In The Mood: The Art of Harry McCormick, July 3-Sept. 20 in St. Johns County, FL

Self Portrait

World-renowned artist Harry McCormick will display his artwork all summer long at the St. Johns County (FL) Administrative Building’s rotunda. Sponsored by the St. Johns County Cultural Council, the showing is scheduled for July 3-Sept. 20. McCormick, who recently moved to the Jacksonville, Fla., area, will be on site for much of the showing, including a July 17 grand opening, scheduled for 8:15-9 a.m., in the rotunda prior to the regularly scheduled St. Johns County Commission meeting.

McCormick is a New Jersey native noted for his realistic paintings with a focus on light and shadow and he has been called a painter of “interiors” and “genre”’ – such as ordinary people doing ordinary things like a series of people looking at paintings in museums and galleries. Painting bars has been an ongoing theme for many years, including the Victorian Pubs of London, New York bars from the Plaza Hotel Oak Bar to McSorley’s Old Ale House (Harry’s favorite locale) and South Beach in Miami, San Francisco, Chicago and Paris. Interiors have included the mansions of Newport to the Breakers and the Flagler Mansion in Palm Beach.

McCormick‘s painting, Stocca Baccala, was awarded first place in the prestigious St. Augustine Art Association Spring Show. Baccala will also be featured at the Harry McCormick exhibition along with 40 other McCormick masterpiece works.

There is no admission charge at the St. Johns County Administration Building, during normal business hours, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Please note that since this is a county administration building, a security station entry is required at the main entrance.

Additional events include:

  • July 13, Noon-Approx. 8 p.m. Golf outing to benefit Harry McCormick Exhibition, Oak Bridge Club at Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
  • July 17, 8:15-9 a.m., Opening Reception. St. Johns County Administration Building, Rotunda Area. Light breakfast and juice served. Classical violinists on hand. Prior to regularly scheduled St. Johns County Commission meeting.
  • Aug. 16, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. McCormick/Rivera Luncheon. Corazon Cinema and Cafe, 36 Granada St., St. Augustine, Fla., 32084. Debut of short film on Harry McCormick.
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