David Audet's Deep Carnivale: A Celebration of Words - An extraordinary festival of Art, Poetry, Songwriting, Journalists, visual artists and Literature, complete with workshops, readings and live performances taking place in Ybor city Friday ($5 admission), Saturday (free admission) and Sunday ($2 admission). Bring your children, there's activities designed expressly for them. Friday and Saturday, Sept 11th - 12th, at HCC Performing Arts Building on the Ybor City Campus, Tampa, 2112 N. 15th St. Sunday, Sept 12th @ Silver Meteor Gallery for the Mortis Art Show, 2PM, 2213 E. Sixth Ave N. Ybor City Tampa. Friday hrs: 7 PM - 9 PM. Saturday, 9 AM - 5:30 PM, Sunday 2 PM - 6 PM.
UR Toy Story Mail Art Show - Mail Art (CMA) was popularized by Fluxus artists, originating with Fluxus Bucks, out of Texas, then Ray Johnson took it a notch higher. Put on by Jennifer Koshareck, whose work also encompasses miniature painting. Mail art is now widely recognized and in many major collections.
At Artpool, opening opens Sat. Sept 11th, 7:00 PM. 919 First Ave N. St Petersburg. $15 admission @ the door, which includes one drink and appetizers. Normal operating hours: Tuesday - Thursday 12:00 - 6:00 PM. Fri & Sat, noon to 7 PM.
Station Number Three Art Gallery Grand Opening: "Fascination" - This ex-Fire Station nee Art Gallery opens its doors for the first time on Saturday, Sept 11th, at 6:00 PM. Cindy Mason, John Revisky, Claudia Strano, Frank Strunk III and David Williams will headline this first show. Station Number Three Art Gallery, 2701 Fifth Ave S. St Petersburg. Free.
It's No One You Know @ Donna Gordon Gallery - A show devoted to portraiture, with Jack Barrett, Michael Assiff, Donna Gordon, Cecilia Lueza, Scott Moore, Andrea Pejack, Hugo Porcero, David Roland, Curtis Sneary, and Joe Steiner. Opens Friday, Sept 10th, closes Dec 9th, @ Donna Gordon Gallery, 625 Central Avenue, St Petersburg. 727.827.2811 Free.
Scarfone Gallery University of Tampa Faculty Show - Opening Friday, Sept 10th @ 5:30 PM.Closes Oct. 7th. Open Tue-Fri 10-4 PM, and Sunday, 1-4 PM. Bailey Art Studios, University of Tampa, 310 N. Boulevard, Tampa. 813.253.6217
Collective Gallery and Creative Space's 2nd Exhibit - Opens Saturday, Sept 11th, 7-11 PM, @ 601 Central Ave. St Petersburg. 727.851.6767 No closing date given.
Fabricated @ Florida Craftsmen - Sculptures that look like fabric art, but are made from sugar, flour and spices in an exploration of gender. Opens 5:30 Friday, Sept 10th, ends Nov 6th. @ Florida Craftsmen Gallery, 501 Central Ave. St Petersburg. 727.821.7391 Free]
Metaphor and Mystery @ Cakewalk Artist's Co-op - Opening reception Sat. Sept 11th, 5PM. 1114 Central Ave. St Petersburg. 727.410.3874