ARTS

May 15-21 Arts Calendar

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

“Old Florida Sign,” an 8-inch-by-10-inch photo, is among the works on display for “Florida-Twenty Seven: Two Decades of Watching” — an exhibit of Florida photography by Bob Willis — on display through July 2. A reception is held May 16 at UNF's Gallery of Art in Building 2 on the Southside.
The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra joins the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus and the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus for “Choral Spectacular” with conductor Fabio Mechetti and chamber orchestra conductor Grant Cooper — featuring Benjamin Britten’s “War Requiem” — May 17 and 18 at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Jacksonville.
Christie Thompson Holechek’s works — including “Portland Light” — are featured in May on Highway Gallery, a public art project on digital billboards throughout Jacksonville.
Christie Thompson Holechek’s works — including “Window Seat” — are featured in May on Highway Gallery, a public art project on digital billboards throughout Jacksonville.
Christie Thompson Holechek’s works — including “Soundscape Composition I” — are featured in May on Highway Gallery, a public art project on digital billboards throughout Jacksonville.
Christie Thompson Holechek’s works — including “Soundscape Composition II” — are featured in May on Highway Gallery, a public art project on digital billboards throughout Jacksonville.
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PERFORMANCE

AMERICAN IDIOT

The Broadway hit and 2010 Tony nominee for Best Musical, billed as “emotionally charged” by The New York Times, is staged 7:30 p.m. May 15 at the T-U Center’s Moran Theater, $27-$102, 442-2929, artistseriesjax.org.

MURDER AMONG FRIENDS

Loretta Swit, of “M*A*S*H” fame, stars as Angela Forrester in the comedy murder mystery, staged 6 p.m. May 15-18, 21-25, 28-31, June 1-2 and 4-9. Matinee shows — doors at 11 a.m. or noon — are May 18-19, 23, 25-26, June 1-2 and 8-9 at Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd., Southside, $46-$53, 641-1212, alhambrajax.com.

RED

John Logan’s play, on the relationship between an artist and his creations, is staged 7:30 p.m. May 16-18 at Fernandina Little Theatre, 1014 Beech St., Fernandina Beach, $15, ameliaflt.org.

COMEDIA! 

The Saint George Players perform 16th-century short comic plays 8 p.m. May 18 at The Spanish Bakery, 42 Saint George St., St. Augustine, $10 for adults, $5 for children for play and tapas selections, saintgeorgeplayers.weebly.com.

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre stages Tennessee Williams’ drama, 8 p.m. May 17-18 and 24-25 and 2 p.m. May 19 and 26 at Adele Grage Cultural Center, 716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, $15, 249-7177, abettheatre.com.

PECHA KUCHA 25

Originating in Tokyo in 2003, Pecha Kucha’s format allows presenters to show 20 images, each for 20 seconds — with the images cycling automatically. The Pecha Kucha 25 presents Amy Zaborek Pomar, Carey Hepler, Patty Tracey, Shawn Jasmin, Francesca Taylor and Taryn Warwood, 7 p.m. May 21 at Underbelly, 113 E. Bay St., Downtown, 353-6067.

DREAMGIRLS

The Tony Award-winning musical, about a fictional ’60s and ’70s girl group, is staged 7:30 p.m. May 21 at the T-U Center’s Moran Theater, $42-$72, 442-2929, artistseriesjax.org.

THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL:

The 1953 Broadway drama that became a 1985 hit film is staged 8 p.m. May 23-25, 30-31, June 1 and 6-8, and 2 p.m. May 26 and June 2 at Players by the Sea, 106 N. Sixth St., Jax Beach, $20, 249-0289, playersbythesea.org.

 

CALLS & WORKSHOPS

DANCING IN ARLINGTON

Ballroom dance lessons are held 7:30 pm. May 16 and 23, $6; bop, shag and swing dancing is 8 p.m. May 17 and 24, $10; country music with free two-step lessons, 6:30 p.m. May 25; and free ballroom dancing lessons, 3 p.m. May 26 at Club Savoy, 6354 Arlington Road, Arlington, 745-7725.

