Monday, February 27, 2006

Springfield Clean Up




The young and hip over at Urban Jacksonville have set up a great opportunity to get involved in a meaningful way. Since I know a couple folks who read my blog in the Springy, here are the details. Space is limited. There is a very cool sign up sheet. Get with it.

Friday, February 24, 2006

SURPRISE! ART WALK TONIGHT!



I wouldn't normally put an opening of a gallery I have never been to on my blog. But I have gotten a few emails about the 4th SOLID opening tonight that I know of. ITs for Bungalow Artworks. I might have to start here. This is huge, because I think alot of people will get out to all of them.

Here is the goods on the Bungalow Show:
"Gothic Urges"
February 24, 2006

Artist: Augie Schenzinger
Augie Schenzinger is the artist. Copper, glass and well known art prints interlaced with solder and foils make up these unique one of a kind pieces. On occasion Augie literally "paints with the solder" creating an extremely edgy artsy look. Sizes range from huge doors to small dragonflies. Augie's art is Augilicious! Opening reception February 24, 2005 from 6 to 9 p.m. Don't miss this one!

There is also SEESAW, DEEPRESSIONISTS, and Push 2 which I don't have info on becase I can't find it.

Best I can tell seesaw is 6-10 the rest are 6-9

See you out. Nice weather today.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Blogger




I'm stoked about a new blog Urban Jacksonville tipped me off to. Its a new daily read. Best of luck to them. Cool that they are in Brooklyn. And they shouted out my little site as well. If you don't have plans for this weekend you are lame.

By the way, big update coming about Jax Parks...Get out there!
Brochures are in and will be available at each of the Farmers Markets until the event. YEAH!

Oh yeah one more note. UJ covers a thread on MJ about the Landing. I have a studio on Bay Street and walk past the Landing scale model at least 3 times a week. Its in the window on the Holmes Block. Really interesting. I don't carry a camera with me often but next time I do I'll shoot it unless someone wants to beat me to it.

More after the jump.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Deep



Three of the most talented artists in Jacksonville in one show. Each of these artists is approachable and worth talking to. Maybe you'll take in the seesaw show and hit this one next or vice versa. Isn't great to have real options? Its Friday so make arrangements now...

You Are invited to the Opening Of

DEEPRESSIONIST

The Next Movement


Friday, Feb 24
6pm - 9pm

Featuring works of Art By

Overstreet Ducasse
Roosevelt Watson
Adrian Rhodes


Boomtown Subterreana
140 West Monroe Street
In Downtown Hemming Plaza
Across the street from the new library

Vine and hors-d'oeuvres will be served

Admission is Free

For more Information visit
deepressionist.blogspot.com

Times Union Editorial! Get out there! More info to come!










photos: Wes Lester




Yeah! Its not the Sunday edition, but the Times Union really helped us out with the plug for the JPGOT. Mark your calendars. I am telling you. Its going to change the way you think about Jacksonville. By the way, they neglected to mention that a LOT of this is due in part to a partnership with the CVB! Thanks CVB!

PARKS: Get out there and party


It's time for Jacksonville residents to start mingling with their neighbors.


And what better place to make it happen than at one of Jackson- ville's 370 parks.

The Jacksonville Parks Depart- ment is going to start the get- togethers, but neighbors need to take some initiative, too.

From March 4 to March 12, a weeklong celebration of the parks will occur. Included in that week will be a Sports Festival at Cecil Field, exploration tours of the Timucuan Trail state and national parks, an opportunity to explore the river at Walter Jones Historical Park, Kids Kampus Survivor and a tour of Fort Caroline National Memorial.

Parks Department officials are touting the weeklong event as a way to showcase Jacksonville parks, but the showcase doesn't stop there.

Recently hired Parks Director John Culbreth said he would like to hold mini-community festivities in the parks. And that's an idea worth supporting.

Residents may create their own parties at local parks. Most of them have the resources available for cookouts. There is plenty of green space for the kids to have fun.

The Parks Department is willing to help folks organize shindigs so the parks are used more and become a staple in the community.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

DREW ALEXANDER SHOW



To all my friends who love elephants.

