First Saturday Indie Market on the 600 block - This relaxed First Saturday sidewalk market has grown to be a delightful event with some of the best creatives in the city selling reasonably priced works in a great setting.
A Couple of Ways of Doing Something: Chuck Close @ FMoPA - Acclaimed artist portraitist Chuck Close, who has explored the genre in depth is exhibited at FMoPA. fifteen of his works will be shown. Opens Thursday, Jan 31st @ 6 PM. Admission $10 for non members.400 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa.
A Night of Experimental Film @ C. Emerson Gallery -
First Friday Focus: Herb Snitzer @ Leepa Rattner - Snitzer's famous 1994 portrait of Miles Davis will be presented. Admission $5, $4 for seniors. Suggested donation on Sunday. 600 Klosterman Rd. Tarpon Springs.
Bodo Art Gallery Opening February 1st.
BODO ART GALLERY OPENING FEBRUARY 1
The Bodo Art Gallery, at 2311 Central (across from Taco Bus and next door to Artissin), will have its official opening Friday, February 1 with a reception/party from 7 to 9 pm. The gallery space is a white cube, 20 by 80 feet, with 16 foot ceilings—enough room for an inspired collection of giclees, original art, origami, and an assortment of healing and nurturing lotions, oils, and essences. One half of the wall space is dedicated to original art, while the other half is comprised of giclees, posters, and other reproductions.
Oanh Do, a native of Vietnam but a longtime resident of St Petersburg, is a multi-talented conceptual artist specializing in origami, flower arrangement, and party planning. Because of her longtime residence in St Petersburg, she has contacts with dozens of local artists and hopes to have their works displayed as much as possible.
Florida Heat Instructor Work Exhibition @ Morea Arts Center for Clay - The work of artists participating in the Florida Heat Firing Symposium is shown. Through Feb 24th. Free. 420 22nd St. S. St. Petrsburg 10:00 - 5 PM Thursday - Saturday and Tuesday - Wed.
To See As Artists See: American Masterpieces from the Philips Collection @ Tampa Museum -
100 American paintings from a top museum n display. This promises to be a great show.
The Big Picture: Cirkut Images at Tampa History Center - Pictures by the Burgert Brothers Studio from the area. 801 Old Water St., Tampa.
Electronics Alive VII - The Seventh biennial exhibition of Digital Art at University of Tampa's Scarfone;Hartley gallery. Through Feb 22. At UT's Bailey Art Studios. Tampa. Free.