ARTS

Aug. 28-Sept. 3 Arts Calendar

Here's what coming up at Northeast Florida galleries, museums, theaters and more

Photographer Ken Daga’s “Architecture” series is among the pieces on display in “Free for All,” a multimedia exhibit of the works of six member artists, including Janice Eve Dale, “Flew” (Frank Lewis), Kelly Meagher, Matthew Winghart and Tonsenia Yonn, on display through September at Gallery725 in Atlantic Beach.
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PERFORMANCE

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

The humorous story of six adolescents vying for a spelling championship is staged 8 p.m. Aug. 28-31 at Amelia Community Theatre, 209 Cedar St., Fernandina Beach, 261-6749, ameliacommunitytheatre.org.

DIXIE SWIM CLUB

The comedy, about five Southern women and the value of friendship, is staged through Sept. 15 — doors 6 p.m. Tue.-Sun., 11 a.m. Sat. and noon and 6 p.m. Sun. — at Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd., Southside, $38-$59, 641-1212, alhambrajax.com.

DIXIE SWIM CLUB — A DECADE WITH DONNA

Alhambra Theatre & Dining hosts a special performance of “Dixie Swim Club” for “A Decade with Donna,” a celebration of The Donna Foundation's 10th anniversary, which reports raising more than $2 million and assisting more than 6,500 women. Dinner, show and a reception with Donna Deegan are featured; 6 p.m. Aug. 29 at Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd., Southside, $75, 641-1212, alhambrajax.com.

AS YOU LIKE IT

Shakespeare's comedy of disguises, wrestling and Rosalind and Orlando is staged 8 p.m. Aug. 30-31 and Sept. 6-7; 2 p.m. Sept. 1; and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 29 and Sept. 5 at Theatre Jacksonville, 2032 San Marco Blvd., San Marco, $20-$25, 396-4425, theatrejax.com.

THE 39 STEPS: A LIVE RADIO PLAY

The program, based on Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller, is performed as a radio play, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 6-7 and 4:30 p.m. Sept. 1 at Fernandina Little Theatre, 1014 Beech St., Fernandina Beach, $8, ameliaflt.org.

SPOKEN WORD

Local poets and wordsmiths sound off 7 p.m. Sept. 5 and every first Thur. of the month at The Ritz Theatre & Museum, 829 N. Davis St., Downtown, 632-5555, ritzjacksonville.com.

BREAKING BOUNDARIES

Jacksonville Dance Theatre and Braided Light Dance Project collaborate on a shared concert of contemporary and modern dance, 7:30-9 p.m. Sept. 6-7 at Jacksonville University’s Swisher Theater, 2800 University Blvd. N., Arlington, $15, jacksonvilledancetheatre.org.

THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD

Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre presents Rupert Holmes’ Tony Award-winning musical, based on the unfinished Charles Dickens novel of the same name, 8 p.m. Sept. 6-7, 12-14 and 20-21 and 2 p.m. Sept. 15 and 22 at Adele Grage Cultural Center, 716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, $20, 249-7177, abettheatre.com.

A VISION AWAKENING

Singer-songwriter Lee Hunter of Tammerlin, percussionist Charlotte Mabrey, and violinist and Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra concert master Phillip Pan join actor, poet and radio host Al Letson for “A Vision Awakening: A Celebration of the Cummer Gardens.” The performance of music and spoken word features text from Ninah Cummer’s letters, diaries, speeches and other writings, 2 p.m. Sept. 8 at The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave., Riverside, $30, 356-6857, cummer.org.

9/11: WE WILL (NEVER) FORGET

The one-man show — written, produced and performed by Alhambra Stage Manager Jason Nettle — portrays 17 New Yorkers affected in different ways that memorable day. One performance only (no dinner; cocktails available), 8 p.m. Sept. 9 at Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd., Southside, $38-$59, 641-1212, alhambrajax.com.

 

CALLS & WORKSHOPS

DISCOVER DOWNTOWN

The Art Center Cooperative features photographers Kevin Caster and Zachary Gragg, designer Tiffany Palazzini and Fourteen Eleven Designs with artists Yvonne C. Lozano, Annelies M. Dykgraaf, Samuel Ronquillo, Steve Miller, Meleese Scott, Jennifer Mims and Monica Toups. Live music by Kenneth Seabrook, Matty Welch and Deejay Crave, 6-10 p.m. Aug. 31 at The Art Center Co-Op, 229 N. Hogan St., Downtown, tacjacksonville.org.

SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD

Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre auditions singers for two male roles and two females roles for “Songs for a New World,” 2 p.m. Sept. 7. Performances dates are Dec. 6-7, 13-15 and 20-22 at Adele Grage Cultural Center, 716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 249-7177, abettheatre.com.

HOP ART CALL TO ARTISTS

Local Artists Coming Together issues a call to artists on craft-beer themed work for “Hop Art: Craft Beer through the Eyes of Local Artists,” a pop-up gallery. Submissions accepted through 4 p.m. Sept. 8 — the day of the exhibit at Aardwolf Brewery, 1461 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, artistscomingtogether.com. To schedule a time to drop off art, email info@artistscomingtogether.com.

FREE KIDS’ DANCE CLASS

Classes for ages 7-11 are held 4:30-5:15 p.m. every Wed. at Dance Trance, 214 Orange St., Neptune Beach, free, 246-4600, dancetrancefitness.com/dtkidz.

BEGINNERS’ DANCE CLASSES

These classes are held 7:30-8:30 p.m. every Mon. and Wed., beginning Sept. 4 at Dance Trance, 1515 San Marco Blvd., San Marco, 390-0939, dancetrancefitness.com.

SALSA/HUSTLE AT STUDIO JEAR GROUP FITNESS

Classes are held 8-9 p.m. every Tue. Five one-hour dance sessions, $50 per person, includes all five sessions, 551-0459, zumbajear@yahoo.com, zumbajear.com.

BELLY DANCING

Belly Dance with Margarita 4 p.m. every Thur. and 10:30 a.m. every Sat. at Boleros Dance Center, 10131 Atlantic Blvd., Arlington, 721-3399.

K.A.R.M.A. CLASS

A Kindling Auras & Radiating Musical Awareness group vocal session, focusing on mental clarity, visualization, harmonizing and blending, breath and energy control, is held 6-7 p.m. every Fri. at The Performers Academy, 3674 Beach Blvd., Spring Park. Registration is requested; 322-7672, elementsofonelove@gmail.com.

ART THERAPY CLASSES

Art classes are held 6-9 p.m. every Tue. at Diversions, 210 N. Laura St., Downtown, $30 includes supplies, 586-2088, email daniel@diversionsjax.com.

JAZZ, DANCE AND TECHNIQUE

The classes continue every Tue. at Dance Trance, 1515 San Marco Blvd., 390-0939, dancetrancefitness.com.

DANCE CLASSES

Several classes for all ages and skill levels every Mon.-Fri. at The Dance Shack, 3837 Southside Blvd., Southside, 527-8694, thedanceshack.com.

DRAMATIC ARTS AT THE BEACHES

Classes and workshops in theatrical performance for all ages and skill levels are held Mon.-Fri. at Players by the Sea, 106 N. Sixth St., Jax Beach, fees vary, 249-0289.

THEATRICAL ARTS

Classes in theatrical performance, including song and dance, are held Mon.-Fri. at The Performers Academy, 3674 Beach Blvd., Spring Park, fees vary, 322-7672, theperformersacademy.com.

MIXED MEDIA ART CLASSES

Art classes are held weekly at Studio 121, 121 W. Forsyth St., Downtown, $20 per class or $100 for six weeks, 568-2146, teresemuller.com.

MURRAY HILL ART CLASSES

Six-week art classes are offered at Murray Hill Art Center, 4327 Kerle St., Murray Hill; $80 for adults, $50 for kids, 677-2787, artsjax.org.

BRAIDED LIGHT DANCE PROJECT’S CLASSES

Weekly art classes are held at Barbara Thompson’s School of Dance, 8595 Beach Blvd., Ste. 310, Southside; intermediate ballet classes are held 6-7:30 p.m. every Mon. and modern/improv classes are offered 1-2:30 p.m. every Wed., $10, 997-0002, barbarathompsondance.com.

 

CLASSICAL & JAZZ

 

LISA KELLY JAZZ COLLECTIVE

Kelly performs with Jeff Phillips and Ian Goodman 8 p.m. Aug. 31 at 95 Cordova Lounge, Casa Monica Hotel, 95 Cordova St., St. Augustine, 810-6810.

JAZZ FOR HEART WALK FUNDRAISER

Proceeds from door prize tickets benefit the third annual Good Hearts Heart Walk as jazz band John Thomas Group performs 4-6 p.m. Sept. 1 at Culhane’s Irish Pub, 967 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, free admission, 249-9595.

