Friday, April 28, 2006

RAP TOUR



Go!

There is also a street party Saturday 4pm - Midnight! Party ON!

Thursday, April 27, 2006

CALL TO ARTEESTS


I just cut and paste these beauties for you. Tip to Sarah Gay. Now go out there and get rich.

Following are some immediately available opportunities for artists, for Florida projects… please pass these on to your friends or artist lists. Someday soon we will be able to generate a comprehensive email to all our artists in the database; until then, this fwd is limited to regional artists/ contacts I have worked with. Please pass it on!

I was out of the office from the 19th to today—sorry for the short notice.



Artists: Keep in mind the deadlines (many of which are this Friday) are not for proposals, but for the submission packet containing your letter of interest and your qualifications (images/resume). Be sure to read instructions carefully.



Note: Anyone can sign up with Americans for the Arts ($50 for 1-year membership) to be on the listserv which forwards such notices (as well as a lot of other discussion within the field of public art). Just go to their website, at www.artsusa.org. Look for the Public Art Network, or PAN. Look for services and follow the directions for signing up.

Also: If the links below don’t work by clicking on them, copy and paste into the URL line of your web browser.



Thank you,

Best,



Sarah Gay

Director, Art in Public Places Program

Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville

300 W. Water Street, Suite 201

Jacksonville, FL 32202

Ph. 904-358-3600 x.11

Fax 904-353-5100

email sarah@culturalcouncil.org



Here are some new projects from Florida Art in State Buildings Program (www.Florida-Arts.org/programs/statebuildings ).

New Design for Florida’s Welcome Signs
Deadline: April 28, 2006 Budget: $10,000 design fee

Florida Department of Transportation is searching for an artist(s) to design a new Welcome Sign that will be fabricated and placed at all entrances to the state and all Welcome Centers. The inter-agency Art Selection Committee tasked with selecting the new design is seeking an artist or artist team to design a simple, concise, aesthetically pleasing sign that visually suggests that Florida embraces its heritage and natural environment, while creating a welcoming environment for tourism and economic development. The new sign design is intended to incite enthusiasm among tourists, business travelers, and new residents as they approach state lines and ports of entry. This design will not only be a highway installation, but also available for photo opportunity at Interstate welcome centers, seaport, spaceport and airport terminals. More complete information can be found at http://www.florida-arts.org/programs/statebuildings/call/DOTWelcomeSigns.htm

Social Sciences Building, University of North Florida, Jacksonville

Deadline: April 28, 2006 Budget: $21,600

The mission of the UNF College of Social Sciences is based on the premise that there is an enduring value to a liberal arts education. The project’s art selection committee would like to commission a series of paintings or purchase existing works that relate to the liberal arts as well as the intellectual, economic, social, ethical and cultural needs of the community. More information can be found at Florida’s Art in State Buildings web site: http://www.florida-arts.org/programs/statebuildings/call/UNFSocialSciences.htm

Life Sciences Teaching & Research Center, Florida State University, Tallahassee

Deadline: April 28, 2006 Budget: $100,000

Located at the NW corner of the FSU main campus next door to the College of Medicine, this new facility will house laboratories and administrative space for the Department of Biological Science. The selection committee would like to commission or purchase art work for one or more identified potential sites – three exterior and two interior. More information at http://www.florida-arts.org/programs/statebuildings/call/FSULifeSciences.htm

Powell Structures & Materials Testing Lab, University of Florida, Gainesville

Deadline: May 19, 2006 Budget: $6,600

The focus of this new laboratory is the improvement of architectural infrastructure, the techniques of impact testing on concrete and structural integrity of bridges and buildings. The selection committee would like to purchase existing exterior artwork that reflects the structural and mechanical activities of the laboratory. More information at http://www.florida-arts.org/programs/statebuildings/call/UFPowellLab.htm

Proton Therapy Institute, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Jacksonville

