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New exhibits open during Second Saturday Art Walk

Rose Trellis, mixed media work by Jeannine Hascall.
Rose Trellis, mixed media work by Jeannine Hascall.
Published Apr. 7, 2015

The monthly St. Petersburg Second Saturday Art Walk rolls around this Saturday, having become more than a stroll along a few downtown blocks. The event now covers five designated arts districts and more than 40 galleries and artists' studios (which are often not open to visitors). Many galleries use the occasion to debut new exhibitions. Among them this month are ARTicles Art Gallery, 1445 Central Ave., and Craftsman House, 2955 Central Ave.

ARTicles' featured show is "What Remains: Mixed Media Works by Jeannine Hascall." Most people know Hascall as a gifted gardener, a hardworking volunteer and a person with exquisite taste. She is also a trained artist with a master of fine arts degree and recently began working out of a studio in downtown St. Petersburg. The few works I have previewed are lyrical and layered with memory and meaning.

Craftsman House's "Art for eARTh" is a group show by artists who work with recycled materials or use environmental themes. Featured among them is Sandhi Schimmel, who cuts up junk mail to create mosaic portraits. Local artist Danni LeTendre will have her Upcycled St. Petersburg handbags for sale as well.

All participating galleries and studios are open from 5 to 9 p.m. and are free. Trolleys make stops throughout the districts. Find a map of the venues and trolley stops at stpeteartsalliance.org.

Contact Lennie Bennett at lbennett@tampabay.com or (727) 893-8293.