Episcopal and The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens to Partner for Arts

Episcopal School of Jacksonville’s Fine Arts Department is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens. This year’s partnership will include an evening entitled “Midsummer at the Cummer,” a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream presented by Episcopal students and performed in the Cummer’s gardens. This event will also include music and other festivities, and will take place on Thursday, April 23, 2020.  

“The dynamic and prestigious Cummer Museum offers many opportunities to engage and inspire through the arts in Jacksonville, and this partnership is designed to intentionally find opportunities to integrate our two communities,” said Katie Lebhar Black ‘95, Episcopal Director of Fine Arts. “ESJ students will be able to participate in the dynamic learning experiences that the Cummer has to offer through performance and visual arts, and patrons of the museum will have a new opportunity for community engagement through the artistic offerings of Episcopal’s students.”  

The school’s Episcopal & Jacksonville: Partners in Arts initiative was created in 2018 to further foster connection with and support of local artists and art organizations in an effort to increase collaboration for the school and local artists, galleries, and companies, and to produce high-quality performances and exhibitions that generate educational and cultural connections.  ESJ aims to be an effective resource for art making, cultural advancement, and community engagement. Episcopal endeavors to raise the profile of our great city as a place where the arts are alive and thriving. Episcopal began this initiative last year with three partners: Jacksonville Dance Theatre (JDT), Barbara Colaciello of Babs’Lab, and Indigo Art Therapy.