ARTFUL APPLICATIONS ON RUBBER STAMPING

Artist Christy Hawkins demonstrates how rubber stamping can be used in collage, background objects and texture as well as the focal point of a piece for the Society of Mixed Media Artists, 10:30 a.m. May 18 at Southeast Branch Library, 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd., Southside, 982-7377, sommartists.com.

THE GREAT GATSBY PARTY

Boleros hosts a 1920s costume party 8 p.m. May 18 at Boleros, 10131 Atlantic Blvd., Arlington, 721-3399, boleros.cc.

POETIC VOICES OF JACKSONVILLE

Local poets share original work — submitted to this poetry showcase — then discuss their work with scholars, 3 p.m. May 19 at Jacksonville Main Library, Hicks Auditorium, 303 Laura St. N., Downtown, free.

MAYSE-TURNER FESTIVAL FOR ANGLICAN HYMNODY

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd presents the third annual festival led by organist Bruce Neswick, 6 p.m. May 19 at the church, 1100 Stockton St., Riverside, free, 387-5691.

ACTING WORKSHOPS

Adult actors at all experience levels may sign up for Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre workshops held until May 19 at Adele Grage Cultural Center, 716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, $160, 316-7153, abettheatre.com.

NATURE & WILDLIFE PHOTO SHOOT

The St. Augustine Art Association offers a photo shoot exclusively for artists submitting work for the “Nature & Wildlife” exhibit, noon-7 p.m. May 23 at 22 Marine St., St. Augustine, $10 to cover professional photographs and an image CD of work, 824-2310, staaa.org.

CALL FOR OUTSIDE/IN EXHIBIT

The Art Center Premiere Gallery and Art Guild of Orange Park present a collaborative juried exhibit, “Outside/In.” Submission deadline is May 23. The exhibit runs May 30-July 11 at Art Center Premiere Gallery, Bank of America Tower, 50 N. Laura St., Downtown, 355-1757, tacjacksonville.org/premier.html.

SPARK GRANT PROGRAM

The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville invites artists in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties to apply for the Spark Grant Program. As many as seven grants for arts and cultural projects in any discipline planned for the Spark District — spanning the riverfront north to Duval Street with east/west borders of Liberty and Hogan streets — from a pool of $60,000 in year one. The deadline for applications, which must be submitted online, is May 30. Funded projects must be executed from Oct. 1, 2013-Sept. 30, 2014, culturalcouncil.org.

FREE DANCE CLASS FOR KIDS

Dance classes for children, 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 5:45-6:45 p.m. every Wed. and Mon. at Dance Trance, 214 Orange St., Neptune Beach, first class is free, 246-4600, dancetrancefitness.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, but not required, 322-7672, elementsofonelove@gmail.com.

JAX CONTRA DANCE

A live band and caller lead folk dancing at 8 and 11 p.m. every third Fri. of the month at Riverside Avenue Christian Church, 2841 Riverside Ave., $7, 396-1997.

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.

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.

JAZZ, DANCE AND TECHNIQUE

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

DANCE CLASSES

The Dance Shack offers several styles of classes for all ages and skill levels every Mon.-Fri. at 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

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.

MURRAY HILL ART CLASSES

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

JAZZ MUSICIANS

The Jazzland Café seeks musicians who play piano, bass or drums, for a new ensemble being formed. For details, email info@jazzlandcafe.com.

 

CLASSICAL & JAZZ

LINDEN STRING QUARTET

The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival presents the quartet 7 p.m. May 15 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, $40 (includes post-concert courtyard reception), 261-1779, aicmf.com.

BETH NEWDOME FELLOWSHIP ARTISTS SHOWCASE

The showcase is part of the AICMF, 1 p.m. May 16 at Savannah Grand of Amelia Island, 1900 Amelia Trace Court, Fernandina Beach, free, 261-1779, aicmf.com.

ROBERT MCDUFFIE & FRIENDS

Robert McDuffie & Friends perform for the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, 7 p.m. May 17 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2600 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, $50, 261-1779, aicmf.com.

