Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. – May 6, 2024 – First Coast Cultural Center will host an art exhibit opening and show for fiber artist Jessica Pinsky. Pinsky, based in Cleveland, Ohio, will share her hand-woven images that represent a variety of themes, including memory, childbirth, the passage of time, and motherhood in her visually expressive pieces. Her artwork bridges weaving, sculpture, and painting. The artist opening reception will be held on Tuesday, May 21, from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at 6000B Sawgrass Village Circle in Ponte Vedra Beach. The work will be exhibited through July 5.

As the Executive Director of Praxis Fiber Workshop, a community textile organization in Cleveland, and adjunct professor at the Cleveland Institute of Art, Pinsky leads programming for artists of all ages in traditional textile creations on the loom.

According to Donna Guzzo, First Coast Cultural Center’s Executive Director and CEO, the exhibit is free and open to the public with educational and cultural components for viewing and conversations with Pinsky on May 21. “We welcome the public to enjoy the exhibit opening and reception. The purpose of the event is to bring more understanding about textile arts and its positive impact in the creative community,” she said.

First Coast Cultural Center’s new building is formally opened with arts, culture, community activities, and a gift shop. The Center is a place to create, understand, and experience the arts. The organization accomplishes its goals through exhibitions of local, regional and national artists in a variety of media through educational and enlivening events, quality arts classes, lectures, and workshops. Key programs include Sound Connections® Music Therapy for children with disabilities which is offered free of charge to students at St. Johns County schools including Title I schools which provide additional resources to economically disadvantaged students. Also, Kick StART after school arts enrichment programs and services are available and include Title 1 schools with the help of grant funding. Summer camps are available with online registration along with additional seasonal children’s camps, and adult programs. Visit the website at https://firstcoastculturalcenter.org.