Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Heavy. Gifts of local art keep on giving.



from mactruQue

Greetings!

After a year full of travel and media hype, i have returned to the walls of the Burrito Gallery to share over fifty brand new pieces in the first installation of the NEMO$IGN exhibit before embarking on my next dangerous adventure. This is my only formal exhibit this year, so i have worked diligently to provide the kind of material that justifies all of the attention my work has received. The Burrito Gallery is located at 21 Adams Street in Jacksonville, Florida. Join our celebration of the dramatic success of their first year in business.

For more information about NEMO$IGN please call 9.o4534622 8. Now is the time to ask about getting that holiday commission! Special rates apply for a limited time if you mention this email notification.


Thank you for your interest and support of the arts. Happy holidays!

Truly,
mactruQue


mactruque will be exibiting in the BG through January's art walk, but stock up on one of a kind gifts now!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

TURKEY DINNNNNER!



For the lonely, the kitchenless, the lazy, and the people who are just finding out tomorrow is Thanksgiving.

Angelo's will be open for Thanksgiving from 12-6pm. We'll have the whole menu available but if you'd like the Thanksgiving feast it features an Italian appetizer of your choice, salad, turkey, italian stuffing/dressing, whipped potatoes, gravy, choice of desert, and drink.

Alcohol is additional but we'll have mimosas, Bellinis, and pretty much everything you could want to get sauced (or gravied) on.

If you are an ex-pat from somewhere else you can always order off the menu.

Please feel free to ask your server for me and I'll buy your first mimosa.

I have a lot to be thankful for.

Angelo's Italian Restaurant
2111 University Boulevard, North
(904) 745-4812

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

shantytown





From Triclops I in the new place to be:
After an excruciating and challangeing and really expensive complete renovation...

The Shanty Town Pub- 22 W. 6th St. (formerly Moes Tavern)- is officially open for bussiness on Friday November 23rd 2006at 3:30pm-

Shantytown is owned and operated by Ian Ranne (Triclops I) and Marianne Purcell who learned the trade from manageing The London Bridge on Adams St. for the last few years

We will sell beer, wind, and ciggerettes. We will have 8 beers on tap (Guiness- Stella- Woodchuck- Strongbow- Spatan Dark- Tucher- Yuengling- and Abita Purple Haze- Ian's personal favorite!!!) Pints run $4 even.

Over 50 beers in the bottle form your cheapo $2 PBRs to Budwiser all the way to some fancy ones like Chimay and La Fin DuMonde and Ephmere for the connisuuer (Spelling?)

also a great wine selection hand picked by Marianne and champgne, too, if you wanna get fancy and pop them bottles.

3 TVs, Jukebox, Turntables, Bonfires, videogames, bells and whistles...

Pub seats about 35, outdoor seating area can hold another 40 or so...

ummm what else....

Open 7 days a week, 3:30pm till closeing time...

happy hour 5-7 pm $1 Yeungling!!!! Everyday!!!!

Really looking forward to becomeing the neighborhood pub that the neighborhood seems to be looking for!!! Expect mellow happy hours and some wild nights!!!


Logo- art work- concerts- schedules- promotions- grand opening all coming in December and beyond. Open to all ideas at this point.

This Friday the 23rd though, and everyday after that,-

Beer for sale!!!!

Cheers,
Ian Ranne and Marianne Purcell
Publican, Shantytown Pub
(904) 798-8222
shantytownpub@hotmail.com
myspace.com/shantytownpub

shantytown





From Triclops I in the new place to be:
After an excruciating and challangeing and really expensive complete renovation...

The Shanty Town Pub- 22 W. 6th St. (formerly Moes Tavern)- is officially open for bussiness on Friday November 23rd 2006at 3:30pm-

Shantytown is owned and operated by Ian Ranne (Triclops I) and Marianne Purcell who learned the trade from manageing The London Bridge on Adams St. for the last few years

We will sell beer, wind, and ciggerettes. We will have 8 beers on tap (Guiness- Stella- Woodchuck- Strongbow- Spatan Dark- Tucher- Yuengling- and Abita Purple Haze- Ian's personal favorite!!!) Pints run $4 even.

Over 50 beers in the bottle form your cheapo $2 PBRs to Budwiser all the way to some fancy ones like Chimay and La Fin DuMonde and Ephmere for the connisuuer (Spelling?)

also a great wine selection hand picked by Marianne and champgne, too, if you wanna get fancy and pop them bottles.