Deadline: June 9, 2006 Budget: $91,000

This new treatment and research center will provide the most advanced radiation therapy for up to 10 weeks to cancer patients of all ages from all over the country. The selection committee would like to commission or purchase artwork for one or more interior sites that would create a sense of timeless natural beauty and natural order within a highly technical and efficient facility. More at http://www.florida-arts.org/programs/statebuildings/call/UFProtonTherapy.htm

Tampa Children’s Medical Services

Deadline: June 9, 2006 Budget: $24,219

Providing healthcare to children with special needs (from birth to 21 years) in the Tampa Bay region, this new facility has a colorful interior with several sites for artwork. The project’s art selection committee would like to commission or purchase artwork for at least one of those sites. More information at http://www.florida-arts.org/programs/statebuildings/call/DOHTampaCMS.htm

Whitney Center for Marine Studies, University of Florida, St. Augustine

Deadline: June 16, 2006 Budget: $5,310

Located across from the famed tourist attraction Marineland, this light-filled, water-side facility will serve as a regional resource for education and training in marine science. The committee would like to purchase light resistant, two-dimensional artwork with themes of discovery, adventure, frontier or marine animals. More at http://www.florida-arts.org/programs/statebuildings/call/UFWhitneyCenter.htm

College of Law, Florida International University, Miami

Deadline: June 30, 2006 Budget: $100,000

The design of this large modern facility is reminiscent of classical legal education with two courtyards meant to encourage interaction between faculty and young scholars. The selection committee has identified three possible sites – two exterior & one interior – where commissioned or purchased artwork could be incorporated. More at http://www.florida-arts.org/programs/statebuildings/call/FIUCollegeofLaw.htm

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

got job?



Please forward to whom you might think would be interested:



I am presently seeking a media/communications assistant – part time on consulting basis for approx 10 to 20 hours a week. Candidate professional, savvy and reliable. Needs writing, phone skills and able to wear many hats – take the ball and run with it type. My firm specializes in arts/cultural events and community programming. Advertising & marketing background essential with experience only please.



This position is open to possibilities for the right person.



Please have them contact me via email with inquiry, resume and references.



Thank you!

Inga







Ingar Brunnett
Melt Into Arts Inc.
Cultural Planning Consultant
Public Relations for the Arts!

904.254.4143

historicspringfield@comcast.net





"Art Educates, Enlivens, and Exceeds critical thought in hopes for Freedom"

Monday, April 24, 2006

Cultural Connections


Sorry to blog so chunkily, but blogger is having problemos today. Anyway, here is what you came for, from the Cultural Council

Vol. 2 No. 4

April 2006



30th ANNUAL ARTS AWARDS

The Cultural Council presented the 30th Annual Arts Awards Luncheon on April 11.

Guest speaker Jane Sapp, arts advocate and musician, delivered an inspirational message focused on the power of arts education, the theme of this year’s luncheon. Award winners received beautiful, carved and ornamented gourds created by Gail Beveridge. Sarah Crooks Flaire, invitation and program cover artist, displayed original art work for the event.



This year’s Arts Award winners are:

Fidelity National Financial – Corporate

Fogle Fine Art & Accessories – Small Business

Bruce Dempsey – Individual

Deborah McDuffie – Educator



We would like to thank all of you who supported us at this event and help make it so successful.



INDIVIDUAL ARTIST FELLOWSHIP GRANT WORKSHOP

The Cultural Council and the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs is offering a FREE lunch time workshop for individual artists who are interested in applying for the DCA’s Fellowship Grant. The workshop will take place on Friday, May 12, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Balis Community Center located at the San Marco Library. The 2006-2007 Fellowship Grant is available to artists working in the following disciplines: literature, interdisciplinary, theater, dance, folklife and music. For more information and eligibility requirements, please visit www.florida-arts.org. The workshop will be presented by Morgan Barr Lewis, arts administrator from the Division of Cultural Affairs.



Seating is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP to the Cultural Council,

358-3600, by May 8. Panera box lunches will be offered for $8.50; brown-baggers are welcome.



