Thursday, July 19, 2018
Arts

James Rosenquist is remembered at USF; Star Wars exhibit opens Monday at MFA

Remembering an Icon: James Rosenquist

An international and local art icon was lost earlier this year when renowned pop artist James Rosenquist passed away. During his career, which spanned more than five decades, he exhibited in nearly all of the major museums in New York City — including the Guggenheim, MoMA and the Whitney— and divided his time between his homes and studios there and in Aripeka, an unincorporated community on the Pasco-Hernando county border. He made the area home after being invited to work at USF’s Graphicstudio in 1971, becoming a fixture in the Tampa art scene. It’s only fitting, then, that an exhibition that includes the prints Rosenquist produced at Graphicstudio should be opening at USF’s Contemporary Art Museum on Monday. The exhibit will also include works from private collections, and prints produced at other Tampa ateliers. A curator’s tour happens Nov. 16. It’s free to attend, but parking is $5. 3821 Holly Drive, Tampa. (813) 974-2849. usfcam.usf.edu.

Digging Deeper: Rootworker

Coralette Damme has become a steady presence in St. Petersburg’s art scene. She worked under the moniker the Crafty Hag, creating linoleum block prints of the dark and mystical. This Saturday, she’ll return to St. Petersburg’s [email protected] with a new body of work, titled "Rootworker.e_SDRq Through research of German folklore, this new body of work employs symbolism and references to natural elements. The opening reception happens 5-9 p.m., and there will be opportunities to try your hand at some artmaking, too. The exhibit remains on display through Dec. 2. Free. 620 First Ave. S. studio620.org.

STARRING ROLE: STAR WARS AND THE POWER OF COSTUME

The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg’s exhibit of costumes from a galaxy far, far away opens to the public Monday. A Smithsonian traveling exhibit, Star Wars and the Power of Costume has more than 60 hand-crafted costumes from the Star Wars saga. It runs through April 1 at 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Tickets, which are linked to a specific entry time, are $25, $18 ages 7 to 17, free children 6 and younger, $10 members after opening weekend; the museum recommends buying in advance. (727) 896-2667. mfastpete.org.

 
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