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.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tis the Season to Sparkle






Sparkling lights, holiday decorations, and colorful adornments come to mind during the month of December.  Amiro Art & Found will be celebrating the holiday season with a variety of unique decorations during the December 6th First Friday Art Walk. Tis the Season to Sparkle is a spectacular showcase of original wearable art by ten designers of jewelry.  Amiro is located at 9C Aviles Street on the nation’s oldest street and will be open from 5:00p.m. to 9:00 p.m. during  Art Walk. Light libations and snacks will be served.

Tis the Season to Sparkle will feature the jewelry creations of Jan Master, Marcia Myrick Siany, Laurel Baker, Ginny Bullard, Gloria Danvers, Dexter McDaniel, Doni Dowie, Lori Hammer, Sheila Lewis, Jack Merwin,. Their designs use a variety of techniques and materials that range from tradition metals and gemstones to the most unexpected of recycled materials.  The vast array of differing styles and techniques offer something for everyone.

Amiro Art & Found offers a unique collection of new and vintage items that includes fine art, folk art, and everything in between filling 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 6 p.m. with extended hours on   weekends until 7:00p.m. For more Information about Amiro Art & Found please call 904-824-8460 or visit www.amiroartandfound.com. Tis the Season to Sparkle will be on display through out December.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

From the Earth Featured During November 1, 2013 First Friday Art Walk


From the Earth, an exhibit featuring the handcrafted ceramic art of six  artists will be on display at Amiro Art & Found during the November 1st First Friday Art Walk. Amiro is located at 9C Aviles Street on the nation’s oldest street and will be open from 5:00p.m. to 9:00 p.m. during  Art Walk. Light libations and snacks will be served.

Pottery by Toni Dewitt
Maya De Ceano, Toni Dewitt, Bob Heim, Donna Jensen, Ken Jensen, and Estella Fransbergen all practice the ancient art of making objects out of clay. They each work with this basic natural material, a substance that comes directly from the earth.    The clay is then shaped into three dimensional expressions that reflect their originality, creativity, and uniqueness. With differing colors, textures, shapes, and forms each piece is distinctive, with styles ranging from and including the functional, whimsical, and artistic.

Sculpture by Estella Fransbergen
Amiro Art & Found offers a unique collection of new and vintage items that includes fine art, folk art, and everything in between. The ever changing inventory features the original works of. Ginny Bullard, Estella Fransbergen, Deane Kellogg, Wendy Mandel McDaniel, Jan Tomlinson Master, and  Marcia Myrick Siany.   The walls and shelves are filled with an eclectic and colorful array of jewelry, mosaic creations, pottery, sculpture, vintage finds, paintings, and mixed media collages.  The rotating roster of guest artists includes Steve Lohman, Hiromi Moneyhun, and Alexander Wilds.
Amiro is open Thursday-Monday from 11a.m. to 6 p.m.with extended hours on   weekends until 7:00p.m. For more Information about Amiro Art & Found please call 904-824-8460 or visit www.amiroartandfound.com. From the Earth will be on display through November.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

ARTober Fest!


 

 
Join us for ARTober Fest during October 4 First Friday Art Walk.

The harvest is in and that means it's time for another ARTober Fest, a celebration of art and the artists who create it.  ARTober Fest will be held during the October 4 First Friday Art Walk from 5:00p.m. until 9:00p.m. at Amiro Art & Found located at 9C Aviles Street in Saint Augustine.  Featured artists Ginny Bullard, Estella Fransbergen, Deane Kellogg, Wendy Mandel McDaniel, Jan Tomlinson Master, and Marcia Myrick Siany have brought in their summer crop of work and it's time to step back, admire, and enjoy the harvest.

Jewelry, mosaic creations, pottery, sculptures, vintage finds, paintings, and mixed media collages are just a few of the art forms that will be  on display at Amiro Art & Found during ARTober Fest. Stroll down Aviles Street and stop in Amiro to enjoy a spot of beer. You might even hear a polka or two as you visit with the artists and view their artwork.

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 Art & Found, 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 call 904-824-8460 or visit www.amiroartandfound.com.

                                                                  

 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Celebrating all Gentlemen and Women of the Road

 






Amiro Art & Found is located on the nation’s oldest street so it is only fitting that they welcome all gentlemen and gentlewomen in anticipation of the upcoming Gentlemen of the Road Concert.  Show your Gentlemen of the Road tickets, your GOTR wristband, or your mustache (real or not) and receive a ten percent discount on all purchases through Monday, September 16st.. Amiro, located at 9C Aviles Street, will be open until 9:00p.m. during the Art Walk.

