Sept. 5-Nov. 30: St. Johns Cultural Council Selects 17 local artists ‘Threading the Margins’ exhibition

Additional events featuring theater and textile arts to be held at The Waterworks

St. Augustine, FL — The St. Johns Cultural Council will commemorate textile arts this fall with workshops and theatrical performances at The Waterworks and an Art in Public Spaces exhibition at the St. Johns County Administration Building.

Events will feature two performances of Thread and Bone, a heartfelt and humorous solo show by Lisa Egan Woods, a Kentucky-based theatre artist and heart-surgery survivor, who presents an intimate patchwork of love, grief, and healing through dressmaking.  Performances will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, September 2 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 3 at The Waterworks, 184 San Marco Avenue, in uptown St. Augustine.  Tickets are available at

Threading the Margins, an Art in Public Spaces exhibition, will be on display from Tuesday, September 5 until Thursday, November 30 at the St. Johns County Administration Building, Rotunda Gallery, 500 San Sebastian View in St. Augustine.  Seventeen local artists were selected following an open call to participate in the exhibition which also includes antique garments and samplers from the collections of the Peña-Peck House and Ximenez-Fatio House museums.

Participating artists include Kathryn Arango, Sherry Buckingham Peck, Susan Cockerham, Gretchen Crawford, Amy Hemphill Dove, Deborah Hossbach, Jenny Keyser, Courtney Krug,  An Marshall, Melissa May, Laura Mongiovi, Elizabeth Odiorne, Linda Schultz, Juanelle Strickland Marshall, Diane Thompson Cortese, Laura Towne, and Cindy Wilson.  An artist reception will be held at 8:30 am on September 5. A formal opening will be held on Wednesday, September 6 from 5:30 pm until 7:00 pm with comments at 6:00 pm. The events are free and open to the public.

During the months of September, October, and November, the public will have several opportunities to participate in hands-on textile arts workshops at The Waterworks. For more information, visit

Sherry Buckingham Peck – Royal Poinciana Pollination

The Cultural Council presents the exhibition and events with support from the Florida Division of Arts and Culture, the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council, and the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners.  The Waterworks is available through the generosity of the City of St. Augustine, Florida.

The mission of the St. Johns Cultural Council is to support local artists and arts organizations and to promote St. Johns County as a premiere destination for cultural travelers, ensuring that the lives of residents and visitors are enriched through art, culture, history, and heritage. The nonprofit was established in 2000 and designated the official local arts agency by the St. Johns County Board of Commissioners in 2007.

The St. Johns Cultural Council presents cultural programming and supports the development of arts institutions, community arts partners, and activities and audiences in St. Johns County through grants and professional development programs.

The Cultural Council manages two historic venues, both listed on the National Register of Historic Places:  The St. Augustine Waterworks, where the Council and partners present more than 200 cultural events and programs each year; and the Cultural Arts Center at the St. Augustine Beach Hotel, where partners including The Dance Company, The St. Augustine Beach Art Studio & Gallery and other community-based organizations offer daily artistic and movement classes to hundreds of individuals. The Council’s weekly arts, culture, and heritage                                       e-newsletters and website details are available at to provide online cultural resources for residents and visitors in St. Johns County.

The Cultural Council organizes Art in Public Spaces exhibitions at the Rotunda Gallery where local artists are chosen to exhibit their work with new installations every three to four months. The scheduled exhibitions are open to the public and free of charge on weekdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  For more information, email or visit the website at

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