St Augustine Festival 2019 Day 2

On day two of the SAFF we got a chance to speak to Tracy Halcomb the producer of “Cracking Aces” and to actress and director Karen Allen. We also were able to attend the opening reception party of the film festival, a real hoot of a time.

The St. Augustine Film Festival features three more days of films from multiple countries shown at several theaters within walking distance of one another in St. Augustine’s historic district. The 2019 St Augustine Film Festival is taking place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, January 18, 19, and 20. Films are shown in Lewis Auditorium, the Gamache-Koger Theater at Flagler College, the St. Augustine Distillery, and at all three viewing rooms of the Corazon Cinema and Cafe. The St. Augustine Film Festival is now in its ninth year. Films include comedies from all over the world as well as fine films from independent U.S. filmmakers. This year’s Festival also includes several documentaries, including four that involved St. Augustine residents.

St Augustine Film Festival 2019 Day 1

The St. Augustine Film Festival features four days of films from multiple countries shown at several theaters within walking distance of one another in St. Augustine’s historic district. The 2019 St Augustine Film Festival will take place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, January 18, 19, and 20, with a Preview Day on Thursday, January 17. Films are shown in Lewis Auditorium, the Gamache-Koger Theater at Flagler College, the St. Augustine Distillery, and at all three viewing rooms of the Corazon Cinema and Cafe. Films The St. Augustine Film Festival, now in its ninth year. Films will include comedies from all over the world as well as fine films from independent U.S. filmmakers. This year’s Festival also includes several documentaries, including four that involved St. Augustine residents.

Lincolnville Jazz at the Excelsior 2019

Lincolnville Jazz at the Excelsior started this December 2018 and goes through April 2019. The jazz series, which showcases jazz through the ages from its African roots to the fusion sounds of the millennia in historic St. Augustine, will feature nine performances throughout five months. The featured performances that are still to come include: January 18, 2019 Eric Carter & Company: Live Jazz Fusion February 8, 2019 Desmon Duncan-Walker: Classical Jazz Vocals from Greats like Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald March 15, 2019 Ron McCurdy: The Langston Hughes Project March 16, 2019 Catch The Groove: Jazz Vocals March 29, 2019 Victoria Horne: Music from The American Songbook April 19, 2019 Clarence Herrington: Musical Interpretation and Songs through the Ages Visit the Lincolnville Jazz at the Excelsior page to learn more, including performance times, locations and ticket-purchasing options.

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.

Frosty Myers at the St Augustine Film Festival

First Coast.TV caught up with Frosty Myers to talk about his up coming film at the St Augustine Film Festival 2019. The Art and Times of Frosty Myers, documents the career of sculptor Forrest “Frosty” Myers over the past half-century. Coming to New York City from San Francisco in 1961, he entered a rapidly changing art scene. American artists were ripping away established European traditions, replacing them with Abstract Expressionism, Pop, Minimalism, Conceptualism, Earth Art, Hard Edge painting and sculpture, and embracing Art and Technology. The cultural changes of the social justice movements and the anti-war protests were intertwined with the daily lives of Frosty and other artists. Their camaraderie at the famed New York City bar, Max’s Kansas City, created synergies in art, music and culture. These artists pioneered living and working in abandoned lofts and led the urban renewal in what became the downtown scene in lower Manhattan, Soho and ultimately Brooklyn. Frosty’s wide-ranging works include NYC landmark artwork “The Wall” aka the Gateway to Soho, “The Moon Museum” the first art placed on the Moon, and his radical furniture that blurred the lines of art and design. Frosty has produced a body of work that pushes all boundaries. The film can be seen on Sunday, Jan.20th at 1pm at the Flagler Lewis Auditorium.

“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.

St Augustine Ballet “The Nutcracker”

The St. Augustine Ballet performs The Nutcracker every holiday season at Flagler College’s Lewis Auditorium. This year, there were four performances over two days: at 1:30 and 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, December 22 and 23, 2018.

Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker is a traditional thing to do during the holidays, and one of the most loved Christmas stories, based on E.T. A. Hoffman’s The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. The St. Augustine Ballet production was directed by Artistic Director Luis Abella.

First Coast Opera Performs “The Marriage of Figaro”

First Coast.TV visited First Coast Opera during their rehearsal of The Marriage of Figaro. We got the chance to speak to artistic director Curt Tucker to give us the scoop on this event. The Marriage of Figaro will perform January 5-6, 2019 at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College on14 Granada Street, St. Augustine, FL

Hurley and the St Augustine Film Festival 2019

The SAFF will start on January 17th thru January 20th. First Coast .TV got the chance to speak with legendary car race driver Hurley Haywood about his documentary Hurley that will play at the SAFF on January 19th at 2:15pm at the Flagler Lewis Auditorium. Gregory von Hausch the CEO and director of the SAFF was also there to tell us more about the SAFF.

Venardos Circus Returns to St Augustine

The Little Circus That Could

The Venardos Circus held its first performance in 2014
at the LA County Fair.

Created by former Ringling Bros. Ringmaster Kevin Venardos, the show featured a cast of 6 artists in a kind of Broadway/Circus Musical. It was just a little Circus… but it had great BIG dreams.

In the years since, Venardos Circus has grown into a living example of the power of dreams, reinventing the American Circus tradition for a new generation, and bringing joy to people everywhere.

Back to St Augustine with a whole brand new show to amaze and delight! Dec. 19th 2018 thru Jan. 27th 2019
Go to website www.venardoscircus.com for more details.