Michael LeGrand’s “Faces of the 450th”, a Newest Art in Public Places Exhibit, will be on display in the Rotunda Gallery at the St. Johns County Administration Building from February 7 – April 20, 2017. The exhibit can be viewed Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
If you attended one of the many celebrations held in conjunction with St. Augustine’s 450th anniversary last summer, chances are, you may have been one of the 450 faces included in Michael LeGrand’s “Faces of the 450th” project. The project, which highlighted the diversity and individuality of St. Augustine residents and public figures through a series of headshots, drew inspiration from one of photography’s most amazing portfolios, the “American West Series” by Richard Avedon. Michael LeGrand’s pseudo-improvisational headshots were shot at different community events such as Farmers Markets, Music in The Plaza, and other locations. Just as Avedon’s American West photos captured a diverse subset of the American culture, LeGrand’s photos captured a similarly diverse subset of our St. Augustine community.
The opening reception is on Tuesday, February 7, from 8:15-9:00 am, just before the Board of County Commissioner’s meeting. All are invited to enjoy refreshments, while viewing the show.