ESTATE PLANNING ISSUES WORKSHOP FOR VISUAL ARTISTS

The Cultural Council is offering an estate planning workshop for visual artists on Friday, May 12, from 3 - 5 p.m. The workshop will take place at the Balis Community Center located at the San Marco Library. This workshop will be presented by Lee-ford Tritt, Assistant Director, Center for Estate & Elder Planning at the University of Florida, Levin College of Law.



This workshop is FREE and open to all artists from the First Coast. Seating is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP to the Cultural Council, 358-3600, by May 8.



CULTURAL FACILITIES PROGRAM GRANT WORKSHOP

The Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs will hold a FREE grant workshop on its Cultural Facilities Program in Jacksonville on Tuesday, May 16 from

3-5 p.m. at the Cummer Museum of Arts and Gardens. The purpose of the Cultural Facilities Program is to coordinate and guide the State of Florida’s support and funding of the renovation, construction and acquisition of cultural facilities. The deadline for the program is June 30, 2006. The workshop will be conducted by Don Blancett, arts administrator/grant program officer. For more information including guidelines and application on the Cultural Facilities Program, visit www.florida-arts.org



FLORIDA “STATE OF THE ARTS” LICENSE PLATE

Please remember to make the switch to a “State of the Arts” license plate.

Your new specialty tag is only a click away.

Visit http://www.culturalcouncil.org/main.aspx?page=advocacy/licensetags to purchase a tag today! The Cultural Council recently awarded 10 “State of the Arts” License Plate Grant awards to area nonprofit organizations for 2006. The following organizations were awarded $1,000 grants for art related programs:



Art with a Heart for Children

The Bridge of Northeast Florida

Carter G. Woodson Committee for Positive Education of Jacksonville

The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach

Jacksonville Film Events

Jacksonville Watercolor Society

Murray Hill Ministries

Prelude Chamber Music

The Sanctuary on 8th Street

Women’s Center of Jacksonville




ALTERNATIVE GALLERY SPACE

Are you interested in supporting local visual artists? If you have space in your building that you would like to make available for artists to exhibit artwork or are already doing so, please email outreach@culturalcouncil.org so that we can provide information on these opportunities to local artists and include exhibition information in our monthly events calendar.



CULTURAL PARTNER NEWS

Do you have news that other organizations might be interested in? We’d love to help you spread the word. Email outreach@culturalcouncil.org by May 1 and we’ll include it in our next e-newsletter.




IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

May 12 - DCA Individual Artist Fellowship Grant Workshop

May 12 - Estate Planning Workshop for Visual Artists

May 15 - CSG Checks Available

May 16 - DCA Cultural Facilities Grant Program Workshop

June 12 - August/September Events Calendar Deadline

got script?


Presented by: Jacksonville First Coast Chapter
Florida Motion Picture & Television Association (FMPTA)


WHO: Sharon Y. Cobb

WHAT: "Selling Your Ideas and Scripts to Hollywood"

WHEN: Wednesday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: WJCT Studios
100 Festival Park Avenue / Jacksonville, Fla. 32202

CONTACT: President Mac McDonald at 904-622-6800
Visit www.FMPTAjax.org or email MacMcDonald@FMPTAjax.org

Admission is free for FMPTA members and first-time guests; $10 for returning guests.

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Got script?


Presented by: Jacksonville First Coast Chapter
Florida Motion Picture & Television Association (FMPTA)


WHO: Sharon Y. Cobb

WHAT: "Selling Your Ideas and Scripts to Hollywood"

WHEN: Wednesday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: WJCT Studios
100 Festival Park Avenue / Jacksonville, Fla. 32202

CONTACT: President Mac McDonald at 904-622-6800
Visit www.FMPTAjax.org or email MacMcDonald@FMPTAjax.org

Admission is free for FMPTA members and first-time guests; $10 for returning guests.

