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spring into north florida

U r b a n C u l t u r a l E x p l o s i o n + S m a l l To w n A d v e n t u r e i n t h e H e a r t o f F l o r i d a S p r i n g s Co u n t r y

Program Guide, March 20 to April 22, 2012

U r b a n C u l t u r a l E x p l o s i o n + S m a l l To w n A d v e n t u r e i n t h e H e a r t o f F l o r i d a S p r i n g s Co u n t r y

spring into north florida

Primavera, from Latin primus

Program Guide sponsors This project received financial assistance from the Alachua County Tourist Product Development Program.

Primavera debuts as a collaborative effort to put Gainesville on the map as the premier cultural destination in North Florida, celebrating urban cultural explosion and small town adventure in the heart of Florida springs country.

‘first, earliest’ + ver ‘spring’ Celebrate the height of the cultural season with art, music, dance, theatre, food, festivals, scientific discovery and outdoor exploration. It’s Primavera!

March 20 to April 22, 2012

Primavera developed and coordinated by Florida’s Eden

Primavera Headquarters at THE DORIS

716 N. Main Street is your headquarters for Primavera information, + program guides as well as Florida’s Eden exhibits + events. Check for events and updates online or on Facebook.

Florida’s Eden 10 + Travels on the Blue Path

Primavera Headquarters at THE DORIS

The Doris Bardon Community Cultural Center 716 N. Main Street Gainesville, FL 32601 Hours: Tues - Sat 9 – 6, Sun 12 - 5 Extended Hours during Primavera (352) 505-5062

The Doris is the dream realized of the late Doris Bardon who wanted to provide opportunities for all artists in Alachua County. The center offers space for artists to work and display along with areas for practice and performances. Check the website or come in person for a listing of classes and workshops. The main gallery offers a full schedule of exhibits and concerts. The space is also available for meetings and special occasions.

716 N. Main Street Gainesville, FL 32601 (352) 377-0777 Florida’s Eden 10 Help celebrate Florida’s Eden, 10 years towards promoting a vibrant creative economy and fostering conservation-first strategies to protect the assets of our natural environment. Put yourself on the Florida’s Eden memory wall, step into our oral history booth, and take part in a month of special programs at The Doris. Travels on the Blue Path covers an entire wall at The Doris. Immerse yourself in the story of Florida’s most essential natural resource: water. This interactive display shows the results of human activities on Florida’s springs and aquifer, challenges our assumptions about water quantity and quality, and invites us to envision a future where Floridians find new ways to value water and place it at the center of a prosperous future.

Ichetucknee, Then and Now by John Moran, below. Spirit of the Springs, by Johnny Dame, at right.

To Alachua, High Springs, O’Leno + River Rise

1 2 9 3 4

To Newberry + Dudley Farm






To Melrose Open Air Arts via SR 26


12 Newnan’s Lake

To Micanopy, Cross Creek, Evinston + Payne’s Prairie 1 Santa Fe College Fine Arts Department Santa Fe Zoo 2 Thornebrook/Millhopper Arts District Thornebrook Village 3 Fifth Avenue Festival

4 The Doris: Primavera HQ Florida’s Eden 10 + Travels on the Blue Path 5 Santa Fe College Spring Arts Festival 6 UF Fine Arts (WarpHaus 534 SW 4 Ave)

To Prairie Creek Lodge + Hawthorne

7 Downtown Arts+Entertainment District Hippodrome Theatre Matheson Museum 8 Morningside Nature Center 9 Open Air Arts (Melrose) Payne’s Prairie

10 UF Fine Arts Constans Theatre 11 UF Fine Arts Focus Gallery 12 Florida Museum of Natural History Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art UF Performing Arts Center

Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art SW 34th Street and Hull Road University of Florida Gainesville, FL 32611 (352) 392-9826 Asian Wing Opening 3/31 The new 26,000-square-foot David A. Cofrin Asian Wing positions the Harn as the leading center for the study and preservation of Asian art in the Southeastern US. The galleries are dedicated to art from China, India, Japan, Korea, and South and Southeast Asia. Asian-themed gardens Gardens designed by Hoichi Kurisu couple harmonious Asian garden principles with contemporary sensibilities.


