I Remember Birmingham @ Museum of Fine Arts - Yes, they have the excellent Romantics to Moderns: British Watercolors and Drawings from the BNY Mellon collection. Upstairs, I think the Latin American Drawings from the MFA Collection. But John Scott's I Remember Birmingham took my breath away. Make time for this exhibit. It's in tune with history and the present, and the work nothing short of stunning. MFA, open every day, 10 AM - 5 PM, Sundays, Noon to 5 PM. Admission: $17.00
Fashion and Arts Week @ Clearwater Design Co-Op - Friday, Feb 4th, it's Film, Fashion and Food Night. Fashion at downtown boutiques at 5 PM, and at 7:00 PM, for $8, a series of short movie clips will be shown, hosted by none other than the Sundance Film Festival. After the screening, one can mix with actors, directors, etc. at Tony's Pizzeria 428 Cleveland St. Clearwater. Free.
Saturday, Feb 5th, from 11 AM to 10 PM, The Performance Arts Festival starts with dance performances in Station Square Park. At 7 PM the Guilfoil Theater Ballet performs at the Capitol Theater ($30 admission).
Sunday, Feb 6th, 11 AM - 4 PM, there will be an plein air art show at Station Square Park.
Ben Hamburger @ Studio @ 620 - Last weekend for this show. I haven't had a chance to get out to see this one, but it's gathering praise from the Times' Bennett. Closing reception Friday, Feb 4th, 6-9 PM. Free. Exhibit closes on Tuesday, Feb 8th. 620 1st Ave S. St Petersburg. Gallery hrs noon-4 PM Tuesday through Saturday.
Art On The House: Free Tampa Museum Night - Remember, the Tampa Museum of Art (TMA) is now free on Friday Feb 4th, from 4-8 PM. TMA, 120 Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa Florida. See American Modernists and the Photo-Realism show.
Gulfport Art Walk - 60 sidewalk artists and crafters make for a pleasant evening in a beautiful small beach town setting. Free. Gulfport main drag, 6-8 PM Friday, Feb 4th.
Michael Delgado @ Ybor HCC Campus - Outsider paintings by the artist, at the Ybor City HCC Art Gallery, Opens today, Thursday Feb 3rd, from 5;30-8 PM. Artist talks at 7 PM. 14th Street and Palm Avenue, Ybor City (Tampa). Free.
Perception and Memory @ Clayton Galleries - Six artists explore the theme in various media. Opens 7-9 PM Friday, Feb 4th. Runs through March 18th. Free. 4105 S. Mc Dill Tampa. Call 813.831.3753 for hours.
Subway Series @ Kahwah Cafe South - At one of my favorite cafes (though my favorite Baristas -- bar none -- are the ones at the Borders on Cypress & Dale Mabry) painter Andrea Pawlisz' 1st solo show. Free. Opens Saturday Feb 5th, from 7-9 PM. 204 2nd Avenue South. St Petersburg.