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This Issue’s Feature Stories

Publisher’s Note

Publisher’s Note

by Cinda Sherman, Publisher

Fall is definitely in the air. And I’m not just referring to the change in temperature, but to the plethora of cultural happenings. 

Art Ventures: Building a city that artists call home

Art Ventures: Building a city that artists call home

by Meredith T. Matthews

To learn about The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida and its Art Ventures program is to learn a great deal about Jacksonville’s philanthropy and art. This year, The Community Foundation celebrates its 50th anniversary, and for more than half its history it has dedicated part of its grantmaking to small arts organizations and individual artists.

Art Let Loose in the Zoo

Art Let Loose in the Zoo

by Eva Dasher

If you’d like to catch a glimpse of “an animal that the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens was unaware they had in residence” be sure to plan a visit there before the year is out. As part of the zoo’s One Hundred Year Anniversary celebration the artists of Northeast Florida Sculptors (NEFS) are showcasing some of their work in the cool shade of the zoo’s elegant Asian Bamboo Garden.

Express  Your  #Selfie

Express Your #Selfie

by Kate Jolley

Paint anoints the face of a young girl’s selfie to create a quite convincing portrait of the Joker. The artwork, titled I'm Just Jokering Around, hangs next to the bio and original, untouched photograph of a child no older than fourteen. 

2014 Art & Antiques Show—The Art of the Table

2014 Art & Antiques Show—The Art of the Table

by Janet Reagor

Southerners know hospitality. Gathering friends and family, welcoming newcomers: It's who we are. Whether an after-church brunch, birthdays, holidays or an impromptu party, Southerners love to get together.

Icons of Style: Makers, Models and Image

Icons of Style: Makers, Models and Image

by Holly Keris

This fall explore the artful side of fashion. Historically, fashion and clothing have been used in fine art as tools to communicate ideals and associations. However, the process of creating fashion itself is artful in its own right – in its transition from the mind of its creator to its production by master craftspeople, and its reach into the popular consciousness through photography and illustration.