Flagler’s Legacy to exhibit art by students at First Friday Art Walks
By Cori Brown
These days, in a city already known for its culture and artistic flair, you can find more and more Flagler student artwork in local galleries and on exhibit, especially since many local galleries are becoming more friendly to student artists.
The perfect time to see these exhibits is during First Friday Art Walks, occurring the first Friday of every month, when art galleries and other venues downtown open from 5-9 p.m. to display the works of artists in the St. Augustine area.
Now the college’s retail store on St. George Street, Flagler’s Legacy, is planning to join in on First Friday by opening its courtyard behind the store and allowing students to rent space for $5 to sell their artwork. Students may bring any type of artwork to sell at the art walks and can keep all proceeds from the sales. Anyone interested in renting a table at the October Art Walk are asked to contact Samantha Palmer at (904) 823-3378 or via E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
CafÃ© 11 on A1A Beach Boulevard in St. Augustine Beach has works from three Flagler students on display: Andy Luce, Nathan Lewis and Alison Kasyjanski. Other students can have their works put on display at CafÃ© 11 by submitting pictures of their artwork and filling out a short form at the restaurant.
Flagler’s Carrera Art Gallery behind Lewis House on Carrera Street also usually displays student artwork. However, this gallery is typically reserved for art majors and traveling shows of more established artists.
The gallery’s current exhibit is “5ive: Desire.Flight.Loss.Memory.Longing.” It features the work of five adult artists from around the United States. That exhibit will run through the end of the month, followed on Oct. 6 with the works of Laura Mongiovi, an art instructor at Flagler.
On Oct. 27, the works of three individual Flagler art students, yet to be announced, will be on display at the gallery.
The Fraternal Order of the Oriole (formerly known as Backstreets) on Spanish Street also has space to display artwork, as they have been recently redesigned over the summer. While they currently do not have any art displayed by a Flagler student, the owners say they would be willing to display students if they like the work.
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