Arts & Culture

Orange Park Community Theatre Performance Benefits Area’s Abused, Abandoned and Neglected Children

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – Orange Park Community Theatre on Sept. 26 will present a special performance of the play “Hotbed Hotel” by Michael Parker with all proceeds going to help local children in crisis.

Proceeds from the event will go directly to Voices for Children of the First Coast, a nonprofit organization that helps kids through the Guardian ad Litem program for the Fourth Circuit, including Clay, Duval and Nassau counties. The Guardian ad Litem program provides trained volunteers to represent the best interests of neglected and abused children as such cases go through the court system.

When: Thursday, Sept. 26 | Refreshments available at 7 p.m. and the play begins at 8 p.m.

Brunet-García’s Motion Graphic Video Honored by Pixie Awards

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The 4th Annual Pixie Awards recently recognized Brunet-García Advertising for a video spot produced for MSC Care Management, Optimal Care Transportation & Translation.  The Pixie Awards honor outstanding creativity in the fastest growing area of the moving pixels industry:  motion graphics, effects and animation.

At Tonight's Art Walk Hundreds Put Their Worst Face Forward

Local artist, Kedgar Volta, will present ǝɯ embellished tonight, Wednesday, October 3, at downtown’s Hispanic Art Walk from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. on the corner of West Monroe and North Laura Streets, across from the Jacksonville Public Library (333 North Laura Street). ǝɯ embellished is a public art project that challenges viewers to examine how self-perception aligns with public perception when we abandon our usual appearances.

Disney On Ice • Pixar's Toy Story 3

Disney On Ice • Pixar's Toy Story 3

I recenlty went to Disney On Ice Toy Story 3 and it was incredible!  The lights were bright, the characters were spot on, and the skaters were amazing and had me feeling like I could get out there on the ice with ease.  My friend and I brought some of our daughters and we were all glued to our seat the whole show through.  The show lasts about 2 hours and 15 minutes, with an intermission in between.  Be sure to get your face painted, get your cotton candy with either a Buzz hat or alien hat attached to the bag, and buy your Toy Story 3 gear.  

If you missed this show, be sure to go over to Disney On Ice online to find out when the next show is coming our way.  You can see more pictures from the show at my family blog,


Brunet-Garcia Documentary Honored by Telly Awards

Brunet-Garcia Documentary Honored by Telly Awards

The 33rd Annual Telly Awards recently honored Joash Brunet, writer/producer at Brunet-García Advertising, for the agency’s documentary Immunization: A Dose of Reality. The Tellys honor the finest film and video productions and excellence in local, regional and national commercials.

Brunet, who had 15 years of experience as a television producer before joining Brunet-García, wrote the script, providing insight, empathy and an unbiased journalistic expression to the increasingly controversial social issue of immunization. In addition, Brunet oversaw production and post-production duties for the hour-long program.

“The success of this documentary hinged on the expertise and passion provided by the medical experts and families who participated in this project,” says Brunet. “We feel this Telly Award honors their commitment and openness in this collaborative effort.”

Governor Rick Scott’s Black History Month Essay Contest is Open


Florida Black History Month 2012

"African-American Pioneers Who Advanced Science and Technology"

Essay Contest Official Rules and Guidelines

Local Authors of Children’s Books Will Sign Their Books and Meet With Young Readers


Christ’s Church Academy invites community children and their parents to its Second Annual “Author Extravaganza” on Monday, Dec. 12, where they can meet local authors, see them bring their stories to life through special presentations, purchase books and have them signed.