3 TVs, Jukebox, Turntables, Bonfires, videogames, bells and whistles...

Pub seats about 35, outdoor seating area can hold another 40 or so...

ummm what else....

Open 7 days a week, 3:30pm till closeing time...

happy hour 5-7 pm $1 Yeungling!!!! Everyday!!!!

Really looking forward to becomeing the neighborhood pub that the neighborhood seems to be looking for!!! Expect mellow happy hours and some wild nights!!!


Logo- art work- concerts- schedules- promotions- grand opening all coming in December and beyond. Open to all ideas at this point.

This Friday the 23rd though, and everyday after that,-

Beer for sale!!!!

Cheers,
Ian Ranne and Marianne Purcell
Publican, Shantytown Pub
(904) 798-8222
shantytownpub@hotmail.com
myspace.com/shantytownpub

Monday, November 20, 2006

Moving on out



Bummed.

Widely reported by Parag and Nick and Joey and now me. Its true. Cash and Max at MCR are going to sleep well next week. I'm totally bummed. I could hear a jam doing paperwork in my office on KEXP and run over there and pick it up. Often times I would go over and ask for suggestions. My favorites were the new beck (which I bought another one today in the used section for $5!), tv on the radio, the new decemberists, and band of horses. I stocked up on albums in the bargin bin and even got the mrs a shirt (sweat shop free).

While I'm sad that we are losing these guys and their energy I'm happy for them in that they will also lose the stress. They are too young for the kind of stress that comes with downtown retail. I just hope they get a chance to do an exit interview with DVI.

Please go down there and buy music. Its damn near free and all of the used cds are top shelf and $5. DVDs for $10, I just copped the bboys live film. Its brand new.

Hurry. Also, they are throwing a jam Saturday from 4pm to 3am.

See you there.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Move on up!



Its not all luxury. Ok, most of it is. BUT there are some good options. Even some under $60k! Hooorray for downtown.

See you on the VIP tour. Or possibly at the dish station at Angelo's. Can't decide.

Happy Birthday Scotty!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Its Your Birthday. Serious Business.



Imagine if you got to see the first show ever of your favorite mega star.

Kids be riffin'. MFs won't listen

Merry Merry.




Ok. Its a little early, but hey, it ALWAYS SELLS OUT!

For immediate release Contact Ian Mairs (904) 476-5582 MOCA

SERVES UP THE SASSY, SARDONIC, SANTALAND DIARIES: a tasty treat for the Grinch in all of us!

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Jacksonville
(formerly JMOMA) in association with the Oasis Theater Studio will present The Santaland Diaries, a one-act play by NPR commentator David Sedaris featuring Jacksonville actor and playwright Ian Mairs opening Wednesday, December 6th at 7:30 pm in the museum theater, located at 333 North Laura street in downtown Jacksonville. Additional performances are scheduled for December 13th, 20th ,21st. Sedaris, best selling author(ME TALK PRETTY ONE DAY, DRESS YOUR FAMILY IN CORDUROY…) and humorist, burst onto the national scene in 1995 with this merrily subversive yuletide tale. Our hero, a restless slacker obsessed with watching soap operas, takes a job working as an elf at Macy’s on a dare from his roommate (not to
mention the threat of eviction.) Through a series of hilarious and disturbing interactions with burned out Santas, flirty elves and a nightmarish public, he arrives at a deeper understanding of the true spirit of Christmas.

Tickets are $12.00. Seating is limited. Reservations are encouraged. Cash or checks only. To make a reservation call (904) 386-5675.

Search for a cause



I got this email from my sister. She is a pediactric nurse practitioner or something like that. She lives in Austin and is starting/running a foundation for kids with cancer. She got all the smarts in the family. Sometimes it is very hard to hear about her work. Most of the time though its lifts your heart. Here is an email I got from her that I thought I would share because it might just make a difference.

I just received this email from a patient I used to take care of in LA. When I first met her she was very very sick and refused to speak to anyone. Over the six months that I was there she went through A LOT - but she started to get better. She was around everyday when I was there and I developed a relationship with the her and the family (mom - she has your glass smiley). When I left she had just completed her stem cell transplant - her mom still emails me updates and this was the most recent. Occasionally MacKenzie will call me and she talks SO MUCH that I hardly believe it's her - Anyhow, check out her website. I love that the family is trying to give back. They have two things going - one is recycling and most of you can't participate because you aren't in LA (skunk - you could get your office on board???) - but you can all use the search engine www.goodsearch.com - take google, and dogpile off your favorites and use this search engine. It is powered by yahoo, so you still get quality search results. Be sure to enter Mac's Project into the charity drop box and they will receive 1 cent for every search - I bet this adds up. The money generated by Mac's Project goes to families who currently have a child in cancer treatment. Anyhow, great family, great cause and how simple is it to change your favorite search engine to goodsearch.com. Tell all your friends!

