Renowned Dr. Paul Jones Visits Walden In Jacksonville

Renowned Businessman and art collector, Dr. Paul Jones visits Laurence Walden at his home studio in Jacksonville Florida June 20th 2009. Dr. Jones has been accredited with being the largest collector of African American Art in America, so much that the building where George Wallace stood and said that no blacks would enter this college at the University of Alabama, now Houses an African American Art Museum, owned and run by Dr. Jones.
Dr. Jones who has in his collection the "The Changing of the Guard" a tribute to Barack Obama, By Laurence Walden, was intrigued by Walden's ability to recycle sterling silver cutlery combined with other metals and other found objects into decorative Afrocentric Mask. Dr. Jones plans to feature several of these renderings in his museum at the University of Alabama where Walden will also perform as a Jazz Vocalist, After hearing him do a tribute to Billy Eckstine , who was in fact a friend and admire of Dr. Paul Jones.


THROUGH OUR EYES 2009 (Call For Artists)

Through Our Eyes 2009
“Each One Teach One: The Artist as Mentor”
October 22, 2009 – March 26, 2010

The Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum is seeking proposals from artists of all disciplines for participation in Through Our Eyes 2009 — Each One Teach One: The Artist as Mentor. Now in its 17th year, Through Our Eyes is Jacksonville’s longest running annual exhibit featuring new works by African American artists.

For this exhibition, established artists with a history of exhibition experience will mentor an emerging artist and assist them through the process of producing one work of art for this year’s show. Work produced by each artist can be collaborative or independent, but should in some way reflect the impact of mentorship. In the exhibition, the work of the mentor and mentee will be shown together. The influence of the mentorship can be expressed visually or through written text. Artist/mentors may submit a maximum of five (5) pieces of their own original work for this exhibition. Additionally, exhibiting artists will participate in the development and or implementation of a minimum of one activity in the Each One Teach One Workshop Series. This once monthly art class is designed to provide hands-on visual arts experiences for youth. Other public programs related to this exhibit will include, but are not limited to, the exhibit opening, Art Walk, gallery talks, workshops, artists’ market and other activities to be determined.

Complete and return your application by Tuesday, June 30 2009. Notifications of acceptance will be made by Monday, July 6, 2009.

Direct inquiries and applications to:
Lydia P. Stewart, Exhibit Curator
Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum
829 N. Davis Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202


Art & Soul is now accepting submissions from women artists to participate in "Anything Goes". Works will be selected for a three-month exhibition in the Women's Center at 5644 Colcord Avenue.

We hope your artwork will be a part of this exciting show
This Call for Artists is open to all women artists working in the Southeast region. Entries must be original and be postmarked by June 26th 2009. Incomplete applications and/or materials will not be considered. Applications are available online at www.womenscenterofjax.org, or by calling the Women's Center at 904-722-3000.



Marsha Hatcher(Merit and Peoples Choice Award), Overstreet Ducasse (Merit Award) and Annelies Dykgraaf (2ND Place Award)
all winners @ TAC Annual Mini Collection Exhibit -2009.