On the first Friday of every month, St. Augustine’s art galleries welcome visitors to browse the latest art exhibits and enjoy refreshments and live entertainment at more than 25 participating galleries. For lovers of local art and culture, the First Friday Artwalk is a great way to celebrate both the start of a new month and the end of a long week. Spend your time hopping from gallery to gallery in the downtown area or jump on a complimentary shuttle and check out the galleries on the beach. But wherever you decide to spend your time, here’s what’s new at the April 5, 2019 First Friday Artwalk.
2051 MIGRANTS: A JOURNEY AT THE CORAZON
ArtBox Exhibits presents Art & Film at The Corazon Cinema & Cafe. Come see 2 showings of “2051 Migrants A Journey” by Yolanda Cruz and enjoy the pop up art show. Movie showings will be at 5:30 & 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday at 12:30pm.
PAIGE BRADLEY AT CUTTER & CUTTER GALLERY
Join Cutter & Cutter for an exclusive exhibition featuring over forty amazing sculptures and drawings by artist Paige Bradley. The gallery will host a reception for the artist on Friday, April 5 (6-10pm, RSVP req.). Paige will present new works and discuss the inspirations behind them. There will be a sculpting demonstration the following day, on Saturday, April 6 from 11am – 2pm in the gallery followed by an additional presentation and Meet & Greet at 5pm.
LORRAINE MILLSPAUGH AT SEA SPIRITS GALLERY
Sea Spirits Gallery is excited to feature the stunning paintings of Florida wildlife by Lorraine Millspaugh photographer and wildlife conservationist. Lorraine’s paintings of white herons, birds and beaches, and sea turtles beautifully translate the beauty and emotion of each subject into her vibrant acrylic paintings. Come by to see Lorraine paint live during the event!
JACKO VASSILEV AT LOST ART GALLERY
Jacko Vassilev is an internationally acclaimed art and press photographer, actively working in the field since 1983. Jacko has a gift for capturing the moment in the lives and expressive faces of the Bulgarian country people. He now resides in and travels the United States extensively documenting the North American people in a book of portraits, soon to be published. His photographs are included in the permanent collections of the International Center for Photography in New York City, the European Center of Photography in Paris, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.
SPRING MEMBERS SHOW AT THE ST. AUGUSTINE ART ASSOCIATION
Join the St. Augustine Art Association for their Spring Members Show on the April First Friday Artwalk. This exhibit will feature works in varied styles, media and subjects created by members of STAAA. The awards ceremony will take place at 7pm.
MARK MORAN AT BUTTERFIELD GARAGE ART GALLERY
An Artist Talk is an opportunity to hear Mark explain his inspiration behind his quirky visual storytelling. His later years has been focused on fine art where he works in 2 distinct media -drawing (graphite, prisma color, and pastel) and computer assisted (Photoshop). In describing his style Moran says, “It’s definitely on the realism narrative side but it’s story telling with a bit of twist. I like to leave clues, some obtuse some not so much to leave the viewer second guessing.”
For more information about First Friday Artwalks in St. Augustine, visit www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.com/first-friday-artwalk. All images via Facebook. Featured image via St. Augustine Art Association.
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