Observations on The Feeling of The Beautiful and The Sublime - Thematically based on the famous essay by Emmanuel Kant. A multimedia group show that holds great promise. C.Emerson Fine Arts Gallery, 909 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg. Opening reception is Friday, Jan 14th, 6-9 PM.
Cirque Du Surreal @ Salt Creek - Nude and erotic art. Belly Dancers, Solo Tuba player (?). What? No body painting? Seriously, 20 artists, 100 works, Surrealism a la Dali, music, and erotic poetry. The Peep Show will be in a curtained corner of the space. Saturday, 15th of January, 5-11 PM Saturday, at Salt Creek Artworks, 1600 Fourth St. South, St. Petersburg. $5 in advance, $8 at the door.
(Two Shows) 1) Paradise Lost/Paradise Found 2) Disappearing Florida @ Morean Arts Center - The state of the State according to a wide variety of artists. The former is multi-media, the latter are landscape photographs. Saturday, Jan 15th through March 13th. $5.
Art to Wear @ Florida Craftsmen Gallery - Fashions improvised from unusual materials. Vintage wear, some recontextualized. The students and faculty of International Academy of Design & Technology, Bayshoire High School and Arts Academy and Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild bring their talent to the Craftsmen Gallery for this show. Opening reception Friday, Jan 14th @ 5:30 PM. Florida Craftsmen Gallery, 501 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg. Through February 26th.
The Arguillet Dali Collection - Dalimania spreads through the area, in this case in the form of Pierre Arguillet, Dali's Publisher's collection in two shows one on each side of the Bay at Michael Murphy Galleries. Pierre's daughter, Christine, will be at the St Pete gallery at Baywalk on Jan 21-22, and at the Tampa one Jan 22-23. Free, but RSVP required. Call 1.888.513.8385. Michael Murphy Gallery, 2701 S. Mc Dill Ave. Tampa.