Feb. 6-12 Arts Calendar
Here's what coming up at Northeast Florida galleries, museums, theaters and more
DRIVING MISS DAISY
The drama, starring Michael Learned of “The Waltons” and Lance Nichols of HBO’s “Treme,” is staged for evening and matinee performances Feb. 6-March 28 at Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd., Southside. $46-$59. 641-1212. alhambrajax.com
THE CAPITOL STEPS
The satirical musical is performed at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6-7, at 8 p.m. Feb. 8, at 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 9 and at 2 and 5:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at FSCJ’s Wilson Center for the Arts, 11901 Beach Blvd., Southside. $34-$46. 632-3373. artistseriesjax.org
THEATER OF THE MIND: STORYTELLING
The Tale Tellers of St. Augustine perform “Enduring Love” and “Back in Tyme” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine. $10. 829-8711.
THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING
The production from A Classic Theatre, based on Joan Didion’s memoir of love and loss, is staged 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7-9 and 2 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Pioneer Theater at Fort Menendez, 259 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine. $20. 800-813-3208, 824-8874. aclassictheatre.org
The mythical town of Almost, Maine, is the site of nine tales of love in this romantic comedy, staged 8 p.m. Feb. 7-9, 14-16 and 21-23 and 2 p.m. Feb. 17 at Amelia Community Theatre, 207 Cedar St., Fernandina Beach. $20. 261-6749.
LOST IN YONKERS
Neil Simon’s play is performed Feb. 7-10 and 14-17 at Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine. $10-$25. 825-1164. limelight-theatre.org
Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre presents the Scottish musical play Feb. 8-10 at Adele Grage Cultural Center, 716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach. $20. 249-7177.
The play, winner of a Pulitzer Prize for Drama and multiple Tony awards, examines the evolution of race relations. “Fences” is staged Feb. 8-10 at Stage Aurora, 5164 Norwood Ave., Ste. A, Northside. 765-7372. stageaurora.org
CONVERSATIONS AFTER A BURIAL
The comedic play is staged Feb. 7-16 at Players by the Sea, 106 N. Sixth St., Jax Beach. $20. 249-0289. playersbythesea.org
MURDER IN THE OLDE CITY
This dinner theater whodunit of murder, scandal and love is staged 6 p.m. Feb. 10, 17 and 24 at The Raintree Restaurant, 102 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine. $39.95. 824-7211.
PROFESSOR WHISKEY’S TRAVELING BIZARRE BAZAAR
The professor takes on “Wonderland” in a bizarre adaptation of the Lewis Carroll classic in a show of burlesque, singing and fire poi, 9:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at The Phoenix Taproom, 325 W. Forsyth St., Downtown. $12. 327-5768. professorwhiskey.com
The Douglas Anderson School of the Arts’ show is staged 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 W. Water St., Downtown. 346-5620 ext. 122. da-arts.org
CALLS & WORKSHOPS
FUNDAMENTALS: ACRYLIC PAINTING
Instructor Allison Watson introduces painting to beginners and strengthens skills of intermediate painters on composition for landscape and still life, color theory and techniques in acrylics 1:30-4 p.m. Feb. 6 and 13 at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave., Riverside. Ages 13 and older. $190. 355-0630.
HOMESCHOOL ARTS PROGRAM
The Arts League works with homeschool students in the Julington Creek area starting 6 p.m. Feb 7 at Hobby Lobby, 9400 Atlantic Blvd., Arlington. $80 for six 2-hour weekly sessions. 677-2787. artleaguejax.org
DANCING IN ARLINGTON
Lessons for ballroom dancing are held 7:30 pm. Feb. 7, $6; bop, shag and swing, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8, $10; and dancing with the Florida boppers 8 p.m. Feb. 9, $10, at Club Savoy, 6354 Arlington Road, Arlington. 745-7725.
