State of the Art Presence, July 2016 – by Hannah West

After the recent passing of our dear friend and artist member, photographer Ron Moore, Ron’s wife, Dee, generously donated a number of items to benefit Art Presence Art Center. Included are a collection of Ron’s […]

State of the Art Presence, June 2016 – by Hannah West

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” ~Aristotle

From Paleolithic cave paintings onward, making art has been universally important to human beings. We find evidence of […]

State of the Art Presence, May 2016 – by Hannah West

ART’clectic Artisans Market—ART’clectic Artisans Market will be holding their spring pop-up event at Art Presence Art Center this month. The garden-themed show opens Thursday, May 5 and closes Sunday, May 29. The artisan’s market exhibit […]

State of the Art Presence, April 2016 – by Hannah West

STEAM-ing Ahead for the Arts!—After 14 years of declining funds and increasing exclusion from schools, the arts were re-added to the core curriculum with the passing of the “Every Student Succeeds Act” late last December, […]

State of the Art Presence, March 2016 – by Hannah West

Support the Arts ~ Support Your Community!—The arts are fundamental to our humanity. They ennoble and inspire us, fostering creativity, goodness, and beauty. The arts help us express our values, build bridges between cultures, and […]

State of the Art Presence, February 2016 – by Hannah West

Naked Art: No Mats ~ No Frames ~ Great Deals—Our Naked Art exhibit continues through February 28. This is a great opportunity to collect art from your favorite artists. Unmatted, unframed, and offered at a […]

Give the Gift of Art for Christmas – by Hannah West

State of the Art Presence – Dec 2015/Jan 2016

Small Treasures is back! Showcasing small works of fine art created by local talent and priced for gift-giving, this show is your opportunity to shop for one-of-a-kind […]

State of the Art Presence, November 2015 – by Hannah West

Finding Meaning in Life through Art—Have you ever wondered what the purpose of your life is? How to make sense of the seemingly random things that happen? Questions like these can keep us up late […]

State of the Art Presence, October 2015 – by Hannah West

The Power of Art: Recovering from Trauma—We think of art as a peaceful occupation, but its power to heal a traumatized mind is revealed in the wake of war. The U.N. estimates 95,000 children have […]

ART is Everywhere in Jacksonville! – by Hannah West

Have you noticed an uptick in our local art scene? From formal galleries to coffee shop displays and more, art is everywhere in Jacksonville.

CAMMY DAVIS—Artist and art advocate Cammy Davis, creator of the Jacksonville Review […]