Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Mirror Mirror on the Walls of Amiro Art & Found

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

Native American Flute Workshop at Amiro Art & Found

Dean Allan Slickis, Director of OM Studiosis 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.

For more information about Amiro, visit their website at www.amiroartandfound.com.