Kings Head British Pub
In honor of the motherland of the GOTR tour founders, Mumford and Sons, the British owned and operated Kings Head British Pub will serve their popular English sausage rolls. King’s Head,  Saint Augustine’s most  authentic  British pub, is known for providing customers  with a unique drinking and  dining experience, especially if you’re looking for a pint of authentic British lager and a hot plate of fish n’ chips.

Amiro Art & Found features the original creations of six local artists,  as well as the work of over twenty guest artists.  Ginny Bullard, Estella Fransbergen, Deane Kellogg, Wendy Mandel McDaniel, Jan Tomlinson Master, and Marcia Myrick Siany showcase their eclectic and colorful array of jewelry, mosaic creations, pottery, sculpture, vintage finds, paintings, mixed media collages and more every day in the gallery.


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. For more information about Kings Head British Pub located at 6460 U.S. Highway 1 North, Saint Augustine, FL 32095, visit www.kingsheadbritishpub.com or call 904-823-9787.

Friday, July 19, 2013

August 2, 2013 First Friday Art Walk



Escape the summer heat by visiting Amiro Art & Found and viewing  their cool collection of artwork during the August 2, 2013 First Friday Art Walk. The gallery is located at 9C Aviles Street on the nation’s oldest street. Amiro offers a unique collection of functional and whimsical artistic creations, including fine art, folk art and everything in between. Amiro will be open until 9:00p.m. during the Art Walk, with the added enticement of refreshing libations  and light snacks.



 
Amiro Art & Found features the diverse and ever changing artwork of a core group of artists, as well as the work of an evolving roster of guest artists. Ginny Bullard, Estella Fransbergen, Deane Kellogg, Wendy Mandel McDaniel, Jan Tomlinson Master, and  Marcia Myrick Siany have  filled the gallery with an eclectic and colorful array of jewelry, mosaic creations, pottery, sculpture, vintage finds, paintings, and mixed media collages. Guest artists Steve Lohman, Hiromi Moneyhun, and Alexander Wilds will also be on display this month.
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, June 18, 2013

Body of Art Opens July 5th




Tin Roof Photography
                                                               
 
 
Body  of  Work
Opens at Amiro Art & Found During July 5th First Friday


The human body has been represented in art since the earliest times. Amiro Art & Found will honor that tradition in July, that hot summer month when we strip down to enjoy the beach or a pool by presenting the work of artists who use  the body as subject. Body of Work will open at the First Friday Art Walk, July 5 from 5:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. and run through the end of the month.


Featured artwork will include the wire sculpture by Steve Lohman, the wood carvings of Alexander Wilde, raku by Estella Fransbergen and Donna Jensen, drawings by Nancy Hamlin-Vogler , alongside figure drawings by Sue Moxon, Judith Fox-Fliesser and Deane Kellogg.


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

Amiro,Art & Found, 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.

                                                                                                                                                         
                                               


Thursday, May 16, 2013

Twist and Shout: Steel and Wire Sculptures


Steve Lohman’s
Twist and Shout: Steel and Wire Sculptures
Opens June 7, 2013 at Amiro Art & Found

Amiro Art & Found will feature innovative wire sculptor, Steve Lohman’s work, Twist and Shout: Steel and Wire Sculptures on June 7, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. as part of  the First Friday Art Walk.  Amiro is located at 9C Aviles Street in Saint Augustine. Lohman’s steel and wire sculptures are best described as three dimensional drawings in space. Graceful and whimsical, his lyrical creations capture the subtleties of life and form in a single line of wire.

Lohman ranks among the preeminent wire sculptors in America. His original, adventurous sculptures are singular, often humorous creations - a couple in a warm embrace, a man at a grand piano, a coffee cup resting upon a cafe table. Lohman's work is distinct in both its craftsmanship and elegant simplicity; it possesses a dreamlike, kinetic quality, often presenting the illusion of forms suspended in air.

Using one continuous line of steel, Lohman creates innovative, graceful sculptures.  His work is done completely by hand and his creations range in size from small "wire sketches" only a few inches in diameter to large scale sculptures fifteen feet long fabricated form solid 3/4" steel. Influenced by the line drawings of Picasso and Matisse, Lohman continues to pioneer and push forward a style of wire sculpture that is uniquely personal and appealing to museums, galleries, and collectors around the country.


