Celebrating the Shrimp Festival with Art

Celebrating the Shrimp Festival with ArtMouth of Amelia invites you to Celebrating the Shrimp Festival, an art show presented by the Plantation Artists’ Guild and Gallery.

WHEN: April 11 through May 12, 2012

WHERE: The Plantation Artists’ Guild & Gallery, located in the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Spa & Shops at 94 Amelia Village Circle, on Amelia Island.

WHAT: Beginning April 11th, the Plantation Artists’ Guild and Gallery will present for sale a unique group of art work featuring shrimp boats and natural scenes found around our beautiful island. This is a special exhibit of art celebrating the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival. The show will run from April 11, 2012 through May 12 to give Shrimp Festival fanciers an opportunity to visit the gallery.

The Gallery is open from Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Also, there is a special show offered every Saturday through April at Marché Burrette.

A Heads up! Be sure to mark your calendars, as well, for the coming open house at the Gallery on May 18th when a new show will be mounted.

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Major Changes for the Amelia Arts Academy

Major Changes for the Amelia Arts AcademyThe Board of Directors met on March 12, 2012 to begin developing a strategic plan for the Amelia Arts Academy. They decided to continue as they are until the end of the fiscal year, June 30th, 2012.

At that point, effective July 1, 2012, their focus will be directed toward serving a targeted group of children who have little or no access to the arts through the After School Arts Initiatives. They will no longer sponsor individual instruction under the auspices of the Academy.

Private lessons will continue through the end of the fiscal year but as of March 31, 2012 they need to be out of the Peck Center so teachers will be at different sites.

You may still pay for your lessons by sending a check to Amelia Arts Academy, PO Box 222, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035. They will also accept credit card payments until June 30, 2012.

Some of the teachers have made other arrangements and will be collecting their own fees. If you currently attend the Academy, your teacher will advise you as to what you need to do and where you need to be.

This was a hard decision to make but one they felt would be best for the future of the Arts Academy. It is their belief that narrowing their focus will make them better able to provide quality arts education to a larger group of children without major costs for administration and infrastructure.

It is sad that the Academy as we know it today will no longer exist but they have great hopes that they will still be able to make a difference in the lives of Nassau County children.

While they are appreciative of the support given from members of our community, they are sorry that the current economic climate has made this decision imperative.

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Opening for Millie Martin at Waterwheel Art Gallery

Opening for Millie Martin at Waterwheel Art Gallery

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The Waterwheel Gallery is excited to present an art show for the artist Millie Martin, a resident of Amelia Island and a fixture in the arts community on the island.

The Impressionist style of Martin is not only beautiful and pleasing to the eye, but has a soft dreamlike quality that evokes in the viewer the feeling of a memory.

The Reception Thursday evening, March 29th, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, will include a wine bar and light hors d’oeuvres in addition to the beautiful works of Martin. If you are not already familiar with the artist, this would be a fantastic occasion to meet her and see her works as well as to meet fellow art lovers, producers and collectors in the community.

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Performances of Ballet and Opera from Europe Shown at Cinema 7

Performances of Ballet and Opera from Europe Shown at Cinema 7Mouth of Amelia has sent word of live, streaming performances of ballet and opera that are being shown at our own Carmike Amelia Island Cinema 7 movie theater.

The next feature is Le Corsaire (The Bolshoi Ballet); with a encore performance on 3/20/12, at 7:00 PM.

WHEN: Please see Schedule of Events below!

WHERE: Carmike 7 Cinema, 1132 South 14th Street in Fernandina Beach, Florida

WHAT: This is in the “Who Knew” department! It is a little known fact that ballets and operas are streamed in live from La Scala, Bolshoi Theatre, Royal Opera House, etc. to our local theatre, Carmike. The showings are usually here at 11am (from Russia) or 2pm (from London). They’re recorded during streaming and shown again locally once or twice as Encores. The performances often last over three hours because, being live, they include intermissions. Usually, the intermissions show views of the event’s theatre and sometimes interviews with principals, costumers or conductors — always translated into English or with English captions. Performances always include English captions.

