Arts & Culture

The Celebrated War of 1812 Tall Ship LYNX Arriving in Jacksonville

The Celebrated War of 1812 Tall Ship LYNX Arriving in Jacksonville

All law-abiding and loyal citizens are urged to be vigilant and alert to the presence on your coast of the weatherly, fast, and heavily armed Clipper Schooner Lynx. The 122-foot square top sail schooner Lynx will be sailing into Jacksonville for the first time on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 11:00 am. Join the flotilla as she fires a salute from her main battery of 6-pounder carronades upon her grand entrance into Jacksonville.  The celebrated War of 1812 privateer square top sail schooner has arrived on the East Coast from Hawai’i & California and is scheduled for a five-year mission along the East Coast of the United States and Canada and will be participating  in the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and the Star-Spangled Banner.

FREE Day at MOSH!

Parents looking for ways to stretch a dollar in this challenging economy are in luck.  On Saturday, February 5, the Museum of Science & History will partner with St. Johns River Water Management District and the City of Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board to host the annual Water Education Festival, a free admission day. 

UNF English Department Holds Auditions for Shakespeare-in-the-Park Production

UNF English Department Holds Auditions for Shakespeare-in-the-Park Production

The University of North Florida’s Department of English will hold auditions for the April Shakespeare-in-the-Park production of “The Tempest,” from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17; Thursday, Jan. 20; and Friday Jan. 21; in the Andrew A. Robinson Jr. Theater, Building 14A. Auditions are open to members of the University and Jacksonville communities.

What's New in Jacksonville, Fla. Winter/Spring 2011

Winter in Jacksonville is mild, and spring temperatures and festivals are just around the corner.  This season, visitors to Northeast Florida get excited about an inaugural lacrosse tournament, The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens 50th Anniversary celebration, the new Aloft Jacksonville Tapestry Park – Jacksonville’s first LEED certified hotel and new diverse activities and experiences. 

High School Students: Time to Enter Manatee Art Contest

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) invites high school art students across the state to participate in a contest to create a piece of manatee artwork that will be used on the 2011-2012 manatee decal.

Students in grades 9-12 in Florida should coordinate with their school’s art teacher to submit the artwork, because each school may submit no more than five entries. Home-schooled students also are eligible to enter the contest. Contest details and forms are available online at MyFWC.com/Manatee.

Beaches Museum & History Center Presents "Salt Air Visions"

Beaches Museum & History Center Presents "Salt Air Visions"

Local Artist of the “Beaches” Jane Alexander, Jean Ballow, Pamela Casey, Arlene Hanly, Marge Monteith, Martha Miller, Claire Morin and Perry Russell will proudly display their work on January 4, 2011.  In the mid 1990’s a small group of local artist formed the “First Coast Pastel Society”.  It gave them an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas, exhibit their work and promote interest in the medium.  A spirit of co-operation has enabled the Society to survive without officers or dues!  Anyone who was interested in the medium was welcome to attend meetings regardless of artistic background.  Our founder, Ms. Virginia ford was an active member until 2009.  When she no longer “organized the group” the Society was transformed into the “Salt Air Art Society”. This shift in focus allowed all visual artists the opportunity to participate in these informative meetings and shows.  Our Society has not changed—just its name and it now includes visual fine art forms.  If you have any desire to pick up a brush, chalk, pencil, pen & ink just give us a call.

The Artist Series Presents THE CAPITOL STEPS January 19-23, 2011

The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. In the years that followed, many of the Steps ignored the conventional wisdom (“Don’t quit your day job!”), and although not all of the current members of the Steps are former Capitol Hill staffers, taken together the performers have worked in a total of eighteen Congressional offices and represent 62 years of collective House and Senate staff experience.