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

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

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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Phoenix Art District, Christy Frazier, Photo by Nate Price, Springfield, Jacksonville, Florida

Let Your Phoenix Flag Fly: A New Arts District in Springfield

“I’VE GOT A SCHOOL TO BUILD.” Phoenix Arts District (P.A.D.) is prepping to be a game changer for Jacksonville. The district will house the Jacksonville Florida School of the Arts (JFSOTA), and will be a community space with lots of moving parts. The major focus will be on hands-on art education and building a home for local and visiting artists. P.A.D. is such a big undertaking that it needs a whole community of support–and thankfully there is a great team working on it. Local entrepreneur Christy Frazier and her business partner Aislynn Thomas-McDonald are at the helm. The two met …

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A Visit to Mixon Studios

likes to bring together disparate and incongruous objects and see what beautiful accidents emerge. In his studio, you’ll find bronze breasts, a scale model of the Sears Tower, chicken wire, and old glass. He loves to pick his way through scrapyards. Edelson’s latest artwork may be his biggest yet. It juxtaposes a former industrial detergent plant, the infamously polluted , and fine art. He calls it . Mixon Studios takes its name from Mixon Town, which Google Maps calls this Industrial Gothic district north of and I-10, though the City of Jacksonville collectively calls several neighborhoods including Mixon Town, Honeymoon, …

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IgersJax_Downtown Jax iphone_photo by @mr_brileyx

The 21 Most Instagrammed Places in Jacksonville

The Instagram app, without a doubt, has been the driving force behind the revival of photography over the past 5 years. Sure, there’s the rise of the smartphone camera giving us the ability to take photos at any moment—nowadays, everyone has a camera in their pocket—but the inspiration among today’s masses to take more pictures and have people actually see them, comes from Instagram, or “IG” for short. There’s something going on inside the walls of Instagram that you just can’t find on Facebook or Twitter. Perhaps it’s the simple interface, along with the near non-existence of sharp everyday scrutiny, …

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Love Brigade, Jacksonville, FL, Kickstarter

Fashion Label Love Brigade Relaunches Through Local Love

Love Brigade, the positivity-centered clothing brand, is reclaiming their roots in owner ’s hometown for their remarkable Fall 2015 relaunch. Previously, gained notoriety in their mission to pioneer “Souldiers” in search of a brighter world, through the street-cool style of Brooklyn fashion. Now nine years later, Key is in hopes to relaunch the brand in the flourishing city of Jacksonville, Florida, to continue strengthening Love Brigade’s quest and to also give back to her hometown. “I set sail in 2003 with the goal to absorb as much as I could about the fashion industry throughout England and New York City, in order to bring that …

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Sculptor Dolf James: A Love of Metal, Community & Public Art

 has worked hard these past years. Ever since imagination #2, he has diligently been a mentor to many young artists, a gatekeeper for dozens of artists at in Historic Riverside, and a working sculptor. His number 1 with an asterisk debuted at the inaugural One Spark event. He has continued to be a voice in the region regarding art and culture, and he has developed a studio worth salivating over at CoRK that’s a true sculptor’s paradise— and the door is locked, so he can work. When asked what he thinks about the impact of the recent J. Johnson Gallery …

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