A loyal Mouth reader writes, “The sound system at the theatre is wonderful and with cameras streaming in the live performances from different angles, even overhead views and closeups, it’s pure eye candy! We see far more than the audience at the event could possibly see from any seat. We’ve become avid ballet fans as a result. Although we’ve always loved opera, this venue brings it up close and personal!”

We are so lucky to have this program right here on our little island since not all Carmike theatres are participating. You might subscribe to info@emergingpictures.com for “Ballet in Cinema” and “Opera in Cinema” to get notices about upcoming events, but the notices come in just a few days in advance of the event which only helps as a reminder. However, when you attend a performance, you receive a good program that provides performance details, including a synopsis, and lists upcoming events on the last page so that you can schedule for them further in advance.

My spies tell me that there are always seats available. Music lovers should patronize these showings to encourage Carmike to continue to subscribe to this series!

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OPERA
Puccini’s La Boheme (Gran Teatre del Liceu) Encore – 3/27/2012, 7:00pm

Verdi’s Rigoletto (The Royal Opera House) Live: 4/17/2012, 2:30pm; Encore – 4/24/2012, 7:00pm

BALLET
Le Corsaire (The Bolshoi Ballet) Encore performance 3/20/12, 7:00 PM.

Romeo & Juliet (The Royal Ballet) Live: 3/22/2012, 3:30pm; Encore – 4/10/2012, 7:00pm

The Bright Stream (The Bolshoi Ballet) Live: 4/29/2012, 11:00am; Encore – 4:30pm & 5/15/2012, 7:00pm

La Fille Mal Gardee (The Royal Ballet) Live: 5/16/2012, 2:30pm; Encore – 5/29/2012, 7:00pm

Raymonda (The Bolshoi Ballet) Live: 6/24/2012, 11:00am; Encore – 4:30pm & 7/10/2012, 7:00pm

Le Corsaire, from the Bolshoi Ballet

In the Bolshoi Ballet’s new staging of Le Corsaire, Petipa’s original choreography is revived and refreshed by Alexei Ratmansky and Yuri Burlaka to breathe new life into this production. The ballet follows Medora, a young Greek girl, and Conrad, a dashing pirate, as they journey through a tapestry of dramatic events, culminating in a shipwreck considered to be one of ballet’s most dazzling spectacles. Starring Svetlana Lunkina, Ruslan Skvortsov, Andrei Merkuriev & Nina Kaptsova.

“The final scene has one scenic masterstroke after another. Moonlight upon the Mediterranean, then the corsairs’ ship… filling most of the stage with characters on board, trumped by thunder, lightning, storm, rising waves, and the boat splitting before our eyes: the kind of special effect that in recent decades has belonged to film alone.” – The New York Times

“…fairly bursts with dazzling ingredients… the final ocean scene is Kaminsky’s crowning glory.” – Washington Post

COST: Tickets are usually $20 for a ballet and $25 for an opera

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Carmike is not very aggressive in advertising this series. Their phone message is not updated. But you can TRY to get more information by calling 904-261-9867 or 904-261-8983.

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Henry Von Genk III at the Waterwheel Art Gallery

Henry Von Genk III at the Waterwheel Art GalleryWaterwheel Art Gallery and Framing has represented Henry Von Genk III for many years and have watched as art lovers both regionally and nationally have added this artist to their collections. To own a “Von Genk” is like owning a great bottle of wine… the price will only go up!

The epic beauty of Henry Von Genk’s Florida landscapes draws you in and captures the romantic essence of our flora and fauna. If you’ve seen these pieces in person you know the rich details in every blade of grass and every sunset that Henry is so famous for.

A 15% price increase is eminent!

Henry has not raised his prices in 10 years and plans a 15% increase in the very near future but after some negotiation, he has promised to offer these pieces to Waterwheel’s customers at their original price, but only through the end of March 2012!