Get Healthy Ya'll



From Kevin in the Mayor's office:

Hello Everyone,

"Get Healthy Jacksonville", aims to motivate residents to pursue active lifestyles and inform them about the benefits of healthy living. Through this initiative, we will focus on four major areas of healthy living: preventive healthcare, physical activity, nutrition and diet, and stress management. During the Challenge, we will host health fairs, provide education through various seminars, workshops, and literature, and offer incentives for your participation. Our web site (www.gethealthyjacksonville.com) provides opportunities for you to challenge yourself, your family and friends to get moving, while tracking your progress along the way.

The City of Jacksonville has partnered with several key organizations including the Duval County Health Department, the Wellness Council, YMCA, the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce, Gate Petroleum, Publix, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Shands Jacksonville to ensure the "Get Healthy Jacksonville Challenge" has a major impact on the health of all city residents.

Below is all the details of the event. You can walk or run. Please forward this email to anyone you might think would be interested in participating. Have them complete the attached form and fax back to me at 630-5950 before February 22 as well as email me at (kholzen@coj.net) so I can add you to the contact list.

Please email Kevin at kholzen@coj.net for your sign up. It is very easy.

RACE DETAILS:

Ø The race is on Tuesday, February 28th from 10:00 – 10:50 am. May make sense to meet on the 6th Street side prior to run time

Ø It’ll start at the Health Department (515 W. 6th St), run past Bethel, into Hemming. Police and EMT escorts will be on hand, as well as transportation back to the Health Department should you need it.

Ø Apparently, it’s less than 2 miles (closer to 1)

Ø There will be other activities happening at the Health Department at that time (including activities with disabled children and exercises for seniors). The State Secretary for Disabilities, the State Secretary for Elder Affairs and the State Secretary for Health will be in attendance as well as your team, and the City Council team

Ø Every runner needs to complete a consent form (individual).

I look forward to everyone joining in on the Get Healthy Challenge! If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call me at 630-5950.



Thank you,

Kevin

Kevin Holzendorf
Policy Director
Office of the Mayor
117 West Duval Street, #400
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
(904) 630-5950 direct
(904) 630-2391 fax
kholzen@coj.net

Jacksonville Legends



When it is all said and done, there will only be art left.

You cannot buy local art in Wal Mart, because they can't make it in China. (No offense to my Chinese brothers). This is oh so true for the Ritz Chamber. If you have never seen them, here is your opportunity and you don't even have to have cable.

It bears repeating: We here in our fair city often overlook our most gifted people and blessed assets. Don't let that happen with the RCP.

The Ritz Chamber Players to perform at NAACP Image Awards
37th NAACP Image Awards Ceremony to Air March 3 on FOX



JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – February 20, 2006 – The Ritz Chamber Players (RCP), the nation’s first chamber music ensemble series comprised solely of accomplished musicians spanning the African diaspora, will perform at the prestigious 37th Annual NAACP Image Awards Ceremony during the show’s taping on February 25th in Los Angeles. The awards ceremony will air Friday, March 3 (8:00–10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.



NAACP Image Awards Executive Producer Vicangelo Bulluck invited the RCP to perform during the segment that will honor African-American icons that have recently passed, including Coretta Scott King, Rosa Louise Parks, Luther Vandross, Richard Pryor, August Wilson, Barry White and others.



“This is the highlight of the event because all of these great people have made such huge contributions in the lives of all people, especially African-Americans,” Bulluck said. “The Ritz Chamber Players represent the future of classical music. Our audience will experience professionally-trained artists who will do an excellent job to express musically the losses our global community has endured over the past year.”



Bulluck decided to invite RCP because he wants the ceremony to represent a full spectrum of African-American arts, which includes the usually unrepresented classical music. Bulluck’s decision will expand the show’s music experience, which will also include the traditional popular music that is usually represented show of this kind.



The Ritz Chamber Players includes some of the most notable and accomplished musicians of our time who perform with prestigious organizations, such as the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Pittsburg Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra and London Symphony.



It is an unfettered love for chamber music that brings this ensemble together each season to perform at the group’s home base, the Terry Theater at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts in Jacksonville, Fl. The Ritz Chamber Players made their triumphant sold-out Carnegie Hall Debut in June 2004, with critics proclaiming the group’s performance “extraordinary” and “vital and fresh.”



