Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Our Last EVER First Friday - February 2nd

Amiro Gallery Closing Feb 28th

Dear friends, it is with a heavy heart that we must announce that Amiro Gallery will be closing it's doors at the end of next month.  Our building has been sold, renovation will be starting soon and we are not going to be able to continue.  For the past 7 years, we have done our best to represent the finest local artists, with love and joy. 

We are beyond sad at the loss of our little space, but want to celebrate all the friends, patrons and clients that have become family to us over the years.  We hope that you will join us on Friday, as we host the final Amiro Gallery artwalk.

There is a yellow dot sale of 25% off on select jewelry, silk scarves, prints, paintings and more....

Amiro is a Timucuan word that means, 'Much, Many, Plenty'. For the overwhelming abundance of love and support over the years, we thank you all.


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

January First Friday featuring teZa Lord's new book 'in the I'

"teZa Lord is one of those untiring foot soldiers of love without whom this life we live would be unbearable. in the 'I' is the story of how some badass juvie girls, thanks to teZa, thanks to yoga, thanks to a badass hurricane, found refuge from the storm of life into the shelter of love."
- Yann Martel, author of Life of Pi

teZa Lord, local artist and author, is celebrating the release of her latest book during January’s First Friday Art Walk in St. Augustine.

“In the I: Easing Through Life-Storms” is a true-life story of how incarcerated at-risk youths found comfort and safety within themselves, through Lord’s teaching them yoga and meditation, classes that were geared for self-empowerment. The story takes place just as a major hurricane’s eye is rushing toward their isolated central Florida facility. This allegorical nonfiction depicts the human condition, in general, especially in the face of life’s greatest challenges.

Lord narrates how she spent years teaching “Empowerment Class” to these juvie girls, convicted and locked up after their repeated drug- or gang-related crimes. In a plotted, character-driven narrative, the reader is swept along with the girls’ journey exploring their inner ‘I’, the eponymous subject of Lord’s double-meaning title. As a real force of Nature, a category 4 hurricane’s eye hurls itself toward them on the outside, on the inside of each person who follows the story in this book, lies an inner adventure of a heightened nature.

A Kindle BESTSELLER its very first day available, and afterwards, this book (available as paperback and also audio) has received numerous 5-star reviews. Even more stellar endorsements came from literary notorieties, such as Yann Martel, the author of “Life of Pi” (“teZa Lord is one of those untiring foot soldiers of love without whom this life we live would be unbearable.”); and TED speaker, anthropologist Wade Davis, (“Lord points the way to light and a higher realm of being.”)

Come join teZa at Amiro January 5th! Come talk with her as she shares “In the I” – a book that demonstrates how the human spirit can rise above any crisis. As another reviewer puts it: “This book proves that joy can be nurtured even in a crazy toxic world.”

Lord’s website is Connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.