• Verdant Earth + Teeming Seas: The Natural World in Ancient American Art • Framing the Frame • Vanishing Points: Paint and Paintings from the Debra and Dennis Scholl Collection • Singular Vision: Recent Gifts from the Freundlich Collection • Highlights from the Modern Collection • Open Engagement: Strategies in Art, Love + War • Sebastião Salgado: World Witness • A Sense of Place: African Interiors

Florida Museum of Natural History

SW 34th Street and Hull Road University of Florida Gainesville, FL 32611 (352) 846-2000 Don’t miss dinosaurs, living butterflies and exciting workshops for adults + children. Special Exhibits: Cruisin’ the Fossil Freeway Birds of the World: Fromfmnh Science to Art Depth of Field: Museum Specimens Up Close Dugout Canoes: Paddling through the Americas Permanent Exhibits: Butterfly Rainforest Northwest Florida: Waterways + Wildlife South Florida People + Environments Florida Fossils: Evolution of Life + Land Collections Are the Library of Life Explore Research + Our Energy Future Explorations + Workshops Discovery Room Science Cafe, 3/20, 4/17 Hoppin’ on the Fossil Freeway, 3/23, Playful Escapes: Elephants, 3/23 Spring Break Camp, 4/2 - 4/6 Ask a Paleontologist, 4/15 Earth Day Earth Day Butterfly Plant Sale, 4/20 - 4/22 Earth Day Celebration BioBlitz, 4/21

UF Performing Arts

SW 34th Street + Hull Road University of Florida Gainesville, FL 32611 (352) 392-ARTS (2787)

Celtic Crossroads 3/23 Stunningly fresh music Vijay Iyer Trio 3/24 World-acclaimed jazz Peking Acrobats 3/25 Delighting audiences of all ages Joffrey Ballet 3/27 Inclusive perspective on dance Young Frankenstein 3/28 A monstrously good time MilošKaradaglić 3/29 Brilliant classical guitar STOMP 3/30 – 3/31 Explosive, provocative, sophisticated Trio Cavatina 4/15 Outstanding chamber ensemble Australian Chamber Orchestra 4/20 with Dawn Upshaw, Soprano Vibrant and adventurous spirit Buffalo Rome 4/20 Vinyl vibe to the digital age Five-time Grammy Award Winner Buddy Guy 4/21


Santa Fe College Fine Arts Department 3000 NW 83rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606 (352) 395-5000


Santa Fe Fine Arts Hall: Santa Fe Sinfonia 3/20 Student orchestra, Dr. Brian Holder, director Voices, Minds, and Hearts - The Haiti Project 4/5 – 4/8 Students from Haiti and Santa Fe, mixed-media docudrama with theatre, dance, music, film. Jazz Up Spring 4/12 Santa Fe Big Band, Jazz Combo, and Rhythm and Blues Band In Ten 4/19 - 4/21 3rd annual evening of student-written and directed ten minute plays. Earth Day 4/14 - 4/15 Party For The Planet 9 am - 2 pm Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo Santa Fe President’s Hall Gallery: Spring Arts Festival Poster Artist Kana Handel 3/20 - 3/13 So Much for the Morning: drawings by Kyle Novak 4/24 - 5/23 Santa Fe College Art Gallery: Visual Arts Annual Student Show 4/13 - 4/27

Hippodrome Theatre 25 Southeast 2nd Place Gainesville, FL 32601 (352) 375-4477 A Midsummer Night’s Dream 4/11 - 5/13 The Hipp’s mainstage production takes one of William Shakespeare’s most widelyproduced comedies and brings it into the present day with an urban, youthful spin. The Hipp’s production uses modern technology (cell phones, social networking) to bring the story to life for a new generation. It is an unforgettable adventure of royal weddings, star-crossed lovers, mistaken identity, magical potions and of course, lots of mischief and merriment. Men in tights are replaced by a cityscape of hipsters and modern communications; cell phones and social networking give the comedy new life. In the manner of recent Hippodrome hits, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is played by actors taking on multiple roles. Enjoy a drink at the downstairs bar before the show, check out the artwork in the Hipp Gallery and go online to see the current lineup of films at the Hipp Cinema.

