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.

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Good morning! We are so excited to co-host a panel discussion with Flagler’s BSA next Tuesday, September 22 at 5pm with ...
09/15/2020

Good morning! We are so excited to co-host a panel discussion with Flagler’s BSA next Tuesday, September 22 at 5pm with “The Nameless Now” exhibiting artists Chris Clark, Dustin Harewood, Erin Kendrick, Princess Simpson Rashid, and Roosevelt Watson III. The panel will be moderated by Shawana Brooks, writer, curator, and co-founder of @6ft_away_gallery and @colorjaxblue, and Rory Thompson, President of @flaglerbsa. This event will be held in-person at Lewis Auditorium for a limited number of Flagler students, staff and faculty, and we will also live stream the event for anyone who wants to tune in, including the general public. This is a Diversity Co-Curricular Event! For more information on how to register, please click the link in our bio!
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Images of : 2) Shawana Brooks; work by 3) Chris Clark; 4) Dustin Harewood; 5) Erin Kendrick; 6) Princess Simpson Rashid; 7) Roosevelt Watson III.

Thank you so much to all who came out last Friday for the opening of The Nameless Now! The exhibition will be on view th...
09/11/2020

Thank you so much to all who came out last Friday for the opening of The Nameless Now! The exhibition will be on view through October 24, and we are open during the week from 10am to 4pm, and Saturday’s from 12 to 4pm to Flagler students, staff, and faculty!
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To our community of supporters, we miss seeing you here, but we have many virtual events coming up, and please stay tuned for a virtual version of the exhibition!
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📸: 1) Dustin Harewood, Malcolm Jackson, Grace Bio and Jennifer Lail; 2) Lenny Foster with the Flagler BSA crew (photo credit: @lightseekingbeing ); 3) installation shot; 4) Kenny Wilson and Dustin Harewood (photo credit: @kennypwilson); and Shawana Brooks and Julie Dickover (credit: @jenniferlail).

Happy Monday! We hope you can join us for the first artist talk of the year with Leslie Robison and Mike Taylor. The tal...
09/07/2020

Happy Monday! We hope you can join us for the first artist talk of the year with Leslie Robison and Mike Taylor. The talk will be virtual via Zoom, and the link is in our bio. The meeting ID is 998 5560 9806.
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Robison and Taylor have works in our current exhibition The Nameless Now,” including a collaborative artist book, which speaks to the current political, social, and cultural moment. “It began in March of 2020 as Mike Taylor's quarantine journal. Donald Trump provided maddening and contradictory non-leadership during the COVID 19 crisis and subsequent economic disaster. His daily attempts to engage the media provided a well of strange and disjointed source material for Leslie Robison's experiments with calligraphy. The two artists began pairing image with text to produce a dark and hilarious chronicle of the pandemic, a national uprising, and the public implosion of an autocracy viewed through the two way mirror of the internet, as we isolated for our lives.”
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#thenamelessnow #leslierobison #miketaylor #crispellertartmuseum #flaglercollege

09/02/2020

We are currently in the midst of installing “The Nameless Now,” opening this Friday! Flagler students, staff, and faculty we hope to see you here from 3 to 6pm! Some of the artists will be on hand, and @djpapidisco will be spinning some tunes on the front lawn! We are co/hosting this event with @flaglerbsa and they’ll have some info set up about their awesome club.
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Next Tuesday, September 8, our esteemed colleague @robisonleslie will talk with artist @mmikettaylor about their work, including a recent collaborative artist book. Stay tuned for more info about this virtual event!
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@gracebioart
@geraldbranchart
@hermetic_hayseed (Dan Brown)
@jakecarlson5 @cooli_ras_art (Chris Clark)
@seankellyconway
@mark_creegan
@kevans_art (Katie Evans)
@lightseekingbeing (Lenny Foster)
@micoafuentes
@ericgillyard
@nhvmakesart (Nancy Hamlin-Vogler)
@dustinharewood
@malcjax (Malcolm Jackson)
@eriniscreative.co (Erin Kendrick)
@jenniferlail
@nateblewis
@kev_pm (Kevin Mahoney)
@xulxulxul (Russell Maycumber)
@obscuraluxfineart (Cheryl McCain)
@lmongiovi
@rpatrickmoser
@hiromimoneyhun
@madeleine_peck_wagner
@spedigo
@josephprovenza
@prashidartist (Princess Simpson Rashid)
@robisonleslie
@t0nyrodrigues
@vasinvulture (Varick Rosete)
@jasonschwabart
@chrissmithdesignedu
@mmikettaylor
@artworkby3 (Roosevelt Watson III)
@kennypwilson

