Make us your home page


  1. It's a 3-D art party at Bloom in St. Petersburg

    Visual Arts

    Organizers are describing it as "eye-popping," but it sounds more like an out-of-body experience. "Bloom 3D Art Show" is a one-night event on Saturday with all the art in three dimensions. (Special glasses provided.) About two dozen artists will transform the galleries at Oleson Gallery and Bloom Art Center, a …

    Chromodepth painting by Sebastian Coolidge at Bloom Art Center, St. Petersburg.
  2. How one woman launched the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, 50 years ago

    Visual Arts

    “Why not have an art museum in St. Petersburg?"

    The museum was designed by architect John Volk. According to Volk, “a museum should give a feeling of permanence and that is what I have tried to do with this building.” But this museum is not intimidating, it welcomes you inside both its exhibition galleries and intimate gardens and encourages you to stay. 
  3. Visual art show at Studio@620 features new curator, Kenny Jensen

    Visual Arts

    The Studio@620 is one of the great success stories on our regional cultural map. In its 10 years, it has attracted a small army of loyal donors and volunteers that have kept it self-sustaining. Its only mission seems to be director Bob Devin Jones' mantra of "yes" to any and all requests to use the space for community …

    A work by artist Kenny Jensen from his show at Studio@620, where he is the new manager.
  4. Art Festival Beth-El has art for everyone — without weather worries

    Visual Arts

    I write a lot about the pleasure art can bring us. A great way to have that kind of experience is at the wonderful art festivals dotting our yearly calendars. First out of the gate for 2015 is Art Festival Beth-El on Sunday and Monday.

    Joseph Bradley, mixed media.
  5. Picasso/Dalí exhibit extended

    Visual Arts

    To no one's surprise, "Picasso/Dalí, Dalí/Picasso" at the Dali Museum has been a hit with visitors. So it's no wonder that museum officials are extending its run by one week, with closing day Feb. 22.

  6. Photograph exhibitions showcase nuance of black and white

    Visual Arts


    Black and white photographs are studies in contrast, explorations of tonal nuance between the extremes of light and dark. Two exhibitions at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts provide excellent examples of two 20th century fine photographers working in the black and white tradition, along with a …

    Ezra Stoller, Guggenheim Museum, Frank Lloyd Wright architect, 1959, silver gelatin print.
  7. New paintings of Port Tampa Bay are artful documentaries

    Visual Arts

    Laura Waller has been a presence in the bay area arts community for decades. Besides being involved as an advocate and supporter of various organizations, she's a painter whose loosely worked, soft watercolors have evolved into a more muscular style with a heavier water-based oil paint. And what a surprise to see the …

    Laura Waller, American Victory, oil on canvas.
  8. How to love art in your own way

    Visual Arts

    Before there were self-help books and the legions of advice columnists, before Dr. Phil, there was art.

  9. Four big shows (plus a big kiln) at Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg

    Visual Arts

    The Morean Arts Center starts 2015 with a strong lineup of four new exhibitions, all now open, featuring painting, ceramics and photography. They're spread over two venues, their headquarters at 719 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, and the Center for Clay, 420 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg, in the historic train station.

  10. Haitian Vodou art featured at Florida CraftArt in St. Petersburg

    Visual Arts

    Haitian art is often deeply rooted in spiritual beliefs and the practice of Vodou. (Don't confuse it with the creepy voodoo portrayed in popular culture and scary movies.) It is also has a deep affiliation with the folk art tradition, though many artists are trained, not self-taught. Fine examples of contemporary …

    Found object sculptures by Haitian artist Guyodo at new Florida CraftArt show.