Jacksonville Today Arts and Culture Editor Matt Shaw shares his top 3 arts and culture picks for the weekend.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
MOCA Jax | Downtown Jacksonville
Artist and University of North Florida Associate Professor Sheila Goloborotko curates this group show exploring diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion through the ever-expanding medium of printmaking. Originally shown at the Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, New Jersey, Print+: Sameness and Otherness in Contemporary Print Media takes a multimedia approach to work that reflects the varied experiences of the artists. The exhibition is open to the public starting Friday, March 17th and runs through through Sunday, August 27. More info and gallery hours here.
The Decade that Rocked! | Photographs by Mark “Weissguy” Weiss
Gallery 725 | Atlantic Highlands
If rock and roll in the 1980’s had a look — and it certainly did — we owe much of our visual understanding of the teased hair, bright colors and spandex that defined the style of the decade’s popular music to famed lensman Mark “Weissguy” Weiss. Contemporary art gallery and print shop Gallery 725 hosts an exhibit of the Jersey-born photographer’s classic compositions, featuring portraits and performance photos of a diverse range of artists, from Prince to Bon Jovi. A opening night party is on Friday at 6 p.m. The exhibit runs through March 27th, with two planned meet-and-greets with the photographer next weekend as well. More info here.
Friday & Saturday
Jacoby Symphony Hall | Downtown Jacksonville
Music Director Courtney Lewis leads the Jax Symphony through Austrian organist and composer Josef Anton Bruckner’s famous Fifth Symphony — like Kind of Blue is to jazz or The Chronic is to hip-hop, Bruckner’s piece is a must-listen for any symphonic fan. Tickets and more info here.