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

Through Our Eyes: The Revolution Will Be Documented by the Artists
Annual Group Show at The Ritz
The Ritz Theatre and Museum | LaVilla

‘Through Our Eyes 2019: the REVOLUTION will be DOCUMENTED by the ARTISTS’ || Photo: Leilani Leo

The Through Our Eyes exhibits at the Ritz are always annual highlights of the Northeast Florida arts community and this year is no exception. Curated by Adonnica L. Toler and Lydia P. Stewart, this year’s exhibit features exhibit-specific works by 31 African-American artists. Utilizing a variety of media, including visual and performance, the featured artists explore the theme of Revolution, and how societal change, activism, and art play out in their own lives and the world around them. The exhibit is currently on display and runs through January 20.     

‘As, So’ by Tatiana Phoenix || photo: Tatiana Phoenix

 2019 Participating Artists:
Pearstina Badger
Rhonda Bristol
Richlin Burnett-Ryan
Chris Clark
Keith Doles
Overstreet Ducasse
Charles Eady
Danisha Edwards
Dania Frink
Marsha Hatcher
Etta Haygood
MK Hollowell
Malcolm Jackson
Melody Jackson
Della Jones
Erin Kendrick
Obscura Lux
Tatiana Phoenix
Damien Mathis
Traci Mims
Daniel   Montoute
Brianna Moreland
Ahyanna Nakia
Suzanne Pickett 
Sanaa J. Talibah
Ari Turner
Akia Uwanda
Tomas Vercher
Nikesha Williams

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
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 
Dustin Harewood’s “Warm Rain & Electricity” @ VyStar Tower
Book Launch: Tim Gilmore’s Channeling Anna Fletcher @ Karpeles Manuscript Museum

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.