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The Aesthetic Movement is an art movement supporting the emphasis of aesthetic values more than social-political themes.
“John Ruskin, the art historian, critic and philosopher, was the inspiration for this hugely important movement,” said McFarland. “We teach Ruskin at Flagler College, partly because of his influence on the aesthetics of the old hotel.”
McFarland’s lecture, “The Aesthetic Movement in America,” will feature approximately 60 images, including some pre-Raphaelite paintings, and will include anecdotes about the artists and writers.
Professor McFarland earned an M.A. in Art History from Emory University and a B.A. in Art History from Smith College. She received studio instruction in painting, sculpture, printmaking, design and photography from Atlanta College of Art and has completed post-graduate work at Emory University.
In honor of the 125th anniversary of the former Hotel Ponce de Leon, the 2013 Community Lecture Series is focused on “The Hotel Ponce de Leon Deconstructed: Building the Future for Modern America.”
The series features a lineup of historians and scholars discussing Henry Flagler’s vision for St. Augustine, social classes and American politics during the late 19th century, and the influence of art, music and literature during the Gilded Age.
Tickets to the lecture are $5 per person. Active military personnel may attend at no charge. Lectures begin at 10 a.m. in the Flagler Room at Flagler College, 74 King St. The lecture will last approximately one hour and will be followed by a coffee and pastry reception.
This year, thanks to VISIT FLORIDA’s Cultural Heritage and Nature Tourism Grant Program, Flagler College is offering complimentary admission to the fall 2013 Flagler College Community Lecture Series for any St. Johns County tourism employee. Tourism employees interested in attending the lecture will need to present their employee name tag or ID at the lecture series registration table.
Reservations for the lecture series are required due to limited space. Call (904) 819-6282 for reservations or more information. To watch a live stream of these lectures, visit ustream.tv/channel/community-lecture-series.
Source: Flagler College
We created the long overdue Big Truck Show at Cheyenne Frontier Days. Since 1897, Cheyenne has celebrated its Old West roots with this eye-popping festival. The centerpiece of this Western celebration is the world’s largest outdoor rodeo, which draws top professionals who compete for more than $1 million in cash and prizes. Complementing the daily rodeo action are behind-the-chutes tours, trick riding, and a wild-horse race. A Native American Village, an Old West town called “Wild Horse Gulch,” a saloon, square dancing, a chuck wagon cook-off, pancake breakfasts, and an art show carry through the frontier theme. Rounding out the program are a carnival midway, an air show, top-name entertainment, professional bull riding shows, and several parades that include antique carriages and automobiles. Cheyenne Frontier Days occurs each summer during the last full week in July, and so does our Big Truck Show.
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“I am so glad to have won the scholarship,” said Siguenza, who is studying business administration at Flagler. “I am always happy to help the Hispanic community when someone needs it.”
Siguenza was awarded the scholarship for her efforts in helping the Hispanic community in Saint Augustine by volunteering her time as a translator for many families in the area.
The Hispanic Heritage Council of St. Johns County is an organization designed to benefit the Hispanic community and preserve its heritage through arts, education and community awareness, through partnerships with local high schools, community colleges, universities and businesses. The HHC is currently working to create a scholarship for Flagler students.
Flagler College is an independent, four-year, comprehensive baccalaureate college located in St. Augustine, Fla. The college offers 24 majors, 29 minors and two pre-professional programs, the largest majors being business, education and communication. Small by intent, Flagler College has an enrollment of about 2,500 students, as well as a satellite campus at Tallahassee Community College in Tallahassee, Fla. U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review regularly feature Flagler as a college that offers quality education at a relatively low cost; tuition is $23,690, including room and board. A relatively young institution (founded in 1968), Flagler College is also noted for the historic beauty of its campus. The main building is Ponce de Leon Hall, built in 1887 as a luxury resort by Henry Flagler, who co-founded the Standard Oil Company with John D. Rockefeller. For more on Flagler College, visit www.flagler.edu
Source: Flagler College
First Muster at Florida National Guard Barracks
The Florida National Guard and Florida Department of Military Affairs, in partnership with La Compañía de Santiago (The Company of St. James), a member unit of Florida Living History, Inc., will commemorate the 447th anniversary of the first mustering of America’s original citizen-soldiers and the “birthday” of the US National Guard. This heritage Event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the grounds of the Florida National Guard’s headquarters in the St. Francis Barracks, at 82 Marine St., in St. Augustine. The museum will have an open house until 3 p.m. and a military retreat with historical re-enactors will take place from 3-3:30 p.m. Admission is free.1-877-FLA-HIST