“We are honored and humbled by this invitation to play on the national stage in memory of African-American leaders who have impacted our lives personally and professionally,” says Terrance Patterson, RCP’s founder and artistic director. “We will represent classical music in its truest form and hope that all will be inspired and motivated to continue the legacies of these great American giants.”



About the Ritz Chamber Players:

The Ritz Chamber Players include some of the most notable and accomplished musicians of our time. To hear the Ritz Chamber Players perform is to hear history come to life. From Bach, Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky to today’s leading black composers such as Singleton, Walker, Perkinson and Bonds, the Ritz Chamber Players are creating a revolution in the classical music scene.



About the NAACP:

Founded in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its half-million adult and youth members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities and monitor equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.



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For a detailed biography on Ritz Chamber Players, please visit www.ritzchamberplayers.com



For more information on the NAACP and the NAACP Image Awards visit

www.naacpimageawards.net



Media contacts:

For NAACP Image Awards:
The Lippin Group

Jennifer Price/Robin Mesger
(323) 965-1990
jprice@lippingroup.com/rmesger@lippingroup.co



For FOX:
Jason Clark

(310) 369-4517
Jason.clark@fox.com



For Ritz Chamber Players:
Terrance Patterson

(904) 472-4270

terrance@ritzchamberplayers.org



Michael Jones

Jones Consulting Group

(904) 683.9516

michael@jonesconsultinggroup.com





Terrance Patterson - Artistic Director

Ritz Chamber Music Society, Inc.

Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts

300 West Water Street • Suite 200

Jacksonville, Florida 32202



904 . 472 . 4270

904 . 354 . 5547 Box Office

904 . 355 . 4598 fax



www.ritzchamberplayers.org

Monday, February 20, 2006

SEESAW



From Jim Draper:
all are invited to our Febuary show THIS FRIDAY, the
24th. 6-10pm.
1831 N. Pearl St.. Thanks.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Hey Ladies!!!!!




Click Here YO!
first wednesday art walk

MARCH 1 | Self-Guided Tour | 5-9 p.m. | Rain or Shine



The First Wednesday Art Walk is a free self-guided tour of Downtown galleries and museums, as well as cultural and educational venues on the first Wednesday of every month.


Special Features

5-9 p.m.

Women’s History Month Celebration featuring female artists at over 10 downtown venues

Canstruction®: Architects, engineers and contractors design and build works of art out of canned and dried food to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank



7 p.m. Architectural Scavenger Hunt and Historical Tour, beginning in front of the Main Library, sponsored by TTV Architects


Save the date—April 5 Art Walk, the official Jacksonville Jazz Festival Kick Off Pre-party!




Maps are available at Headquarters, 100 N. Laura Street, or at any Art Walk venue. Umbrella Escorts provided by Downtown Ambassadors.



Headquarters

1 Jacksonville Bank • 100 N. Laura St. curated by Stellers Gallery of Ponte Vedra—featuring Sabre Esler and Shaun MacDavid, hospitality and community information provided by Lifestyles Realtors, music by DJ Catharsis and PC Synergy



Galleries/Museums

2 Gallery L • In the Modis building, 2nd floor

3 JMOMA • Cheerleaders, Bodybuilders & Disco Queens: Photographs by Brian Finke and Morten Nilsson • By

virtue of their appearance and the nature of their chosen sport, Cheerleaders, Bodybuilders and Disco Queens are accustomed to being the center of attention. But in a compelling exhibit by New York photographer Brian Finke and Danish photorapher Mortel Nilsson, these colorful characters stand out in ways they might never have imagined. • Gallery tours at 6 p.m., complimentary massages by Stress Solutuions from 5-9 p.m.

