Saturday, October 11, 2014

This Left Behind Weekend, Saturday Oct 11, 2014

This is a 2nd Saturday. I have a carful of luminary co-pilots at the ready. Supposedly 40 venues will be open....if everything goes perfectly, I'll make 18-25....

Located at the corner Bloomingdale Avenue and Providence Road in Riverview, Winthrop Town Centre is a shopping, dining and entertainment center that brings a historic vibe to the modern town center. Adding to the fabric of this unique development is an Artisan Market showcasing local artists with a range of retail goods from jewelry, clothing, paintings and much more.







Join us next Saturday, October 11 for St. Petersburg's SECOND SATURDAY ARTWALK.

Visit the working studios of our resident artists: Wendy Durand, Katee Tully, Carrie Jadus, Clifford Holensworth, Paul Glass and Mark Aeling and view their latest works in the Soft Water Gallery.


We will be holding an opening reception for John Lichtenstein's unintentional art opening this Saturday for Artwalk.

On display is the body of work from 2014

Also, because this is a special Music-Day artwalk, we will have the polar oppisite of Music: people performing with John. If you are interested in co-habitating the stage with John Lichtenstein, please email



St. Petersburg's Second Saturday ArtWalk with over 40 galleries and studios in the Waterfront Arts District, Central Arts District, EDGE District, Grand Central District, and the Warehouse Arts District will celebrate “Universal Music Day” as one arts destination. Many venues will offer music and/or its artistic representation for the festive October celebration of art.

Visitors will be the first to see new affordable works of art, as ArtWalk is Opening Night where many galleries and studios premiere new works. Some are only open on ArtWalk, and many offer demonstrations and refreshments. These studios and galleries provide an informal, engaging social evening to drop in and meet our community's artists.

Our free trolley shuttles will have an art guide on board talking about each venue on our one continuous trolley loop that goes from the 3rd Street and Central Avenue to deep in the heart of the Warehouse Arts District. You can park for free on 1st Ave N and 1st Ave S from 15th St to 30th Street. Additional parking will be available for trolley riders in the vacant lot at the Northeast corner of Central Avenue and 29th Street (Please note that this is NOT one of our trolley stops). In addition, venues with large free parking lots are Soft Water Studios, the Morean Center for Clay at the Train Station, the Clay Center of St. Petersburg and the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum.
Handmade, one of a kind, unique, local art make excellent gifts! It’s impossible to take in ArtWalk in one night so please download the map for a list of participants to plan your artful evening. Browse, watch and purchase “Where Art is Made”!

Duke Energy is our sponsors. The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, the Arts Association St. Petersburg, and Warehouse Arts District and the Grand Central District associations coordinate St. Petersburg’s Second Saturday ArtWalk.

Trolley starts here at 5pm
Craftsman House Gallery– 2955 Central Avenue - Buy a handmade bowl & receive complimentary pot roast or veggie stew. Buy a tumbler & receive a complimentary iced tea or mimosa.

Charlie Parker Pottery – 2724 6th Avenue S. – SangriaFest, buy a drinking vessel of your choice and get free beverage, including our homemade sangria, then dance the night away while you listen to our amazing band.

Zen Glass Studio – 600 27th Street South - Pipe Dreams III continues showcasing a collection of functional glass art sculptures from artists nationwide. To shed more light on the creative process involved in making these functional sculptures, view live demonstrations from 5-9pm. Special jam session celebrating Universal Music Day.

Funktionhouse Urban Lumber & Furnishings – 562 25th St. S - One-of-a-kind quality wood furnishings & lighting can be seen at Soft Water Studios during ArtWalk.

Duncan McClellan Glass – 2342 Emerson Avenue South - The Texture of Glass: Part II Featuring Licha Ochoa Nicholson and Sam Stang. Two free glassblowing demonstrations beginning at 6:30pm.

Trolley starts here at 5pm
Clay Center of St. Petersburg - 420 23rd Street South – Artists will be doing a Saggar Firing, (buy a piece and try it out), as well as throwing and hand building demonstrations. Artists will be on hand to discuss the center and show their work. Wine and snacks available, as well as live music.

Soft Water Studios - 515 22nd Street South - A 4000 sq ft warehouse space has been beautifully transformed into a fine art gallery and working studio space. Featuring a rotating fine art gallery of paintings, photography, pottery, and sculpture by our diverse and talented resident artists. Truly a place "where art is made". Guests will be able to meet the artist as they open their studios to the public for Artwalk.

