ARTS

Jan. 15-22 Arts Calendar

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

HOW CLOSE: Lily Kuonen’s “Close Enough,” from altered cinderblocks, is included in “Two Gather,” an exhibit of works by Brian Frus and Kuonen that explores the physicality of layering form, material and contest. The exhibit opens with a reception Jan. 16 and continues through Feb. 12 at Jacksonville University’s Alexander Brest Museum & Gallery.
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PERFORMANCE

PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES
The country-fried musical, set on North Carolina’s Highway 57, is staged Jan. 15-Feb. 2 (doors at 6 p.m. Tue.-Sun., 11 a.m. Sat., noon Sun.) at Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd., Southside; dinner and a show is $38-$59 (includes parking), reservations required, 641-1212, alhambrajax.com.

MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE!
Artist Series presents this comedy – a one-man fusion of theater and standup – based on John Gray’s best-seller, Jan. 15-17 at the T-U Center, 300 W. Water St., Downtown, $50, 442-2929, artistseriesjax.org.

BEEHIVE
The high-energy tribute to 1960s women rock stars is presented Jan. 16-Feb. 8 (8 p.m. Thur.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun.) at Players by the Sea’s main stage, 106 Sixth St. N., Jax Beach, $16-$28, 249-0289, playersbythesea.org.

GODSPELL
Award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz’s musical is staged at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17, Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts, 283 College Drive, Orange Park, $58, 276-6750, thcenter.org.

THE SPENCERS: THEATRE OF ILLUSION
Kevin and Cindy Spencer, International Magicians Society’s Magicians of the Year, mix magic and illusion with humor and mystery at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at The Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Downtown, $13.50-$26.50, 355-2787, floridatheatre.com.

WILLIAM SHATNER
The actor famed as Capt. Kirk (also singer, husband, father, horseman and philanthropist) performs “Shatner’s World” (anecdotes, songs, humor and storytelling) at 8 p.m. Jan. 18 at The Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Downtown, $65-$80, $178.50 VIP, 355-2787, floridatheatre.com.

BLUE MAN GROUP
Artist Series presents this blend of comedy, music and technology Jan. 21-26 at the T-U Center, 300 W. Water St., Downtown, $32-$82, 442-2929, artistseriesjax.org.

BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE
When blind Don Baker moves to San Francisco to escape an overbearing mother, he meets zany neighbor Jill and learns new things. Preview performance Jan. 23; the play runs Jan. 24-Feb. 16 at Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine, $10-$25, 825-1164, limelight-theatre.org.

DIRTY BLONDE
Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre stages an exploration of the life of legendary Mae West, as fans meet at her grave and swap stories about the controversial pop culture icon, staged Jan. 24-Feb. 9 (8 p.m. Thur.-Sat.,
2 p.m. Sun.) at Adele Grage Cultural Center, 716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, $15, 249-7177, abettheatre.com.

POPOVICH COMEDY PET THEATER
The family-friendly show combines Gregory Popovich’s comedic and juggling skills with talents of 15 cats, 10 dogs, four geese, eight white doves and two parrots at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 at Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts, 283 College Drive, Orange Park, $14-$36, 276-6750, thcenter.org.

THE LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS
Actress Sinda Nichols stars in a one-woman play about advice columnist Ann Landers. A silent auction and reception are held at 6 p.m. Jan. 25, performance at 7 p.m. at the Woman’s Club of Fernandina Beach, 201 Jean Lafitte Ave., Fernandina Beach; $75 for theater seating, $100 for café table seating; proceeds benefit Fernandina Beach Library; 321-6529, fernandinafol.org.

 

CALLS & WORKSHOPS

BREAKING LEGS AUDITIONS
Orange Park Community Theatre auditions for Tom Dulack’s “Breaking Legs” at 2 p.m. Jan. 18 and 7 p.m. Jan. 19 at the theater at 2900 Moody Ave., Orange Park, 276-2599, opct.org.

FREE KIDS’ DANCE CLASS
For ages 7-11, 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. 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 (all five sessions), 551-0459, zumbajear.com.

JAZZ, DANCE & TECHNIQUE
Classes every Tue., 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
Theatrical classes and workshops, all ages and skill levels, are held Mon.-Fri. at Players by the Sea, 106 N. Sixth St., Jax Beach, fees vary, 249-0289.

 

CLASSICAL & JAZZ

STARS OF THE SYMPHONY
Members of the Jacksonville Symphony – Philip Pan, Peter Wright, Les Roettges, Jeffrey Peterson – appear at 11 a.m. Jan. 17 and 3 p.m. Jan. 19 at the T-U Center’s Jacoby Symphony Hall, 300 W. Water St., Downtown, $16-$58, 354-5547, jaxsymphony.org.

RAN DANK & SOYEON KATE LEE
The piano duo performs a four-hand piano concert at 2 p.m. Jan. 19 at Flagler College’s Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St., St. Augustine, $30, 797-2800, emmaconcerts.com.

LUDMIL ANGELOV
The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Series presents pianist Angelov at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at University of North Florida’s Recital Hall, 1 UNF Drive, Bldg. 45, Southside, free, 620-2878, unf.edu.

