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STAAA: Soul Collective Art Exhibit

Local Black artists unite to share their passion for art in the Oldest City.

Tuesdays - Sundays, Dec. 1 - 30, 2023 | 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

STAAA: Soul Collective Art Exhibit

22 Marine Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084

The St. Augustine Art Association presents the Soul Collective art exhibit beginning on Friday, December 1, 2023, and running until Saturday, December 30, 2023, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The gallery is also available at any time throughout the month of December for online viewing.

Soul Collective, a talented ensemble of Black artists in St. Augustine, formed after a collaborative effort to assist St, Johns County art educators. The group comprising Brandon Santiago, Alexter Albury, Gerald Branch, and Lenny Foster, will present four to five pieces each. This exhibit showcases each artist's individual style while celebrating their artistic journeys in St. Augustine and the diverse range of talent in the area. 

Artist Profiles:

  • Alexter Albury (Realism): Albury captures deep emotions through his realism portraits, often inspired by the vivid imagery he experiences during his dreams.
  • Brandon Santiago (Abstract): Influenced by jazz and rap, Santiago uses colors, shapes, and textures to create abstract expressions.
  • Gerald Branch (Mixed-Media): Branch combines mediums and incorporates critical thinking into his art to depict his journey as an African American man and educator.
  • Lenny Foster (Fine Art Photography): Documenting the many facets of Black history and experience, Foster's fine art photography offers reflections on the evolution of African American life. 

All of Lenny Foster's artwork, at this event, is available for purchase and proceeds benefit the Homeless Coalition of St. Johns County and the St. Francis House

About STAAA: The St. Augustine Art Association is a hub for art exhibitions, education, and community engagement, dedicated to promoting excellence in the arts and celebrating the rich artistic heritage of St. Johns County.

Admission: Free

When: The exhibit will open on Friday, December 1, 2023, during the First Friday Art Walk and will remain on display through Saturday, December 30, 2023. Gallery hours are 12:00 to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday, with online viewing anytime. The gallery is closed on Mondays and on November 23, December 23-26, and December 31, 2023.

Where: The St. Augustine Art Association's North Room gallery, located at 22 Marine Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084.

Editor's Note: We encourage you to verify event times and details with the organizers, as they may change.