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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]
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.


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