Many communities don't realize the amount of work, training, dedication and money that is involved in being an artist. One artist can spend hundreds to thousands of dollars just to create, frame, display, and market their art for an art show for the masses to enjoy, but the artist is often left holding the bill. As a community, we can change and empower our artists to become great, to prosper from the very gift that blesses so many, and to become successful at what they know how to do best: CREATE ART and in turn continue to generate the benefits our community receives from a thriving art scene.
The Art Center is hosting a special fundraiser to help generate support & awareness of our local artists. Please join us for:
35 artists are participating in this event and over 300 entries have been submitted (25 of them are mine). All works are on paper, either approx. 4"x6" for $20 or approx. 8"x10" for $50. These will make perfect unique gifts that can fit in anyone's price range. Each piece is done anonymously & signed on the back, the identity of the artist is kept secret till the purchase is made, hence the Guess Who?! part :-)
Works will be available for sale during December 1st WEDNESDAY ARTwalk from 5P-9p or join us for the opening reception SATURDAY, December 4th from 6P-9P at TAC II Studios located at 229 N. Hogan.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JTA Skyway to be an Exciting New Portal to the Arts
Downtown Art Walkers can be Art ‘Riders’ this December
JACKSONVILLE, Nov. 22, 2010 – In celebration of its 55th anniversary, the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) announces a new way in which it supports the arts and downtown Jacksonville: Art Ride. On December 1, the JTA Skyway will become part of Downtown Vision’s Art Walk by displaying works by local artists at five of its stations. Art Walk attendees will also be able to ride the Skyway system for free from 5-10 p.m.
In partnership with Null Space Gallery and Williams-Cornelius & Associates, JTA will showcase local artists including Jim Smith, Kelly Messer, Russell Maycumber, Clark Lunberry, Ian Chase, Andrew Chadwick and the Leon Castelli Group, who will invigorate thought and interpretation using sight, sound and movement. Art Riders can expect a diverse range in art installations at the Skyway stations such as mixed media, sculpture, drawings, roving sound, performance and video projection.
Art installations will be displayed at the Central and Hemming Plaza stations Downtown and the Kings Avenue, Riverplace and San Marco stations on the Southbank. Art Walk participants can begin their Art Ride experience at any Skyway station, and those who visit all five station exhibits will be eligible to win gift certificates from local restaurants including Burrito Gallery, Café Nola, Chew, European Street Cafe, Indochine and Uptown Market or a Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art membership. Parking is free at any Skyway station lot after 5 p.m.
Based on ridership during November Art Walk, the Riverside Trolley will, once again, have extended service until midnight.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
1. The 5 Points Theatre just celebrated its 2nd anniversary as a movie theatre. I think we've found our role as Jacksonville's art-house movie theatre ("Jacksonville's film alternative" is our new tagline). People used to hear or read about non-mainstream movies and assume they would never play in Jacksonville. Now they e-mail us and ask when they'll be at the 5 Points Theatre.2. We're also branching out into concerts, with a big event on New Years Eve featuring the New Orleans Bingo Show. You can see the trailer here:And there's more info here: http://bingojax.eventbrite.com/3. Four Lions, the controversial British jihadi comedy, starts Friday, November 19th. You can see the trailer here:4. We're very excited to open The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, the final film in the Millenium series that started with The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo on November 24th, exclusively in Jacksonville. The first two movies have both been bigger hits than any 2 and a half hour Swedish thriller has a right to be.5. And finally, we're bringing cult hit The Room back late night on December 3rd. It truly has to be seen to be believed. The trailer is here:
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Links:IMDb Page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1591505/5 Points Theatre: http://www.5pointstheatre.com/
Twenty-five years ago a boy by the name of Jacob Marr, living in the back woods of Maine, discovered a strange object that had fallen from the sky. Fascinated, he took it home to examine it. A boy's curiosity, however, is soon turned into a ghastly nightmare as something in the object corrupted his young mind with horrifying thoughts. Late one night he slowly crept into his parent's bedroom and killed them one after the other, then escaped into the deep woods behind the house. He took nothing with him, nothing but the object and the blood stained clothing on his body, never to be seen again.
After lying dormant for so many years, the Marr house has been repurchased as a vacation rental. Repairs are made and the first tenants are a group of five friends looking for a winter getaway from there dull workaday lives. Unfortunately for them, the weekend becomes anything but dull as Jacob returns from the woods to find intruders in his boyhood home. He is not happy and he will have his vengeance.
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
WINGARD CREATIVE ANNOUNCES
CREATIVE COMPANY | REGISTRATION OPENS
CONTACT: TONY ALLEGRETTI, (904) 387-2570, firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Creative Company, all day seminar, promises this will be the day your company takes off.
