Gulf Coast Arts Alliance 'Back To School!' Show
Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013
The Gulf Coast Arts Alliance Fall Members Exhibition opened on Thursday, Sept. 5, 6-8 pm, in the St. Petersburg College Downtown Center, 244 2nd Avenue N., St. Pete. The exhibition area is in a wide second floor hallway with a reception room nearby and there were 12 artists in the show with 29 pieces including wire sculpture, paper casting, mixed media, acrylic abstracts, and line art.
Director Judy Vienneau said that the GCCA, which started in 2005, will be opening a gallery space at 635 Central Ave, St. Pete, in October.
There is a 'bonus' along with this show in that the corridors adjacent to this exhibit have what looks to be a semi-permanent display of large black and white photos of St. Petersburg history that range from 1914 to the 1960's. One of the classic photos is of the 'Tea Room' that was formerly on the second floor of the old Maas Brothers Department Store that was located in the same block.
--- Malcom Johnson