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Saturday, April 22, 2006

Thursday, April 20, 2006

the most influential stylists in modern American music


Greetings!
Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famers!! Booker T. & the MG's at the Florida Theatre Friday, May 5 - 8 pm

"...the most tasteful, economical perfect band ever to record soul music." (Boston Phoenix)

"Authors and architects of the Memphis soul sound...the most influential stylists in modern American music." (San Francisco Chronicle)

The heart of the Original Blues Brothers Band, Booker T. & the MG's are: Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper and Duck Dunn.

Booker T. & The MG's boast an impressive list of credits and hits. The legendary group is perhaps best known for their #1 Billboard hit “Green Onions.” But, as the house band for the Stax/Volt record labels, they were the nucleus for some of the most important records ever made - "Sittin' On the Dock of the Bay", "Soul Man", "Knock on Wood" and "In the Midnight Hour" - to name but a few. Booker T. & the MG's created the groove- oriented sound that defined Memphis soul music.

The Real Deal – Booker T. and the MG’s - Don’t Miss Them!

Turtle Turtle



DATE: Friday, April 21
TIME: 8:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Church of the Good Shepherd
1100 Stockton Street
PHONE: 904-389-6222


For over 20 years the Turtle Island String Quartet has built a following of fans whose musical tastes are as broad as its own. The group's explorations into jazz, bluegrass, world music and more, while always maintaining a classical foundation, have earned them the respect and interest of classical music-lovers and novices alike.

Come enjoy a night of musical suprises, as well as a special announcement about next season's lineup!

Riverside Fine Arts

Singleton Update

Below is an email update from John Singleton. They are always interesting. Hurry Home

TO ALL:
[if this is the first update email I've sent you... I've been involuntarily mobilized by the NAVY, and am heading for Afghanistan mid-MAY for a year to help the US ARMY train the Afghan military].

Great week! I spent an incredible amount of time frustrated with the general confusion, lack of order, and loss of control over my environment, but I got to see my kids for 55 hours, and didn't get more than 10 feet away for more than 5 minutes! Candace and the kids arrived at my barracks here at Camp Shelby on Saturday as I was finishing training across the base. They watched as 44 of us arrived on our dusty, battered 20 year old Blue Bird school bus to our simple living quarters. I slung my rifle on my back, dismounted the bus, removed my helmet and goggles, and walked up. Brandon and Emily managed to recognize their Daddy without hair, and encased in camouflage battle armor, and ran up shouting DAADDDIIEEEE! The hundred or so fellow warriors nearby turned to watch, and as they told me later, to witness the perfect seminal moment of what family means to a deployed service member. I don't know about them, but it certainly was the perfect moment of being a Dad for me, and one I really needed. I scooped the kids up in each arm and walked over to Candace to give her a kiss and wish her Happy Easter. Unfortunately, no camera, so you'll have to picture it on your own. We then went to my folks place near Pensacola and hugged my Mom, step-dad, sisters, brother-in-law, and nephew.

The rest of the week involved shooting, driving, sweating, a little bleeding, and some cursing, but everything was made right last weekend. The attached photo is from my office, who closed 2 transactions for me this week, and are listing 2 more tomorrow... thanks Vickie!

Hope all is well in the real world. I appreciate the emails, and will try to respond when I can. Feel free to forward my emails to anyone interested who may not have received them. If your email is kicked back by my SPAM filter, resend with the word ADD in the subject line, and I'll add your email address to my approved list. Raise a cup of Starbuck's for me and I'll hurry home.

Jon Singleton
Cell: 904.226.3480
Fax: 904.980.9243
jon@singleton-group.com
(this contact information will continue to be valid, regardless of my travels, through 2007)

You can reach The Singleton Team in Jacksonville at: 904.421.3580

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Speaking of CLASSIC DESIGNER SHOES




Violet Vintage Presents...
A Giant La Rose Shoe Sale

Thousands of pairs Sizes 2-12
Great prices $5 and up

On the Art Walk,
connect at 121 Bay or through the Florida Theatre

Wednesday 5/3 from 5pm - 10pm

Friday, 5/5 through Sunday, 5/7
From 10am - 3pm

Telephone 904.355.4449

GET ME SOME PUMAS! yo!