Open Air Arts

Downtown Arts+Entertainment District

University Avenue + Main Street Gainesville, FL Gainesville’s downtown features a wide selection of locally-owned restaurants and cafés, many featuring art exhibitions + live music; and a lively late night music and club scene. Enjoy Gainesville’s beer renaissance at pubs and and enjoy the ambience of the wine bars. The Bo Diddley Downtown Community Plaza is the site of live music concerts and the weekly Wednesday farmer’s market. Artist studios, music, shops, galleries + emerging tech companies make downtown a center of creativity. While you’re downtown, visit The Artisans Guild Gallery, Gainesville Fashion Week events, Hippodrome Theatre, Matheson Museum and the Cade Museum programs at the Headquarters Public Library. ArtWalk Friday, March 30, 7 - 10 pm Pick up your program and map at ArtWalk HQ at The Lunchbox, 104 SE 1st Avenue ArtWalk comes alive from 7 - 10 pm on the last Friday of every month and offers late night hours, special events and “ArtWalk Live” street events.

Thornebrook/Millhopper Arts District NW 43rd Street + 16th Boulevard Gainesville, FL Enjoy shoppes, eateries, spas + galleries including Floating Lotus Spa, Gifts of Avalon, Lost Art Gallery,

McIntyre Stained Glass Studio and Art Gallery, Paddiwhack, Thornebrook Gallery and the Shoppes Thornebrook Village. Thornebrook Gallery Showcase 3/23 – 3/31 The Mob: 40 Area Artists 4/6 – 4/21 Margaret Ross Tolbert: Waters Flow Uptown Art Hop 4/20 Experience local + global art at over a dozen studios, galleries, boutiques and studios

Primavera Chalk Festival 4/21-22 Primavera Chalk Festival presented by Lost Art Gallery. Visiting artists create amazing chalk street art on site. Chalk artist Cheryl Schultz


Melrose Bay Art Gallery Bellamy Road Fine Arts Shake Rag Art+Culture Center March 24 - 25, 30 - 31 SR 26, Melrose, Florida Melrose, the “little town with the big art and music scene,” hosts the 6th Annual Open Air Arts with 60 painters, sculptors and photographers working “en plein air” among the historic homes, gardens and lakeside vistas of Melrose and at the Greathouse Butterfly Farm. 3/24 10 am - 4 pm Artists at work Pick up your program guide + map at Melrose Bay Art Gallery on SR 26 10 am Painting Demo 10 am Photo Safari at Greathouse Butterfly Farm 8 pm Dance/Concert at Shake Rag 3/25 10 am - 4 pm Artists at work 1 - 4 pm Artists at Greathouse 2 - 3 pm Painting Demo 7 pm Art lecture at Bellamy Road 3/30 Champagne Opening Reception 4:30 - 6:30 pm Art Preview 7 - 10 pm Ticketed Reception 3/31 Art for Sale at all three galleries 8 - 10:30 pm Dance/Concert at Shake Rag Art+Culture Center


Santa Fe College Spring Arts Festival Art+Jazz, Green+Blues

Saturday, April 14, 9 am - 5:30 pm Jazz at the Thomas Center until 8:30 pm Sunday, April 15, noon - 5:30 pm NE 1st Street, north of University Avenue Gainesville, Florida Free Admission Over 100,000 visitors are expected at North Central Florida’s longest-running arts festival. The awardwinning event features top artists from throughout the country in all visual media. Booths line historic NE 1st street, while three stages feature performances throughout both days. Enjoy the work of youth artists, music and dance performances and children’s activities among the oaks, fountain and expansive lawns of the historic Thomas Center.

This year the festival goes Green, saving paper and resources. Blues represents music, with free jazz and blues on the Thomas Center’s garden stage all afternoon until 8:30 pm. Meet this year’s poster artist, Kana Handel, at 2:30 pm March 27 in the President’s Lobby at Santa Fe College, 3000 NW 83rd St., Gainesville. A free exhibit of Handel’s art will be displayed there March 20 - April 13.

