Crisp-Ellert Art Museum

Crisp-Ellert Art Museum The Crisp-Ellert Art Museum is a space that honors the memory of Dr. JoAnn Crisp-Ellert, a stalwart of the St. Augustine Arts Community. The museum is dedicated to exhibiting the best contemporary art by local, national and international artists.
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Built in honor of Dr. JoAnn Crisp-Ellert and her husband, Dr. Robert Ellert, the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum offers Flagler College students and the Northeast Florida community a venue for fostering knowledge and a deep appreciation of contemporary art. As an educational resource for the College, the Museum exhibits regional, national and international artists, and provides opportunities for critical engagement and exposure to a variety of exhibitions and personal interactions with visiting artists. The Museum challenges students, the Flagler community and the public to cultivate individual creativity, critical reflection, historical consciousness and respect for the free exchange of ideas. In this spirit, the Museum also hosts public programs, including artist talks, readings, panel discussions and film series that provide a platform for vital interdisciplinary dialogue.

Here is a selection from the book “Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval” by Saidi...
03/26/2020

Here is a selection from the book “Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval” by Saidiya Hartman. This text holds a particularly poignant association with stories of the struggle for freedom so deeply embedded within St. Augustine’s history, and informed Guerrier’s thought process while making work for the exhibition. Inspiration from her poetic writing can be found in the artwork’s titles, as well as in the vinyl wall texts scattered throughout the galleries.
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“Only the wayward appreciated her riotous conduct and wild habits and longing to create a life from nothing; only they could discern the beautiful plot […] she waged each and every day.”
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📸: (left) Untitled (Here, in a place where time has crossed and left a breathy stain -- JW) I, 2020, graphite, acrylic and enamel paint, color pencil, gesso, and solvent transfer on paper, 15 x 11 inches.
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(middle) Untitled (The struggle to survive, beautifully, wild and wayward, expressed in the practice of everyday life), 2020, archival pigment print, 15 x 10 inches
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(right) Untitled (Here, in a place where time has crossed and left a breathy stain -- JW) ii, 2020, graphite, acrylic and enamel paint, color pencil, gesso, and solvent, transfer on paper, 15 x 11 inches
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#adlerguerrier #wanderanderrancies #saidiyahartman

Another post from Julia!:This simple photograph, removed of its color in order to highlight the brilliant detail of the ...
03/25/2020

Another post from Julia!
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This simple photograph, removed of its color in order to highlight the brilliant detail of the dragonfly and its wings, creates a beautiful and natural contrast between the sky and the environment. The thin and spindly limb on which the dragonfly rests emerges from a patch of dark foliage and lifts the dragonfly upward. The photo, captured in St. Augustine, gives viewers the sense of peace and stillness. Guerrier’s exhibition is rooted in St. Augustine and explores the city’s historic struggles and the narratives that are present to this day. This simple, captured moment of a little dragonfly stopping to rest instills us in the present and reminds us that natural life, uninterested in our own, continues.
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Untitled (Errant path to emulate), 2020, Archival pigment print, 15 x 10 inches. Courtesy of the artist and David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL.
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#adlerguerrier #flaglercollege #contemporaryart #contemporaryphotography #staugustine #museumsduringquarantine #davidcastillogallery

Before we closed, our superstar intern Julia Brown wrote several posts about works included in Wander and Errancies. Her...
03/23/2020

Before we closed, our superstar intern Julia Brown wrote several posts about works included in Wander and Errancies. Here is the first for your enjoyment!
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Artist Adler Guerrier captured these photos at St. Augustine’s historic Fort Mose State Park. The site stands where what was once the first legally sanctioned free black settlement in the US. In the 18th century, enslaved African people fled the colony of South Carolina and found their way to St. Augustine, where Spanish rule granted them freedom as long as they converted to Catholicism. As all structures have been lost to time, all that remains of the fort are small artifacts, housed in the onsite museum, and the peaceful quietude of nature. This photograph captures the subdued green and woody hues of northern Florida. Spanish moss covers the thin limbs as tropical undergrowth gives way to tall pines. The landscape speaks specifically to the location and identity of St. Augustine, as a place in which the ocean meets the land and the wilds of the forest meet the city, marking an end and a beginning.
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📸: Untitled (Wander near a phantom settlement, Fort Mose Historic State Park) I and ii, 2020, Archival pigment print, 15 x 10 inches. Courtesy of the artist and David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL.
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#adlerguerrier #flaglercollege #wanderanderrancies #davidcastillogallery

Stay tuned for some altered CEAM programming!!
03/23/2020

Stay tuned for some altered CEAM programming!!

