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“Sunset Before Fireworks” by Dianne Woods

Artist: Dianne Woods Genre: Photography Bio: I am a downtown resident. I have recently began to display my photography but have been taking pictures for many years. My favorite photography is landscape and my goal is to have and opportunity to display my work in a gallery. I also use my photographic expression to create note and postcards. Piece: Sunset …

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“The Carnival” by Sandy Harrington

Artist: Sandy Harrington Genre: Painting Bio: Sandy Harrington is a native Floridian, and has painted as long as she can remember. After working in the commercial art field for a number of years, she made her living in the real estate field. Now that she is retiring to Jacksonville, she is enjoying painting like a kid again, especially experimenting with …

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“x vase” by Kyriaki Karalis

Artist: Kyriaki Karalis Genre: Sculpture Bio: I grew up in Central Florida studying music, until visual art swept me off my feet. I studied photo and ceramics at UNF, and I now have a pottery studio at CoRK Art District in Riverside. Piece: x vase Piece Description: Wheelthrown vase, 14″ tall. Impressions of the letter X, and glaze adorn the …

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“His Name Was Daniel” by Kasey Thigpen

Artist: Kasey Thigpen Genre: Photography Bio: I am a self taught artist in Nassau County. I have worked with a plethora of mediums, including acrylics, watercolor, oils, photography, and mixed media. Piece: His Name Was Daniel Piece Description: Boots on the Ground Event

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First Coast Connect | 02/25/15

Northeast Florida Environmental Summit – Human Health and the Environment Going Green: Greenscape of Jacksonville African American World War II Veterans and the Civil Rights Movement in Jacksonville

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“Mind Travels” by Desiree Kantrim

Artist: Desiree Kantrim Genre: Painting Bio: Born in Alsace Lorraine, on he border between France and Germany, I have since lived and traveled all over the globe . Germany, France, Spain and Italy, from the U.S. to Canada, from there to Costa Rica, Africa, Thailand and even Nepal and the Himalayas- all the way to Everest Base Camp. My art …

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“Closer To Free” by Mama Blue

2015 Collection 2: 3rd Place Winner – Mama Blue Local artist and 3rd Place Winner of The Square, Mama Blue, performs her song “Closer To Free”. [divider/] Artist: Mama Blue Genre: Music Bio: A native of Jacksonville, Mama Blue graduated from Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and earned a talent scholarship to Jacksonville University. Majoring in vocal performance, she …

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“Floral on Wood” by John Taddia

Artist: John Taddia Genre: Painting Bio: I’m 63 years old. Married 18 years I have 2 daughters and 1 step son who have given me 9 grandchildren.I am a U.S Navy veteran and I work at the Mayo Clinic. Other than going to The Art Institute of Boston I am self trained. I paint in oils and water colors. I …

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First Coast Connect | 02/24/15

The Debate Over Offshore Oil Drilling on Jacksonville’s Coast Book Blogger Stacey Goldring and the First Coast Connect Book Club 2015 Jacksonville RV Megashow Stage Aurora Presents “The Piano Lesson”