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2017 Oyster Roast

Friday, November 17, 2017   7:00 p.m.

Garden Club of Jacksonville, 1005 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville 32204

The annual Oyster Roast has become known as one of the best parties of the year.  More importantly, the Roast is a critical fundraising event, helping to support our effective advocacy, outreach, and education programs.  

Join us for delicious oysters and seafood from Fisherman's Dock, tasty food from Biscottis, live music from Firewater Tent Revival, and an outstanding Silent Auction, as we celebrate the St. Johns River and support St. Johns Riverkeeper.

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Note: Tickets purchased after 11/12/17 will be available at the door.

We are grateful to all of our generous sponsorsClick here for a description of sponsorship levels and a sponsor registration form.  For questions and more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jimmy Orth at 904-256-7919 or jimmy@stjohnsriverkeeper.org.

View photos from the 2016 Oyster Roast on our Facebook page.

FEATURED ARTIST

Image: River Life (1), glass sculpture

Brian Frus is an artist and an educator who currently runs the Glass Art program at Jacksonville University as Assistant Professor of Glass Art. He was previously the Director of Education at UrbanGlass in New York City and the Assistant Facilities Manager and Hot Shop Coordinator at the Pittsburgh Glass Center. Brian has a BFA is from Jacksonville University and an MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology; both degrees in Studio Arts with concentrations in Glass.  

In 2015, Brian's River Table was featured in the "Reflections: Artful Perspectives on the St. Johns River" exhibit at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens in Jacksonville. River Table was a depiction of "the progression from fresh water into brackish water into salt water as the river empties into the ocean" and an exploration of the "tension between the surface of the river and the hidden life underneath."

Brian explains his inspiration for the glass sculpture that he created for this year's Oyster Roast: "I am inspired by the natural world, its diverse beauty, and our collective journey through it all. In River Life (1), I explore my interest in life found both above and below the surface, and man’s ancient connections to our waterways."

Learn more about Brian on his website

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