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“Equus Namaste” by Niki Spadaro

Artist: Niki Spadaro Genre: Other Bio: I am 25 years old and have a B.S. in chemistry from UNF. I initially attended Flagler after highschool (Bolles) to obtain a degree in art but missed taking science courses so I transferred. I hope to establish a career in either cancer or local environmental research. I decided that art is more of …

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“Along the Old St. Johns” by Bill Graham

Along the Old St. Johns Bill Graham ©2014 Stanza 1 I stood atop a hill, Considering the pools, Of life that teemed below, Along the Old St. Johns. And out across the beds, Of salty river marsh, I saw a treasured prize, Of matchless worth to all. Chorus Oh Florida, your gifts, Lay on your sandy shores, And spread across …

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“Adaptation” by Jamie Howard

Artist: Jamie Howard Genre: Painting Bio: Jaime Howard, painter and instructor, combines her love for painting and teaching with an inclination to wander, painting wherever she travels. Jaime teaches drawing and painting classes in Jacksonville as well as workshops in the US and Europe. Howard has a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting and is an adjunct professor in …

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“Old man looking out to sea.” by Norma Weatherly

Artist: Norma Weatherly Genre: Painting Bio: I am a 76 year old house wife who paints as a hobby. I have displayed my art work at the shrimp festival and the downtown art walk. I like to copy famous artist but most of my work is original. Piece: Old man looking out to sea. Piece Description: Old man standing on …

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First Coast Connect

Media Roundtable Week in Review Feeding Northeast Florida 500,000 Can Challenge Comedian Mike Birbiglia Book Blogger Stacey Goldring and the First Coast Connect Book Club [content_module id=”first-coast-connect-tune” no_thumb=”1″ no_title=”1″ /]

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First Coast Connect

Private Citizens Work with Mayor’s Aides and JEA to Make Late-Hour Alternative Pension Proposal WJCT CEO Michael Boylan Pop Culture Philosophy: The Hunger Games Around Town with Kerry Speckman [content_module id=”first-coast-connect-tune” no_thumb=”1″ no_title=”1″ /]

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“Black Magic” by Mark Goodman

Artist: Mark Goodman Genre: Painting Bio: I used to work in the commercial arts world designing on-line games, websites and print advertisements. Then the recession hit and I found myself out of work. I decided to stop spending my days sitting in front of a computer producing work that I didn’t care much about. Now, I am painting for fun …

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“It’s You” by Frank Abong

Artist: Frank Abong Genre: Music Bio: Guitar player, composer, classically trained, classical, acoustic, electric, bass. I try to compose a new piece of music every week. My full time gig is as a programmer / analyst / developer. Music is my main creative outlet and has always been a livelihood in my my life. Piece: It’s You Piece Description: This …

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“entropy” by Michelle Acker

entropy by Michelle Acker i. I am made of poetry as much as polypeptide chains. nothing is exclusive here–not mutually–we are all same and different, products of mutation, language, carbon, impulse, art– poetry claws through my veins and screeches in my throat, or else, when quieter, breathes down my neck, draws my attention to a folding shirt, the temperature of …