Mga Sculpture Studio – 515 22nd Street South - A commission driven sculpture facility that specializes in the design, fabrication and installation of sculptural objects in a variety of mediums from cartable materials to metal fabrication. Currently working on several large scale commissions for local private entities and across the country.

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum – 2240 9th Avenue S. - Sonya Griffin Evans

Uniquely Original Arts - 915 24th Street South - The sounds of our soul/music trivia, plus recycled musical-themed mix media art.

Gallerie 909 – 909 22nd Street South - Portraits of a People. Fine art gallery specializing in art of the African and Caribbean diaspora.

Morean Center for Clay – 420 22nd Street South - The Biennial Cup Show. This show will showcase some of the country's most talented and up and coming ceramic artists. We will have over 100 ceramic cups, mugs, tumblers and yunomis made by artists from all over the country.

Richard Clark and Jim Corp - 5 Deuces Galleria Building - 420 23rd Street South - Showing master works in limited edition prints and original paintings.

St. Petersburg Opera Company - 2145 1st Ave South - An exhibit of paintings by Mirella Cimato Smith that is themed in conjunction with our upcoming production of Neapolitan Festival / Pagliacci.

Dorothy Louise Inspiring Home - 1949 1st Ave South - A unique, fun, eclectic art gallery. Featuring a heavy focus on art and artisan made home decor. Also custom build furniture.

ARTicles Art Gallery & Custom Framing - 1445 Central Avenue - Upward Spiral: studies in rhythm from the series of paintings Exit Music, by Nathan Beard.

Creative Clay – 1114 Central Avenue - On exhibit, artist painted guitars and drums, along with paintings of Humming House and von Grey, the headliners performing during Folkfest St. Pete. Local singer-songwriter Amy Diaz, will also be performing an eclectic mix of acoustically driven songs, highlighting folk, indie, and rock & roll. "Good Folk Show Invitational" continues.

Feathered Serpent Gallery - 1018 Central Avenue - The 3rd Annual Dia de la Raza , celebrating the indigenous people of the Americas and their cultures. Art, music and spoken word. Also featuring "Obscured by Time" paintings by Hermann Trappman who brings to life the Tocobaga and Calusa people of Florida thru a photorealistic style of painting.

Morean Arts Center – 719 Central Avenue - EyeSplice Collective: Spatial Disruption. Explores the variety of approaches that 12 emerging female artists take to mapping the boundaries of private and public space. Painting, drawing, printmaking, video, sculpture, and installation will examine how we control and are controlled by public and private environments. Myron Hansen: Water Marks: Hansen’s latest series of paintings focuses on the movement and energy of water and light in fountains, rendered in large-scale black and white images.

Michele Tuegel Contemporary – 320 Central Avenue - Opening: JOHN GARRETT: Eclectic. Internationally-recognized master craftsman explores creative textile technologies through the use of metal, wire and mixed media to construct layered metal curtains, metal quilts, sculptural works and installations.

Lynn Merhige Gallery – 216 Fourth St North - Porcelain clay by Robin McKay: Celadon glaze with sgraffito, carving and other surface treatments. Local singer-songwriter, poet, storyteller Stacey Rush will be bringing you smooth vocal sounds of jazz, blues, gospel, and neo-soul.

The Gallery – 200 Central Ave S. (entrance on 1st Avenue South across from Midtown Sundries) - An exhibition featuring Carlton Ward Jr., the renowned conservation photographer who brings visibility to Florida’s natural beauty & treasures.

Graphi-ko Gallery/ Jewelry – 669 Central Avenue - New works by Cuban artist Ramiro Ramirez as well as newly created, Fall inspired, one of kind hand crafted jewelry.

St. Pete ArtWorks -- 635 Central Ave - A cooperative art gallery with guest artist exhibitions and multimedia events. Featured artist, Debbie Pridgeon.

Strands of Sunshine – 8 Sixth Street N - Skin Crawl Art Crawl, a spooky pop up art exhibit for one night only! Coralette Damme, aka The Crafty Hag, will premiere a new series of animal inspired artwork which mixes in a day of the dead flavor to give the works a creepy but delicate feel. In addition to this new series of linocuts, there will be abundant Halloween inspired creations.

Florida Craftsmen, Inc. – 501 Central Avenue – Look around the corner to the Florida Craftsmen Pop-Up Gallery at Central and 5th Street, and watch for the grand re-opening of the gallery coming soon!

The Art Lofts of St. Petersburg, FL – 10 Fifth St N Upstairs – Featuring Mavis Gibson’s recent work. A community of 18+ working artist studios. Our artists’ work includes photography, painting, sculpture, jewelry, copper and mixed media.

