Saturday, May 9, 2015

This KAIROS Weekend, 2nd Saturday, May 9th, 2015.

Thanks to the generosity of Jesse Vance, I have curated this show at The Venture Compound. It opens tonight at 7:30 PM at 2621 Fairfield Ave. S. Saint Petersburg Florida. Admission is 5 dollars.


 [Poster by Eva Avenue]

Below, the essay on the theme of the show. 21 Artists.

"Time may change me, but I can't trace Time"  --- David Bowie, Changes.

Time runs through our hands, but on our wrists it is kept via a watch on one side, and our beating hearts on the other. Clock time is what Isaac Newton believed existed, and timed everything in the Universe. Both linear and cyclical, the Greeks associated it with the God Kronos. Time, quantitative time, passed consistently, each moment exactly like all others, egalitarian.

Inside the wrist is time kept by our heartbeats. It is pulsating time, much like the oscillations of a particle in an atomic clock, but infinitely slower, and consistently variable with human arousal, emotional    and/or physical state. At times we say it skips a beat, or 'be still, my beating heart'.

  Kairos moments are also not exactly alike. The Greeks had a God for this kind of time: Kairos. Some moments contain less information/significance than others. The Kairos moment is supreme, says more, encapsulates broadly, can tell a long narrative in the same span of time. It is indeterminate and qualitative. More of a lapse in which everything happens.

A temporal context that both calls for and constrains speech or other modes of expression.
Kairos is sacred time, unbound, fluid.

It is a moment, beyond description by number, unlike Chronos.

 Photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson sought the Kairos in his work. Calling it The Decisive Moment, he sought it in the theological meaning, a time when conditions are right for accomplishing a crucial action. The decisive moment. Fitting time. Cartier Bresson thought it was a moment that told an entire story, in one photograph.

, Originally the word had to do with the wound channel from an arrow and the passage of threads of fiber in making cloth.

In Luke 12:54, Jesus uses it to mean "Present Time", time laden with meaning, choice, crisis, possibility, choice and renewal.

To the South Africans, Kairos meant a time to make choices at a crossroads in history.

It is non-linear, simultaneously in and out of time. Kairos is mythic/sacred time, the realm and trigger that loosen heroes into being, that beckons and encompasses, turning a few seconds into an eternity and viceversa.



Charlie Parker
2724 6th Ave. S. St Pete.

"Ephemeral Traces"

Meridith Coen and Sarah Marraffino have creatively worked along side each other for almost a decade creating functional pottery that integrates surface and form. Their design work plays off of each other in this exhibition to showcase delicate moments in clay.


Strands of Sunshine presents a three woman jewelry show just in time for Mother's Day! Each jewelry artist will be presenting work in their specialty medium- paper, string, and metal. Enjoy this opportunity to shop a variety of locally made artisan jewelry!

Julie Dye of Blossom and Shine incorporates beautiful Japanese paper into her handmade jewelry, accessories, and gift items along with various materials, like sterling silver, resin and wood.

Sarah Phillips of Armillata Designs creates original art jewelry in sterling silver, copper, semi-precious gemstones, and colorful torch-fired enamels.

Amy Marshall, owner of Strands of Sunshine, will be showcasing a special line of her popular necklaces and bracelets, which feature glass beads and semi-precious stones intricately knotted on silk cord.



Michele Tuegel

 Hop on a trolley or leisurely walk the Central Arts District this coming Saturday evening during the 2nd Saturday Art Walk | St. Petersburg! "In Living Color" is the exhibit on view, featuring the extraordinary polymer clay work of five artists from throughout the U.S. Treat your mom to a night out for Mother's Day!


This is a family friendly event! Come and support your local photographers! People's Choice votes will be taken until 10 pm. Votes will be counted and awards will be announced +/- 10:30 pm.

Juror's Choice Awards
Three juror's choice awards are presented by Richard Auger Photography, Leandro Gongora Photography, and producer/founder Xina Scuderi. Awards include the following prizes:
$100 Cash
$100 Print Certificate from Erickson Digital Arts

ARTicle's Choice Award
One artist will receive $250 in custom framing, and gallery placement in a future show. Presented by ARTicles Gallery and Custom Framing.