4 Karpeles Manuscript Museum • 101 West 1st Street (at Laura in Historic Springfield), featuring the photography of Joe Vogan

5 Push 2 Gallery • LifeSTILL: an exhibition of women artists including Susan Ober, Laurie Hitzig, Louise Freshman Brown, Anna Morgan McClellan, Anna Tomczak, Emily Arthur Douglass, Linda Broadfood, and Nofa Dixon

6 11 E Forsyth • A community artist collective featuring various artists including TJ Wolf and Kate Proctor
7 Hemming Plaza • Unity Drum Circle and Belly Dancing
(weather permitting)
8 Main Library • Canstruction’s 5th Annual Design Build competition featuring works by architects, engineers and contractors who build sculptures and works of art out of canned/dried food. Benefiting the Second Harvest Food Bank •Ritz Theatre and LaVilla Museum
9 River Watch at City Centre (SunTrust building) • Fogle Fine Arts and Accessories presents, A Celebration of Women:featuring Cultural Center of Ponte Vedra Beach sculptor and instructor, Chiche Davis, who will lead a community wood sculpture project. Also featuring women artists Loja, Elena Madden, Tara Good, Cynthia Walburn, Georgina Holt, Gail Beveridge, Marianne Lerbs. Music by Rebecca Zapen/Gary Starling Group • Jazz Quartet Special. The Women’s Center presents information about Art and Soul. Kim Tullis, professional masseuse offers complimentary chair massages. Lindsey Sims, professional stylist and makeup artist will provide complimentary beauty consultations, donations for wine and refreshments will be donated to the Donna Hicken Foundation




Live Music Venues
10 London Bridge Eatery and Pub • featuring the work of women artists, live music with Conrad Obrien
and the Snacks Blues Band
11 Mudville Grill • Crystal Stafford
12 TSI (333 Bay Street) • music by Heliosign, paintings by Mark Lynn




Culinary Arts
13 Boomtown-Boomsong Sing-a-long at 8 p.m. 14 Burrito Gallery-featuring the paintings of Shaun Thurston
15 Casa Dora • 16 Chunky Chef • 17 Jacksonville Landing-Mongos Flat Hot Grill/Starbucks/Improv Jacksonville • 18 The Twisted Martini • 19 Magnificat Café 20 Zodiac Grill




Downtown Businesses
21 Bellsouth Tower • 22 Central Fire Station • 23 Daniel James Salon • 24 Hemming Plaza Jewelers-Bolles dance instructor Angela Blackledge exhibits her African Dance documentary, and presents the history of the
de Jambe drums • 25 Jacobs Jewelers • 26 The Carling • 27 Tiara • 28 TTV Architects showing the work of
painter Marisol Morales • 29 W.A. Knight Building



Art Walk Sponsors: Downtown Vision, Inc., City of Jacksonville, Folio Weekly, Jacksonville Transportation Authority

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Cheese, Wine, Jazz





and some art!

Steinway & Sons Piano Expo, Home of Jacksonville¹s Steinway Hall, and Holborn Gallery bring evenings of music and art to Northeast Florida the first Monday of each month. View new, exciting works of select artists, enjoy live jazz piano, and mingle with other art lovers over wine and cheese.

March Show:

The Landscapes of Linda Holmes
Opening reception: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Monday, March 6
Steinway & Sons Piano Expo, 4160 Southside Boulevard

For more information call (800) 798-3996 or (904) 827-9355 or go to http://www.holborngallery.com/steinway.html

--
Patricia Ponder, Marketing Director

Holborn Creative Media

http://www.holbornmedia.com

Holborn Gallery

http://www.holborngallery.com

"The Center of the Creative Universe"

St. Augustine Studio
28 West Castillo Drive
St. Augustine, Florida 32084
904-827-9355

Taos Studio
1204 Paseo del Pueblo Norte
Taos, New Mexico 87571
505-751-4401

Monday, February 13, 2006

ART ON PARK



Image pulled from Sharla Valeski's page at Art on Park. That place is stuffed to the gills with local art. Its fun to browse and they also have an opening coming up:

ART ON PARK February 24, 2006, 6-9 PM

Friday, February 10, 2006

MARGIE EMACK


http://www.naturephotosbymargieemack.com/images/PICT0078_0001.JPG

Below is an invite from my friend Margie. She is an excellent photographer and one of the main features at Take Me to the River. I hope she is coming to the one March 11. Her work is incredible and very inexpensive. I'm sure the other arteests are just as great. Please go!