Waterwheel Art Gallery is now in the Pelican Palms Shopping Center along with Current Runnings, Redbones Dog Bakery and Beadlemania

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Comcast Sponsors Micah’s Place Student Art Contest Award Ceremony

Left to right:  Abigail Coker, Fernanda Rodriguez, Cheyenne MixonLeft to right: Abigail Coker, Fernanda Rodriguez, Cheyenne Mixon

Yulee, FL – Micah’s Place recently honored student artists during the agency’s annual Student Art Contest Awards Ceremony sponsored by Comcast. The event was held on Friday, February 24th at the Florida State College, Betty P. Cook Nassau Center. Prizes for the student artists were generously provided by the Jacksonville Zoo, the Museum of Science and History, the Putt-Putt Fun Center, the Carmike Amelia Island 7 movie theatre, and Wal-Mart. Dr. John L. Ruis (Superintendent) and Andreu Powell (Coordinator of Intervention and Prevention), presented the awards along with Micah’s Place Executive Director, Shandra Riffey.

Micah’s Place would like to thank Comcast for sponsoring our Student Art Contest through their Comcast Community Investment Grant program. With these awarded funds, Micah’s Place was able to have an enjoyable event for the children with refreshments and awards for each of the winners.

The contest’s theme, Global Citizen, invited Nassau County students to create artwork that displayed what being a global citizen looks like to them through their eyes. Students were also encouraged to write a special message on their artwork on “How we can achieve Global Citizens by caring and listening to others.” Over 240 entries were submitted this year, and the following students placed in their grade categories:

Prekindergarten to Second Grade
First Place: Fernanda Rodriguez, 1st Grade, Southside Elementary School
Second Place: Abigail Coker, Kindergarten, Southside Elementary School
Third Place: Cheyenne Mixon, Kindergarten, Southside Elementary School

Kiley Vontassell, Ansley Bennett and Ha'ane Hensley, Ashley ThomasLeft to right: Kiley Vontassell, Ansley Bennett and Ha’ane Hensley, Ashley Thomas

Third to Fifth Grade
First Place: Ansley Bennett and Ha’ane Hensley, 4th Grade, Emma Love Hardee Elementary School
Second Place: Kiley Vontassell, 4th Grade, Emma Love Hardee Elementary School
Third Place: Ashley Thomas, 4th Grade, Emma Love Hardee Elementary School

Sixth to Eighth Grade
First Place: Aimee Knight, 7th Grade, Hilliard Middle-Senior High School
Second Place: Chelbie Parker, 8th Grade, Yulee Middle School
Third Place (tie): Hannah MacDonald, 7th Grade, Yulee Middle School and Jordan Woolley, 7th Grade, Yulee Middle School

Left to right: Dr. John L. Ruis (Superintendent) and Michael LynchLeft to right: Dr. John L. Ruis (Superintendent) and Michael Lynch

Ninth to Twelfth Grade
First Place: Michael Lynch, 11th Grade, Hilliard Middle-Senior High School
Second Place: Moriah Rose, 11th Grade, Hilliard Middle-Senior High School
Third Place: Raegan Hodges, 10th Grade, Hilliard Middle-Senior High School

Micah’s Place is a Certified Domestic Violence Center and the only one serving Nassau County Florida. Our mission is to provide prevention and intervention services to victims of domestic violence; and to provide education within our community to effect change in behavior and attitudes relating to domestic violence. If you or someone know is being abused, please call (800) 500-1119 for more information.

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Second Printing of Sketches of Amelia Island

Second Printing of Sketches of Amelia IslandSketches of Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach, The Mark of William Maurer is now in its second printing since 2007. The first printing of 2500 copies has just about sold out. This 13 inch, beautiful hard cover coffee table book depicting the artist’s original sketches and beautiful watercolors of Amelia Island is being well received. Among those are visitors to the island, new brides for their guests to sign, realtors welcoming new comers, and art lovers as well. Unlike a photo album, this book is a collection of his past ten years of teaching sketching and original paintings throughout the island.

Unlike the lens of a camera, the work of an artist is to interpret a subject by the best light, thus developing better shades and shadows. Maurer sought out many of these subjects a few days prior to teaching them in his workshops. He always tried to find a special place that would appeal to his students with interest. On Amelia Island there are endless subjects.

Weather permitting, you’ll still see William out and about around town with either his easel painting watercolors, or possibly just a sketchbook and pencil. He takes groups out on Thursday mornings. They meet at 10 a.m. at the Amelia Island Coffee Shop.

