Monday, April 23, 2018
Arts

3 Tarpon Springs exhibits open at Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art

George Inness Jr. (1853-1926) was a good painter who followed his father into the profession but never gained the critical stature of George Inness, the noted landscape artist. It probably didn't help that he shared the same name and chose an academic style that was on the wane as modern movements such as impressionism took hold. But his work was popular with collectors and the public in his time. He and his wife, Julie, had a large winter home in Tarpon Springs where he painted landscapes of the area and became a devoted member of the small Unitarian Universalist Church. He and his wife gave the church a number of paintings that form the core of "An Arts Legacy: George Inness Jr. in Tarpon Springs," which opens Sunday at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road on the Tarpon Springs campus of St. Petersburg College. Joining them are paintings from the collection of Cici and Hyatt Brown. The show continues through Aug. 31.

Two related exhibitions will also be on view. "Historic Tarpon Springs" is a group of prints by architect Edward C. Hoffman Jr. of historic buildings. "The Legacy Continues" showcases works by Tarpon Springs artists Christopher Still, Kevin Grass, Elizabeth Indianos, Mitch Kolby, Allen Leepa and Joseph Weinzettle.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6 adults, $5 seniors and free to students, kids and military families. Free admission Sunday with suggested donation of $5. Docent tours 2 p.m. Sunday. spcollege.edu/museum; (727) 712-5762.

 
Comments
Look inside the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art, opening Saturday

Look inside the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art, opening Saturday

ST. PETERSBURG As in the landscape of the American Southwest, the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art in downtown St. Petersburg has a particular grandeur.This dream of philanthropists and collectors Tom and Mary James has a "soft" public openi...
Updated one month ago
Art this week: Artists celebrate Dia de los Muertos, Danial Ryan's cats are back and so are 100 more films

Art this week: Artists celebrate Dia de los Muertos, Danial Ryan's cats are back and so are 100 more films

Celebración de la Vida: Dia de los Muertos Just hearing the words Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) conjures up colorful images of painted sugar skulls, masks and paper flowers that are central to the Mexican holiday that celebrates deceased love...
Updated one month ago
Art this week: Visual history of protests, last chance for Star Wars and the Power of Costume

Art this week: Visual history of protests, last chance for Star Wars and the Power of Costume

AT MFA: BONNIE SIEGLER, STAR WARS ENDINGBonnie Siegler, an influential graphic designer, has compiled a comprehensive history of the visual language of protest in her book, Signs of Resistance: A Visual History of Protest in America. It’s a fascinati...
Updated one month ago
What makes an effective protest sign in the era of marches and memes?

What makes an effective protest sign in the era of marches and memes?

ST. PETERSBURG — While protesting is an intrinsic part of American culture, protests have had a huge resurgence in the past couple of years, with events like last year’s Women’s March and this weekend’s March for Our Lives. These movements inspired a...
Updated one month ago