Amiro Art & Found Displays Cabinet of Curiosities at First Friday Art Walk

A modern day Cabinet of Curiosities that fills the gallery with art, oddities, and other  objects, is on view this month at Amiro Art & Found, 9C Aviles St., downtown St. Augustine

A modern day Cabinet of Curiosities that fills the gallery with art, oddities, and other objects, is on view this month at Amiro Art & Found, 9C Aviles St., downtown St. Augustine

The artists  of Amiro Art &Found have created a modern day Cabinet of  Curiosities that fills the gallery  with art, oddities, and other  objects of interest.

The art is on view during First Friday Artwalk on Aug. 1 and through the month. The gallery, located at 9C Aviles Street in downtown St. Augustine, will be open during the artwalk from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 1. Light refreshments will be served.

The classic “Cabinets of Curiosities,” also known as wonder-rooms, were assembled in the mid 16th century by European aristocrats, the merchant class, and early scientists. The rooms served as spaces for solace and contemplation as well as demonstrations of magnificence and power. The Cabinets were repositories for unusual and extraordinary objects and phenomena including, prints, books, drawings, photographs, and oddities from the animal, vegetable and mineral world.

“Amiro is the Timucuan word for plenty,” explains gallery co-owner Jan Master.

“Since the other owners and I have collections of what can only be described as unique, unusual, and extraordinary objects, we thought it would be fun to display in them in the fashion of a Cabinet of Curiosity.”

Cabinet of Curiosities will be on display through August.  Amiro is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday-Monday with extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays. For more Information about Amiro Art & Found please call 904-824-8460 or go to www.amiroartandfound.com.

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