Anna Miller, a longtime St. Johns County resident and artist, will open a two-month exhibition on Thursday, January 3at the St. Johns County (FL) Administrative Building’s Rotunda. The showing is scheduled through March 1 with a grand opening January 15 from 8:15-9am, in the Rotunda prior to the regularly scheduled St. Johns County Commission meeting.
Original poetry will be shown in adjacency to Miller’s artwork. The poetry was produced by various poets via the Ancient City Poets organization, a St. Augustine group that congregates at the Corazon Theater and Café on the final Sunday afternoon of each month for readings. Additionally, The Vault at 1930 Art Gallery, located at 1930 San Marco Boulevard in Jacksonville, will have a showing of Miller’s work from January 25-February 11, with an opening reception on Friday, January 25.
Miller has lived in Northeast St. Johns County for a decade and is married with two school-age children being educated in the St. Johns County School System. She specializes in figurative and abstract art. Miller was born and grew up in Europe and has been drawing since childhood. At age 12, she entered a school for Fine Arts and continued studies at the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture of Ukraine, earning a Masters degree of Art in Painting.
Shortly after graduation, she moved to the United States and posted some of her artwork online, which drew an inquiry about teaching art at the collegiate level. She has continued teaching for more than 17 years in varied subjects about Color Theory, Abstract, and Figurative arts. During this time, Miller earned a Masters in Fine Art in Painting from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
Miller has conducted several Jacksonville-area shows, been a member of several local galleries and taught workshops for groups of local artists and enthusiasts. Most recently, Miller was awarded “Best in Show” for her portrait of Pablo by the Saint Augustine Art Association.
For this exhibition, there is no admission charge and the public is welcome during normal business hours, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The public is also invited to the opening at the building located at 500 San Sebastian View. Please note that since this is a county administration building, a security station entry is required at the main entrance.
The St. Johns Cultural Council’s Art in Public Places program was originally conceived by past president Phillip McDaniel in partnership with the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners as an initiative to highlight St. Johns County artists and give dimension, depth and character to the community, inspire young minds, reinforce a local identity to which citizens can relate and take pride in, all through public art displays. The walls of the new County Administration building were transformed with the first exhibit in February 2009 with Artwork from The Crescent Beach Paint Out. The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners graciously provides the facility and the Cultural Council facilitates the exhibits, with approximately 40 successful exhibits and opening receptions to date.
Learn more about Anna Miller’s art by visiting www.amilarte.com.
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