Monday, June 18, 2018
Arts

Herb Snitzer opens photography gallery in St. Pete

A new gallery with a venerable name opens Saturday: Welcome, Herb Snitzer Fine Art Photography Gallery, 7214 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. • Snitzer, an award-winning photographer, is best known for creating some of the most iconic portraits of famous jazz musicians beginning in the early 1960s. But as a photojournalist who has worked through the decades for national publications, his body of work includes provocative political and social commentary, abstracted architectural and landscape images as well as delightful and spontaneous shots on Manhattan's streets. He has had several museum exhibitions and his work is in many permanent collections. Snitzer has pretty much done it all and done it very well for more than 50 years. • His gallery will display and sell the choicest of his portfolio in limited-edition prints beginning Saturday during the grand opening from 1 to 7 p.m. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and by appointment Saturday. Free. herbsnitzer.com or (727) 692-7646.

More comings and goings

Coming: "Community of Flat Faces," featuring new work by Edgar Sanchez Cumbas, debuts at a free opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Gallery 221 on the Dale Mabry campus of Hillsborough Community College, 4001 W Tampa Bay Blvd. The show continues through May 7. Cumbas has always cast a wide stylistic net, and this new group represents yet another departure. He considers himself a painter but stretches that word with work that looks more sculptural than painterly. But color is a major component because "Flat Faces" explores racial issues through it, deploying pigments that represent skin tones as well as colors we would find below the surface. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Free. (813) 253-7386. (The gallery is on the second floor of the Learning Resources Center.)

Going: These are the final days to see the Art Supply Store 2014 Juried Show, which closes at [email protected], 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg, on Monday. This is a show with real heart, sponsored by Pat Jennings and the Art Supply Store, a local business at 2429 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, that serves both professional and amateur artists. Jennings wanted to give artists who don't routinely exhibit a chance to do so, and he enlisted master printer and University of South Florida art professor Erika Greenberg Schneider to judge the entries and select a winner. All those chosen for the show are on view at [email protected], including the winner, painter Cynthia Mason. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Free. thestudioat620.org or (727) 895-6620.

Lennie Bennett can be reached at [email protected] or (727) 893-8293.

   
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