Miss you all-
Christina

Hey Hey

How are you doing. All is well is southern California. Mac is doing great. Growing like you would not believe. She is 43 inches tall and 43lbs. She still loves school. She gets mad if she has to miss.

We have been so busy with Mac's Project sorry I have not written or sent any pictures.
Mac's Project is growing. You can now look us up on the web at www.macsproject.com .
It is a great feeling knowing that you can make a difference.

We recently discovered an Internet search engine that can help us raise money. All you have to do is start using www.goodsearch.com to do all of your wed searches. Be sure to type in Mac's Project for the charity. Every time you search a topic Mac's Project will get 1 penny. I know that does not sound like a lot, but just like any other piggy bank, it adds up. So please spread the word to your friends and family by forwarding this e-mail to everyone you know so those pennies can start adding up for Mac's Project Childhood Cancer Awareness. The site is powered by Yahoo!, so you'll get the same quality search results that you're used to. Thanks for taking the time read this email and I wish you good searching for a good cause www.macsproject.com


Its my new home page sis.

It will probably be a while before I can update again. Angelo's is a bit more popular than I anticipated and we're working on our improvements to handle that popularity. Plus big new projects on the horizon with a major downtown breakthrough tonight. Hopefully.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Tomorrow at 5pm - Game Day Baby!



Its ON!
2111 University Boulevard North
(Just south of JU)

745-4812 Reservations Reccomended

I know I've been a wee bit slacky and thanks to all my guest blogger er cut and pasters. But I think the italian job will be worth it. Come see me.

Antonio

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Underground Movie Tonight





Tonight’s Underground Movie - Thumbsucker



Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art

333 North Laura Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32202

904.366.6911 x 214



Films start at 7:00 pm. JMOMA box office opens at 6:00 pm. Seating is limited. Arrive early.



$5 members/students

$7 non-members



Wednesday, November 8th

Thumbsucker

USA, 2005, directed by Mike Mills

Color, In English

Running Time: 96 Minutes



Based on a novel by Walter Kirn and adapted by acclaimed music video director Mike Mills (his feature debut), Thumbsucker is the tale of a 17-year old high-schooler, Justin Cobb (Lou Pucci) who still nurses his digit. His parents - a stern dad (Vincent D'Onofrio) and a caring but clueless mom (Tilda Swinton) - don't know how to deal with him. Justin gets most of his counsel from his orthodontist, Dr. Perry Lyman (Keanu Reeves) who tells Justin that it's time to confront the underlying issues behind his thumbsucking. The other authority figure in Justin's life is Mr. Geary, the school debate coach, a small role made large thanks to the deadpan goofiness of Vince Vaughn. Rounding out the all-star cast is Benjamin Bratt, who plays the soap opera star Justin's mother tunes into every day as her means of escape.



Become a Member!

JMOMA Members Get It! Free Museum admission, free exhibition preview parties, free award-winning Forma magazine, Museum Shop discounts, film series and special events discounts. Join JMOMA now by calling Tina Mendez at 904-366-6911 ext. 225, or join on Cinema night and get into the movie for free!



Weekend Art Activities for Children and Families



Sunday Art Fusion, 12-4pm
Every Sunday is Bank of America Family Free Day!
Children under 18 and accompanying adults get free admission to the Museum!



November 12: CD Making for the Loft Mural - Using old CD's, we will use found objects to create color and design to our large mural in the ArtExplorium Loft.

They need to know about the LIBRARY



Several members of the cultural council staff are involved in the Jacksonville Public Library's strategic planning process. As part of process, the Library wants to reach out to as many people as possible in order to involve a broad cross-section of the community.


We would greatly appreciate if you could respond to the survey. The following is a link to an online survey that should take no more than five minutes to complete. Please join us in helping the Library gather valuable information. Thanks!

