Pattern Play @ Florida Craftsmen - Textile and other materials are used in this art exhibit curated by Jorge Vidal featuring Artists Sarah Gross, Jennifer Cecere, Cosme Herrera, Catherine Woods and Michelle Weinberg. They investigate pattern for its meaning and effect on the surrounding space, using it to explore man’s relationship to nature, the relationship between East and West and the inevitable passing of time.
Florida Craftsmen Gallery, 501 Central Ave.St. Petersburg. Opens Friday, July 15th, 5:30-8:30 PM runs through Sat. August 27th. Free.
Cold Dead Hands @ Tempus Projects - Matt Normand, assistant professor at USF St Pete, presents a series of animations based on NRA President's comment and the movies he starred in from Planet of the Apes. Opens Friday, July 15th, 8:00 PM. Free. 5132 N. Florida Ave. Refreshments and music at the opening.
Byron O'Neal @ Singing Stone Gallery - Photographic Pop Art show. 1903 N. 19th St. Tampa. Saturday, July 16th., from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Free.
TRA' shion Show @ Art Pool - One of Art Pool's premier events. A large fashion show of recycled materials and ingenious thinking. This is their fourth year with this event, and Marina and company are launching an 80 page coffee table book with the fashions shown. Saturday, July 16th, 8:00 PM to Midnight. 919 First Ave North, St Petersburg. Admission is $20 in advance, $25 day of show.
Cool Art Show @ Coliseum - During the hot season, this show is a Godsend. Held in the beautiful Coliseum ballroom, in air conditioning. 75 artists. 535 4th Avenue N.
St. Petersburg, Fl. 33701 Free admission and free parking.
Saturday July 16th and Sunday, July 17th, 10 AM - 5 PM.
Beach Balls, Chilhuly Anniversary & The Morean - Chilhuly's been open now for one year and it is celebrating by having people write "love note" messages to the artist on beach balls, which will be hung up. The Collection will drop admission from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM to $5 (I would suggest getting in line very early for that). Beach Drive in front of the Chilhuly will close and ballet and fire dancers, and marching band drummers will perform. All on Saturday, July 17th.
Crop @ Centre Gallery - A show on mind and body, at USF's Centre Gallery, Opens on Friday, July 16th, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, 10AM - 5 PM - Mon through thursday, through Julky 22.. 4202 E. FowlerAvenue, Tampa. Admission is free, but parking is $5.
Member's Show @ Florida Museum of Photographic Arts - Opening on Sunday, from 5-7 PM, for voting and awards. Exhibit 10 AM to 5 PM, tuesday through thursday. Admission $10. 200 N. Tampa Ave. Suite 20, Tampa.
Pride and Prejudice @ Studio 620 - Photographs by Lamar Marchese documenting the '09 and '10 Pride Parades. Friday July 16th and Saturday July 17th only. Noon to 4 PM. 620 first Ave South. Free.