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“Ophelia” by Leilani Leo

Artist: Leilani Leo Genre: Painting Bio: Finding my talent later in life than the norm, I passionately follow my goal of creating beautiful paintings of strong women, supporting the local arts, and continuing to grow and learn as much as possible about oil painting. Piece: Ophelia Piece Description: A piece from my recent carnival-themed art show with June Foret titled, …

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“Gold Arc” by Rob Middleton

Artist: Rob Middleton Genre: Painting Bio: Rob Middleton began abstract painting while studying psychology at Princeton University. His long commitment to abstraction without pattern encourages the mind to rest and experience a free flow of thoughts and emotions unconstrained by objective reality. He hopes that others will find their own meaning in his art. Attempting to avoid the linearity of …

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“Sickle Dance Headpiece” by Raquel Tripp

Artist: Raquel Tripp Genre: Painting Bio: Born and raised in Ecuador. After obtaining an MBA at MTSU and starting a family, I decided to pursue my long dream of becoming a portrait artist. For the last 13 years I have painted commissioned portraits and studied under world renowned portrait painters locally, in other states and in Ecuador. Currently I teach …

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”Truth Be Told” by Lil Joe Parker

Artist: Lil Joe Parker Genre: Music Bio: Lil Joe Parker is a teenage Music producer an one of duval’s up and coming rappers. Lil Joe parker keeps his music clean an still be able to have your feet bumping to the beat. he also has his own company call My Flag Green also known as M.F.G Boy E.n.t. Lil Joe …

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“Black Speck” by James Couch

Black Speck by James Couch The chill of an early autumn morning Ideal timing for a walk and clear my head Liquid crystal blue to all horizons Nothing spoils the sky’s perfection No, wait. One lone black speck Soaring at the limit of my vision Descends and grows larger Too big for a sparrow A buzzard drifting slow lazy circles …

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“Cell Towers” – Christine Schub

Artist: Christine Schub Genre: Painting Bio: My earliest memories are of making art sitting at the kitchen table with crayons, pencils,cardboard and paper. Even then I worked with shapes , designs and patterns. I began showing my work professionally in Miami in 1976 and have earned my living selling my work in private shows, galleries and outdoor art exhibits including …

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“Friendly Company” by Herd of Watts

Artist: Herd of Watts Genre: Music Bio: Herd of Watts is a northeast Florida “Junk” band – Jam & Funk – crossing somewhere between the Allman Brothers and Neville Brothers on the musical spectrum. Performing from Ferandina Beach to St. Augustine as a ‘home’ range, but touring regionally from Atlanta to Miami, the group has continued with the all the …

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“Ducasse” by Thony Aiuppy

Artist: Thony Aiuppy Genre: Painting Bio: Thony Aiuppy received a BFA in Painting/Drawing at the University of North Florida in 2010 and an MFA in Painting at Savannah College of Art and Design in 2013. He is a practicing visual artist and art educator as well as a contributing writer for the blog Metro Jacksonville. He lives in Jacksonville, Florida. …

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“l’horloge” by Laura Matejka

l’horloge by Laura Matejka Going swiftly moments fleeting Dragging on moments enduring Strolling by in slow motion An instant gone in a blur I watch your hand moving I watch your hand unmoving Never seeming to pass Then it has past [divider/] Artist: Laura Matejka Genre: Poetry Bio: I am a senior at the University of North Florida where I …

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“Moby Dick Book Cover” by Rade Stjepanovic

Artist: Rade Stjepanovic Genre: Other Bio: I am a graphic-web designer and freelancer from Jacksonville, Florida. I graduated from University of North Florida in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts concentration in Graphic Design and Digital Media. Before that I attended Florida State College of Jacksonville where I got my Associate in Science in Graphic Design Technology. I …