TheÂ artistsÂ of AmiroÂ ArtÂ &Found have created a modern dayÂ Cabinet ofÂ CuriositiesÂ that fills the galleryÂ withÂ art, oddities, and otherÂ objects of interest.
The art is on view during First FridayÂ ArtwalkÂ on Aug. 1 and through the month.Â The gallery, located at 9C Aviles Street in downtown St.Â Augustine, will be open during the artwalkÂ fromÂ 5 to 9 p.m.Â on Friday, Aug. 1. Light refreshments will be served.
The classic â€œCabinets of Curiosities,â€ also known as wonder-rooms, were assembled in the mid 16th century by EuropeanÂ aristocrats, the merchant class, and early scientists.Â TheÂ 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.
â€œAmiro is the Timucuan word for plenty,â€ explains gallery co-owner Jan Master.
â€œSince the other owners and I have collections of what can only be described asÂ unique,Â unusual, and extraordinary objects, we thought it would be fun toÂ display in them in theÂ fashion of a Cabinet of Curiosity.â€
Cabinet of CuriositiesÂ will be on display through August.Â Amiro is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday-MondayÂ with extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays. For more Information about AmiroÂ ArtÂ & Found please callÂ 904-824-8460Â or go toÂ www.amiroartandfound.com.