The book is also divided into chapters of the island. One section will have the beaches, another the B & B’s, churches or the Amelia River. It is written with an interesting historical text by local historian Jan Johannes.

This book is available on his website, MaurerFineArt.com, and at local Fernandina Beach book stores. It may also be found at Eight Flags Antique Shop on Centre Street.

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Celebrations II Acrylic on Canvas

Celebrations II Acrylic on CanvasOmni Amelia Island Plantation Artists’ Guild and Gallery and Osprey Village are featuring the works of Jack Allen, Friday, February 17th from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM.

The exhibit, “Multiple Layers of Bliss,” demonstrates Jack Allen’s love of abstracts and the embodiment of how he sees the world. Mr. Allen is from Jacksonville and will also give a free informative talk at the Gallery on February 24th at 7:00pm.

All are welcome to attend both events. The Opening and Reception are free of charge and open to the public. Plantation Artists’ Guild and Gallery is located at 94 Village Circle at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation.

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On the Backs of Others at American Beach Museum

On the Backs of Others at American Beach MuseumOn the Backs of Others, presented by the American Beach Museum and Community Center is a splendid assortment of fiber artworks and quilts by local artist, Billie McCray. She has chosen many pieces that have not been viewed locally, including a quilt that was inspired by a poem by Langston Hughes. Also, her piece designed from MaVynne’s (The Beach Lady) clothes will continue to be on exhibit at the Amelia Island Museum of History as part of a program honoring four Florida women.

Billie scouts consignment stores, thrift shops and even dumpsters to find the materials for her work! She told Mouth of Amelia, “I have made so much that I can’t remember; I think creative juices have flowed through me and are filling me up. I am having so much fun!”

The FREE exibit is open to the public and will be on display at 1600 Julia Street on Amelia Island February 10-11 from 5:00 to 8:00PM; February 12 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM; and February 13-16 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

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Deadline Extended for Shrimp Festival Arts and Crafts

Deadline Extended for Shrimp Festival Arts and CraftsThe POSTMARK DEADLINE for Fine Arts & Crafts Applications for the 49th Annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival in Fernandina Beach, Florida has been extended to February 3, 2012.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to have your artwork viewed by potentially thousands!

Go to www.shrimpfestival.com under Festival Information and click on Vendor Information/Fine Arts & Craft for the application link.

The Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, Presented by Publix Supermarkets, will be held May 4, 5 & 6, 2012, with the Pirate Parade on May 3, 2012 at 6 pm, all in historic downtown Fernandina Beach.

For Festival Fine Arts & Crafts information and the application, contact the Island Art Association at 904-261-7020, access their website at www.islandart.org or email James McKinney, Festival Fine Arts & Crafts Director at jimmckart1@gmail.com.

Further Shrimp Festival information can be found at www.shrimpfestival.com or email 4info@shrimpfestival.com.

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Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival Artist Deadline Approaching

Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival Artist Deadline ApproachingThe postmark deadline for Artists Applications for the 49th Annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival in Fernandina Beach, Florida is January 18, 2012!

Go to www.shrimpfestival.com under Festival Information and click on Vendor Information/Fine Arts & Craft for the application link.

The Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, Presented by Publix Supermarkets, will be held May 4, 5 & 6, 2012, with the Pirate Parade on May 3, 2012 at 6 pm, all in historic downtown Fernandina Beach.

For festival Fine Arts & Crafts information, contact the Island Art Association at 904-261-7020, access their website at www.islandart.org.

Further Shrimp Festival information can be found at www.shrimpfestival.com or email: 4info@shrimpfestival.com.

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Paul Massing Exhibits at 7th Street Gallery

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Paul Massing Exhibit of Portraiture and Classics in Fernandina Beach

Paul Massing studied art and illustration and graduated from The Albright Art School in Buffalo, NY. He was an active member of various art organizations in NY where he had numerous one man shows and group exhibits.

A career move in industrial gases took him to Texas in 1980 which left him little time to pursue art endeavors until he retired in 1992. In 1994 he found Amelia Island,  made his home here and went back to painting and drawing. Besides being represented in private and corporate art collections in the U.S. and Canada and he can also be seen at the St. Augustine Art Society in St. Augustine, FL and the Arts Center in St. Petersburg, FL. and now at the Seventh Street Gallery, which invites art lovers to a showing of Paul’s latest works.

