Art Ventures: Performing Artists, Feb. 5

February 5, 2021
5 to 8 P.M.

In partnership with The Community Foundation of Northeast Florida, the Museum is hosting special programming with Art Ventures grant recipients on select Free Friday nights. Visitors will enjoy poetry readings, spoken word, musical performances, and more. Register for your Museum Admission Ticket to attend.

Arvid Smith
For 4 decades Arvid Smith’s immersions in stringed instruments have taken some unique turns. Through the voice of Americana with Tammerlin and Canary in The Coal Mine and on to the rarefied esoterica of Kirtan and Yoga festivals. His Wood & Wire musical presentations have  placed him on stages as diverse as Piccolo Spoleto Festival, The Kennedy Center and CBGBs gallery.  He always seems to find something new over the next musical hill. He was awarded an Arts Ventures Grant in 2015 to produce and fund  his CD release “The Journal of SirTarry Boy” as well as take the music into the schools. 
Arvid will play sets at 6:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. 

Barbara Colaciello 

Storyteller Barbara Colaciello, Artistic Director of BABS’LAB, began her career as the Advertising Director of Andy Warhol's Interview magazine in New York City. For over two decades, Barbara has written, directed, produced, and performed socially engaged theater that contributes to vital conversations in the Jacksonville community. Barbara was awarded a 2020 Art Ventures Individual Artist Grant from the Community Foundation to write and perform a new solo piece called OPEN(ed) HEART. Based on her experience as the main caregiver for her now 98 year old mother, Barbara explores the rewards and challenges of caring for another while struggling to maintain one's own health and artistic career. This reading will focus on how her mom ended up moving to Florida from New York City.
Readings will be at 6 p.m. | 7 p.m. | 8 p.m.