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Art this week: Studio tour in Kenwood, Chad Mize at American Stage

Historic Kenwood: Spring Artists’ Studio Tour

Among the many pockets of creatives in St. Petersburg is the Artists Enclave of Historic Kenwood, a group of more than 20 whose working studios are located in that neighborhood. Discover what they’ve been working on Saturday and Sunday on their free, self-guided Spring Artists’ Studio Tour. Working in painting, screen printing, pottery and wearable art, the artists will be displaying works for sale and personally explaining their processes. The tour runs 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Download a map at kenwoodartistenclave.org.

Prelude to Park: Chad Mize

American Stage Theatre Company has been partnering with local artists to create visual elements of its 2017-18 season, themed "We the People." The artists produce the posters for each play and are given a solo gallery show that hangs in the theater’s lobby for the duration of the production. It’s Chad Mize’s turn starting Friday, when he unveils his artwork for the upcoming American Stage in the Park production of The Producers, which opens April 18. Mize’s artwork hangs through the run of their current production, Marjorie Prime, and remains through May 13, the run of The Producers. The opening reception is Friday from 7 to 8 p.m. at 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. americanstage.org.

Cross-Cultural: East Meets West

Find contemporary and traditional examples of eastern and western art at the Safety Harbor Museum and Cultural Center in the East Meets West exhibition. Curator Noriko Kuehn has selected a group of artists working in wood, Sumi-e ink painting, sculpture, pastels and paintings. Among them are Keisuke Teshima, one of only four masters of the "One Stroke Dragon" painting technique, by which he paints an intricate dragon with one single stroke of a Sumi-e brush. Teshima will be on site to demonstrate this seemingly impossible feat at the opening reception Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibit remains on display through March 31. 329 Bayshore Blvd. (727) 724-1562. safetyharbormuseum.com.

 
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