The Puerto Rican History, Art, and Culture Exposition was a one day event on October 9, 2021 at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL.
The exposition opened a window into the past of the island of Puerto Rico through photos, news clippings and artifacts used in everyday living, and of course art. Arlene Ortiz has been the visionary and organizer behind this wonderful event and it will return next year.
Anna Miller’s Inner Light: In a Time of Pandemic, is a celebration of the human spirit through abstraction. Filled with bright colors and energized forms, this group of paintings represents an exploration of the artist’s personal development in the midst of struggle. Inspired by the natural beauty of St. Johns County, Miller’s series interprets these surroundings through the poetic and metaphorical expression of semi-abstract imagery. Sub-tropical flowers and plants, stormy skies, and the drama and power of the ocean and sun inform the artist’s visual language consisting of geometric shapes, refracted light patterns, and dynamic lines. Exhibition July 2 to August 13, 2021 at the Lightner Museum, located at 75 King St. in historic downtown, St Augustine, FL
Wendy Tatter Gallery & Studio usually brings an event or show at the end of the month, this June she will bring a short exhibit called Cuba, Cuba, Cuba, featuring author and artist Marisella Veiga. It will be lots of fun.
A new exhibit at the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center features five Black women who worked to make a difference during the civil rights movement and beyond. These women are icons and role models for the future generations of strong women.
On March 27th/2021 at 500pm till 800pm Lee Weaver will be showing his Light Boxes at I Tech on 1797 Moultrie Road in St Augustine. The Light Boxes are in all shapes and configurations and a source of fun to the eyes.
Thinking Small: The Amazing Miniature World of Thomas Rahner, which is a retrospective of St. Augustine resident Thomas Rahner’s small boat building skills.
Thomas Rahner, a native of St. Augustine, is a Professor Emeritus of Flagler College with 35 years of teaching experience. Rahner, a U.S. Army veteran, was the founder of the Theater Department at Flagler College, where he also served as a chairman for 31 years, and retired around 1998, when he took up a more leisurely avocation of building models of trains, planes and ships. During his latter 13 years as a college professor, he constructed exact replicas of play sets for the Limelight Theatre before each production. So transportation model building was no challenge.
The exhibit is being displayed in the Lightner MuseumEast Room, located on the Mezzanine level.
If you attended one of the many celebrations held in conjunction with St. Augustine’s 450th anniversary last summer, chances are, you may have been one of the 450 faces included in Michael LeGrand’s “Faces of the 450th” project. The project, which highlighted the diversity and individuality of St. Augustine residents and public figures through a series of headshots, is on display in the Rotunda Gallery at the St. Johns County Administration Building from February 7 through April 20, 2017. “Faces of the 450th” drew inspiration from one of photography’s most amazing portfolios, the “American West Series” by Richard Avedon, which captured subjects in various posed and non-posed moments against a white backdrop, which acted as a blank canvas, allowing the subject to stand out and be highlighted. Michael LeGrand’s pseudo-improvisational headshots were shot at different community events such as Farmers Markets, Music in The Plaza, and other locations. Just as Avedon’s American West photos captured a diverse subset of the American culture, LeGrand’s photos captured a similarly diverse subset of our St. Augustine community.
The African American story is one characterized by pain and glory, power and civility, enslavement and freedom. A Place for All People will evoke the power of oration and freedom stories, the brilliance of artistic achievement, and the soaring heights of cultural expression, philosophy, sports, and politics. In addition to profiling the long struggle to create the Museum, the building’s architectural design and its prominent location on the National Mall, the poster exhibit is a survey of the African American community’s powerful, deep and lasting contributions to the American story.