Tag Archives: Jim Draper

Intentional Boredom at the University of North Florida

EVENT: Series of Boring Events WHERE: University of North Florida (1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224) WHEN: March 1-3, March 15, April 3-7, April 20 is the first to admit that his latest art venture, Watching Paint Dry, began as a joke. When he first expressed his interest in hosting a Series of Boring Events to University of North Florida Gallery of Art Coordinator , Draper replied, “You should just have students come into the gallery and watch paint dry.” Lunberry told Draper, “That’s a great idea.” The UNF Professor of English hosted the performance event as part of the …

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Jacksonville Artists FACE FORWARD

, an exhibit featuring 30 artists who present their interpretations of themselves through the use of various types of media for self-portraiture is now at the starting on October 1. Interior designer-artist , member of the Airport Arts Commission, issued a challenge to the 30 artists which has resulted in this hallmark show. “We wanted to create an exhibition that showcased the incredible breadth of talent in Northeast Florida. Challenging artists to do self-portraits creates an environment of introspection and thoughtfulness guaranteed to produce an enticing and provocative  show.” Artists were given a defined space to produce their self-portrait–a 24-inch square box–and …

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Year Of The River: ENVIROFEST

The Year of the River is an initiative by bringing together more than 50 institutions to raise awareness of the St. Johns River as the “cultural current” of our city and an important driver for economic development, recreation, tourism and quality of life throughout Northeast Florida. @CulturalFusionJax #yotr One of the most unique collaborations surrounding the lineup of activities is the , a family friendly event centered on raising environmental awareness through the arts, education, and music. This event is a partnership between the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens and the City of Jacksonville’s Environmental Protection Board, which develops …

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Pecha Kucha: Year of the River

   Event: Pecha Kucha: Year of the River When: Thursday, June 18, happy hour at 6 p.m., presentations at 7 p.m. Location: MOCA Jacksonville Tickets: Free Contact: www.mocajacksonville.org or www.pechakucha.org   was introduced in Tokyo in 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. The word is Japanese: a term for the sound of conversation or chit-chat. As it is used today, Pecha Kucha is a presentation style of 20 images at 20 seconds each, which makes for rapid, fun imagery and impressions. Pecha Kucha has quickly gained international appeal with events …

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Hoptinger Bier Garden & Sausage House opens in Jacksonville Beach

Dish Update, May 2015: Eat, Drink & Be Merry in Jacksonville

Food Editor Erin Thursby reports on where to eat, drink and be merry in the greater Jacksonville area. Thursby also serves as the Executive Director of , a non-profit organization that serves to foster and preserve local cuisine, educating the public about local food and beverage sources, local restaurants and North Florida dishes. Foodie News Hoptinger Bier Garden & Sausage House We’ve been eagerly awaiting the opening of the Hoptinger Bier Garden & Sausage House since last year. It’s finally open at 333 1st St N in . Craft beer, full bar and a menu of sausages, brats, and, surprisingly, …

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Cowford Chophouse

COWFORD CHOPHOUSE PARTNERS ANNOUNCE PROJECT UPDATES

New logo, restaurant group name, and milestones shared at a press conference April 28, 2015 — Jacksonville, Fla. —  and , the business partners behind the , announced new milestones for the upcoming  restaurant during a press conference this morning with city leaders to provide updates about the project. They were joined by ; , CEO of the ; , chairman of the Downtown Investment Authority; and City Council Member , who serves as the  liaison for the Downtown Investment Authority. Fraser Burns opened the press conference by announcing the formation of , a restaurant group that comprises  at the …

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