Arts

  1. Exhibit shows off works of one teacher's nine student artists

    Visual Arts

    Student works

    Rose Marie Prins is a much-admired professional artist and it's no surprise that she's also a good teacher. Paintings by nine of her students at the Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg are on view at Gallery 221 at Hillsborough Community College's Dale Mabry campus, 4001 W Tampa Bay Blvd., Tampa, …

    detail of a painting of an artichoke by Colette Bancroft at Gallery 221 at Hillsborough Community College's Dale Mabry campus.
credit: Gallery 221
  2. Nuance Galleries opens show of 15 Cuban artists

    Visual Arts

    In 2013, Robert Rowen of Nuance Galleries, 804 S Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, purchased a collection of several hundred works by 20th century Cuban artists. The art had previously been lent by a collector to the Meridian International Center, which works with the State Department on cultural exchanges and traveling …

    This painting by Alfredo Cecilio Rodríguez Cedeno is a landscape with surrealist influences.
  3. New arts complex on horizon for St. Petersburg

    Visual Arts

    ST. PETERSBURG — The city's Warehouse Arts District already houses a high-density collection of artists' studios. Now, a plan for a multipurpose arts complex is both the most ambitious and creative in an area known for both.

    Warehouse District Association President Mark Aeling said potential donors for the project are “lining up.”
  4. Free Cool Art Show brings media mix to St. Petersburg's Coliseum

    Visual Arts

    Outdoor art shows go on hiatus in these parts for good reason. It. Is. Hot. But the Cool Art Show is celebrating its 26th year Saturday and Sunday because it beats the heat by going inside to the air-conditioned Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. The show, organized by the Professional Association of …

    
  5. Tampa Bay History Center displays 'Art of the Highwaymen'

    Visual Arts

    The Highwaymen are a beloved and legendary institution in the United States, especially in Florida where their movement originated. As you probably know, they were a band of 25 men and one woman who were mostly self-taught artists, though they didn't have an "outsider style" but rather a romantic-realism form of …

    Painting by Mary Ann Carroll.
  6. Avant-garde Trashion Fashion Show features recycled items

    Visual Arts

    It began small six years ago because the ARTpool Gallery space was small. Now, the annual Trashion Fashion Show, which is Saturday, has become big, just like ARTpool since its move from a sliver of a building to its current huge digs in a former industrial space at 2030 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg. It mostly …

    This gown, designed by Neva Durham, is made of 5,000 artificial rose petals and 2,000 rhinestones.
  7. Review: Word to the wise: Dunedin Fine Art Center holds summer intrigue

    Visual Arts

    DUNEDIN

    The Dunedin Fine Art Center is having a fine summer. The lobby has a brighter, airier feel after a renovation opened it up, new classrooms accommodate ever-growing demand, the cafe has been enlarged, and a gallery has been added to the existing four (though one still seems like a multitasking hall). And …

    Stephen Littlefield’s acrylic on canvas from “Our Gang.” 
  8. ArtWalk patrons will enjoy galleries galore and a full moon

    Visual Arts

    A full moon will shine down on the Second Saturday ArtWalk in St. Petersburg. At least it will near the end at 9 p.m.

    About 100 people gathered recently on the lawn in front of the Dalí Museum to see an audiovisual installation.
  9. Enjoy a summer getaway through art at Sarasota gallery

    Visual Arts

    Dabbert Gallery, 76 S Palm Ave., Sarasota, presents its annual summer show with a cast of artists from far-flung places such as Southern California; Sydney, Australia; and Prince Edward Island, Canada (coincidentally, nice places to go for a summer vacation). Media include paintings, prints and sculpture. Shown, Dog …

    "Evening Calm Siesta Beach" by William Suys, oil on canvas, framed 34" x 46"
  10. Firecracker artist Otok Ben-Hvar exhibits at Leepa-Rattner Museum

    Visual Arts

    TARPON SPRINGS

    On June 22, artist Otok Ben-Hvar celebrated the sixth anniversary of his Firecracker Art in the parking lot of a New Port Richey automobile dealer.

    Red Arrow Express is pyrotechnic acrylic on canvas by Ben-Hvar. It’s one of three major exhibits at Leepa-Rattner Museum this summer. The others are “An Arts Legacy: George Inness Jr. in Tarpon Springs” and “Mysteres de l’aquarelle: Works on Paper by Jack Barrett.”