Everything Must Go Sample Sale!

Where:
Bellevue Christian School
MPR-Multi Purpose Room
1601 98th Avenue
Clyde Hill, WA 98004
* Best to enter on 98th Avenue at the corner of 98th and 16th
* There will be “Puma Sample” Sale signs posted

When:
Friday, May 5th from 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 6th from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

What:
Over 1,000 pairs of shoes: Men’s, Women’s, and Kid’s
Variety of apparel, bags, and hats for Men and Women

Payment:
Cash Only!

Feel free to pass this flier along to anyone you know.
You do not want to miss this event!!!

ART AFTER DARK




From my friend Brenda Kato. Art After Dark is a must see event if you are in town. Its a great way to appreciate the Florida Theatre.

Monday, April 17, 2006

The original Chaos



from Jeff Larson

It's been so long since I sent you a message, the last year has been crazy and those little event calendars are so time consuming to compile. Maybe someday someone will find a way to simplify sharing events.

Please forgive me for sending you a simply personal message, not even including other events. But the deadline is approaching, and hoping that you could help me share it, motivated me.

If you have been to a Chaos Fair in the past, then you know what it is about. www.chaos-fair.com can give you a taste of what is coming, but here is the skinny for now:

The Chaos Fair is accepting creative submissions until midnight, April 21.
This event is a unique Jacksonville offering for up-and-coming nationwide talent because all sales proceeds go directly to the artist; Chaos Fair takes NO commission. Artwork, film and performance proposals should be submitted for consideration by Chaos' expert team of creative judges by using the following discipline-specific contact emails:

MUSIC Music@Chaos-Fair.com

DANCE Dance@Chaos-Fair.com

WORD Word@Chaos-Fair.com

THEATRE Theatre@Chaos-Fair.com

FILM Film@Chaos-Fair.com (additional materials required)

ART Art@Chaos-Fair.com

CIRCUS Circus@Chaos-Fair.com

The creative teams welcome talented groups or individuals ... especially original material and short film submissions, there is no submission fee.
Submission form, and more information can be found at www.chaos-fair.com .

Thank you for sharing, this personal message.

Your welcome Jeff!

Landing Discussion + Southside Asian Fusion =



Still a few spaces left--Call now!!

What: Food for Thought (good food, good company, great conversation!)

Topic: The Landing: City or Private Ownership?

When: Wednesday, April 19, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Where: Blue Bamboo Wine Cellar, 3820 Southside Blvd.

Blue Bamboo is one of Jacksonville’s newest restaurants,

specializing in Asian Fusion Cuisine. The discussion will take place

in their intimate wine room lined with the finest vintages as well as plush couches and upscale décor. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to try a new restaurant and participate in an interesting discussion about OUR CITY!

Limted to 12. RSVP necessary.



What: Strategic Planning with Jana Ertrachter

When: Tuesday, April 25, 5:30 to 7 pm

Where: JCCI Conference Room

Strategic Planning takes us through vision, to mission,

strategic directions, goals and objectives.

Learn the basics and how to apply strategic thinking

to create action plans that work!

What: EXTRA! EXTRA! (get others to) Read All About It!

Leadership Development Workshop on Media Relations

When: May 12, 12 – 4 pm

Where: Times-Union Auditorium, 1 Riverside Avenue., 1st floor

Join us for our first Leadership Development Workshop this year

focusing on media relations “know-how.” Learn tips and guidelines

from media experts on how to get your message out to the public!

Leave with experience and a toolkit of ideas.

Informative, interactive, fun!



All RSVPs to Esther 396- 3052 or esther@jcci.org

Events and trainings are free to members of JCCI Forward

For non-members, $50 includes one-year JCCI membership



For full calendar of events please visit http://www.jcci.org/calendar.aspx

Monday, April 10, 2006

Got Job?



