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Monday, November 13, 2006

Jacksonville Art Scene on the First Coast News!-11/9/06

"Vacant Space Downtown Is Up With Color"

Check out the entire article and video on the First Coast News website!

First Coast News Story: Vacant Space Downtown Is Up With Color

The article is about the relationships that are developing to put art in vacant buildings downtown in order to bring life to the downtown culture. We all seem to agree that ART IS THE KEY!

Be sure to check out the video and comment on this post by clicking on the "Comments" icon below.

The video is pretty good! There's some nice footage of Leigh Murphy painting in her studio at the Carling Building and it ends with a great shot on one of Lisa Cederberg’s paintings.

Some of the things said by Jacksonville Center visual artist, Princess Rashid:

“Downtown will only be as great as the people in it and if we don’t build this thing here, we are actually hurting the vision of the city,” says Princess Rashid.

“We’re in Jacksonville and Jacksonville’s our city and that’s where we have to make our name,” says Rashid.

If you would like more information about this growing art scene, contact Downtown Vision at (904)-634-0303. To find out about gallery space through The Art Center: An Artist Cooperative, contact Princess Rashid at (904)-745-0956.

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