Friday, April 29, 2016

Plein Air Event on Aviles / First Friday in May!

Mark your calendars! We have a BIG weekend coming up for Aviles Street.  Friday the 6th of May is First Friday Artwalk and on Saturday and Sunday, we have Romanza on Aviles!  It's our annual Plein Air Paint Out for the oldest street!  Hot on the heels of the 'Find Your Park'  Plein Air event at the Castillo de San Marcos, and the creation of a Plein Air Strategic Taskforce to work with the City of St Augustine on artist's rights,  this is shaping up to be a great year for artists in the ancient city!  

Artists will be painting on Aviles Street from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday and the artists will show and sell their works through the participating Aviles Street galleries and businesses (including Amiro) from 5pm -8pm Saturday and Noon-5pm on Sunday.  

This is a great day to support local art!  Whatever your level of skill, from amateur to professional,  grab your easels and brushes and come to Aviles Street!  For more information, artists should contact Gayle Nick at (904) 342-2186.  

First Friday Artwalk May 6th

Local Silversmith, Gabrielle Gould will be at Amiro Art + Design, fresh from the spring show at CraftBoston.  Her whimsical style is a favorite, both here and around the country.  Using silver and gold, often combined with feathers and shells, Gaby's style is immediately recognizable.  She stands above the crowd with her interpretation of birds, bugs and sea life, rendered into artful necklaces, brooches and earrings.

Jean Ellen Fitzpatrick is a Florida native, whose work is most familiar to many of St Augustine's residents through her illustrations of David Nolan's 'Houses of St Augustine'.  Jean taught graphic design at Flagler College for three years as an adjunct professor. Her paintings capture a moment in time, a sense of adventure, her love for her native state, and its vanishing places.  
Also featured at Amiro Art + Design are Lyn Asselta, Estella Fransbergen, Darryl George, Chris Crosby, Jerry and Nancy Noboloff and Lucy Clark.

Amiro Art & Found is the perfect place for unique gifts and art.  We select beautiful handmade and carefully crafted items from the most interesting artists around.  From dried polypore (fungi) necklaces to fish leather bracelets, upcycled book journals to amazing shell mosaics, we are proud of supporting these amazing artists by giving them an outlet for their creations.

Amiro Art & Found is featuring works by Ray Brilli, Catherine Carr, Marcia Sciany, Ginny Bullard, Deane Kellogg, Wendy Mandel McDaniel, Cindy Wilson and more.