Monday, June 23, 2014

Amiro Art & Found Features Cabinet of Curiosities During August 1, 2014 First Friday Art Walk


The artists of Amiro Art &Found have created a modern day Cabinet of  Curiosities that  fills  the gallery  with art, oddities, and other  objects of interest  for purchase  during the August 1, 2014 First  Friday Art Walk. The gallery, located at 9C Aviles Street in downtown Saint Augustine will be open during the Art Walk from 5:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. Light refreshments will be served.


The word cabinet originally described a room rather than a specific piece of furniture. The classic “Cabinets of Curiosities”, also known as wonder-rooms, were assembled in the mid sixteenth century by European aristocrats, the merchant class, and early scientists. The rooms served as spaces for solace and contemplation as well as demonstrations of magnificence and power. The Cabinets were repositories for unusual and extraordinary objects and phenomena including, prints, books, drawings, photographs, and oddities from the animal, vegetable and mineral world. 



“Amiro is the Timucuan word for plenty,” explains gallery co-owner Jan Master. “Since the other owners and I have collections of what can only be described as unique, unusual, and extraordinary objects, we thought it would be fun to display in them in the fashion of a Cabinet of Curiosity.” 


Cabinet of Curiosities will be on display through August.  Amiro is open Thursday-Monday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays. For more Information about Amiro Art & Found please call 904-824-8460 or visit www.amiroartandfound.com.



Thursday, April 17, 2014

By the Sea


The ocean has been an inspiration and muse to artists throughout the centuries. By the Sea, a collection of ocean-inspired artwork will premiere at Amiro Art and Found during the June 6 First Friday Art Walk.  The show will include artwork by Miami-based artist, Jeanine Maleno, as well as local artists Jim Macbeth, Nancy Hamlin-Vogler, Deane Kellogg, and Wendy Mandel McDaniel.  Amiro, located at 9C Aviles Street, will be open from 5:00 to 9:00p.m. during the First Friday event.
Featured artist, Jeanine Maleno, embarked on a decade of apprenticeships after leaving New York’s Fashion Institute in 1973, studying in several textile studios in Italy and India. She developed her sense of color, coupled it with Italian craftsmanship and the clarity of Asiatic design that characterizes her work.
 Over the past forty years, Jeanine’s decorative design career has taken her around the globe.  She has lived and worked in Italy, New York, England, Hawaii, and India. Her commercial work has been featured in many design publications and can be found inside prestigious art deco hotels and restaurants throughout Miami Beach as well as in homes such as the Versace Mansion on Ocean Drive and the Ferrari Family Estates.


With encouragement from her children and friends, Jeanine began creating a different body of work. Among that work are the ocean-inspired pieces that will be on display at the gallery, creatures of the sea, rendered in Modern Master metallic paint, latex paint, and sharpie pens. “I am deeply moved and truly honored being in the company of the many talented artists at Amiro gallery," says Jeanine.
By the Sea will be on display throughout June.  Amiro Art & Found is open Thursday-Monday from 11a.m. to 5p.m.with extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays until 7:00p.m. For more Information about Amiro Art & Found please call 904-824-8460 or visit www.amiroartandfound.com. For more information about artist, Jeanine Maleno, visit www.malenodesign.net.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Mirror Mirror on the Walls of Amiro Art & Found


 
Consider how many times we look at our reflections in a mirror in a day - fixing our hair for work, shaving before a first date, checking hemlines, or the polish on our shoes. If the mirror was a camera, it would record the passage of time through those collected images.

This is the premise of an installation of etched mirrors by Jan Tomlinson Master at Amiro Art and Found opening the April 4 First Friday Art Walk. The gallery, located at 9C Aviles Street on the oldest street in Saint Augustine, will be open from 5:00 to 9:00p.m.   Light refreshments will be served.

Using vintage 'found' mirrors, she has etched phrases from her diary that Master considers 'transitional' or 'illuminating'. The installation is part of Mirror, Mirror, a show featuring mermaid mirrors by Karen Cockcroft, mosaic mirrors by Wendy Mandel- McDaniel, and driftwood with raku mirrors by Estella Fransbergen.

Mirror, Mirror will be on display through April.  Amiro is open Thursday-Monday from 11a.m. to 5p.m.with extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays until 7:00p.m. For more Information about Amiro Art & Found please call 904-824-8460 or visit www.amiroartandfound.com.


Saturday, March 15, 2014

Native American Flute Workshop at Amiro Art & Found


Dean Allan Slickis, Director of OM Studiosis an enthusiastic instructor with a wealth of teaching, recording and performing experience. On April 24, 2014, he will be offering a workshop, The Native American Flute: A Beautiful Experience in Balance and Harmony at Amiro Art & Found at 7:00p.m.

The workshop is designed for the absolute beginner and is limited to only ten participants to ensure a relaxed, creative, and intimate atmosphere. Advance registration and payment of $40 is required. To reserve your space, call Amiro at 904-824-8460. Amiro Art & Found is located at 9C Aviles Street in beautiful downtown Saint Augustine, Florida.

Topics covered during the two-hour workshop will include: How to Hold the Flute, First Fingerings, Beginning Melodies, Phrasing, Traditional Songs and Resources, and Playing from the Inside.

