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 June 1, 2018 First Friday Artwalk.
Three Signature Artists at Amistad
Amistad will feature three signature artists for First Friday Art Walk From the peaceful batiks of Cindy Wilson to the joyful acrylics of Deanne Kellogg, topped by some of the finest oil paintings depicting scenes of St. Augustine, this First Friday will showcase some of their favorites. Enjoy complimentary wine tasting and live music with Dennis Fermin Spanish Guitar.
Lyne St. Amand at The Gallery Group
Come experience a feast for the eyes with Canadian-American artist Lyne St. Amand. Her work is dreamy, ethereal, and colorful.
Honors Show at the St. Augustine Art Association
New works from the “best of the best” make up this exhibit, featuring award-winning artists from the past 3 years. Submissions will be new works from artists who have won awards during an Art Association exhibit in the past three years.
Anthony Ackrill at the Lost Art Gallery
For June’s First Friday Artwalk, Lost Art Gallery is featuring the amazing art by renowned artist Anthony Ackrill. Coastal and surreal, come celebrate his impressive work.
Peter Carolin at Sea Spirits Gallery
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.
Daniel Lotton at Cutter & Cutter Fine Art
Kick off the summer with some amazing, colorful art! Cutter & Cutter will feature the stunning work of world-class glass artist Daniel Lotton. His work will be on display on June 1st and June 2nd.
Art of the Highwayman Lecture at Crisp Ellert Art Museum
In conjunction with the current exhibition “Florida East Coast: Selections from the Guidi Collection,” works from the Doris and William Guidi Collection, the museum is pleased to host a lecture by writer Gary Monroe, “Painting in Paradise: The Art of the Highwaymen.” Focusing on self-taught and vernacular art, Gary Monroe began his literary pursuits with The Highwaymen: Florida’s African-American Landscape Painters (University Press of Florida, 2001), in which he told the story of the Highwaymen painters and offered a fresh interpretation of their art. The lecture is free and open to the public.
AKUM Palm Frond Art at High Tide Gallery
Meet High Tide’s newest artists April Morton & Katie McEwan – known as AKUM artists – and experience their wonderful carved intricately-painted Palm Frond sea turtles, leopard ray, seahorse, mermaids, swordfish & the incredible huge mermaid’s tail! The first 100 adults through our door get a free raffle ticket to win an Artist’s Choice Gift Basket valued at $200.00
(Steve Ryder is donating a painting, sea glass earrings from Aimee Banion, & more)! Your email must be listed on the raffle ticket.
For more information about First Friday Artwalks in St. Augustine, visit www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.com/first-friday-artwalk. Featured image via the Crisp Ellert Art Museum.
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