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Begins:

Thursday 07-23-2015

Ends:

Thursday 10-08-2015

The Beaches Museum & History Park is proud to announce that it is featuring the work of Heather & Holly Blanton.

Twin sisters who have lived in Northeast Florida throughout their lives, Heather & Holly became artists at a very early age. Heather focused on photography, including hand-manipulated Polaroids, along with a career in fashion, portrait and celebrity photography, and now focuses on fine art photography. Holly’s mixed-media artwork explores a scene simply, but with a texturally and intellectually complex approach.

While both artists can certainly stand alone, this show will display how their works overlap and intertwine as they each uniquely explore and interpret the world around them.

Opening night: Thursday, July 23 at 6 P.M.

Join Heather & Holly Blanton, Museum members, supporters and art patrons as the exhibit is opened. This will be the first opportunity to experience the exhibit as it opens to the public and a portion of any artwork sold will benefit the Beaches Museum & History Park.

Admission for opening night is free to Museum members with a suggested donation of $5 for nonmembers. For more information please call 904-241-5657.

381 Beach Boulevard
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250-5240

Celebrate 25 Years of Enrique Mora Art on the First Coast

Begins:

Thursday 04-30-2015

Ends:

Wednesday 06-22-2015

Enrique Mora ArtIn a continued celebration of talented beaches artists, the Beaches Museum & History Park will be featuring the work of Enrique Mora in its upcoming exhibit, MORA: 25 Years on the First Coast.

Beginning with an opening night party on Thursday, April 30 at 6 P.M., the exhibit will run through June 30.

About Enrique Mora

Mora, who was born in Puerto Rico, uses his heritage to infuse color, passion and the aesthetics of the island in to his work. A self-taught artist, Mora works in oils and mixed media and focuses primarily on the female form in his work.

After touring the United States and Puerto Rico and developing an international following, Mora settled in Northeast Florida in the 1980s, developing a niche in Jacksonville. “We are very excited to celebrate the 25 years of his life and his art in our community” says Chris Hoffman, Museum Executive Director. “We hope to share his work with a wide and diverse audience through display at the Museum.”

Admission for opening night is free to Museum members with a suggested donation of $5 for nonmembers. For more information please call 904-241-5657.

Check out a Video of Enrique at Work

381 Beach Boulevard
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250-5240

Palmettos, Piers & Pioneers: The Story of Palm Valley

Begins:

Thursday 02-19-2015

Ends:

Wednesday 04-22-2015

Palm Valley PostcardThis quiet community is alive with history and stories from the early Spanish settlers to the pioneers who called it home and the families who protect its legacy today, this quiet community is alive with history and [memorable] stories. Join us as we travel through the areas of Palm Valley-Twenty Mile Station, Palm Valley Bridge, the Neck, Mickler’s Pier, Diego Plains and Palm Valley Landing,-and learn about the families and industries that have shaped this community.

Opening Night, Thursday, February 19, 6:00 P.M.-7:30 P.M.

Palm Valley Exhibit MapJoin some of Palm Valley’s most well-known residents, authors and historians for the opening of this exhibit and enjoy the tastes and sounds of old Palm Valley. Guests will be the first to hear an exciting announcement regarding the preservation of one of Palm Valley’s best-known homes, the Oesterreicher-McCormick Homestead.

  • A donation of $5  is suggested to support the Museum. The reception will be located in the museum lobby.

Tales from Palm Valley: Saturday, February 28, 1 P.M.-2:30 P.M.

Storytellers from Palm Valley including Sid Mickler, Worley Faver, Michel Oesterreicher and Hugo Mickler will sit back on rocking chairs and tell the tales (and some tall tales) that make Palm Valley one of the most unique and interesting areas of Northeast Florida.

Thanks

Thanks to our exhibit committee:

  • Michel Oesterreicher
  • Donna Mickler Wilson
  • Deborah Andrews
  • Sid Mickler
  • Suzanne McCormick Taylor
  • Neil McGuinness
  • Greg Leonard
  • Sarah Jackson, Curator

Thanks to our exhibit sponsors:

  • Chao Framing
  • Glen Layton Homes
  • Jack & Lori Schmidt
  • Palm Valley Community Center

Glenn Layton HomesPalm Valley Community AssocChao Picture Framing

The Art of Leigh Murphy

Begins:

Thursday 11-19-2015

Ends:

Sunday 02-08-2015

As part of the Beaches Museum and History Park’s continuing commitment to showcase work by talented local artists, they are pleased to announce an exhibit of Leigh Murphy’s work beginning Wednesday November 19.