JSYO CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL
The Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra Chamber Music ensembles, comprising top-level JSYO musicians, perform at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at University of North Florida’s Recital Hall, 1 UNF Drive, Bldg. 45, Southside, free, 354-5547, jaxsymphony.org.

JAZZ IN PONTE VEDRA
The Gary Starling Group – Carol Sheehan, Billy Thornton, Peter Miles – 7:30 p.m. every Thur. at Table 1, 330 A1A N., 280-5515.

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

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

JAX BEACH JAZZ
Live jazz, 6-9 p.m. every Fri. at Landshark Café, 1728 Third St. N., 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., 249-2922.

JAZZ IN ST. AUGUSTINE
The House Cats 9:30 p.m. every Sat. at Stogies Club & Listening Room, 36 Charlotte St., 826-4008.

JAZZ IN ARLINGTON
8 p.m. every Sat., 6 p.m. Tue. at Jazzland Café, 1324 University Blvd. N., 240-1009, jazzlandcafe.com.

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

 

ART WALKS, FESTIVALS & MARKETS

DOWNTOWN FRIDAY MARKET
Arts & crafts and local produce 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 17 and every Fri. at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Drive, Downtown, 353-1188.

NORTH BEACHES ART WALK
Galleries of Atlantic and Neptune beaches are open 5-9 p.m. Jan. 16 and every third Thur. at various venues from Sailfish Drive in Atlantic Beach to Neptune Beach and Town Center. 249-2222, nbaw.org.

CREATIVE KIDS FESTIVAL
The hands-on creative arts experience, for ages 4-12, includes theater, dance, visual arts, music and photography, held Jan. 18 at Fernandina Little Theatre, 1014 Beech St., 206-2607, ameliaflt.org.

UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT
The self-guided tour features galleries, antique stores and shops open 5-9 p.m. Jan. 25 and every last Sat. in St. Augustine’s San Marco District, 824-3152.

NORTHSIDE LOVE ARTS & VENDORS MARKET
The market, “Lifting Our Various Enterprises,” includes entertainment, kids’ activities, arts, a fruit and vegetable market, food trucks and Zumba lessons, at 2 p.m. Jan. 26 and every last Sun. at Lonnie Miller Park, 5054 Soutel Drive, Northside, 755-5281, northsidelove.com.

COMMUNITY FIRST SATURDAY
The event, held the first Sat. each month, features Art in the Park, free art classes in Hogan Street Gazebo, arts and family activities, food trucks on Pearl Street, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 1 on Northbank Riverwalk in Downtown Jacksonville, free, communityfirstsaturdays.com.

FIRST WEDNESDAY ART WALK
An art walk, featuring 30-40 galleries, museums and businesses and spanning 15 blocks, is held 5-9 p.m. Feb. 5 and every first Wed. 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 Feb. 7 and every first Fri., with more than 15 galleries participating, 829-0065. 

SECOND SATURDAY ARTRAGEOUS ART WALK
The galleries of downtown Fernandina Beach are open for self-guided tours, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 8 and every second Sat., 277-0717, ameliaisland.com.

 

MUSEUMS

ALEXANDER BREST MUSEUM & GALLERY
Jacksonville University, 2800 University Blvd. N., Arlington, 256-7371, arts.ju.edu. Brian Frus and Lily Kuonen’s exhibit “Two Gather,” featuring work exploring the physicality of layering form, material and content, opens with a reception held at 5 p.m. Jan. 16; it runs through Feb. 12.

AMELIA ISLAND MUSEUM OF HISTORY
233 S. Third St., Fernandina Beach, 261-7378, ameliamuseum.org. The children’s exhibit, “Discovery Ship,” allows kids to pilot the ship, hoist flags and learn about the history of Fernandina’s harbor.

BEACHES MUSEUM & HISTORY PARK
381 Beach Blvd., Jax Beach, 241-5657, beachesmuseum.org. The exhibit “Don Bernardo de Gálvez y Madrid, Spanish Hero in the American Revolution” is displayed through March 1. St. Augustine High School Classical Guitar Ensemble performs at 6 p.m. Jan. 16 in the museum chapel.

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 with outdoor displays of vehicles from WWII, Vietnam and Desert Storm.

CRISP-ELLERT ART MUSEUM
Flagler College, 48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine, 826-8530, flagler.edu/crispellert. “The Object Tells a Story,” an exhibit of African-American folk art from Florida, opens with a reception held 5-8 p.m. Jan. 17 and continues through Feb. 28.

CUMMER MUSEUM OF ART & GARDENS
829 Riverside Ave., Riverside, 356-6857, cummer.org. “The Art of Empathy,” an exhibit showcasing a permanent collection masterwork, “Mother of Sorrows,” one of five known works by the Master of the Stötteritz Altar, is displayed through Feb. 16. The artistic and devotional contexts of painting is explored through 21 works, 19 of which are borrowed from collections in the United States and Germany. Florida State University Professor William Walmsley, a printmaker who holds the record for the longest series of prints in the history of art, displays his work through July 8. “The Human Figure: Sculptures by Enzo Torcoletti” is displayed through September.

