The ocean has been an inspiration and muse to artists throughout the centuries. By the Sea, a collection of ocean-inspired artwork will premiere at Amiro Art and Found during the May 2 First Friday Art Walk. The show will include artwork by Miami-based artist, Jeanine Maleno, as well as local artists Jim Macbeth, Nancy Hamlin-Vogler, Deane Kellogg, and Wendy Mandel McDaniel. Amiro, located at 9C Aviles Street, will be open from 5:00 to 9:00p.m. during the First Friday event.
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April is National Poetry Month. Join the Academy of American Poets and the Ancient City Poets in celebrating Poem in Your Pocket Day locally here in St. Johns County on Thursday, April 24th. The idea is simple: select a poem that you love, carry it with you and share it with co-workers, family, and friends. Each year on this day, poems from pockets throughout the United States will be unfolded at events in parks, libraries, schools, workplaces and bookstores.
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The St. Augustine Orchestra's Spring Concert, under the direction of Conductor William McNeiland, will feature a festive program of Latin music as part of the week long music celebration, Romanza Festivale of the Arts.
The orchestra will perform the music of Spain, Mexico, Cuba, and Argentina; including the España Rhapsody by the French composer Emmanual Chabrier and Capriccio Espagnol by the Russian composer Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov. The ballet suite Estancia by Alberto Ginastera, along with Danza del Trigo (Wheat Dance) and the Danza Final (Malambo) originate from Argentina.
David de la Mora, formerly of the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba and violist with the St. Augustine Orchestra, will conduct the Andalucia Suite. This piece, by Cuban-born composer Ernesto Lecuona, includes the familiar song Malagueña.
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