In the coming months, a plethora of beautiful, impactful art happenings are planned throughout Northeast Florida. Here are three we’re super jazzed on.

By the Water
Works Alma Ramirez
Cathedral Arts Project | Downtown


Located in CAP’s Heather Moore Community Gallery, the exhibit By the Water features works by contemporary abstract artist Alma Ramirez. Her work is fueled by contemplations of the natural world and the artist’s surroundings, filled with the junctures of color and composition. The Jacksonville resident garnered her B.A. in Fine Arts from the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes in Chihuahua, Mexico and her work is featured in solo and group exhibitions in Mexico and the United States. The exhibition runs through October 25.—Daniel A. Brown

Things of Flesh, Things of Spirit
Works by Madeleine Peck Wagner and Christie Chandler 
FSCJ Kent Campus Gallery | Westside


Currently on display at Kent Campus Gallery, the exhibit Things of Flesh, Things of Spirit features works by two Northeast Florida artists who work in divergent styles and are guided by equally disparate visions. Artist and arts writer Madeleine Peck Wagner is well renowned for her 2D illustrative pieces; these current works she describes as “clapbacks with teeth,” ruminative images that evolve her adeptness in creating highly personal, mythological-type evocations of human emotions. Christie Chandler works in 3D, creating bright, modular-like works that address the intersections of technology and humanity. The exhibit runs through October 16.—Daniel A. Brown

Monumental Miniatures
Works by Jenny Hager-Vickery 
Jax International Airport 


The Jacksonville International Airport has been one of the real rousing successes in civic life, with some five million customers served every year. A good portion of them have taken time to enjoy the visual art on display, and Jenny Hager-Vickery is the latest among over 500 artists who’ve shown there over the past quarter century. Hager-Vickery a sculpture professor at UNF since 2006, will be showing maquettes (or models) for large scale public works (some of which never came to fruition, while some we certainly hope will). The exhibition runs from October 4-December 31 in the Connector Bridge at the airport.Shelton Hull

Other arts happenings we’re psyching on:
Maria Daitch’s “Coalesce & Undefine” @ Bold Bean Jax Beach
Maiya Elaine’s “Breach” @ Brew 5 Points
Shikeith’s “Imagining Flesh Through Shadows” @ JU
Through Our Eyes group show @ The Ritz Theatre and Museum
Book Release: Channeling Anna Fletcher @ Karpeles Manuscript Museum
Alma Ramirez’s “By the Water” @ CAP
Jenny Hager-Vickery’s”Monumental Miniatures @ JIA
Madeleine Peck Wagner & Christine Chandler’s “Things of Flesh, Things of Spirit @ FSCJ 

These entries originally appeared as part of a feature called “The Art We’ll Need in 2019-2020” in Void Magazine Vol. 10, Issue 6.