Thursday, November 10, 2011

This Busy Weekend, Nov 11th - 13th.

Social Distortion @ C. Emerson Fine Arts - "An insightful visual journey into the changes people undergo due to the sociological impact of culture in this country". A much-anticipated show with Clayton Chandler, Gregory Norbert Dirr, Rebecca Skelton, Joe Walles, Corey George, W. Hutton, Yanuary Irasema Navarro, and Justin Nelson. Opens Saturday, Nov 12th, 6-9 PM.  At C. Emerson Fine Arts, 909 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg. Free admission.

Josh De Weese, Expressions in Form @ Mindy Solomon - The artist's first solo show. From the MSG site: "Josh DeWeese's contemporary collection reveals painterly surfaces, ongoing experimentation with a variety of different glazes and finishes fired with salt/soda processes. Josh is intrigued with how his art can be brought into daily life to nourish the mind as well as the soul.". Saturday, Nov. 12th, Opening @ 6:00 PM. Mindy Solomon Gallery, 124 2nd Ave. NE., St Petersburg. Free admission.

Bitchin' @ Blue Lucy - An all-women show with Calan Ree, Missy Roll, Julie Dye, Jill Trilling, Mishou Sanchez, P$ynner, Cat Manolis and more. Opens Saturday, Nov 12th, from 7-11 PM. Runs through 12/10. Blue Lucy, 653 Central Ave. St. Pete. Free admission.

Alan Leper Hamilton @ Collective - It's titled: "Brothers, Sisters, to The Abbey of Thelema!" Based on the human problems of dealing with big egos and the pitfalls of Pride. 601 Central Ave. St. Petersburg. Opens Saturday, Nov 12th, 7-11 PM. Free Admission.

The Juried Photography Show @ 620 has been cancelled -  Due to lack of participation (where did all the photographers go?).

Blow Glass. See The Morean Glass Christmas Tree, Worst Holiday Photograph @ The Morean Arts Center (MAC) - Learn to make your own blown-glass ornament at the MAC Hot Shop from one of their teachers. $75.00 Tuition. Monday-Saturday, noon - 2:00 PM, Sunday, 5-6 PM. MAC Glass Studio & Hot Shop, 714 1st Ave. North. St Pete.

Christmas glass tree is across MAC Hot Shop. Nine feet tall, handmade.

To become a part of the worst holiday photo exhibit, e-mail them to sarah,

They will be judged by experts and be up in the Lounge until Jan. 2, 2012. Two prizes: A First-Place $100 gift card to Publix, 2nd place gets $50.

Also, MAC has a do it yourself Family Photo Studio where you can take your family's holiday pics against a Christmasy backdrop. Great idea.

Shadows and Reflections @ MAC - This photographic exploration of native American mounds is the work of photographer Suzanne Williamson and her husband John Capouya. It's been reviewed here. [Link]. Go see this one. Morean Arts Center, 719 Central Ave. St. Petersburg. Free admission.

Closing Reception, The Good Folk Show @ Creative Clay - Folk Art traditions interpreted by Creative Clay Artists. Saturday, Nov 12th, Opens 5-8:30 PM. 1124 Central Ave. St. Petersburg. Free admission.

Serious Shit @ Pale Horse - Works by Pale Horse, Horse Bite, and Embear. This one-night-only event promises to be hot. Saturday, Nov 12th, from 7-11 PM, 611 Central Ave, St Pete. Free admission.

Encaustics with David Audet - A workshop teaching the basics of this technique. $62 for Regional Artists members, and Hillsborough Visual Artists Alliance members, others $77. A budget-conscious approach. Call Dee Lobo at 813.251.3780. Runs from today on to Saturdays thereafter.

Adrienne Gonya @ Interior Motives Gallery -  Saturday, November 12th. Opening at 6-9 PM. 1110 Central Ave. St. Petersburg.

Art Trysts Donna Frost and Elaine Ulen @ Stirling Art Studios, Dunedin - Abstractions and allegories from these two artists at Stirling Artists Studios, 730 Broadway, Suite 200. Dunedin. Opens Friday, Nov. 11th,  through Nov 30th. No hours given. Free admission.

Beyond Words, Bernie Taupin @ Michael Murphy Galleries - The celebrated songwriter, who created many of Elton John's hit songs, also paints, and he's quite good with color-field abstract expressionist work. Bernie himself will appear on Saturday, Nov. 12th, from 6-8 PM, and on Sunday, Nov 13th, from 2-4 PM. All at 2722 S. Mac Dill Ave. Tampa. Free admission.

Celebrations and Coversations @ Cakewalk - Several artists show their work at this gallery situated at 1114 Central Avenue, St. Pete. Saturday, Nov 12th, Free admission.

Gallery 670 Opens - Wildlife artist Kevin Brant opens his gallery at 670 Central Ave. St Pete. 6-10 PM Friday Nov 11th, and Saturday, Nov 12th. Free admission.

In My House Reception @ Duncan McClellan Glass - Functional objects, hyperreal paintings, all in a unique setting, beautifully hosted by DMG and his staff. This is a great event. 2342 Emerson Ave. S. St. Pete. (Take Central to 24th, turn South. Go about 3 minutes, and you'll go through some residential streets, then into an industrial area. Emerson comes up immediately. DMG is the green warehouse-like building on the left. There is parking across the street in front of it.

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