EXCURSIONS INTO THE WILD
Artist and environmentalist Jim Draper leads a series of explorations into natural habitats with the first excursion held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 9 at Little Talbot Island State Park. Ages 13 and older. Bring your own lunch. $115. 355-0630.
ART CLASSES FOR CHILDREN
Children ages 3-5 and an adult participate in “Art for Two,” an infusion of art, movement, literature and music to develop new skills 10:30 a.m.-noon Feb. 9 and March 23 at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave., Riverside. $15 per pair. 356-6857.
DISCOVERING THE LAYERS
Artist Jim Draper leads a gallery discussion related to his exhibit, “Feast of Flowers,” 1 p.m. Feb. 10 and March 24 at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave., Riverside. Reservations required. 899-6038.
ART FUNDAMENTALS: WATERCOLOR
Instructor Robert Leedy teaches a four-week session on techniques for painting watercolors from a studio still life or reference photo, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Feb. 12, 19 and 26 at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave., Riverside. Ages 13 and older. $170. 355-0630.
ADVENTURES IN ART
Local artist Jan Bialka presents “Four Women Impressionists,” part of the Adventures in Art monthly series from FOCUS Cummer and Friends of the Ponte Vedra Library. The program examines the work of Marie Braquemond, Eva Gonzales, Berthe Morisot and Mary Cassatt, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at Ponte Vedra Branch Library, 101 Library Blvd. 273-3990.
AMERICAN HISTORY SONG AND STORY
“Heroes and Hard Times: American History Through Song and Story” features Sparky and Rhonda Rucker 11 a.m. Feb. 14 at FSCJ North Campus, 4501 Capper Rd., Jacksonville. Free. 766-6785.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION
Spoken word, music and dancing are held at noon Feb. 14 at FSCJ North Campus, 4501 Capper Rd., Jacksonville. Free. 766-6785.
Children ages 6-12 learn about painting, printmaking, collage and construction with projects completed within each class period 10:30 a.m.-noon Feb. 16 and March 23 at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave., Riverside. $15. 356-6857.
A gala art exhibition and auction are held 5:50 p.m. Feb. 16 at St. Augustine Yacht Club, 442 Ocean Vista Ave., St. Augustine. $10. 687-5146.
AUGUSTANA CHOIR CONCERT
A choir of 70 students from Rockville, Ill., performs 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at Lakewood Presbyterian Church, 2001 University Blvd., Jacksonville. Free. 733-8055. lpcjax.org
AUDITIONS FOR TEA AND SYMPATHY
Auditions are held for eight male and two female roles for the drama “Tea and Sympathy,” 2 p.m. Feb. 17 at Theatre Jacksonville, 2032 San Marco Blvd., San Marco. The show runs April 19-May 4. 396-4425.
CULTURAL SERVICE GRANT INTENT
Duval County arts and cultural organizations interested in applying to the 2013-’14 Cultural Service Grant Program must submit a letter of intent to the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville by Feb. 28. 358-3600. Submit online at culturalcouncil.org
GREEN ART POSTER CONTEST
Concert on the Green is calling all student artists for this year’s poster contest. The deadline for submissions is March 1. No entry fee. Apply online at concertonthegreen.com
PONTE VEDRA ART CLASSES
The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach offers workshops in watercolor, acrylic and oils, for artists of all skill levels, with most class series running through late February or early March. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach. 280-0614 ext. 204. ccpvb.org
ORANGE PARK WORKSHOP
Orange Park Community Theatre offers a spring theater workshop for students in grades 2-8. Classes are held 4:30-6:30 p.m. every Mon.-Thur. through April 21. opct.org
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
Energetic art classes are held weekly at Studio 121, 121 W. Forsyth St., Downtown, at a fee of $20 per class or $100 for six weeks. 568-2146. teresemuller.com
ART THERAPY CLASSES
New art classes are held every Tue. 6-9 p.m. at Diversions, 210 N. Laura St., Downtown. $30 includes supplies. 586-2088, email email@example.com
MURRAY HILL ART CLASSES
Six-week art classes for adults and kids are offered at Murray Hill Art Center, 4327 Kerle St., Murray Hill. Adult class fee is $80; $50 for kids. 677-2787. artsjax.org
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.
