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Meet the Curator: Aaron Levi Garvey

Meet the Curator: Aaron Levi Garvey

Aaron Levi Garvey is a force of nature. He’s served as an independent curator at major art institutions across the country, regularly writes and lectures about contemporary art culture, and currently serves as Guest Curator for the . Garvey chatted with EU Jacksonville Newspaper about his passion for museums, his family, the arts, and his plans for the future. Let’s start with a brief background. Where’d you grow up, what’s your alma mater, and who are the most influential people in your life?  Who is ?  I was born and raised in New York, then moved to Florida for High …

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Lost in Paradise at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens: Meet Artist Carlos Rolón

Lost in Paradise at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens: Meet Artist Carlos Rolón

Drive along Downtown Jacksonville’s Riverside Avenue and it’s nearly impossible to miss the seven-foot-tall mosaic sculptures standing sentry in front of the . Chicago-based multi-disciplinary artist Carlos Rolón’s sculpture collection Lost in Paradise hints at home yet draws inspiration from the natural landscapes, architecture, and the parallel histories of Puerto Rico and the American South. They beckon one to stop and stay a while, promising stories deeply riveting. “Lost in Paradise deals with Diaspora and cultural identity and I’m really interested in how that works within the institution,” Rolón says, “For this body of work, one that began with my …

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Gamaliel Rodriguez, Long Road Projects, Aaron Levi Garvey

Importing Artists: Long Road Projects Residency

When it comes to enriching the arts scene here in Jacksonville, sometimes it’s a little hard to be in the know when it comes to projects outside of the more storied institutions such as or the . One such series of projects that should be on your radar is . Simply, it’s “an artist residency, exhibition, and edition program dedicated to providing a platform for contemporary artists from diverse backgrounds, for mounting exhibitions and engaging with a community outside of their own.” Co-Founders and founded LRP in 2015. Like many in our community, they recognize that Jacksonville can be a …

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