Lennie Kesl would have been 91 years old next month, but we don’t have to wait to celebrate his life.
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Today, we sat down with Michael Smith, a UF mechanical engineering near-graduate, to discuss his thesis project: “Casey’s Tedious Multimedia Adventure.” CTMA is a short story, a short film, and a text adventure bundled into one program that tells the narrative of a day in the life of Casey. It’s currently available for download from its Facebook page, and the film can be seen on YouTube.
A new exhibit at the University Galleries is showcasing top ceramic art picked by acclaimed artists.
Bulla Cubana, a three-month festival of Cuban art and culture, is wrapping up this month after putting on events celebrating the country since January. The festival aims to start cultural conversation between Cuba and the North Central Florida region through food, film, music, visual art and the play “My Little Sister.”
The Gainesville Fine Arts Association will host its 10th annual Fine Arts Fair in Tioga Town Center this weekend, where residents can experience and celebrate Gainesville’s thriving art community.
In ancient Greek mythology, the Chimera was a powerful, fire-breathing female beast composed of parts from more than one animal. Joseph Floyd, the executive director for Active Streets Alliance, referenced the hybrid creature when describing the event it was named after.
This Friday, the High Dive will be hosting a free Art Attack event as part of Gainesville’s monthly artwalk. The event will run from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. and is open to the public. Twenty Gainesville artists will be showing and selling their work at this month’s Art Attack, and they will be accompanied by four local musicians performing laid-back, acoustic sets.
Tom Miller is a familiar name to many around Gainesville, to say the least. The artist of many talents has been performing in the city for longer than many of its students have been alive, boasting the longest-running open-mic show in the country, “The Tom Miller Show.”
Feminist activist artists called the Guerrilla Girls combat and expose inequality in politics, art and pop culture through their artwork — all while wearing gorilla masks. Tonight, the Guerrilla Girls will bring their performance to the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art where a member of the group, who goes by the name Frida Kahlo, will give a lecture.
The Gainesville Improv Festival has returned this weekend for it’s 11th run of making students and residents laugh.
“The Divine: A Play for Sarah Bernhardt” will be presented by UF’s School of Theatre and Dance from Friday to Sunday and Feb. 3 to Feb. 5 in the Constans Theatre.
This Friday, the monthly Artwalk Gainesville event will be taking place around the downtown area. There will be 19 venues exhibiting local art at the event, which is free and open to the public.
The University Gallery will open a new exhibit tonight called, “Lights, Camera, Cuba!” that will be open for the public until Feb. 10. The networking reception will be held today from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Since last Friday, the Hippodrome State Theatre has been performing a unique, comedic Christmas story. The show, “The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged),” will run until Dec. 18, with shows every day of the week besides Mondays.
The Gainesville Vintage Pop Up Market will open this weekend for the second time this year. The market will sell vintage and handmade items, including jewelry, clothes, linens and antique hardware, in support of local artisans.
For UF’s 2016 International Education Week, there are currently two winning exhibitions on display in Constance and Linton Grinter Gallery of International Art, located in the lobby of Grinter Hall. The Global Photo Competition Exhibit, displayed from Nov. 2 through Nov. 30, is sponsored by both the University International Center and the UF School of Art and Art History.