St. Augustine Art: Sept. – Oct. Gallery Exhibits
Wednesday September 21, 2011 @ 12:00 am
Enjoy some of St. Augustine’s great artists by visiting these events going on in September and October:
“Walk in Peace” art exhibit ¦ St. Augustine Art Association
The St. Augustine Art Association will launch its 88th season this September with the premier of Don Trousdell’s “Walk in Peace” exhibit. A collection of colorful paintings and interactive installations, the exhibit chronicles the history and imagery of peace, as interpreted by the internationally acclaimed artist. A shoe drive will last throughout the month of September, and the “Walk in Peace” exhibit will be on view through October 2.
22 Marine St, St. Augustine
Event Pricing: FREE
Now through Sunday, October 2, 2011
Marianne Lerbs Painting Series “Menagerie” ¦ Taylor & Taylor
“Menagerie” is a word used to describe animal figures other than horses, in the old carrousel figures. But make no mistake, There is no intention of making “cutesy” in these images. A collection of impressions loosely inspired by antiqued archetypical zoomorphic figures is no strange subject matter for artist Marianne Lerbs. The works are contemporary, both old and new in a fresh revision of the mythical entities.
125B King Street, St. Augustine
Now through Friday, November 04, 2011
Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The P.A.ST.A. fine arts gallery`s featured artist for the month of September will be local artist Maricarman.
The show entitled : ” With All Colors ” will feature the artist`s work in acrylics. Born in La Mancha Spain, her work still bears a Spanish influence, but the contrast of a quiet relaxed lifestyle and bright light of St. Augustine are now her primary influence. The subject matter will consist of still life, figurative and paintings of Spanish villages.
The show will run through the month of September. The gallery is open seven days a week, Mon.- Fri. 12 to 4:00 p.m. and Sat.& Sun. 12 to 5:00 p.m. and is located at 214 Charlotte St., St. Augustine.
“Molting-It’s a Process” Mixed Media Painting Exhibit By Kathe O’Donnelly ¦ Hospitality Gallery -Center For Spiritual Living
1795 Old Moultrie Rd., St. Augustine, Florida
Paintings inspired by Joseph Campbell’s Myth & Spirit plus a retrospective of past paintings.
Gallery is open Tuesday-Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.. Sundays 9:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Now through October 30th
David Ouellette Contemporary Paintings ¦ Rotunda Gallery at the St. Johns County Admin Building
Renowned artist, David Ouellette will exhibit a collection of original pieces in the Rotunda Gallery located in the St. Johns County Administration Building.
St. Johns County Administration Building
500 San Sebastian View, St Augustine
Event Pricing: Free
Now through Friday, October 21, 2011
Gallery is open Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
5 Things You Need to Know About the
St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Monday August 15, 2011 @ 10:37 am
This weekend features not one but TWO concerts at one of Northeast Florida’s premier music venues, the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Grammy winning bluegrass artists Alison Krauss and Union Station will play to a sold out crowd on Friday night while acoustic rock and reggae group Slightly Stoopid will take the stage on Sunday night. In its fourth year of operation since a major overhaul was completed in 2007, the amphitheater has become a favorite stop for musical acts from a variety of genres, as well as the preferred venue for St. Augustine residents and visitors.
So what is there to know about the amphitheater? Plenty! We’ve got five pointers for you that will make your next visit to the amphitheater the perfect night out:
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre has seating for just over 4,000 people, that's a lot of cheers when the lights go down!
1. Parking: On the day of an event, limited parking is available at amphitheater itself, but if you don’t make it in time to snag a space in the venue’s lot, go next door to the Elk’s Lodge. Behind the main lodge, the rear parking lot at the Elk’s Lodge is connected directly to the amphitheater’s lot, allowing for a very short walk to and from the concert. Parking is also available in satellite lots at the St. Augustine Pier and R.B. Hunt Elementary with a shuttle that provides a quick ride to the amphitheater. Please respect the rest of the community and do NOT park in the residential areas surrounding the amphitheater, there are plenty of other options!
2. Vending: Once inside, you’ll find vendors stationed on the platform prior to your entry into the seating area of the amphitheater. Most shows feature your typical concert staples–pizza, hot dogs, nachos, sodas, beer and cocktails. Frozen margaritas and daiquiris are usually on hand as well, both at the entry vending and in the lawn areas on the outside edges of the upper level sections. Most musicians also have a merchandise area under the stands in the entry area.
3. Restrooms: This may seem like a silly thing to point out, but if you’ve ever missed half a concert standing in a bathroom line it’s worth noting that there are two sets of bathrooms at the amphitheater, one of which few people actually know about. The main facilities are located off the entry concourses at the top of the amphitheater, but there are also men’s and women’s facilities plus porta-potties positioned to the right (east) of the stage. These are accessible to everyone, not just people seated in the pit area.
4. Weather: The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is an OUTDOOR venue. A canopy covers the lower two sections and pit, but it does not protect from heat or mosquitoes. Dress accordingly and bring bug spray. Patrons in the upper levels (sections 301, 302 and 303) are not covered by the venue’s canopy, so if it looks like rain you may want to bring along a poncho. In colder weather (it’s rare but it does happen in Florida) blankets are also permitted.
5. Seating: The seat numbers at the amphitheater can be just a tad confusing. If you ordered your tickets and were unclear why your two seats weren’t next to each other, you’re not alone. In the odd number sections of the amphitheater (101, 103, 201, 203, 301 and 303) the seat numbers are either evens or odds. So for example, the seat numbers in sections 101, 201 and 301 go 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, etc. so if you have seats 2 and 4 you are next to each other. In sections 103, 203 and 303 the seat numbers are odd, going in order 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, etc. In the center sections, however, (102, 202 and 302) the numbers are sequential. If you’re still confused, fear not, the amphitheater has a knowledgeable crew of volunteers on hand to help you find your seats.
That’s all you need to know to have a great time at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre! Come out this weekend for either of the concerts going on or stop by Saturday afternoon for the Back2School Beach Fest!