An Artist's Plea For Sanity @ Florida Holocaust Museum - Richard Notkin's exhibit, Peace/War, Survival/extinction: An Artist's Plea for Sanity, of his celebrated ceramics opens tonight, thursday, March 17th, from 6:00 PM today. This was recommended to me by Mindy Solomon, which means it gets my endorsement. Free for members, non members $9. Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 Fifth St. S. St Petersburg. 727.820.0100. You can see some of Notkin's work here: [Link] and read about him here: [Link]
Winter Park Art Festival - A large sidewalk art festival, similar in size to Gasparilla, but in the beautiful setting of a central plaza in Winter Park, and half-ringed by beautiful boutique shops and restaurants. On the main stage, there will be an assortment of musicians playing, and they also have art workshops for your children. This is one of the premier outdoor art shows in the State. If you've never been, it's well worth your while to make the trek. Just north of Orlando. Runs Friday March 18th, and Saturday, March 19th. Free. Downtown Winter Park, 9 AM - 6 PM Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM Saturday.
One AT word of advice: This is one of those events where getting there early makes a tremendous difference with the parking experience. Besides, there's lots of great little places to have a great breakfast and start your day.
Hot AT Tip: Tampa Museum's Art On The House. Degas and Snitzer, for Free. - This Friday, March 18th, what is perhaps the best deal in the Arts in the area: The Law Firm of Ward Hill Henderson (yes, they get a plug for doing this) generously foots the bill for "Art on The House", making for free admission to see four excellent shows: Degas sculptures and LIFE magazine photographer Herb Snitzer's "Glory Days", a series of portraits of the greatest Jazz musicians done as a personal project and for magazine work over thirty years. I've seen the Snitzer, and it is extraordinary work. There is also a ceramics and a photo-realist shows. In these hard economic times, this is an unbelievable deal.
120 W. Gasparilla Plaza. 4 PM - 8PM.
Coralette Damme's Yart Sale - The artist holds this sale to thin out the inventory of art supplies (which, as any artist knows, have a nysterious way of building up). On the corner of Ninth Ave N. and Fifth Street, St Pete. Free admission. 10 AM -2 PM Saturday, March 19th
Tim Parker: Meet the Artist @ Singing Stone Gallery - An exhibit of his paintings at Singing Stone Gallery. 10 AM - 2 PM Saturday. 1903 N. 19th St, Ybor City.
NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition @ Centre Gallery - The Next Wave in ceramics is shown in this Juried exhibit. Opening reception is on Friday, March 25th (next week), in the Center Gallery at USF. In the Phyllis B Marshall Center, 4202 E. Fowler Ave. Tampa. Parking is $5.00
New Seeds Festival @ Bob Smith Theater, Tampa Preparatory School. - A festival about socially relevant female artists in poetry, ballet, dance, theater and more. Starts March 19th. 727 W. Cass Street, Tampa.
Pedro The Poet @ Studio 620 - Hip-hop poet holds CD release party @ Studio 620. Friday, Mar. 18th
620 1st Ave South, St Petersburg. $5 admission. Starts at 8PM.