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This piece by Miami artist Brian Butler will be on display at Illsol Art Space’s debut exhibition, “Get It Together,” on March 24.Courtesy of Brian Butler

Art Planner: Get It Together and Fourth Fridays Tampa

See What's up: Get it Together Illsol Art Space is a brand new gallery in Tampa's Seminole Heights, opened by artists and spouses Michelle Sawyer and Tony Krol. The duo work on large installations and murals in Tampa, including Dream Pushers near La Segunda Bakery. In Illsol, they've created an artist-run space tha …

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  1. Local artist has put finishing touches on long-forgotten piece of work

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    NEW PORT RICHEY — Fran McLean didn't quite know what she was getting into when she agreed to complete a painting that had been tucked away for decades in the back of another person's closet.

    The late artist Tom Burrichter started the painting "Unfinished ... Finished." The painting, which was discovered in the back of a closet, was recently completed by local artist Fran McLean, the featured artist for April at the Gateway Galley & Emporium in downtown New Port Richey.
  2. Performance artist squeezing oranges for 140 hours in St. Pete — then he'll wash your dishes

    Visual Arts

    ST. PETERSBURG — Curtis Bryant was walking alone Friday morning along Central Avenue when he saw a sign outside the Morean Arts Center reading "free juice."

    Orlando based artist Brian Feldman squeezes Florida oranges into juice, Friday, 3/24/17 at the Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, as part of the "Fresh Squeezed, Emerging Artists in Florida" exhibit. Feldman is one of six Florida artists whose work is on display through April 30th. On Friday, Feldman squeezed Florida orange juice for visitors who created drawings of oranges and other citrus scenes. Their creations can be seen above. SCOTT KEELER   |   Times
  3. Art Planner: Get It Together and Fourth Fridays Tampa

    Visual Arts

    See What's up: Get it Together

    Illsol Art Space is a brand new gallery in Tampa's Seminole Heights, opened by artists and spouses Michelle Sawyer and Tony Krol. The duo work on large installations and murals in Tampa, including Dream Pushers near La Segunda Bakery. In Illsol, they've …

    This piece by Miami artist Brian Butler will be on display at Illsol Art Space’s debut exhibition, “Get It Together,” on March 24.
  4. Review: 'Alex Katz: Black and White' surveys a colorful career

    Visual Arts

    When Alex Katz was a kid, his parents, artistic Russian emigres, painted the walls of their Brooklyn home in wild colors and strange patterns. The young Katz rebelled. He painted his bedroom gray and plum, some of the most ordinary colors he could find.

    Alex Katz’s new exhibit features portraits of family and friends.
  5. Art Planner: Kenwood Artists' Tour and Donne Bitner

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    Creative enclave: Kenwood Artists' Tour

    Steven Kenny, The Beach, oil on canvas. Kenny is one of the artists participating in the Artist Enclave of Historic Kenwood’s tour of artists this weekend.
  6. Art Planner: The best bets at this week's St. Petersburg's Second Saturday Art Walk

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    MAKE THE CONNECTION: ROUND SQUARE

    Tickled Pink by Kendra Frorup is an interactive sculpture included in the “Round Square” exhibition at Florida CraftArt.
  7. A Palm Beach painting is selling for $4.8M: Is it a bargain?

    Visual Arts

    PALM BEACH — When the Metropolitan Museum of Art purchased Thomas Hart Benton's painting Roasting Ears for $3,000 back in 1938, Benton's wife Rita remarked: "Whew, they must have put a beautiful frame around it."

    Imagine the "whew" she'd let out now.

  8. Review: Cass Contemporary exhibit pairs newcomers with established artists

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    Painter Jason Pulgarin could not contain himself when he first walked into Cass Contemporary's gallery. Hanging on the wall was Love Me, his first piece displayed in a professional gallery. Turning to the man who had brought him there, internationally recognized artist Tristan Eaton, he broke down and …

    SEK, Untitled, 2017, oil, charcoal, spray paint, pen and graphite on canvas.
  9. Art Planner: Gasparilla Festival of the Arts returns, plus remembering Andy Warhol

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    Tampa's largest and most anticipated arts festival, the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, returns to Curtis Hixon Park on Saturday and Sunday, bringing a top-notch selection of artists working in categories including painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, fine crafts and of course, …

    St. Petersburg based artist Carlos Culbertson aka Zulu Painter puts the finishing touches on an old VW Bus as part of the Carmada Art Show during the Gasparilla Art Festival at Curtis Hixon Park in 2016.
  10. Interview: Internationally renowned artist Alex Katz brings works to Tampa Museum of Art

    Visual Arts

    When leaders at the Tampa Museum of Art got surprising news that Alex Katz would be stopping by to see his exhibit and mingle, it was a big deal.

    Alex Katz, Ariel, Black and White, 2016. Courtesy of the Tampa Museum of Art.