TONIGHT! February 21st at CoRK Arts District

We are excited to have shows in all three galleries tonight at CoRK, please make sure to come out and check out all of the new work, rain or shine!  

In CoRK East Gallery, Artists in Residence Jennie Cotterill and Aaron Brown have come all the way from the West Coast to present new works in Interlopers.  Jennie was interviewed about the show on Dan Brown’s Starehouse Blog and in the most recent issue of Folio Weekly, check them out to see what you’re in for!  The facebook event page can be found here

In CoRK West Gallery, Jessie Barnes and Franklin Ratliff have new works on display in Fool’s Gold.  They have been working really hard on their show so be sure to stop in and see the fruits of their labor!

In CoRK North Gallery, Kurt Polkey and Morrison Pierce will be holding an encore of their exhibition Put up or Shut up.  If you didn’t get a chance to check it out last week, here’s your opportunity to do so and get in three art shows at once!

All of the works are priced to sell, we hope to see everyone there!

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Double Feature at CoRK Arts District this Saturday!

We have two great shows opening this Saturday, November 16th at 6 pm!  

In CoRK West Gallery, the works of femme artists Lucy Clark, Caroline S. Daley, Christina Foard and Sharla Valeski.

In Cork North Gallery, Eden is Far features a selections of new drawings and paintings by Franklin Matthews.  



"femme deux" is the second annual art exhibition where designer/artist Sharla Valeski selects women of notable talent to exhibit works of art in the West Gallery of the CoRK Arts District. This years line-up is Lucy Clark, Christina Foard, Caroline Daley and Sharla Valeski. Imagine a Georgia O’Keeffe painting in the the form of a burnished black vessel. This is what comes to mind when you see the creations of Lucy Clark. Each hand-built vessel is fired in sawdust using the Pueblo style method and burnished (polished) with a small quartz stone. Christina Foard’s paintings can be highly physical. By pouring, spraying, sanding, scraping and carving paint at various stages and drying times, she tells her stories without words. Her contribution to "femme deux" will be both large and small works on canvas and board. Caroline Daley has developed a distinct visual language through tactile layering and extreme embellishments. In the “femme deux", Ms Daley takes what she has learned making jewelry and precious assemblages and applies it to the 2-D canvas. Sharla Valeski presents her ink, watercolor and graphite drawings along-side her large-scale sculpture forms. She admittedly works in different mediums to keep the ideas fresh. As always, she strives to create exhibitions of art that are both thought-provoking and fun.

Eden is Far features a selection of drawings and paintings by Franklin Matthews in CoRK North Gallery.


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Sales for Tails Benefit Event for Jacksonville Humane Society at CoRK!

Please join us for this wonderful event to benefit the Jacksonville Humane Society. 15 of Jacksonville’s most talented artisits are coming together to showcase their work and donating a portion of the profits from your purchases to the Humane Society. Additionally, your $6 entry fee will also be donated to the JHS! Come on out to support local artists and our furry friends. Thanks!

Sales for Tails Facebook Event Invite

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Through The Fire - Sept. 21, 2013


Through the Fire:
Glass, Clay & Metal

CoRK Arts District, East Gallery
September 21-28, 2013 
Reception is September 21, 6:00-10:00 p.m.

Art created with high temperatures, including glass, clay, metal, soldering/welding, and other art formed from fire!

We are very pleased to have Brian Frus, Assistant Professor of Glass at Jacksonville University, as our guest judge for this show.

We will have 20 different artists’ 2- and 3-D work on display.

Awards : First through Third place & 3 Honorable Mentions

Email Helen Cowart for any questions regarding the gallery space at CoRK East.

Hosted by Glass Artists Kirin Hale & Helen Cowart
Contact us at 904-307-1885
khale (at) jacksonville (dot) edu

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Art Districts Magazine » Feature » On the Corner

CoRK was featured in Arts District Magazine!  Check out the whole article via this link :)

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Coming later this month in CoRK East Gallery!  Mark your calendars!

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CORK East Gallery Friday, March 29th at 7pm. Come one, come all to March Dies!! $10- cover/donation at the door to support local artists Morrison Pierce & Chance Isbell and Pandora’s Box at One Spark!! 

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This is the second installment show of the artist residency program at CoRK! Casey James was born in California, received his BFA from University of Nevada, Reno and his MFA from Parsons The New School for Design. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He has most recently participated in a show entitled “SKULL” at the CSN Fine Arts Gallery in Las Vegas, as well as the 2013 Armory. CoRK is very excited to have Casey with us, make sure to mark the date on your calendar to come see the fruits of his labor!

Casey’s work thematically is inspired by his immediate surroundings and breaking them down to their most minimal components. His wide range of mediums include painting, printmaking and carpentry. The show opens Friday, March 29th at CoRK and is curated by Aaron Levi Garvey of Levi Marx Contemporary.

Friday, March 29th 6 -10pm CoRK Arts District 2689 Roselle Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204

Thanks goes out to our sponsors Tandy Leather Factory, Intuition and Zen Cog!

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