View the Minorcan Art Exhibit on display in the Dunham Building at The Oldest House Museum Complex March 3-30, 2022, daily from 10:00am-5:00pm. The entrance is at 14 St. Francis Street.
Part of The Minorcan Experience, the exhibit showcases Minorcan heritage and culture in St. Augustine. The artwork includes paintings, photography, hand-made fishnets, and more.
Local participating artists include:
Photographer Byron Capo
Oils and folk artist Barbara McCarl Acosta
Mullet cast net knitter Mike Usina
Rosa Maria Johnson, originally from the island of Minorca, who works in acrylics
These award-winning artists have been active in the St. Augustine area for many years.
You can meet these artists on March 19, 2022 from 11:00am-3:00pm at Artist Meet & Greet.
Background: In 1777, some 600 people of Minorcan, Spanish, Greek, and Italian backgrounds (referred to collectively as “Minorcans”) arrived in St. Augustine. They increased the town’s population by more than 50 percent. They were refugees from a failed agricultural colony established by Alexander Turnbull at New Smyrna, in 1768.