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.

St Augustine Talks Prison Reform

On September 9th the Corazon Cinema and Cafe was packed with concerned local citizens who wished to learn more on prison reform in Florida and the United States.

Film, printed materials, speakers and a discussion panel were part of the entire education package on this subject. Hopefully informing the attendees on what to do in order to be part of the solution.

SJCC Workshop on “How to Get Your Art in a Gallery”

Learn the best practices of how to get your work into an Art Gallery. There will be three local gallery owners to share this information. Ms. Jan Miller – Butterfield Garage Gallery Ms. Sylvia Gortz – The Gallery Group and Ms. Karen Sheridan – Plum Gallery What is the best way to contact/approach a Gallery? Who is the Key contact person? Do your research to see if the gallery is a good match for your work and level of experience. Does the artist need to develop a relationship with the gallery. What are the galleries submission policies? How do you find it? Bring your questions or come to network. As always, there is no charge for this workshop brought to you by the St. Johns Cultural Council.

GATSBY’S LOST GENERATION 2018

GATSBY’S LOST GENERATION St Augustine 2018 The Greatest Event in St Augustine!! Gatsby was BACK! Saturday, April 28th, 2018 at the Lightner Museum from 7pm to 11:00pm! ​VW of St. Augustine was at it again, and if you’ve been to one of their parties, then you know it’s unbelievable. Lightner Museum, was rocked by the Mother of all parties! And Wait…There was an after Party again this year! The fun kept going at the Corazon Cinema from 11pm to 1:00am. Karla and the gang know how to keep the party going too!! The Gatsby Party kept the champagne flowing and the awesome music made the masses dance the night away!

“Everyone Behaves Badly, Given the Chance“ – Hemingway

1927 – was brought back to life!!

EMMA: The Gainesville Symphony Orchestra

St Augustine experienced the excitement and pleasure of truly beautiful music as the New Year and EMMA brought the Gainesville Symphony Orchestra to Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, Saturday, Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m. For more than 30 years the Gainesville Symphony Orchestra has brought music lovers to their feet in appreciation of performance after performance.

St Augustine Chanukah 2017

First Coast.TV spoke with Rabbi Vogel and his wife Fraidy and learned that each year, during the holiday of Chanukah, Chabad of St. Augustine, with the assistance of the City of St. Augustine, sponsors a Chanukah Menorah Lighting Celebration in the heart of the old city. This community-wide festival is open to the public free of charge. The event features entertainment, holiday crafts and activities for the children, traditional Chanukah foods, and holiday kits. The highlight of the program is the Menorah lighting ceremony, as the mayor is honored with the kindling of the lead flame.The annual Chanukah celebration has become a highlight of the year for the St. Augustine Jewish community and a meaningful event for the community at large! This year’s event is scheduled to take place Wednesday, Dec. 13th at 5:30pm, at the gazebo at the Plaza de la Constitucion. It is an evening that celebrates the universal message of Chanukah; the triumph of good over evil and the infinite power of a single act of kindness and humanity.

Post Hurricane Irma

The city of St Augustine is in clean up mode after hurricane Irma. First Coast.TV went to see the damage and the efforts to recover.

Mayor Talks Hurricane Irma

First Coast.TV got a moment to talk to the Mayor of St Augustine Nancy Shaver about the potential danger of hurricane Irma as it approaches the state of Florida, less than a year since the devastation of hurricane Matthew.

St Augustine Speaks About Confederate Monuments

St Augustine citizens came to St Paul AME Church to have an orderly forum concerning the fate of some confederate monuments in public spaces. The event was hosted by Rev. Ron Rawls and people spoke against and for the these symbols of the confederacy.

To see the entire forum of 1 hour and 13minutes go to :

The Oscars at the Corazon

The Corazon Cinema & Cafe once again had its Oscars party, with red carpet, photo shoot, appetizers, champagne, live entertainment and prizes . The event is one well dressed crowd, having lots of fun in an eclectic movie  ambiance.

These Oscars had a surprise ending.