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  1. Review: 'Renoir to Chagall' leaves a lovely impression

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    So much has been done with French impressionism that there's not really much to add to a scholarly discussion.

    Claude Monet, Port of Dieppe, Evening, ca. 1882, oil on canvas.
  2. Florida Craftsmen reopens as Florida CraftArt on Thursday

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    It doesn't look like much in this photo but when it opens today, the newly renovated Florida Craftsmen Gallery will boast a lot more space for showcasing fine crafts made by Florida artists, just in time for holiday shopping. It also boasts a new name: Florida CraftArt. Stop in for a look. It's on Central Avenue at …

    Having undergone renovations over the summer, Florida CraftArt is the new name of the former Craftsmen Gallery.
  3. John Mellencamp paintings on display in DeLand

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    Creativity rarely is compartmentalized. It crosses borders physical and metaphorical. Creative people are usually creative multitaskers.

    John Mellencamp, for example.

    Photo by Kevin Montague, courtesy of ACA Galleries, New York
  4. Autumn Art Walk debuts in downtown New Port Richey

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    NEW PORT RICHEY — The temps are dropping some and it's finally feeling like autumn is kicking in. Might be a good time to take a stroll.

    “Seduction,” a watercolor painting of a poppy flower, is one of the works that will be on exhibit and for sale at the Autumn Art Walk on Saturday in downtown New Port Richey along both sides of Grand Boulevard.
  5. Kokol Arts reception features Roy Lerner workshop painters

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    It has been a busy week at Kokol Arts Studio and Gallery, 3318 Bay to Bay Blvd., Tampa. New York-based abstract artist Roy Lerner has conducted a five-day workshop with area painters and the results of their work will be on view during a one-night-only reception at the gallery on Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. Lerner has …

    Roy Lerner, Bell Bottom Blues, Acrylic
  6. Morse Museum features collection never displayed before

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    If you have visited the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park, you know it has a swoon-worthy collection of late 19th and early 20th century decorative arts, made swoonier with its holdings by Louis Comfort Tiffany, the most comprehensive in the world. If you haven't visited, you really would enjoy …

    The Arts is a window 8 feet in diameter in neoclassical style by Lamb Studios.
  7. Chihuly Collection adds new, diverse glass selections

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    Studio glass has many permutations, as we have seen over the years in group shows of the medium in museums and galleries. Yet the constant presence of the Chihuly Collection featuring the dramatic, permanent installations of international art star Dale Chihuly perhaps blunts, in our minds, the …

    Kait Rhoads’ Bloom is composed of four wall panels with different color layers.
  8. Exhibits on Renoir, Chagall, Wyeth open on big arts weekend

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    A crowded arts calendar continues!

    Three museum exhibitions debut in the coming days and we see the return of the annual Graphicstudio sale. Also, the monthly Second Saturday ArtWalk is coming up. Strategic planning means you don't have to miss any of them since the museum shows continue into January.

    EXH …

    Jamie Wyeth, Nureyev — Don Quixote (detail), 2001, mixed media.
  9. New Port Richey gallery exhibit explores water in art

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    The Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery's October exhibition, "Water: The Essence of Life," premiers with an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. today. The exhibit features original paintings, mixed media, photography and prints, sculpture and dimensional works. Award-winning local artists Joan Annicchiarico and Louise …

    Sleeping Harbor by Patricia Alleman is in this month’s exhibit in New Port Richey. 
  10. Make time for these can't-miss art events in Tampa Bay

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    Arts people, the coming two weeks will be the most packed with things to do and see in my memory: five new exhibitions and several events that range from north Tampa through Pinellas County. Here's what's happening in the next week. Look for more in the Oct. 9 issue of Weekend. You can also find it all at …

    Blue Dome, single strength plate glass, cut, drilled and fired with glass enamels, then hung by steel wire onto a steel form, 1995. Entry is encouraged.