Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Birth of a Gallery! Galerie 909 Opens.

Gallerie909 in St. Pete

A new gallery opened on April 17th at 909 22nd St. South, three blocks from the entrance to Soft Water Studios, in a shopping area called the Deuces (for 22nd).

Galerie 909 comes to us via Carla Bristol. Here are a few photographs from opening night. I did a larger photo-essay on FB (go on my page: Luis Gottardi).  The featured artist was William Kwamen-Poh.

On the upper right, Sharon Norwood's version of Girl with a Pearl Earring.

Artist Sharon Norwood.

It was one of the classiest grand openings I have seen in Saint Petersburg, complete with a musician playing Jazz trumpet in the adjoining courtyard and ethnic food being served.

Welcome to the Arts Community, Galerie 909!

--- Luis

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

This Ida week, April 29th, May 4th

Wednesday, April 30th

Engage St. Pete presents an opportunity for young, up and coming professionals of St. Petersburg to connect with community leaders in an intimate, casual setting. Let's keep St. Pete’s flourishing reputation sparked by allowing the next generation of innovators to gain rewarding insights through interactive, educational sessions.

The St. Petersburg Mayor will kick off the night as our Keynote Speaker. From there, attendees will have the opportunity to attend two break out sessions focusing on moving our city forward with topics ranging from Transportation, to the Waterfront, Arts and more.

Young professional groups will also have a chance to introduce themselves to an audience of influential figures.

Proceeds of the event will go to the Sunset Rotary Club’s and SPYP's volunteer work in the community. Brought to you by ASI.

Show Map
One Progress Plaza
200 Central Avenue, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701


"Easel on Down the Road," in conjunction with American Stage's production of The Wiz at Demen's Landing features a 6:30 p.m. reception showcasing "The Wiz" inspired artwork of seven Artlink teams. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in a silent auction of the artwork in our VIP tent, enjoy complimentary refreshments and a cash bar. The Wiz performance begins at 8 p.m. Also going on from April 4-28 is a special Instagram promotion. Details and how to purchase tickets at

Thursday, Mayday, 1st

Thursday May 1st

The Palladium
253 5th Ave N, St Petersburg, FL 33701
12PM-9PM Check in, films and opening night film

Opening Night Party, Red Carpet and Film Confessions of a Womanizer with Q&A

NOVA 535
535 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street North St Petersburg, FL 33701

Friday May 2nd

Museum of Fine Arts
255 Beach Dr NE, St Petersburg, FL 33701
10AM-5PM Films

Studio 620
620 1st Ave. South St Petersburg, FL 33701
10AM-6PM Films

American Stage
163 3rd St N, St Petersburg, FL 33701
10AM-9PM Films & Workshops

Sunscreen Happy Hour
Mandarin Hide (the quintessential cocktail haunt and mixology lodge)
231 Central Ave, St Petersburg, FL 33701
3-5PM, 1 Free Drink with VIP, Day or Filmmaker Badge

Filmmakers Party
Courtyard Marriott 9PM-12AM
300 4th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Saturday May 3rd

Studio 620
620 1st Ave. South St Petersburg, FL 33701
10AM-6PM Films

Dali Museum
1 Dali Blvd
St Petersburg, FL 33701
10AM-6PM Films

American Stage
163 3rd St N, St Petersburg, FL 33701
10AM-9PM Films & Workshops

7:30PM Award’s Ceremony

Award’s Party
400 Beach Seafood & Taphouse
400 Beach Dr NE, St Petersburg, FL 33701

After Party & Killer Karaoke

The Amsterdam
1049 Central Ave. St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Sunday May 4th

Studio 620
620 1st Ave. South St Petersburg, FL 33701
11AM-6PM Films

American Stage
163 3rd St N, St Petersburg, FL 33701
11AM-6PM Films & Workshops
Friday, May 2nd
Join us for this year's "Art on The Bay" Opening Reception, showcasing the new works of 20 emerging artists from the adult art classes of Beth Kokol. More than 70 original pieces will be on display including oils, acrylics and mixed media, as well as some of Beth's new works. A great opportunity to view and purchase reasonably priced, original art.