Kanapaha Spring Garden Festival March 24 - 25 Kanapaha Botanical Gardens 4700 SW 58th Drive Gainesville, FL 32608

Fifth Avenue

April 21 - 22 Festival Stage performances: April 21, 9 am - 8 pm April 22, noon - 5 pm NW 5th Avenue, 6th to 10th Streets Celebrate the rich heritage of Gainesville’s Pleasant Street neighborhood and African-American heritage with art, children’s exhibits, community organizations, music, dance and lots of good food. The festival includes the 5th Avenue Paint Out, with artists painting on site, and special guest Mary Ann Carroll, the only female painter of the famed Florida Highwaymen artists.

Earth Day Celebrations 4/14 + 4/15 9 am - 2 pm Environmentally-themed activities. Party for the Planet 3000 NW 83rd Street Santa Fe College Zoo 352-395-5601 4/18, 2 - 4 pm + 4/19, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Earth Day Explorations Tuscawilla Learning Center, Micanopy For ages 3 - 7, Pre-registration required 352-466-0204 4/21 10 am - 3 pm Earth Day Celebration: BioBlitz Florida Museum of Natural History NW 34 Street + Hull Road 4/21 1 - 4 pm Try your hand at bamboo brush painting, tour the new Asian gardens and Cofrin Asian Art wing. Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art. NW 34 Street + Hull Road 4/21 + 4/22 10 am - 5 pm Primavera Chalk Art Festival, presented by Lost Art Gallery, Thornebrook Village, 2441 NW 43rd Street 352-377-7030


Four day trips 30 to 45 minutes from Gainesville:

Hawthorne + the Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail

Picnic at Dudley Farm State Park, where heritage crops are still grown and sugar cane is still ground at the best-documented pioneer farm in America. Then hop into Newberry, where you can visit the Fire House Gallery & Studio and enjoy down-home barbecue.

Experience one of North America’s richest eagle nesting areas along the route of Florida’s first crossstate railway as you hike, bike, or ride from Gainesville. Relax into Hawthorne’s small-town vibe and on Saturdays be sure to see the Hawthorne Historical Museum and Cultural Center.

Alachua + San Felasco Hammock

Micanopy, Evinston, Cross Creek + Paynes Prairie

High Springs, O’Leno + Santa Fe River Springs

Shop for antiques in Florida’s oldest inland city (Micanopy), visit Florida’s oldest post office (Evinston) and the home of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (Cross Creek), then hike Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park with its bounty of birds and wildlife. April 7: Micanopy Historical Museum hosts a re-enactment, “The Second Seminole War: living history in Micanopy.”

Photos by Sean Dowie: Micanopy Historical Museum, above; and left to right, home Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, musicians at Dudley Farm, Devil’s Millhopper, Cafe in Alachua, birdwatching, Hawthorne mural.

Dudley Farm State Historical Park

Enjoy the shops, eateries and well-preserved old homes on Alachua’s Main Street. Revel in San Felasco Hammock State Park’s shaded trails, bird life, and opportunities for equestrians and off-road cyclists–on separate trails, of course! Your gateway to the freshwater springs of the Santa Fe River, High Springs boasts quaint downtown shops, eateries and galleries. This is springs and cave-diving country, but even the less adventurous can rent a kayak or canoe to explore the Santa Fe River and its many springs. Marvel as the river disappears underground at O’Leno State Park and returns to the surface again at River Rise.


Ask for the PRIMAVERA SPECIAL at some of our finest eateries featuring farm-to-table freshness. Blue Gill Terrific southern cuisine and seafood Blue Highway, A Pizzeria Hand-crafted pizza Civilization Delicious comfort foods Mildred’s Big City Food Quality upscale dining New Deal Café Best burger around! Paramount Grill Innovative food, relaxed atmosphere Sweet Dreams of Gainesville Homemade ice cream The Jones Eastside Local, organic, awesome The Top Restaurant Dinner, brunch + late night hot spot Country store, farm, and family weekends: Crone’s Cradle 756 acre eco-preserve + educational center Descriptions, addresses and recipes: 1310 SW 13th St. Gainesville, FL 32601. 352-872-5181 US 441, Micanopy + Tioga Town Ctr, 352-466-0062/505-6833 1511 NW 2nd Street, Gainesville, FL 32601, 352-380-0544 3445 W. University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607, 352-371-1711 3445 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL, 352.371.4418 12 Southwest 1st Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601, 352-378-3398 3437 W. University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607, 352-378-0532 401 NE 23rd Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32609, 352-373-6777 The Top 30 North Main Street Gainesville, FL 32601, 352-224-3110 Open Mon - Sun, 9 am - 3 pm 6411 NE 217th Place, northeast of Citra, FL 32113, 352-595-3377

