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Ready or Not

Feb

16

Firmly nestled in one of Jacksonville’s esteemed boroughs, Springfield, all things are stirring around the house. Springfield is the home of Porchfest, a new mural, and soon two new breweries; it’s redeveloping. The neighborhood feels different, and Anthony Aiuppy, Thony to those who know him best, loves this area.

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Music Makes Its Mark

Sep

28

Overstreet Ducasse is going places. Literally. Before settling in to conduct this interview, his upcoming trip to Bristol, England is consuming most of his attention. He fields phone calls from collectors and other concerned parties. His feet glide with the confidence of artistic ownership across the canvas in his extended studio… unable to contain his genius to his 12 x 12, which is completely covered in pieces of antiquities, frames, and scraps that only Ducasse can identify. It’s in this mixed media artist’s…

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DOCENT HIGHLIGHT: PAT CHIARELLI

Jul

13

We love celebrating our Docent Corps and all of their hard work at the Museum. Meet Pat Chiarelli, another member of the Corps who dedicates countless hours at the Museum to further the mission of “Engaging and Inspiring through Arts, Gardens, and Education.” In Pat’s words: The arts have always been a part of my life […]

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DOCENT HIGHLIGHT: CAROLYN RANKIN

Jun

16

We love celebrating our Docent Corps and all of their hard work at the Museum. Meet Carolyn Rankin, another member of the Corps who dedicates countless hours at the Museum to further the mission of “Engaging and Inspiring through Arts, Gardens and Education In the words of Carolyn… “I joined the Docent program in 1995 […]

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DOCENT HIGHLIGHT: Louise Gentry

May

17

May has been a busy month so far for the Museum. Between the VSA Festival and wrapping up school tours before summer begins, the Docents have been putting in lots of hours on Campus. Louise Gentry is one of those docents who is always willing to jump in when needed! Here’s what makes her such […]

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Docent Highlight: Sherry Brown

Apr

13

Written by: Sherry Brown Three years ago when struggling for ways to fill my retirement hours, I took a painting class with Allison Watson at Reddi Arts. My table partner was a witty and friendly blonde, Stephanie Welchans. After she quizzed me about my 39 years of contributions in public education, most recently as an […]

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