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Your guide to St. Petersburg’s Second Saturday Art Walk

Plus, the Gulfport Fine Arts Festival and what’s on view at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art.
A piece of glass art from Petr Hora, whose last show on American soil happens at the Hampson Gallery in St. Petersburg on Feb. 8. [Courtesy of Hampson Gallery]
A piece of glass art from Petr Hora, whose last show on American soil happens at the Hampson Gallery in St. Petersburg on Feb. 8. [Courtesy of Hampson Gallery]
Published Feb. 5
Updated Feb. 7

ROUND UP: ART WALK EXHIBITS

St. Petersburg’s Second Saturday Art Walk is so swollen that there is a trolley to help people get everywhere. It’s probably impossible to look at everything in a meaningful way, but here’s a short list of possibilities. Bonus: they’re all free.

“Petr Hora: A Retrospective Exhibition": Mingle with the artist who hails from the Czech Republic while viewing the collection of more than 100 of his abstract, geometric glass forms. 1:30-9 p.m. Saturday. Hampson Gallery, 1939 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (941) 706-5741. hampson.habatat.com.

“Luminaries in Glass II": Featuring guest artists Kari Russel-Pool and Marc Petrovic, who will give a glassblowing demonstration at 6:15 p.m. 5-9:30 p.m. Duncan McClellan Gallery, 2342 Emerson Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 421-4141. dmglass.com.

Valentwe’en 2020: Jeepers, Creepers, Where’d You Get Those Peepers?": View the spooky exhibition focused on eyes and gazes, hosted and judged by Dr. Paul Bearer II, with dancing by Darjuxena, tarot readings and open studios from ArtLofts artists. 5-9 p.m. ArtLofts, 10 5th Street North, St. Petersburg. (727) 821-5759.

“I Am”: The global photography exhibition explores identity. Bring along your own 8.5-by-11-inch photo or have one printed from your phone to add to the exhibition. Include a label that names the photographer, the subject, the subject’s profession and passion. 5-9 p.m. Morean Arts Center, 719 Central Ave. (727) 822-7872. moreanartscenter.org.

“Adrift": The exhibition combines works in drawing, photography and ceramics from LeeAnna Repass, Benjamin Dimmitt and Jan Richardson. Remains on display through March 7. 6-9 p.m. ARTicles Leslie Curran Gallery, 1431 Central Ave, St. Petersburg. (727) 898-6061.

“Relative Motion: Focused Observations by Neverne Covington”: A series of mixed media paintings. 5-9 p.m. ArtsXchange, 515 22nd St. S.

“25 Years of Equality Through Art”: Creative Clay celebrates 25 years with the exhibitions “Elegant Expressions,” featuring work by Shasta Gordon. 5-9 p.m. 1846 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 825-0515.

ON VIEW: LEEPA-RATTNER MUSEUM

The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art is currently offering different experiences in special exhibitions. “Louisa Chase: What Lies Beneath” celebrates the life and career of the contemporary painter and printmaker who emerged out of New York’s male-dominated art scene in the 1970s as a strong female presence in the Neo-Expressionist movement of the 1980s. To accompany the show, the museum will also display works from female printmakers and sculptors from its permanent collection. Remains on display through April 19.

Step outside to the Terrace Gallery to take in “Robert Coon: Intersection.” The Vero Beach artist’s outdoor metal sculptures explore the negative spaces between intersecting abstract shapes. Through May 31. $10; $8 seniors. Free for members, students with ID, 17 and younger and active military. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 600 E Klosterman Drive, Tarpon Springs. (727) 712-5762. leeparattner.org.

Louisa Chase's "Cloudburst" (1982). [Courtesy of the Louisa Chase Estate]

SHOW OUT: GULPORT FINE ARTS FESTIVAL

With two art walks per month, there’s no question of funky Gulfport’s artsy vibe. And its picturesque location on Boca Ciega Bay makes it perfect for a outdoor art show. Enter the Gulfport Fine Arts Festival, happening this weekend. The juried show of fine art and fine craft features favorite local artists including Doug D’Souza, Dawn Waters and Curtis Whitwam, whose painting is pictured. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Veteran’s Park, 5350 31st Ave. S. visitgulfportflorida.com.

The Gulfport Fine Arts Festival will feature watercolor paintings by Curtis Whitwam on Feb. 8 and 9. [Courtesy of the Gulfport Fine Arts Festival]

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