Voice of the Arts


The Harn Museum of Art in the UF Cultural Plaza in Gainesville is open Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Face coverings are required and one-way paths have been established to promote social distancing. Current exhibits include Peace, Power and Prestige: Metal Arts in Africa through November 20 and “Dreaming Alice: Maggie Taylor Through the Looking Glass” featuring an illustration of “Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There,” by Lewis Carroll. The whimsical subject matter and unique form of photography is intriguing to visitors of all ages. This exhibit runs through Jan. 3. More information available at harn.ufl.edu.


The upcoming University of Florida Performing Arts 2020 season at the Phillips Center features musical performances from a variety of genres. Pianist Richard Kogan performs works from Chopin and Schumann on September 29 and 30. The winner of the 2019 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, pianist Albert Cano Smit, performs on Oct. 14. Ulysses Owens Jr.’s Generation Y featuring the two-time Grammy winning jazz drummer will be on stage on Oct. 16 for two shows. The Lifeline Quartet performs African-American spirituals channeling centuries struggles and perseverance on Nov 6. Then on Nov. 12 the Joey DeFrancesco Trio features the modern master of the jazz organ. More info available at performingarts.ufl.edu.


The City of Gainesville Parks Recreation and Cultural Affairs has created Gainesville LIVE!, an online livestream spin-off, featuring Free Fridays alums plus newcomers in solo performances that are broadcast every Friday night at 8 p.m. on the Gainesville LIVE! Facebook page. The free online event brings the music in a new platform that makes a meaningful connection to the viewer at home, as if the show is being played just for you. Enjoy a wide range of music from a talented community of dedicated performers including rock, pop, soul, R & B, opera, Broadway and more featuring old favorites and new friends. More information and performance schedule available at https://www.facebook.com/freefridaysconcertseries.

Send information about arts events to Dana Hill at dhill@wuft.org.


Voice of the Arts is sponsored by:

UF Health