First Friday art walk, new exhibit at the Appleton: Fun in Ocala/Marion


First Friday Art Walk: The First Friday Art Walk returns to the downtown Ocala area from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 5. Hands-on art activities and demonstrations, local artists selling works, plus sidewalk buskers and live musician performances on the downtown square.

Converging Community & Culture: An art exhibit dedicated to the celebration of Afro-American and Latinx artists in the Ocala community. The Marion Cultural Alliance’s November exhibit opens Nov. 5 and runs through Nov. 27 at the Brick City Center for the Arts, 23 SW Broadway St., Ocala. Opening reception will be held Nov. 5 at the Brick at 5 p.m.; savory bites and refreshing cocktails and mingling with fellow creatives. Visit mcaocala.org or call 369-1500 for details. 

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MAC exhibit ‘Awakenings’ celebrates canoe culture, tribes and salmon

Oct. 2—Celebrating the resurgence of canoe culture among the Plateau tribes of the Upper Columbia, the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture presents “Awakenings: Traditional Canoes and Calling the Salmon Home.”

Now, after a year spent on hold for the pandemic and more than three years of planning, the exhibit is officially open and will remain on display through next August.

Taking inspiration from the documentary “United by Water,” the MAC’s “Awakenings” exhibit will showcase the history and recent revival of the annual Columbia River Canoe Journey and the First Salmon Ceremony, a religious event celebrating the salmon that once inhabited the Columbia River.

“The emphasis is going to be on how these dugouts were created as well as … salmon recovery efforts and what needs to go into that to really getting them reintroduced in the Upper Columbia,” said Nez Perce member Tisa Matheson, the museum’s American Indian Collections

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La Comunidad art exhibit honors Hispanic & Latino culture in Topeka

TOPEKA (KSNT) – It’s Hispanic Heritage Month and a new exhibit at the Topeka and Shawnee county library is highlighting the rich Hispanic and Latino culture that exists in Topeka.

La Comunidad is the newest art exhibit to open at the library and it means the community.

The exhibit is filled with beautiful pieces of art all created by 11 Topeka artists.

“We have photography in the back, there’s sound, there’s dance, there’s movement, there are colors,” Sabatini Art Gallery Curator Zan Popp said. “There’s a vibrant light that’s being put on display here in the gallery.”

The pieces tell a story of the artists’ rich Hispanic culture and what it means to them, all in hopes that the community will feel more connected than divided.

“You walk through and there’s just so many stories on display,” Popp said.

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World War I art and culture exhibit opens in Irving

A new art exhibit in Irving explores a transformational period in U.S. history, World War I, and how the struggles of those days shape the country even today.

The exhibit, “WW1 America,” examines the years between 1914 and 1919, the war and the battles that raged in the U.S., including a racial firestorm, the women’s suffrage movement and sharp disagreements about immigration.

“Although it was fought thousands of miles away, the war transformed the United States from a relatively provincial power on the world stage to a full-fledged global, military-industrial leader,” a description of the exhibit reads. “The American stage during and just after World War I witnessed sharp challenges to virtually every familiar boundary — those of citizenship, gender, race, class, nationality, generation, culture, not to mention traditional assumptions about foreign entanglements.”

Part of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ On the Road program, the exhibit includes large-scale

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