Jacksonville Today Arts and Culture Editor Matt Shaw shares his top 3 arts and culture picks for the weekend.
Moving the Margins: Platform Performance
Jessie Ball duPont Center | Downtown Jacksonville
The latest in the Corner Gallery’s series of visual-art-meets-live-music pairings is held on Friday from 6-9 p.m. at the Jessie Ball duPont Center in Downtown Jax, with performances by Myheata, John Wes, TeejSundita, Mayes and DJ Monsta. Two installations — Veil of Maya, the current Corner Gallery exhibit featuring the work of Moving the Margins artist in residence Shameera Din Wiest and Memories of Erudite Eremite, a photo exhibit highlighting the life and career of the Duval hip-hop great Paten Locke —are worth a peek. The event is free to attend. More info here.
Flamboyance!: A Topiary Menagerie
Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens | Riverside
The iconically blushing bird, the flamingo takes center stage — or center garden — in Flamboyance!, the Cummer Gardens’ first ever topiary exhibit, opening to the public on Saturday, April 1. Propagated begonias form a flock of 50 flamingos artfully displayed throughout the gardens. Admission to the museum is free on the first Saturday of the month thanks to Citi. Museum hours here.
Florida Mining Gallery | Mandarin Station
Borrowing its name from Walt Disney’s remarks on the occasion of the grand opening of Disneyland, Jacksonville contemporary art gallery Florida Mining’s latest exhibit is TOMORROWLAND, a multimedia exhibition of recent works by Seattle-based artist Debi Boyette and Atlanta’s S Patricia Patterson. The new works will be on view, alongside work by Mark George and Russell Maycumber, during an opening reception — live music and a light-up dancefloor are also planned — held on Saturday from 6:30-9:30 p.m. It’s free to attend. More info here.