We learned today of the passing of the wonderful human, Juanita Pahdopony-Mithlo. We didn’t know Juanita well, but had t...
08/25/2020

We learned today of the passing of the wonderful human, Juanita Pahdopony-Mithlo. We didn’t know Juanita well, but had the great luck to have worked with her as a part of the exhibition “Re-Riding History: From the Southern Plains to the Matanzas Bay, as both a visual artist and storyteller, in 2015. Juanita was so special; we learned so much from her in that short period of time. Our heart goes out to her family, and friends and everyone else whose lives she touched. 💙
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From her obituary: “Juanita was born in Portland, Oregon to Samuel and Marjorie (Tahmahkera) Pahdopony. She was an accomplished Comanche educator, poet, artist, writer, storyteller, Tribal Administrator, mentor and cultural consultant. As a proud citizen of the Comanche Nation, she strived tirelessly to preserve the culture, history and language. She has taught at Elgin Public Schools, Oklahoma City University, University of Science of Arts of Oklahoma, Cameron University and Comanche Nation College. Juanita is a member of the Southern Plains Indian Museum Association, Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers & Storytellers and the Jacobson Foundation. Juanita shared Comanche culture and history as the technical advisor of the AMC series “The Son”. Some of her awards include the 2019 Governor’s Arts Award at the Oklahoma State Capitol, 2017 Roma Clift Montgomery Citizen of the Humanities, and the 2nd Annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day Honored Elder Lifetime Achievement Crystal Eagle Award.”

Hello hello!! We are so excited about our fall exhibition on which we have been hard at work, “The Nameless Now: NEFL Ar...
08/21/2020

Hello hello!! We are so excited about our fall exhibition on which we have been hard at work, “The Nameless Now: NEFL Artists Respond.” Including 35 (!!) artists from our region, the exhibition opens to students, staff and faculty on Friday, September 4 with a Covid-friendly, socially distanced Open House (3-6pm), co-hosted by Flagler’s BSA. We won’t be open to the public for the time being to help keep our campus safe, but please stay tuned for information on all of the virtual, live-streamed and collaborative events we have planned that will be accessible to all!
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Artists included:
@gracebioart
@geraldbranchart
Dan Brown
@jakecarlson5 @cooli_ras_art (Chris Clark)
@seankellyconway
@mark_creegan
@kevans_art (Katie Evans)
@lightseekingbeing (Lenny Foster)
@micoafuentes
@ericgillyard
@nhvmakesart (Nancy Hamlin-Vogler)
@dustinharewood
@malcjax (Malcolm Jackson)
@eriniscreative.co (Erin Kendrick)
@jenniferlail
@nateblewis
@kev_pm
@xulxulxul (Russell Maycumber)
@obscuraluxfineart (Cheryl McCain)
@lmongiovi
@rpatrickmoser
@hiromimoneyhun
@madeleine_peck_wagner
@spedigo
@josephprovenza
@prashidartist (Princess Rashid)
@robisonleslie
@t0nyrodrigues
@vasinvulture (Varick Rosete)
@jasonschwabart
@chrissmithdesignedu
@mmikettaylor
@artworkby3 (Roosevelt Watson III)
@kennypwilson
@ Crisp-Ellert Art Museum

One of the most powerful pieces, streaming today through Sunday afternoon via the museums listed below. #Repost @culture...
06/26/2020

One of the most powerful pieces, streaming today through Sunday afternoon via the museums listed below. #Repost @culturetype with @make_repost
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A coalitions of museums is streaming Arthur Jafa‘s “Love is the Message, The Message is Death” (2016) on their websites for 48 continuous hours, starting today, Friday, June 26 at 2 p.m. EDT, through Sunday, June 28 at 2 p.m. EDT. The moving video installation is a medley of footage representing the black experience. Lauryn Hill is among the cultural figures featured. The museums include @studiomuseum in Harlem, @smithsonian's @hirshhorn Museum, the Smithsonian's @americanart Museum, @highmuseumofart, @dallasmuseumart, and @tate in London, are among the institutions. The streaming event includes a pair of virtual panel discussions organized by the artist.

06/19/2020

Happy Juneteenth!! Repost from @flaglercollege and @flaglerbsa about the history of Juneteenth. Please check out @flaglerbsa for more historical information, and a celebration of Black culture today and everyday!

