Street Smart

  From being a  highlighted speaker in the TEDx segment called, “A Curated Life” in Jacksonville, FL where she created her largest mural to date for Art (Re)Public, to being exhibited in Miami’s Art Basel, then back to Chicago to create 30 new pieces for No. 9 Walton, had certainly made 2016 a busy and … Continued

Art Basel Unveils a Plan to Create New Cultural Capitals around the Globe

On Wednesday Art Basel announced a new initiative that will see the Swiss organization expand beyond its role of hosting the world’s preeminent art fairs in Basel, Miami Beach, and Hong Kong, to work with cities around the globe to create cultural programing aimed at placing them on the international art world map. Patrick Foret, … Continued

New Jacksonville art festival looks to arrive in urban core this fall

A four-day arts festival that is looking to follow the same model as festivals like Grand Rapids’ ArtPrize and West Palm Beach’s Canvas plans to land in Downtown this fall. The Art Republic wants to hold its inaugural festival between November 10-13 in the urban core, founder Jessica Santiago said. Santiago, who is from Jacksonville … Continued

The Beautiful Side of Digital Overload

When paint, film, and clay start to feel old, artists are now turning to light. The techism movement aims to create a union between art and ever-present technology. At the center of this movement is New York–based artist Krista Kim, who creates Rothko-esque pieces using LED lights and color gradients. Unlike a standard Rothko, though, … Continued

Jeremy Penn’s Rustic Creation

A favorite artist to follow on Instagram, @jeremypenn’s rustic creation is carved out of salvaged wood from mystical #Thailand. Jeremy Penn is slated to be one of the muralists who will be represented at Jacksonville’s inaugural Art Republic this fall. Follow Jeremy Penn on Instagram.

ART REPUBLIC

Dating back to the early 1900’s, Jacksonville, Florida was one of the first and finest art and culture capitals in the country. Named the Winter Film Capital of the World and the birthplace of The Blues, the coastal city was a beacon of artistic expression and human achievement. Today, Jacksonville is quickly approaching a critical … Continued

My initial vision

“My initial vision of a piece sometimes doesn’t feel successful. The concept sometimes doesn’t hold the weight that I envisioned it to have, and then I have to manipulate things like color, texture, and horizon lines in order to find the right relationship for the piece. I think this is a great parallel to life … Continued