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  1. Picasso/Dalí exhibit extended

    Visual Arts

    To no one's surprise, "Picasso/Dalí, Dalí/Picasso" at the Dali Museum has been a hit with visitors. So it's no wonder that museum officials are extending its run by one week, with closing day Feb. 22.

  2. Photograph exhibitions showcase nuance of black and white

    Visual Arts


    Black and white photographs are studies in contrast, explorations of tonal nuance between the extremes of light and dark. Two exhibitions at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts provide excellent examples of two 20th century fine photographers working in the black and white tradition, along with a …

    Ezra Stoller, Guggenheim Museum, Frank Lloyd Wright architect, 1959, silver gelatin print.
  3. New paintings of Port Tampa Bay are artful documentaries

    Visual Arts

    Laura Waller has been a presence in the bay area arts community for decades. Besides being involved as an advocate and supporter of various organizations, she's a painter whose loosely worked, soft watercolors have evolved into a more muscular style with a heavier water-based oil paint. And what a surprise to see the …

    Laura Waller, American Victory, oil on canvas.
  4. How to love art in your own way

    Visual Arts

    Before there were self-help books and the legions of advice columnists, before Dr. Phil, there was art.

  5. Four big shows (plus a big kiln) at Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg

    Visual Arts

    The Morean Arts Center starts 2015 with a strong lineup of four new exhibitions, all now open, featuring painting, ceramics and photography. They're spread over two venues, their headquarters at 719 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, and the Center for Clay, 420 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg, in the historic train station.

  6. Haitian Vodou art featured at Florida CraftArt in St. Petersburg

    Visual Arts

    Haitian art is often deeply rooted in spiritual beliefs and the practice of Vodou. (Don't confuse it with the creepy voodoo portrayed in popular culture and scary movies.) It is also has a deep affiliation with the folk art tradition, though many artists are trained, not self-taught. Fine examples of contemporary …

    Found object sculptures by Haitian artist Guyodo at new Florida CraftArt show.
  7. Photorealist style exhibit by Richard Heipp opens at Holocaust Museum

    Visual Arts

    Richard Heipp, like Suzanne Camp Crosby, is a college art professor, teaching painting at the University of Florida. He works in the photorealist style, using vintage photographs as a starting point for collage-type layers of images. His narratives are much darker, though, addressing issues of Jewishness in Nazi Germany …

    Richard Heippe, Germanic Guilt Symbols II: Civil Defense Triptych, 1990, shaped acrylic on plastic panels.
  8. Exhibit celebrates career of Suzanne Camp Crosby

    Visual Arts

    Suzanne Camp Crosby has been an inspiration in the Tampa Bay region as a first-rate photographer whose work has been exhibited in museums and galleries and as a teacher who has shared her craft with generations of students. She retires April 30 as a full-time faculty member of Hillsborough Community College at its Ybor …

    Past Time #1 by Suzanne Camp Crosby, a photographer who is retiring after sharing her inspiration with generations of students.
  9. Paradise captured in display at Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery

    Visual Arts

    The Downtown New Port Richey Art Gallery will debut a new exhibition, "Florida: Adventures in Paradise," on Jan. 9 during an open house reception at the gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. The reception, with music and refreshments, will be from 6 to 9 p.m. and is open to the public.

    This piece by Tony Caviston will be displayed.
  10. Tampa Bay museums have lots to see over holiday weekend

    Visual Arts

    This is the day for hanging out at home with friends and family and all the attendant customs you observe on a major holiday. For many of us, it's the beginning of a long weekend with lots of entertainment possibilities, especially if you have out-of-town guests. You know where I'm going with this: Go to a museum! You …

    The Dalí Museum need only exhibit its world-class collection of works by the great 20th century Spanish artist, but its special exhibition of works by Picasso add to the museum’s value. in nature.