We are so excited to welcome artist and composer Elisa Harkins to the the CEAM Artist Residency this November!:Elisa Har...
06/19/2020

We are so excited to welcome artist and composer Elisa Harkins to the the CEAM Artist Residency this November!
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Elisa Harkins is a Native American (Cherokee/Muscogee) artist and composer originally hailing from Miami, Oklahoma. Harkins received her BA from Columbia College Chicago and her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. She has since continued her education at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Her work is concerned with translation, language preservation, and Indigenous musicology. Harkins uses the Cherokee and Mvskoke languages, electronic music, sculpture, and the body as her tools. She has exhibited her work at The Broad Museum, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, documenta 14, The Hammer Museum, MCA Chicago, MOCA North Miami, and Vancouver Art Gallery. Harkins is currently a mentor at the School of the Art Institute Chicago, she is a Tulsa Artist Fellow, and she is an enrolled member of the Muscogee (Creek) tribe.
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She will be working on a project called “Teach Me a Song” while at CEAM that builds on her ongoing interests in translation, language preservation, and Indigenous musicology. Harkins’ new work is structured on a series of exchanges, wherein she invites collaborators to teach her a song. With the recordings of these songs—which may be ceremonial, religious, rock & roll, electronic, etc.—Harkins’ practice of nation to nation sharing and trading music is presented as a means of decolonizing traditions of Indigenous musicology.
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Images: 1) artist, Elisa Harkins; 2) film still from The Plains Indian Sign Language (2017); 3) Muscogee (Creek) Hymn Installation (2019); 4) Untitled (Two Tear Dresses) (2019); 5) the artist working on a wampum belt. All images courtesy of the Artist.
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The CEAM Artist Residency is generously supported by a grant from the Dr. JoAnn Crisp-Ellet Fund at the The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida.
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#elisaharkins #cfjacksonville #flaglercollege #ceamartistresidency #staugustineflorida @ Flagler College

As we wind down for the year, we look forward to sharing all of the great programs we’ve got lined up for 2020-2021.:We ...
06/12/2020

As we wind down for the year, we look forward to sharing all of the great programs we’ve got lined up for 2020-2021.
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We had to postpone this spring’s CEAM Artist Residency, but very much look forward to Sasha Wortzel’s rescheduled visit next fall. Wortzel (she/they) is an artist and filmmaker working between New York and Miami. “Blending the archival and the imaginary, her films, installations, and performances map the ways that structures of power haunt and inextricably shape our contemporary landscape.“
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The first slide of this post is a still from “Happy Birthday, Marsha!”, a film that Wortzel co-directed with Tourmaline in 2018. “’Happy Birthday, Marsha!’ imagines iconic transgender artist and activist, Marsha 'Pay it No Mind' Johnson in the hours before the Stonewall Riots in New York City when drag queens and trans women fought back against enduring police brutality. Starring Independent Spirit Award Winner Mya Taylor with cinematography by Arthur Jafa, Happy Birthday, Marsha! weaves rare found footage of Marsha shot in 1991, just a year before her untimely death, with the historical events of 1969.” In considering the widespread discrimination and violence against the Black transgender community, and in light of the upcoming 51st anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, we encourage all to watch this gorgeously shot and deeply moving short film. It is distributed through Frameline, and available on Vimeo and Amazon Prime. We plan to screen this as a part of our residency program; details to come in early fall.
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Wortzel’s films have been screened at the Museum of Modern Art’s DocFortnight, True/False Film Festival, DOC NYC, BAMcinématek, Berlinale, and Sharjah Film Platform. Their work has been exhibited at the New Museum, Brooklyn Museum, The Kitchen, New York; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC; Krannert Art Museum, Champaign; and SALTS, Birsfelden.
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📸: 1) film still from Happy Birthday, Marsha!; 2) and 3) Sasha Wortzel, photo by Shoog McDaniel
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#blacktranslivesmatter @ Saint Augustine, Florida

#Repost @forfreedoms with @make_repost・・・Trayvon Martin • Yvette Smith • Eric Garner • Michael Brown • Laquan McDonald •...
06/04/2020

#Repost @forfreedoms with @make_repost
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Trayvon Martin • Yvette Smith • Eric Garner • Michael Brown • Laquan McDonald • Tanisha Anderson • Akai Gurley • Tamir Rice • Jerame Reid • Natasha McKenna • Eric Harris • Walter Scott • Freddie Gray • William Chapman • Sandra Bland • Darrius Stewart • Samuel DuBose • Janet Wilson • Calin Roquemore • Alton Sterling • Philando Castile • Joseph Mann • Terence Crutcher • Chad Robertson • Jordan Edwards • Aaron Bailey • Stephon Clark • Danny Ray Thomas • Antwon Rose • Botham Jean • Atatiana Jefferson • Michael Dean • Ahmaud Arbery • Breonna Taylor • George Floyd • Tony McDade • David McAtee

#ForFreedoms artist #TitusKaphar for @time. They included 35 names, we added two more.
#timemagazine #blacklivesmatter #nojusticenopeace

