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Artist Dean Mitchell coming to Leepa-Rattner

Deli, an oil on panel, is by artist Dean Mitchell, whose works will be in a retrospective exhibition.

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Deli, an oil on panel, is by artist Dean Mitchell, whose works will be in a retrospective exhibition.

The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, on the Tarpon Springs campus of St. Petersburg College, is holding Dean Mitchell Family Day on Saturday.

The event, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., is being held in conjunction with the "Dean Mitchell: Visions with Heart and Soul" exhibit at the museum.

Mitchell, who was called a ''virtual modern day Vermeer'' by the New York Times in 2002, has won more than 200 awards, including first prize at the T.H. Saunders International Artist and Watercolor Show in London. An interview with the artist will be conducted by Dr. Leslie Hammond, the curator of the exhibition, at 2 p.m.

Dean Mitchell Family Day activities

11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m.: Docent tours of the exhibit.

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.: "Wet Paint," watercolor activities for children with water media artist Taylor Ikin.

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.: "A Salute to Family and Friends," — a sketching activity for all ages.

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.: The St. Petersburg College Jazz Ensemble will perform an assortment of music throughout the program.

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