I remember when there weren't jobs like this around here. Get on that resume skippy because you know there will be about a million artsy types after this one. Thanks to Inga for the tip.

Job Openings at JMOMA



Paula Lynn, Assistant Director of Education at the Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art

has announced her acceptance into Harvard University's Arts in Education Program.

While we are celebrating her success, this will leave her position vacant--see description below.



Also, we are searching for a part-time tour program assistant--see description below.

This position would be great for a college or graduate student interested in museums, the arts, etc.



Please pass this information on. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to me.

Thank you for your help.



Job Description: Assistant Director of Education—School Programs

Works with the Director of Education

Start Date: July 1, 2006

Tour Program

Coordinate tour program for public and private schools and adult groups
Conduct tours for audiences of all ages
Write tour curriculum and develop art projects
Create pre/post tour curriculum for tour program
Communicate with and schedule volunteer docent corps
Assist in training of docent corps
Coordinate school tour scholarship program
Recruit Duval County contract schools to visit the museum
Programming

Develop and lead teacher workshops
Oversee and implement art making curriculum
Develop strong museum/school partnerships
Research, coordinate, and manage community partnerships
Develop curriculum for preschool program
Design and conduct team building activities for adult and corporate groups
Design and implement educational programming to support strategic plan
General Education and Office Support

Conduct community outreach
Communicate with public concerning education department offerings
Collect, analyze, and disseminate evaluation data
Requirements:

BA/BFA degree in Art or Art Education

Flexibility, creativity, and team-orientated

Excellent communication skills with audiences of all ages

Teaching experience

Knowledge of art integration and education theory

Experience with Visual Thinking Strategies helpful



Salary: $30,000 plus benefits and paid parking



Send a cover letter and resume to Allison Graff at JMOMA, 333 North Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202, (fax) 904.366.6901, agraff@jmoma.org


Job Description: Tour Program Assistant—Part Time

Works with the Assistant Director of Education

Start Date: July 17, 2006

Tour Program

Respond to tour requests
Schedule tours (Razer’s Edge, VisitMaker, JMOMA calendar)
Communicate with teachers and docents
Process tour admission payments and pre-tour packets
Programming

Assist with programming when appropriate
General Education and Office Support

Collect, analyze, and disseminate tour data
Requirements:

Interest in Art or Art Education

Flexibility, creativity, and team-orientated

Proven communication skills with audiences of all ages

Excellent organization and computer skills essential



PART-TIME Salary: $10 per hour, 12 hours average per week, paid parking



Send a cover letter and resume to Allison Graff at JMOMA, 333 North Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202, (fax) 904.366.6901, agraff@jmoma.org















Allison Gale Graff

Director of Education

Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art

333 North Laura Street

Jacksonville, Florida 32202

(904) 366-6911 x 204

(904) 366-6901 fax

www.jmoma.org





Every Sunday is Bank of America Family Free Day!



JMOMA builds community through contemporary visual art.

An Evening with Bill Belleville


Jacksonville University and St. Johns Riverkeeper are co-sponsoring "An Evening with Bill Belleville" to celebrate the release of his new book, Losing It All to Sprawl: How Progress Ate My Cracker Landscape. Belleville's new book is an account of how he came to understand and love his historic Cracker farmhouse and "relic" neighborhood in central Florida as development closed in around him. Belleville accounts for the impacts - social, political, natural, personal - that a community in the crosshairs of unsustainable growth ultimately must bear, but he also offers Floridians the hope that can be found in the rediscovery and appreciation of the natural landscape.

“Bill Belleville writes about the old Florida, the real Florida,” says national NPR commentator and author Diane Roberts, author of “Dream State.” “Like a poet or maybe a preacherman ---certainly a prophet. He’s up there with Marjorie Stoneman Douglas and William Bartram. Best of all, he’s righteously angry about how the place Bartram called ‘a glorious apartment in the sovereign palace of the creator’ is being wrecked in the name of progress. But as long as Belleville keeps turning out exquisite, moving books like this, there may just be hope.”

