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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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insel, Robin Rütenberg, video screen shot

Insel: Robi Rütenberg’s Ever-Expanding Vocal Universe

Robi Rütenberg is quickly becoming one of Jacksonville’s standout artists with their hand in a variety of musical groups and genres. They play major creative roles in both baroque pop trio Four Families and the Little Books, an indie folk/rock duet. now embarks on an experimental solo project titled which recently released their first EP, in the clearing. Rütenberg approaches their practice and music from a queer feminist perspective, which has been shaped by life in the South. “I’ve held on to it because sometimes things take time.” The collection of four songs that comprises the in the clearing EP …

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100 Days for LGBcuTies

@100DaysForLGBcuTies: Illustrating Empathy

The project @100daysforlgbcuties is the delightful work of and that illustrates the folks who have participated in the HRO expansion and discussion. Residing in Duval county has afforded the LGBTQIA community with the challenges of an ongoing and now stagnant HRO conversation. As such, members of the city at large have found numerous avenues to educate, inspire, and combat the disappointing decision issued by Mayor Lenny Curry. There’s a playful and casual affection infused into [email protected] project that serves to humanize those affected by this contentious HRO with a colorful design and brief biographies. While currently relegated to the sphere …

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Four Families

Circuitry –The Latest Release from Four Families is Hauntingly Beautiful and Dreamy

Circuitry by Four Families As summer begins to slowly fade and hopes of cool weather rise, the latest EP from entitled, Circuitry, creates the perfect soundtrack for the transition into autumn. The follow-up to the band’s first full-length and self-titled album in 2014, this EP is a lush soundscape for wandering through a haunted coniferous forest. The original lineup, (), (), and (), first started playing together in the fall of 2011. After their first album release in 2014, the Circuitry EP was recorded later that spring with Brian Squillace of Sea Cycles, sans Quinn Mellon on bass, who parted to focus on …

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Tomboi, Jacksonville FL

TOMBOI

Tomboi, a local super group comprised of Alex.E (Wild Life Society, Ritual Union, Fruit Machine) on Vox, beat production, and sound sequencing. (Universal Green, RICE) on guitar and (Four Families) on drums premiered their video for the single “Lobos” on January 10th at . The self-proclaimed all-female, all-queer, electronic indie trio debuted “Lobos” a charmingly campy homage to the 1990’s, on the one year anniversary of the bands formation.  The video directed by Keagan Anfuso, and shot entirely in Jacksonville features the band as master thieves wearing moustaches and black suits with black ties, engaged in a mysterious heist in …

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october, 2021

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