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First Showing

Photos contributed by The Gallery Group

RORY ANGELUS – “451º F” — EARLIER THIS YEAR, RORY DID A SIMILAR PAINTING THAT USED MIXED MEDIA AND PAGES FROM BOOKS. RORY LOVES ANIMALS, SO LATER IN LIFE, SHE PLANS TO BE A VETERINARIAN, THOUGH SHE MAY OPT FOR INTERIOR DESIGN.

Art Walk. It’s become a staple of the St. Augustine scene. For some, it kicks off the month. Galleries throughout the city and beyond often take this opportunity to introduce a new artist to their gallery, or a new collection, or something even more exciting (like the time that Jefferson Airplane/Starship founding member Marty Balin treated attendees to a free concert).

CLARA-ANN RIPPE – “ORWELL” — CLARA ANN’S INSPIRATION FOR THIS WAS GEORGE ORWELL’S “ANIMAL FARM”, AN ALLEGORY FOR THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION, AND THE REIGN OF STALIN. CLARA-ANN WANTS TO GO INTO ART THERAPY AND PSYCHOLOGY

Apropos then that The Gallery Group on Anastasia Island used the March 2018 Art Walk to debut the work of 22 students from the St. Johns County Center for the Arts at Murray Middle School (SJCCA for short).

Due to a generous grant from the Art Galleries of St. Augustine (AGOSA), these talented young artists had the unique opportunity to display their work in a real gallery — something that most, who aspire to make their living creating provocative and beautiful works of art, never get the chance to do in the early stages of their career.

“KOI POND” — ALEXANDER HUNT’S IDEA FOR THIS WAS A KOI POND. ALEXANDER ENJOYS CREATING ART IN HIGH SCHOOL AND MAY USE ART TO SUPPLIMENT HIS INCOME IN THE FUTURE

Members of the Murray Middle School Band performed while Art Walkers mingled with the artists and contemplated the various styles and subject matters of the works lining the walls.

REILLY BARBER – “TRIBAL SPIRIT” — REILLY WAS DRAWING IN HER SKETCHBOOK WHEN
SHE HAPPENED UPON THIS DESIGN. SHE WAS IN AWE OF IT, AND MRS. BANTON APPROVED. REILLY’S FUTURE PLANS INCLUDE BEING A MEMBER OF THE COAST GUARD.

Students were treated to the joys of seeing their creations appreciated by the public, and smiles abounded in the space. And the feeling was evident that this won’t be the last time that these talented students will experience that emotion.

Murray Middle School Band Performance

BRIELLE UNSWORTH –  “UNLEASH THE BEES”— BEES ARE BRIELLE’S FAVORITE INSECT, SINCE THEY MAKE DELICIOUS HONEY. THIS PAINTING IS IN THEIR HONOR. IN THE FUTURE, BRIELLRE WISHES TO GO INTO ZOOLOGY

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