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  1. Mainsail Art Festival names first-time Best of Show winner

    Visual Arts

    ST. PETERSBURG — Michel Delgado, a soft-spoken artist who creates powerful mixed-media paintings, won his first Best of Mainsail award and $10,000 at the 40th annual Mainsail Art Festival. It validates an already successful career and recognition by private collectors around the world.

  2. Musuem explores the story behind Rockwell civil rights paintings

    Visual Arts

    TAMPA — Ruby Bridges couldn't have imagined the millions of lives she would change that day, Nov. 14, 1960, when U.S. marshals walked her into first grade. Nor was it likely Norman Rockwell anticipated the effect his painting of those historic steps would have.

    Rockwell’s The Problem We All Live With depicted young Ruby Bridges in 1960. She will speak April 28.
  3. For artists, getting in the Mainsail Art Festival is never a sure thing

    Visual Arts

    Visitors to this year's Mainsail Art Festival will find the beloved and familiar mix at work. But specific artists? You never know.

    Margaret Bayalis works on an untitled painting in her St. Petersburg home.
  4. Pendant Palooza springs onto Second Saturday Art Walk radar with Jack-in-the-Box

    Visual Arts

    Recognizing and acknowledging creativity is a big part of my job, so when this cute Jack-in-the-box arrived on my desk, I was curious.

    Pendant Palooza at Zen Glass features dozens of glass artists making pendants for Second Saturday Art Walk in St. Pete.
  5. Art goes big in murals on walls of downtown St. Petersburg

    Visual Arts

    ST. PETERSBURG

    Let's take a walk. Let's put away our phones, pads and earbuds. Let's take our time and enjoy a delightful hour or so roaming through the Central Arts District discovering its murals. You can go it alone or join a tour every Saturday, organized by Florida CraftArt, with a docent, often the …

    A Moment to Reflect, a mural by Derek Donnelly and Sebastian Coolidge, covers the back of the Florida CraftArt building.
MONICA HERNDON   |   Times
  6. New exhibits open during Second Saturday Art Walk

    Visual Arts

    The monthly St. Petersburg Second Saturday Art Walk rolls around this Saturday, having become more than a stroll along a few downtown blocks. The event now covers five designated arts districts and more than 40 galleries and artists' studios (which are often not open to visitors). Many galleries use the occasion …

    Rose Trellis, mixed media work by Jeannine Hascall.
  7. Art in focus: 'Lamentation' by a student of Rembrandt

    Visual Arts

    Easter Sunday is the day Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the most joyous and triumphant event in the Christian year. According to Christian faith, that ascension to eternal life had a terrible cost: Jesus had to die a human death by crucifixion, a slow, painful and humiliating method reserved for …

    Lamentation, student of Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, c. 1650, oil on canvas.
  8. Review: Exhibition finds the fun in Dalí-da Vinci connection

    Visual Arts

    ST. PETERSBURG

    Until recently, I would have said the odds were zilch that I would visit a museum exhibition containing Mona Lisa and a Zorb ball. And that they would make sense together. But there I was, in the venerable Salvador Dalí Museum, getting a kick out of "Dalí and da Vinci: Minds, Machines …

    A reproduction of the  Mona Lisa and Philippe Halsman's Self Portrait as Mona Lisa for Dali & da Vinci: Minds, Machines and Masterpieces. 
JOHN PENDYGRAFT  |  Times
  9. 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.
  10. Youth involvement fuels growth of Winthrop Arts Festival

    Visual Arts

    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.