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You can meet Clyde Butcher on Saturday at Michele Tuegel Contemporary Gallery, 320 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.Image from Clyde Butcher

Art Planner: Make your own glass pumpkins, meet Clyde Butcher and take in photos of 1960s rockers

MICHELE TUEGEL GALLERY: MEET CLYDE BUTCHER The masterful photographer Clyde Butcher is a Florida artist through and through but he prefers the wilds of the state to its cities, so meeting him on our turf doesn't occur often. He'll be at Michele Tuegel Contemporary Gallery, 320 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, for a fr …


  1. For this group of artists, outdoors is the only place to be

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    HOLIDAY — A gentle breeze blowing off the Gulf of Mexico and a midmorning appearance by the sun made for a productive day recently for the half-dozen members of the West Coast Plein Air group that had gathered to capture the landscape on canvas at Anclote River Park.

    A watercolor rendering of boats docked near coastal mangroves by Ed Barker, 66, of Spring Hill.
  2. Art Planner: Make your own glass pumpkins, meet Clyde Butcher and take in photos of 1960s rockers

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    You can meet Clyde Butcher on Saturday at Michele Tuegel Contemporary Gallery, 320 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.
  3. Works in Dali Museum's M.C. Escher exhibit boggle, stretch the mind

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    M.C. Escher seems as puzzling as his art. He had friends, but only an early teacher was, apparently, a fellow artist. He didn't have an art dealer. He expressed little or no interest in the art movements swirling around him during the early 20th century when he was coming of age and into his career. …

    Images: ? 2015 the M.C. Escher Co., the Netherlands. From the collection of the Herakleidon Museum, Athens
M.C. Escher, Bond of Union, 1956, lithograph. This print was created when his marriage was becoming more strained. The dazzling intricacy of the strips connect Escher and his wife but also suggest an unraveling and hollow relationship.
  4. Art Planner: Painted cars in St. Pete, plus a happy 50th to the Museum of Fine Arts

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    Now in its second year, the painted-car event parks in the plaza at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts, a lovely green space nestled between the Dalí Museum and the Mahaffey Theater on St. Petersburg's downtown waterfront.

    Painted cars at 2014 Carmada included these by Hunter Payne .
  5. Art Planner: Graffiti battle at CASS, wildlife photography at Museum of History, deals at TMA

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    This image was captured during the 1,000-mile Florida Wildlife Corridor expedition.
  6. See New SHINE Murals on a Saturday Tour

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    The mural artists have packed up their supplies and now we can see their work in full on a minibus tour Saturday. It's a special one, different from the weekly walking tour of murals in the Central Avenue Arts District.

    The mural on the side of the Amsterdam Bar on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg can now be seen on a minibus mural tour Saturday.
  7. Art Planner: Dunedin Fine Art Center packed, St. Pete murals going up, Silver Meteor Gallery celebrating

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    You know summer's really over when new art shows start crowding the calendar. At the Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., the galleries will be packed with a multitude of artists and photographers. All open on Friday with a reception. Admission is $5. Gallery hours …

    The work of Emiliano Settecasi will be included in the “Back and Forth” group show.
  8. Art Planner: New shows in Sarasota and a Chad Mize project at The Bends

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    So much is happening in the Tampa Bay regional arts scene we forget that farther south, Sarasota remains the matriarch of the arts on Florida's west coast where the Ringling complex of museums and performing arts stages rules.

  9. Tampa Bay area art museums offer a rich 2015-16 season

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    Today we bring you the 13th annual preview of exhibitions at our regional museums. These are shows that make appearances for a limited time, unlike permanent collections that are on view all the time. Each of the museums listed here has a unique mission, and the special exhibitions are designed to reinforce and enhance …

    Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg: Elizabeth Murray, Kid, 2003, monotype on paper.
  10. Tampa Bay Fashion Week takes big risk hoping for big reward


    TAMPA — Nancy Vaughn sat down at a local leadership luncheon and got a question from Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn that she's still trying to answer.

    (9/17/14, Tampa, FL)   A model walks the runway at the Hilton Tampa Downtown for Tampa Bay Fashion Week's 2014 runway fashion show. [Photo Luis Santana | Times]