Thursday, February 7, 2013

This Side Effects Weekend, Feb. 8th - 10th

Jennifer Kosharek, "The Loop"

The Loop, @ Eve N Odd Gallery - A large installation literally hanging from the AC ducts almost to the floor. A comment on Love, and why it's transmitted by Cupid's sharp arrows. This will be reviewed here soon. Saturday, Feb 9th. From 6-9 PM. Followed by performances on Valentine's Day.
Covered by Lennie Bennett in today's St Pete Times (yes, I know the new name, pfft!) in the Weekend Section. In the Crislip Arcade at the 600 block. I can recommend this one without reservations.



Neverne Covington in the WAD -  Neverne Covington, will be showing painting, drawings, sculptures & artists books at Strobel Design Build next door to Charlie Parker Pottery on Saturday evening during Artwalk!


Bleu Acier is pleased to present an exhibition of the polymer gravure print work of Thom O'Connor.
Opening reception: Thursday February 7th, 2013, 5-9 PM.
Exhibition: February 8 - March 3, 2013

109 West Columbus Drive, Tampa, Florida 33602
813.272.9746 | |

Gallery hours: Saturdays 1-5 pm and by appointment

Thom O'Connor started his career as one of the first Tamarind Master Printers with June Wayne. In 1962, parallel to his personal studio practice, he shifted towards education starting his thirty-eight year career of teaching lithography at S.U.N.Y. Albany. This is where I met Thom in 1979. He was my mentor during graduate school, and without him, I would not have fallen in love with stone lithography, discovered fully my passion, and chosen my career as a Master Printer. He was the first artist that I collaborated with, the master figure who through passion, devotion, and professorship guided me through one of the hardest periods of my life. During those years Thom's work as a colorist was exceptional and invigorating and made lithographs that were very hard to print. It is quite interesting for me to have this opportunity to exhibit his print work 32 years later that are polymer intaglios and for the most part black and white. Didn't Degas state at the end of his life that if he was to redo everything, it would be in Black and White?
As a fine art print publisher and gallery that exhibits mostly abstract imagery, one might ask why am I showing this work? The reason came from a discussion that I had with Thom recently, around one of Bleu Acier's notorious coffees, concerning the DIA Beacon's Sol Lewitt Wall Drawings, Agnes Martin paintings and Fred Sandback sculptures. Looking at his prints I realized how much the structure of his images comes from this minimalist thought process about the marking of space. Now, when I think back to the subject matter of the work; to the figures, the objects, and the landscapes; all mundane parts of our universe that serve as the ultimate subjects to make art and to communicate a structured environment: the most important aspect of O'Connor's vision.


WhigFest Traveling Art Show (Sake Bomb)Whigfest Music & Arts Festival. Sake Bomb hosts the unveiling of the artwork created by some of the top artists in Tampa Bay.

Tampa's Thee Joker and TL Jentgens will be performing.

All the artwork is themed around the festival weekend.

- Chris Parks of Pale Horse Designs, Bask, Johnny Vitale, Chad Mize, Sebastian Coolidge, Cheryl Murphy, Laura Spencer, Twin Nnem, Zulu Painter, and WACHISV.

All at 548 Central Ave. St Pete. Friday, Feb. 8th. 7PM - 3 AM. Free admission.

2COOL ART SHOW!2 Cool Art Show @ Gulfport Casino -
Presented by PAVA. The Professional Association of Visual Artists is a non-profit organization founded by artists, FOR artists, and is devoted to promoting the visual arts in the Tampa Bay area and in the Florida region. Free admission.

February 9-10, 2013
5500 Shore Blvd. S., Gulfport, FL


Soft Water Open Studios - See large studios, the artists, including Carrie Jadus, and their works. All at 515 22nd Street S., Saint Petersburg, Warehouse Arts District (WAD). Free admission.


