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A Night of Americana – Canary in the Coalmine

Jun

19

  Founded in the streets of Asheville, North Carolina, Canary in the Coalmine is a Jacksonville based folk group influenced by Appalachian folk and alternative country sounds. This Americana folk band is led by songwriters Jessica Pounds and Sandy Wicker. Members include Peter Mosely on upright bass and backing vocals, Philip Pan on violin, Arvid Smith […]

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Garden Concert: A Night of Americana – Four Families

Jun

18

 Artist Highlight: Four Families   Four Families is a folk music group that combines a heavy orchestral sound with a unique indie twist. Their indescribable ethereal music is a sound that resonates with each of their listeners. Members include: Robin Rütenberg on vocals, guitar, mandolin, and tambourine, Naarah Strokosch on cello and keys, Quinn Mellon on bass, and Summer […]

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Commemoration Celebration

Jun

17

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens presents a Commemoration Celebration on Tuesday, June 24 at 6:30 p.m.  In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act, The Cummer will host the Gospel ensemble, The Sanders Singers featuring Mama Blue. Enjoy a special musical performance, including a rendition of Lift Every […]

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Donor Highlight: HEAL Foundation

Jun

16

HEAL Foundation The HEAL Foundation, a local non-profit organization serving individuals and families living with Autism Spectrum Disorders, has been a generous sponsor of The Cummer’s annual VSA Festival since 2008 and began underwriting scholarships for children with autism to attend Camp Cummer in 2011. This past year, the VSA Festival reached over 700 children […]

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Education Highlight: Summer Fun at The Cummer

Jun

16

Summer is here!  The Cummer welcomes children all year round and summer is no exception.  Camp Cummer began June 9th. The galleries, studios and gardens are ready, and exciting projects are being planned for campers that include abstract sculpture, paper making, silhouette self-portraits, and botanical art. Drop-in Art returns for the summer as well.  Each […]

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Healing Through the Arts: Part I

Jun

09

The HEAL Foundation has found that creativity can alleviate autism symptoms while expanding horizons. This is part one of a three part series that looks at the positive effects the explorations of art provides children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Art can play an important role in the lives of many children, teens, and adults diagnosed […]

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