A few great tips from @mocajax for supporting your cultural institutions and local artists in light of closures and canc...
03/16/2020

A few great tips from @mocajax for supporting your cultural institutions and local artists in light of closures and cancelled events!

Hello all! CEAM will be closed this week for spring break, and will then be closed to the public through April 4 in acco...
03/16/2020

Hello all! CEAM will be closed this week for spring break, and will then be closed to the public through April 4 in accordance with the precautionary measures Flagler College is taking. We hope that everyone out there is staying safe by supporting efforts that prevent the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus. This is a tough time for a lot of folks, so please remain empathetic and support one another as best you can (while practicing #socialdistancing). Please stay tuned for more posts about our current exhibition Adler Guerrier: Wander and Errancies.

Swing by this week to see the recently opened exhibition “Adler Guerrier: Wander and Errancies.” We are open all week fr...
03/09/2020

Swing by this week to see the recently opened exhibition “Adler Guerrier: Wander and Errancies.” We are open all week from 10 am until 4pm!! Please note we will be closed March 14-21 for Flagler College’s spring break!
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📸: Untitled (Wander near a phantom settlement, Fort Mose Historic State Park) ii, 2020, archival pigment print, 15 x 10 inches. Courtesy of the artist and David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL.
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#adlerguerrier #davidcastillogallery #photography #neflorida

Burnaway
03/09/2020
Burnaway

Burnaway

"Wander and Errancies," a solo exhibition by Miami-based artist Adler Guerrier, opens today at Crisp-Ellert Art Museum in St. Augustine, Florida, with an artist-led walkthrough at 5 pm.

Ade J. Omotosho, Burnaway's Miami editor-at-large, accompanied the artist on walks through Miami neighborhoods late last summer, exploring the possibilities of Black flânerie.

Compassionate St. Augustine
03/09/2020
Compassionate St. Augustine

Compassionate St. Augustine

Join Compassionate St. Augustine and Operation New Hope for the Day of Empathy Rally in St. Augustine on Wednesday, March 25th at 5:30 p.m. at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, 48 Sevilla Street.

Join us to discuss "How a Community is Incarcerated."

Day of Empathy is a national movement to raise awareness and generate empathy for the millions of Americans impacted by the criminal justice system.

The event is FREE and open to the public. Co-curricular credit is offered for Flagler College students.

Please RSVP at https://operationnewhope.org/day-of-empathy/

Join us tonight at 5pm for a walkthrough of the exhibition Adler Guerrier: Wander and Errancies!!
03/06/2020

Join us tonight at 5pm for a walkthrough of the exhibition Adler Guerrier: Wander and Errancies!!

03/04/2020

Join us Friday for the opening of Adler Guerrier: Wander and Errancies. Adler was our CEAM Artist in Residence last semester, where he spent two weeks in St Augustine visiting local historical sites and wandering throughout the city, observing and taking photographs. This exhibition is both a culmination of that time but also a jumping off point for considering landscape and how our local historical narratives give structure to what we know about St Augustine, and continue to shape our perceptions of the city. Walkthrough @ 5pm, followed by an opening reception until 8pm!

Calling all students! Adler Guerrier will be on hand this Friday at 12pm in the Int’l Center Lounge in Wiley Hall for a ...
03/03/2020

Calling all students! Adler Guerrier will be on hand this Friday at 12pm in the Int’l Center Lounge in Wiley Hall for a special edition of their Culture Convo series! The International Center is sponsoring this event and pizza will be provided! This is a Co-Curricular!!

Installation time!! Looking forward to the opening of Adler Guerrier: Wander and Errancies this Friday, March 6! Adler w...
03/02/2020

Installation time!! Looking forward to the opening of Adler Guerrier: Wander and Errancies this Friday, March 6! Adler will give a walkthrough of the show at 5pm, followed an opening reception.

