Corpus Hypercubus, a major painting by surrealist Salvador Dali, travels from New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art to St. Petersburg's Salvador Dali Museum for display Saturday through Sept. 4.
The painting depicts Christ on a cube-shaped cross suspended above the earth, with Dali's wife, Gala, standing at the foot of the cross, representing the Madonna. Though the style is realistic, the painting projects an aura of mysticism. One of 18 large canvases by the artist, it measures 76] inches by 48~ inches.
Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and Monday. Admission is adults, $5; students and adults 62 and over, $3.50; state university students and children under 10 accompanied by adult, free. The museum is at 1000 Third St. S, St. Petersburg; phone 823-3767.
Pinellas County seeks nominees
The Pinellas County Arts Council requests nominations from the public for the 14th annual Friends of the Arts awards.
From the nominees, an independent panel will select one award winner in each category _ artist, arts educator, individual patron and business patron _ on the basis of the contribution of significant services, time or money to aid the arts in Pinellas County.
Recipients will be announced May 13 in a ceremony at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. Each winner will be presented with a glass sculpture by St. Petersburg artist Lenn Neff.
Nomination forms are available at the Pinellas County Arts Council at Clearwater, 462-3327, 400 Pierce Blvd., and also at the council's Cultural Resource Center and the Arts Center, St. Petersburg; the Pinellas Park Art Society; the Florida Gulf Coast Art Center, Belleair; and the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center. Previous winners are not eligible. Deadline for nomination is March 31.
Zimmer to critique artists
William Zimmer, a contributing art critic for the New York Times, will be in Pasco County March 21 through 27 for studio consultations and critical analyses for visual artists. For details including costs and arrangements, call Katharine T. Carter and Associates (904) 523-1948.
"Long Life and Good Luck in China," a lecture by Daphne Rosenzweig, professor of art history at the University of South Florida, will take place at 10 a.m. March 29 at the Florida Gulf Coast Art Center, 222 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Belleair. An incorrect date, taken from information supplied to the Times, was listed last week.
March 18-20 Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival, Winter Park; (407)-623-3235.
March 19, 20 All Children's Hospital Art Festival and Benefit Auction, Bay Pines Veteran's Administration Center.
March 25, 7-10 p.m.: "Night for Collectors": Florida Craftsmen's eighth annual auction benefiting the statewide organization, Barnett Tower, St. Petersburg. Cash bar, hors d'oeuvres. $10 per person; $75 table of eight. To reserve, call 821-7391 (St. Petersburg).
March 26, 27 March on Art, New Port Richey; (813) 842-8066.
_ MARY ANN MARGER