French Impressionism in Arts and Music

THE ST. AUGUSTINE ART ASSOCIATION & THE ST. AUGUSTINE MUSIC FESTIVAL PRESENT….. FRENCH IMPRESSIONISM IN ART & MUSIC: AN ART EXHIBIT AND CLASSICAL MUSIC PERFORMANCE. Enjoy an amazing afternoon at the art show, listen to world-class chamber music, and then visit the nights of lights. SAMF musicians will perform two of the major French Impressionist composers – Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel. TICKETS & LOCATION. Exhibition and concert will take place at the St. Augustine Art Association at 22 Marine St., Augustine 32084 at 1 pm on December 6. Register and purchase tickets for $50 a person at http://www.staaa.org/marguerite-casta… Seating is limited and Covid social distancing regulations will be used, including wearing face coverings. For more information call STAAA on 904.824.2310. Exhibition and concert will take place at the St. Augustine Art Association at 22 Marine St., Augustine 32084 at 1 pm on December 6. Register and purchase tickets for $50 a person at http://www.staaa.org/marguerite-casta… Seating is limited and Covid social distancing regulations will be used, including wearing face coverings. For more information call STAAA on 904.824.2310.

PAM JAM – a Poem, a Painting and a Song

One of 18 videos that can be viewed on the official PAM Jam website. The website is a hub of information featuring news on how to get involves with future editions of PAM Jam in Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra, and how to donate to the PAM Jam cause: financial scholarships for musicians displaced and impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak. https://pam-jam.com/

Loretta Leto, PAM Jam Coordinator: “The vision for PAM Jam is to have poets, artists and musicians collaborate and partner with organizations in their community to inspire artistic expression, provide hope and healing, and help local businesses recover from a worldwide pandemic,” said Coordinator Loretta Leto, “The original focus was on hospitals, schools, and nursing homes, but really any organization that wants to do a PAM Jam should contact us through the website.”

Cindy Wilson, PAM Jam 2020 Artist Coordinator
“For most of the artists, myself included, the artist-poet pairing was our first exposure to a cross-discipline collaboration. The “how” to approach the process was purposely undefined, encouraging each pair to explore uniquely, and has opened new creative pathways for many of the artists. For me, the experience has been profound. I was paired with poet Antonette Libro. Her keen observations and choice of words in her poetry continues to inspire and nudge me into previously unexplored subjects.  I am so grateful to be involved in this project.”

Chris Bodor, PAM Jam 2020 Poetry Coordinator “I am so blessed to be a part of the inaugural PAM Jam.”

St Johns Cultural Council Emergency Fund & More

The St Johns Cultural Council has an emergency fund for local artists and art organizations, also a concert series for April. Learn more and watch this video. For more info SJCC has a website, a newsletter and a FB page, so check it out.

Kirk Marsh Comes to St Augustine

Kirk Marsh is an environmental portrait photographer and digital artist. His work uses a strong sense of post production to enhance a cinematic transportive narrative. His subjects are engaged in their environment and action. Kirk’s love for humor certainly is seen in his images. His work can be seen in advertising campaigns, editorial stories and fine art galleries. He is now in St Augustine at the Rotunda of the St Johns County Administration Bldg., 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, and at W. B. Tatter Studio Gallery, 501 Anastasia Blvd, St. Augustine.

Art Box New Year’s Eve Special Event

Art Box will host painter Harry McCormick and members of Venardos Circus on December 31, between 6pm – 9pm. Come join a wonderful evening at the new gallery Art Box.

The Purple Lotus is a Unique Shop

The Purple Lotus manager Parker Nayman and owner DeAngel Carrion tell and show what this shop is all about. The color and energy at this shop is felt as soon as you come through the doors. New Age or Metaphysical its all here. and at two locations.

The San Marco Fine Art Festival 2019

The San Marco Fine Art Festival took place Nov. 30 & Dec. 1, under a beautiful warm sunny day. Many people enjoyed the art and artists at San Marco Square. First Coast TV got a chance to interact with the artists and the energy they brought to San Marco Square.

“Art Box” New Gallery Opens

A new gallery opened on 137 King Street, St Augustine, FL. Friday’s opening night was a who’s who in the local art scene, great energy and fun in a gallery that will make a difference in a community rooted in art. Welcome Art Box.

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.