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Serene solitudes

I visited Arcadia, in Pasadena, after Shawn Downey’s solo show closed nearly half a year ago now, yet some of his work was still hanging in the rear gallery and I was able to get a close look at half a dozen paintings, which was a great treat—including this one hanging above its shipping crate, […]

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Author Reading

Art Presence Art Center invites you to join Susan Wrona as she reads from her book of poetry, “Radiant Cup”. This is on June 14th at 5:00 in the classroom at Art Presence Art Center at 206 North 5th Street in Jacksonville. Refreshments wi…

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Fractured literacy

It always cheers me when Ben Tankard posts something new on Instagram. The Australian painter works in several modes, one being his surreal landscapes where ordinary people confront things they can’t quite comprehend—if we’re honest with ourselves, we are those people, all the time, aren’t we?—and in another series he does Monopoly board images that […]

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Legislative Update for Annual Convention on June 14th, 2019

Read the latest legislative update for June 14, 2019.

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ART PRESENCE 2019 CALL TO ARTISTS

Art Presence Art Center’s 2019 call to artists for October Imaginarium show is on! This year’s theme is Mischief & Magic.  Both 2D and 3D artwork welcome for the main gallery show and artisan pieces in the same theme for the Galleria. Application fee is $30, and the deadline is Thursday, August 1, 2019. This […]

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Windows onto the world

The current group show at Oxford Gallery, “Metamorphosis,” is one of the strongest James Hall has put together. Maybe because the theme signifies the essence of art itself. Art is alchemy, taking common human experience and transforming it into the idiosyncratic terms of an individual artist’s ornery insistence on his or her skewed way of […]

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ArtsVote 2020 Podcast Press Release

New Podcast Series Reveals 2020 Presidential Candidates’ Views on Arts, Vision for Advancing Support for Arts and Charitable Sector

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Jacksonville Art Walk

Anne Brooke will be demonstrating “negative painting” in watercolor during the Jacksonville Art Walk, the Second Saturday of June from 5 to 7 at Art Presence Art Center, 206 N. 5th Street. Look for the neon green pennant at the front door …

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Legislative Update 5.15.19

Great news! Today, the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Interior Appropriations chaired by Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) officially proposed FY’20 funding increases to every federal cultural agency within their portfolio, including the Natio…

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May Exhibit and Reception: Peaceful Garden

May Exhibit and Reception: Peaceful Garden Peaceful Garden, our May members’ spring exhibition, and A Season of Kimono, a guest exhibit of handcrafted kimonos by Diana Rasmussen, open on Friday, May 3 at 11:00 am. The shows are open for viewing every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through May 26. Don’t miss “View from the Cemetery” […]

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