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Cultural Fusion’s current theme LIFT EVERY VOICE amplifies, through collaboration, the stories of our community’s unique cultures, causes, and people.

LIFT EVERY VOICE EVENTS

beaches museum  cummer

Cummer Beaches Lecture Series:  WOMEN ARTISTS FROM THE RENAISSANCE TO ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM

THU Oct 5 | 6PM | Beaches Museum

Cummer Museum Director of Education Lynn Norris lectures on the women artists who were prominent in their own time, forgotten by history, and rediscovered when the first feminist art historians began asking, “Why are there no great women artists?”

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CF MEMBERS’ FEATURED EVENTS

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FALL COCKTAIL TASTING:  Autumn Harvest Edition

THU Sept 21 | 6-8PM | MOCA Jacksonville

Join NOLA MOCA for a tasting of cool weather cocktails, wines, and beers selected by our resident sommelier Mico Fuentes. Taste easy-to-prepare small bites that represent the colors, flavors, and feelings of Fall.

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Chapel Concert: ANTSY McCLAIN

MON Sept 25 | 7PM | Beaches Museum Chapel

McClain, a Nashville based artist and self-proclaimed “life enthusiast”, combines music and humor to forge a unique blend of entertainment. His music is influenced by many different genres to which he lends his master storytelling ability.

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BEETHOVEN AND THE BLIND BANISTER

FRI-SAT  Sept 29-30 | 8PM | Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

Jonathan Biss, one of the greatest pianists of his generation, makes his Jacksonville Symphony debut playing two concertos – the Beethoven Second and a fascinating piece by Timo Andres, written especially for Biss as a companion to the Beethoven. These virtuosic masterworks are surrounded by two of the most beloved of all fifth symphonies, those of Schubert and Sibelius.

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SCIENCE OF PARENTHOOD LIVE!

SAT Oct 7 | 7-9PM | Museum of Science & History

Described as “The Big Bang Theory of parenting blogs,” Science of Parenthood’s contagious humor has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, Inc., HuffPost Parents, Upworthy, RedbookMag.com, Parenting.com, and Bored Panda. Now Dworkin-McDaniel brings it all to hilarious life in Science of Parenthood Live!, an adult evening of irreverent comedy and parental commiseration.

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OPENING NIGHT CONCERT : “Dueling Steinways” Estrella Piano Due

FRI Oct 13 | 6-7PM Pre Concert Reception | 7PM 128th Commemorative Ceremony | 7:30PM Concert | Friday Musicale

The Estrella Piano Duo burst onto the musical scene in 2011 with a series of concerts celebrating the Great Russian masterpieces for piano duet. Their first performance evoked raves of “technical brilliance” and “infectious joy in music making”.

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JPL MAKER CON

SAT Oct 14 | 11AM-3PM | JPL – Main Library

The JPL Maker Con is an all age interactive event celebrating maker culture and all things awesome! This STEAM-centered event will focus on comic books, sci-fi, fantasy, gaming, cosplay, and makers and creators of all types.  Come dressed in cosplay and enjoy several events throughout the day.

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SCHOOL, INC :  Lessons for Duval County

WED Oct 18 | 7-10PM | WJCT

School, Inc. is a three-part, three-hour exploration of global education let by the late Andrew Coulson. Coulson takes viewers on a worldwide personal quest to answer the question: if you build a better way to teach a subject, why doesn’t the world beat a path to your door, like they do in other industries? Join WJCT for a preview of School, Inc. and an engaging discussion about the topics raised in the program and how Duval County can learn from the topics explored.

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FEATURED EXTENDED EVENTS & EXHIBITS

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THE LABOR OF LEARNING: An Exhibition by Madeleine Peck Wagner

SEPT 15 – DEC 14 | CAP – Heather Moore Community Gallery

These pieces, wherein pillow forms are used as stand-ins for the artist’s physicality, are simultaneously a matter of conspicuous consumption and transformation. The duality suggested by the pillow form allows for multiple suggestions and meanings – from seduction and comfort, to bulbous grotesquerie. These forms, though sloppy, sidle up to sensuality. In this way, they investigate ideas of expectation, perfection, and realness. Because really, who wants a tiny, hard pillow?

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BIJOUX PARISIENS:  French Jewelry From The Petit Palais, Paris

OCT 13 – JAN 7 | Cummer Museum

Bijoux Parisiens explores the intriguing intersection where French history, art, and fashion meet. Bringing together dazzling works from the great jewelry houses of Boucheron, Cartier, Chaumet, Lalique, and Van Cleef & Arpels that call Paris home, this exhibition tells the story of French jewelry from the 17th to the 20th centuries.

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