"Undercover" at Hillsborough Community College Dale Mabry's Gallery 221 features photographers Wendy Babcox and Selina Roman, whose colorful, quirky works sometimes belie a sly irony. Shown is an untitled photograph by Roman. The show at Gallery 221, 4001 W Tampa Blvd., Tampa, continues through Dec. 12. Hours are 8 a.m. …
HOLIDAY — Have you ever looked at a drawing, a woodcarving or some other piece of art and wondered how it came to be? Or maybe you're a dabbler yourself, wanting to know how to get those palm fronds flowing just right when drawing a Florida landscape, or how best to cast a shadow on paper using watercolor or a …
By Lennie Bennett
Times Art Critic
Clyde Butcher's large, lyrical photographic landscapes of Florida's wilderness areas are coming to the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art beginning Sunday, and Butcher himself will be there, too, for a 2 p.m. lecture and book signing.
Tampa, by historical standards, is a young city — less than 200 years old — but it has a lot of juicy history packed into those decades. The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts has embarked on a two-part visual chronicle of Tampa's development with the first now on view, and it's rich.
BY LENNIE BENNETT
Times Art Critic
I hope when you read this you are happily stuffed and enjoying a day with family and/or friends.
Now, on to Christmas!
Bleu Acier, the atelier at 109 W Columbus Drive, Tampa, is a bustling place with master printer Erika Schneider collaborating constantly on limited editions with artists from places far and near. She rarely has gallery shows, however, so the advent of one is special. • "First There Is a Mountain" exhibits a new …
Paula Brett placed the ribbon candies in a circle atop a sheet of white paper on the floor of her art studio in Tampa. She was building a mandala, an artistic representation of the universe and the idea of impermanence with roots in the Hindu and Buddhist faiths.
Most of the treasured objects in my house were made by people I know. I'm not an artist so I can't return the favor. The next best thing I can do, though, is to reciprocate with a gift made by someone who is an artist or fine craftsman.
While we're on the subject of arts venues stuffed for the holidays, let us not miss two food-centric shows at the Morean Arts Center, two blocks west of Florida Craftsmen Gallery. "Season's Eatings" is the annual members' exhibition designed for gift-giving and almost every one-of-a-kind item is related to eating. There …
Christopher Still is beloved for his Old Master technique in historical, genre and landscape paintings, all celebrating Florida. When they are exhibited in museums, they draw large crowds, and 10 murals that hang in the Capitol are a big draw for tourists visiting Tallahassee.