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Sabrina Small’s work is part of “Exquisite Porch.” Morean Arts Center

Art Planner: Exquisite Corpse event, sculptor Jon Hair opens St. Petersburg Studio

MOREAN ARTS CENTER: BE AN EXQUISITE CORPSE The macabre name of this surrealist exercise has nothing to do with the fanciful nature of what is essentially a collaborative game. It's being played out by artists in "Exquisite Porch," an exhibition at the Morean Arts Center, which is partnering with the Dalí Museum for …


  1. Review: 'The Figure Examined' at the Tampa Museum of Art a remarkable exhibition

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    Even though "The Figure Examined" at the Tampa Museum of Art has a specific focus, different tastes will be satisfied by this exhibition. With about 120 paintings, prints and sculptures by 70 artists, it's a big show, perhaps too big if you want to see all of it in a thoughtful way. But that's where its …

    Mary Cassatt, Portrait of Katharine Kelso Cassatt, c. 1905, oil on canvas.
  2. Tampa Bay History Center exhibit lets visitors look underground and long ago

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    TAMPA — Motorists rushing along Florida Avenue near the Fort Brooke Garage are likely driving over soldiers' graves.

    Fort Brooke, once located on the southern tip of downtown Tampa, was established 1824 as a base for waging war against the Seminole Indians.
  3. Art Planner: Exquisite Corpse event, sculptor Jon Hair opens St. Petersburg Studio

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    Sabrina Small’s work is part of “Exquisite Porch.”
  4. Actor Paul Sorvino and St. Petersburg artist Jon Hair shape a friendship through bronze sculpture


    Years ago around 4 a.m., Paul Sorvino and his friend Jon Hair sat in the actor's dining room, where the Goodfellas star served an opinion.

    Actor Paul Sorvino is also a respected sculptor who recently presented a bust of baseball legend Jackie Robinson in New York’s Times Square.
  5. Jane Doggett, wayfinding pioneer, designed Tampa International Airport's system still used today

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    Tampa International Airport is a place of wayfarers. By the millions each year, they pass through this way station. Probably more than anyone else, one woman has made it easy for all of them to find their path since the airport opened in 1971.

    Jane Davis Doggett is a wayfinder.

    Jane Davis Doggett, 86, pictured in her Jupiter Island home, split her master of fine arts at Yale University between architecture and design. That strategy served her well.
  6. Art planner: Human figure explored at Tampa Museum of Art, plus new Ringling galleries

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    Paintings by Leslie Jeffery, whose Flash of Color and Abstraction is shown, are on display at TECO Public Art Gallery through May 31.
  7. Michel Delgado wins top award second year in a row at Mainsail Arts Festival in St. Petersburg

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    ST. PETERSBURG — Mainsail Arts Festival, as of Sunday morning, was going off without a hitch, according to Lisa Wells, a volunteer with the event for more than 30 years and its chair for many of those. The weather was fine, the crowds strong and sales were good, she said.

    Michel Delgado, right, won Best of Mainsail and $10,000 for the second straight year Sunday at the annual arts festival in St. Petersburg. Delgado, who has studios in Philadelphia and Key West, had his art described as “tactile, intellectual and emotional.”
  8. Natural beauty at Mainsail Arts Festival

    Human Interest

    LUIS SANTANA | Times

    Mainsail Art Festival visitors are captivated by the work of Clearwater-based artist John Hartung. The festival continues at 10 a.m. today at Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE in St. Petersburg, with the artists' displays, kids activities, music and food.

    Artwork by Clearwater based artist John Hartung on display at the Mainsail Art Festival at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg [Saturday, April 16, 2016] [Photo Luis Santana | Times]
  9. Tampa Museum of Art announces proposed purchase of a monumental Plensa sculpture

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    TAMPA — The monumental sculptures by Jaume Plensa on view at the Tampa Museum of Art have been a big hit, especially those that sit on the grounds outside the building overlooking Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. They will depart on May 15 when the exhibition ends. But one, museum leaders hope, will become a …

    Laura With Bun is a Jaume Plensa cast-iron sculpture that stands 23 feet tall.
  10. Art planner: How to get the most of Mainsail Art Festival in downtown St. Pete

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    First and foremost, Mainsail Art Festival is about art and fine crafts. Over 40 years, it has evolved from a small exhibition for local artists to one that attracts national interest and, on average, more than 100,000 visitors during its two-day run in Vinoy Park on the downtown St. …

    Linda Hugues, oil/acrylic.