Beaches Fine Arts Series mourns the passing of our Founder, Jim Johnson, on … [Read More...]
Beaches Fine Arts Series mourns the passing of our Founder, Jim Johnson, on August 11, 2017. Jim’s vision for a free performing arts series featuring the highest quality performers led to the establishment of Beaches Fine Arts Series in 1972. As the choirmaster and organist at St. Paul’s by-the-Sea, he worked with the then current rector, Father Neil Gray, to create the series as an outreach for the church. In 1990, Beaches Fine Arts Series incorporated as a nonprofit, 501c-3 entity, with Jim as its first Executive Director. Jim was at the helm of BFAS for 25 years prior to his retirement. Jim’s family requests that donations be made to the Beaches Fine Arts Founder’s Fund in his memory. His legacy is a lasting gift to the North Florida community.
Here is a link to an article printed at the time of his retirement: http://jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/090998/nes_bbbarts_.html#.WZW4iK3_nwc