So you Think You Can Paint? @ Tempus Projects - Tracy Midulla Reller reopens Tempus Projects Gallery after aestivating for a few months (just in time for the hottest temps of the year) with the third So You Think You Can Paint? show. Vince Kral hosts this competition and party. The winners will be selected by a panel of judges. Prizes are provided by AOE Art Supply [Link]. All on Friday, July 27th, from 6-10 PM. 5132 N. Florida Ave. Tampa. Free admission.
Artists of The Oriente: East Cuba Cultural Exchange Benefit and Exhibition @ Nuance Gallery and Marti Maceo Society - I've seen this exhibit at the St. Pete Nuance gallery and will be putting up the review here shortly. The benefit is a findraiser for the Marti Maceo Society, which is in financial jeopardy. The benefit is on Saturday, July 28th, at 7 PM. Hors d'oeuvres by Carmine's, Cigars by Tabanero, music by the Freddy Montes Trio.Admission $25.00. All at 1226 E.Seventh Ave., Ybor City (Tampa).
Contested Space Between the Natural and the Built Environment @ USF Contemporary Art Museum - Four Miami artists in residence at CAM about the dynamics at the edge of the Everglades. Through August 4th at 4202 Fowler Ave, CAM101. Hrs: 10 AM - 5PM weekdays. 1-4 PM Saturdays. Free admission.
Hot Summer Show II @ Clayton Galleries - Group
show of artists represented by the gallery. Tuesday - Friday 10 AM - 5
PM. Saturday, July 21st, 11 AM - 4 PM. Free admission. 4105 S. McDill
Crochet Coral Reef @ Florida Craftsmen Gallery - This
is a stunning collaboration between 280 artists, one that always draws
viewers to the windows even when closed. This is also something children
love. One of the most unique and beautiful installations in the area in
a long time. To Tampans, this is more than enough reason to brave
crossing the bay (yes, you can!). 501 Central Ave. Free. See my review
of it here: [Link] .
Stripped Bare and Bathed @ Dali Museum - A
rare chance to see how art is preserved at this museum. Through Sept
9th. Dali prints are also being shown. All at Bayshore Drive SE and
Fifth Ave. Admission is $21 for adults. $10 admission after 5 PM on
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts - The Brassai show, which I reviewed here: [Link],
and the Member's Show, which I need to see ASAP. 400 N. Ashley St,,
Tampa. Admission $10.00. Tues. - Sat. 10 AM - 5 PM. 10 AM - 8 PM Friday,
and Noon to 5 PM Sunday.
Glassy - Eyed: Global + Local @ Museum of Fine Arts St Pete - An
excellent overview of fine arts glass from many artists around the
world, and locally as well. They also have a show of Soviet Era
photographs (if you go, look up Farm Security Administration photos
before heading out, there's interesting similarities and differences).
MFA St. Pete, 255 Bech Drive, St. Pete. Admission $ 17.00. Bring plenty
of quarters for the 2 hr parking, and keep an eye on the time. I've paid
dearly for failing to do so.