JACKSONVILLE MARITIME HERITAGE CENTER
2 Independent Drive, Ste. 162, Downtown, 355-1101, jacksonvillemaritimeheritagecenter.org. The permanent collection includes steamboats, nautical-themed art, books, documents and artifacts.

KARPELES MANUSCRIPT MUSEUM
101 W. First St., Springfield, 356-2992, rain.org/~karpeles/jaxfrm.html. The permanent collection includes other rare manuscripts.

LIGHTNER MUSEUM
75 King St., St. Augustine, 824-2874, lightnermuseum.org. 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. “Mythos: From Concept to Creation,” sculptural works by Enzo Torcoletti, reflecting a symbolic diversity of the human form, are displayed through Jan. 19 in MOCA’s UNF Gallery. Ingrid Calame’s exhibit “Tarred Over Cracks” continues through March 9 as part of Project Atrium in Haskell Atrium Gallery. The exhibit “Material Transformations,” in which seven artists uncover symbolism through unconventional substances, opens with a preview reception held 6-7 p.m. Jan. 24 for museum patrons; 7-9 p.m. for members ($10 suggested donation for guests). The exhibit runs Jan. 25-April 6.

MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & HISTORY
1025 Museum Circle, Southbank, 396-6674, themosh.org. “Uncovering the Past: Archaeological Discoveries of North Florida” is on display through August.

 

GALLERIES

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

AMIRO ART & FOUND GALLERY
9C Aviles St., St. Augustine, 824-8460, amiroartandfound.com. “Alexander Wilds Portfolio: Sculpture, Drawings, Painting” is on display through January. Works by Ginny Bullard, Estella Fransbergen, Deane Kellogg, Wendy Mandel McDaniel, Jan Tomlinson Master and Marcia Myrick Siany are also featured.

THE ART CENTER MAIN GALLERY
31 W. Adams St., Downtown, 355-1757, tacjacksonville.org/main.html. Expressionist works by artists Emine Zander and Deborah Reid are featured through January.

ART GUILD OF ORANGE PARK
Clay County Main Library, 1895 Town Center Blvd., Fleming Island, 278-3722, artguildoforangepark.com. The Guild partners with Fleming Island Friends of the Library for “Art in Your Community,” 6:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 29.

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

FLORIDA MINING GALLERY
5300 Shad Road, Southside, 425-2845, floridamininggallery.com. David De Boer’s “Significant Work,” an exhibit co-curated by Nullspace and Staci Bu Shea, features installations, video and stills; on display through January.

GALLERY725 
725 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 5, Atlantic Beach, 345-9320, gallery725.com. “Wonderland,” an exhibit of multimedia work by artists Tonsenia Yonn, Linda Olsen, Matthew Winghart, Flew, Ken Daga, Kelly Meagher and Shayna Raymond, is displayed through Jan. 20.

THE GALLERY AT HOUSE OF STEREO
8780 Perimeter Park Ct., Ste. 100, Southside, 642-6677, houseofstereo.com. Painting, art glass, photography, woodcrafts, pottery and sculpture are featured.

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 works by oil painters, a mosaic artist, potter, photographer and author.

HASKELL GALLERY & DISPLAY CASES
Jacksonville International Airport, 14201 Pecan Park Road, Northside, 741-3546. Paintings by Candace Fasano and Marie Shell, examining beauty in the natural world, are displayed through March 28 in Haskell Gallery before security. John Cheer’s decorative wall plates and sculpture, inspired by the sea’s energy and nature, are displayed through April 7 in Connector Bridge Art display case before security. Photographer John Adams’ “Evanescent Trawlers of the South” series examines the vessels from Southern harbors, displayed through April 4 in Concourse A and C display cases after security.

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 – are featured on digital billboards throughout the city in collaboration with Clear Channel through July 2014.

LUFRANO INTERCULTURAL GALLERY
1 UNF Drive, Student Union Bldg. 58E, Ste. 2401, Southside, 620-2475. Jacksonville native Elizabeth Brown Eagle’s exhibit, “Visions of Grace,” features mixed-media photo collages based on her experiences working with Samburu and Maasai tribes in Northeastern Kenya and the Xhosa people in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The exhibit is displayed through March 21.

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.

ST. AUGUSTINE ART ASSOCIATION
22 Marine St., 
St. Augustine, 824-2310, staaa.org. The annual “Figure & Portrait Show” includes a debut exhibition of charcoal portraits by Lisa O’Neil. The juried exhibit is on display through Feb. 2.

SOUTHLIGHT GALLERY
201 N. Hogan St., Ste. 100, Downtown, 553-6361, southlightgallery.com. The works of Jack Allen, Enzo Torcoletti, Allison Watson, Hillary Hogue, Dorian Eng and the UNF Artspace Faculty Showcase are featured.

SPACE:EIGHT GALLERY
228 W. King St., St. Augustine, 829-2838, spaceeight.com. “Playbook,” an exhibit of works fueled by desires, hunger and thirst, by Georgia artist George Long and Brooklyn’s Mario Schambon, continues through January.

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