We believe that Black Lives Matter. We need to do everything we can to dismantle the systems of white supremacy that con...
06/03/2020

We believe that Black Lives Matter. We need to do everything we can to dismantle the systems of white supremacy that continue to allow violent acts such as the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, as well as the less-visible (to white people) daily injustices against BIPOC to happen over and over again. We support the protests and protesters all over the country.
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Sometimes it feels as though art isn’t enough, but this is just one of the platforms we have. Some of the best work poses tough questions, makes us uncomfortable, and ultimately creates the capacity for empathy and can make this world a better place. At CEAM, we recommit to amplifying the voices of BIPOC by exhibiting work and creating programming that centers BIPOC artists of myriad disciplines, who represent a multitude of perspectives.
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We have the privilege of being a part of the educational institution of Flagler College, and one of our Core Values is to provide a respectful and inclusive community where difficult conversations can take place. Let’s not shy away from these difficult conversations even though they might produce discomfort. Let’s take responsibility and educate ourselves about these histories and our complicity within these systems. We need to pause and listen more. We all need to do the work. There are so many anti-racism resources out there, but we’ve included a link in our bio to a google doc with a comprehensive list of books, articles, podcasts, and films that can also be linked to from Flagler’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion webpage. We can always do better; we have to do better.
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@flaglercollege
@flagler_diversity_inclusion
@flaglercollegeart

#blackouttuesday
06/02/2020

#blackouttuesday

Now that the academic year is over, under regular circumstances we would already be a week or two into our summer show, ...
05/26/2020

Now that the academic year is over, under regular circumstances we would already be a week or two into our summer show, and this is typically also the time of the year where we have a chance to reflect, recalibrate, and make plans. While we work remotely, we are still in the midst of organizing our fall and spring programs, and look forward to whatever shape those may take. We are super excited about everything coming down the line, so please stay tuned for a few preview posts!

We had the pleasure of doing a virtual studio visit with Jacksonville-based artist Erin Kendrick (@eriniscreative.co) ye...
05/21/2020

We had the pleasure of doing a virtual studio visit with Jacksonville-based artist Erin Kendrick (@eriniscreative.co) yesterday. While we would of course love to see Erin’s work in person at @corkartsdistrict, it was great to talk to her about her process, recent work, and the seeds of a new project that has begun to percolate. Erin is well known for her beautifully bold portraits of Black women. While portraiture plays a significant role Erin’s practice, developed out of formal concerns as well as rigorous research that forms a conceptual framework for each series, Erin feels more of an affinity with installation. The ability to broaden her practice with other materials, gestures, and forms of engagement make the work all the richer. Thanks for the chat Erin, we can’t wait to see how the next project evolves!
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📸: 1) photo of a laptop screen of Zoom convo; 2) work in progress; 3) “Sapphire;” 4) “954,” 2020, Mixed media, acrylic ink, spray paint, and marker on translucent paper, 20x16 inches, from “Echo” at Hendricks Ave Baptist Church 5) “Untitled #1,” 2020, acrylic ink, spray paint and marker on paper, 30x44 inches, from “Echo” at Hendricks Ave Baptist Church; 6) Folio Weekly cover. All work courtesy of the artist. @ CoRK Arts District

05/18/2020

It’s International Museum Day! Our friends in the Web Department made up this little video of installation shots from various past exhibitions! We can’t wait to get back to it next fall! (Not tagged Redeem Pettaway, whose work was included in Heroic in its ordinariness.)

Back in February, in pre-Covid times, we did a studio visit with the STA-based artist Mike Taylor. Mike is well know for...
05/15/2020

Back in February, in pre-Covid times, we did a studio visit with the STA-based artist Mike Taylor. Mike is well know for his illustrative artist books in which he employs lush if not audacious color, and “forthright” text. This color is also very present in older abstract drawings that harken to Phillip Guston, as well as his newer paintings and drawings in which he is experimenting with portraiture. We love Mike’s work and can’t wait to see what other great things result from this new direction his work has taken. A belated thanks for the visit Mike!
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📸: 1) Easter 2020,” oil on linen, 48x35”; 2) “Application Day at the Fulfillment Center,” 2020, 49x35”; 3) Studio shot; 4) “Life is Complicated, Acquittal Day,” 2020, 29x24”; 5) older drawing; 6) page from “Love Song,” 2016, hand sewn artist book with silkscreen; 7) older drawing; 8) page from “Present Perfect Progressive Tense,” 2019, hand sewn artist book with silkscreen. All work courtesy of the artist. @ Saint Augustine, Florida

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Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
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Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 12:00 - 16:00

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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!