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 […]

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

Prints vs. Originals—The question of whether to buy original art work or giclées (prints made with inks that won’t fade for 100 years, usually on acid-free paper) for your home is one worth considering. The […]

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

Express Yourself!—Creative self-expression is a part of life most of us treasure, whether it’s drawing, cooking, or gardening, or attending dance classes, plays or concerts. Most people enjoy doing creative things because it provides opportunities […]

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

Art Helps Children Learn and Their Brains Develop–—Art has been associated with expanding the intellect since the time of Plato, but the benefits of art on the brain can now be measured scientifically. Recent studies […]

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

Art Brings Hope—Studies show art therapy helps give back to Alzheimer’s patients what the disease has taken away. Creating and appreciating art stimulates the senses, creates new pathways to “lost” memories, and encourages conversation. Alzheimer’s […]

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

Americans for the Arts (www.americansforthearts.org) Ten Reasons to Support the Arts Reason #1: “Arts promote true prosperity. The arts are fundamental to our humanity. They ennoble and inspire us—fostering creativity, goodness, and beauty. […]

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

Americans for the Arts (www.americansforthearts.org) Ten Reasons to Support the Arts Reason #2: “Arts improve academic performance. Students with an education rich in the arts have higher GPAs and standardized test scores, and […]

“Impressions” – by Hannah West

State of the Art Presence Art Center – March 2015

Americans for the Arts (www.americansforthearts.org) Ten Reasons to Support the Arts Reason #3: “Arts strengthen the economy. In 2014, the U.S. Bureau of Economic […]

“Naked Art” Exhibit Continues – by Hannah West

State of the Art Presence Art Center – February 2015

Americans for the Arts (www.americansforthearts.org) Ten Reasons to Support the Arts Reason #4: “Arts are good for local merchants. Attendees at nonprofit arts events […]

“Small Treasures” Exhibit Continues – by Hannah West

State of the Art Presence Art Center – December 2014/January 2015

Americans for the Arts (www.americansforthearts.org) Ten Reasons to Support the Arts, Reason #5: “Arts drive tourism. Arts travelers are ideal tourists, staying longer and spending […]