Dean brings passion and the true joy of music to his students. He completed undergraduate studies in the Jazz and Contemporary Music Program at Parsons School of Design in NYC, the Detroit Institute of Music and Dance, Southwest Missouri State University, and Shaw University. His graduate and professional work includes the Hindustani classical music of North India, the classical rhythms of North Africa and the Middle East, and a bit of Andalusian flamenco.


Over the years, Dean has successfully taught hundreds of students throughout NE Florida via private and group instruction and course offerings at the Florida Community College at Jacksonville, the First Coast School of Music, Music Time Studios, the St. Johns County Continuing Education Program and the First Coast Technical Institute.

For more information about Amiro, visit their website at www.amiroartandfound.com.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Kelsey Schirard’s Accumulations Opens During March 7 First Friday Art Walk


 The wrapped jewelry and 3-D artistry of Kelsey Schirard will be on display at Amiro Art and Found during the March 7, 2014 First Friday Art Walk. Amiro is located at 9C Aviles Street on the nation’s oldest street. The gallery will be open from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. during  First Friday Art Walk offering light libations and intriguing art.

Kelsey Schirard  grew up in Naples Florida with a rich upbringing in art, theater and classical music.  She came to Saint Augustine to pursue her BFA at Flagler College where she is currently a senior. After graduation, Schirard plans on pursuing her personal artistic voice, as well as helping others explore their own through community involvement and art education.
 

As a jeweler, she prefers to work with natural objects and materials such as crystals, bone, and feathers. “I strive to maintain the elegance of fine metal crafted jewelry while highlighting the organic and structural qualities of the materials,” explains Schirard.
 

Schirard’s 3-D paintings reveal her discoveries of the physical qualities of acrylic paint. working not only with its elasticity  but also its  ability to adhere to itself and conform to a variety of other surfaces.

 

Amiro Art & Found’s  collection of art work includes new and vintage items ranging from the fine arts to folk art with everything in between. The gallery is proud to offer artwork from award winning local artists such as  Nancy Hamlin Vogler, Gloria Danvers, Linda Holmes, , Lori Hammer, Wren Ludwig, Patty Springfield, Jim McBeth, and  Donna and Ken Jensen as well as  South Carolina artist, Alexander Wilds.

 





Accumulations will be on display through March.  Amiro is open Thursday-Monday from 11a.m. to 5p.m.with extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays until 7:00p.m. For more Information about Amiro Art & Found please call 904-824-8460 or visit www.amiroartandfound.com.

 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

heART Opens During February 7 First Friday Art Walk


Valentine’s Day and original artwork go hand in hand, most often in the form of jewelry, but valentines can come in all shapes and sizes. A variety of soulful and heartfelt artwork, heART, will be on display at Amiro Art and Found during the February 7, 2014 First Friday Art Walk.
The gallery walls and shelves will be filled with an eclectic and colorful array of jewelry, mosaic creations, pottery, sculpture, vintage finds, paintings, and mixed media collages all suitable as gifts for that special valentine. Amiro is located at 9C Aviles Street on the nation’s oldest street and one of Saint Augustine’s most romantic streets. They will be open from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. during  the First Friday Art Walk offering light libations and valentine sweets

Amiro Art & Found’s unique collection includes new and vintage items ranging from the fine arts to folk art and everything in between. The gallery is proud to offer artwork from award winning local artists such as  Nancy Hamlin Vogler, Gloria Danvers, Linda Holmes, , Lori Hammer, Wren Ludwig, Patty Springfield, Jim McBeth, and  Donna and Ken Jensen as well as the sculpture and artwork of South Carolina artist, Alexander Wilds.
heART will be on display through February.  Amiro is open Thursday-Monday from 11a.m. to 5p.m.with extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays until 7:00p.m. For more Information about Amiro Art & Found please call 904-824-8460.


Sunday, December 15, 2013

Alexander Wilds Portfolio: Sculpture, Drawings, Paintings, Prints


Alexander Wilds will be the featured artist at Amiro Art and Found during the January 3, 2014 First Friday Art Walk from 5:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. The Alexander Wilds Portfolio: Sculpture, Drawings, Paintings, and Prints will showcase the diverse and often unnamed works of this versatile artist. Amiro Art & Found is located at 9C Aviles Street in downtown Saint Augustine.


 
Alexander Wilds’ work is hard to put into words. “I don't talk much about my work: my work speaks for me, “explains Wilds. “I rarely title anything.  Pieces develop names over time as a matter of convenience, such as, "Hey, get that woman with the spikes in her shoulder."  Someday someone gives a piece a name that sticks, but usually it is not me. I just make them.” 

Born in New Orleans, Wilds studied art at Rhodes College, San Francisco Art Institute (BFA), Tulane University (MFA), and University of Minnesota (PhD).  He moved to Japan in 1985 where he worked as a sculptor and architectural designer for twenty-two years. Dr. Wilds is currently an Associate Professor of Fine Art at Benedict College in Columbia, SC.


Wilds describes his work best, “I am a sculptor by training and predilection. I make sculpture; I draw like a sculptor (3D images, not flat composition), make prints like a sculptor (process, process, process) and paint like a sculptor (it's all about material). I do a lot of architecture and furniture, which is just useful sculpture. Still, my work is not just sculpture - lots of painting, etching, drawing
Alexander Wilds Portfolio: Sculpture, Drawings, Paintings, and Prints will be on display through January.  Amiro is open Thursday-Monday from 11a.m. to 5p.m.with extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays until 7:00p.m.