People's Choice Awards
Voted on by guests. One vote per guest.
#1 - $100 Cash
#2 - $40 Cafe Tab at Creative Soul
#3 - $20 Cafe Tab at Creative Soul

ALL award winners are included in the Files & Film Winner's Showcase at Creative Soul Studio, scheduled for the month of August.

Artist List:
Scott Wurzel
Cristina Casiano
Annie Gonzalez
Jose Gomez
Christine Ghezzo
Ron Weiss
Jodi Loson
Michael Oliver
Nin McQuillen
Robin Dana
Juan Joel Dominguez
Jeff Wilcox
Heidi Clapp-Temple
Kyle Fleming
Michael Conway
David Gruskin
Michael Cruz
Sara Norine James
Kristina Huggins
Jason Kinzer
Kirsten Ruginski
Erik Anderson
Jorge Leisley
Jessi Donnelly
Alison Amick
Lea Umberger
Marta Rhine
Anthony Gallo
Kristin Randall
Michael Ortiz
Joe Vadder
Chrisanne DiGiovanni
Brian James
Kinsey McCall
Nikki Devereux
Lauren Bowen

Sponsored by
ARTicles Art Gallery & Custom Framing
Grand Central Stained Glass & Graphics ERICKSON DIGITAL ARTS
Creative Soul Studio : Coffee, Wine, Art



2nd Saturday Art Walk

St. Petersburg's Second Saturday ArtWalk presents over 30 galleries and studios in the Waterfront Arts, Central Arts District, The EDGE District of St. Petersburg, Grand Central District Association and the Warehouse Arts District coming together as one arts destination.

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. It’s impossible to take in the entire ArtWalk in one night! Plan to drive, walk, or take the trolleys to visit the districts of your choice.

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, the Florida Holocaust Museum and the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum.

Duke Energy is our sponsor. The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, the Arts Association St. Petersburg Inc., the EDGE District, the Grand Central District, and the Warehouse Arts District associations coordinate St. Petersburg’s Second Saturday ArtWalk. The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance strives to be the community voice, the umbrella organization for the arts -- facilitating artists, arts organizations and creative businesses to work collaboratively; empowering the growth of the arts community, and driving arts-related economic development.

Browse, watch and purchase “Where Art is Made”!

Be on the lookout for one traditional red trolley and one white coach bus. Those will be your transportation for the evening.

Trolley starts here at 5pm
Craftsman House Gallery – 2955 Central Avenue - The 9th Annual Teapot Show! A select group of artists from across the US have been invited to participate. Dozens of handmade teapots on display & available for purchase. Sign up for a delicious Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday.

Charlie Parker-Pottery – 2724 6th Avenue S. – "Ephemeral Traces" Meridith Coen and Sarah Marraffino have creatively worked along side each other for almost a decade creating functional pottery that integrates surface and form. Their design work plays off of each other in this exhibition to showcase delicate moments in clay.

Zen Glass Studio – 600 27th Street South - Go Figure: Figurative sculptures, glassware and jewelry by Zen Glass studio artists Dave Walker, Josh Poll & Christian Zvonik. Live glassblowing demonstrations, cold drinks, and AC..

Funktionhouse Urban Lumber & Furnishings – 562 25th St. S - Owners create one-of-a-kind quality wood furnishings and lighting. Also supply unique slabs, turning blanks, and lumber to artists and craftsmen world-wide using urban trees cut down and discarded from St. Petersburg neighborhoods. Love for wood and passion for the environment is translated into beautiful warm, modern, and elegant designs.

Duncan McClellan Glass – 2342 Emerson Avenue South – "Blown Away", a new group exhibit featuring works by glass artists new to the gallery. Free glassblowing demonstrations by Vasile Loznianu begin at 6:15pm.

Clay Center of St. Petersburg - 420 23rd Street South – ART of Beer - 5 local micro brewers, food trucks, Delta 88 band, wine, art, and more to benefit PARC.

Soft Water Studios - 515 22nd Street South - A fresh display of new and old works by resident artists in 2-D and 3-D.

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.

Morean Center for Clay – 420 22nd Street South - Lindsey Sypka new works.

Richard Clark and Jim Corp - Five Deuces Galleria - 420 23rd Street South - Paper and paint, prints and canvas.