Seminar to focus on helping small business, nonprofits, and personal brands get their valuable digital infrastructure in place.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Nov. 10, 2010)-
Who: Wingard Creative hosts small businesses, nonprofits, and person brands
What: Day long seminar to help companies get their creative and online house in order
When: January 11, 2011 from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm
Where: The Historic Five Points Theatre
Why: “At Wingard Creative we are approached, almost daily, about the best ways to build and communicate with audiences using social media and creative ways to build and drive those audiences. With Creative Company, we can help a large number of local small businesses in one setting. We are excited to help these companies and see the economic ripple effect that Creative Company will, ahem, create.”- David Wingard, Creative Director
Wingard Creative has proven to be a local leader in helping small businesses utilize the web in conventional and unconventional ways.By illustrating the best practices for establishing and controlling the identity of small business online, Creative Company will empower seminar attendees with tools that build their audience, increase brand awareness, and heighten customer loyalty. Many of the tools and tips presented at Creative Company cost nothing and take only a few minutes to implement, however, most are not well known, nor are they readily available or obvious. Creative Company takes hundreds of hours of experience and research and delivers a tool shed of easy to implement devices that will propel any type of small business ahead of the competition. Creative Company will also help attendees understand the best ways to communicate with their audience, which consists of, but is not limited to, their customer base.
Who should attend Creative Company:
- Small businesses, nonprofits, or personal brands with or without a social media presence
- Companies with “no time” to set up and maintain a social media presence
- Companies who wish to better engage with and learn from their customers
- Companies who wish to expand their reach
- Companies interested telling their story
About Wingard Creative
Wingard Creative is dedicated to building strong brands and online communities through print design, web development and other creative services. In addition, we're heavily involved in the local community and act as sponsors and participants in many area events. Our group was awarded six Silver Addy’s from the American Advertising Federation in its first two years of competing. We've moved quickly to build a consistent and loyal client base and continue to grow in size and capabilities. We're not just a design and development team. We live and work in the heart of Jacksonville and we love bragging about what it has to offer. We're passionate about bringing amazing ideas to clients and helping change our city for the better.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Bren Bataclan's "Oil Spill Animal Victims" Exhibition Thurs 11/11, 5-9pm at Bee Gallery 108 Jax Landing - After Party at BURRITO GALLERY!
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Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Friday, November 05, 2010
next Thursday, Nov. 11th, 5-9pm for the reception and meet the artist.
Bee Gallery is suite 108 in the Landing. Print out the attached one
page PDF and hang it in your office. Thanks!!! Internationally acclaimed Boston artist, Bren Bataclan debuts his
latest painting series "Oil Spill Animal Victims" during November.
Bataclan is most known for his “Smile” and “Hope” projects. For the
past six years, he has been spreading hope and
smiles internationally one city at a time by leaving free paintings
in unexpected places with an encouraging note. Bataclan paints cartoon inspired acrylic paintings and murals; “I
leave paintings for folks to take for free across the country and
around the world. I believe that giving away paintings with a hopeful
note is one of the best ways I can help out during this economic
downturn.” He has received a ton of press for his positive mission
including CBS Evening News, Smithsonian Magazine, The International
Filipino, and Readers Digest. Bataclan is scheduled to speak at
Rollins College the morning of November 11th about being a Filipino
artist. In 2008, Brenda Kato, co-owner of the Bee Gallery caught Bren Bataclan
in the act of leaving a painting near the escalators in the Port
Authority in New York City. Never having learned to not talk to
strangers, Brenda ran up to see what Bataclan was doing.
Bataclan explained his “Smile Project” and gave her the painting.
Brenda also happened to have some of her art with her. They exchanged
art and contact information and have been friends since then. “When I
saw Bataclan’s new series of “Oil Spill Animal Victims” paintings I
wanted Bee Gallery to be the first to show them.” A portion of each sale will be donated to an organization helping the
animals victimized by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Bren Bataclan’s website: http://www.bataclan.com/ Cheers, Brenda Kato Interaction Design / Marketing / Fine
Artwww.brendakato.comCELL #: 646-353-5626 Come see me at Art Walk
the first Wed of every month at the Bee Gallery and get a cubist portrait.
Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Drive, Ste. 108, Jacksonville, FL,
32202www.beegalleryjax.com Join us on Facebook: Bee Gallery
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Wednesday, November 03, 2010
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Update - the following merchants are giving you yet another reason to take the trolley to and from Artwalk on Wednesday. You will be issued a ticket when you first board the trolley that can be shown at the progressive and supportive merchants listed below for special deals. Indochine – free appetizerChew – free glass of house wine Riverside Liquors – free drinkO’Brothers – free house wine or draft beer Mossfire – free house wine or MargaritaCasbah – free draft beer & the usual 20% off for trolley riders Biscottis – free house wineOrsay – free house bubbles All freebies require food/entree purchase except Riv. Liquors, but you can use it once at every location! Get your ticket signed at all 8 locations and AD will buy you a week pass for JTA. Click here for the official JTA Artwalk map and schedule.Special thanks to Michael Blaylock, Bill Powell, Kent Stover, Kerry Speckman, Wendy Morrow and the drivers with JTA for -
Do you have ticket to ride?