LIVE JAZZ IN SAN MARCO

The Eric Riehm Trio performs 9 p.m. Sept. 14 at The Grotto, 2012 San Marco Blvd., San Marco, 398-0726.

JAZZ IN PONTE VEDRA

The Gary Starling Group, featuring Carol Sheehan, Billy Thornton and Peter Miles, performs 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Thur. at Table 1, 330 A1A N., Ponte Vedra, 280-5515.

JAZZ IN RIVERSIDE

Trumpeter Ray Callendar and guitarist Taylor Roberts are featured 9:30 p.m. every Thur. at Kickbacks Gastropub, 910 King St., Riverside, 388-9551.

JAZZ IN MANDARIN

Boril Ivanov Trio plays 7 p.m. every Thur. and pianist David Gum plays 7 p.m. every Fri. at Tree Steakhouse, 11362 San Jose Blvd., Mandarin, 262-0006.

JAX BEACH JAZZ

Live jazz is presented 6-9 p.m. every Fri. at Landshark Café, 1728 Third St. N., Jax Beach, 246-6024.

JAZZ IN NEPTUNE BEACH

Live jazz is featured 7:30-9:30 p.m. every Sat. at Lillie’s Coffee Bar, 200 First St., Neptune Beach, 249-2922.

JAZZ IN ST. AUGUSTINE

The House Cats play 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. every Sat. at Stogies Club & Listening Room, 36 Charlotte St., St. Augustine, 826-4008.

JAZZ IN ARLINGTON

Jazzland features live music 8 p.m. every Sat. and 6-9 p.m. every Tue. at 1324 University Blvd. N., Arlington, 240-1009, jazzlandcafe.com.

JAZZ IN ST. AUGUSTINE

Live jazz is featured nightly at Rhett’s Piano Bar & Brasserie, 66 Hypolita St., St. Augustine, 825-0502.

  

 

ART WALKS, FESTIVALS & MARKETS

MID-WEEK MARKET

Arts and crafts, local produce and live music are featured 3-6 p.m. Aug. 28 and every Wed. at Bull Memorial Park, corner of East Coast Drive and Seventh Street, Atlantic Beach, 247-5800.

DOWNTOWN FRIDAY MARKET

Arts and crafts and local produce are offered 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 30 and every Fri. at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr., Downtown, 353-1188.

RIVERSIDE ARTS MARKET

Local and regional artists, strolling performers, bands and a farmers market are featured 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 31 and every Sat. at 715 Riverside Ave., Riverside, 554-6865, 389-2449, riversideartsmarket.com.

UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT

The self-guided tour features galleries, antique stores and shops open 5-9 p.m. Aug. 31 and every last Sat. of the month in St. Augustine’s San Marco District, 824-3152.

FIRST WEDNESDAY ART WALK

An art walk, featuring 30-40 galleries, museums and businesses and spanning 15 blocks, is held 5-9 p.m. Sept. 4 and the first Wed. of every month in Downtown Jacksonville. For an events map, go to downtownjacksonville.org/marketing; iloveartwalk.com.

FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK

The tour of Art Galleries of St. Augustine is held Sept. 6 and the first Fri. of every month, with more than 15 galleries participating, 829-0065.

JAX BEACH ART WALK

More than 30 local artists display their work with 15 local businesses participating, 5-9 p.m. Sept. 10 and every second Tue. of the month, along First Street between Beach Boulevard and Fifth Avenue, Jacksonville Beach. For a list of artists and businesses, go to betterjaxbeach.com/jax-beach-art-walk.html.

SECOND SATURDAY ARTREAGOUS ART WALK

The galleries of downtown Fernandina Beach are open for self-guided tours, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 14 and every second Sat. of the month, 277-0717, ameliaisland.com.

NORTH BEACHES ART WALK

Galleries of Atlantic and Neptune beaches are open late, 5-9 p.m. Sept. 20 and every third Thur. of the month, at various venues from Sailfish Drive in Atlantic Beach to Neptune Beach and Town Center. For a participating gallery list, call 249-2222.

 

MUSEUMS

 

AMELIA ISLAND MUSEUM OF HISTORY

233 S. Third St., Fernandina Beach, 261-7378, ameliamuseum.org. “My Feet, Our Path” is displayed through September. The children’s exhibit, “Discovery Ship,” allows kids to pilot the ship, hoist flags and learn about the history of Fernandina’s harbor.

