Friday, January 28, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
What: An exhibit called:
Exhibition dates: January 21st - February 18th.
closing reception February 18th 6-9pm.
gallery open by appt (904)716-4202
and Fridays and Saturdays 3pm-6pm
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ginny Walthour, (904) 630-2518, firstname.lastname@example.org
OLYMPIC GOLD-MEDALIST KERRI STRUG TO VISIT JACKSONVILLE
TO PROMOTE 2011 AT&T AMERICAN CUP
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 14, 2011 – Kerri Strug, 1996 Olympic team gold-medalist, will be in Jacksonville, Fla., Jan. 18-19, to promote the 2011 AT&T American Cup, an International Gymnastics Federation World Cup event that will be held March 5 at the Veterans Memorial Arena.
Strug, who is best remembered for her valiant vault to help the USA secure the team gold medal at the Olympic Games in Atlanta, will visit local area gym clubs to speak with and interact with the gymnasts and sign autographs. Strug was a Magnificent Seven teammate of Jacksonville’s Shannon Miller, who is the honorary chairman for the AT&T American Cup, and both are former American Cup champions.
Strug is available for media interviews on Jan. 18 at the gym club visits listed below from 5-9 p.m. and on Wed., Jan. 19. To arrange interviews, please contact Ginny Walthour at (904) 630-2518 or email@example.com.
When: Tuesday, Jan. 18
5:15 p.m. Gymnastics Unlimited, 5525 Lenox Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32205
6:30 p.m. TNT Gymnastics, 2683 St. Johns Bluff Road, Suite 107, Jacksonville, FL 32246
7:30 p.m. North Florida Gymnastics, 12777-6 Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32225
Who: Kerri Strug is best-known for landing a vault on an injured ankle to help the U.S. women win their first-ever Olympic team gold medal at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. Strug’s performance earned her a variety of awards and accolades, from the Olympic Spirit Award to a spot on the Wheaties box to the covers of both Time and People to interviews on Today, Dateline and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. In addition to her Olympic team gold medal, Strug’s international accomplishments include a team bronze medal at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain, and the all-around gold medal at the 1996 American Cup. Strug also won the U.S. vault title in 1991-92 and was the 1992 balance beam co-champion. She earned a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in sociology from Stanford University. Strug resides in Washington, D.C., where she works for the U.S. Department of Justice. She is still active as an athlete and has run several marathons. She married Robert Fischer in April 2010.
Tickets: Tickets range from $29.50 to $100 and may be purchased through Ticketmaster by phone at 800-745-3000; online at www.ticketmaster.com; at all Ticketmaster outlets; through participating gym clubs; or at the Veterans Memorial Arena box office.
About: The 2011 AT&T American Cup, the United States’ most prestigious all-around international invitational, is a part of the International Gymnastic Federation’s all-around World Cup series. This is just the second time in the event’s history that it has had World Cup status and the first as an all-around event. The 2011 World Cup all-around series has a total of four competitions, with the remaining three in Glasgow, Scotland; Stuttgart, Germany; and Tokyo, Japan. The event will feature some of the world’s top gymnasts in an all-around format. Jacksonville’s Shannon Miller, the USA’s most decorated gymnast and a member of the Magnificent Seven (the 1996 U.S. Olympic Team that won the team gold medal in Atlanta), is the event’s honorary chairman. JEDC Sports and Entertainment is USA Gymnastics’ local partner for the event. For more information, go to www.usagym.org/attamericancup.
The Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup is scheduled for March 4, 2011, at the Veterans Memorial Arena, the evening prior to the prestigious AT&T American Cup. Two gymnasts will advance to the Cup from the 18 invitationals included in the Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup Series. This is the event’s second year, and proceeds will benefit the Nastia Liukin Fund, part of the National Gymnastics Fund. For more information, go to www.nastialiukinsupergirlcup.com.
Friday, January 07, 2011
Thursday, January 06, 2011
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
As we prepare to walk our 86th monthly Art Walk tonight, I thought I would share a very poignant document that should be required reading for anyone with an opinion on our downtown. Any time someone tells me downtown can't make it, I say tell me at Art Walk. They never show, but the rest of the city seems to. You will see thousands of people tonight, and crossing streets will be as if you are in midtown Manhattan, but Art Walk is only once a month. It is however, proof that people want and will support a vibrant core. Below you'll see a Case for Downtown written by Steve Lovett. Please read it and please pass it on.Introduction:Introduction:
During the past year, there have been numerous formal and informal civic conversations about the current plight of downtown Jacksonville. Last winter, the Times-Union wrote a major feature called the “Downtown Dilemma”, and this spring Downtown Vision (DVI) published a White Paper called “Turning the Corner, rethinking and remaking downtown”. The issues of high office vacancy rates, limited residential development, lack of urban activity, decaying historic buildings & civic spaces, a largely inaccessible riverfront, and challenges with providing social services have been well chronicled. These issues are not unique to Jacksonville; however, the city has fallen behind other cities across the nation in its response to the crisis, despite an enviable world-class urban riverfront setting and rich corporate & civic downtown history.
