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 July 6, 2018 First Friday Artwalk.
Tina Henle at Butterfield Garage
Photography has always been a part of Tina’s life. She was raised in a family where art and travel were the centerpieces of focus. Tina’s love of travel and experiencing other cultures has taken her to all parts of the world. In describing her process and approach to photography Tina says: “I have always been a “straight” photographer with little or no manipulation of imagery, attuning to optimal compositions and lighting, often seeking an abstraction of subject or an irony and ambiguity of a situation be it people, landscape or artifact. For the past forty years, the medium of photography has allowed me the immediacy of connection and expression to offer the viewer a window into my world and to different ways of seeing. I am a wanderer at heart and photography gives me the focus and tool for my vision.“
Tina’s photography will be featured at Butterfield Garage Gallery during the month of July. Come meet Tina, view a collection of her thought-provoking work First Friday, July 6 from 5-9. Tina will be presenting an artist talk at 6 pm in the Butterfield Gallery.
Peter Carolin at Sea Spirits Gallery
Majestic palms, bright blue skies, and breezy beach-scapes! Peter Carolin is an award-winning painter and sculptor. He co-curated and participated in several Florida landscape exhibitions and was co-director of the Winter Fine Art Fair, hosted by the Gainesville Fine Arts Association. Carolin devotes much of his time to fundraising for charitable causes like health, education, nature conservation, and homeless veterans. In 2008, he was named “Artist of the Year” by the Council for Exceptional Children. Carolin made posters for several art festivals and public radio and television fundraising. His work is collected by corporations, including Golder Associates, Naylor Association Solutions, University of Florida Health, Avmed, Exactech, several bank and financial institutions, and Busch Gardens. His work is also part of over 500 national and international private collections.
Sally Evans at High Tide Gallery
Dramatic use of color stirs Sally Evans’ soul and helped her realize her lifetime goal was to become a full-time painter. From the beaches of her home state of Florida to the deserts of New Mexico and Arizona, expressive use of color and bold designs are the hallmarks of Evans’ work. The award-winning artist has a BFA in Graphic Art and Fine Art from the University of South Carolina. In addition to her landscapes, Evans loves animals and creates whimsical portraits of dogs, cats, horses and other animals who catch her fancy. She lives in Central Florida with her artist husband.
Art Camp Exhibit at the St. Augustine Art Association
Over the month of June, children in grades 1 through 6 have learned to express themselves through techniques in painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, and other artistic methods. Each week-long session had a different theme taught by Master Artists who are dedicated to teaching young artists. You can see the art created by these students at the July First Friday Artwalk.
Linda Olsen at Grand Bohemian Gallery
Celebrated local artist, Linda Olsen presents her new show “Destination Paradise.” Featuring her signature fanciful approach to tropical subjects, the show is an inspiring look into paradise. Get swept away in these incredible works!
For more information about First Friday Artwalks in St. Augustine, visit www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.com/first-friday-artwalk. Featured image by Linda Olsen.
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