Artistic and cultural entertainment this week


400-Laura-Roettges-paintingSt Johns County Cultural Council, the county’s designated local arts agency, periodically reports upcoming cultural events to Historic City News reporters for the benefit of our readers.

Free arts and cultural events in St Johns County, for the week of February 27 to March 6, 2013, include:

Eight Annual All-County High School Art Show
St. Augustine Art Association
Painting by Laura Roettges, of Ponte Vedra High School, First Place painting winner.
22 Marine Street, St. Augustine Phone: 904-547-7565
Event Pricing: free
The St. Johns County School District and the St. Augustine Art Association announce the eighth annual All-County High School Art Show. The high school art show features some of the best visual art from six public high school art programs. Over one-hundred forty pieces of 2- and 3-D artwork cover a range of media, styles, and form, from painting and drawing to digital art to pottery, sculpture, and mixed media.
Friday, March 01, 2013 to Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Opening First Friday Art Walk on March 1 from 5-9

“Steampunk” art by Jim Smith
Butterfield Garage Art Gallery 137 King Street, St. Augustine
Phone: 904 825-4577
Event Pricing: Free & open to the public
“STEAMPUNK” art is a movement that encompasses historical items and content in a unique and fun manner. Jim Smith exhibits 20 plus works of art and Assemblage. The exhibit opens First Friday, March 1, 5-9 p.m. continuing until Tuesday, April 30, 2013 11-5 daily. Event Pricing: Free “STEAMPUNK”, what’s it all about? An informative talk is offered by the artist, Jim Smith, about the Steampunk movement its origins and meaning.
Sunday, March 03, 2013 2 – 3:30 pm

boho blvd
Amiro Art & Found
9C Aviles Street, Saint Augustine, FL Phone: 904-824-8460
Event Pricing: Free and open to the public.
A showing of Lori Hammer’s unique jewelry, boho blvd, Bohemian Inspirations with a Twist, will be the featured artwork during the March 1st Friday Art Walk at Amiro Art & Found. Over the years, Hammer has collected a wide variety of vintage materials that she uses to create her distinctive jewelry. Vintage materials that have ageless appeal are given new life in the form of jewelry, belts, and other accessories. Refreshments will be provided by Creative Juices Natural Café.
Friday, March 1, 2013 5-9:00p.m.

Anna Von Mertens: We Could Be Crisp-Ellert Art Museum
48 Sevilla Street, Saint Augustine Phone: 904-826-8530
Event Pricing: free
The exhibition will kick off with an artist talk in conjunction with Flagler College’s “Ideas and Images: Visiting Scholars and Artists” program on Thursday, February 28 at 7pm. An opening reception will be held on Friday, March 1 from 5 until 9pm. Seeking out isolated bits of information, Anna Von Mertens interests are far-reaching, from discovering the way the night sky was seen above historic or violent moments in our collective past, or how currents surrounding magnetic poles behave, to interpreting auras within iconic art historical paintings, and tracking “how energy is dispersed in a nuclear explosion.” She spends hours meticulously translating this empirical data into paintings, hand-dying and hand-stitching fabric as a means to examine and map universal topics that might also shed light on the personal.
Friday, March 01, 2013 to Friday, April 12, 2013
Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm; Saturday 12pm to 4pm


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