Tuesday, January 7, 2014

This Post-Holiday Week, January 6th - 12th 2013

The Holidays are over, the madness subsides (somewhat). It's nice and chilly out. The 1st Second Saturday of 2014 is upon us....

Monday, January 6 2014

From Jan. 6 - 17, the Centre Gallery at the University of South Florida will host Converge by The Focus Group, featuring works by Ariel DeWitt, Alan Phan, Scott Pierce, Hillary Reed, Jeremy Rivera, Kristen Roles, Candyce Strayer, and Erica Wold. Visitors to the gallery will encounter work that will serve as an aggregate display of the processes and styles currently being explored by the group’s members.

The Focus Group is an organization of Pre-professional Artists working through the mediums of photography, video art, and installation. Creating digitally, in film, or with alternative processes, the artists are coming together from a scope of artistic directions and conceptual intentions in one collective exhibition. Please be aware that some of the images will include adult themes and explicit content.

DessART, Centre Gallery’s opening reception for this exhibit, will be held on Jan. 6 from 12 – 1pm. The closing reception for Converge will be held from 7 – 9pm on Friday, Jan. 17, in the Centre Gallery. The Centre Gallery is located on the second floor of the Marshall Student Center in room 2700, at 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, Fla. It is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Tuesday, January 7 2014

The holidays are over, time to get back to drawing! Every Tuesday we have Open Figure Drawing at Soft Water Studios. Models are nude or partially draped. 2, 5, and 20 minute poses. Easels, benches and tables are available. Bring your own paper & supplies. $7 Model Fee. 6:30-9:00 PM @515 22nd St.  

American Verse - MA

Class Picture - MD

Contours Transmitting

Doors @ 8 // $5 // BYOB // ALL AGES


Wednesday, January 8 2014






Saturday, January 11 2014


Warren Kenny @ Works in Progress Gallery 
We are so excited to be featuring Warren Kenny in our gallery space this month for the Second Saturday Art Walk! Warren's exceptionally detailed, brilliantly hued and imaginative colored pencil drawings will fascinate you, as well as make you wonder....what goes on in his head!? Sea creatures from another realm, flamingos, snakes, fish, crustaceans....all share space when Warren's improvisations reach their destination!

The process is as remarkable as the end result....."My art making process is reminiscent of jazz improvisation. At the beginning of a piece I am uncertain of its final form. Since I exclusively use colored pencils, it is impossible for me to change my mind once I go in a certain direction. Colored pencils cannot be erased, but allow for an extreme amount of detail and control. As I flesh out a piece I leave certain spaces open to go back over later as the composition becomes apparent to me. I am fascinated by different textures, colors and all forms of nature. Art to me is about the process as much as it is the final product with each piece usually taking me upwards of 60 hours."

Don't miss this chance to see some truly amazing artwork!

5-9PM 24 22nd St. S. Saint Petersburg.


Bunnies to Bridges @ eve N odd

A traditional mail art show with the theme of: Ray Johnson, the father of mail art. Anyone can enter... works are not for sale and will not be returned.
Send your Ray Johnson themed mail art to: eve-N-odd gallery, 645 Central Ave. #11, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Show will be up for the month of January.

In the Crislip Arcade. will probably run from 6-10 PM


Planet Retro Hussar, Broken Things and Fevers concert

Three of St. Pete's best bands will be tearing it up at PLANET RETRO.......for FREE!!!!! Store opens at 11am on Saturday and will remain open throughout the show, bands will start around 7pm. Please bring a few $$$ to donate to the bands and to pick up some cool records!!! Adult refreshments will be available for donations as well. Come out and help support St. Pete's great DIY scene! 


Celebrate St Pete’s creative culture at our all ages event honoring our city’s fiercest artists, designers & musicians.
CALLING ALL ARTISTS, we want you to be a part of the show! Info below.

We are proud and excited to be featuring St Pete's local boutique gems for our rock'n runway show:
Starrbird Design, Eugenia Woods, Rehab Exchange, Revolve, & ARTpool Vintage

Live music for I Love St Pete ART pARTy at ARTpool Gallery to be provided by two awesome local bands - The Vultures (surf rock) and The Royal Vynes (electro-pop)! The Vultures have performed previously at ARTpool and we are also excited to have The Royal Vynes - check out their music here: http://theroyalvynes.com/

Local art installation mini canvas show. Paint a picture of what you love about St Pete or what the city means to you and be a part of our group project! All ages welcome to participate, all materials welcome on canvas. As an artist is our project you receive a general admission ticket to the show both for only $10 (once canvas is picked up artwork is due back by January 9th) Artists can price and sell their work. The show will be on display through January 25. All sales go to the artist with no gallery commission.