In addition to his captivating abstract work, Paul will be sharing another side – portraiture! The show features some of his newest work, which is signature Massing: rich in color, vibrant with energy, and elegant in spirit. Gallery and artist are looking forward to seeing you when the exhibit opens in downtown Fernandina Beach at 14 South 7th Street on Saturday, January 14, from 5:30 to 8:30 PM.

These times reflect the new schedule for 2012, according to the Gallery’s invitation. The Seventh St Gallery is now part of the Fernandina Beach Artrageous Artwalk. The Artwalk is on the 2nd Saturday of every month, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Make your plans! For questions, directions, or to arrange an alternate viewing time, call 432-8330.

Basic Drawing Class with Lisa Inglis

Basic Drawing Class with Lisa InglisBasic Drawing is a class offered by the Island Art Association of Fernandina Beach with Instructor Lisa Inglis. Classes will be held from 9:00 AM to 12:30 Pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays on January 3rd and 4th; 10th and 11th; 17th and 18th; and the 24th and 25th. The class fee is only $150.00.

This Getting Started Series lets you explore the inner artist in you! Have you been thinking about taking an art class but you’re not sure where to start? This classes is taught from the perspective of a former high school art teacher; there are no expectations of previous experience or “natural talent”. All that is needed is the desire to learn.

This series of classes will help you gain more confidence in your abilities, sharpen your skills, and will help lay a foundation for any future classes you may wish to take. Being able to render an image is a basic building block to creating your own artwork. It is with that in mind that the first set of classes Lisa is offering will be focused on basic drawing skills.

The emphasis here will be on the process more than the product so the only supplies you will need to bring are plain white paper (copy paper is fine), a standard #2 pencil, a ruler, and one piece of poster board. This class is appropriate for all skill levels including “no skills at all”.

Lisa is a member of the Island Art Association. She has a bachelor’s degree in art education and is a former high school art teacher who loves to bring the joy of creating and discovery to new people.

To register please contact Lisa Inglis at 904-557-1131 or send an e-mail to scottlisainglis@bellsouth.net (preferred). A $50 nonrefundable deposit is required to guarantee your space. The remaining balance will be due prior to the first class.

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Second Saturday Holiday Artrageous Art Walk

Christmas OrnamentsMouth of Amelia invites you to Second Saturday’s Artrageous Art Walk on Saturday, December 10th, 2011 in the Galleries of downtown Fernandina Beach, from 5 to 8:00 PM.

Amelia SanJon Gallery
218A Ash Street (corner Ash and Third)

One of a kind Christmas Ornaments will be available at Amelia SanJon Gallery handcrafted by different artists. Hatchlings by Linda Siersma, fused glass by Sandra Baker-Hinton, and fabric ornaments by Lynne Anderson. In preparation for what is hopefully a great holiday shopping spree to carry us through the cold winter months of January and February, Sandra has gone all out to pack the gallery with new and wonderful creations.

Unique ornaments are only a small part of the treasures you will find inside the gallery. Lots of new silver Sea Turtles and jewelry from her designers. A bunch of silver chains on which to hang all those beautiful pendants. Holiday hours will be extended especially on Friday and Saturday evenings until at least 6pm. Call (904) 491-8040 for more information.

Christmas-by Carol SprovtsoffBlue Door Artists
205 1/2 Centre Street

The Blue Door Artists Anniversary show opens for 2nd Saturday Artwalk December 10, from 5-8:30pm. Come enjoy holiday cookies, punch and a fun filled Scavenger Hunt. Winners of the Scavenger Hunt will be placed in a random drawing to win a $100 gift certificate redeemable with any of the Blue Door Artists. New work will be on display by all 10 resident artists, Casey Matthews, Elizabeth Dion, Suzanne Batchelor, Wyanne Thompson, Candace Fasano, Georganna Mullis, Sharon Badenoch, Lynette Holmes, Theresa Daily, and Carol Sprovtsoff. Blue Door features an eclectic mix of art from paintings, handmade artisan jewelry, scarves, purses, and other textiles, as well as handmade art cards and limited edition prints. There are unique gifts for every holiday budget.