“Belly Dance with Margarita” is offered 4 p.m. Thur. and 10:30 a.m. Sat. at Boleros Dance Center, 10131 Atlantic Blvd., Arlington. 721-3399.
The Jazzland Café seeks musicians who play piano, bass or drums, for a new ensemble being formed. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Dance Shack offers classes for several styles of dance, for all ages and skill levels, every Mon.-Fri., at 3837 Southside Blvd., Southside. 527-8694. thedanceshack.com
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, but not required. 322-7672. email@example.com
JAX CONTRA DANCE
A live band and caller lead folk dancing, starting at 8 and 11 p.m. every third Fri. of the month at Riverside Avenue Christian Church, 2841 Riverside Ave., Riverside. $7. 396-1997.
ST. AUGUSTINE CHORUS AUDITIONS
Auditions for singers for “On Broadway! Act II” are held 6:50-9 p.m. every Tue. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 215 St. George St., St. Augustine. Music distributed during the first few weeks of rehearsals at 6:30 p.m. Membership fee: $25. 808-1904. staugustinecommunitychorus.org
CLASSICAL & JAZZ
KOGER/MATTESON JAZZ FESTIVAL
The 25th annual festival is held 9 a.m. Feb. 6 at University of North Florida’s Robinson Theater, 1 UNF Dr., Southside. Free. 620-2878.
ART WALK CONCERT
Jacksonville University Chamber Strings perform 6 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Jacksonville Main Library, 303 N. Laura St., Downtown. Free. 630-2665.
AMELIA ISLAND CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
WinterFest 2013 includes Hilary Hahn 7 p.m. Feb. 6 at Amelia Plantation Chapel, 36 Bowman Road, and Julie Coucheron and Elizabeth Pridgen performing Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St., Fernandina Beach. Individual tickets: $29-$45; three-concert packages: $99-$149. 261-1779. aicmf.com
CHAMBER MUSIC BY BRAHMS
Jacksonville University faculty members perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at JU’s Terry Concert Hall, 2800 University Blvd. N., Arlington. $10. 256-7677.
THE CLARINET AND ITS MUSIC
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra clarinetist Peter Wright II performs 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at Friday Musicale, 645 Oak St., Riverside. 355-7584. fridaymusicale.com
NEW DIRECTIONS VETERANS CHOIR
The a cappella group sings soul, gospel and pop, 8 p.m. Feb. 8 at Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 1100 Stockton St., Riverside. $25. 389-6222.
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CONCERT
The Jacksonville Children’s Chorus joins local university and church choirs in the fourth annual concert, celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. through choral music, 3 p.m. Feb. 9 at the T-U Center’s Jacoby Hall, 300 W. Water St., Downtown. $15. 353-1636.
The pianist performs 2 p.m. Feb. 10 at Flagler College’s Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St., St. Augustine. $25. 797-2800. emmaconcerts.com
The chair of the Juilliard Organ Department performs 4 p.m. Feb. 10 at St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, 256 E. Church St., Downtown. Free. 270-1771. beachesfinearts.org
WATOTO CHILDREN’S CHOIR
The children’s choir from Watoto, Africa, performs 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at SweetWater Community Club, 9039 Dell Webb Parkway, Southside; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at Kingdom Impact Gospel Church, 1245 Arlington Road and 7 p.m. Feb. 15 at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 8264 Lone Star Road, Arlington. (813) 449-2927. watoto.com/the-choir
TRIO DI COLORE
The UNF Chamber Music Series event begins 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at University of North Florida’s Recital Hall, 1 UNF Dr., Southside. Free. 620-2878.
The jazz vocalist plays at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at Lazzara Performance Hall, 1 UNF Dr., Southside. $8-$22. 620-2878.
