“Inside Out City,” a locally developed, outdoor, public projection project, has announced an open call to artists in advance of its July 9 debut. The initiative is spearheaded by muralist, designer and educator Barbara Hionides and Jacksonville Science Festival Director Victor Toribio. The call to artists is open through June 21, 2021.
Described as “a public art project that digitally collects local art and projects them onto public spaces across the City of Jacksonville,” seeks digital submissions from artists and creators of all ages and skill levels, from total beginners to the most established.
Visual art, photography, poetry, spoken word, dance, song and animation are all viable forms for this piece, as long as they can be submitted in a digital format, including audio and video.
Like ACE Tours’ “On the Fence” Open Air Gallery Experience, “Inside Out City” is a participant in the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville‘s JAX Arts Project grant program. Another common feature of the two projects is the touring aspect.
“Inside Out City” public events will be grouped into a series of walking routes in public spaces; sites include Springfield, James Weldon Johnson Park, Arlington and Jacksonville Beach. The projections will take shape on trees, valleys, abandoned structures, blank walls, and forgotten billboards for a night of public viewing.
Something of a world citizen, Barbara has lived and studied a multiple of artistic disciplines in Philadelphia, New York, Berlin, and Greece before settling in Jacksonville in 2018. She’s currently an art teacher at The Foundation Academy, where she teaches K-12 students “how to think and create like artists.”
This project is made possible in part by funding from The JAX Arts Project, sponsored by the PNC Foundation in partnership with the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, with special thanks to the City of Jacksonville Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services.