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Hope McMath with The Space Gallery Directors, Matthew and Laura Bennett // Photo by Francesco Salomoni

At the Intersection of Art and Activism

EVENT: A More Perfect Union: Explorations of Human Rights DATE: February 3 to February 28 VENUE: The Space Gallery (120 E. Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202) MORE INFO: Facebook Event When curator lifted A More Perfect Union from the as the title of her latest exhibition project, she knew exactly what she was doing. “As a nation,” says McMath, “we haven’t even met the baseline of what’s been defined as ‘a perfect union.’ But that baseline kind of sucked.” Through the Union of 25 mixed-medium artists at in downtown Jacksonville, McMath aims to highlight the post-election conversation surrounding universal human rights. …

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Hooking Us All Together: MOCA’s ARTIST IN RESIDENCE MARY RATCLIFF

I go looking for ’s studio space during an evening soiree at the . The smiling girl at the front check-in points me to the elevator in the back, so I dart around waitstaff offering trays of appetizers, devoured daintly by freshly-shaved gentlemen in sport coats, and ladies in reflective jewelry and pointy shoes. Away from the crowd, on the 5th floor, I find Mary, a tiny woman in jeans and a t-shirt with a vaguely Indian-inspired print. She’s crocheting a navy yarn chain, sitting comfortably in a papasan piled with pillows. I’ve come to talk with her about her …

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