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 […]

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 […]