A box is about containment.
But, as we know, artists tend to gravitate to the unusual. So given the theme of boxes, many of the 11 artists in "Put a Lid On It" at Florida Craftsmen Gallery have chosen to think — and you knew this was coming — outside the box.
The show opens Friday at the gallery, 501 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, with a free reception from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The elaborate music box by Helene Bess and the sculptural abstraction by Virginia Spalter , shown here, prove that creativity won't be contained.
The exhibition continues through Oct. 26. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Free. (727) 821-7391 or floridacraftsmen.net.
Lennie Bennett, Times art critic