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COCA Spotlight: Michelle Hearn “Florida dreams make history as museum turns 40”

Florida has always been good to Michelle Hearn. Though originally from Arkansas, she’s called Tallahassee home for nearly a decade and currently works as senior curator for the Museum of Florida History.

By: Amanda Sieradzki, COCA | May 21, 2018

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Waging Peace exhibit reaches into the classroom

“How do we proactively practice peace in our lives?” Local artist and educator Sara Chang often contemplates this question. Her photographic collage mandalas symbolize wholeness and balance.

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COCA Spotlight: Mike Herrin “History gets ‘Salty’ at Monticello Opera House”

A Quincy native, Mike Herrin feels at home in Monticello, and finds joy in discovering the unique characteristics of the community. Stepping into the role of Executive Director of the Monticello Opera House this past year, he feels he’s learned a lot about the...

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The Art Materials Collection at the National Gallery of Art

Benday dots and Nepalese mongoose hair?

Young troupe presents a condensed version of play at Shakespeare Festival

Shakespeare’s legacy has endured for more than 400 years and there’s no expiration date in sight. A new generation is embracing his works and putting their own spin on them.

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COCA Spotlight: Tony Lombardo “Art, bikes and history come together in Havana”

Tony Lombardo, Executive Director of Havana Main Street, wants to see Havana sparkle again. On first glance strolling through downtown, not every building readily shows its 100 years worth of history, dating back to the late 1800s when Havana was the booming titan of the shade...

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Students team up on sculpture to celebrate school’s 10th anniversary

Conley Elementary school will be marking its 10th anniversary next year and a monumental celebration is planned. All 850 students, kindergarten-fifth grade, have participated in the creation of a special sculpture.