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Exhibits debut during St. Petersburg's Art Walk

BY LENNIE BENNETT

Times Art Critic

The venerable Second Saturday Art Walk in St. Petersburg is coming up with lots of venues participating. Used to be that all were in a little clump of downtown and within walking distance of each other, but the net keeps getting spread wider so, if you want to get a really good sense of how diverse the galleries are, you should plan on some driving or trolley riding. Hours vary but all will be open until at least 8 p.m. We can't list them all (go to artwalkstpete.com or stpetearts.org) but here are a few highlights.

The walk coincides with the opening of new exhibitions at the Morean Arts Center, 719 Central Ave., "The Restoration of the Stolen Lock" and "Hirsute: Artists Do Hair." The first is a one-person show by Jono Vaughan with paintings, prints and video. Most are self-portraits and include work documenting Vaughan's wife's hair loss and regrowth during cancer treatment. The second is a group show with works by local and national artists who use hair as the subject or medium. The opening is from 5 to 8 p.m. Free.

"Born of the Sea, Shaped by Fire" is at Duncan McClellan Glass, 2342 Emerson Ave. S, featuring glass sculptures by Hyunsung Cho and David Thai. Both will be at the hot shop demonstrating their techniques from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Beer, wine and refreshments are available for a donation benefiting the DMG School Project. Free.

The artists will also be at the Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, on Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. for a lecture about their craft that is free with museum admission.

Here's something a little different at the art walk: ARTicles Art Gallery, 1445 Central Ave., is selling, in addition to art, its "secret stash" of new, used, and vintage frames at bargain prices. Bring the art so you can size properly or use a favorite decorating idea of big-deal designers and hang a grouping of interesting empty frames on a wall. The sale begins when the gallery opens at 10 a.m. but will continue until 9 p.m. during walk hours.

There are many charming and slightly quirky galleries in St. Petersburg, and among my favorites is Eve-N-Odd Gallery, 645 Central Ave. It's a slip of a space in the Crislip Arcade in which artist Jennifer Kosharek displays her own work and that of other artists. Right now, see the work of conceptual artist Picasso Gaglione, who was an early member of the mail art movement.

Lennie Bennett can be reached at lbennett@tampabay.com or (727) 893-8293.

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