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First Coast Connect | 02/05/15

The Push to Improve Early Learning Programs on the First Coast Generation W Debuts “Generation Works” Day of Service The Stars of “The Book of Mormon” on Stage at the Times-Union Center Around Town with Kerry Speckman  

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“abstract 6” by Jerry Albert

Artist: Jerry Albert Genre: Painting Bio: I have been painting for 40 years plus as a hobby. I work as a counselor touching peoples lives and healing emotions. Art heals my angst in life. Piece: abstract 6 Piece Description: Complex patterns join colors in a symphony of colliding colors. Oil on canvas

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“Ode to the Sunhippie” by John Adams

Artist: John Adams Genre: Photography Bio: I am a photographer from Fernandina Beach and started my career working on small wooden craft in Northern California as a commercial Salmon Fisherman and Sea Urchin Diver. I moved on and then spent 20 years in the Navy on a number of other vessels traveling the world and never lost my love for …

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First Coast Connect | 02/04/15

Jacksonville Mayoral Candidate Bill Bishop Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project to Commemorate African History in St. Augustine Northeast University Economist Jodi Beggs on “The Simpsons” and Behavioral Economics

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First Coast Connect | 02/03/15

The State of Jacksonville’s Infrastructure After a Section of Liberty Street Collapses into the St. Johns River “Go Red For Women” Campaign to Raise Awareness of Female Heart Disease Stetson Kennedy Legacy Readers Theater Series at Ritz Theatre Image credit: News4Jax

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First Coast Connect | 02/02/15

Seventh Annual Urban Education Symposium Aims to Help First Coast Teachers Effectively Teach Young Black Men New UF Health Birthing Center Opening Soon Super Bowl Ad Recap Sports with Cole Pepper  

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“The Love of my Bohios” by Paco Gutierrez

Artist: Paco Gutierrez Genre: Painting Bio: Since I was born in Cuba, I have felt the need to return in my dreams and my paintings. Even though I am an abstract-expressionist, I always return to the iconic images of my lost motherland. I am looking forward to the day when I no longer have to paint from photographs and memory …

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“Gaze No Release” – Dudley Ulrich

Artist: Dudley Ulrich Genre: Music Bio: Grew up and and lived in three cities Jacksonville ,Key West and Portland ,Oregon. Played live here in Jacksonville with bands and “open mike” venues. Piece: Gaze No Release Piece Description: Slow Thrown back Blues Rock Recorded at home I play all the instruments and vocals.

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“Jojo” by Kaytee Esser

Artist: Kaytee Esser Genre: Painting Bio: Kaytee Esser was raised in Pennsylvania, near Chadds Ford. She holds a B.F.A. in Painting from Kutztown University, PA. She has taught in public schools and colleges. Ms. Esser is a commission artist and teaches private workshops in Animal Portraiture, People Portraiture, Acrylic, Oil Painting, Pastel, Watercolor, and Drawing. Piece: Jojo Piece Description: I …