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  1. Yard sale is all about art

    Visual Arts

    Many people who finish spring cleaning with an abundance of unwanted household items have a yard sale. When an artist such as Coralette Damme cleans house, the result is a trove of past work that lands in her "yART Sale." "It's like a yard sale but for art," she writes. Damme creates and exhibits in galleries and at art …

    Coralette Damme, Barred Owl, acrylic.
  2. Youth involvement fuels growth of Winthrop Arts Festival

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    RIVERVIEW — Granted Eli Martinez and Sergey Sullivan have innate reasons to hang out after school on the grounds of Winthrop Town Centre. The 14-year-old friends are the sons of resident artist Bryant Martinez and community founder John Sullivan, respectively.

    Children in the Arts Factory after-school program use their love of the arts to help the community. They will take part in the annual Winthrop Arts Festival, which from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
  3. Norman Rockwell show at Tampa Museum of Art an enjoyable eye-opener

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    Most of what can be said of Norman Rockwell as an artist we have heard: his fame and success as an illustrator, his critical dismissal by the art world for decades, his critical rehabilitation in recent years as a painter. I weighed in on the trajectory of his career after seeing an exhibition of his work at …

    Norman Rockwell, The Discovery, cover illustration for the Saturday Evening Post, Dec. 29, 1956.
  4. Exhibit gives peek into Arts and Crafts Museum collection

    Visual Arts

    The dazzling American Arts and Crafts Museum won't open until 2017 but you can get a small preview of its stellar collection at an exhibition opening Friday with a free reception at 6 p.m. "Passionate Design: The American Arts and Crafts Movement" at the Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa (on the …

    1914 ceramic bowl by Edith Brown and Fannie Levine of Paul Revere Pottery/Saturday Evening Girls, Boston
  5. Variety takes over at Morean Arts Center

    Visual Arts

    The Morean Arts Center, 719 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, has five new shows, so count on seeing a lot of diversity and uniqueness. It's especially heartening to see space given to students and creative people who seldom have an outlet such as the Morean.

    "KYLE: Catastrophes"

    Danny, Dark Blue, 2014, acrylic on particleboard.
  6. St. Petersburg's arts and crafts museum begins parking deck


    The planned $70 million Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement in St. Petersburg is closer to reality now that ground has been broken on its parking garage.

    The Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement’s parking is an aesthetic design. 
  7. Salvador Dalí, Leonardo da Vinci, surprisingly, have much in common

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    It might not have occurred to many of us, but Leonardo da Vinci and Salvador Dalí have a lot in common, and a new exhibition at the Salvador Dalí Museum, at 1 Dalí Blvd. in St. Petersburg (Bayshore Drive at Fifth Avenue SE), puts the two artists side by side for a comparison. Juxtaposition has been the …

    Reproduction of The Sacrament of the Last Supper, by Salvador Dalí, 1955, oil on canvas, Dale Chester Collection.
  8. Ringling Museum's conservation lab preserves, protects vast art collection

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    King Philip IV of Spain is looking good considering his age. His portrait, nearly 400 years old, by the great 17th century Spanish artist Diego Velazquez, sits on an easel in the conservation laboratory at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. It is being readied for its trip to Paris for a …

    Ramsay uses a surgical microscope to examine a damaged 14th century painting attributed to Lorenzo Veneziano in the museum’s laboratory. Bits of tissue cover parts of the canvas on which paint is flaking. A group of Italian paintings await assessment.
  9. Americana on display

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    TAMPA — The Tampa Museum of Art will be hosting "American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell" from Saturday through May 31.

    Tampa Museum of Art preparator James Rodger levels a Norman Rockwell-illustrated Saturday Evening Post for “American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell,” which runs Saturday through May 31. The cost is $15, with groups, seniors, military members and students eligible for discounts. The museum, which opens at 11 a.m. daily, is at 120 Gasparilla Plaza in downtown Tampa next to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.
  10. Review: 'Italian Traditions' brings other glass artists to Chihuly Collection

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    It was a happy sight: Crowds of people, mostly tourists deduced from overheard conversations, exiting and entering the dazzling galleries of the Chihuly Collection and their permanent installations of glass by the famous Dale Chihuly.

    Stephen Rolfe Powell’s works include huge vessels composed of hundreds of colored glass canes as well as platters that are more straightforward.