Local Artists

Canvas Chronicles: Meet Wendy Sullivan, the Artist Who Made the Starry Night Out of Hair Extensions

Words by Su Ertekin-Taner Artist Wendy Sullivan’s house and barn are full of bins. Unlike the uber-organized parent or the halfway-moved homeowner though, Sullivans bins don’t store the children’s newest baubles or appliances respectively. Her collection of plastic bins are not household treasures at all — and especially don’t lend themselves to the household part of that phrase.    Instead, Sullivan’s bins hold used takeout containers, discarded textiles, nostalgic chunky telephones a couple decades past their prime, straws and chopsticks, computer parts, dismantled musical instruments, rusty tools, Happy Meal toys, and one particular metal fan grill that she adventurously won …

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November Art Listing

The Art Center Cooperative  “Glimpses: Paul Lanier,” through Nov. 3 “Patterns,” Nov. 6-Dec. 8 tacjacksonville.org     Beaches Museum “American Dream: Steps Toward Abstraction | Caitlin Flynn,” through Nov. 5 beachesmuseum.org   Butterfield Garage Art Gallery Works by Amy Hemphill Dove, Nancy Hamlin–Vogle, Sydney McKenna, Jan Miller, Debra Mixon Holliday, Paula Pascucci, Ron Vellucci and Cindy Wilson butterfieldgarage.com   CoRK Arts District Open Studios Event, Nov. 18-19 corkartsdistrict.com   The Corner Gallery at The Jessie “Lillian Blades: Fragmental Reflections,” through Nov. 1 “Hiromi Moneyhun: Shibani,” through Nov. 11-Feb. 7 facebook.com/movingthemargins   Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens “Fake News & Lying …

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Palette Popstar

Janaya Bradley is a self-taught visual artist, “sometimes” creative writer, model and full-time ‘bad bitch’    Words and Photos by Carmen Macri    “I went to school for creative writing, which is why I’m a ‘sometimes writer,’ “but school beat the passion for writing out of my body,” Bradley recalled. “But I still wanted to be creative, so I decided to change mediums.”    Choosing that path turned out to be one of the best decisions she ever made, and it brought positive impacts to both her own life journey and the lively city of Jacksonville. With her art, Bradley …

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November Entertainment Go-To Guide 2021

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The Anti-Aestheticist: Casey VanDyke

Never in my life have I had an interviewee ask for the camera during a video shoot, but halfway through filming with Casey VanDyke I found myself in front of the camera rather than behind it.  VanDyke is a visual artist living in Jacksonville Beach. His art transcends period movements as much as it does medium. Focusing on self-identity and introspection, his most recent series, “A Thought In My Head,” combines photographic self-portraits with paint and words from his journal to portray different aspects of his mental space. The series is about to go on view at the Atlantic Center …

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What’s Next for Scotty Briggs’ Art? Show Up, Create, & Savor the Whole Human Experience

Scotty Briggs Art

It’s not hard to understand why ’ paintings are in such high demand. With subject matter as diverse as neon dive-bar brands, Hindu deities and Catholic saints, run-on catch phrase sentences, pop culture portraits, and under-water vignettes, Briggs has created a niche for himself that defies all definitions of the word ‘niche’. His style extends beyond the reach of any singular mode of painting because he is continually experimenting with his craft, and has become quite comfortable in the all-encompassing art land of what next?  Over the past three years, Briggs has made his presence known more so as a …

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The Stories Within: Tiffany Manning Teams Up with Daughter for New Exhibit

Cathedral Arts Project, The Art of Allowing: Tiffany Manning Teams Up with Daughter for New Exhibit

“I’ve painted my whole life …. in my head. Four years ago, I decided I was tired of standing in my own way, I just wanted to paint; to make some marks and fall in love with them. From an inner joy perspective, these have been the best four years of my life.” – Jacksonville artist Tiffany Manning Tiffany Manning exudes an effervescent joy that is contagious. When viewing and experiencing her artwork, this sparkling energy she carries is evident in each color loaded brushstroke. She is joy, integrity, spontaneity, and freedom and these personality traits become ours as she …

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Through Local Lens: Toni Smailagic is Introducing Jacksonville to Jacksonville

Through Local Lens: Toni Smailagic is Introducing Jacksonville to Jacksonville

Interview with Toni Smailagic By the time you read this, you will have about 1 week left to order your very own copy of a ground-breaking photography book depicting the people and places we all collectively home. Local photographer and owner of Cr8Jax, , is currently running a campaign to get his very first photo book into print edition! If you haven’t noticed Smailagic peeking from behind his lens around town before, there is a grand chance you might catch a glimpse of yourself in one of his sensational images from various events around town over the last few years. …

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