Cultural Fusion’s 2016 theme LIFT EVERY VOICE amplifies, through collaboration, the stories of our community’s unique cultures, causes, and people.


Lift - Community Opening

ARTISTS INSIDE OUT: A Collaborative Story Collage

TUE Aug 23 | 7:00pm | Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

A theatrical ensemble piece conceived by four participating artists in LIFT: Contemporary Expressions of the African American Experience. Thony Aiuppy, Ingrid Damiani, Princess Rashid Simpson, and Roosevelt Watson III individually and collectively reveal their childhood memories, influences, and passions. Playwright and storytelling coach Barbara Colaciello utilizes improvisational techniques to ignite a voice in these creatives. They will share what inspired, triggered, and challenged them along the way as they give you an intimate look inside the artist’s process. | MORE INFO… 

All The Angels Come 2


FRI and SAT Aug 26 & 27 | 8:00pm | Players By The Sea

A dramatic reading of Part I of All The Angels Come, written by Jim Alabiso and directed by Barbara Colaciello. | A collaboration of Leap Collaborative, Players By The Sea, and Bold City Contemporary Ensemble. | MORE INFO… 


Confronting the Canvas

CONFRONTING THE CANVAS: Women of Abstraction


ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM has historically been defined by male artists who rose to fame in post-World War II America. While women were practicing unique modes of painting alongside their male counterparts, they were given little emphasis or attention within the canon of art history both then and now. Confronting the Canvas does not attempt to rewrite history, but instead it identifies and gives prominence to emerging and mid-career women working in the field of gestural abstraction today. | MORE INFO…

The Art Center


AUG 11 – OCT 10 | The Art Center

The Art Center Cooperative hosted art show in collaboration with Hope at Hand. Hope at Hand is a local non-profit working with trouble youth in Jacksonville using poetry therapy. Poems from this program were then given to local artists to serve as inspiration for the work they created for this show. | A collaboration of The Art Center and Hope at Hand | MORE INFO… 


LIFT: Contemporary Expressions of the African American Experience

NOW – FEB 12 | Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

Area contemporary artists’ responses to Jacksonville’s rich artistic African American heritage, with an emphasis on creating an artful platform to discuss issues around race, equity, and community. Using the original lyrics to  “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing,” a song written by Jacksonville natives James Weldon Johnson and John Rosamond Johnson in 1900 for a celebration of Lincoln’s birthday, artists Thony Aiuppy, Glendia Cooper, Ingrid Damiani, Overstreet Ducasse, Dustin Harewood, Marsha Hatcher, Hiromi Moneyhun, Princess Rashid, Chip Southworth, and Roosevelt Watson III created works that present their views about the complex state of race relations in this city and beyond. From literal interpretations of the lyrics to more abstract emotional responses, these new works inspire, challenge, confront, and uplift, giving a contemporary view to the words and social relevance of the Johnson brothers’ masterpiece. | A collaboration Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens and Ritz Theatre & Museum | MORE INFO…

Health In Motion



Health in Motion is an interactive health exhibit presenting a comprehensive view of body systems along with relevant, community-based environment and lifestyle impacts on health. This exhibit is the result of an unprecedented collaboration between MOSH and five of Jacksonville’s leading health care systems –  Baptist Health, Brooks Rehabilitation, Mayo Clinic, St. Vincent’s Health Care, UF Heath Jacksonville, and Wolfson Children’s Hospital | MORE INFO…

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2015 Year of the River

Cultural Fusion’s YEAR OF THE RIVER raised awareness of the St. Johns River as the “cultural current” of our city and an important driver for economic development, recreation, tourism and quality of life throughout Northeast Florida. Collaborative projects throughout the year included exhibits, performances, special programming and events highlighting the St. Johns River.