CHORAL SPECTACULAR

The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra performs with the symphony chorus and Jacksonville Children’s Chorus, 8 p.m. May 17-18 at the T-U Center, 300 W. Water St., Downtown, $25-$70, 354-5547, jaxsymphony.org.

McDUFFIE CENTER SHOWCASE

The showcase is part of the AICMF, 11 a.m. May 18 at Historic Nassau County Courthouse, 416 Centre St., Fernandina Beach, free, 261-1779, aicmf.com.

THE HERITAGE SINGERS OF JACKSONVILLE

The Heritage Singers perform choral works on “The Wisdom of the Poets,” 3 p.m., May 19 at Riverside Presbyterian, 849 Park St., Riverside. Poems first read by Jim Goodell, and poetry contest winner to be announced, donations accepted, 434-4625, heritageSingersjacksonville.com.

TWO TITANS OF CLASSICISM

Soloists from St. Augustine Community Chorus are featured 3 p.m. May 19 at Ancient City Baptist Church, 27 Sevilla St., St. Augustine, $25, 484-4960, staugustinecommunitychorus.org.

JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA

The youth orchestra performs a spring concert, 5 p.m. May 19 at the T-U Center, 300 W. Water St., Downtown, $5-$10, 354-5547, jaxsymphony.org.

ROMANTIC VIRTUOSI

Beer & G Strings: Romantic Virtuosi is part of the AICMF, 7 p.m. May 19 at Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St., Fernandina Beach, $50, 261-1779, aicmf.com.

HAND BELL CHOIR

The Orange Park United Methodist Church Hand Bell Choir performs a spring concert 6:30 p.m. May 20 at Clay County Headquarters Library, 1895 Town Center Blvd., Fleming Island, free, 278-3722.

CHRISTIANIA TRIO

Christiania Trio with a Licorice Stick is part of the AICMF, 1 p.m. May 21 at Café Karibo, 27 N. Third St., Fernandina Beach, $25, 261-1779, aicmf.com.

TIME FOR THREE

The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival presents violinists Zachary DePue and Nicolas Kendall, bassist Ranaan Meyer and cellist Loretta O’Sullivan, 7 p.m. May 22 at Walker's Landing, Omni Amelia Island Plantation, Amelia Island, $40, 261-1779, aicmf.com.

TIME FOR THREE FAMILY CONCERT

The festival continues with a family concert, “Time for Three,” featuring violinists Zachary DePue and Nicolas Kendall and bassist Ranaan Meyer at the Boys & Girls Club, 4 p.m. May 23 at 907 S. 11th St., Fernandina Beach, free, 261-1995, aicmf.com.

FEEL THE VIBE JAZZ

Comedian Shay Clemons emcees a show featuring jazz saxophonist Dayve Stewart and The Vibe 8 p.m. May 23 at Ultra Lounge, 7707 Arlington Expressway, Arlington, $10, (347) 762-6368.

LET FREEDOM RING

The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra performs the annual Memorial Day weekend event, 7 p.m. May 23 at First Baptist Church, 1600 S. 8th St., Fernandina Beach, $20, 261-0105, jaxsymphony.org.

JACKSONVILLE JAZZ FESTIVAL

The festival lineup includes Poncho Sanchez, Najee, Yellowjackets, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, BWB featuring Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum and Norman Brown as well as the John Ricci Quartet, Linda Cole & the Joshua Bowlus Quartet and more than 20 other acts, May 23-26 on three main stages — the Swingin’ Stage (Main and Monroe streets), the Groovin’ Stage at Hemming Plaza and the Breezin’ Stage at The Jacksonville Landing, Downtown. General admission is free; VIP passes: $70-$80 for one day; $175-$240 for four-day festival, 630-3690, jaxjazzfest.com.

’ROUND MIDNIGHT JAZZ JAM SESSION

The Kelly/Scott Quintet (Lisa Kelly, JB Scott, Joshua Bowlus, Dennis Marks and Danny Gottlieb) perform at this open jam session, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. May 25 at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr., Downtown Jacksonville.