Over the last 30 years, Lohman has created works for public, private and corporate commissions including Spalding International, Louis Vuitton, the Alvin Ailey Dance Company, Abbott Vascular Europe, the Boston Children’s Hospital, and the Boston Symphony Celebrity Series. He recently completed a large-scale installation, “The Big Brain Cell” for Stanford University.

Amiro Art & Found offers the diverse artwork of artists Ginny Bullard, Estella Fransbergen, Deane Kellogg, Wendy Mandel McDaniel, Jan Tomlinson Master, and Marcia Myrick Siany as well as the works of guest artists. The ever changing artwork is comprised of an eclectic and colorful array of jewelry, mosaic creations, pottery, sculpture, vintage finds, paintings, mixed media collages, and more.

Amiro is open Thursday through Monday from 11a.m. to 6 p.m.and on Fridays and Saturdays until 7:00 p.m. The gallery also offers gift registry services for Bridal parties and other celebrations. For more information about Amiro, call 904-824-8460, e-mail amiroartandfound@hotmail, or visit their website at www.amiroartandfound.com .

All Artwork by Steve Lohman




Friday, April 19, 2013

Flagler Student Art at Amiro During May 3 First Friday Art Walk

Artwork by Grace Shipman


Flagler College Student Art Show Opens at Amiro Art & Found on May 3 During First Friday Art Walk

Is it a student take-over? Not at all, Amiro Art & Found has graciously invited 15 Flagler College students to display their artwork from 5:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. during the May 3 First Friday Art Walk.  Included will be student artists: Grace Shipman, Brielle Jenkins, Sean Cusick, Stephanie Marotta, Maja Jydbom, Pernilla Stellgren, Gabrielle Hekhuis, Chryssha Guidry, Douglas Stearns, Eileen Pagan, Rachel De Cuba, Andrew Hollingsworth, Alex Jackman, Alexander McNutt, and Camille Seiler. The   artwork will include their sculptures, jewelry, photography and paintings.
Amiro Art & Found is located at 9C Aviles Street. The gallery offers the diverse artwork of a core group of artists, Ginny Bullard, Estella Fransbergen, Deane Kellogg, Wendy Mandel McDaniel, Jan Tomlinson Master, and Marcia Myrick Siany as well as the work of an evolving roster of guest artists. The ever changing artwork fills the gallery with an eclectic and colorful array of jewelry, mosaic creations, pottery, sculpture, vintage finds, paintings, and mixed media collages.
Amiro Art & Found is open Thursday through Monday from 11a.m. to 5p.m.with extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays until 7:00p.m. and during  First Friday Art Walks, until 9:00p.m. Amiro also offers a special gift registry for Bridal parties and other celebrations. More Information about the registry can be found in the gallery and on their website www.amiroartandfound.com.
The gallery will also be open until 9:00p.m. during Romanza  on Aviles Street. The Aviles Street Merchant’s Association sponsor special events including exhibitions at the galleries, dining al fresco, and music on the street.
For more Information about Amiro Art & Found call 904-824-8460 or email amiroartandfound@hotmail.com.
Artwork by Grace Shipman

Thursday, March 21, 2013

"Abiding" Opens During April 5 First Friday Art Walk

                                                       Three Jewels by Nancy Hamlin-Vogler

Abiding, a collection of artwork and artifacts inspired by the Buddha, will be on display from 5:00p.m. to 9:00p.m at Amiro Art & Found during the April 5th First Friday Art Walk. Amiro is located at 9C Aviles Street in Saint Augustine.

The art exhibit will feature the Buddha-inspired artwork of resident gallery artists, Ginny Bullard, Estella Fransbergen, Deane Kellogg, Jan Tomlinson Master, Wendy Mandel McDaniel, and Marcia Myrick Siany The exhibit will also include silk screened prints by Nancy Hamlin-Vogler, carved coral Buddha heads from China, prayer malas, and carved wood Buddhas from Thailand. .

The word, wabi-sabi, the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection and revering authenticity, can be used to describe the process used in the creation of many of the art and artifacts found in the upcoming show.. Wabi-sabi celebrates the human rather than the manufactured, as well as the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. Amiro is filled with a unique collection of jewelry, mosaic creations, paintings, pottery, sculpture, vintage finds, and mixed media collages that resonate with the spirit of the artists’ hands and hearts. Many of Amiro’s artists use recycled or broken materials to create original new pieces that have a comfortable and familiar feel.

