Friday, September 21, 2018
Arts

Art Planner: 80 artists interpret 'Yes!', Tour de Clay, Carol Mickett-Robert Stackhouse exhibition

 

Dynamic Duo: In Intimate Concert

 

Artists Carol Mickett and Robert Stackhouse have been collaborators for more than 16 years, creating large-scale paintings, prints and monumental sculptures that come together as site-specific installations. They won't have the room to go big for their show at the Leslie Curran Gallery, opening Saturday night, so they've scaled down to small and medium works to present an intimate exhibition, hence the show's title, In Intimate Concert. The show's theme is the idea of water, and it features a series of river paintings (pictured) related to the artists' recent study of the James River in Richmond, Va. The use of the moon as a symbol is central to the exhibition because it affects the tides and reflects sunlight. A strategically placed bench in the gallery encourages careful consideration of the show. The opening reception is free to attend 6-9 p.m. at 1431 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. The gallery's hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. (727) 898-6061. facebook.com/lesliecurrangallery.

 

Power of Positivity: Yes!

 

Since negativity seems to creep into our lives from nearly everywhere, it's refreshing to see a theme for an exhibit that puts emphasis on positivity. [email protected]'s Yes! exhibition, opening Saturday, is a celebration of the studio's positive impact on the community by providing a venue for creative and cultural endeavors. Local artists Chad Mize and Kenny Jensen co-curated the group exhibition of more than 80 artists interpreting the concept of "yes." Participating artists were each given a panel with "Yes!" on it and were free to take it from there. With that many creative minds at work, the outcomes will undoubtedly be clever. The free opening reception is 5-9 p.m. at 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Additional gallery hours are by appointment. (727) 895-6620. studio620.org.

 

Clay Around the bay: Tour de Clay

 

Our area is rich with fantastically talented ceramicists, and you can meet them and their work during the Tour de Clay this Saturday and Sunday. The free, self-guided tour spans the bay area in four stops: the Pottery Boys Clay Studio in Palm Harbor, Hidden Lake Pottery in Odessa, Wellman & Welsch Pottery in Lutz and San Antonio Pottery in San Antonio. View pieces from the artists who work in each studio and pieces from guest artists. All are for sale. They will also have pottery demonstrations and kiln openings so you can learn about firing techniques and examples of different glazes. The hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday (San Antonio Pottery is open until 8 p.m.), and 11 a.m to 4 p.m. Sunday. tampatourdeclay.com for a map.

 
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