CONCERT ON THE GREEN:

Fabio Mechetti conducts the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s annual Clay County performance — which also includes fireworks, kids’ activities, local bands and skydivers — 8 p.m. May 26 at 3670 Clubhouse Drive, Green Cove Springs, $12 for adults; $10 for students under 18 in advance; $15 for adults and students under 18 at the gate, free for children younger than 5, 278-9448, concertonthegreen.com.

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 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.

DINO SALIBA

Tonino’s Trattoria hosts saxophonist Saliba 6 p.m. every Sat. at 7001 Merrill Road, Arlington, 743-3848.

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 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, FESTIVALS & MARKETS

MID-WEEK MARKET

Arts and crafts, local produce and live music are featured 3-6 p.m. May 15 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. May 17 and every Fri. at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr., Downtown, 353-1188.

NORTH BEACHES ART WALK

Galleries of Atlantic and Neptune beaches are open late, 5-9 p.m. May 23 and 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.

FIRST WEDNESDAY ART WALK

An art walk, featuring 30-40 galleries, museums and businesses and spanning 15 blocks, is held June 5 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 June 7 and the first Fri. of every month, with more than 15 galleries participating, 829-0065.

 

MUSEUMS

AMELIA ISLAND MUSEUM OF HISTORY

233 S. Third St., Fernandina Beach, 261-7378, ameliamuseum.org. “Shrimp Festival: 50 Years and Counting,” an exhibit celebrating the local festival held since 1964, is on display through June. 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.

CRISP-ELLERT ART MUSEUM

Flagler College, 48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine, 826-8530, flagler.edu/crispellert. “Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring,” an exhibit of works by Daniel Heyman, is on display through June 14.

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. Featured along with these two-dimensional works are classic automobiles, organized by Bill Warner, founder and chairman of Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. “La Florida,” presenting native and Spanish colonial artifacts celebrating 500 years of Florida art, runs through Oct. 6.

JACKSONVILLE MARITIME HERITAGE CENTER

2 Independent Drive, 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. Local artist Helen Hoffman’s exhibit of oils, pastels and giclees is displayed through June 28. “The Boy Scouts in America,” an exhibit of original manuscripts on the history of the Boy Scouts, is on display through Aug. 27. “The Great Depression,” an exhibit of original manuscripts on the Depression of the early 20th century, is on display through Aug. 27. 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. “Traces: Recent Work by Lari Gibbons” runs through Aug. 18 at MOCA’s UNF Gallery of Art. A reception is held 6-8 p.m. May 23; Gibbons discusses her work 7 p.m. in the museum’s theater. “Inside/Out” — an exhibit of selected works from MOCA’s Permanent Collection, including Alexander Calder’s mobile “Red Triangles” and “Polygons” and Melanie Pullen’s “Full Prada” — is on display through Aug. 25. Sarah Emerson’s mural, based on her imaginary interpretation of Aokigahara, Japan’s suicide forest, concludes the second season of Project Atrium and is on display through July 7.

RITZ THEATRE & MUSEUM

829 N. Davis St., Downtown, 632-5555, ritzjacksonville.com. “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.

 

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, coab.us/index.aspx?NID=158. Donna Woulfe displays her watercolor, acrylic and celebrity photos in pencil through June 3 with a reception during art walk, 5-9 p.m. May 16.

THE APARTMENT EXHIBITION

1854 Euclid St., Avondale, theapartmentexhibition.com. Artists Thony Aiuppy, Sterling Cox, Lily Kuonen and Edison William explore transparency, ownership and security while showcasing visual and performance art in a shared space in “The Apartment Exhibition,” curated by Staci Bu Shea. The exhibit is on display through June 2 at the garage apartment in Avondale. Other events include “Sunday Kind of Conversation” by Lily Kuonen, 6 p.m. May 15; “Waffles” by Thony Aiuppy, 10 a.m. May 26.