Only two more days to check out Hilary Pecis’ The Space In Between here at CEAM! Make sure to stop in today or tomorrow ...
02/28/2020

Only two more days to check out Hilary Pecis’ The Space In Between here at CEAM! Make sure to stop in today or tomorrow if you haven’t had a chance to see it.
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Autumn Soto writes: This exhibition centers around the space we occupy as human beings. The canvas is covered in brush strokes of bold color to create an image impressed with personality. The fusion of person and place comes through as an image of our most intimate settings, whether this be a top shelf in our living room or the back patio of our homes. Pecis’ paintings invite us to enter a different perspective and see our world in a fresh light. These new views are strengthened by their details, objects, allusions, patterns, and the happy accidents that ensue. Music Console (2019) is a corner of music surrounded by partial paintings and textured flowers. A bundle of sage cozies up near an ashtray, painted in varied hues of yellow to show how the light is reflected. The stacked cassettes contain legible writing to convey what music might be played throughout the space. The overlapping of person and place creates an orchestration of humanity, reflecting a particular person through the space in between.

Join us tonight at 6PM for a reading of Spider Lightning by Ben Atkinson! This event is organized by Flagler’s Departmen...
02/27/2020

Join us tonight at 6PM for a reading of Spider Lightning by Ben Atkinson! This event is organized by Flagler’s Department of English, and is a Co-Curricular event!
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Atkinson is an Assistant Professor of Natural Sciences here at Flagler College, as well as a poet in Saint Augustine, Florida. Spider Lightning is Atkinson’s first published collection, merging “his ecology expertise and appreciation of all things wild with a love of language and music,” according to poet Liz Robbins. Spider Lightning renders moments with a zoom, capturing the close-up images of life, which most people tend to walk past. He perceives the world through the eye of a scientist, while communicating this perception through the images of a poet. He moves his readers through spaces as well as characters, depicting people he’s met in passing, along with friends he remembers from the past. Through his words, Atkinson gives us glimpses of life, death, maturation, and a natural world worth observing. Atkinson is active with Ancient City Poets, participating in readings for the JaxByJax Literary Arts Festival, Sing Out Loud Festival, Southeast Sister Cities Reading, and several venues around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has been previously published in Cadene, Chelonian Conservation and Biology, Facets, FM Quarterly, and Refractions. Recently, Atkinson was featured on the Scribbler’s Corner podcast at River of Grass Studios. He has a Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, with his research primarily focused on the conservation ecology of turtles and tortoises. We are very excited to host this reading of Ben Atkinson’s first collection of poetry, Spider Lightning. Text by Autumn Soto! @ Crisp-Ellert Art Museum

Artist jackie sumell, a prison abolitionist and the creator of Solitary Gardens, will speak at Flagler College on Monday...
02/25/2020

Artist jackie sumell, a prison abolitionist and the creator of Solitary Gardens, will speak at Flagler College on Monday, March 2, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the Flagler Room at Ponce Hall, 74 King Street, St. Augustine, Florida. The public is welcome to attend. This event is organized by Leslie Robison, Kenan Distinguished Associate Professor of Liberal Education, and sponsored by the Department of Visual Arts and supported by the Kenan Charitable Trust.

jackie sumell is a multidisciplinary artist inspired most by the lives of everyday people. She has spent the last two decades working directly with people experiencing incarceration. Her work, anchored at the intersection of art, education, permaculture and social practice has been exhibited extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe. sumell’s collaboration with Herman Wallace (a prisoner-of-consciousness and member of the “Angola 3”) was the subject of the Emmy Award-Winning documentary Herman's House (Best Artistic Documentary 2013). This work positions sumell at the forefront of the public campaign to end solitary confinement in the United States, inviting us to imagine a landscape without prisons.

The artist is the recipient of multiple residencies and fellowships including a Source Fellowship, Creative Capital Grantee, Robert Rauschenberg Artist as Activist Fellowship, Soros Justice Fellowship, Eyebeam Project Fellowship and a Schloss Solitude Residency Fellowship. She received an M.F.A. from Stanford University. sumell currently resides in New Orleans Louisiana where she continues to work on Herman's House, Solitary Gardens, The Prisoner’s Apothecary, and several other community-generated, advocacy-based projects. While in St. Augustine, sumell will work with Flagler College art students and young men incarcerated locally at St. Johns Youth Academy.

It’s the final week to see Hilary Pecis: The Space in Between. We are open all week, so if you swing by if haven’t had a...
02/24/2020

It’s the final week to see Hilary Pecis: The Space in Between. We are open all week, so if you swing by if haven’t had a chance to check it out! And if you are in New York, check out Hilary’s upcoming exhibition opening on March 1 at @racheluffnergallery !
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📸: (left) Jake under a painting, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 50 x 40 inches. (Right) Music console, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 42 x 30 inches. Courtesy of the artist and The Pit LA, Glendale, CA; Rachel Uffner Gallery, NY; Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY; and Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Photo by @ztmonarch from @themonarchstudio, St. Augustine, FL.