HADELICH PLAYS BEETHOVEN
Violinist Augustin Hadelich joins the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 and 8 p.m. Feb. 15 and 16 at the T-U Center, 300 W. Water St., Downtown. $25-$70. 354-5547. jaxsymphony.org
TRIO DI COLORE
The concert, featuring UNF clarinetist Guy Yehuda, is held 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at Friday Musicale, 645 Oak St., Riverside. Free. 355-7584. fridaymusicale.com
Tim Tuller directs the Cathedral Choir 5 p.m. Feb. 17 at St. John’s Cathedral, 256 E. Church St., Downtown Jacksonville. 356-5507.
Opera and music theater under the direction of Kimberly Beasley is performed 6 p.m. Feb. 17 at Friday Musicale, 645 Oak St., Riverside. Free. 355-7584. fridaymusicale.com
Pennsylvania-based percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani, originally from Osaka, Japan, appears 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, 333 N. Laura Street, Downtown. $5. 366-6911. mocajacksonville.org
JAZZ IN ST. AUGUSTINE
Live jazz is featured nightly at Rhett’s Piano Bar & Brasserie, 66 Hypolita St., St. Augustine. 825-0502.
JAZZ IN RIVERSIDE
Trumpeter Ray Calendar 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.
Tonino’s Trattoria hosts saxophonist Saliba 6 p.m. every Sat. at 7001 Merrill Road, Arlington. 743-3848.
JAZZ IN ARLINGTON
Jazzland features live music 6-9 p.m. every Tue. and 8 p.m. every Fri. and Sat. at 1324 University Blvd. N., Arlington. 240-1009. jazzlandcafe.com
ART WALKS & MARKETS
FIRST WEDNESDAY ART WALK
An art walk, featuring 30-40 galleries, museums and businesses and spanning 15 blocks, is held Feb. 6 and the first Wed. of every month in Downtown Jacksonville. An events map is available at downtownjacksonville.org/marketing
ORANGE PARK FINE ARTS FESTIVAL
Artists showcase their work in an open-air art gallery, displaying works of ceramics, metal, glass, painting, sculpture, photography and more, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 9 and 10, in Orange Park Mall’s parking lot, 1910 Wells Road, Orange Park.
FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK
The tour of Art Galleries of St. Augustine is held the first Fri. of every month, with more than 15 galleries participating. 829-0065.
Arts and crafts, local produce and live music are featured 3-6 p.m. every Wed. at Bull Memorial Park, corner of East Coast Drive and Seventh Street, Atlantic Beach. 247-5800.
NORTH BEACHES ART WALK
Galleries of Atlantic and Neptune beaches are open late, 5-9 p.m. every third Thur. of the month, at various venues from Sailfish Drive in Atlantic Beach to Neptune Beach and Town Center. For a list of participating galleries, call 249-2222.
DOWNTOWN FRIDAY MARKET
Arts and crafts and local produce are offered 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Fri. at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr., Downtown. 353-1188.
NORTH BEACH ARTS MARKET
Arts & crafts, produce, community services and kids’ activities are featured 3-7 p.m. every Sat. at North Beach Park, 3721 Coastal Highway A1A, Vilano Beach (where the wooden walkover crosses A1A). 910-8386.
AMELIA ISLAND MUSEUM OF HISTORY
233 S. Third St., Fernandina Beach, 261-7378. “Freedom Comes to Fernandina,” a black history exhibit running through March, highlights the achievements of African-Americans. 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. 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. “Feast of Flowers,” Jim Draper’s newest series, celebrating the 500th anniversary of the first European engagement with Florida, continues through April 7. “Cultural Fusion,” an exhibit of archival material about two vital community leaders, Eartha White and Ninah Cummer, continues through April 14. The exhibit “200 Years of Russian Decorative Arts Under the Romanovs” continues through April 27. cummer.org
FLAGLER COLLEGE’S CRISP-ELLERT ART MUSEUM
48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine, 826-8530. The exhibit “Planning and Painting in Paradise,” celebrating the 125-year history of Hotel Ponce de Leon, is on display through Feb. 22. flagler.edu/crispellert
JACKSONVILLE MARITIME HERITAGE CENTER
2 Independent Drive, Ste. 162, Downtown, 355-1101. The museum’s permanent collection includes steamboats, various nautical-themed art, books, documents and artifacts.
JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY’S ALEXANDER BREST MUSEUM & GALLERY
2800 University Blvd. N., Arlington, 256-7371. JU’s Biannual Faculty Exhibition runs through Feb. 6. “Pulp Fiction,” an exhibit of work by paper artists Denise Bookwalter, Charles Clary and Lauren Clay, has an opening reception 5-7 p.m. Feb. 21. The exhibit is on display through March 13.
KARPELES MANUSCRIPT MUSEUM
101 W. First St., Springfield, 356-2992. “Nursery Rhymes,” an exhibit of original illustrations and manuscripts of classic nursery rhymes, is displayed through April 28. The nature photography of Carlos Rodriguez Carreon is displayed through Feb. 27. The permanent collection includes rare manuscripts.
MANDARIN MUSEUM & HISTORICAL SOCIETY
11964 Mandarin Road, Mandarin, 268-0784. Exhibits regarding Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Civil War vessel Maple Leaf are on display, as well as work by Mandarin artists.
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART JACKSONVILLE
333 N. Laura St., Downtown, 366-6911. Ian Bogost’s Project Atrium installation continues through March 10. “Slow: Marking Time in Photography and Film” continues through April 7. “First Coast Portfolio: A Juried Art Educators Exhibition” features art from local educators in the First Coast community through March 31.
MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & HISTORY
1025 Museum Circle, Southbank, 396-6674. The exhibit “RACE: Are We So Different?” – a traveling exhibit developed by the American Anthropological Association – tells the story of race through the frameworks of science, history and contemporary experiences. The exhibit runs through April 28.
RITZ THEATRE & MUSEUM
829 N. Davis St., Downtown, 632-5555. “Through Our Eyes” celebrates 20 years of African-American art with the exhibit “20/20 Perfect Vision,” featuring works of 20 artists, through June 30.
ART GUILD OF ORANGE PARK
2054 Plainfield Ave., Orange Park, 278-4750.“Past Presidents” is on display through Feb. 28. artguildoforangepark.com
THE ART CENTER PREMIERE GALLERY
Bank of America Tower, 50 N. Laura St., Downtown, 355-1757. “R.A.C.E. Respecting Anybody’s Cultural Experience,” an exhibit examining diversity in the world, continues through March 7.
AVONDALE ARTWORKS GALLERY
3562 St. Johns Ave., Avondale, 384-8797. Pierre H. Matisse, the grandson of legendary artist Henri Matisse, makes two appearances – 7-9 p.m. Feb. 16 and 1-3 p.m. Feb. 17. Matisse presents his collection, including his linocut series as well as “Stars & Stripes Forever,” artwork housed in the George W. Bush Library & Museum, and pieces from past masters, including Henri Matisse. Reservations are required. avondaleartworks.com
CORK ARTS DISTRICT
2689 Rosselle St., Riverside. “Duval’s Brokn Heartd Ball,” which includes a blacklight art show and live music in the CoRK-yard, is held 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15. “I’m Board 5,” a large group show whose only requirement is artwork done on or with skateboards, is held 6 p.m. Feb. 16. “Cut-Paint-Draw,” an art exhibit featuring cut paper by Hiromi Moneyhun and the acrylic paintings of Sharla Valeski are paired with mixed media drawings by Bruce Musser. The opening reception is held 6-10 p.m. March 9. The exhibition is displayed through March 30.
CYPRESS VILLAGE ART LEAGUE
4600 Middleton Park Circle, Southside, 223-6100. The exhibit “WOW,” featuring paintings by Atlanta’s Linda Copeland, opens with a reception held 2-5 p.m. Feb. 9 and continues through April 11.
