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What's happening in Tampa Bay art: Chihuly anniversary, ice cream at Mize Gallery

JP DiCarlo’s piece is on display at “’Sup Cones 2,” which will open Friday at Mize Gallery in St. Petersburg. [Courtesy of Chad Mize]
JP DiCarlo’s piece is on display at “’Sup Cones 2,” which will open Friday at Mize Gallery in St. Petersburg. [Courtesy of Chad Mize]
Published Jul. 10

DOPE: 'Sup Cones 2

When Chad Mize came up with the concept for a hip-hop/ice cream-themed exhibition a few years ago, I wasn't sure what to expect. But the creativity and originality the artists came with could only be described as dope. So dope, he decided to do a sequel, opening Friday. Artists have the option to choose ice cream or hip-hop, but I'm partial to those who found a way to merge the two, like JP DiCarlo, whose work is pictured. The Clara Rose Ice Cream Truck and Nah Dogs vegan hot dog cart will be on site for the opening reception. Free. 6-10 p.m. 689 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg.

TWO OF A KIND: Tongue and Groove

It must be strange to discover a fellow artist whose work is so close to your own, especially when you're both working in abstraction. When it happens, maybe the best thing to do is to show together, as is the case in "Tongue and Groove." The exhibition is curated by Katherine Gibson, who noticed the uncanny resemblance in the works of artists Babette Herschberger and Ry McCullough. From their color palettes to line and composition, the pieces look as if they were created as a collaboration. Remains on display through July 28. Opening reception from 6-9 p.m. Thursday. Free. The Gallery at Creative Pinellas, 12211 Walsingham Road, Largo.

OUTSIDE, IN: Cool Art Show

The Cool Art Show is set up like an outdoor art show, except, mercifully, it takes place inside the air-conditioned glory of the Coliseum. It returns this weekend, bringing about 75 artists working in painting, photography, metal, glass, jewelry and ceramics, like John Kellum's vessel, pictured. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg.

IT'S A CELEBRATION: Chihuly's Anniversary

St. Pete has enjoyed the world-class Chihuly Collection for nine years now. To celebrate, admission is $5 all weekend. In addition to Dale Chihuly's glass art, the exhibition "Exquisite Corpse" is on display. $5. 10 a.m. Saturday and noon Sunday. Chihuly Collection, 720 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 896-4527.


  1. Matthew Wicks' "Crosshairs" is part of the exhibition "X: A Decade of Tempus Projects," which will hold its opening reception in Tampa on Dec. 14. [Courtesy of Tempus Projects]
    Tampa’s Clayton Galleries also hosts a farewell sale, while a new gallery comes to St. Petersbug.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.