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.

A Drum Corps for St Augustine

Our Re-Established Old City Drum Corps was founded in 2018. In 1975 when US Army veteran Master Drum Major George Carroll lead the East Florida Fife & Drum at the start of the First Night Watch Parade, he couldn’t know that one of his students, Sr. Drum Sgt. & C.F.O. Michael S. Thomas would re-establish that group in 2018 to form Old City Drum Corps. As Founder & Chairman Of The Board, Sr. Drum Sgt. Thomas, re-organized Old City Drum Corps (OCDC) and is proud to have trained under George Carroll, honored and excited to share our vision & mission of the New Old City Drum Corps. The professional musicians of Old City Drum Corps recall the days of 16th thru 18th century periods as they parade in uniforms patterned after those worn by the musicians of that time. Every Professional Musician of Old City Drum Corps is Highly skilled with years of training either in military service and or trained under world renown musicians. Many of our musicians are award-winning artists and full-time musicians, They are not re-en actors. The Corps uses century period, handmade rope-tension drums which bring to life the exciting sounds of 16th thru 18th century drumming. Old City Drum Corps consists of local Saint Augustine professional musicians trained in military marching, choreography and time period music. The size of their ensembles can be as small as a two man drumming solo exhibition…and as large as a full 12pc. Fife & Drum Corps with color guard & Drum Major. The Musicians of Old City Drum Corps have been rehearsing diligently so as to debut the Corps this upcoming parade season here in Old Town Saint Augustine. We are currently Booking Parades/Community Events/Education & Special Events, Please contact Booking Agent ; (904) 392-4707 Dedicated to U.S. Army Veteran Master Drum Major George Carroll, the “Original” East Florida Fife & Drum, and First “Night Watch Parade”.

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.

Harry McCormick Event with Silent Auction Aug. 16th

On August 16th 2018, the Harry McCormick Exhibition will have an event at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe at 11:30am till 2:00pm. This event will include a short documentary on Harry Mccormick, the chance to meet Harry McCormick in person and a silent auction. All are invited and welcome to this free event. Harry McCormick Exhibition is currently displayed at the Rotunda in the St Johns County Administration Bldg. on 500 San Sebastian View, St Augustine FL from 8am till 5pm, Monday-Friday till Sept. 20th.

Some of the silent auction items:

1) Grand Prize: St. Augustine Distillery Private after-hours tour and Custom Painting by
Harry McCormick. Winner gets a tour of St. Augustine’s prime distillery and restaurant. Additionally, Harry will paint the winner(s) at a bar in the location and sign it as a unique gift.
(Art: Forwarded photos of St. Augustine Distillery from Phillip McDaniel).

2) Golf basket, including an author-signed copy of “Men on the Bag: The Caddies of Augusta National,” which is a part of a soon-to-be released film documentary on caddies called “Loopers” (www.loopersmovie.com). Also included is a Masters Tournament hat and other golf gifts.
(see attached re book, flim).

3) Private Chef Dinner for 2: A private dinner with a chef with an expected value of $350.
(Art: Found art of a chef at a dinner).

4) Waterford Goblets: 2 shining water goblets from the standard of beautiful crystal.
(Art: Found art of a pair of Waterford goblets).

5) .70 Diamond Earrings: These nearly 3/4 carat diamond studs are a spectacular staple for any woman’s jewelry box.
(Art: Found art of diamond earrings).

6) Camping, Gardening, Kitchen, Car care, Zoo, Family Health baskets: Variety is the spice of life. Have fun bidding on your hobbies or build some memories with family and friends.
(Art: TBA)

7) Town Center Eating Tour: Gift cards to Moxie, Brio, Cheesecake Factory and California Pizza Kitchen.
(Art: Found art of Moxie or Cheesecake or Pizza Kitchen).

8) Hermès Ladies Scarf: This iconic, French-made scarf is an ultra-exclusive fashion statement that has appeared on some of the best-dressed ladies in history.
(Art: Screen capture of video of scarf).

9) One Ocean Resort Stay- This luxurious 1-night stay includes a deluxe room, valet, all resort fees and breakfast.
(Art: Found art of One Ocean Resort).

and many more……

“The Owl and the Pussycat” by First Coast Opera

First Coast Opera brings The Owl and the Pussycat to the Corazon Cinema & Cafe

After Felix Sherman, an aspiring author and bookshop clerk in New York City, reports to landlord Rapzinsky that neighbor Doris is a prostitute, the woman is evicted, immediately moves into his apartment in the middle of the night, and denounces Felix as a homosexual informant. Astonished, Felix allows her to stay. When his guest develops hiccups he attempts to cure her by ……..