Regions Bank – 510 Central Avenue - Rollins Fine Art will present a contemporary art exhibit which will include the luminous oil-encaustic landscape and cosmic paintings of Leslie Neumann of Aripeka. Also included will be the highly textured oil on canvas tropical paintings by Joyce-Ely Walker of Palmetto. Josh Pearson of Tampa will show his dimensional mixed-media abstract paintings, and Ken Rollins will display photographs from his Textures and Lucha Libre series.

Art on 1st – 550 First Avenue North – CatWalk featuring paintings of our furry, feline friends. Their way of celebrating All Hallow's Eve on "Little cat feet." Come in costume if you dare! They promise we won't laugh. Candy corn and witch's brew, nibbles, sweets, and art for you. BOO!!!

Art Central Studios - Art Central Building, 2109 Central Avenue, 2nd Floor - Six established visual artists - Carol Dameron, Mary Grieco, Frank Lewis, John Bartone, Herb Snitzer and Zala Highsmith, will be showing and speaking about their most recent works.

Augustine Ludovico Studio & Academy of Art - 2851 1stAve North - Annual Resident Artists Show with wine, light hors d'oeuvres, and a door prize.

Cimino Gallery and Custom Picture Framing - 2511 Dr. MLK Jr St - Live music by The Bixler Brothers as well as craft beer from Cycle Brewing. Also featuring local photographer, Phil Celli, and jewelry by Becky Jamin and Liz Gemelas.

Our partner associations also have great listings for art events!!
Keep Saint Petersburg Local -
Grand Central District Association
Historic Kenwood Neighborhood Association

Choose 4 or 5 to visit this Saturday then come back the next Second Saturday to visit more!





If you haven't seen our current exhibit, "Good Folk Show Invitational," stop in during October Art Walk. Peruse our gallery of the largest collection of original folk art in Pinellas, fashioned by Creative Clay artists. Also enjoy live music by local musician and songwriter Amy Diaz.

Buy a drinking vesssel of your choice and get free beverages, including our tasty sangria, while you are entertained by our amazing band.
We have lots of great pottery to choose from while you dance the night away.


Playful, curious, quasi-bohemian creative, Evelyn Dufner is a local artist who has re-emerged from a 15 year hibernation to dance a tango of blazing colors, illustrated paper experiments, subtle found art elements, and self-expression. She describes herself as a soulful self-explorer, and brings her playful vision into the world through illustration, mixed-media paintings, photography, and writing. Her work often explodes with color, something that always strikes her (if you ask) as odd, yet she continues to let it flow, weaving in continued messages of emergence from the darker places where she found her “self “laying quiescent. She enjoys the serendipitous encouragements within her community that continue to gently nudge her to grow and share her work.


The gallery is celebrating its 2nd Anniversary, which coincides with our current exhibit JOHN GARRETT: Eclectic, Universal Music Day and downtown St. Pete's 2nd Saturday ArtWalk. Join us between 5-9 p.m. for eats, treats and with any purchase that day, you'll be registered to win a $100 Gallery Gift Certificate! 


Join the Duncan McClellan Gallery for The Texture of Glass: Part II featuring Licha Ochoa Nicholson and Sam Stang.

In addition to this exhibit, guests can watch two free glassblowing demonstrations beginning at 6:30pm.

About the Artists
Raised in a traditionally large Mexican family in Kansas City, Missouri, Licha Ochoa Nicholson began working with glass in early 1980. She studied at the legendary Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle, where she learned the challenging technique of glass-fusing. She continues to explore the unlimited potential and natural beauty of fused glass art.

Sam Stang attended Washington University in St. Louis and was a student of Fritz Dreisbach at Penland School of Crafts in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and of Lino Tagliapietra at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine. He was a founding partner in Ibex Glass Studio and started Augusta Glass Studio in Missouri, which he still operates. He uses traditional European glassblowing techniques to create his stunning pieces.

Come by on Saturday evening and enjoy this wonderful experience while sipping a cool beverage with great people in our galleries and lit courtyards. (All donations benefit the DMG School Project).

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5pm and by appointment.



Machine in the Ghost is a group exhibition open now at the Kirk Ke Wang Art Space. Six artist statements were randomly created using online statement generators. Six artists, in turn, created artwork based on these statements.
This Saturday we speak with the artists and take a look at the story behind the work, the experience of working with these "fake" statements, and each artist's outlook on artist statements and theory in art making. Curator Danny Olda will be speaking with artists Michael Covello, Shawn Pettersen, Selina Roman and Mikaela Raquel Williams.


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