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St. Petersburg’s Duncan McClellan Gallery offers a weekend of glass art

There’s ‘Sweater Weather’ at Mize and a lecture at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, too.
Jamie Randall and Mark Clarson have collaborated to make decanters based on extinct birds. [Courtesy of Alec Miller Arts]
Published Nov. 6


Make it a weekend of glass art at the Duncan McClellan Gallery. Pop in during Second Saturday ArtWalk and view “The Surreal and the Fanstastic, Part II” featuring work by visiting Seattle artists Jamie Randall and Mark Clarson as well as John Miller, artist and head of the glass department at Illinois State University in Bloomington-Normal. Get a different feeling from Randall and Clarson’s collaborative work, a series of hand-engraved glass decanters based on extinct birds, pictured. Miller and Randall will give glassblowing demonstrations from 6:15-8 p.m. Cash bar and live music from the Henry Ashwood Jazz Project. Free. 5-9 p.m.

Return on Sunday for Art Glass Afternoon, which features a glassblowing demonstration and illustrated artists’ talk with the visiting artists. Enjoy a beverage and roam the sculpture garden. Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 2342 Emerson Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Toll-free 1-855-436-4527.


In the latest themed group exhibition at Mize gallery, artists will render sweaters on wooden cutouts of the garment. “Sweater Weather” opens Friday with a reception. We’re probably a few months away from wearing an actual sweater, and many of us only actually have one. It makes the case for collecting a sweater-themed art piece. You get to admire it all year. Artists include Saumitra Chandratreya, Macy Eats Paint, Julia Collver and Chad Mize. On display through Nov. 30. Free. 6-10 p.m. 689 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg.


The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts’ current exhibition is “Women Are Beautiful” by Garry Winogrand, who was photographing the streets of New York in the 1960s-'70s, when the times were a-changin'. His work was considered controversial. Learn why when Francesca Bacci of the University of Tampa discusses how Winogrand’s work is still relevant in today’s sociopolitical climate. 6-7 p.m. Friday. 400 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. (813) 221-2222.

Garry Winogrand's "Laughing Woman With Ice Cream Cone," 1968, on loan from the Kemper Museum in San Francisco. [Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco]


  1. Blown glass jewelry by artist Harold Cooney will be available during Zen Glass' holiday show and sale in St. Petersburg on Dec. 7. Courtesy of Zen Glass
    Zen Glass also holds its holiday show and party this weekend.
  2. Glenn Woods, 62, shapes a decorative bottle made with a blend of porcelain clays at Palm Harbor's Pottery Boys Clay Studios. Woods and his partner, Keith Herbrand, 56, have created dozens of pieces for the Tampa Bay Tour de Clay this weekend. DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  TImes
    Plus, Dunedin Fine Art Center is having a pottery sale.
  3. Art by Mele's resin sculptures and home decor are available at the Florida CraftArt Holiday Boutique in St. Petersburg starting Nov. 30. Courtesy of Florida CraftArt
    Enjoy loads of local art as well as discounts and activities.
  4. Amber Parker sells her Loudmouth Lip Attire during the Tampa Indie Flea in 2018. OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times (2018)
    More than 250 local companies assemble for Shopapalooza in St. Pete, Indie Flea pops up at Black Crow Coffee, Oxford Exchange’s gift bazaar and a shop hop in Seminole Heights.
  5. The store at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE  |  Times
    Sunday is Museum Store Sunday, with discounts on everything from ornaments to local art to high-end jewelry to handbags.
  6. Garry Winogrand's "Laughing Woman with Ice Cream Cone",1968, on loan from the Kemper Museum in San Francisco. © The Estate of  Garry Winogrand. Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
    “Controversial” is just one adjective applied to these black-and-white photographs at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts.
  7. The Holiday Open House at Syd Entel Galleries in Safety Harbor will feature Estella Fransbergen's glittering gold clay torso with a skirt of crystals on Nov. 23. Courtesy of Syd Entel Galleries
    Plus, a fire sale at the store inside USF CAM and a Trans Fashion Expo.
  8. Joan Miro's painting "Peinture" is on display in the "Midnight in Paris" exhibition at the Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg. Courtesy of the Centre Pompidou, Paris
    Plus, ‘Icons in Transformation’ by an acclaimed international artist and an announcement from the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts.
  9. A mermaid attraction at the Shine mural festival finale is an example of what to expect at Fairgrounds, an immersive art attraction coming to The Factory St. Pete. Courtesy of Liz Dimmitt
    Two art compounds include hands-on ways to appreciate art, plus breweries that encourage visitors to make a day of it.
  10. "Ai Weiwei: Zodiac (2018) LEGO" will be on display at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota starting Nov. 16. Courtesy of Jason Schmidt
    Plus, Tampa Museum of Art presents “the Making of a Museum” and Karen Lamonte takes over the Imagine Museum.