Figure & Portrait Show
St. Augustine fine artist Lisa O’Neil seeks to present figures “as real human beings with real lives, not just as names from the history books.” Her work is elegant in its simplicity, capturing a stark and intrinsic humanity, a sense of beauty and solemnity. O’Neil, who studied in Florence, Italy, and who is the recipient of the Carl Steinsieck Award for Best Figure Drawing, presents charcoal portraits of prominent figures from St. Augustine history – including “Spanish Cavalry Officer” (pictured) and Sister Marie Therese Evrard of the Sisters of St. Joseph – during the annual Figure & Portrait Show. The juried exhibit opens with a reception and awards presentation during First Friday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. Jan. 3. Exhibit on display through Feb. 2 at St. Augustine Art Association.