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The at Amiro Art & Found is to present contemporary and folk art from several artists who use mediums such as painting, clay, collage and found objects in their work. The art rotates... Read More
The at Amiro Art & Found is to present contemporary and folk art from several artists who use mediums such as painting, clay, collage and found objects in their work. The art rotates frequently, but some recent work includes that from artist Duke Darnold, a historic preservationist who helped make historically accurate repairs to the Lightner Museum and Flagler College. Darnold uses salvaged pieces in his whimsical sculptures, which may pair a porcelain doll head with found bits of brass, old coffee tins or pieces of furniture, giving them a new life and reason for admiration. Jewelry by Marcia Myrick Siany and Lori Hammer also speaks to the idea of the old made new. And the paintings by New Orleans artist Matteo Neivert are deeply interesting renderings of natural objects, such as plants and seashells, in a style he describes as magical realism. Intense color and off-beat arrangements of his subjects make his work hard to resist.
- Best Shopping: "Amiro is just one of many interesting galleries to visit in St. Augustine. One of the best ways to take in the city's gallery scene is by attending the First Friday Art Walk, which happens every first Friday of the month from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m."
- Recommended as Best Shopping Because: This is one of St. Augustine's most highly-regarded contemporary art galleries