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On the Fringe in the Jax Makerspace Gallery

On the Fringe, Jax Makerspace Gallery Exhibit

On the Fringe: Blurred Lines of Florida Folk puts folk art at center stage, exploring how contemporary folk artists capture cultural identity and community values by blending traditional skills with present-day aesthetics. Featured artists include Thony Auippy, Chris Clark, Mindy Hawkins, Dima Kroma, Billie McCray, Richard McMahan, Suzanne Pickett, Dardanius Smith and Marcie Wallace. The exhibit is open during regular library hours and runs through May 19 in the Jax Makerspace, Main Library, 303 Laura St. N.

 

 

The Jax Makerspace Gallery is located on the ground floor of the Main Library in downtown Jacksonville.  Art exhibitions, which showcase the work of local artists, rotate quarterly and are free and open to all.  For more information about the Jax Makerspace Gallery email:  artwalk@coj.net

On the Fringe Events

Main Library
Feb 26 2019 -
5:30pm to 6:45pm

Artists @ Work: Tales from the Folk

Artists from the current exhibition will discuss why their work is “on the fringe” of folk art. Panelists include:
Dima Kroma
Thony Aiuppy
Christopher Clark
Suzanne Pickett

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Main Library
Mar 6 2019 -
5:00pm to 8:30pm

Art Walk @ Main Library

The artists of One Heart Jax will share their cultural heritage with hands-on art-making demonstrations.

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Main Library
Mar 6 2019 -
5:00pm to 8:30pm

Art Walk @ Main Library

The artists of One Heart Jax will share their cultural heritage with hands-on art-making demonstrations.

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Main Library
Mar 23 2019 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm

Artist @ Work: Mindy Hawkins

Gather your gourds! Artist Mindy Hawkins will facilitate a workshop inspired by her artwork. All supplies are provided, and space is limited. Visit http://bit.ly/MindyH to register.

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Main Library
Mar 31 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Discussion with author Bruce Horovitz

Award-winning journalist and author, Bruce Horovitz, will talk about his newly published book, Gamble Rogers: A Troubadour's Life. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

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Main Library
Apr 3 2019 -
5:00pm to 8:30pm

Art Walk @ Main Library

Celebrate National Poetry month with the Jacksonville Public Library as we showcase the evolution of oral tradition. From the historical traditions of West African Griots, to contemporary hip hop, people have used storytelling for generations to pass down their culture.

Activities:
• Digital Storytelling (passive)
• Poetry scramble board (passive)
• Hope at Hand (workshop)
• Ekphrastic Poetry (passive)

Performances:
• 5 – 6 p.m. Griot Power Hour

Main Library
Apr 3 2019 -
5:00pm to 8:30pm

Art Walk @ Main Library

Celebrate National Poetry month with the Jacksonville Public Library as we showcase the evolution of oral tradition. From the historical traditions of West African Griots, to contemporary hip hop, people have used storytelling for generations to pass down their culture.

Activities:
• Digital Storytelling (passive)
• Poetry scramble board (passive)
• Hope at Hand (workshop)
• Ekphrastic Poetry (passive)

Performances:
• 5 – 6 p.m. Griot Power Hour

Main Library
Apr 13 2019 -
11:00am to 12:00pm

Introduction to African dance with Nan Nkama

Feel the rhythm! Learn the basics of African dance with the instructors from Nan Nkama Pan-African Drum and Dance Ensemble.

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Main Library
Apr 20 2019 -
11:00am to 1:00pm

Artist @ Work: Sharla Valeski

Come take your origami skills to the next level! Artist Sharla Valeski will lead participants through the process of creating their own origami sculpture. No experience necessary, and all supplies are provided. Space is limited so register at http://bit.ly/3Dorigami to ensure your participation.

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Main Library
May 1 2019 -
5:00pm to 8:30pm

Art Walk @ Main Library

Florida knows how to folk it up! Experience performances from the Northeast Folk Network musicians.

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Jacksonville Public Library