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March | 9 | 2015
Don't Miss Your Ticket to the Future
Register Now for Vito Di Bari on March 11

Vito Di Bari's Di Bari Innovation Design is a collective of international architects, designers, and artists that focus on creating next-generation cityscapes. All projects are eco-sustainable, driven by values, and unique. Watch this video for a glimpse of some of their incredible projects:
DiBari Innovation Design - Emotional Cityscapes
DiBari Innovation Design - Emotional Cityscapes

Vito Di Bari, the most noted Neo-Futurist and a world-renowned speaker and international public artist, comes to The Florida Theatre for one night only for our first VyStar International Artist Lecture. Vito will talk about the future of technology, innovation, and art in our world. Looking forward towards mega-trends, he will focus on the success of adopting innovation, and how it can impact our city and our lives. Don't miss this unique, free event this Wednesday!
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Vito Di Bari - "Future Cities"
Wednesday, March 11 at The Florida Theatre
Doors Open at 5:00 p.m.
"Future Cities presentation at 5:30 p.m.
Free & Open to all

Did you catch us talking about Vito's visit on First Coast Connect?
Art Restoration
An Art in Public Places Update

Art in Public Places is having a breakout year! With so many new projects beginning, it's important to remember that preservation is crucial component of the Art in Public Places official ordinance and charge. 

At the Cultural Council, we're happy to report that protecting and maintaining our shared works of public art is always a priority, and we shared some recent examples of public art restoration on our blog.

Our thanks to Joe Segal and Enzo Torcoletti for this work!

Making Miracles On Stage
20 Questions with Jordan Born

Our 20 Questions with Cultural Creatives series gives you a backstage access pass for a behind-the-scenes peek at what makes the Jacksonville arts scene tick.

This week, we meet Jordan Born, a recent transplant to Jacksonville from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Born is currently playing as Captain Keller in "The Miracle Worker," now onstage at Theatre Jacksonville. Find out why he thinks everyone in Jacksonville should visit Grand Rapids by visiting the link.

Marketing for the Independent Artist
From the St. Johns Cultural Council

A free workshop on "Marketing for the Independent Artist" will be presented by the St. Johns Cultural Council in partnership with the National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP) of Americans for the Arts and with the support of the Art Ventures Endowment Fund at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida.
Deborah Obalil, Executive Director of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design in Providence Rhode Island, will lead the workshop from 9am to 3pm on Saturday, March 14 at the Fullerwood Training Center (10 Hildreth Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32084). This workshop is designed for mid-career artists, visual and performing arts teachers, and gallery owners. Artists are encouraged to bring an example of their work and any current marketing materials. Please RSVP to St. Johns Cultural Council by web, calling 904-808-7330 or sending an email to

S ave the Date
May 2 - A Community Celebration of Local Arts & Culture

Art in the Park
5/2 | 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. |  Hemming Park 
Title Sponsor - Community First Credit Union. Join the Cultural Council as we join arts and culture organizations from across the city for a unique, family-friendly event open to all in Downtown Jacksonville.

The 39th Annual Arts Awards - Light the Night
5/2 | 7:00 p.m. | 33 W Duval Street Rooftop 
Title Sponsor - Regions Bank. Join the Cultural Council as we honor arts champions from across the city with the area's premier cultural celebration in the heart of the SPARK District.
Tickets are on sale now.
Spring Poetry Workshop
Presented by Bridge Eight, Hosted by Left on Mallory

Over the past 2 years, Left on Mallory has been hosting writing workshops throughout the city, designed to give writers the time, space, and collaborative environment to improve their craft. The group's  first workshop for 2015 will be a poetry workshop, hosted by Left on Mallory and Jacksonville-based poet, Andrea Collins-Roe. Taking place on Thursdays from 6-8:30 p.m., the workshop series will be held at the San Marco Lofts March 12-April 23. The workshop is kept intimate, so register today, as it is the deadline (Monday, March 6)!