Recognizing this, many local organizations have “claimed” the revitalization of downtown Jacksonville as a high priority, including: the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, NAIOP, Urban Land Institute, Jacksonville Civic Council, and other civic and professional organizations. Additionally, the Jacksonville Economic Development Commission (JEDC) and DVI are organizations that have, as their primary focus, downtown’s improvement and development.
One could argue that despite the well-documented challenges and numerous conversations, a sufficient case hasn’t yet been made to translate the talk into action. If Jacksonville is going to alter the course of decline and deliver an improved quality of life to its residents, urgent action is necessary. History tells us that the consequences of the status quo are dire. The good news is that the “bones” of the city and downtown waterfront setting are world class, and Jacksonville’s potential to emerge as a premier Great City in the region and nation is unparalleled.
The following statements illustrate downtown’s crucial role in the region, and helps define the case for urgent action and policy that prioritizes the revitalization of Jacksonville’s downtown:
“Making the Case”:
A city’s Downtown is a reflection of how a community sees itself. It is a critical factor in business retention and recruitment efforts. Studies show that when industries & businesses that attract a highly educated workforce begin looking at a community as a possible location, they examine many aspects, including those that define the quality of life. Today’s young, educated workforce has a particular emphasis and interest in quality of life in downtown — is it alive and viable, or does it represent local disinterest and failure?
A city's Downtown represents its image to the outside world. A vibrant, dynamic downtown is a message to the world that a city is forward thinking, energetic and fun.
The U.S. Census shows that 64% of college-educated 25-34 year-olds said they looked for a job only after they chose which city to live in. Quality of Life is considered the Number One criteria these workers apply in selecting a city.
Downtown is, traditionally, an indicator of the local business climate and the quality of the public/private partnership in a community.
Downtowns are major employers, with the ability to support a greater number and concentration of jobs, at all salary levels, in a compact neighborhood or collection of neighborhoods.
Downtown is typically the home of independent, family-owned businesses. Independent businesses are more likely to support local schools, charities and community projects; and reinvest profits locally
Downtown is an important incubator for new small businesses and emerging industries.
Downtown represents a vast amount of public and private investment that has already been made. The costs to recreate all the public infrastructure and buildings already existing in Jacksonville’s central business district and surrounding urban neighborhoods is (has been) staggering – as are the costs of transportation & utility infrastructure to serve far reaching development. These costs of infrastructure and expanded maintenance continue to accrue at the expense of downtown.
There is great waste of past dollars spent if downtown is neglected.
A Bank of America study reveals that sprawl reduces quality of life, increases the attractiveness of other more dense cities, and yields higher direct business costs and taxes to offset the side-effects of sprawl.
The highest possible density of healthy businesses in buildings assessed at full value helps reduce the tax burden on homeowners.
A healthy Downtown has a positive impact on the property values of nearby surrounding residential neighborhoods.
A healthy Downtown helps reduce sprawl. By building density in the heart of the community, we make cities more livable, utilize existing transportation infrastructure, and protect the region’s natural environmental character.
Downtown is the heart of a community for a mix of goods and services: government, professional, technical and cultural destinations.
Downtown is an important community space where all members of a community can meet and interact. Downtown is where you’ll typically find monuments to a city’s history, great civic parks, community festivals & events.
Downtown Jacksonville has the great fortune to be centered on the region’s greatest natural feature, the St Johns River and its expansive (mostly) publicly held waterfront.
A city’s downtown is often a major tourist draw. When people travel, they want to see unique, genuine places. With Jacksonville’s waterfront setting and rich history, there isn’t a downtown like it in the world. Many people want to visit downtown when they visit Jacksonville for business, conventions, golf, football games, festivals, or special events. They want to check out downtown. They want to see something unique, they want to enjoy great civic spaces, they want to engage the river in many different ways, and they want to see the history, the small shops. They don’t want run-of-the-mill chain & big box stores, or contrived “entertainment districts” that could be located anywhere.