General admission standing room tickets are $10
VIP runway seats and a ticket to the show are $20

Interested in showing your larger artwork in the show? We will be accepting artwork now through 1.9.14 It is an open call, all artwork themes are welcome to our all ages event. Up to 3 works is $30. Each additional work is $10. If a work is over 2 feet, it counts as 2 works. All wall art must be wired on the back of the frame. All artwork must be labeled on the back with artist name, phone number and email address. All participating artists get into the event for free. All art sales go to the artist with no gallery commission.


Meet two great Florida Artists 

Neil Adamson & Stacy Barter

Nuance St Pete ~ Saturday
January 11th, 5-9 

exhibition thru February 3rd

2924 Central Ave, 727-209-2125

Nuance Tampa ~ Friday
February 7th, 6-9 

exhibition thru February 25th

804 S Dale Mabry, 813-875-0511


Event:              Public Reception, Larry Fox: A Point of Departure / New Wood Constructions + Sculpture
Date/Time:      Saturday evening, January 11, 2014
                        5:00 – 9:00 pm [to coincide with Art Association St. Pete’s Second Saturday ArtWalk]
Exhibit Dates:  January 11 – February 5, 2013
Description:     Omena, Minnesota wood sculptor Larry Fox combines his background in architecture with his current body of work to create deep wall-relief and free-standing sculptures in wood and mixed media. Most of the work features a rich, deep palette of fall colors such as rust, browns, cream, oranges, reds and goldenrod.  Decorative at first glance, his work commands further introspection to question what appears to be impossibly-achieved angles and disappearing curves in striated, sculptural wooden relief ‘blocks.’  He achieves a beauty and sophistication through his use of applied canvas and a variety of textures applied to each wooden form, and most of the pieces are mobile in the sense that many of the smaller works can be hung vertically, horizonally or in infinite compositions.  His work is represented throughout the U.S. and in Florida through Michele Tuegel Contemporary.

The Duncan McClellan Gallery proudly presents the MIT GLASS LAB with Peter Houk, Martin Demaine and Erik Demaine. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Glass Lab community is composed of a diverse and ever-changing group of people ranging from MIT undergraduate and graduate students to MIT alumni to glass art professionals invited into the program to enrich the Glass Lab experience.

At 5pm on Saturday, January 11th, the gallery doors will open to reveal the creativity that flows out of MIT including truly inspirational collaborations and individual pieces.

While you browse, enjoy an adult beverage, soda or water for a donation from our custom bars (All donations benefit the DMG School Project).

On Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 2pm, listen to Peter Houk, Martin Demaine and Erik Demaine lecture at Hot Gatherings, Cool Conversations, DMG School Project’s Visiting Glass Artists Series at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. Come early and enjoy brunch at 1pm with a 15% off “HotShop” discount (not to be used in conjunction with museum membership discounts) and receive a free mimosa. An Artists’ Reception and glass blowing demonstration at Duncan McClellan Gallery will immediately follow the lecture. http://fine-arts.org/event/hot-gatherings-cool-conversations-3/

About the artists:

Peter Houk took up the leadership of the MIT Glass Lab in 1997. His artwork ranges from intimate pieces in which the blown, sandblasted and painted vessel is used as a vehicle for landscape, to sculptural work-sometimes on a large scale-installed in architectural settings.
Here's a great video featuring Peter Houk, made at the Tacoma Museum of Glass:

Martin L. (Marty) Demaine is an artist and mathematician, and after studying glassblowing in England, he began his artistic career by blowing art glass in New Brunswick in the early 1970s. His was the first one-man glass studio in Canada. Since joining MIT, Demaine blows glass as an instructor at the MIT Glass Lab; his newer work features innovative glassblowing techniques intended as a puzzle to his fellow glassblowers. Marty is also the father of MIT Computer Science professor and MacArthur Fellow, Erik Demaine.

Erik Demaine, known as a child prodigy, entered Dalhousie University in Canada at the age of 12, completed his bachelor's degree at 14 and completed his PhD when only 20 years old. Erik joined the MIT faculty in 2001 at age 20, the youngest professor in the history of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Erik and Martin Demaine’s joint mathematical works focus primarily on the mathematics of folding and unfolding objects out of flat materials such as paper and on the computational complexity of games and puzzles.
Here is a video featuring work by Erik and Martin Demaine. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ITSnpbZXwI

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5pm and by appointment.
Exhibit runs 1/11/14 to 2/3/14

550 24th St. South, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33712



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