CAMP BLANDING MUSEUM

5629 S.R. 16 W., Camp Blanding, Starke, 682-3196, campblanding-museum.org. Artwork, weapons, uniforms and other artifacts from the activities of Camp Blanding during World War II are displayed along with outdoor displays of vehicles from WWII, Vietnam and Desert Storm.

CUMMER MUSEUM OF ART & GARDENS

829 Riverside Ave., Riverside, 356-6857, cummer.org. “Future Retro: The Great Age of the American Automobile” — an exhibit of drawings from the collection of Jean S. and Frederick A. Sharf in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston — is on display through Sept. 8. Also featured are classic automobiles, organized by Bill Warner of Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. “La Florida,” presenting native and Spanish colonial artifacts celebrating 500 years of Florida art, through Oct. 6.

JACKSONVILLE MARITIME HERITAGE CENTER

2 Independent Dr., Ste. 162, Downtown, 355-1101, jacksonvillemaritimeheritagecenter.org. The museum’s permanent collection includes steamboats, various nautical-themed art, books, documents and artifacts.

KARPELES MANUSCRIPT MUSEUM

101 W. First St., Springfield, 356-2992, rain.org/~karpeles/jaxfrm.html. “Better Left Unsaid,” an exhibit of sculpture and steampunk art by Jim Smith and black-and-white photography by Mary Atwood, is on display Sept. 3-Nov. 1; a reception is held 5:30-8 p.m. Sept. 6. The permanent collection includes other rare manuscripts.

LIGHTNER MUSEUM

75 King St., St. Augustine, 824-2874, lightnermuseum.org. Curator Barry Myers hosts a tour of the museum, included in admission price and starting on the second floor, 10 a.m. Sept. 4 and the first Wed. each month. The permanent collection features relics from America’s Gilded Age, exhibited on three floors.

MANDARIN MUSEUM & HISTORICAL SOCIETY

11964 Mandarin Road, Mandarin, 268-0784, mandarinmuseum.net. Exhibits regarding Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Civil War vessel Maple Leaf are on display, as well as works by Mandarin artists.

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART JACKSONVILLE

333 N. Laura St., Downtown, 366-6911, mocajacksonville.com. ”Chalk It Up” — an exhibit co-curated by students of the Gallery Spaces and Contemporary Society class — runs through Aug. 30. Visitors can express themselves on the chalkboard wall, based on a weekly theme. “Kept Time: Photographs by Joseph D. Jachna” is on display through Oct. 20 with a meet-the-artist reception, 5-7 p.m. Sept. 4 during First Wednesday Art Walk at MOCA’s UNF Gallery. “Crush” — an exhibit of works by Heather Cox — explores the distillation of the human figure; it continues through Oct. 27 as part of Project Atrium.

MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & HISTORY

1025 Museum Circle, Southbank, 396-6674, themosh.org. “Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous” — an interactive exhibit using video-game technology — runs through Sept. 3. “Jacksonville by Design: AIA Celebrates 100 Years of Architecture” — an exhibit guest-curated by AIA Jacksonville — illustrates Jacksonville’s architectural transformation over the past 100 years; through Sept. 22.

RITZ THEATRE & MUSEUM

829 N. Davis St., Downtown, 632-5555, ritzjacksonville.com. Modeled after Harlem’s “Amateur Night at the Apollo,” host searches are held 7:30-10:30 p.m. every first Fri. of the month, $5.50.

 

GALLERIES

ABSOLUTE AMERICANA ART GALLERY

77 Bridge St., St. Augustine, 824-5545, absoluteamericana.com. Romero Britto’s sculptures and limited-edition prints are featured.

ADELE GRAGE CULTURAL CENTER

716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 247-5828. Jennifer Beville’s hanging pottery art and Pam Pahl’s marine watercolor paintings are featured through Aug. 30.

AMIRO ART & FOUND GALLERY

9C Aviles St., St. Augustine, 824-8460, amiroartandfound.com. Works by Ginny Bullard, Estella Fransbergen, Deane Kellogg, Wendy Mandel McDaniel, Jan Tomlinson Master and Marcia Myrick Siany are featured. Guest artists Steve Lohman, Hiromi Moneyhun and Alexander Wilds display their works through Aug. 31.

