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  1. Guatemalan folk art gallery opens in St. Petersburg

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    As a specialist in cancer and blood disorders, Dr. Robert Drapkin has been in the business of saving lives for most of his adult life. He also has spent an almost equal amount of time saving art. He and his wife, Chitranee, are collectors partial to fragility. Their main areas of interest are early …

    Dr. Robert Drapkin, 70, and his wife, Chitranee, began collecting Guatemalan folk art a dozen years ago. In addition to retail items, they are selling their personal collection at From Mayan Hands.
  2. Outdoor St. Petersburg Holiday of the Arts festival good for last-minute shopping

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    If the thought of yet another trip to the mall or big-box store for that special gift you forgot to purchase seems too fraught, consider St. Petersburg Holiday of the Arts as an alternative. It's on Saturday and Sunday in South Straub Park, between Beach and Bayshore drives.

    Scarves by Cheryl Kabala.
  3. Duncan McClellan's Studio lets you design your own glass etching

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    Need a break from shopping or a fun activity for guests? Duncan McClellan Glass is hosting etching events Saturday at his fabulous, enormous glass studio, 2342 Emerson Ave. S, St. Petersburg. It includes a tour of McClellan's hot shop and garden of tropical fruits. You choose or …

    StuartWineAuction. Caption: (Friday 02/11/2011 St. Petersburg) Hand blown, carved and etched wine glasses by local glass artist Duncan McClellan up for auction during the Stuart Society of the Museum of Fine Arts Wine Auction and Gala on Friday, February 11, 2011 at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg.
Summary: Stuart Society of the Museum of Fine Arts presented the Inaugural Wine Auction and Gala.
Photo by James Branaman
  4. Weekend tour will highlight artists and their work with clay

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    Jack Boyle makes his work look easy, wearing a white linen potter's apron splattered with clay remnants of the bowls, plates and goblets that line his studio shelves.

    Jack Boyle works the wheel to create a tall vase out of a mound of clay. Boyle is one of the hosts of Tour de Clay.
  5. TEMPUS Projects celebrates fifth year

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    Happy fifth anniversary TEMPUS Projects! The gallery began in a gritty little garage in Tampa's Seminole Heights and, as the neighborhood becomes more gentrified, TEMPUS leaders wanted it to grow, too. Its new home, made possible in part by a grant from the Gobioff Foundation, is a larger storefront space at 4636 N …

    TEMPUS Projects is an art gallery at 4636 N Florida Ave. It’s celebrating its fifth anniversary.
  6. See ceramic artists in their studios at Tour de Clay

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    It's named Tour de Clay but leave the bike at home because this annual event on Saturday and Sunday stretches from Palm Harbor in Pinellas County to Lutz in Hillsborough and San Antonio in Pasco, offering looks inside five studios with 29 resident and visiting ceramics artists at work.

    Alan Bennett at Clay and Paper Studio.
  7. Great variety in landscape art at Leepa-Rattner Museum show

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    Landscape art changes with ... the landscape.

    Victoria Block, Slipstream (in the foreground), 2014, ceramic; 
Woods (on the wall), 2007, oil on canvas.
  8. Winter Park's Morse Museum features free holiday events

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    Most museums have special events for the holidays and the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art has some of the best. The Winter Park institution is renowned for its comprehensive collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany, including his gorgeous mosaic chapel created for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in …

    Lead glass Christmas Eve window from Tiffany Studios, c. 1902, Thomas Nast Jr. (1840-1902), designer.
  9. Glass artist Randi Solin at Safety Harbor gallery for show, reception

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    Randi Solin's lovely glass vessels will be on view and for sale at Syd Entel Galleries/Susan Benjamin Glass, 247 Main St., Safety Harbor, Saturday through Jan. 17. (You also might see one at the White House since it's in its permanent collection, though not for sale.) They are created as a hybrid of Venetian …

    Image from Syd Entel Galleries
  10. Tampa's Blake High School seniors exhibit art at HCC Ybor

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    Everyone seems to agree that the arts are a good thing for communities. But artists, both visual and performing, don't magically appear fully formed as young adults. They need training and nurturing and, sadly, our educational system doesn't supply enough of either in many schools. The good news is that our region has …