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Art planner: Impressionist prints at Syd Entel, Jaume Plensa lecture, MFA's Art in Bloom

GOOD IMPRESSIONS: PRINTS ATSYD ENTEL GALLERIES

The Impressionists, a group of 19th and early 20th century artists, are among the most beloved in the Western canon. A group of about 40 prints by some of the big names will be on view and for sale at Syd Entel Galleries, 247 Main St., Safety Harbor beginning Saturday and continuing through April 30. Among the names are Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Mary Cassatt. They come from a dealer with whom the gallery has worked for many years, who acquired them over time through Sotheby's and Christie's auction houses and private collectors. All are authenticated, created during the artists' lifetimes and are part of the original printings.

The gallery has a long and fruitful history. Syd Entel, now in her 80s, established it in Clearwater more than 35 years ago as Contemporary Limited Editions. It took off, needed more space and moved to Safety Harbor, then expanded when Entel's daughter, Susan Benjamin, joined the gallery and added studio glass. Today it's an eclectic collection of contemporary art; this temporary show and sale is special. The opening reception is Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Free. (727) 725-1808. sydentelgalleries.com.

SELLING OUT FAST: JAUME PLENSA LECTURE AT TMA

The internationally famous artist Jaume Plensa, whose monumental human sculptures are at the Tampa Museum of Art through May 15, comes to the museum for a lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday. (The sit-down interview I had with him in February, available at tbtim.es/v44, was one of the most delightful in my career; I would have paid for it.) Tickets are $15 and limited to the first 400; members have already had a crack at them, so call now. The ticket includes admission to the galleries so you can also enjoy the Plensa exhibition and others at the museum, 120 W Gasparilla Plaza. (813) 421-6633. tampamuseum.org.

SILVER METEORGALLERY: PHOTOGRAPHS BY KYM O'DONNELL

Hand-painted photographs and ephemera inspired by old fairgrounds, theaters and graveyards are Kym O'Donnell's style, an evocative one that is collected under the title "How the Ghost of You Clings." Lovers of standards will recognize that line from the equally evocative 1930s song These Foolish Things, which has been covered by some of the greats. (My favorite is from Nat King Cole; many prefer Billie Holliday's version.) O'Donnell's work has been widely shown and she has affiliations with numerous collectives as well as being the recipient of Hillsborough Individual Artist grants. The show opens at Silver Meteor Gallery, 2213 E Sixth Ave., Ybor City, Tampa, on Friday with a free reception from 7 to 11 p.m. Other hours are by appointment. (813) 300-3585.

OPENING Thursday: MFA IN BLOOM

The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg's annual homage to flowers, "Art in Bloom," opens Thursday and continues through Monday. About 50 floral designers will fill the institution with arrangements inspired by art in the galleries. Officially, the museum opens Thursday at 10 a.m., but all the arrangements won't be installed until 1 p.m. so go a bit later. The flowers will be refreshed daily. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. Admission is $17 adults, $15 seniors, $10 children 7 and older and college students with ID. mfastpete.org.

ALONG TAMPA'S RIVERWALK: OURSELVES ON PARADE

Photographer Daniel Chauche has made his career documenting and memorializing the people of Guatemala. But during a two-week residency, he immersed himself in the people of Tampa Bay, roaming around to photograph the well-known and anonymous in January and February. The resulting images will be displayed in large format along the downtown Riverwalk by the Straz Center beginning Monday. Take a stroll; you may see someone you recognize. Maybe even yourself!

DON'T MISS: SHORT RED CLOUD INDIAN ARTS SHOW

A fantastic new show is coming this week from Red Cloud Indian Arts, but it lasts just two days. The gallery has been a fixture on Beach Drive for years with an excellent collection of handcrafted works by American Indian artists. For a special show and sale, hundreds of hand-built ceramics by contemporary artists in Oaxaca in Central Mexico and Mata Ortiz in Northern Mexico will be on view. The group is so large that it will be shown at the Hampton Inn, 80 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, a few blocks south of the gallery. See it Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Note that it's part of the Second Saturday ArtWalk. Free. (727) 821-5824. redcloudindianarts.com.

Art planner: Impressionist prints at Syd Entel, Jaume Plensa lecture, MFA's Art in Bloom 04/06/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 6, 2016 10:46am]
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