Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina to line up for Greta Van Fleet’s Dreams in Gold tour. Waiting in line at 4AM for a 7PM show may seem excessive, but that’s just the half of it – literally. This show wasn’t set to begin at 7PM October 27th, it was scheduled for 7PM October 28th. When these fans arrived, armed with sleeping bags, blankets, and folding chairs, they were signing up for …

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The Age of Armor Exhibit

Words by Ambar Ramirez   As a little girl, I dreamed a knight in shining armor would save me from my one-story apartment and whisk me away on his white horse. But, of course, that’s a fairy tale, except that knights in shining armor very much existed. They just weren’t saving princesses from tall towers (and they probably didn’t own white horses).    On Oct. 21, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens revealed its newest exhibition to the public. As part of “The Age of Armor”: Treasures from the Higgins Armory Collection at the Worcester Art Museum, visitors can …

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Oh, the things you’ll learn!

Dr. Seuss is called many things. An artist, an inspiration, a motivator, but a racist? This was never the narrative until recently. With his childlike rhymes and colorful art, it seems that Dr. Seuss, too, has a colorful past. Before his famous tales, Dr. Seuss was the chief editorial and political cartoonist for the New York newspaper, PM, from 1941 to 1943. There he drew over 400 editorial cartoons highlighting political history. In many of these drawings, Seuss depicted Japanese, Arabs, and Africans in offensive and exaggerated ways. Even though Dr. Seuss’s aesthetic is interpreted as unusual and funny, many …

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Artists and educators Lance Vickery and Jenny Hager inspire aspiring artist and the community in general with their prolific public art

Jay Mafela Part of what makes Jacksonville so great is all the kinds of art one can find just by walking around. Some of the most memorable examples are giant sculptures by Lance Vickery and Jenny Hager. They have over 80 pieces of art in places from the Cummer Museum to the Jacksonville Zoo to Downtown. The two work as art professors at the University of North Florida. Hager is a professor of sculpture, while Vickery is an assistant professor in the same program. In addition to art  courses, Hager teaches a business in art class where young artists learn …

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November Entertainment Go-To Guide 2021

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