Alachua Conservation Trust Prairie Creek Lodge Sandhill Stage Tuscawilla Learning Center

Alternatives Global Marketplace 4203 NW 16th Blvd, Millhopper Square Mon -Sat 11-7 / Sunday 12-5 Alternatives builds partnerships with cooperatives and fair trade organizations around the world to market drafts, designs, and fabrics that are economically and environmentally sound. These products tell of the spiritual, mythological, and cultural diversities of the people who made them.

Programs at Prairie Creek Lodge: 3/31 Faerie House Building 4/15 Edible Plants Walk 4/7 Bird Watching Walk 4/21 Florida Reptiles+Amphibians 4/7 Kids’ Photography 4/14 Vine Basket Weaving 4/14 Hogtown Craft Beer Festival (at Kanapaha) Sandhill Stage presents: 3/21 Acoustic Eidolon 4/13 The Relics Tuscawilla Learning Center programs for children: 4/18+4/19 Earth Day Explorations For registration + info:

Art Hop

Friday, April 20, 6 - 9 pm


Friday, March 30, 7 - 10 pm Downtown Gainesville ArtWalk HQ @ The Lunchbox 104 S. 1st St. Explore the lively downtown arts district held the last Friday of each month. Galleries, shops, eateries + performance venues stay open late with music, refreshments and “ArtWalk Live” street performances. Join the throngs in this exciting way to experience Gainesville’s wealth of creative expression.

Artisans’ Guild Gallery

NW 43rd Street and NW 16th Boulevard

Look for the big frog balloons and begin your “hop” from one locally owned gallery and boutique to the next. As a Primavera “grand finale” the Uptown holds a special edition of the quarterly Uptown Art Hop, a fun and festive way to view a wide variety of art and artistic artifacts by artists both local and global, from antiquities to the contemporary. Enjoy live music, refreshments and Gainesville Rickshaws “bike taxi” rides as a fun and eco-friendly way to get around. Participating locations are: Alternatives, Bead All About It, Floating Lotus Spa, Gifts of Avalon, Lost Art Gallery, Malgorzata’s, McIntyre Stained Glass Studio & Art Gallery, The Painted Table, Thornebrook Chocolates, Thornebrook Gallery, and Wild Birds Unlimited.

“Primavera - Signs of Spring”

Special spring selections from members of the Guild: Locally-Created Fine Art + Fine Crafts. Show runs through April 26th, 2012.

Union Street Station, 201 SE 2nd Place #113 Gainesville, Florida 32601 352- 378-1383 Hours: 10 am - 7 pm Mon - Thurs 10 am - 9 pm Fri + Sat noon - 5 pm Sundays

Cade Museum The Cade Museum offers its “Tween Science” program, hands-on learning about Alchemy for kids 9 and older. Programs are free and open to the public at Alachua County libraries: 4/5 4/10 4/14 4/29 5/5 5/8

Downtown Gainesville 401 E. University Ave Library Partnership Building 130 NE 16th Ave Cone Library Branch 2841 NE 16th Avenue Downtown Gainesville 401 E. University Ave Cone Library Branch 2841 NE 16th Avenue Library Partnership Building 130 NE 16th Ave

The Cotton Club Gainesville’s Cotton Club booked Black singers and musicians during segregation and hosted a number of African American entertainers who went on to national fame, including James Brown and B.B. King. The building and surrounding property are being restored as a centerpiece of the Springhill neighborhood. 3/30 A Cultural Explosion of Music + Spoken Word Thelma Bolton Center 516 NE 2nd Avenue, Gainesville

Gainesville Fashion Week 2012 kicks off April 11 with a red carpet art exhibit and continues with runway shows and black-tie gala, and wraps up with our newly added trunk show. GFW brings people together by building relationships with local organizations and benefiting Rocket for the Arts: a non-profit program 4/11 Red Carpet Art Exhibit 4/14 Runway Show enhancing the lives of youth through 4/12 Runway Show 4/15 Trunk Show and quality local art programs. GFW 4/13 Gala for the Arts Closing Brunch showcases the talents of the area’s All events at Villa East, 301 N. Main Street top designers, artists and businesses.