Saturday: September 15
Florida Heritage Book Festival
Celebrate Florida’s rich and colorful literary heritage at the Florida Heritage Book Festival at the Ringhaver Student Center, 50 Sevilla Street in St. Augustine. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., there will be author presentations and a book marketplace. At 11:45 a.m., Jeff Lindsay will be there to sign copies of his Dexter novels – the basis for the popular TV series of the same name on the Showtime network. His wife, Hilary Hemingway, niece of Ernest Hemingway, will be there too. Admission is free. www.fhbookfest.com
Coastal Cleanup Day
From 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. Local volunteers can join over a half million people in more than 150 countries cleaning up the shores of rivers, lakes, streams and oceans. Participants can pick up their supplies from the GTM Research Reserve’s Environmental Education Center, located at 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach South or the Marineland office, 9741 Ocean Shore Blvd, St. Augustine. The Reserve hopes to have people cleaning the Atlantic shoreline throughout Florida’s Historic Coast. 904-823-4500
3rd Saturday Beach Walk
Join GTM Research Reserve volunteers Rick and Roz Edwards for a beach walk at the Guana South beach location. Learn about the animals that call the beach their home as well as seashells and other interesting facts. This is a “Beaches 101″ experience that the entire family will enjoy. 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. http://www.gtmnerr.org/events.htm
Tolomato Cemetery Tours
The self-guided and docent led tours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Tolomato Cemetery, an historic cemetery is located on Cordova Street, the site of an earlier Franciscan Indian mission (Our Lady of Guadalupe of the Tolomato) in St Augustine. Burials officially ceased in 1884. Visits are free of charge, but visitors are encouraged to offer a donation. All money goes to the preservation and restoration of the cemetery. For more information, visit www.tolomatocemetery.com
Kayak Astronomy Tour
Paddle beneath the stars and then drift on the quiet waters of the Guana River during this special astronomy tour presented by Ripple Effects Eco Tours. Guides point out both nature and the constellations on this unforgettable nighttime adventure. The tour, from 7-9 p.m., begins at the GTM midway between Ponte Vedra and St. Augustine. Tickets are only $55 for adults. Plus, their kayaking tours of the beautiful Matanzas basin depart daily from Marineland. For details and reservations, call904-347-1565 or check out their complete schedule of tours at www.rippleeffectecotours.com
Kevon Remonte and Trey Dees present a dazzling visual and vocal tribute to some of the greatest singers of all time – Nat King Cole, Elvis Presley, Tom Jones, Lou Rawls and many others! It all takes place at 7 p.m. at the Pioneer Barn at Fort Menendez, 259 San Marco Avenue in St. Augustine. Tickets are only $12 and can be ordered by calling 904-824-8874.
Saturday & Sunday: September 15 & 16
Ecology Boat Tour
Join St. Augustine Eco Tours aboard their comfortable explorer boat for a 12+-mile excursion. Use the boat’s underwater microphones to listen in on dolphin conversations and see fascinating wildlife. Learn something new from the naturalist guide – guaranteed! Departs from the St. Augustine City Marina at 10 a.m. and noon each day. Tickets are $35 per person. Call 904-377-7245 for reservations.
Local Resident Specials
NOTE: St. Johns County residents with a valid ID are always admitted free of charge to the Oldest House, the Lightner Museum, the Fountain of Youth (special events excluded), the Ximenez-Fatio House, the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, Spanish Military Hospital Museum, and the Historic Tours of Flagler College. The daily tours and wine tastings at the San Sebastian Winery are freeto everyone. Also, admission is free to everyone at the Authentic Old Drug Store, Fort Matanzas National Monument, St. Photios Chapel, the Pena-Peck House, the Father Miguel O’Reilly Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios Museum (donations are welcomed).
NEW: St. Johns County residents who purchase full-price admisssion to the St. Augustine Lighthouse ($9.50 adults; $7.50 seniors and children 12 and under; free for children under 44 inches in height) can now receive a pass good for free admission for an entire year! The Lighthouse is now open until 6 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.. Also, on the first Monday of each month, St. Johns County residents are admitted free to the Dow Museum of Historic Houses, 246 St. George Street, St. Augustine.NEW: St. Johns County residents with a valid ID now receive FREE admission to the Oldest House in St. Augustine.
Source: Visitors and Conventions Bureau
Jann Scott takes a drive up to Mt. Antero for a Colorado road trip adventure with Austin and Julia. On their way up to the mountain they stops in the ghost town of St. Elmo to look at the old buildings, then it’s onto the San Isabel National Forest and the ever so popular town of South Park, Colorado.