Young college-educated workers and retiring Boomers are actively seeking to live in dense, mixed-use communities that don’t require cars - that is, cities or revitalized outskirts in which residences, shops, schools, parks, and other amenities exist close together. Today it’s these urban neighborhoods that are exciting and diverse and exploding with growth.
The American Journal of Public Health and the American Journal of Health Promotion link sprawl to obesity.
Behavioral economist Daniel Kahneman finds commuting has the most negative effect on people’s moods.
Economists Bruno S. Frey and Alois Stutzer conclude that commuters who live an hour from work need to earn 40% more money than if they were non-commuters.
A downtown provides a sense of community and place. As Carol Lifkind, author of Main Street: The Face of Urban America, said “...as Main Street, it was uniquely American, a powerful symbol of shared experiences, of common memory, of the challenge, and the struggle of building a civilization... Main Street was always familiar, always recognizable as the heart and soul of the village, town or city.”
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
ART WALK IS FUN!! - JOIN US!!
THE LIBRARY at 122 Ocean
(www.TheLibraryJax.com, the former Haydon Burns Main Library) Produced by Gray C. Solomon and Patrick Gearhart!
MACTRUQUE’S NEW PERFORMANCE PIECE The Utopian Agenda will be making its debut at Art Walk at 8pm.The performance will introduce the first phase of a multimedia work that mactruQue has been writing for stage and screen for many years. For more information on The Utopian Agenda, please contact Mac at 904-343-4580 or email mactruQue@gmail.com.
CITY KEYS PIANO PROJECT!!!! COME EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC OF RICH RIDENOUR AND MELODY BISHOP’S PROJECT FOR IN PROCESS AT THE LIBRARY!!!!!
AIGA’S ATOMIC SKETCH returns! Meet designers creating work live for charity!
Jacob Brooks, Jonathon Atkins, Aisling Millar, Michael Lanier, Faith Bennett, Rejcel Harbert, Frank McDermott, Miles Bateman, Kristen Abrahamsen, Holly Halford, Jay Antablian, Jason Tetlak, Gustavo Rocca, Chris Grassinger, Tonsenia Yonn, Pugsley, Natalie Frazier, John Wylie, Josh Hoyle, and others. Photographers: Scott Blake, Matthew Winghart and Justin Shaw! Jacksonville Table Tennis !! Clothing from Emily Moody's Anomaly and Jaxleigh. TAROT!
ANNIVERSARY OF THE SAND TROOPERS of the 501st Legion, Squad 7 www.fl501st.com at The Library!!!
THE LAW FIRM OF RON SHOLES IS SPONSORING THE CITY HALL PUB www.cityhallpub.com.
COME MEET THE ABA’S JACKSONVILLE GIANTS!!!!!!
SOUTHLIGHT GALLERY – NEW ART!!!!!! 100 South Laura and Forsyth! (http://southlightgallery.com/
BUY LOCAL ARTISTS!!! Original Art created by your own neighbors broadens the way you look at life! Forget the 'experts', let yourself go and simply look to your inner-self for your own reaction. My favorite phrase is 'I don't know much about art, but I know what I like'. We guarantee you will like something/someone here.
Things are happening at The Library! Come and learn about The Late Night Library club/music venue, Downtown Underground music and art space and incubation zone, and the Library Marketplace!
The Downtown Art Walk is a FREE 'happening' that occurs the first Wednesday of every month where approximately 46 downtown venues stay open until 10:00 and folk stroll around from venue to venue enjoying community and art. Also included are the New Main Library, JMOCA, Off The Grid Studio Galleries, art galleries, shops, restaurants etc.
DIRECTIONS: Easy to get to! From I 95! Just go over the Main Street Bridge and go North on Ocean two blocks and turn left. From the Matthews/Hart Bridges turn left on Newnan Street and right on Adams! Just across the street from The Burrito Gallery! So 'meet at the Burrito', get your official Downtown Vision Map and start your Art Walk experience at The Library! Join the downtown arts excitement!
Patrick Gearhart, Integrative Marketing | Products | Promotions, Email.firstname.lastname@example.org,
Gray C. Solomon, Thistle Art, The Jacksonville Arts Initiative, 'Making North Florida A Nationally Recognized Arts Producing Region' , Email.email@example.com, Tel. (904) 234 0443,
The Library, Mark R. Rinaman, MRRinaman@aol.com
City Kidz Ice Cream
Come Meet and Greet
Tony Boselli & Sean Hall
Thursday, January 6, 2011
City Kidz Special Event Center @ 3rd & Main St.
1303 N. Main Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32206
Political advertisement paid for and approved by Sean Hall, Republican, for City Council, At Large, Group 5