THE ART CENTER PREMIERE GALLERY

Bank of America Tower, 50 N. Laura St., Ste. 150, Downtown, 355-1757, tacjacksonville.org/premier.html. “Concepts,” a juried exhibit of abstract art, is on display through Oct. 1.

AVONDALE ARTWORKS

3562 St. Johns Ave., Avondale, 384-8797, avondaleartworks.com. British artist and philanthropist Mackenzie Thorpe exhibits his work; previews begin Oct. 1. Reservations are required for meet-the-artist receptions, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 4-5; the exhibit runs through October.

AVONLEA ANTIQUE MALL

8101 Philips Hwy., Southside, 636-8785. Florida landscape painters and Florida Highwaymen artists James Gibson, Issac Knight and Mary Ann Carroll exhibit their work 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 28.

CLAY & CANVAS STUDIO

2642 Rosselle St., Ste. 6, Riverside, (501) 766-1266. Works by Tiffany Whitfield Leach, Lily Kuonen and Rachel Evans may be viewed by appointment.

CORK ARTS DISTRICT

2689 Rosselle St., Riverside, corkartsdistrict.tumblr.com. “Out of Nowhere,” an exhibit of new works by Mark, Phillip and Shannon Estlund, may be seen by appointment through August. Daniel Newman’s artist-in-residence exhibit is held Sept. 13. “Through the Fire: Glass, Clay Metal,” an exhibit of materials manipulated through fire or heat, is on display Sept. 21-29, with a reception held 6-10 p.m. Sept. 20.

CORSE GALLERY & ATELIER

4144 Herschel St., Riverside, 388-8205, corsegalleryatelier.com. Permanent works on display feature those by Kevin Beilfuss, Eileen Corse, Miro Sinovcic, Maggie Siner, Alice Williams and Luana Luconi Winner.

CULTURAL CENTER AT PONTE VEDRA BEACH

50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach, 280-0614. “Raw Umber,” an exhibit of works by Lucy Clark and Karlene McConnell, runs through August.

CYPRESS VILLAGE ART LEAGUE

4600 Middleton Park Circle, Southside, 223-6100. “Coastal Atlantic,” an exhibit of Gordon Russell’s landscape paintings, is on display through Oct. 17.

DOS COFFEE & WINE GALLERY

300 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine, 342-2421. “Je Ne Regrette Rien,” an exhibit expressing regrets, fears and missed opportunities, is on display 5-9 p.m. Aug. 31. The show, organized by The Red Sable art store, features speaker Michele Perry; proceeds benefit Yei Children’s Village in South Sudan.

FIRST STREET GALLERY

216-B First St., Neptune Beach, 241-6928. Flagler Beach resident Rick Cannizzaro’s paintings representing Florida sea life are on display in “Colors of the Coast” through Oct. 15.

FLORIDA MINING GALLERY

5300 Shad Road, Southside, 425-2845, floridamininggallery.com. The Highway Gallery juried exhibit is on view through Sept. 18. Selected artists will be featured on Clear Channel Outdoor digital billboards through August 2014 throughout Jacksonville.

THE GALLERY AT HOUSE OF STEREO

8780 Perimeter Park Ct., Ste. 100, Southside, 642-6677, houseofstereo.com. The gallery features painting, art glass, photography, woodcrafts, pottery and sculpture.

GALLERY725

725 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 5, Atlantic Beach, 345-9320, gallery725.com. Six member artists — Ken Daga, Janice Eve Dale, “Flew” (Frank Lewis), Kelly Meagher, Matthew Winghart and Tonsenia Yonn — showcase their own unique themes in “The Artists Free for All,” on display through September.

GALLERY 1037

Reddi-Arts, 1037 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, 398-3161, reddiarts.com/gallery.html. The works of Glenda Cason, Rose Threatte and Beth Robison are on display through August.

GEORGIA NICK GALLERY

11A Aviles St., St. Augustine, 806-3348, georgianickgallery.com. The artist-owned studio displays Nick’s sea and landscape photography, along with local work by oil painters, a mosaic artist, potter, photographer and author.

HASKELL GALLERY & DISPLAY CASES

Jacksonville International Airport, 14201 Pecan Park Rd., Northside, 741-3546. The “Rotating Exhibition Program,” featuring works by Gordon Meggison, Virginia Cantore, Jeffrey Edelson and Claire Kendrick, runs through Sept. 30. Mediums include acrylic and oil on canvas, and wood, copper and metal.

