Friday, December 12, 2014
Part owner of Amiro Art & Found with a studio in Jacksonville, Marcia Myrick Siany is a voraciously curious artist. She has worked in a variety of mediums but now is focused on metalsmithing, working with brass, bronze, copper, nickel and sterling."There is something about metal that really makes me want to play", says Marcia. She also incorporates semi-precious stones,pearls and beads into the jewelry. Her work is whimsical and organic, yet sophisticated. Inspired by memories and the past Marcia's one-of-a-kind pieces have a nostalgic feel. New creations will be on display for the exhibit "Playing With Metal". Opening reception First Friday Art Walk, Dec. 5, 5-9 pm. The show will be featured for the month of December.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Recent Work on Canvas and Metal
Currently living and working in Richmond, Virginia, artists Eleanor Hughes and Curtis Bowman return to St. Augustine, their longtime home. The show includes Hughes continued metaphorical exploration of lotus that started at Beluthahatchee in 2009. Bowmans work features non-objective musings on connections to his maritime explorations, utilizing boatyard debris in oil paintings on steel. Opening on First Friday November 7, 2014 5-9 pm Eleanor Hughes
Friday, September 5, 2014
Amiro Art & Found Gallery presents New Orleans artist Matteo Neivert’s “Roots,” a new solo exhibition of paintings exploring plants, evolution, objects, ocean, Earth and its elements – both real and imaginary. The opening reception, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled during Art Walk from 5-9 p.m., Friday, October 3, at 9C Aviles Street in downtown Saint Augustine.
Neivert, a self-described “magical realist,” is inspired by the strength and fragility of nature. His paintings in “Roots” range from the serene – a series of haunting landscapes of icebergs adrift in the ocean at dusk – to the whimsical, with a study of exotic seashells skimming the sky. Neivert is art director at Maloney Productions and an adjunct assistant professor at Tulane University. His work has been exhibited at the Exploratorium museum in San Francisco, I-20 Gallery in New York City and the Alexander Brest Museum and Gallery in Jacksonville, Fla.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Monday, June 23, 2014
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.