As we count down towards Christmas, the number of events is thinning, but remember that all the galleries are open and that art is a unique, hand-made, non-corporate gift, the kind people will appreciate and remember. There are works of every description, in every medium and style, ranging in prices from $20.00 up. So get out there and get a gift like no other.
Bleau Acier Holiday Show @ Bleau Acier - This print shop, one of the best in the world, has its Holiday Show, with Dominique Labauvie, Marie Yoho Dorsey, Claudia Ryan, Steve McClure, Pierre Mabille, Herve di Rosa, Neil Bender, & Michel Leonard. 109 W. Columbus Drive, Tampa. 813.272.9746. Free admission.
Red Cloud American Indian Art Show and Reception - Jewelry by Artie Yellowhorse, Glendora Fragua, and more. Opens Friday Dec 16th, 6-10 PM and Saturday, Dec 17th, 10 AM to 5 PM. Free admission. 208 Beach Drive NE., St Pete.
Brad Cooper Auction - Brad's been a first-rate presence in the Tampa arts scene for decades. This is his yearly live auction, held Saturday, Dec 17th, at 1714 E. Seventh Avenue, Ybor City, Tampa. Admission tickets are $25 ahead of time, $35 at the door. Call 813.248.6098 for tickets.
Terry Andrews @ Singing Stone - Live Music, Sculpture, both by this multi-talented artist. At Singing Stone Gallery, 1903 N 19th street, Tampa. 11 AM - 3PM Saturday, Dec 17th. Free.
Senior Art Show @ University of Tampa - Eight UT seniors exhibit at the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery 310 N. Boulevard, Tampa. Friday, Dec 16th, 7-9 PM. Free.
Forever in a Moment: 19th Century Photographs of Egypt - Forty photographs of Egypt in the latter1800's. Part of the era known in photography as Orientalism. This gem of a museum is open seven days a week. Monday through Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM. Sunday, Noon to 5 PM. 255 Beach Drive, St Pete. Admission is $17 for adults, $15 Seniors, $10 for students.
Small Works @ Clayton Galleries - An annual group show of 29 artists represented by the gallery. 4105 S. S.Mac Dill Ave., Tampa.