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 or visit

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