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.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
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
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
Dean Allan Slickis, Director of OM Studios, is 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.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
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
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.