Then and Now: 50 Years of Veteran Experiences

The St. Augustine Art Association is proud to provide a voice and stage for Veterans with a riveting, sometimes raw, emotionally-charged exhibition, entitled Then & Now: 50 Years of Veterans Experiences, on display July 2 through August 22, 2021.

This exhibit demonstrates the healing power of art by showcasing eight individuals who use painting, sculpture, photography, poetry and other creative outlets. These Veterans share their experiences from subtle murmurs of anguish to cries for support and understanding. Then and Now merges St. Augustine’s art and history with today’s global military awareness and experiences, providing both an educational narrative and outreach. During the exhibit, the Art Association will open its gallery for Veterans and military groups to host meetings or workshops, field trips, lectures and other special events.

A focal point of the exhibit will be a replicated five-by-eight-foot holding cell. This is a special “shout out” to American Hero, Army Major (RET) Theodore Gostas, a former POW held in captivity for over five years, four-and-a-half spent in solitary confinement. The cell will be surrounded by a visual narrative of two Vietnam veterans, Gostas and exhibit curator Jerome Domask, supporting each other for over 50 years as Foxhole Buddies after Gostas’ return to active duty.

There are numerous ways for our St. Augustine community to get involved in Veteran support, and this exhibit is just one of those. If this is something you’d be interested in supporting, let us know! Details on the exhibit, artists, and the ways you can get involved, can be found a www.staaa.org/then-and-now-2021 or by contacting the St. Augustine Art Association at (904) 824-2310 or info@staaa.org.

The St. Augustine Art Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization founded in 1924. The Gallery is located at 22 Marine Street in historic downtown.

Washing Away History: Changing Tides At Fort Mose

More than 250 years ago, Fort Mose in St. Augustine, Florida, became the first legally sanctioned free Black town in the present-day United States. Now a Historic State Park, it is a critically significant site for Black American history.

Registration is free, but required: ufl.to/climateftmose

This virtual panel event, first in a two-part series, will discuss the historical and cultural significance of Fort Mose, as well as the ways in which its interpretation and advocacy have impacted the site over time.

Panelists for this event are:
+ Dr. Jane Landers, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History, Vanderbilt University
+ Dr. Jane Mahoney, Executive Director, Fort Mose Historical Society
+ Darcie MacMahon, Director of Exhibits and Public Programs, University of Florida’s Florida Museum of Natural History
+ James Bullock, local St. Augustine interpreter and actor

This virtual event is brought to you by the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida, the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center, and Florida Museum of Natural History. This event is part of the Resilience: Black Heritage in St. Augustine collaborative project.

Vilano Beach Airstream Row Market

Join us at Airstream Row the 3rd Saturday of each month for our market, featuring local vendors, food trucks, and community.
Hopefull Handbags, Non-Profit will be taking donations for Journals, scarves, and necessities!
www.HopefullHandbags.org

Father’s Day Market

Come join us on Saturday, June 12th from 10a-2p to celebrate the Dads with an outdoor market,
food trucks, games, and more! Bring your Dad or come to shop for unique, handmade gifts for your Dad.

Abstract painter Cyndi Horn is Butterfield Garage’s June Featured Artist.

On display will be her newest series of both Cruciform and Minimalist mixed media canvases

Cyndi Horn graduated from Florida State with a degree in graphic design, most of her career life has ranged from design studios, advertising agencies and TV broadcast networks, where she has been recognized on a local and state level with Addy Awards. She painted at a young age for meditation and gratification, and did not return to fine art until 2014 when she moved from Atlanta to Florida.

Her design influence provides a strong foundation for her non-objective work. Using color, line, shapes, textures and text in her multi media pieces, she works intuitively, allowing her impulses to drive the direction the piece takes. Simplifying and creating a visual rhythm is the underlying esthetic in her work.

Cyndi has become fascinated with using cruciforms as a unifying structure, in which she divides the canvas into active and calm areas. The intersecting crossovers and adjoining elements captivates the viewers imagination. Her minimalism paintings are stripped down simple composistions that evoke thru color or shape an expansive, restful moment. Cyndi will be in the gallery all day Sat. June 19 to discuss her work.

Cyndi is a member of SOMMA, Society of Mixed Media Artists, and has won several awards in the groups exhibits. She has been a member of Butterfield Garage Gallery for the last two years. Visit us during artwalk June 4th from 11am-9pm to view her paintings. We are are also open 7 days a week from 11-5pm. Free parking is available in front and back of the building.

St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival

T H E  C U L I N A R Y  E V E N T  O N  F L O R I D A’ S  H I S T O R I C  C O A S T

M A Y 6 – 9 , 2 0 2 1

The St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival is a culinary celebration taking place in one of the country’s most beautiful and historic cities. A showcase of culinary, beverage and culture that highlights celebrity guest chefs, celebrity winemakers/proprietors, local chefs, artisans and local craft spirits/beers. The inaugural festival offers a wide variety of events for all tastebuds, from wine dinners and tasting events, to master classes and more.

St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival

T H E  C U L I N A R Y  E V E N T  O N  F L O R I D A’ S  H I S T O R I C  C O A S T

M A Y 6 – 9 , 2 0 2 1

The St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival is a culinary celebration taking place in one of the country’s most beautiful and historic cities. A showcase of culinary, beverage and culture that highlights celebrity guest chefs, celebrity winemakers/proprietors, local chefs, artisans and local craft spirits/beers. The inaugural festival offers a wide variety of events for all tastebuds, from wine dinners and tasting events, to master classes and more.

Flight to Freedom

The Flight to Freedom Encounter
May 6, 7, 8
Fort Mose Historic State Park, 15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine, FL

Freedom Trail journeys begin daily at 9 am. Final tour begins at 3 pm.
Park capacity is significantly reduced due to COVID —Admission will be limited
Masks recommended / Social distancing required

Did you know?
Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose, or Fort Mose, was the destination of the original Underground Railroad, running south. It was home to the first legally sanctioned free Black community in North America!

As you step onto the Freedom Trail, you enter the year 1738. You’re drawn into a dangerous world where freedom seekers flee from enslavement on English plantations, hoping to live as free men, women, and children at Fort Mose.

The Flight to Freedom event is open to the general public at no cost. Donations and Memberships are gratefully accepted.

Please visit www.fortmose.org often for event updates.

Flight to Freedom is supported in part by a Visitor Experience grant from the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council and by a State of the Arts Grant made possible by the St. Johns Cultural Council, with invaluable assistance from Castillo de San Marcos and St. Augustine Garrison.

St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival

T H E  C U L I N A R Y  E V E N T  O N  F L O R I D A’ S  H I S T O R I C  C O A S T

M A Y 6 – 9 , 2 0 2 1

The St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival is a culinary celebration taking place in one of the country’s most beautiful and historic cities. A showcase of culinary, beverage and culture that highlights celebrity guest chefs, celebrity winemakers/proprietors, local chefs, artisans and local craft spirits/beers. The inaugural festival offers a wide variety of events for all tastebuds, from wine dinners and tasting events, to master classes and more.

First Friday Art Walk

Join us for live music and local art. We will have African Love Kitchen food truck on site along with a number of local artists.

*St. Augustine Soap will have a live demonstration at 7pm

A few of the vendors who will be on site:
Reflections by Paul
Mindful Eyes Artistry
JLC Dream Creations
LeeScapes
Touch of Funk
St. Augustine Soap
Rethreaded
Root Cove
Nauti & Nice