THE ART CENTER PREMIERE GALLERY

Bank of America Tower, 50 N. Laura St., Downtown, 355-1757, tacjacksonville.org/premier.html. The juried exhibit “Landscapes: A Panoramic View” runs through May 29. “Outside/In,” a collaborative juried exhibit of works by members of the Art Center and Art Guild of Orange Park, is on display May 30-July 11.

BOLD BEAN COFFEE ROASTERS

869 Stockton St., Ste. 1, Riverside, 855-1181. “Letterpress Poster Exhibition” opens with a reception 6 p.m. May 18 and continues through July 14.

CLAY & CANVAS STUDIO

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

THE CLOSET

51 Cordova St., Ste. E, St. Augustine, 810-5699. “Iconic Expressions,” an exhibit of works by artist Kari Marquardt, runs through May.

CoRK ARTS DISTRICT

2689 Rosselle St., Riverside, corkartsdistrict.tumblr.com. Nadine Kalachnikoff exhibits her spring collection “Butterflies,” on display through May 17.

CORSE GALLERY & ATELIER

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

ETHAN ALLEN DESIGN CENTER

4939 Big Island Dr., St. Johns Town Center, 292-1700. The Northeast Florida Sculptors’ juried exhibition “in situ” is on display through June 7.

FIRST STREET GALLERY

216-B First St., Neptune Beach, 241-6928, firststreetgalleryart.com. The 11th annual Sea Turtle Show showcases artwork in clay, metal and glass, as well as jewelry and photographs by national, regional and local artists, with a reception held 7-9 p.m. May 24. The exhibit is displayed May 23-July 1.

FLORIDA MINING GALLERY

5300 Shad Road, Southside, 425-2845, floridamininggallery.com. The exhibit “Post,” featuring works by street artist Swoon and the art collaborative MILAGROS that include pieces made from materials mined and repurposed from Harbinger recycling bins, continues through May 31.

THE GALLERY AT HOUSE OF STEREO

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

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 AND DISPLAY CASES

Jax International Airport, 14201 Pecan Park Rd., Northside, 741-3546. Laird’s “Cphace Series” — infrared captures printed on archival metallic paper — are on display through June 30 in Haskell Gallery. Hiromi Moneyhun’s three-dimensional paper-cut art is on display in the connector display cases (before security).

HIGHWAY GALLERY

floridamininggallery.com/exhibitions/the-highway-gallery. Christie Thompson Holechek’s work is featured through May on the Highway Gallery, a public art project on digital billboards throughout the city. The campaign is a collaboration among Harbinger, Florida Mining Gallery, Clear Channel Outdoor and Clearly Jacksonville.

LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES

4615 Philips Highway, Southside, 730-8235, lssjax.org. 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.

PALENCIA FINE ARTS ACADEMY

701 Market St., Ste. 107A, St. Augustine, 819-1584, palenciafineartsacademy.com. The academy, a gallery and educational institution, showcases students’ creative processes, as well as exhibits. Stacie Hernandez’s works are on display.

PLUM GALLERY

9 Aviles St., St. Augustine, 825-0069, plumartgallery.com. Works by Claire J. Kendrick (“Botanical Series” oil paintings), Mary L. Gibson, Thomas Brock and Tony Gill are on display for the spring theme exhibit, through June 30.

PRIME OSBORN CONVENTION CENTER

1000 Water St., Downtown, 630-4000, jaxevents.com/venues/prime-f-osborn-iii-convention-center. A preview of the exhibit “PhotoVoice Project” is displayed in the Haskell Building 6-7:30 p.m. May 16 and 9-11 a.m. May 18.

THE CULTURAL CENTER AT PONTE VEDRA BEACH

50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach, 280-0614, ccpvb.org. “Chosen Pathways,” an exhibit of works by Sherrie Pettigrew and John Tilton, is displayed through May 24.

REDDI ARTS

1037 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, 398-3161, reddiarts.com. The Members Show, an exhibit of paintings by local and regional pastel artists from the First Coast Pastel Society, runs through June 28.

REMBRANDTZ GALLERY

131 King St., St. Augustine, 829-0065, rembrandtz.com. The award-winning art gallery displays Murjani Grace jewelry, original art, glass and pottery. Open late for First Fridays.