#MoreArtCulture Monday
Coming Up This Week in Arts + Culture
  • Lewis Black: The Rant is Due, Part Deux
  • UNF Fine Arts Center
  • March 12 | Lazzara Performance Hall | 7:30 p.m. | Tickets Available
  • COMEDY | Known as the king of the rant, Lewis Black uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and animated finger-pointing to skewer anything and anyone that gets under his skin. Audiences will recognize Black from his "Back In Black" segments on Comedy Central's The Daily Show and his various comedy specials on HBO and Comedy Central.
  • Elvis Costello: Detour
  • The Florida Theatre | March 14 | 8:00 p.m. | Tickets Available
  • CONCERT | Voted one of Rolling Stone's 100 most Iconic musicians, Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Member Elvis Costello will perform some of his biggest hit songs.   Spend an evening hearing the stories behind the music.  Hit songs include, "Watching the Detectives,"  "Pump It Up," "Radio Radio," "Veronica" and more.
  • Milos Karadaglic
  • Beaches Fine Arts Series | St. Paul's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
  • March 13 | 7:30 p.m. | Free
  • CONCERT | The last six years have been dizzying times for Milos Karadaglic,
    the young classical guitarist from Montenegro launched by Deutsche 
    Grammophon in 2011 with his first commercial solo album" wrote 
    the Sunday Times in February 2014.  "It topped the UK classical 
    charts and won awards, making Karadaglic, at 30, probably the 
    biggest classical-guitar phenomenon since John Williams in the 
    1960s and Julian Bream a decade below.
  • Adult Swim at MOSH
  • Presented by MOSH Elements | March 14 | 8:00 p.m. | Tickets Available
  • EVENT | After-hours adult takeover of the museum. Beer, wine, DJ, scavenger hunt and more.
  • Blood Brothers
  • ABET | Opens March 13 | Through March 29 | Tickets Available
  • MUSICAL | The captivating and moving story of twin boys separated at birth, only to be reunited by a twist of fate, and a mother's haunting secret. Voted Most Popular British Musical of All Time by New York Times readers. Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical. 'You've never seen a musical like Blood Brothers. Every night of the week audiences stand and cheer. See it for yourself and understand why.' - The New York Times
  • Fabio Montomoli, Guitar & Giovanni Lanzini, Clarinet
  • Friday Musicale | March 13 | 11:00 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. | Free
  • CONCERT | The Giovanni Lanzini & Fabio Montomoli Duo studied the evolution of clarinet and guitar history in the chamber music and today have a big repertoire ranging from European "hausmusik" of XIX century until the most important latinos composers.
  • Three Dog Night
  • The Florida Theatre | March 10 | 8:00 p.m. | Tickets Available
  • CONCERT | Performing their chart topping songs "One," "Black and White," "Joy to the World "and" The Show Must Go On," Three Dog Night original members and Vocal Group Hall of Fame inductees Danny Hutton, Cory Wells, Michael Allsup (guitar) and Jimmy Greenspoon (keyboards) are joined by Paul Bartz (drums) and Paul Kingery (bass and vocals). From 1969-1974, no other American rock band had more Top 10 hits than Three Dog Night. With 21 Top 40 hits, 13 gold albums and 7 gold singles, the band was undoubtedly the most popular in America.
  • Saint-Saens' Thundering Organ Symphony
  • Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra | Jacoby Hall | Tickets Available
  • March 12 - 7:30 p.m. | Mach 13 & 14 - 8:00 p.m.
  • CONCERT | Saint-Saens' roaring "Organ Symphony" will envelope you as it thunders through the 6,215-pipe Bryan Concert Organ in Jacoby Symphony Hall. This centennial celebration of Casavant Fr�res Opus 553 features world renowned organist David Schrader, led by Grammy-nominated conductor Julian Wachner.
  • Garden Month at The Cummer Museum
  • Artful Perspectives on the St. Johns River: Discussion with St. Johns Riverkeeper and Jacksonville Historical Society
  • March 10 | 6:30 p.m. | Registration Required
  • LECTURE | The Museum will host a lecture honoring the past, present, and future of the St. Johns River, First, Emily Lisska of the Jacksonville Historical Society, will speak on the river's history and the importance it has played in the development of Jacksonville. Then, St. Johns Riverkeeper Lisa Rinaman will discuss the current state of the river and how citizens can help preserve its splendor for generations to come.
  • Garden Concert featuring KTG
  • March 13 | 7:00 p.m. | Registration Required
  • Come relax under the stars with the KTG Band. From Marvin Gaye to Aretha Franklin, Usher to Frank Sinatra, KTG will have you out of your seat and dancing in no time! Guests are invited to bring chairs, picnics, and beverages to enjoy an evening in the Cummer Gardens. A bar will be available. Members will receive one free drink.
  • Public Garden Tours
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays in March | 11:00 a.m. | Free with Admission
  • Celebrate Garden Month Presented by Community First Credit Union with a guided tour of the Gardens. Tours will be offered each Tuesday and Thursday in March. Each tour will begin in the Museum Lobby.
  • 5% Day at Whole Foods
  • March 10 | To Benefit The Florida Ballet | Whole Foods on San Jose Blvd. 
  • EVENT | Buy your groceries at Whole Foods on March 10 and The Florida Ballet receives 5% of sales.
  • Deon Cole
  • Ritz Theatre | March 14 | 8:00 p.m. | Tickets Available
  • COMEDY | You've seen him o the hit T.V. sitcom Black-ish, now experience the comedic mind of Deon Cole, live at the Ritz Theatre.
  • The Daniel Bennett Group
  • Jacksonville Main Library | March 11 | 12:30 p.m. | Free
  • CONCERT | Free lunch-time concert with NYC Jazz Duo The Daniel Bennett Group. Attendees may bring a bag lunch to enjoy in the Lounge at 303 North (just inside the Laura St. entrance).
  • The Miracle Worker
  • Theatre Jacksonville | March 6-21 | Tickets Available
  • DRAMA |  Immortalized onstage and screen by Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, this classic tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human and treated by her family as such. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence. With scenes of intense physical and emotional dynamism, Annie's success with Helen finally comes with the utterance of a single, glorious word: "water".The Miracle Worker is supported by a grant from the Endowed $10,000 Event Grant Fund est. 2015 by Delores Barr Weaver.
  • WJCT Travel & Entertainment Auction
  • Online | March 10- March 16
  • AUCTION | Get set for summer with amazing deals on travel and entertainment from local businesses, around Florida and across the region!
  • "Illusions" by Jenny Adler

  • MOSH Jax | Opening March 3 | Thru May 4 

  • EXHIBIT | Jenny Adler will present Illusions at MOSH in support of Cultural Fusion's 2015 theme, Year of the River.  The exhibit, on display in the lobby, will focus on the theme of illusions and the water.  The photos and accompanying text panels will blend science and art to raise awareness about Florida's fragile springs and water sources. Thank you to Regions Bank for its sponsorship of visual art throughout the Museum.

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