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New Cummer Museum Fall Art Exhibits

Words and photos by Ambar Ramirez Unveiling Tradition: Tattoos in Japanese Prints   Contrary to what some may believe, tattoos became mainstream well before the 21st century. And no, I am not referring to the 1970s when tattoos started to become socially acceptable and a fashionable trend. I’m talking about the 18th and 19th centuries in Edo (known today as Tokyo) where there exists visual evidence of tattoos and tattoo motifs.    Last month, the Cummer Museum of Arts & Gardens unveiled one of its new fall exhibitions to the public. Curated by Sarah Thompson, curator of Japanese Art, “Tattoos …

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Welcome to the Gayborhood

  Words by Kelila Ritchie Rainbows, loud music, infectious laughter, dance parties in the middle of the street. River City Pride is the place to be every October. It’s something I personally look forward to every single year. People from so many different walks of life, dancing together, drinking together, taking pictures together. It’s a day for everyone who participates to just be without fear of judgment. In either direction you look, you see people just thoroughly enjoying themselves. We don’t see a lot of that these days. So anytime I’m able to squeeze in some dopamine boosting experiences, I’m …

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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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