Join Jim Draper, Tiffany Melanson and David Engdahl as they talk about their works from the Reflections: Artful Perspectives on the St. Johns River exhibition on Tuesday, April 14th at 6:30 p.m. in the Cummer Auditorium. Chief Curator Holly Keris will lead these artists in a panel discussion about the motivation and process behind their pieces.
The evening will conclude with a short excerpt from “A Vision Awakening”, a piece written and performed by Jacksonville musicians, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Lee Hunter (formerly of the band, Tammerlin), percussionist, Charlotte Mabrey and violinist, Philip Pan and spoken word from Kevin Bodge and Barbara Colaciello. This compilation was put together with inspiration from Ninah Cummer’s diaries and the Museum’s gorgeous Gardens. This special performance has been recorded in studio and CDs will be available for purchase for the first time tonight!
This Cultural Fusion Jax, Year of the River Initiative is FREE thanks to a funding from the Florida Humanities Council but please make a reservation here.
I’ve read it once and didn’t like it, but will try again soon so I can get to the rest of this highly psierad series. But dropping us into the action just wasn’t a good choice, writing- wise. There’s a reason everybody else starts off gently and eases you into the action, and it’s a good one. Jumping right in is so disorienting and offputting, I’m certain this series would have a far larger fan base and be more broadly popular if he’d had a more conventional opener. However vast and amazing Malazan may be, any good author can make a gentle opening work that doesn’t take away from that. He just chose not to.