Align by Allen Ball

A University of North Florida student and alumni fine art exhibition exploring the idea of community. Together, these works display varying roles, identities, and definitions. The community experience fosters the foundation for growth. When natural, emotional and societal expressions align, a flourishing community is created.

We are pleased to present this body of work at the Vandroff Art Gallery of the Jewish Community Alliance, an important component of Jacksonville's community.

Works will be for sale.


Study Abroad in Croatia by Allen Ball

Recently I received a generous scholarship to go on a week long adventure to Croatia where I stayed in a country villa just outside Motovun in Istria, Croatia. I sketched and painted as I went on daytrips to Rovinj, Grojnan, Motovun, Pula, and a few coastal towns, where I swam in the Adriatic, explored vineyards and tasted local honey. Here are just a few photos from the trip.

UNF Preserve Hike by Allen Ball

Today I walked the Goldenrod (2.8 mi) and Blueberry (1.5mi) trails in the Robert W. Loftin Nature Trails within the Sawmill Slough Preserve. The preserve includes wetland and some drier habitats like longleaf pine- Turkey Oak woodlands at the sand ridge which were once ancient sand dunes whereas the wetlands just below was an ancient backwater lagoon.