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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

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INK, SILK, AND GOLD: Islamic Treasures from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

MAY 19 – SEPT 3 | Cummer Museum

Ink, Silk, and Gold features great works of Islamic art from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Never before presented in a dedicated exhibition, this collection covers virtually all aspects of Islamic art in almost all media, ranging from the 8th to the 21st century and from Spain to Indonesia. Through silver inlaid metalwork, Qur’an pages inscribed with gold, brocaded velvets, luster-painted ceramics, and more, it offers a window into many different facets of the dynamic and complex artistic traditions of the Islamic world. | A collaboration with the Atlantic Institute, the Istanbul Cultural Center, and members of the local Islamic community.

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ASSOCIATED EVENTS …

THU  July 20 | 6:30-8:30pm | Distinguished Lecture: MEDIUM AND MEANING IN ISLAMIC ART with Laura Weinstein from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston | Get Details

TUE July 25 | 7-8pm | Free Tuesday Lecture: MUSLIM ROOTS OF THE BLUES with Author and Historian Sylvaine Diouf | Get Details

THU Aug 3 | 6-8pm | Art of Cooking: TURKISH COFFEE & SWEETS | Get Details

THU Aug 10| 6-8pm | Summer Nights Art Class: CALLIGRAPHY | Get Details

FRI Aug 25 | 7-9pm | Concert: RIYAAZ QAWWALI | Get Details

SAT Sep 2 | 10am – 4pm | INK, SILK, AND GOLD CLOSING CELEBRATION | Get Details

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INVENTION CELEBRATION OF MUSLIM CIVILIZATION

SAT Aug 5 | 11am-5pm | MOSH – Museum of Science & History

Join MOSH, in partnership with the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens for an educational day of discovery as we look at how Muslim culture has contributed to inventions that we use today.

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A COLLABORATION OF VOICES: An Artistic Reflection of the JASMYN Guiding Principles

JUN 5 – AUG 4 | On Exhibit | The Art Center Gallery

The Art Center Cooperative has partnered with the youth of JASMYN to create “A Collaboration of Voices,” dynamic mural panels.  Professional artists from The Art Center, along with the LGBTQ youth that JASMYN serves, designed and created the series of mural panels that reflect the guiding principles of JASMYN.  Free and open to the public at the Art Center Gallery in the Jacksonville Landing.

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CF MEMBERS’ FEATURED EVENTS

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THE GREAT AMERICAN ECLIPSE

SAT Aug 5 | 1-3pm | Willowbranch Branch Library

Join NASA Solar System Ambassador Bharath Muthyala for a discussion of the upcoming total solar eclipse. On Monday, Aug 21 all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. This visible path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere will stretch from Salem, OR to Charleston, SC. There are around 12 million people on the totality path and about 127 million people who are in 300 miles from totality path who can easily watch this eclipse with 2 or 3 hour drive. This eclipse will become the most viewed eclipse ever in history.

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SOLID* Laugh Advice

SUN Aug 6 | 7pm | Nighthawks

Comedians giving you unsolicited life tips that may or may not be helpful (more than likely not). AND taking donations for an actual mental health advocate – Stronger Than Stigma! With Chris Buck, Trevor Johnson, Jenny Lee McGalliard, Spencer Ruizzo, Mike Atcherson, Dillon Jarboe, Herman Nazworth and Alex Gasparini, along with a special musical interlude from Robert Alan Hall.

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CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER FESTIVAL

SUN Aug 13 | 5-8pm | Henry J Klutho Park

In celebration of Jerry Garcia’s spirit and the Grateful Dead, featured musicians include the Ouija Brothers, Dancing Bear, and Hadley Parrish-Cotton Get ready to dance, hula hoop, drum circle and create a psychedelic art project in Jacksonville’s hippie-est ‘hood. Food trucks, market, local beer and fun for the whole family presented by Springfield Preservation and Revitalization (SPAR), JAX Parks, TerraWise Homes and Watson Realty Corp – Southside Office.

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BOARDWALK TALK – Manhattan Beach: More than a Lost Landmark

THU Aug 17 | 6pm | Beaches Museum

Learn how Gilded-Age expansionism led to the creation of Florida’s first African-American beach, the role it played in Jacksonville’s African-American community in the early 20th century, and the factors that led to its demise.

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Salon: HIDDEN NO MORE

SAT Aug 19 | 2-4pm | Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church

By 2050, one quarter of Jacksonville’s population will be foreign born. At our next Salon, we’ll examine the city’s changing face and how the contributions of immigrants enrich our community. At our August 19th Salon, Hidden No More, we’ll view two TED talks and highlight the contributions of immigrants that are helping to shape the city’s growth and progress. We’ll also discuss how — and what — we can learn from embracing diversity and one another.

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GIRLS’ DAY OUT

SAT Aug 26 | 7:30am – 3:15pm | Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

Take time to reconnect with all that’s good for you. Join WJCT and Baptist Health Jacksonville for an uplifting day of health and wellness. Be inspired by health experts. Be smart with free screenings. Be pampered with a lovely gift bag. Be nourished with fresh food and the spirit of women.

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FEATURED EXTENDED EVENTS & EXHIBITS

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SURVIVE TO THRIVE: Life Beyond Sexual Violence

AUG 2 – OCT 22 | Jax Makerspace – Main Library

The newest exhibition in the Jax Makerspace Gallery, Survive to Thrive, lays the foundation for a curated conversation that looks deeper into the effects of sexual abuse on our community. The artists explore this difficult topic through print making, screen printing, 3-D art and photography. The exhibit will be accompanied with programs like advocacy workshops, yoga and meditation classes, artist panel discussions, hands-on art instructions and much more.

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Project Atrium: GABRIEL DAWE

JULY 15 – OCT 29 | MOCA Jacksonville

Organized with meticulous precision, Gabriel Dawe’s architecturally scaled weavings result in three-dimensional patterns often mistaken for fleeting rays of light or prisms. Consisting of miles of multicolored thread, the material and vivid colors in his ongoing Plexus series recall the embroideries employed in the artist’s home country, Mexico. Plexus No. 38 alters our understanding of sewing thread-the core component of clothing-that no longer shelters the human body, but instead fashions a nonphysical, sensory structure.

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