Tag Archives: Nicole Holderbaum

The 2020 Cultural Council Rolls Out the Arts Awards

The Cultural Council Virtual Arts Awards Will Include Violin Virtuoso Phillip Pan, a Caribbean Vacation and One-of-a-Kind Glass Wave Awards Cultural events are at a standstill but the 44th annual Cultural Council Awards is live-streaming ahead! A virtual fete re-imagined event will be showcased Sept. 2 at 7pm on the Cultural Council, WJCT, and Downtown Vision’s Facebook page and the Jesse Ball DuPont Center website. The theme of this year’s Arts Awards is “Bridges: Connecting Arts, Business, and Community” which highlights the inter-connectivity between the arts, business and community. Organizers shifted programming to a virtual format ahead of the pandemic …

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HOPE & HISTORY MURAL

Black History Matters: Mural Project Brings Awareness to Jacksonville’s Historic Eastside

This article was originally published April 5, 2018 THE HOPE & HISTORY MURAL PROJECT DEBUTS AT PUBLIC ART WEEK Public Art Week, an annual event hosted by the , is an opportunity for the city to celebrate local art and to reassert the ‘public’ aspect of public art. Not only a moment to celebrate Jacksonville’s arts scene, it also invites locals to be a part of it–and not just by passive appreciation. ‘The Hope and History Mural Project,’ an initiative by the University of North Florida’s Center for Urban Education and Policy (CUEP), embodies this spirit, as a fusion of …

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A Fierce New Look at the Jaguars’ Stadium, New Jaguars Mural by Nicole Holderbaum, Nicole Holderbaum, New mural at TIAA Bank Field for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Photo by Allan Pimenta

A Fierce New Look at the Stadium, Nicole Holderbaum Finishes Jaguar Mural

Nicole Holderbaum Finishes Mural for the Jacksonville Jaguars’ 25th Anniversary at TIAA Bank Field Two words you won’t typically find in the same sentence: art, and football. Currently in Jacksonville however, these two words will be growing in frequency and sharing the same playing field and our local sense of pride is going to expand right alongside them. I’m talking about the mural projects taking place with the Jacksonville Jaguars at , have you heard yet? Every night of the week there is an art opening in one corner of town or another, and large-scale public art projects are appearing …

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The Jax Blonde, shredded beef slow cooked in pomodoro sauce with south american herbs in a bed of melted cheddar cheese, Photo by Nate Mayo

Arepa Please! Popular Venezuelan Cuisine Finds Its Way to Jacksonville’s Brooklyn Neighborhood

A new arepa place just popped up in the Riverside / Brooklyn neighborhood, it’s called Arepa Please. You may remember this space as Johnny’s Deli, on the corner of Riverside Ave. and Forest St, across the street from Unity Plaza and the old fire station. I sat down with managing partner Jose Gregorio to talk about all things arepas and how they plan to serve both Johnny’s original deli menu while introducing South American cuisine. Tell me about Arepa Please. Where did it originate? How did it start? Arepa Please is a place that combines good vibes, the best coffee in …

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Hotel Palms Hosts an Art Battle in Atlantic Beach

A group of local artists will battle it out in a live painting competition designed to promote art while audiences watch how it’s made. Art Battle will be held Wednesday, April 18 at the Hotel Palms, 28 Sherry Drive in  starting at 7:00. Photo by Lexa Bergen “Art Battle is about the celebration of artists and the community reflects this idea that anyone can reach out with their talent and courage to touch an audience,” says Chris Pemberton of Art Battle International. “Jacksonville was selected as a way to uncover and discover the rich artistic talent and expression in the …

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Color Me Kona: The World’s Largest Coloring Book Party

Art and skateboarding will collide at Color Me Kona, the world’s largest coloring book party and collaboration with Kona Skatepark and the Jax Kid’s Mural Project. The event will be held from 10am to 5pm, November 18th, at the skate park, located at 8739 Kona Avenue. The event is a fundraiser for the project, which serves Title 1 schools and children in underprivileged areas of the community. The event will feature a sidewalk chalk takeover of the park’s freestyle section, where participants can work alongside local and regional chalk artists, in addition to interactive mural painting for all ages. Murals …

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City of Murals: The Landing Walls

Nicole Holderbaum’s fascination with murals stems from a simple reason. “I like to paint really big,” she says. “It’s nice to have a huge canvas to go crazy on.” The artist has been committed to painting and facilitating street art in the Jacksonville area for the past four years. She snagged the attention of the Landing’s directors and event coordinators last year when she organized the Jax Kids’ Mural Festival. They later approached her about spearheading a mural project in the Landing’s indoor shopping area. “They talked to me about potentially painting the walls,” she says. She decided to turn …

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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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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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