Although Leigh’s talent extends to a variety of mediums, her first love is watercolor and its capacity to provide incredibly fine detail with brilliant colors and varied texture. Her art has appeared in numerous exhibitions and collections, among them the Oil Painters of America National Exhibition, various US Embassies and the Disney Corporation. She has also received honors that range from recognition by Who’s Who in American Women to Artist in Residence for Duval County Schools.

The exhibition opened at 6:00 P.M. on Wednesday November 19. Admission for opening night was free to Museum members with a suggested donation of $5 for nonmembers. For more information please call 904-241-5657.

381 Beach Boulevard
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250-5240

Remembering Hurricane Dora: The 50th Anniversary

Begins:

Wednesday 09-10-2014

Ends:

Sunday 11-09-2014

Remembering Hurricane DoraFifty years ago Hurricane Dora blew into the Jacksonville Beaches area. The Beaches Museum is observing the anniversary of this awe-inspiring storm with a new exhibit opening September 10 to November 9. The 1964 hurricane season produced a great deal of destructive activity in Florida, but no other storm affected the northeast area of the state quite as much as Dora. In fact, Dora was the only hurricane-level storm to directly hit the Beaches area in the 20th Century. The 50th Anniversary exhibit looks back at the wave of destruction that Dora brought to the First Coast and the determined efforts of residents to restore their homes and livelihoods.

  • Wednesday, September 10th, 5:30 P.M.-7:30 P.M.  Admission is $5 and free for museum members. The reception will be located in the museum lobby.

Ferris WheelSince hurricane tracking started, Hurricane Dora was the first direct hit to the First Coast. The Category 3, turned into a Category 4 Equivalent storm, dropped to a Category 2 storm as it reached landfall, causing tremendous damage to businesses and homes along the First Coast, and reaching far inland as well.

Inthis exhibit, you will see why the Boardwalk, Roller Coaster, Ferris Wheel, and many coastal businesses ended for good.

Sponsored by: Preferred Government Insurance Trust

381 Beach Boulevard
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250-5240

Dreams into Art: The Paintings of Susanne Schuenke

Begins:

Thursday 05-22-2014

Ends:

Sunday 08-31-2014

The exhibition is showcasing 20 oil paintings by the artist. Born in Germany, Susanne Schuenke lives in Ponte Vedra Beach. Her art exudes a strong European flavor hovering between magic and reality. Her artistry and technical command of the medium is beyond dispute. Ms. Schuenke has exhibited widely both in the U.S. and in European countries.

A large commissioned painting by Susanne Schuenke is on permanent display in the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville.

Susanne’s art arrived at the Museum on Thursday May 15th in the afternoon. Following are the activities related to the exhibit.

  • The artist presented a lecture about the relationship between art and psychoanalysis on June 19th in the Beaches Museum Chapel. The psychiatrist Naum Itkin, M.D., Ph.D., co-presented that lecture. – free to members – others $5.00
  • Saturday June 28 – Gallery Tour with the artist – 11:00 A.M. – free to all

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Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250-5240

Waiting for the Train: Henry Flagler and the Florida East Coast Railway

Begins:

Thursday 04-03-2014

Ends:

Sunday 05-11-2014

Henry M FlaglerHenry Morrison Flagler (January 2, 1830 – May 20, 1913) was an American industrialist and a founder of Standard Oil. He was also a key figure in the development of the eastern coast of Florida along the Atlantic Ocean and was founder of what became the Florida East Coast Railway. Originally from New York state, he met John D. Rockefeller in Ohio. An early partnership lead to what became Standard Oil Company. With his success in refineries, he ventured out to railroading in Florida, with a grand start at St. Augustine and Jacksonville Beach.

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Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250-5240

Exhibit Opening Reception Event for Waiting for the Train exhibit.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

HM Flagler Date CardIntroducing the Waiting for the Train: Henry Flagler and the Florida East Coast Railway exhibit.

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Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250-5240

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