Tag Archives: Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville (MOCA Jacksonville)

Contemporary Realism at MOCA

On September 12th, for their patrons and members only, unveils an exhibit featuring American contemporary painters , , , , , , , and . There is a reception for patrons from 6-7pm, followed by one from 7-9 pm for museum members. The general public is invited to the exhibition on September 13 through January 4. These eight current artists present a look into the contemporary trend of the realist figurative painting movement. “My portraits are about the relationship between the person and the place, especially working-class people in my age range, who are returning from college or the military …

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Oktoberfest at Art Walk Returns to Downtown

Kicking off Jacksonville’s scene,  will put a little polka in your step and beauty in your brain with Oktoberfest at Art Walk. Join Downtown Vision as you grab your liebling (darling), dust off your dirndl (for the ladies) or lederhosen (for the gents), grab your most ornate beer stein or bierkrug, and head Downtown with 15,000 of your closest friends on Wednesday, October 1. From 5-10pm, this arts and culture celebration lights up Downtown. Hundreds of area artists display at more than fifty venues, including ten permanent arts venues and galleries. Plus, on Art Walk night, enjoy free admission to …

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Cultural Council has new leadership – Tony Allegretti

A new leader has taken over the reins of , circled round his staff, and forged a collaborative path for its future.  has a vision, and he wants you to come along and be part of it.  Born in , with stops in Venice, Gulf Breeze, Florida, along the way, Allegretti has long been moving in the spheres of marketing, advocacy and art. Starting out in criminology at FSU, he began to sell ATMs in the Panhandle.Allegretti found himself at home selling and packaging ideas. He dabbled in the trade shows and set up ATM displays out of Fort Walton. …

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MOCA’s Project Atrium: Caroline Lathan-Stiefel “Wider Than the Sky”

From pipe cleaners to reused and recognized old fabrics, Pennsylvania artist  is preparing a monumental textile sculpture that will be suspended from skylight girders and cascade down to the floor 40-feet below in the Museum of Contemporary Art’s () Haskell Atrium Gallery. Influenced early on by textural components used in everyday life, such as pipe cleaners and swatches of frayed fabric woven and sewed, Lathan-Stiefel’s work has caressed walls, gently fallen over roofs of brick buildings, even been suspended from ceilings. The patterning and translucency of textural elements spark her creativity and are paralleled with the language of the brain …

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Snyder Memorial

One Spark Creator-Snyder Memorial

Within a block of you can find books at the and , and an enormous variety of artworks at the ,  and. What’s missing? One Spark creator Amplify, Inc., seeks to transform the long-unoccupied Snyder Memorial Church at the corner of Laura and Monroe Streets into a temple of music. Their vision calls for practice and training spaces, a recording studio and the main performance space. If Amplify meets their $25,000 goal they intend to earmark those funds into designing a full-on capital campaign to raise enough to renovate and preserve this downtown landmark.

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Material Transformations at MOCA

The new mantra of life on earth is very simple, as it has to do with the Three Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. How do we begin to change our lifestyles? When do we realize our throw-away society no longer works in a world that believes “out of sight, out of mind” is an excuse to throw everyday objects into the trash? Our collective and global society must change in order to save our planet. Many objects in our everyday world move through our lives without much notice. However, seven artists have found beauty and inspiration in these mundane pieces …

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