Tag Archives: Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

Jax Poetry Fest Celebrates National Poetry Month in Downtown Jax for the 4th Year

It’s thought-provoking and inspiring, emotional and raw, connecting us all through the power of the written word. In celebration of National Poetry Month, Hope at Hand presents the 4th Annual Jax Poetry Fest with free community workshops and presentations by a collection of local poets, writers and spoken-word artists in . Jax Poetry Fest is an annual event produced by the North Florida nonprofit every April during National Poetry Month to inspire community-based poetry projects and engage the community. The inaugural Poetry Fest was held in 2016. Now in its fourth year, the festival has grown in terms of both …

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Art Republic, Jacksonville, Florida, Downtown Art District, Jessica Santiago, Art (Re)Public, Downtown Jacksonville

ART REPUBLIC: The Creative Intervention invading Jacksonville’s Urban Core

THE WALLS Guest artists will begin to invade Jacksonville November 1 and 2, and begin to execute their mural designs in real-time. Walls featuring the Downtown Art District murals will include: FESTIVAL SCHEDULE Concierges will ensure a welcoming experience for all participating artists, including a Private Artist Lounge, city excursions to introduce each of them to Jacksonville, and a slew of events: DOWNTOWN ART DISTRICT From Jacksonville’s genesis as an early 20th century cultural destination for film and music, there is a move afoot to enhance and designate the as a nationally recognized Art District by visionary , founder of the non-profit …

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Tony Aiuppy, the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Florida, EU Jacksonville, #thonyaiuppy, #culturalcouncilofgreaterjacksonvlleflorida, #moreartculture, #eujacksonville, #eujax

THONY THE ROAD WE TROD: 10 QUESTIONS WITH ARTIST THONY AIUPPY

10 Questions courtesy of our friends at the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville Thony Aiuppy is a practicing visual artist and an art educator. He is also a husband and father of three children.  He and his family live in the . Making Springfield home for he and his family was an intentional act after previously residing in both and . The diversity of the area appealed to Thony, as did the urban neighborhood’s history. In his blog Thony has said the following about Springfield: “This is the setting for which my journey starts in regards to the story of the work …

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Art with a Heart in Healthcare, Wolfson Children's Hospital, MOCA Jacksonville

Inside the Outline: Art With a Heart Show Opening at MOCA

What makes you happy? Often times, a young person’s hospital stay can be confusing, and so much of what happens with illness and the treatment of it can leave the patient feeling powerless. That’s where art comes in, reaching the part of the patient that still gets to be the decider, creator, inventor. is a non-profit arts-in-healthcare organization providing personal fine art experiences to enhance the healing process for patients and their families. The team of mostly visual artists works primarily with Wolfson Children’s Hospital and Nemours Children’s Clinic to facilitate art sessions with the young patients, as well as …

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MOCA Jacksonville, Confronting the Canvas, © ANKE WEYER, Myellow, 2015. Oil and acrylic on canvas, 84 x 66 inches. Peter Sahlman. Photo courtesy of CANADA. Photo by Jason Mandella.

Color Me Abstract: Confronting the Canvas at MOCA Jacksonville

When interviewing some of the various artists for , there were two words that kept cropping up from the artists: physicality and color. Jill Nathanson says, “The two things together are central to the way the color moves through us. The paint has to move to engage you in that process.” And so, the artists have to move and use their bodies to achieve that. Fran O’Neill dons a raincoat and gloves to her elbows, using her arms as giant brushes. Jackie Saccoccio says that her process is something like a dance. She works on multiple canvases, using the drips …

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Ethan Murrow draws a story of desire in MOCA’s ‘Project Atrium’

Wall drawing exposes the artist’s moment of gluttony in a world of food inequity Almost every child has the desire to draw on a wall. Ethan Murrow has never lost that fascination, and his work seeks to elevate drawing and connect the art form to the practice we learned in our youth. This July, the Boston-based artist takes his photorealistic drawing practice to the . He uses 800 black Sharpies to produce a larger-than-life human figure caught after the act of indulgence for his exhibition Plethora, which opens July 16 and runs through October 30. As the figure leans over …

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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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Cafe Nola at MOCA Jacksonville, Downtown, Chef Selects

Cafe Nola (Downtown) – The Chef Selects

Here at EU Jacksonville, we want to spread the word about everything tasty here on the First Coast. We’ve talked to some of our area’s chefs about what they think you should order at their restaurants this season and why. By Erin Thursby, EU Food Editor & Executive Director of GastroJax Cafe Nola () More and more deliciousness is making Downtown Jacksonville a dining destination, but we think you should remember that has been making Jacksonville delicious for quite some time. I’ve never left there unsatisfied. It can be found on the lower level of the in , next to …

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