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Art Planner: Birthday for Leslie Curran Gallery, art and a party at Epicurean Hotel

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: LESLIE CURRAN GALLERY

Leslie Curran has been a longtime fixture in the Tampa Bay region's art scene with her original ARTicles Gallery and a frame shop on Central Avenue in downtown St. Petersburg. About a year ago, she opened a sleek "white box" gallery, also called ARTicles, at 1431 Central Ave., a few doors down from the flagship.

Since opening, she has had a distinguished list of exhibiting artists and for this birthday celebration, she features Richard Seidel's figurative paintings and Alison Sigethy's kinetic glass sculptures. The gallery business, however pretty it looks, is a tough business. With a good eye for good art that's also marketable, Curran is well into the game and kudos to her. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Free. (727) 898-8061. articlesstpete.com.

A SENSE OF PLACE: MAX KAUFFMAN

There is no map to guide you through Max Kauffman's mysterious yet inviting works that often feature buildings transformed into things otherwordly. Or bits of natural detritus that look to have been whisked off to a fantasy spa. CASS (Contemporary Art Space and Studio) brings them to its galleries for an exhibition and to its satellite gallery at the very cool Epicurean Hotel, 1207 S Howard Ave., Tampa. An opening reception Friday brings Kauffman himself to the hotel's lobby for a question-and-answer session. The $25 ticket includes beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres, and it's deducted from the purchase price if you decide to buy one of the pieces. Valet parking is an additional $5.

You can drop in at the gallery at the Epicurean, which is open most of the time, for free. But you should linger for a drink and small plate at the bar and soak in the cosmopolitan vibe of the place. epicureanhotel.com/events.

FULL HOUSE: NEW SHOWS AT CARROLLWOOD

The Carrollwood Cultural Center is a vibrant community gathering place for people of all ages seeking cultural engagement. Among them is an ever-changing exhibition schedule of professional artists, curated by Nancy Kirkpatrick. Through Oct. 28, work by six artists is on display under the general rubric "Illuminations," though each has a very different practice.

The featured artist is Bradley Arthur, whose pithy word sculptures have given viewers something to ponder for years. He often works in metal, juxtaposing words and phrases that can range from complimentary to confrontational. They are usually installed at right angles to each other, creating the suggestion of a shadow.

Also featured are Gainor Roberts, Robert Herbenick, Jorge Cainas, Francine Bauer and Steven Ramsey.

The center, 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa, is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Be advised that some galleries might be closed on certain days or hours because of events or classes. Arthur's, Roberts', Cainas' and Herbenick's works may be seen through October. Bauer's and Ramsey's art is on view through December. Free. (813) 269-1310. carrollwoodcenter.org.

TECO PUBLIC GALLERY: CLARITA SCIOSCIA

If you're in downtown Tampa for any reason, consider a detour to TECO Public Art Gallery, 702 N Franklin St., where curator Debra Radke puts together thoughtful, usually entertaining exhibitions. Up now is "Flowers, Feathers and Fur," paintings by Clarita Scioscia. Her works of flora and fauna are realistic in that you know what you're seeing but often tweaked with out-of-nature colorations. Three Amoogos, shown, brings to mind Jamie Wyeth's paintings of cattle, except on vacation. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Free. (813) 767-1600.

Art Planner: Birthday for Leslie Curran Gallery, art and a party at Epicurean Hotel 09/14/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 11:49am]
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