Come join us for engaging dialogue and inspirational words, as Bill reads from Losing It All to Sprawl and answers questions. Belleville has written for such publications as Newsweek, New York Times Syndicate, and Oxford American. His books include the critically acclaimed River of Lakes: A Journey on Florida's St. Johns River. He also won an Emmy for the production and scripting of Wekiva: Legacy or Loss?.

For a radio interview about the book by the Florida Humanities Council: http://flahum.org/sections/radio/january_2006.html

Tuesday, April 11 7:00PM

Jacksonville University
Gooding Auditorium
2800 University Blvd. N., Jacksonville



St. Johns River: Captured through the Lens

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens exhibit, Ansel Adams and Edwin Land: Art, Science and Invention - Photographs from the Polaroid Collection, is currently open to the public. This exhibition explores Adams’s key involvement with the historical development of Polaroid film, invented by Edwin Land in 1940.

As part of this exhibit, St. Johns Riverkeeper and The Cummer are partnering to offer a community photography show that is opening on May 11 at Cummer Café Night. This cameo show, called The St. Johns River: Captured through the Lens, is a juried photography show featuring community perspectives. Submissions will be accepted until May 1. Submission guidelines are available at www.cummer.org or contact Chrys Yates at cyates@cummer.org or 904-899-6003.

So, dust off your cameras and get out on the river!

Photo submissions will be accepted until May 1.
The St. Johns River: Captured through the Lens Opening - May 11 6-9 PM
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
829 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville




JIMMY ORTH
Executive Director
St. Johns Riverkeeper
2800 University Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32211
904-256-7591

St. Johns Riverkeeper, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that serves as a full-time advocate for the St. Johns River, its watershed, and the communities that benefit from this tremendous resource. The mission of St. Johns Riverkeeper is to protect, preserve and restore the ecological integrity of the St. Johns River watershed for current users and future generations through advocacy and citizen action. Riverkeeper does not receive any government funding and must rely on the generous financial support of concerned citizens and businesses that recognize the value of our work. For more information about how you can help Riverkeeper, call 904-256-7591 or visit our website at www.stjohnsriverkeeper.org.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Litter Done


For immediate release

April 7, 2006







EN GARDE: LITTER PATROL IN HISTORIC SPRINGFIELD





Jacksonville, Fla. - Part of the beautification initiatives with the Springfield Improvement Association & Woman's Club (Springfield Woman's Club) is a new program to clean up trash along 1st Street and 12th Street on a weekly basis by a private contractor - you may know The Ark (landscaping business), aka LITTER PATROL.



Beginning this week, the LITTER PATROL will strategically pick up trash starting at 1st and working towards 12th. This also includes side streets, but no alley ways due to funding. This is a privately funded program, which started this week and will continue to the Symphony Showhouse kickoff on Saturday, April 22nd. SRG Homes has sponsored this program for the next upcoming weeks, and as of today the new LITTER PATROL is working on 5th street. Thereafter when 12th street is done, the LITTER PATROL will return to 1st street to continue strategic trash pick up!



It takes approx. 8 - 10 days to cover the vicinity mentioned.



So look for the LITTER PATROL - Historic Springfield's version of the "DOWNTOWN AMBASSADORS" in their fluorescent yellow tee shirts along the corridor.



Also, proceeds from the Springfield 5K hosted by Symbiosis and thenewspringfield.com will go to support the LITTER PATROL as well as the upcoming MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION program to be formally announced by the Woman's Club in coming weeks.



Pass this on, as continued sponsorship will be needed to fund this program that is supportive to the parks, monuments and community beautification program lead by the Springfield Woman’s Club (SIA/WC is a 501c3). There are also formal discussions at hand with other businesses and organizations to form diverse partnerships to make this a long lasting effort.