Floating Lotus Spa

Thornebrook Village 2441 NW 43rd Street #3, Gainesville, FL 32606 352-378-8125 Relax and renew with Floating Lotus Spa, a unique escape from the stresses of day to day life. Workshops: 4/14 Create your Best Life with 7 Simple Principals 4/21 Create your Perfect Life of Health + Happiness with our Vision Board Workshop

Lost Art Gallery

Gifts of Avalon

4205 NW 16th Blvd Millhopper Square, Gainesville Walking into Gifts of Avalon, one is struck by a rainbow of colors and a myriad of textures as beads from near and far take form. For the artist and artist-at-heart, Gifts of Avalon is a place to explore. With an expanded 2,500 square feet of beads, jewelry making supplies, artist-made and vintage jewelry, books and gifts, it is a store both unique and exciting.

Thornebrook Village 2441 NW 43rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606 Tues - Fri 10-5 / Sat 11-4 Closed Monday 19th / 20th Century and Contemporary Fine Art and Antiques from Around the World.   Museum quality pieces at affordable prices. Primavera Chalk Festival 4/21 + 4/22 Primavera Chalk Festival presented by Lost Art Gallery Visiting artists create amazing chalk street art on site.

Chalk art by Betty Domingo

Matheson Museum

513 East University, Gainesville, FL 32601 Avenue 352-378-2280 The Alachua County Historic Trust: Matheson Museum, Inc. is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history of Alachua County, Florida. 3/25 Traveling the Old Bellamy Road: A Journey Through History with the Matheson Museum, 4 pm, Rembert Farm, Alachua, FL. Travel back to 1836 and experience the historic Bellamy Road. Spend an enchanted afternoon of music, dancing, BBQ and hay rides. Call 352-378-2280 for tickets and information. 4/09 – 4/10 Matheson Museum Paint Out 2012. 10 am - 4 pm Local artists paint on site at the Matheson on Friday and at the Thomas Center, 302 NE 6th Avenue, on Saturday.

McIntyre Stained Glass Studio & Art Gallery

Thornebrook Village 2441 NW 43rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606 Mon - Fri 10 - 5, Sat 11 – 3, and by appointment A full-service stained glass studio, providing finished pieces, commissions, lessons, supplies, and repairs. The gallery features works by 30 local artists, including fiber, wood, ceramics, jewelry, paintings, fused glass, and more.

O’Leno Chili Cook Off & Springs Celebration O’Leno State Park, US 441 6 miles north of High Springs 3/31 O’Leno Ole’ Chili Cook-Off 9 am - 3 pm O’Leno Springs Celebration 11 am - 3 pm Chili cook-off, live music, shadow puppet shows, videos, slide shows, guided walks, interactive water education displays, and children’s activities. This event is designed to teach the importance of Florida’s springs. Admission free with donation of one can of food per person to benefit a local food bank.


4128 NW 16th Boulevard Gainesville, FL 32606 Mon - Sat 10 am - 7 pm Sun 11 am - 5 pm A handmade in America gallery, featuring work from over 600 artists in a variety of media, including craft furniture, paintings, pottery, household items and much more. Gift registry available.

Shoppes of Thornebrook Village

Come discover unique treasures in Thornebrook Village’s cozy and friendly park-like atmosphere. Connecting breezeways and alcoves allow you to leisurely stroll through this open air village. Thornebrook shops are filled with one of a kind curios and fashions. Art galleries, rare gems, antiques and collectibles, specialty furniture, custom framing, designer eyewear, fine dining and exceptional boutiques are just some of what you’ll find in Thornebrook Village. 4/20 Uptown Art Hop

Thornebrook Gallery

Thornebrook Village, 2441 NW 43rd St. Gainesville, FL One of North Florida’s premier art galleries and custom framing establishments, specializing in two- and three-dimensional fine art and contemporary fine craft by local and nationally recognized artists. 3/23 – 3/31 The Mob: 40 Area Artists Opening 3/23 6 - 9 pm Closing Party 3/30 6 -8 pm With 40 artists each contributing one piece for a week of display, The Mob offers an incredible opportunity to view an eclectic mix of work by the area’s most accomplished and interesting artists. 4/6 - 4/21 Margaret Ross Tolbert: Waters Flow Margaret has painted the springs and rivers of this area for thirty years and brings her passion and her inestimable artistic skills to bear on these magical places. She writes, “The intense clarity of the water focuses a ferocious and vitreous radiance, a joyful and raging light.” She shows us this light and this energy in her magnificent paintings.