San Marco Gallery & Gifts
Fine Artists and Craftsmen of the First Coast
78B San Marco Ave, St Augustine, FL 32084
904-826-4434

February 8, 2006

Dear ¬Friends and Associates,
Sean Patrick O’Casey, Margie Emack, and Bob & Shea Hensley would like to invite you to celebrate with us the opening of our new gallery featuring local artists and craftsmen. Our Grand Opening will be Saturday, February 18th from 1 until 9 pm, and Sunday February 19th from 1 until 5 pm. There will be light refreshments on hand, and you can meet with the artists and explore their work.

Featuring works by:
William Devereux: Watercolors
Nancy Devereux: Fabric Art
Margie Emack: Nature Photography
Dean Smith: Watercolors and Oils
Roy Cook: Wire-Wrapped Jewelry
Lenda Cook: Fused and Dichroic Glass Jewelry
Bob Hensley: Hand Forged Jewelry & Square Rings
Shea Hensley: Silver Jewelry & Stained Glass
Sean Patrick O’Casey: Floral Designs
Gayle Nick: Landscape Photography
Jason Kees: Photography
Patty Hughes: Pet portraits in Acrylics
Sheri Bartholomew: Hand Painted Storybook Birdhouses

Please stop by and share this celebration with us. We look forward to seeing you.

Sean, Margie, Bob & Shea

OM



You can now buy the latest from PC Synergy (Catharsis and Phil Green). Its on OM records new release, Miami. What is not to love about Miami? Anyway, if you like beats and chill, the folks at the Art Walk are resuming talks with Water Music Records in Los Angeles for Downtown Sounds part deux.

bumph bumph bumph bumph

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Yeah Baby




photo from Florida Memory is of downtown's first art store Drew's Book, Stationary, and Art Store

A very very positive article by Devan Stuart in this months Air Tran "Go" Magazine

Downtown Jacksonville, Florida glams thing s up with an arts, cultur e and entertainment infusion.

One week later, We're Back IN


Grand opening set by David Luckin of Electrolounge 89.9 WJCT.org @ 9pm
http://www.wjct.org/electro_lounge/index.htm


Digital Soul Collectiv" opening 02.13.06
"it's about the music Mondays......."
9pm- 2

resident artists:
cool rog rox
catharsis
phil green

guest dj's:
weekly, we will be inviting sacred talent often

Imagine a space designed by professional club designer Charles Doell of
www.misterimportant.com.

Imagine the first sound system in Jacksonville utilizing EAW Avalon sound & intelligent lighting.
Imagine an evening co hosted by Digital Vinyl Recordings and Soul Support Recordings with free give a ways from Om Records San Francisco.


Imagine full liquor, no cover 3$ mojitos 2$ Yuengling Drafts


This is an invitation to you, lend us your presence beginning Monday, February 13th, 2006 and every Monday thereafter

Venue 411: www.marksjax.com

315 East Bay Street, Suite 101
Downtown Jacksonville, Florida 32202
(Directly across from the Duval County Courthouse)
Phone: (904)-355-5099

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Is it winter already?




You'll notice Jacksonville's own PC Synergy in the line-up. They have had a great year in the business of beats. If you missed them at the opening of Mark's downtown, you are like everyone else. They pushed the opening back a week. They are behind a little bit. Just a week. I'll update after the jump. Oh yeah and there are some new blogs on the scene. And Paris Hilton is coming to town?

Stay tuned...

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

THE HOLD STEADY ROCKS



Man what a show. The cafe 11 venue on St Augustine beach was very cozy. It smelled like coffee and toast instead of stale beer and the rest. One guy was ambulanced out of the parking lot before the show which was really wierd. There was no sense that a man was down until the medics showed up. Anyway, it made me feel tougher. You know, a survivor. Like I said, great show. The opening band Plastic Constellation was SO LOUD I COULD BARELY HEAR ANYTHING FOR HOURS!

The Hold Steady will be a large name soon and you'll be happy to know that they had nice things to say about North Florida while they were here and shouted out Lex and Terry of all people.

Your Hoodrat Friend

ps- the keyboardist for THS was MONEY.

Monday, February 06, 2006

The Hold Steady




Heading down to St Augustine to see the Hold Steady tonight. The blog hiatus is back on.

Go and check out Urban Jacksonville for your fill of what is happening now.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Ray Smith




I was looking at design web site and came upon a favorite.

SELL OUT!




With more than 5 people reading my blog each day, I decided to do what Ashlee Simpson would do. Cash in on my talent.