Harry McCormicks Grand Opening Reception

The In the Mood Art Exhibit, artwork by world-renowned artist Harry McCormick, will be on display all summer at the St. Johns County Administrative Building’s Rotunda. Sponsored by the St. Johns County Cultural Council and supported in part by a grant from the Crisp-Ellert Fund of the Community Foundation of Northeast Florida, the showing is scheduled for July 3-Sept. 20 with a grand opening July 17 from 8:15-9 a.m., in the Rotunda prior to the regularly scheduled St. Johns County Commission meeting. McCormick’s painting, Stocca Baccala, which was awarded first place in the prestigious St. Augustine Art Association Spring Show, is featured at the exhibition along with 40 other McCormick masterpiece works. McCormick, who recently moved to the St. Johns County area, will be on site for much of the showing. The New Jersey native is noted for his realistic paintings with a focus on light and shadow and he has been called a painter of “interiors” and “genre”‘ – such as ordinary people doing ordinary things like a series of people looking at paintings in museums and galleries.

http://www.mccormickstudios.com/

Trump Club Meets at Fountain of Youth

Trump Club American BBQ Picnic happened at the Fountain of Youth on Saturday, July 14th, from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.

The Keynote Speaker was Congressman John Rutherford. The event was well attended with probably 175 attendees to the event.

So the beautiful day was full of speakers, BBQ and all about Trump. For the Trump fan a not to miss event. Diane Scheriff stated that more events like these are planned for the year.

 

Honoring Annette Cappella

Gala Luncheon a Big Success!
There were 104 people at Amici’s Restaurant for the luncheon honoring Annette Cappella, former Chair and State Committeewoman of the St. Johns Democratic Party.

The Florida Democratic Party Chair, Terrie Rizzo declared Saturday, July 14, 2018 Annette Cappella Day.

Business & Accounting Basics For Artists

Back by popular demand, this workshop is geared toward artists and art organizations looking to launch or organize their art business. Louise Anderson, a certified public accountant, will present this lecture and will address how to choose the right business structure for your art company, creative partnership, or cooperative. She will speak about tax returns, tax on sales, and tax deductions. Louise will also provide information on handy, online accounting tools and tips for your art business.

Louise is a CPA with Carr, Riggs & Ingram LLC, an accounting and business advising firm with offices in St. Augustine and Gainesville, and she provides consulting and tax services to small business and individual clients in the Northeast Florida area. She writes articles for various publications and is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA). Louise is also active in her service and leadership in the community. Not only was she the past President of the Rotary Club of St. Augustine, but she is also a board member of the Betty Griffin House, Flagler Hospital Health Service Board, and First Coast Technical College Education Foundation.

Louise has the heart of a teacher, and her clients benefit from her educational approach to accounting and consulting. She will be an extremely valuable source for all your practical business information. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your knowledge about business, taxes, and accounting to improve your art business. We highly encourage all artists and art organizations to attend this exceptionally effective workshop on July 21st, Saturday, 1030am at The Gallery Group, 303C Anastasia Blvd, St Augustine, FL.

“Dancing Stars of St. Johns County,” 2018 Was Just Amazing

The St. Augustine Community School of Performing Arts presented “Dancing Stars of St. Johns County,” a lively competition along the lines of  the popular TV show, “Dancing with the Stars,” and featuring entrants from St. Johns County. The event took place on the stage of the Lewis Auditorium on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.

Local celebrities teamed up with professional dance instructors and competed in front of a panel of judges for two awards: People’s Choice and Judge’s Choice.

Participants in this year’s Dancing Stars of St Johns County included Julie Basham, Jonathan Birbal, Kalee Howell, Brian Kurz, Madeline Rivera, Natalie Swift, Noelani Taylor, and Tina Verduzco.

The fundraiser was to  benefit the community programs of the St. Augustine Community School of Performing Arts, whose mission is to give the community the gift of music through private vocal and instrumental lessons, ensembles, summer outreach camps, private scholarships, and more. Sponsors of the event included Arthur Murray Dance Centers and Murray Automotive Group.