FIRST STREET GALLERY
216-B First St., Neptune Beach, 241-6928. “Mermaid Magic II,” an exhibit of regional and national artists creating their visions of magical mermaids in painting, photography, clay, glass, metal and jewelry, continues through March 3. firststreetgalleryart.com
FLORIDA MINING GALLERY
5300 Shad Road, Southside, 425-2845. Artist Tony Rodrigues is the featured artist through February on the Highway Gallery, a public art project on digital billboards throughout the city.
725 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 5, Atlantic Beach. “Local Exposure,” an exhibit of photography by local amateurs and professionals, continues through March 10.
THE GALLERY AT HOUSE OF STEREO
8780-100 Perimeter Park Ct., Southside, 642-6677. The gallery features painting, art glass, photography, wood crafts, pottery and sculpture. houseofstereo.com
GEORGIA NICK GALLERY
11A Aviles St., St. Augustine, 806-3348. The artist-owned studio displays Georgia Nick’s sea and landscape photography, along with local work from oil painters, a mosaic artist, potter, photographer and author. georgianickgallery.com
ISLAND ART ASSOCIATION
18 N. Second St., Fernandina Beach, 261-7020. The Nassau County high school students’ art show begins with a reception held 1-3 p.m. Feb. 10 and continues through February. The IAA members’ show “Colorful Island” opens with a reception held 5-8 p.m. March 9 and continues through March. islandart.org
JACK MITCHELL GALLERY
Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts, St. Johns River State College, 283 College Dr., Orange Park, 276-6750. An exhibit of Lois Greenfield’s work is on display Feb. 11-April 6. thcenter.org
JACKSONVILLE MAIN LIBRARY
303 N. Laura St., Downtown, 630-1947. “North East Florida Scholastic Art Awards” exhibits 62 pieces and eight portfolios with gold key honors from more than 700 submissions from students in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, St. Johns and Volusia counties. The exhibit runs through Feb. 24. artandwriting.org
LEE ADAMS FLORIDA ARTISTS GALLERY
Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts, St. Johns River State College, 283 College Dr., Orange Park, 276-6750. An exhibit of Ellen Diamond’s work is displayed through April 6. thcenter.org
LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES
4615 Philips Highway, Southside, 730-8235. The photography and mixed-media exhibit, “America: Visions of My New Country,” works by children attending the Summertime Express youth refugee camp, is displayed year-round in the main lobby.
METACUSP STUDIOS GALLERY
2650 Rosselle St., Riverside, (813) 223-6190. The exhibit “200 Nudes,” figure drawings from life by Jeff Whipple, continues through Feb. 12. metacusp.com
PALENCIA FINE ARTS ACADEMY
701 Market St., Ste. 107A, St. Augustine, 819-1584. The academy, a gallery and educational institution, showcases students’ creative process, as well as exhibits. Stacie Hernandez’s works are on display. palenciafineartsacademy.com
PLANTATION ARTISTS GUILD AND GALLERY
Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, 94 Village Circle, Amelia Island, 310-6106. Mary O. Smith is the featured guest artist for February. Her oil and watercolor paintings are shown 7 p.m. Feb. 20, and the exhibit continues through March 9. “March into Spring” has an opening reception 5:30-8 p.m. Feb. 15 and also continues through March 9.
9 Aviles St., St. Augustine, 825-0069. The exhibit “Plum Jam(med)” by assemblage artist Barbara J. Cornett, gourd artist Mindy Hawkins, glassblower Thomas Long, non-traditional painter Deedra Ludwig, figurative artist Sara Pedigo and photographer Theresa Segal continues through March 31.
SEVENTH STREET GALLERY
14 S. Seventh St., Fernandina Beach, 432-8330. The gallery features two CoRK Arts District artists: painter, photographer and author Joanelle Mulrain and designer and glass artist Helen Cowart. The opening reception is held 5-8 p.m. Feb. 9; the exhibit is displayed through February.