Note: It is so hard to write satire when the real world is more whacked out that one you can create.

I digress. My point is that you'll now notice ads on my blog. Conceivably, if you click on them, I will move more rapidly closer to retirement, currently scheduled for 2036. I'm not holding my breath. If I don't get rich real fast at least we'll get to see what kind of product my blog would best shill.

from Littlepage




"I took an oath to do whatever I can to protect our greatest natural asset -- the St. Johns River," Armingeon told the commissioners.

That's an oath all of us should take.





I'm in.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

PhotoNow!! A Photography Symposium




PhotoNow!! A Photography Symposium

Saturday, February 18, 2006

1-7pm

Free and open to the public



1-1:15pm

Introduction and Welcome (JMOMA Theatre)

George Kinghorn, Director, JMOMA



PHOTOBLAST is a celebration of photography at the Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art. Over four months, JMOMA has dedicated the majority of its gallery space to feature diverse perspectives on photography. The decision to focus solely on photography was two-fold-- photography is an extremely popular art form, and with cameras so readily available, it's a medium that's accessible to almost anyone.



PHOTOBLAST's featured show, Sheltering Eye: Selections from the Prentice and Paul Sack Photography Collection, represents one of the most significant photography collections in the country, featuring works by Diane Arbus, Hans Bellmer, Henri Carter-Bresson, Walker Evans, André Kertész, William Klein, Dora Maar, Man Ray, Irving Penn and Alfred Stieglitz. Other exhibitions featured in the PHOTOBLAST line-up are Cheerleaders, Bodybuilders & Disco Queens: Photographs by Brian Finke & Morten Nilsson, a compelling exploration of two distinct styles of documentary photography focusing on individuals in performance-driven sports, and Artifacts: Photographs by David Halliday, an innovative take on the traditional still life.



As part of PHOTOBLAST's educational component, JMOMA hosts PhotoNow: A Photography Symposium with workshops and lectures by artists, curators, and historians. A lecture and book signing with artist Jerry Uelsmann will complete this celebration. Also featured is a community-based black-and-white photography project that allows visitors of all ages to incorporate their works into a larger photo installation.



PhotoNow: A Photography Symposium—SCHEDULE OF EVENTS



1:15-2:15pm

Collecting: The Aura of the Photograph (JMOMA Theatre)

Thomas Southall, Curator of Photography, Samuel F. Harn Museum of Art, UF, Gainesville

Thomas Southall will discuss challenges, contradictions, and connoisseurship in collecting photographs as explored in the Aura of the Photograph exhibition at the Harn Museum of Art and the Paul Sack Collection at JMOMA. Appointed Curator of Photography at the Harn Museum of Art in the fall of 2004, Southall has also served as curator of photography at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth Texas; andSpencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas. Exhibitions he has organized include Chorus of Light: Photographs the Sir Elton John Collection (High, 2000), Walker Evans and William Christenberry from: Of Time and Place

(Amon Carter, 1990), and Diane Arbus: Magazine Work (Spencer, 1984). His most recent exhibition, Aura of the Photograph, features historical daguerreotypes to contemporary electronic imagery selected from the Harn

and numerous Florida collections. The exhibition will be presented at the Harn in Gainesville from March 7, through May 28, 2006.



2:30-3:30pm

Gallery Talk: A Modernist Impulse (3rd floor)

Paul Karabinis, Gallery Director and Photo Historian, University of North Florida



Karabinis discusses the rich and varied nature of 20th century photographic practice in relation to works from Sheltering Eye: Selections from the Prentice and Paul Sack Photography Collection.



Paul Karabinis is Director of the University Gallery and teaches photography and history of photography at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. He has curated numerous exhibitions and authored several catalogs including: Gathering Light: Photographs from the Collection of Joe and Jennifer Duke, University of North Florida (2001); Telling Stories: Contemporary Tableau Photography, Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art (1996); and History/Mystery: The Photographs of Jerry N. Uelsmann 1957-1993, Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida (1993). Most recently, Karabinis wrote the introduction to Jerry Uelsmann: Other Realities, and catalog essay and commentaries for Sheltering Eye: Selections from the Prentice and Paul Sack Photography Collection.