Amiro Art & Found is open Thursday through Monday from 11a.m. to 5p.m.with extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays until 7:00p.m. and during First Friday Art Walks until 9:00p.m. The gallery at 9C Aviles Street is located on the oldest street in the nation’s oldest city. Abiding will remain on display throughout the month of April. For more Information about Amiro Art & Found or to learn more about their new bridal registry call 904-824-8460, e-mail amiroartandfound@hotmail.com or visit www.amiroartandfound.com.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

boho blvd, Bohemian Inspirations with a Twist

boho blvd, Bohemian Inspirations with a Twist  Featured During March 1st  First Friday Art Walk at Amiro Art & Found

 A showing of Lori Hammer’s unique jewelry, boho blvd, Bohemian Inspirations with a Twist, will be the featured artwork during the March 1st Friday Art Walk at Amiro Art & Found.  Amiro is located at 9C Aviles Street in Saint Augustine and will be open from 5:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. during the Art Walk. Boho blvd will be on display throughout the month of March.

Over the years, Hammer has collected a wide variety of vintage materials that she uses to create her distinctive jewelry.  Vintage materials that have ageless appeal are given   new life in the form of jewelry, belts, and other accessories. Hammer mixes the surreal and whimsy, vintage and modern; often using bright colors alongside stark black and white in her pieces. “I love both creating and building, and my jewelry pieces allow me to do both,” explains Hammer. “I have a fondness for vintage clocks and watch parts, and have incorporated this love into my unusual jewelry and belts.”

Resident gallery artists Ginny Bullard, Estella Fransbergen, Deane Kellogg, Wendy Mandel McDaniel, Jan Tomlinson Master, and Marcia Myrick Siany will also be showcasing their unique selection of jewelry, mosaic creations, paintings, pottery, sculpture, vintage finds, and mixed media collages. Refreshments will be provided by Creative Juices Natural Café.

Amiro Art & Found is open Thursday-Monday from 11a.m. to 5p.m.with extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays until 7:00p.m. and during  First Friday Art Walks, until 9:00p.m. The gallery at 9C Aviles Street, is located on the oldest street in the nation’s oldest city. 

For more Information about the gallery and their new bridal registry call 904-824-8460, e-mail amiro@hotmail.com or visit www.amiroartandfound.com. Creative Juices Natural Café is located at 846 Anastasia Blvd. in  Saint Augustine.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Music from the HeART opens February 1, 2013


Amiro Art & Found announces the opening of a special exhibit, Music from the HeART,  by local artist and musical instrument designer Dick Bozung (aka Frog) during the February 1st First Friday Art Walk. His unique and colorful musical folk art is inspired by the harmony of the natural world and has been exhibited  galleries and festivals throughout the Southeast. The public is invited to celebrate the opening and meet the artist during the February First Friday Art Walk from 5:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. at  Amiro Art & Found  located at 9C Aviles Street in Saint Augustine. Peterbrooks Chocolatier from Anastasia Island will provide chocolates in celebration of Music from the HeArt and the upcoming Valentine’s Day.

A native Californian, former engineer on the Apollo Program and a maverick City Councilman in Ventura, CA, Bozung was living in Charleston, South Carolina  during the 80’s when he created his unique style of musical instruments. After Hurricane Hugo brought what Bozung calls “the  big splash,” a sixteen foot storm surge that washed over his life and took most everything with it out to sea, he left South Carolina in 1989 to pursue other interests. During this period, he developed a tool and method to simplify playing the guitar and other fretted instruments, wrote a children’s book on living in harmony with the earth, developed a cooperative sports model, worked as a music therapist,  and dabbled here and there at instrument design when he had access to a workspace.

Bozung moved to St. Augustine a few years ago and became inspired to refine some of his earlier instrument designs.  He set up a simple, wheeled workshop on his girlfriend’s front porch and has been creating his musical folk art  ever since. The result is the new exhibit, aptly titled Music from the HeArt. Designed to be simple to play, they are also intended to be exhibited as decorative art and are crafted to resemble birds, flowers and other natural objects. Bozung coined the  word "ear’idescence" to describe the way his instruments are created to be played in direct contact with the body and ear, and produce what he calls a most esoteric effect. Most of the  instruments are tuned in one key, and are designed to be comfortably held and played with the eyes closed resulting in the  carefree creation of naturally harmonizing heartfelt music. His musical folk art creations  have received numerous awards including the South Carolina Arts Commission Annual Juried Exhibition. 
For a preview of Bozung’s instruments, visit his website at www.SevenArrowsMusic.net. For more information about Amiro Art & Found, visit www.amiroartandfound.com or call them at 904-824-8460.