The Olde South Photography Series by Rick McAllister, a Newest Art in Public Places Exhibit, will be on display in the Rotunda Gallery at the St. Johns County Administration Building from December 19, 2017 through February 22, 2018.
What Ansel Adams did for the National Parks of the West and as Clyde Butcher has done for the Everglades, Rick McAllister has tried to photograph and conserve structures that represent a part of our past here in the South. Black & white images that hopefully give these elders a little dignity as they fade from our landscapes. There are currently over 400 images in the series and they include Cracker cabins and barns, textile and sugar mills, plantations and estate ruins, churches and cemeteries, and forts and fortifications.
Sponsored by the St. Johns Cultural Council, they’ll host an Opening Reception for this exhibit on Tuesday, December 19, 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.
The St. Johns County Administration Building is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
After you enjoy the exhibit, relax in one of Carriage Way’s luxurious rooms, like our amazing Emerald room. It has a king canopy bed, is located on the 1st floor, private entrance, travertine shower with dual rainheads and body sprays, a separate air jet tub for 2, dual sinks, electric fireplace and individually controlled HVAC.