ROTUNDA GALLERY

St. Johns County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, 808-7330, stjohnsculture.com. “Water Lines,” an exhibit of Dan Famiglietti’s works inspired by coastal waters, runs through July 2.

SEVENTH STREET GALLERY

14 S. Seventh St., Fernandina Beach, 432-8330, seventhstgallery.com. Susan Henderson’s paintings are on display through May.

SIMPLE GESTURES GALLERY

4 E. White St., St. Augustine, 827-9997. Eclectic works by Steve Marrazzo are featured.

SOUTH GALLERY

Wilson Center for the Arts, FSCJ South Campus, 11901 Beach Blvd., Southside, 646-2023, fscj.edu/mydegree/campuses/wilson-center/venues/gallery.php. “Book of Days,” an exhibit of Donald Martin’s works in drawing, book arts, sculpture, painting and prints inspired by daily devotionals in Europe in the late Middle Ages, opens with a reception held 5-7:30 p.m. May 16 and is displayed through June 20. The artist appears for a discussion 1:30 p.m. May 22.

SOUTHLIGHT GALLERY

6 E. Bay St., Downtown, 553-6361, southlightgallery.com. Works in painting, photography and other media by 29 local artists and photographers are featured.

SPACE:EIGHT GALLERY

228 W. King St., St. Augustine, 829-2838, spaceeight.com. Artist Chip Southworth’s exhibit “Deeper: New Art Works to Benefit Rikki” is on display through May 24. Sarah Emerson is the featured artist June 7-July 31.

ST. AUGUSTINE ART ASSOCIATION

22 Marine St., St. Augustine, 824-2310, staaa.org. The eighth annual American Glass Guild Conference is May 15-19 with events at St. Augustine Art Association, Hilton St. Augustine Historic Bayfront Hotel, and Sisters of St. Joseph Architectural Glass Studio as well as an excursion to the Morse Museum in Winter Park. A live auction of contemporary glass, artwork and books is held 7 p.m. May 17 at the art association. “American Glass Now: 2013,” a juried exhibit featuring works by stained-glass artists, is displayed through May 29. “Canvas, Clay, Collage & Cutting Edge” is a juried art exhibition, on display through June 2. “Ancient City Mosaic,” a juried exhibit of 450 pieces depicting impressions of St. Augustine, is featured at all six St. Johns County Public Libraries through June 4. After June 4, the pieces will be strung together and hung in grid format, displayed June 15-Aug. 10 at the St. Augustine Art Association. The permanent collection features 16th-century artifacts detailing Sir Francis Drake’s 1586 burning of St. Augustine.

ST. AUGUSTINE VISITOR CENTER

10 S. 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 Aug. 11.

STUDIO 121

121 W. Forsyth St., Ste. 100, Downtown, 561-2146. The permanent collection features works by members Jim Smith, Mary Atwood, Joyce Gabiou, Terese Muller, Matthew Patterson, Charles Payne, Mary St. Germain, Mark S. Williamson and Mark Zimmerman.

UNF GALLERY OF ART

1 UNF Drive, Bldg. 2, Ste. 1001, Southside, unf.edu/gallery. “Florida-Twenty Seven: Two Decades of Watching” — an exhibit of Florida photography by Bob Willis — is displayed through July 2; a reception is held 5-7 p.m. May 16. “Commute” — an exhibit of recent work by UNF graduate and realist painter Scott Bell — is on display June 3-July 3; a reception is held 5-7 p.m. June 6.

WATERWHEEL ART GALLERY

819 S. Eighth St., Fernandina Beach, 261-2535, waterwheelartandframing.com. Works by local artists Henry Von Genk III, John Tassey, Dante De Florio, Sergei Orgunov, Millie Martin and Shawn Meharg are displayed.

WHITE PEONY

216 Charlotte St., St. Augustine, 819-9770, whitepeonyboutique.com. This gallery boutique features a variety of handcrafted jewelry, wearable art and recycled/upcycled items. 

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