Geek Out Art Show at Romanza

Sarbez! was the host of the Geek Out Art Show Vol. 3 on Saturday, May 4, 2019, as part of the Romanza Festivale of the Arts. A combination of an art show and a mini comicon, the event featured artists and comic book lovers from all over Florida gathering to showcase their talents.

In addition to the art on display, there was live music and booths set up by sponsors offering collectibles and accessories for sale.

Guests were invited to come in costume, and to bring their little Tanks Girls, Flashes, Wonder Women, Dr. Who’s, and Supermen along.

Degas at Lightner Museum

This special exhibition provides a rare look at over 100 original works on paper by the pioneering artist and his circle of friends. From the private collection of curator Robert Flynn Johnson and organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA in association with Denenberg Fine Arts, West Hollywood, CA., Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist offers unique insights into Degas’ inner world. Johnson’s collection includes more than 50 works by Degas himself along with a collection of drawings, prints, photographs, and monotypes created by Degas’s inner circle of artists. Pieces offering a fascinating look at the artist’s life and time include works by Mary Cassatt, Édouard Manet, Jean Leon Gerome, Alfred Stevens, Camille Pissarro, and Paul Cézanne to name a few.

Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist is on view at the Lightner from April 12, 2019 – June 16, 2019. 

Mary Hubley at the Rotunda

Mary Hubley is an internationally recognized award-winning coastal artist. Her beach and marsh landscapes are dramatic yet soft, with rich colors and soft edges. She lives on a Florida island where there is a never-ending source of salt water inspiration for paintings. Her travels have taken her throughout North America, Asia, and Europe, where she is incessantly drawn to painting other coastal locales. Hubley spent many years doing corporate art and book illustration. She has won awards in international art competitions, most notably first place in the Smithsonian Institution’s WaterWays exhibit, an award of excellence in a 2018 National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPS) exhibit, and an honor award in the 2018 Richeson75 Landscape show. Her work has appeared in two Richeson75 books, two “Best of America Artists” books, and “American Art Collector” magazine. She gives regular painting workshops and sells her work through prominent U.S. art galleries. Her art is now at the Rotunda at the St Johns Administration Bldg. at 500 San Sebastian View, St Augustine, FL.

Anna Meets the Poets

Anna Miller came to the Ancient City Poets reading on Sunday January 27th at the Corazon Cinema & Cafe in St Augustine. She met some of the poets for the first time. She thanked them for being part of her “Refractions” exhibition at the rotunda of the St Johns County Administration Building. The poets likewise thanked her for incorporating another form of art as poetry in her exhibition and allowing them to express themselves through her art. The poets read all the poems that are sharing a spot with her work at the rotunda to a packed house at the Corazon. It was truly a lovely afternoon. “Refractions” will be displaying till March 15th 2019.

Anna Miller’s Exhibit Opens

Longtime St. Johns County resident and artist, Anna Miller open her art exhibit at the St. Johns County Administrative Building’s Rotunda through March 1, 2019.  There was original poetry, produced by various poets via the Ancient City Poets organization, shown adjacent to Miller’s artwork.

The Grand Opening was January 15 from 8:15am-9:00am prior to the regularly scheduled St. Johns County Commission meeting.

Admission is free and can be viewed Monday through Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm.

“REFRACTIONS” and Anna Miller

My vision began to worsen early on in life. However, I often would not wear my glasses and would start seeing the world differently from the position of a nearsighted person. It was a world without details but with interesting designs, fragments of light with shadows, and incomplete patterns. One of my favorite examples of fragmentation was the fluid design created by light in moving water. The movement of light through water was captivating and meditative: It always brought peace to my soul. My paintings expressed refractions of light. Refractions comes from the observation and perception of color and light patterns found in nature. During painting of these new designs based on refractions, I would get lost in meditation of color, shapes, and lines, discovering limitless possibilities and combinations. “Refractions” also brought the Ancient City Poets of St Augustine FL to be part of this exhibition by bringing two forms of abstract together in one place. Anna’s art and the poems will be available for viewing in the Rotunda of the St Johns County Administration Building during normal business hours (8am – 5pm) from January 3rd, 2019. You are cordially invited to the official opening of “Refractions” in the Rotunda at 8:15am January 15th, 2019. Exhibition will be on display till March 15, 2019.

By Popular Demand “Portrait of an Artist”

People keep asking me (Jorge Rivera) about wanting to see the short documentary I put together about the artist (painter) Harry McCormick filmed here in NE Florida and NYC titled “PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST”. Many people were not able to attend the first showing of it at the Corazon Cinema & Cafe in mid August. As you all probably know Harry McCormick is a world renowned artist, and St Augustine was lucky enough to have an exhibition of his art (July 3 – September 20) at St Johns County Administration Building. His art was also being displayed at The Vault 1930 Art Gallery in Jacksonville. So here it is, please enjoy.

Color Pop at The Gallery Group

The Gallery Group is a local gallery that celebrates regional & international artists. Their mission is to create community through art. They are an Art Gallery. Their artists are local, regional and international. Every 1st Friday they have a wonderful art opening. An opportunity to eat, drink, mingle, and be inspired. The Color Pop this last Friday from 5-7pm with entertainment by Stephan the Cello Man! First Coast.TV got a chance to speak with artist Sylvia Gortz. Don’t miss your chance to see and purchase some beautiful art! COLOR POP Art exhibit @The Gallery Group. Featuring 6 artists- including Laura O’Neal, Vaughn Cochran, Lyne St Amand, James MacDonald & Sylvia Gortz. If you missed this last Friday don’t worry the art will be up through the end of August.

Silent Auction Grand Prize is Announced

The Silent Auction Grand Prize is announced. The silent auction will take place at the Corazon cinema & Cafe on August 16th 2018 from 11:30am-2:00pm. This is the Grand Prize among many other silent auction items.

All are invited to attend, meet Harry McCormick, and a short documentary on Harry McCormick by Jorge Rivera will be screened.

Wendy Tatter Studio Gallery

Wendy Tatter just opened a gallery on 501 Anastasia Blvd, sSt Augustine, FL. The Wendy Tatter Studio Gallery had its grand opening on Sunday August 5th, from 5pm – 9pm.