MGA Open Studio -  This is the premier Second Saturday opening of MGA Sculpture Studio and the grand opening of Soft Water Studios. Featuring artwork by Mark Aeling, Victoria Arendt, Bob Barancik, Carrie Jadus, Catherine Woods and more! Free admission.
515 22nd St S, Unit E, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33712-1758
You can ride the trolley or come directly to the studio. Trolley parking available at every stop as well as 1st Ave. S., Central and 1st Ave. N. between 15th and 30th. There is also a vacant lot on the NE of 29th and central that we have permission to use.


Zen Glass Live Glassblowing Auction and Open Studio -
Zen Glass' 2nd Saturday ArtWalk ~ Open Studio ~ Live GlassblowingWe are excited to present our newest creations at the ArtWalk on February 9th. Our hotshop and flameworking studio are working together to bring you our "next level" work on display in the gallery.

Take a walk in St. Pete's Warehouse Arts District and enjoy the creative and collaborative community we call home. With street musicians, food trucks, live music and public art, you will be inspired!

Featuring a live glassblowing auction ~ Bid for pieces being made in front of your eyes.

Jump on the trolley out front and take a tour of creative spaces and places for the traveling art experience.

600 27th Street South, Saint Petersburg
Free Admission.


Distant Visions II 
Distant Visions II @ Duncan McClellan Glass - Duncan McClellan is pleased to announce Distant Visions II: In Celebration of Glass, curated in part by Mary Childs, of Childs Art Studio from Great Barrington, MA.

Distant Visions II reprises last year's successful collaboration emphasizing the flexibility the medium of glass offers to those inspired by its color, transparency and plasticity. This group of internationally recognized artists, employ a variety of processes & bring their unique points of view to this compelling overview.

Featured artists include Latchezar Boyadjiev, Robin Grebe, Dorothy Hafner, Noel Hart, Gabriele K├╝stner, David Patchen, Doug Randall, Martin Rosol and Peter Wright. Also on exhibition will be the works of

Fritz Dreisbach, recognized as one of the pioneers of the American Studio Glass Movement.

We’ll have glass blowing demonstrations inside St. Pete Hot Glass and beer, wine & refreshments are available for a donation with proceeds benefiting DMG School Project.

Plus the Warehouse Arts District Trolley will be running from 5-9pm that night!

 550 24th St. South, Saint Petersburg. Free Admission.

Post CoitalThe windows at Mindy Solomon Gallery are shuttered. It must be that time again!

Post Coital @ Mindy Solomon Gallery - Mindy Solomon Gallery presents ‘Post Coital’ February 9-March 23, 2013. An Opening Night Reception takes place Saturday, February 9th, from 6-8:30pm, with an Artists’ Talk at 6:30pm by Christina West and Becky Flanders. This exhibition examines a diverse group of artists’ perceptions of romantic love: Rebekah Bogard, Georgine Ingold, Muir Vidler, Scot Sothern, Christina West, Becky Flanders, and Marta Soul (courtesy Kopeikin Gallery).
124 2nd Ave NE, Saint Petersburg. Free Admission.



*A RARE BREED* Animal Art ShowA Rare Breed @ Saint Paint Gallery - Join us Saturday Febuary 9th at 7pm! An incredible art show of your favorite critters illustrated by all your favorite DTSP artists! Work will all be priced to sell so come pick up an awesome one of a kind Valentine's gift! We will have live BODY painting on some purdy ladies as well!!!Also Q'PHUNK, one of the best Dj's in Florida will be doing a set. We will have him tearing it up while we BODY PAINT) The BEST artists around will have some incredible, affordable art available!!! SATURDAY 7PM!!! 


The MUSE art & BODY ART showcase 5th annual event at ARTpool GalleryThe Muse @ Artpool - Celebrate love, sex, nudes & St. Valentine at ARTpool's 5th annual breathing canvas exhibition with models painted head to toe! With video art, music and lots of surprises!

Saturday February 9th from 8pm-12am. Come with your love or meet a special someone at this lovely event.
General admission tickets in advance $15, day of the event tickets $20. VIP seats front row for our hot runway show $35.
CALLING ALL ARTISTS - submit your art inspired by love, sex, nudes & St Valentine to the gallery January 15 - February 5 info below.
18+ only.

2030 Central Ave, Saint Petersburg.



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