UF's Shakespeare in the Park Fall Selected Scenes showcase was a celebration of Shakespeare in popular culture. The performance on Dec. 4 and 5 featured notable scenes from adaptations of Shakespeare works alongside corresponding scenes from the original plays.
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UF Grad student Marina Sachs’ MFA thesis project, titled “IF NOTHING CHANGES” examines addiction. The exhibit was broken into a series of events that took place in UF’s Libby Gallery between Aug. 27 and Aug. 30.
For Morgan Yacoe, inspiration strikes as soon as she looks in the mirror. As an artist in the medical field, Yacoe creates sculptures inspired by the human body. Her newest exhibit at the 4Most Gallery, “Plasticity,” features four of these pieces.
Samm Epstein has been painting her entire life. The 31-year-old from New Jersey focuses her art on animals, wildlife and the essence of life. But beyond her vivid portraits, she's dedicating her artwork towards animal advocacy through an interactive community painting.
Musical theatre and horror fans started their fall festivities early with High Dive’s July run of “Rocky Horror Picture Show.”
Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, a Gainesville-based non-profit organization, reopened July 23 after a year and a half of being shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dance Alive, a professional ballet company based in Gainesville, started a new visual podcast titled “On Stage With Dance Alive.” The podcast premiered live July 12 on Dance Alive’s Facebook page and will be recurring every Monday at 4:30 p.m.
A Gainesville-based artist is partnering with Moisturizer Gallery to create a collaborative visual art zine that will be showcased at a release party later this month.
"It's a Woman's World" featured a slew of hits from female artists through the ages. Serving as a celebration of female empowerment, it ran July 1-3 and acted as part of the Hippodrome’s return to live shows.
After over a year of mainly online events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the horror theater company will premier its last solely virtual show, “Mirror Images." The show will feature psychological-based themes with glow in the dark costumes, contortionists and burlesque performances.
Out Of Pocket Society, also known as OOPS, is a new Gainesville-based artist collective. OOPS hosted its inaugural event at the 4Most Gallery June 18 and 19. The two-day event brought an interactive exhibit that encouraged participants to touch, take photos and engage with the pieces on display.
During the Artisan's Guild first eco-extravaganza event, attendees participated at artist’s station, where they workshopped a variety of eco-art activities like flower hammering, eco-printing, sewing with recycled textiles and tea tasting.
Figure On Diversity, a figure drawing workshop series devoted to breaking down the boundaries of body exclusivity in the arts, will have its first Gainesville event on Sunday.
Optimistic and eager to showcase their art, local artists and vendors gathered to provide patrons with unique art displays in High Springs Saturday.
In light of being home more often than usual, several of us have been looking for a new art form to indulge in and escape with. Fortunately, Gainesville’s family-owned Studio TM Ceramics has several opportunities for those who want to create using ceramic art.