Thursday, November 8, 2012

This Chasing Mavericks Weekend, Nov 8th - 11th.

Work by Larry Hart

Fa Sta: Faculty & Staff show at HCC Dale Mabry Gallery 221 - Works by fifteen faculty and staff members are exhibited in several media: Photography, painting, mixed media, sculpture, and more. Opening reception on Thursday, Nov 8th (tonight) from 5 - 7 PM. There will be two guided tours. Recognition at 6 PM. Free admission. Located at 4001 West Tampa Bay Blvd, Tampa on the 2nd floor of the library.


Dr. Sketchy's St. Pete Presents An Enchanted Garden with Franki Markstone 

Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School @ Sake Bomb - Live drawing of Burlesque performer Franki Markstone at the Sake Bomb. At 548 Central Ave, St. Pete. Bring your own drawing/etc materials and sketch pad. Contest and prizes for best work. Thursday, Nov 8th (tonight). Admission is $10.


Inside the Labyrinth: Bart Johnson @ Mindy Solomon Gallery - A one man show of his work Paintings, drawings and ceramics are shown. Opens Saturday, Nov 10th, 6-8:30 PM at Mindy Solomon Gallery 124 Second Ave. NE, St Pete. Free admission.

Live Mural Painting @ Rob Davidson Fine Arts - Renowned muralist, painter, drawer and mixed-media artist Christian Thomas will be painting a mural on the outide walls of the Artful Living/Rob Davidson building. There will be live music and hors doeuvres. Free. All at Rob Davidson Fine Arts, 1100 First Avenue N., St. Pete. 7-11 PM

Beast and Creature Comforts @ The Morean Arts Center - The MAC is hitting the holidays early with a gift bazaar of animal-related art and crafts. Also opening is "Beast: Portraits of Pets", showing works by five photographers from the area. Opens Saturday, Nov 10th from 5-8 PM. A great opportunity to get in some early shopping for loved ones with pets. Free admission. 


4 for U @ Bamboozle Cafe - The works of Gaby Ashby, Bill Bellgraph, Marie Schadt, and Marilyn Snell. Through Nov. 30th. Free admission. Opens Tuesday, Nov. 13th, 6-9 PM. I can personally recommend the food at Bamboozle, and whatever you do, try one of their outstanding teas.


Life Enrichment Artists @ TECO Public Art - Twenty-six artists are in this show. Opens Friday, Nov. 9th, 5:30-8:30 PM at 702 Franklin St. Tampa with live music, food, drink and cash bar. Through Jan 4th. Free admission.

The Importance of Being Photographed - Tina Barney Family Commission with Snake (Waterfalls), 2007. Courtesy of the artist and Janet Borden, Inc., New York
Photo courtesy of USF/CAM

Curator Tour: The Importance of Being Photographed @ CAM/USF - Curator Jane Simon guides viewers through this show at USF's Contemporary Arts Museum. 3821 Holly Drive, Tampa. Thursday, Nov. 8th (today). Free, but parking is $5.


2nd Saturday Art Walk in St. Petersburg - This night is thick with arts openings. Check their site for locations and times. Free admission. In the Crislip Arcade on the 600 block be sure to visit Dysfunctional Grace, which has a new display, Bill Druggan's Gallery where some new works will be shown, and Victoria Arendt's Vision 47 gallery.

Black Hole Show @ Dysfunctional Grace - Works on vinyl records. Open during 2nd Saturday hrs.

Hugo Porcaro 

Hugo Porcaro @ Eve N Odd Gallery -  This outstanding small gallery run by Jennifer Kosharek has the work of portraitist Hugo Porcaro. Opens Saturday, Nov 10th at the Crislip Arcade on the 600 block of Central Avenue, 645 Central to be precise. Free admission.



John Brekke @ Duncan McClellan Glass - This acclaimed glass artist from Brooklyn and once teacher of Duncan is featured. Photographer Richard Logan will show his works on metal. Amy Marshall, a jewelry artist is also being shown. All Opens Saturday, Nov. 10th, 5:30-9:30 PM at 550 24th st. South.



Kerry Vosler at work

Open House @ Santaella Studios -  Artist Kerry Vosler organized this open house where artists will host guests in their studios throughout this large ex-cigar factory. Moira Shiver, the director at Santaella, has been expanding the usable space and bringing in more artists. Opens Friday, Nov. 9th, from 6-10 PM. Admission is $5. There will be live music and a cash bar.
 All at 1906 Armenia in Tampa.


What Moves You @ Florida Craftsmen Gallery - The theme is movement s seen through several artists in this group show. Studios will be open and artists on hand. Refreshments and light nibbles on hand. Free admission. All at 10 fifth St N., St Pete. Opens Saturday, Nov. 10th, 5:30-8:30 PM.

Your 15 Minutes of Fame @ Florida Museum of Photographic Arts - Each photographer gets fifteen minutes to show and talk about their works before their peers. Discussions are encouraged. $10 admission for non-members, free for members. Wednesday, Nov. 15th at FMoPA, 400 N. Ashley drive, Tampa.

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