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Contact:



Ingar Brunnett
Melt Into Arts Inc.
Cultural Planning Consultant
Public Relations for the Arts!

904.254.4143

historicspringfield@comcast.net





"Art Educates, Enlivens, and Exceeds critical thought in hopes for Freedom"

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

MORE ART WALK FUN



Get out the house. I mean it. Live a little.

HEAVENLY




the Jacksonville Landing
Downtown Jacksonville, FL
7:30 - midnight | free!!
Heavenly Noise will be playing the Main Stage from
7:30 - 8:30. Other amazing acts to follow, such as
Goliath Flores, Lisa Kelly, Lawrence Walden Trio...

More info on Heavenly Noise

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

biggie tea on ELECTRO LOUNGE TONIGHT!



The last time I spun the hits on Electro Lounge we broke the records for fundraising. Its because I am so damn SMOOTH. Tune in tonight from 9-11pm. I have a seriously sophisticated set that will satisfy. Sorry. Anyway, its for a good cause. I got peoples to listen (and pledge!) from all over the country this year and I need more. Frankly, public radio needs it. And we need to show that we support local programming (even though the content is from around the world and outer space). Please at least listen in, locally 89.9 fm and online at WJCT! I was going to do a lot of jazz to kick off the ART WALK kick off, but instead went for something less obvious.

three, two, one

Take Back the damn park (sorry for cussin ma)




This is good news.

Perhaps this is why they chose Confederate Park.

Here is an interesting article about roughly the same topic and where we could be headed if we don't do something.

Jacksonville, Fla., April 3, 2006 -- Mayor John Peyton, Councilmember Art Graham, Parks Director John Culbreth and David Stevens of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office will unveil plans to make Jacksonville’s parks safer, including an announcement about new partnerships and the installation of new security equipment.



WHEN: 2 p.m., Thursday, April 6

WHERE: Confederate Park, 956 Hubbard Street, Jacksonville, FL 32206



For more information on the event, visit www.jaxparks.com or call 630-4100

Monday, April 03, 2006

JCCI Forward Upcoming Events




Upcoming events



What: Spring Forward Social

When: April 4, 5:30 – 7:30

5200 Belfort Rd. #100

Gresham, Smith & Partners

Free beer, wine, food & music!

Sneak preview of the Creative Communities Issue Forum Findings and Action Forum



What: Issue Forum Continues

Streetscape to Skyline: Do we need higher design standards?

Topic: Best Practices

Speakers: Ted Pappas & Susan Cleveland

When: Thursdays, April 6 & 13, 5:30 to 7pm, at JCCI

Open to all who are interested in learning more about Downtown Jacksonville’s revitalization.



What: Food for Thought

Topic: The Landing: City or Private Ownership?

When: Wednesday, April 19, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Where: Blue Bamboo Wine Cellar, 3820 Southside Blvd.

Limited to 12. RSVP necessary.



What: JCCI New Member Round-up and Welcome

When: Tuesday, April 11, 5:30 to 6:30 pm at JCCI

Refreshments provided.

Program information and meet JCCI staff, Board of Directors,

Membership Committee, and Forward leadership team members.





What: Effective Meetings with Skip Cramer

When: Monday, April 10, 5:30 to 7 pm

Where: JCCI Conference Room

Learn how to plan, conduct, and complete a great meeting the JCCI way.

If you are interested in joining the Forward leadership team,

this is one of our core leadership trainings.





What: Strategic Planning with Jana Ertrachter

When: Tuesday, April 25, 5:30 to 7 pm

Where: JCCI Conference Room

Strategic Planning takes us through vision, to mission,

strategic directions, goals and objectives.

Learn the basics and how to apply strategic thinking

to create action plans that work!



All RSVPs to Esther 396- 3052 or esther@jcci.org

Events and trainings are free to members of JCCI Forward

For non-members, $50 includes one-year JCCI membership



For full calendar of events please visit http://www.jcci.org/calendar.aspx