Survey Here

Open Gallery



From Jennifer Price:

We are looking forward to our Opening night with PRP Wines and 10 local artists exhibiting original art. This Thursday, Nov. 9 5-9pm


Open Gallery is located outside of San Marco Square. If you are leaving San Marco Square out Atlantic Blvd. Cross over Hendricks Ave. then cross over the Rail Road tracks and turn LEFT on Dewey Pl. the Gallery is located 1/2 block down on the left.... 1838 Dewey PL.
Here is a map showing some parking suggestions... I advise Atlantic Blvd. Being that the neighborhood streets are very tight.

Hope to see you there!!!

Jennifer Price - 502-9385

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

What to wear?



AIGA stuff:

WHAT:
AIGA Design Show 2006
A showcase of high-end printed design pieces from some notable papercompanies.

Look closer: there's magic in the details. From a gargoyle's smirk tothe blips on a scatterplot, details flow like a wave of informationbeneath the surface of great design. But they hide as much as theyilluminate. So take a careful glimpse into these subtle microworldsof meaning and style. As an AIGA member or friend, you are invited tocelebrate these glorious details of design.

Come for the hors d'oeuvres, stay for the sparkling conversation,corporate networking, laptop DJs spinning songs you've probably neverheard, and all-around good cheer from what may easily beJacksonville's GREATEST CONCENTRATION of Le Corbusier fans and dailyusers of Adobe products for the Macintosh.

WHO:
Anyone with an appreciation for sophisticated and clever printdesign, looking to be inspired and interact with like-mindedindividuals.

WHEN:
Thursday, November 9, 2006
6PM - 9PM

WHERE:
Friday Musicale
645 Oak Street | MAP
Jacksonville, FL


ADMISSION:
$5 Members
$15 Non Members | JOIN »

ATTIRE:
Business-formal

REGISTRATION:
Please RSVP to rsvp@jacksonville.aiga.org

SPONSORS:
Unisource
Domtar
Fox River Paper Co.
Monadnock Paper Mills
The Hartley Press



AIGA Jacksonville

Bob is DJing.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Live and let live



Downtown Living Tour

Isn't It Time You Moved Up? Downtown.

Did you know that Downtown Jacksonville has more than 1,000 residential units under construction and over 1,000 residential units to begin construction in the coming months? With current and proposed residential development in the heart of the city, it’s the perfect time for an urban living tour in the heart of the city.

The Downtown Council of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Vision, Inc. present the 2006 Downtown Living Tour. There will be a VIP Platinum Premier Downtown Living Tour on Friday, November 17 from 5-9 p.m. at $50 per person and a Downtown Living Tour on Saturday, November 18, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., $10 per person. Proceeds will benefit the Downtown Council Charitable Projects.

The VIP Platinum Premier Downtown Living Tour attendees will have the opportunity to tour seven of Downtown’s residential communities while enjoying live entertainment, hors d’oeuvres and libations from some of the city’s finest restaurants and caterers. For the Saturday Downtown Living Tour, guests can visit 15 residential condos, lofts and apartments with unique designs and scenic views. Plus, people can walk the neighborhood and enjoy a festive atmosphere filled with music and wares from some of Downtown’s restaurants and shops. Both tours are self-guided and transportation will be provided.

Click Here for more information on Downtown Living Tour venues and parking.

Tickets are available at Downtown Vision, Inc. 214 N. Hogan Street, Suite 120, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Only cash and check will be accepted. Tickets will be available online on Monday, November 6.


The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has been at the forefront of the rapidly growing green building movement throughout its 13-year history. With the introduction of the LEED® Green Building Rating System™ in 2000, USGBC has continued to bring environmentally and socially responsible building practices into the mainstream by proving that green building makes environmental and economic sense.

Greenbuild Denver will explore what it means to take green building to a “higher level” with three days of exceptional educational programs, renowned speakers, extensive networking, LEED workshops, and our largest exhibit hall to date with over 700 vendors showcasing the latest technologies and materials.

As the thousands of people who have attended over the years can attest, Greenbuild is far more than the sum of its parts — the spirit of community and optimism that pervade Greenbuild are what truly sets it apart.

Learn more and register at www.greenbuildexpo.org.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Art Walk Tonight!




Inanimations and
Other Questions

Exhibition of Photographs
by Brent Valeski
Bellsouth Tower
2nd Floor Lobby
Downtown Jacksonville
November 1 through December 4, 2006
You are cordially invited to the opening reception
Wednesday, November 1, 2006
5:00 - 8:00 PM
(coinciding with November’s ArtWalk)
Music by Goliath Flores