Canvas, Stage and More: A look at what’s happening in the arts locally


A look at what’s happening in the arts locally.

Sisters In Crime group to meet

The Saturday, Jan. 7, meeting of the Northeast Florida Sisters in Crime will feature the last of three mini-workshops. The group will review and critique mini-workshop 1: Streaming Consciousness and mini-workshop 2: Developing Characterization. The meeting is open to those interested in writing, promoting and enjoying crime fiction. It begins at noon at the Ponte Vedra Library FOL Room, 101 Library Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach.

Award-winning saxophonist to perform locally

The Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Library will present the Noel Catura Jazz and Blues Ensemble on Jan. 10 at the Crosswater Hall, 245 Nocatee Center Way, Nocatee. The concert starts at 6:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m. The performance is part of the Dr. Gerson Yessin Music Series. Reservations are required.

Friends members can register by email to Others may register online on the Nocatee site:

Catura is an award-winning saxophonist and Selmer Paris endorsed artist. He has been a professional musician, composer, arranger and educator in the San Francisco Bay area for 40 years. He performs in many genres, including blues, jazz, funk, Latin and rhythm-and-blues. He has performed with Mary Wells, John Lee Hooker, Bobby Womack and others. He has performed at the Apollo Theater, Royal Albert Hall and other major venues.

Gauthier to perform Jan. 10

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier will perform at Cafe Eleven, 501 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine, on Jan. 10 in support of her recently released album, “Dark Enough To See The Stars.”

The album follows Gauthier’s debut book, “Saved by a Song: The Art and Healing Power of Songwriting,” and “Rifles & Rosary Beads,” her 2018 album that earned a Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album and an Album of the Year nomination from the Americana Music Association.

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Music season at Beluthahatchee begins Jan. 15

Acoustic music duo Ron and Bari Litschauer will kick off the eighth season of Sundays At Stetson’s concerts at 2 p.m. Jan. 15 at Beluthahatchee Park.

This will be an outdoor event. Feel free to bring your own chairs. A $10 donation per attendee is requested to help support performers and continue to present Florida acoustic music. Reservations are not required for this event.

Beluthahatchee Park is located at 1523 S.R. 13 in Fruit Cove, just south of the intersection at Roberts Road.

Prodigy artist to visit for Jacksonville exhibition

Gallery 725 will present “Advait: Through the Lens” Jan. 20-29. Works by this 9-year-old renowned contemporary artist will be exhibited and available for acquisition at the gallery.

Advait’s art has a global footprint — he started painting at eight months of age, held his first solo exhibition at age 2, and by age 8 he had won the Global Child Prodigy Award.

Advait’s work has been exhibited in London and New York alongside modern masters including Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Joan Miro. He is the youngest TEDx speaker of India, presenting in November 2022. These major milestones have earned him the “prodigy” tag by the BBC, among other international media outlets, making him one of the youngest artists ever to achieve this worldwide recognition.

Meet-the-artist receptions are planned for 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Jan. 28 and 1-4 p.m. Jan. 29. All receptions are complimentary and open to the public; RSVPs are highly recommended at or 904-345-9320.

The gallery is located at 13475 Atlantic Blvd. Suite 6 in Jacksonville.

— Compiled by Shaun Ryan


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