Saturday, July 14, 2012

Hamlin-Vogler Featured at August First Friday Art Walk

                                                   Still Life at Mom's by Nancy Hamlin-Vogler


Nancy Hamlin-Vogler will be the featured artist at Amiro Art & Found during the August 3, 2012 First Friday Art Walk in downtown Saint Augustine.  The gallery, located at 9C Aviles Street will extend their hours to 9:00p.m. during this free event.  The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

Hamlin-Vogler will present a series of summer travel drawings, created using her favorite drawing materials, pastels, colored pencils, acrylic paints and mediums, with collaged elements.

Hamlin-Vogler studied art at Wells College and learned the screen printing process while earning a M.A. in French literature at the University of Maine. The seduction of obscure twentieth century authors gradually gave way to a curious captivation with making colorful, identical prints. While living in Maine, she established Northern Kingdom Printworks in 1976, and exhibited her serigraphs and drawings in Maine galleries.
Nancy left the United States in 1979 for a backpacking trip around the world; creating journals and sketch books, collecting textiles, kitchen utensils, and invaluable memories. She returned two years later, settled in Colorado and reestablished the card business as Eastern Sun Printworks, a name that reflects her interest in the Orient. Nancy, Tom, and their daughter, Alexis, moved to St. Augustine in 1988, where she continues to enjoy the warmth, history, and inspiration of this small city.
Amiro Art & Found offers the diverse artwork of a core group of artists, as well as the work of an evolving roster of guest artists. The ever changing works by artists, Ginny Bullard, Estella Fransbergen, Deane Kellogg, Wendy Mandel McDaniel, Jan Tomlinson Master, Marcia Siany fill the gallery with an eclectic and colorful array of jewelry, mosaic creations, pottery, sculpture, vintage finds, paintings, and mixed media collages.

Amiro is open Thursday-Monday from 11a.m. to 5p.m.with extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays until 7:00p.m.During the First Friday Art Walks, Amiro stays open until 9:00p.m.

Amiro, located at 9C Aviles Street, is a unique gallery located on the oldest street in the nation’s oldest city.  For more Information about the gallery and the artists, call 904-824-8460.