Calling all filmmakers and video artists!! We are currently accepting submissions for shorts under 10 minutes for the fi...
02/20/2020

Calling all filmmakers and video artists!! We are currently accepting submissions for shorts under 10 minutes for the first annual Finger Mullet Film Festival! The festival will launch at CEAM on June 5 and 6, 2020. There is a category for locals 18+ and students 18 and under! You can find a link to more info in our bio!
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#fingermulletfilmfestival #flaglercollege #crispellertartmuseum #staugustine #neflorida @ Saint Augustine, Florida

We are delighted to welcome adler Guerrier back to campus for an exhibition of new work inspired by his artist residency...
02/19/2020

We are delighted to welcome adler Guerrier back to campus for an exhibition of new work inspired by his artist residency last gal. The exhibition will open with an artist walkthrough at 5pm on Friday, March 6, followed by a reception until 8pm. Please join us!
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While participating in the CEAM Artist Residency at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum in Fall 2019, Guerrier walked through Saint Augustine’s historical neighborhoods, visited various local historic sites, and undertook research about the history of our city. As the artist wanders he documents details in the landscape, often through photography, which become the basis for other prints and drawings. For Guerrier, the act of drawing is also an act of wandering, allowing for the development of the poetics of a particular place or landscape.
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Guerrier speaks to Saint Augustine as being “the most Florida of all places,” not only in terms of its geography or territory, but also in its relationship to history. During his research, the artist explored how those historical narratives give structure to what we know about St. Augustine, as well as how they continue to shape our perceptions of the city. He is drawn to Fort Mose and Lincolnville, in particular, as places in which emancipatory gestures and the strives of the Civil Rights movement contended to claim the space for the thriving of black social life. This exhibition proposes to tap the still resonant energy in those places.
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#adlerguerrier #flaglercollege #staugustine #neflorida #crispellertartmuseum #ceamartistresidency #cfjacksonville @ Saint Augustine, Florida

There are only two more weeks until the closing of Hilary Pecis: The Space in Between! Please stop in this week to see u...
02/17/2020

There are only two more weeks until the closing of Hilary Pecis: The Space in Between! Please stop in this week to see us, we are open every day from 10am to 4pm, and Saturday from 12-4pm!
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📸: (left) Birthday Dinner, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48 inches. (Right) Summer Patio, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 42 x 30 inches. Courtesy of the artist and The Pit LA, Glendale, CA; Rachel Uffner Gallery, NY; Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY; and Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
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Join us tonight at 6:00PM for a reading by Mary Biddinger, the English Department’s Spring Writer in Residence. Biddinge...
02/13/2020

Join us tonight at 6:00PM for a reading by Mary Biddinger, the English Department’s Spring Writer in Residence. Biddinger will be reading excerpts from her newest collection of prose poetry Partial Genius, which earned a spot on the Small Distributor’s bestselling list for January 2020. Partial Genius builds upon the prose form as a collective narrative, creating a unity within the fragmented poems to tell a story of maturation through reconciliation. Through epiphanies and memories, Biddinger explores our desires to belong to one landscape or another in our post-youth worlds.
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Mary Biddinger is a poet, editor, and professor of English at the University of Akron. She is the author of six full-length poetry books including Small Enterprise, Prairie Fever, Saint Monica, O Holy Insurgency, A Sunny Place with Adequate Water, and a collaboration with Jay Robinson titled The Czar. Biddinger received her B.A. in English with a Creative Writing Subconcentration from the University of Michigan, her M.F.A. in Poetry from Bowling Green State University, and a Ph.D. in English with Creative Dissertation from the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 2015, she was the recipient of the National Endowment of the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship in poetry, and has earned the Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award in Creative Writing three times. Please join us in welcoming Mary Biddinger tonight in the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum from 6:00-7:30PM. We look forward to seeing you here! Text by Autumn Soto, gallery assistant, Art History and English double major!

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We are so proud of the exhibition of works from the Guidi Collection that students in Gallery Management (Spring semester) and Curatorial Studies (summer semester) curated. Check out this video, and come to see the exhibition before it closes on June 15. We are open M-F, 10am to 4pm!