St. Johns County resident’s art exhibit and local poetry now on display at County Administration Building

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Anna Miller, a longtime St. Johns County resident and artist, has opened a two-month exhibition at the St. Johns County Administrative Building’s Rotunda. 

The showing is scheduled through March 1, with a grand opening Jan. 15 from 8:15 to 9 a.m., in the Rotunda prior to the regularly scheduled St. Johns County Commission meeting.

Original poetry will be shown in adjacency to Miller’s artwork. The poetry was produced by various poets via the Ancient City Poets organization, a St. Augustine group that congregates at the Corazon Cinema and Café on the final Sunday afternoon of each month for readings. 

 Additionally, The Vault at 1930 Art Gallery, located at 1930 San Marco Blvd. in Jacksonville, will have a showing of Miller’s work from Jan. 25 to Feb. 11, with an opening reception on Friday, Jan. 25.

Miller has lived in Northeast St. Johns County for a decade and is married with two school-age children being educated in the St. Johns County School system. Specializing in figurative and abstract art, Miller was born in and grew up in Europe and has been drawing since childhood. At age 12, she entered a school for Fine Arts and continued studies at the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture of Ukraine, earning a Master degree of Art in painting.

Shortly after graduation, Miller moved to United States and posted some of her artwork online, which drew an inquiry about teaching art at the collegiate level. She has continued teaching for more than 17 years in varied subjects about color theory, abstract and figurative arts. During this time, Miller earned a Master of Fine Art in painting from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

 Miller has conducted several Jacksonville-area shows, been a member of several local galleries and taught workshops for groups of local artists and enthusiasts. Most recently, Miller was awarded “Best in Show” for her portrait of Pablo by the Saint Augustine Art Association.

For this exhibition, there is no admission charge and the public is welcome during normal business hours, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The public is also invited to the opening at the building located at 500 San Sebastian View in St. Augustine. 

 For more information on Anna Miller, go to www.amilarte.com. For more on the Ancient City Poets, visit www.bodor.org.

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