SIMPLE GESTURES GALLERY
4 E. White St., St. Augustine, 827-9997. Eclectic works by Steve Marrazzo are featured. “Altar Life: Altars that Alter” is a multidimensional assemblage project that offers a sense of place to question, say a prayer, contemplate, gain hope or ask for help. The exhibit is displayed through February.
6 E. Bay St., Downtown, 553-6361. The gallery features works by 29 local artists in various media. “Full Bloom,” an exhibit of work by Pam Zambetti, is on display during First Wednesday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. Feb. 6. Belton S. Wall’s exhibit “Hearts” is on display through March 6 in the One Show Room.
Wilson Center for the Arts, FSCJ South Campus, 11901 Beach Blvd., Southside, 646-2023. “Urban Core” is an exhibit of art inspired by the sights, sounds and textures of the urban environment. The exhibit features works in all media by Overstreet Ducasse, Clay Doran, Dustin Harewood, Chance Isbell, Morrison Pierce, Shaun Thurston and Mike Wilson through March 1. The opening reception is held 5-7:30 p.m. Feb. 7.
228 W. King St., St. Augustine, 829-2838. “Negro Y Blanco,” an exhibit of new work in black-and-white by Anthony Ausgang, is displayed through March 29.
ST. AUGUSTINE VISITOR CENTER
10 South Castillo Dr., St. Augustine, 825-1000. ”Picasso Art & Arena,” an exhibit showcasing 39 pieces of Pablo Picasso’s work from the Fundación Picasso Museo Casa Natal in Málaga, Spain, is on display through May 11. “Hanging with Picasso” features select works of St. Johns County students hanging alongside Picasso’s work, through May. 11. artsalivestjohns.com
STELLERS GALLERY AT PONTE VEDRA
240 A1A N., Ste. 4, Ponte Vedra Beach, 273-6065. An exhibit featuring the works of abstract painters Michelle Armas, Denise Choppin, Christina Foard and Shawn Meharg runs through Feb. 28.
121 W. Forsyth St., Ste. 100, Downtown, 561-2146. The gallery’s permanent collection features work from members Jim Smith, Mary Atwood, Joyce Gabiou, Terese Muller, Matthew Patterson, Charles Payne, Mary St. Germain and Mark Zimmerman. The collages of Louise Freshman Brown are on display through March. A reception is held Feb. 6 at First Wednesday Art Walk.
ST. AUGUSTINE ART ASSOCIATION
22 Marine St., St. Augustine, 824-2310. The gallery’s permanent collection features 16th-century artifacts detailing Sir Francis Drake’s 1586 burning of St. Augustine. The Big Red Art Show is an open-media, open-subject celebration of the color red. From abstract to realism, the works convey a range of moods and meanings with any variation of the color red. The juried show is on display through Feb. 24.
820 Lomax St., Riverside, 383-5650. “Local Artists Presents: An Artful Evening” features original artwork 6 p.m. Feb. 10. artistscomingtogether.com
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA GALLERY OF ART
1 UNF Dr., Building 2, Room 1001, Southside, 620-2534. “An Altering Role: Works by Cat Snapp & The Bump It Mafia,” a celebration of womanhood in printmaking that highlights the importance of camaraderie not just among women, but among artists of all backgrounds, is on display through Feb. 21. “Recent Acquisitions: Selections from the Wells Fargo Donation, Part 2” is on display through Feb. 21.
WATERWHEEL ART GALLERY
819 S. Eighth St., Fernandina Beach, 261-2535. Photographer Stephan R. Leimberg’s exhibit “The Amelia Flora and Fauna Series” opens with a reception held 4-7 p.m. Feb. 8 and continues through Feb. 22. waterwheelartandframing.com
216 Charlotte St., St. Augustine, 819-9770. This gallery boutique features a variety of handcrafted jewelry, wearable art and recycled/upcycled items.
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