HIGHWAY GALLERY

floridamininggallery.com/exhibitions/the-highway-gallery. Nine artists — Nathaniel Artkart Price, Ken Daga, Ashley C. Waldvogel, Brianna Angelakis, Christina Foard, Linda Olsen, Sara Pedigo, Zach Fitchner and Russell Maycumber — will be featured on digital billboards throughout the city in collaboration with Clear Channel of Jacksonville through June 2014. An exhibit of the artists is also on display at Florida Mining Gallery, 5300 Shad Road, Southside.

JAXPORT HEADQUARTERS GALLERY

2831 Talleyrand Ave., Jacksonville, 357-3052. The Art Guild of Orange Park’s exhibit, celebrating the discovery of Florida by Spain, is on display; a closing reception is held 5-7 p.m. Aug. 30.

REDDI ARTS

1037 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, 398-3161, reddiarts.com. Works by local artists are featured, with a focus on “emerging artists for emerging collectors." Collections change monthly.

REMAX COAST 2 COAST

93 King St., St. Augustine, 886-9077. “Eclectic Collection,” an exhibit of works by Laura Dagnillo, opens with a reception 6-9 p.m. Sept. 6, during First Friday Art Walk, and continues through September.

ROTUNDA GALLERY

St. Johns County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian Way, St. Augustine, 808-7330, stjohnsculture.com. Roger Bansemer’s “La Florida,” an exhibit featuring vanishing Florida landscapes, continues through Oct. 24.

SEVENTH STREET GALLERY

14 S. Seventh St., Fernandina Beach, 432-8330. An exhibit of works by Susan Henderson, Susie Sax, Jim Widerman, Paul Massing, Bill Birdsong, Joe Winston, Beverly Hansen, Lea Gallardo and Wayne Howard is on display at a reception held 5-8 p.m. Sept. 14 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 21 and 28.

SOUTH GALLERY

FSCJ’s South Campus, 11901 Beach Blvd., Southside, 646-2023. “Recent Abstractions on Paper” — an exhibit of more than 30 paintings on paper by Larry Jon Davis, a retired Florida State College at Jacksonville professor — continues through Sept. 20; a reception is held 5-7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at the gallery.

SOUTHLIGHT GALLERY

6 E. Bay St., Downtown, 553-6361, southlightgallery.com. The gallery, which includes the UNF Artspace, features works by more than 25 local artists, including Mactruque, Tayloe McDonald, Pablo Rivera, Jane Shirek and Grant Ward. The 5 & Dime Theater Company performs for First Wednesday Art Walk; the gallery introduces new member Tayloe McDonald with his exhibit “Sky Glitch,” 5-10 p.m. Sept. 4.

SPACE:EIGHT

228 W. King St., St. Augustine, 829-2838, spaceeight.com. “Ignorance Is a Choice,” an exhibit of works by LA artist Donny Miller, is on display through Sept. 27.

ST. AUGUSTINE ART ASSOCIATION

22 Marine St., St. Augustine, 824-2310, staaa.org. The association’s fourth annual “Nature & Wildlife” exhibit includes mixed-media pieces depicting landscapes, flora and fauna, marine life and birds, on display through August.

STELLERS GALLERY AT PONTE VEDRA

240 A1A N., Ste. 13, Ponte Vedra Beach, 273-6065, stellersgallery.com. “Synergy,” an exhibit featuring works of painters Jennifer J.L. Jones, Laura Lacambra Shubert, Enrique Mora and Henry Von Genk III, opens with a reception held 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 18.

VANDROFF GALLERY

Jewis Community Alliance, 8505 San Jose Blvd., Mandarin, jcajax.org. Ponte Vedra Beach-based photographer Lloyd Roberts’ work is on display; an artist’s reception is held 2-5 p.m. Sept. 1; the exhibit runs through Oct. 2.

VILLAGE ART GALLERY

1520 Sawgrass Village Dr., Ponte Vedra Beach, 273-4925. “Wildlife,” an exhibit of oil paintings by Laurel Dagnillo, is displayed through September.

WELLS FARGO LOBBY GALLERY

1 Independent Dr., Downtown, 880-9595, michaelnye.org/hunger. “About Hunger & Resilience,” a photo and audio exhibit presented by photographer Michael Nye and Second Harvest North Florida, is on display through Sept. 26 (Mon.-Fri.). The exhibit is intended to bring awareness to September as Hunger Action Month. 

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