3:45-4:30pm

Gallery Talk, Cheerleaders and Body Builders (North Gallery, 2nd floor)

Brian Finke, Photographer

Book Signing following Jerry Uelsmann’s lecture



Brian Finke has captured flight attendants, frat boys, cheerleaders, and body builders in his raw, documentary style. Finke spent two years along the sidelines of high school football games, documenting football culture. Along with the players, Finke turned his camera to the cheerleaders who hollered, jumped, stretched and clapped, rooting their teams on regardless of the outcome. The artist weaves these images into a story about one of America's continuing dramas played out in small towns and urban cities across the country. Similarly, Finke photographed the artificiality and extremity of bodybuilding in his series, Most Muscular.



3:45-4:30pm

Gallery Talk, I Remember Them Well: A Personal Account of Photographers from Sheltering Eye: Selections from the Prentice and Paul Sack Photography Collection (3rd floor)

Judith Gefter, Freelance Photojournalist



Judith Gefter’s odyssey with film began at the end of WWII as an artist-illustrator in the propaganda agency--the Office of War Information. Gefter‘s work regularly appeared in LIFE, PEOPLE, TIME, and FORTUNE. She traveled extensively for many other publications, including MONEY, ELLE, STERN, NEWSWEEK, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, ART DIRECTION, ARCHITECTURE, ZEIT, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, NEW YORK MAGAZINE, and THE NEW YORK TIMES. Her lenses frequently photographed Presidents, Prime Ministers, Politicians, Actors, and the general population.



4:30-5:00pm BREAK



5:15-6pm

Other Realities (JMOMA Theatre)

Jerry Uelsmann, Photographer

Book Signing following the lecture



Jerry Uelsmann has explored of the boundaries of the photographic medium for over 30 years. He has experimented with complex multiple prints, negative imagery, and other techniques in elaborating a personal mythology the elements of which include nudes, floating trees, clouds, reflections in bodies of water, details of plants; his work emphasizes the ambiguities of space and scale. He has been a prominent spokesman for "post-visualization" that is, "the willingness on the part of the photographer to revisualize the final image at any point in the entire photographic process."



Jerry Uelsmann’s work has been exhibited in more than 100 shows throughout the US and abroad over the past thirty years and is represented in museum collections throughout the world. He began teaching at the University of Florida in Gainesville in 1960, retired from the University, and still resides there.



PLEASE NOTE: 115 seat limit. Contact Tuesday Pierson at 366.6911 x 208 or via email at tpierson@jmoma.org to reserve your seat.



6-7pm

Reception and Book Signing (Lobby and Atrium)



Mingle with speakers and fellow photography enthusiasts while Jerry Uelsmann and Brian Finke sign copies of their newest publications.



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RELATED COMMUNITY AND FAMILY PROGRAMMING



1-5pm

Photo Hunt: Guide to PHOTOBLAST-- Pick up your guide at the front desk.

Visitors of all ages can learn more about photography and modern art by completing this unique exhibition guide.



1-7pm

Picturing Jacksonville: Capturing the Faces and Places of our Community

Public Photography Installation in Atrium

Bring a 5 x 7’’ color OR black/white photograph of people and/or places in Jacksonville

to JMOMA to exhibit during the symposium. Photos will not be returned. All ages welcome to submit. Mail entries to JMOMA/Community Art Project, 333 North Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202 or bring your photograph before 2pm to the symposium to add to the exhibit. For more information, contact Allison Graff at 366.6911 x 204 or via email at agraff@jmoma.org.



2-4pm

Community Photography Workshop—(5th floor)

All ages welcome, no experience needed. Learn the basics of photography using a black and white disposable camera.



2-5pm

Photography Portfolio Reviews—(Atrium) Register the day of the event at the Front Desk

Area artists and arts faculty will review portfolios and offer feedback to photographers of all levels



3-4pm

Guided Family Tour of Photography Exhibitions (Meet at the front desk at 3pm.)

Join a museum educator for an interactive conversation about the works in the PhotoBlast exhibitions.



Troy Spurlin

Manager - Marketing and Partnerships

Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art

333 North Laura Street

Jacksonville, Florida 32202

904.366.6911 x210

tspurlin@jmoma.org

Wednesday, February 01, 2006