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Mary Mattingly’s photographic print Pull is in the show “Extracted” at USF’s Contemporary Art Museum.Image from USF CAM

Art planner: 'Extracted' at USFCAM, going vertical at Artlofts, new art at HCC

GOING DEEP: EXTRACTED AT USFCAM The Contemporary Art Museum at the University of South Florida can always be counted on to present provocative, thoughtful exhibitions. They're also really interesting. "Extracted," which opens Monday, is the latest. Curator Megan Voeller has selected five artists who address issues  …

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  1. The Art of Politics: How colors, film, comedy, fashion influence our views

    Human Interest

    Pablo Picasso said, "Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth."

    The Art of Politics. Image by Cameron Cottrill, Times.
  2. St. Pete artist Chad Mize talks political graphic design

    Visual Arts

    In the 2008 presidential election, artist Shepard Fairey created a propaganda-style image of Barack Obama that went so viral it became the official image of his campaign. This election, we have seen many different artists create images of Bernie Sanders, but not so much Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, unless you count …

    Chad Mize’s caricature of Bernie Sanders, “a cross between Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street,” got a warm reception online.
  3. The origins of red and blue as political colors for Republicans, Democrats

    Visual Arts

    Red. Blue.

    They have many associations, but conjure them right now and electoral maps will probably come to mind. You know, the ones designating Republican and Democratic states.

  4. Art planner: 'Extracted' at USFCAM, going vertical at Artlofts, new art at HCC

    Visual Arts

    GOING DEEP: EXTRACTED AT USFCAM

    The Contemporary Art Museum at the University of South Florida can always be counted on to present provocative, thoughtful exhibitions. They're also really interesting. "Extracted," which opens Monday, is the latest. Curator Megan Voeller has selected five artists …

    Mary Mattingly’s photographic print Pull is in the show “Extracted” at USF’s Contemporary Art Museum.
  5. Dunedin photo exhibit features indigenous peoples from around the world

    Visual Arts

    DUNEDIN

    In the warm-toned black-and-white photo taken in 2007, two Ovazemba teenage girls from the African nation Namibia pose for the camera. One bare-breasted teen dons a necklace with a toy cellphone attached and the other wears a brassiere top. Both wear African print skirts and traditional beaded jewelry.

    Chanter, Hawaii, 1996 by Dana Gluckstein is in the exhibit of her work Dignity: Tribes in Transition, which is at the Dunedin Fine Art Center through Oct. 16. The exhibit “captures the fleeting period of world history where traditional and contemporary cultures collide,” Gluckstein says. “The black and white portraits of indigenous peoples pay homage to these imperiled cultures signaling our collective interdependence and fragility.” It is hanging in the Entel Family Gallery.
  6. Frida Kahlo show coming to the Dalí Museum in December

    Visual Arts

    Frida Kahlo fans, celebrate.

    The celebrated 20th century Mexican artist will have her first solo exhibition in Florida at the Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg beginning Dec. 17. Though numerous works by Kahlo have been exhibited individually, this is the first time in Florida a show has been devoted to her work, …

    Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s work will be on display at the Dal? Museum starting in December.
  7. Arc Tampa Bay's art show features special artists

    Visual Arts

    SAFETY HARBOR

    Dale Caldwell, 43, says his painting of a docile tiger and a mouse is a story of friendship.

    Dale Caldwell sits with his painting Tiger Talk at Harborside Studios. The work will be displayed and for sale at the Arc’s summer show, a major fundraiser for the program for artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  8. Review: Boldly conceived folk art on display at Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

    Visual Arts

    ST. PETERSBURG

    Everyone has an interesting life story, so I believe. But most of those belonging to self-taught artists, sometimes also called folk artists, always seem especially compelling. Reading their brief biographies on wall labels at "From the Heart: Folk Art on Paper" at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. …

    Thornton Dial, Untitled, drawing on paper.
  9. Art Planner: Cafes with art and a gallery show to beat the heat

    Visual Arts

    GROWING TREND: ART SHOWS IN CAFES

    An abstract landscape painting by Francine Bauer at the Bunker cafe in Tampa.
  10. Norma Kamali retrospective at Tampa Museum of Art is back-to-the-future experience

    Visual Arts

    Norma Kamali has survived the roiling currents of the fashion industry for almost 50 years by being a genius at two contradictory impulses: She is a pioneer. She is conservative. Many would disagree with that latter description, but hear me out.

    Norma Kamali City: Fashion + Art + Culture at Tampa Museum of Art, two galleries showcasing 50 years of her signature looks, including the 3-in-one  dress and other designs that earned her the 2016 Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award. AMY SCHERZER | Times