spring into north florida 2012

Sponsors WUFT Channel 5, WUFT 89.1 + 103.7 The Gator Central Florida Office Plus Target Copy Pais Landscapes GatorTec


Dharma Endowment Foundation Pattie Breedlove

Premier Partners

Doris Bardon Community Cultural Center Downtown Arts + Entertainment District Florida’s Eden Florida Museum of Natural History Hippodrome Theatre Open Air Arts Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art Santa Fe College Fine Arts Department Santa Fe College Spring Arts Festival Thornebrook/Millhopper Arts District UF Performing Arts Primavera Developed +Coordinated by

Downtown Music Venues

UF College of Fine Arts

“It all starts downtown” 101 Downtown, 201 SE 2nd Ave, Live jazz , Wed 8-10 pm :08 Eight Seconds, 201 W University Avenue, Country Music Amelia’s, 235 S Main Street #107, Live jazz, Wed 6-9 pm The Atlantic, 15 North Main Street Motown Showdown, Wednesdays: Hip basement Motown Club Doowutchyalike Thursdays: Dance to hot indie hits, raucous punk classics, trashy pop schlock while DJ Camero+Nick Fresh spin the jams. Big Lou’s, 5 SE 2nd Ave, Live Music, Thurs – Sat The Bull, 18 SW 1st Ave, Live music, Emiliano’s, 7 SE 1st Ave, Live jazz w/ Karl Weismantel Trio, Wed 6:30-10:30 Fat Tuscan, 725 NE 1st St. Live music. Fridays Lillian’s Music Store, 112 SE 1st Street, Live music Rocky’s Dueling Piano Bar, 12 S Main St Live dueling pianos: Wed - Sat Live Comedy: Wed Tall Paul’s Brewhouse, 10 SE 2nd Ave, Live music The Warehouse, 502 S Main St, Live music CONCERT VENUES -- check websites for schedules, tickets: Double Down Live, 210 SW 2nd Avenue: The Atlantic, 15 N. Main Street:

The College offers a stunning and diverse array of dance, theater, music, film, exhibitions and lectures at multiple venues on and off campus. Check for scores of offerings: 3/29 Chip Lord, Ant Farm member, photo+video, Cadillac Ranch 3/30 - 4/1, 4/3 - 4/7 She Stoops to Conquer, Constans Theatre In the series “Analogous Thinking in Arts+Sciences” -3/22 Todd Siler on his manifesto “ArtScience: Integrative Collaboration to Create a Sustainable Future” 3/29 David S. Goodsell, author, biomolecular artist and biologist

Acrosstown Repertory Theatre

3/30 - 4/15 presenting The Aunts by Gary Bonasorte 619 S. Main Street, Gainesville Since 1980, the ART has provided diverse sectors of the community opportunities to explore acting, writing, directing + production.

Thomas Center Galleries

3/2 - 4/28 Region 4: Transformation through Imagination 17 artists explore positive change at the local Cabot/Koppers EPA Superfund site in partnership with scientists and residents

Nature + Heritage Parks

Morningside Nature Center, 3540 E. University Avenue, Gainesville 3/30 - 3/31 “Go Native” Spring Native Plant Sale.

Florida State Park information:

Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park Dudley Farm Historic State Park Ichetucknee Springs State Park Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park O’Leno State Park Payne’s Prairie Preserve State Park River Rise Preserve State Park San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park

Painting at left by Margaret Tolbert. At right, Ichetucknee headsprings photograph by Sean Dowie.

Florida’s 900+ freshwater springs • Largest concentration of springs on the planet • The world’s to love • Ours to preserve

spring into north florida

Primavera Program 2012  
Primavera Program 2012  

Primavera debuts as a collaborative effort to put Gainesville on the map as the premier cultural destination in North Florida, celebrating u...