Have you had a chance to stop by the gallery to see new work by St. Augustine artist Joe Segal? These elegant sculptural forms from his Center series are striking in their marriage of warm earthiness and cool modernity.
Have you heard that the 2013 HGTV Smart Home is located right here in Jacksonville Beach, FL? This home is all about the high-tech gizmos and gadgets that make modern coastal living a breeze. And of course, with a talented team of HGTV design professionals behind the elegant beach decor, it is also high on style!
What is our place within the natural order? This was a central question posed on Sunday afternoon during Jim Draper’s final Gallery Discussion accompanying the exhibition, Feast of Flowers. His latest body of work, now on display at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, examines the current state of native flora and fauna throughout Florida and asks the viewer to consider how the environment has changed since Europeans first encountered the area 500 years ago.
Spring is right around the corner (literally! - the first official day of the season is March 20th) and for many of us that means spring cleaning and organizing has begun. Often times, this leads to rearranging furniture and artwork…two of the simplest ways to freshen up a space. Many people dread having to rehang artwork, but it does not have to be a daunting task!
Last Tuesday March 5th, artist Leo Villareal and the non-profit Illuminate the Arts unveiled an enormous public art installation in San Francisco, entitled The Bay of Lights. This outdoor sculpture consists of 25,000 white LED lights, spanning 1.8 miles across and 500 feet in height. Luckily, part of the structure was already in place…The Bay of Lights was created to highlight and celebrate the San Francisco Bay Bridge, turning the structure into a “stunning fine arts experience” (according to the project’s website) every night from dusk until 2AM. Each light is individually manipulated by a computer program devised by Villareal to generate intricate moving patterns across the bridge’s western span. The art installation is projected to “dazzle” 50 million viewers during its two year existence.