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See an all-female printmaking fest in Tarpon Springs for Women’s History Month

Plus, artists interpret conspiracy theories at Mize Gallery and glass and metal at Creative Pinellas.

WOMAN MADE: PRINTMAKING FESTIVAL

This is a powerful time for women. March is Women’s History Month, it’s International Women’s Day on Sunday and 2020 is the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. Among the institutions presenting all-female exhibitions is the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, which will hold the Woman-Made Printmaking Festival. It’s centered around the complementary exhibitions “Louisa Chase: What Lies Beneath” and “Woman-Made: From the Collection,” which feature prominent female printmakers. The festival will include a gallery talk from curator Christine Renc-Carter, a keynote presentation about Louisa Chase by Andrew Saluti, professor of design at Syracuse University, and an in-depth discussion of three of Miriam Schapiro’s prints from “Woman Made” by printmaker Linda Berghoff. Throughout the day, local artists including Demeree Barth and Polly Perkins will demonstrate various print processes. Included with museum admission, $8-$10; free for students, children 17 and younger, military and members. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. 600 E Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. (727) 712-5226. leeparattner.org.

THEORIES: CONSPIRACY

Warning: Researching conspiracy theories on the internet may send you down so many rabbit holes you’ll never come back. Instead, see how artists interpret them in “Conspiracy” at Mize Gallery. The artist/theory roster is varied, with topics including the moon landing and 9/11, but it gets pretty out there with gay frogs and weaponized sharks. The way Patrick Thomas Parnell portrayed the mad scientists behind the M.K.-Ultra mind control experiments, pictured, is pure gold. Remains on display through March 22. Free. 6-10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. 689 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. chadmize.com.

Patrick Thomas Parnell's take on the MK-Ultra mind control conspiracy theory is part of "Conspiracy" at Mize Gallery, opening on March 6. [Courtesy of Chad Mize]

MULTI MEDIA: GLASS AND METAL

Creative Pinellas is offering two exhibitions. “Glass in the Galleries” is a group glass art show curated by artistic director Mary Childs of the Duncan McClellan Gallery. “Gialanella in the Gardens” features sculptor Don Gialanella’s welded steel assemblage sculptures. Both remain on display through April 19. Free. 6-9 p.m. Thursday. Creative Pinellas, 12211 Walsingham Road, Largo. (727) 582-2117.

Rik Eggert's glass sculptures is on display in "Glass in the Galleries," which will open on March 5 at Creative Pinellas in Largo. [Courtesy of Mary Childs]

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