Look for the gallery’s blue doors between Island Coffee and Go Fish leading to the colorful staircase. For more information call (904) 557-1187.

Marilyn Eflein

Art by Marilyn Eflein

Island Art Association
18 North 2nd Street

5-8pm There is a reception for the latest Nouveau Art Show, themed “4 Seasons,” juried by UNF professor and artist Nofa Dixon. Also, the featured artist for December is former art teacher, Marilyn Eflein.

Marilyn is a former arts and crafts teacher at Fernandina Beach High School where she was recognized as a “Nassau County Teacher of the Year.” Her early work featured oils painted in an expressionist manner. Later she turned to watercolors/drawings with a more realistic approach. Currently, she is focusing on regional scenes of Amelia Island with its waterfront, beaches, surrounding marshlands and local points of interest.

Also, a special gift corner which includes glass tree ornaments, jewelry, scarves, and small paintings all created by our resident artists. Call (904) 261-7020 for more information.

7th Street Gallery

Seventh Street Gallery
14 South 7th Street

Come see the Wayne Howard Photography Exhibit on Saturday, December 10th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and again from 5:30 to 8:30 PM, during the Art Walk!

This is a special holiday sale of matted/backed and packaged photographs in color and black and white. Call (904) 432-8330 for directions or more information.

Slightly Off Centre
218C Ash Street

Slightly Off Centre will be open of course and Trish still has lots of lovely pottery and folk art as well as glassware. Drop by as you tour the Ash Street galleries and come see what’s coming off Trish’s potter wheel!

Extra Art Stuff

Special Trunk Show of the Levantar Collection of Santa Fe
(Portion of the Proceeds to Benefit services at Baptist Medical Center, Nassau and Barnabas)
Hosted by Jane Holzkamp at 1720 Gardenia in Amelia Park on Friday, December 9th 3-6PM and Saturday, December 10th from 10 AM to 3 PM, this show features handcrafted sterling silver and 18k gold jewelry and beautiful handmade objects from around the world.

Holiday Christmas Bazaar
Recreational Center on Atlantic Avene

On December 10th, from 10AM to 4 PM, many local vendors will be presenting their crafts including juried artisan, Billie McCray.

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Stained Glass Through the Ages

Stained Glass Through the AgesFernandina Beach, FL – Glass has been used as personal ornamentation since the Egyptians. The first known stained glass is from 540 AD in San Vitale’ and as an art form stained glass has evolved and moved with the times. The great windows of Gothic cathedrals gave rise to Marc Chagall’’s extraordinary windows in Jerusalem. Glass bottles, necklaces and the like became Tiffany lamps, windows, and portraits.

The ability of glass design to mold itself to our lifestyles is evident in pieces such as the Apollo stained glass window in the National Cathedral in Washington D. C. and the incredible stained glass window wall in the new Coventry Cathedral in England.

Contemporary glass artists are transforming this ancient form while honoring its traditions. Kirk Reber is one such local stained glass artist. Reber has been working with glass since 1982, studying under masters and perfecting his craft. In 1993, he opened Creative Glassworks in Atlantic Beach. Using slides and photos, Reber will present Art in Glass: Stained Glass through the Ages.

Reber will start with a brief history of some prominent stained glass work and will move to the modern opalescent movement pioneered by Tiffany and Armstrong, as well as other studios.

He will then give a more technical review of the processes used, provide examples of contemporary works influenced by Tiffany, and conclude with examples of his work, how pieces have been crafted and where they can be seen.

Friends of the Fernandina Beach Library is sponsoring this event as a complement to the Library’s One Book, One Community series of events on the book selection Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland.

Join us on Friday, November 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Amelia Island Museum of History, 233 South Third Street.

The event is free and open to the public. Following Reber’s talk, books on stained glass and the novel Clara and Mr. Tiffany will be available for purchase.

Friends of the Fernandina Beach Library is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation whose main mission is two-fold. To promote literacy and life-long learning and to advocate and raise funds for the library.

For information on membership or events, send an email to FernandinaLibFriends@gmail.com or visit www.nassaureads.com and click on Friends of the Library.

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