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A mural  just off Central Avenue at 17th Street by artist Dasic Fernandez is one of the SHINE murals.SCOTT KEELER | Times

Art Planner: Bask, Delita Martin and Tour de Shine

  Thought Crimes: Bask in the Epicurean   Whether you know it or not, it's likely you've seen the work of Ales "Bask" Hostomsky. Not only does he have murals in the bay area and around the world, his artwork was featured in Iron Man 3 and will appear in Fast & Furious 8. His distinct style of multi-layered, textura …

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  1. Art Planner: Bask, Delita Martin and Tour de Shine

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    Whether you know it or not, it's likely you've seen the work of Ales "Bask" Hostomsky. Not only does he have murals in the bay area and around the world, his artwork was featured in Iron Man 3 and will appear in Fast & Furious 8. His distinct style of …

    A mural  just off Central Avenue at 17th Street by artist Dasic Fernandez is one of the SHINE murals.
  2. Art center brings Cuban life to Dunedin

    Visual Arts

    DUNEDIN — It's the land of cigars and mojitos. Vintage cars and crumbling architecture. Hemingway and Castro.

    DFAC?•s curator, Catherine Bergmann admires a work by Manuel Mendive Hoyos before it gets hung at the Dunedin Fine Art Center (DFAC) which is opening a new exhibit centering around Cuba. In the Entel Family and Douglas-Whitley Galleries, the collection is a result of an expansive visit to Cuba in November 2015 by a group of DFAC delegates including DFAC?•s curator, Catherine Bergmann. Representing a cross-section of contemporary Cuban artists, educators and visionaries, this exhibit is a vibrant sampling of the vital, creative culture active in Cuba today. The Gamble Gallery will feature select photographs from Veronica Stewart, Leslie Joy Ickowitz, Kirk Ke Wang and -- greatest hits from DFAC?•s Cuban ?”delegate?• photographers. - ( From DFAC's website; This exhibition, spanning two galleries, is the result of a joyful and expansive visit to Cuba in November 2015 by a curious group of DFAC delegates including DFAC?•s curator, Catherine Bergmann. Representing a cross-section of contemporary Cuban artists, educators and visionaries, this exhibit is a vibrant sampling of the vital, creative culture active in Cuba today.)
  3. Artwork, entertainment, hands-on activities to highlight Suncoast Arts Fest

    Visual Arts

    WESLEY CHAPEL — About 125 artists will showcase their wares at the 12th annual Suncoast Arts Fest on Saturday and Sunday at the Shops at Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel.

    Digital artist Ed Myers’s work will be on display at this weekend’s Suncoast Arts Fest in Wesley Chapel.
  4. Art Planner: Female Persuasion, Flights of Fancy and more

    Visual Arts

    Girl Power: Female Persuasion

    This week is St. Petersburg's Second Saturday ArtWalk. Among the many offerings is the opening of the Female Persuasion exhibit at the Cider Press Cafe, 601 Central Ave. The exhibit features concise bodies of work from four local women who represent a range of …

    Tessa Moeller’s painting Violetta will be on display as part of the “Female Persuasion” exhibit at the Cider Press Cafe on Saturday, Jan. 14.
  5. Dali Museum's Frida Kahlo show a first in Florida

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    ST. PETERSBURG

    International Frida-mania has made Frida Kahlo a feminist icon, Surrealist inspiration, kitsch archetype and unibrow heroine. We forget that though the Mexican painter had ardent followers she was neither a role model nor famous when she died at age 47. Fame belonged to her husband, the muralist …

    In the 1945 self-portrait The Mask (of Madness), Kahlo holds a mask of a weeping woman over her face. It’s a visage of uncertainty and a rare example of Kahlo distancing herself from reality.
  6. Art Planner: Our Environment at Carrollwood Cultural Center and Unfurled at Red Door No. 5

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    In her years as an art teacher, Anne Bowen always emphasized environmental themes in her classes. She channels her love for nature and concern for the environment into her artwork, which you can see in her "Our Environment" exhibition, at the Carrollwood Cultural Center in Tampa. …

    Anne Bowen’s solo exhibition, “Our Environment,” runs through Feb. 25 at Carrollwood Cultural Center. The opening reception is Friday from 5-8 p.m.
  7. Art Planner: Make a New Year's resolution to see more galleries, check out these

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    Nearly 100 years ago, a group of surrealists were hanging out and were probably growing bored with the same old parlor games. So they came up with Exquisite Corpse, which began as a writing game in which players blindly contributed words that were strung together to form odd sentences. …

    The Craftsman House Gallery at 2955 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg.
  8. 10 Tampa Bay artists who died in 2016

    Pop Culture

    The art world lost international icons in 2016 including David Bowie and Prince. But Tampa Bay also felt the sting of death among its creative communities. Here are some of the local artists we lost.

    Musician George “Buster” Cooper, 87, died May 13.
  9. From geek cons to Pride to Beyonce, our top arts and entertainment stories of 2016

    Events

    On Day 1 of 2016, so much of it would have felt absurd.

    Nerdcore growing: We could barely go a month without a new geek convention in Tampa Bay.
  10. Review: Exhibits in St. Petersburg and Tampa bring light to Latino communities

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    ST. PETERSBURG

    Once upon a time, the Frito Bandito, a cartoon character with a big sombrero and thick accent, pitched corn chips. The Bandito was retired in 1971. Frito-Lay banished him because Mexican-Americans protested that the advertising campaign slandered them.

    Melesio “Mel” Casas, Brownies of the Southwest (Humanscape 62), 1970, acrylic on canvas.