ST. JOHNS COUNTY, FL, USA – (August 8, 2018) World-renowned artist Harry McCormick ( www.mccormickstudios.com ) will be honored on Thursday, Aug. 16 with the debut of a short film on his art career and an extensive silent auction. The free event will take place from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Corazon Cinema and Café (www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com ) in downtown St. Augustine.
Event host Jorge Rivera, the host of “St. Augustine Tonight,” will debut the short film on McCormick,telling of the artist’s upbringing in New Jersey, his start in painting in New York, a connection to Robert Redford and a penchant for painting bars around the world.
The auction has approximately $30,000 in items up for bid to benefit McCormick’s summer-long exhibition at the St. Johns County Administration Building. The auction is highlighted by a private tour of the St. Augustine Distillery and an exclusive family portrait by McCormick on site at the Distillery. A complimentary lunch will be served to the first 100 attendees, so to ensure a spot email Rod Morris (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Corazon Cinema and Café is located at 36 Granada Street, St Augustine, FL 32084
McCormick’s art exhibition opened on Tuesday, July 3 at the St. Johns County (FL) Administrative Building’s Rotunda. Sponsored by the St. Johns County Cultural Council and supported in part by a grant from the Crisp-Ellert Fund of the Community Foundation of Northeast Florida, the showing is scheduled through Sept. 20.
There is no admission charge at the St. Johns County Administration Building and the public is welcomeduring normal business hours, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, Florida 32084. Please note that since this is a county administration building, a security station entry is required at the main entrance.
The St. Johns Cultural Council’s Art in Public Places program was originally conceived by past president Philip McDaniel in partnership with the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners as an initiative to highlight St. Johns County artists and give dimension, depth and character to the community, inspire young minds, reinforce a local identity to which citizens can relate and take pride in, all through public art displays. The walls of the new County Administration building were transformed with the first exhibit in February 2009 with Artwork from The Crescent Beach Paint Out. The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners graciously provides the facility and the Cultural Council facilitates the exhibits, with approximately 40 successful exhibits and opening receptions to date.