Nancy Smrekar - 2135 3rd Avenue South, Unit #5, Five Deuces Galleria Garden Building. Featuring acrylic/oil paintings in impressionism, realism, and abstract styles by emerging artist Nancy Smrekar.

From Mayan Hands - 2006 Second Avenue South - Showcasing the paintings of Beba Contreras and her famous "painted shoes". Sale of all new merchandise. Mayan Folk Art - antique and new-saints, demons, angels, devils, mary and joseph, day of the dead, textiles, and furniture. Spanish colonial furniture, dance masks, santos, and mayan ceremonial art. All the modern folk art is at wholesale prices.

Trolley Starts Here at 5pm
Creative Clay – 1114 Central Avenue - Celebrate mom on May 9 by bringing her to Artwalk. View our "Good Earth" and "Baseball on My Mind" exhibits and browse unique artisan gifts, such as papier mache dogs and mushrooms, ceramic garden markers, fiber art flowers, floral, earth and animal-themed paintings and handmade cards. "Lady and the Bard," a local Americana duo, will perform 6:30– 8:30p.m.

Michele Tuegel Contemporary – 320 Central Avenue - In Living Color: Artists as Innovators in Polymer. Featuring the work of invited national artists, Lindly Haunani, Loretta Lam, Sarah Shriver, Melanie West and Karen Woods.

The Gallery – 200 Central Ave S. - Featuring local artist Gina Coccaro, who creates sculptures from welded steel salvaged auto parts. Coccaro will be present during the evening to discuss her process and selection of materials.

SHAPIRO'S Gallery – 300 Beach Drive NE. - Showcasing the finest in made contemporary crafts. Blown glass, jewelry, pottery, wooden boxes, and sculpture.

Art on 1st – 550 First Avenue North – An inspiring show with four fabulous new artists: Sandy Williams, Olive Farrell, Joyce VanHorn, and Susan O’Hara. These are in addition to the works of Rita Gould--and works of represented artists. Also have added stunning new jewelry to the collection of Meredith Haws. Enjoy a glass of Nicole’s sangria, who has just finished a 5x7 canvas of a surfer’s dream wave.

Florida CraftArt – 501 Central Avenue – “Boundary Lines” featuring Michael Covello’s intriguing installation, Charles Parkhill’s understated, yet profound wood sculpture, Charles Hazelaar ceramics and fiber artists Raina Benoit and Kathy Halper.

The Art Lofts of St. Petersburg, FL – 10 Fifth Street North (upstairs) - “Celebrate: Interpretation of Life Experience” Featuring ArtLofts artists Malanda Schmitz, Betsy Orbe Lester, Jeannine Hascall, Kathleen Kilgore, and Beth Kauffman who give form to celebration. Expect a provocative range of styles.

Graphi-ko Gallery/ Jewelry – 669 Central Avenue - A large and diverse selection of jewelry, much of it one of a kind, created on site. Perfect for Mother's Day.

The Local Coop - 645 Central Avenue - inside the Crislip Arcade. A collection of local artisans specializing in handcrafted gifts and goods.

St. Pete Art Works - 635 Central Ave - Conversations", featuring paintings by Mary Grieco. Live classical music by Amanda Cappello on violin and keyboard.

Strands of Sunshine – 8 Sixth Street N - Paper, String Metal - A three-woman jewelry show just in time for Mother's Day! Presenting artists: Julie Dye, Sarah Phillips, and Amy Marshall. Each jewelry artist will be presenting work in their specialty medium: paper, string, and metal. Enjoy this opportunity to shop a variety of locally made artisan jewelry.

Morean Arts Center – 719 Central Avenue – ning reception for 2 new shows. 2015 All-Florida Juried Exhibition. 58 works from artists from all over the state, vie for nearly $2,500 in prizes. 2015 Instructor/Student Exhibition. Current works by our talented students and teachers in all mediums.

ARTicles Art Gallery & Custom Framing - 1445 Central Avenue – The exhibition, What Remains: mixed media works by Jeannine Hascall is extended. Her works in paint, photography, collage, and fabric are tied together by a rich content and visual patina that reveals a contemplative sort of storytelling inspired by life events.

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.

Creative Soul Studio : Coffee, Wine, Art – 2425 Central Avenue - Scuderi Studios’ Files & Film 2015: 2nd Annual Juried Photographic Art Show.

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!


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