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Cummer Museum to Reopen Gardens

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens will open in phases, beginning June 20, 2020. The first phase of the Museum’s reopening will restore community access to the historic riverfront gardens; phase two will include the Museum’s galleries and exhibitions. Details are as follows: The gardens will reopen for a special free admission weekend starting on June 20, 2020. Free admission on Saturday, June 20, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., has been sponsored by Florida Blue. Free admission on Sunday, June 21, will be available to all guests from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The gardens will be closed for …

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Enrich their Break: Jacksonville’s 2018 Summer Camps for Kids

Arts and culture are for everyone, including our young ones. Often camps are their first glimpses into their future careers, hobbies, interests, and lifelong friendships. Here we highlight a selection of summer camps sure to enrich the long days.    PERFORMING ARTS CAMPS June 3–10 PRELUDE CHAMBER MUSIC CAMP From beginners to master musicians, different tracks of small ensembles (usually 3–4 in an ensemble) are organized based on instrument mix, skills, performance experience, maturity, and other important small-ensemble considerations. Whether you have a pre-formed ensemble or want to be placed, there’s always a spot for you. Complementary small ensembles are …

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Ten Questions: Terrance Patterson, Founder and Artistic Director of the Ritz Chamber Players

10 Questions courtesy of our friends at the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville: According to the League of American Orchestras, fewer than two percent (2%) of professional classical musicians in the United States are African-American.  The 2010 Census, which is the most recent Census survey, showed that individuals who identify as African-American represent roughly thirteen percent (13%) of the US population. The disheartening statistic related to the number of African-Americans professionally involved in classical music is one of the motivators that led to the founding of the Ritz Chamber Players. Founded in 2002 by , the stopped charging admission to their concerts …

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LIFT: Contemporary Expressions of the African American Experience

The framework for the art showing at the ’s exhibition , left a lot of room for expression, giving artists the words and melody of the song ‘Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing’ as an inspiration. Director says that they asked the artists to “marry the message in that song with who you are, and how you are looking at our contemporary situation, around race, around equity, around inclusion, around brutality and hope.” “marry the message in that song with who you are, and how you are looking at our contemporary situation, around race, around equity, around inclusion, around brutality and …

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“Constellations” In-The-Round at the Cummer

The 5 & Dime Theatre Company A Dual Critics Review by Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom [email protected] The opened British playwright ’s thought-provoking “’’ on July 8, 2016. It will run at the in Jacksonville’s Riverside neighborhood through July 17. Visit www.the 5anddime.org for more information and tickets. Since its debut in 2011, The 5 & Dime has brought eighteen previous intriguing/challenging plays to Jacksonville audiences using various venues. Their current production lives up to the standards they have set. “Constellation” can be an education for those who see it. The play suggests that we may be living in a …

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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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Year of the River – Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

By: Amber Sesnick Year of the River has provided a platform for artists, environmentalists, and historians to engage visitors in a dynamic discussion of the , which has been called the cultural current of our city. The river has been an important factor in economic growth, recreation, and creating better quality of life for Jacksonville residents.  Through art and cultural experiences, it has been possible to increase awareness around its importance and well-being. More than 90,000 people from the Jacksonville community were able to view Reflections: Artful Perspectives on the St. Johns River and engage in its related programming. From interpretive dance …

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Gone Fishin’ for Arts and Culture: FISH FUSION

Connecting three community institutions – one artistic, one cultural, and one financial – across the river and through our streets with a bit of clay and a lot of imagination: that’s the concept behind Fish Fusion, an initiative taken up by The of Art & Gardens and their partners, and the , Jacksonville. Crafted during Cultural Fusion’s Year of the River, these imaginative pieces will link the two museum campuses to each other and to the broader community with site-specific installations coming soon. Children from the community have been invited to create the small clay fish at events like summer …

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#JaxOutings: Why the Cummer Museum is Taking its Art to the Streets

If you’ve been downtown at all over the past few weeks, you may have spotted them suddenly gazing down at you on Forsyth Street during your ride into work, sneaking up on you from the side of a building as you have lunch in , or maybe one caught you by surprise one night while you were grabbing a drink at . What I’m referring to, and what has all of Jacksonville buzzing lately, is the beautiful artwork of the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens permanent collection, blown-up and adhered to weather-worn corners, alley walls, and abandoned buildings in …

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Lions & Tiger & Bears, Oh My! “WIZARD OF OZ”

CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH THEATRE REVIEW Ponte Vedra Beach’s Christ Episcopal Church and The Mallory Fine Arts Fund opened a two-weekend run of the classic “Wizard of Oz” on April 23, 2015. The spring production has become an annual event; previous productions included “,”, “,” and “.” If you read no further, let it be known this is an excellent production, with excellent performances and is probably the most colorful version we have ever seen. Just imagine over forty-plus actors on stage at the same time in the scene, all dressed in different costumes and hats, displaying multiple colors from the …

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