Meet the artists.
Enjoy a glass of wine or beer, and light refreshments.
Complimentary Valet Parking.

Additional Gallery Hours:
Saturday/Sunday, May 3 & 4, 10-5pm

For more information email
or visit

 Friday, 5-9 PM

EPOXY presents Narrative Conscious a gateway to a world of figures surrounded by fantastical depictions of memories and desires. The spectator will become an ephemeral verb as they manifest within this caricature dimension. Showcasing works by Yanuary Navarro and an installation by Jujmo. Both artists illustrate various narratives that translate brief moments in time with vivid color and illusive cartoon depictions to transform the EPOXY space into an imaginary environment. Join us on Friday, May 2nd between 6 to 10 PM for their opening.




Saturday, May 3rd


Don't miss 'EMERGENCE' opening reception Saturday, 5/3/14 at Station Number Three beginning at 5pm!!!!
Featuring more than 30 area artists working in all media. Juried by Neverne Covington.

This show is sponsored by The Warehouse Arts District Association, Duncan McClellan Gallery, 3 Daughters Brewery and The Burg Bar and Grill. Special thanks to Grand Central Stained Glass and Art Pool.

There will be a closing reception on 5/10/14 for the Second Saturday ArtWalk at 5pm.


This just in! The participating artists for THIS Saturday's Emergence Art Opening are as follows:
• Ashley Gilbert
• Brenda Knoll Budd
• Caroline Karp Babis
Carolynn DelMonte
Carrie Jadus
• Claudia Larrain
• Daniel Centesimo
• Dianne F. Caton
Eli Cecil
Emily Miller
• George Retkes
• Janice Ritter Kadushin
• Jerry Cahill
• Jim Corp
• Jim Woodfield
• Judy Boyd
• Julia Heinke
• Kim McDaniel
• Leslie Belcher-Huston
Lina Teixeira
Nancy Smrekar
• Paul Glass
• Richard Clark
• Sara McClarnon
Sarah Thee Campagna
• Sue Woodall
Teresa Sullivan
• Wayne Davis

If you are on of these artists & have not received your email yet, please call Nylma Card at 727-871-3865 for drop off instructions. Otherwise, please invite your friends to the show and spread the word! This is going to be an amazing art show!



 Give your robot butler the night off and come to "The Future Sucks" at The Venture Compound. There is plenty of parking for hovercars and gyrocycles. Don't feel like getting all "corporeal"? Holograms get in for free. Dress up in your fanciest space attire and get 2 free soilent punch drink tickets.


Come enjoy the jazz/soul/chill out fusion of vocalist/songwriter Nikki Shau with keyboardist Eliezer Seymore and bassist Sam Martinez! Nikki will be performing originals and standards at St. Pete's quintessential Three Bird's Tavern.

Three Birds Tavern is about enjoying the company of family, friends and neighbors in a tropical setting that provides the comfortable surroundings that are a trademark of the Florida experience. Come enjoy the combination of music, perfect ambiance, the best drinks, and luscious food!

"Tampa Bay native Nikki Shau has been making her way in the Los Angeles and London music scenes, performing with the likes of Chaka Khan and Charlie Wilson... she has a diverse range, performing songs in genres ranging from jazz and blues to R&B and dance." Tampa Bay Times

Nayvadius Cash, better known by his stage name Future is an American hip hop recording artist from the Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia. This art show is about how he sucks.

8pm - $5



Friday, April 25, 2014

This Oculus weekend, April 25-27

Friday, April 25th

This Friday, Vance Gilbert will be in concert at 7pm! Vance brings his unlikely union of humor, catchy pop-friendly melodies, keenly crafted lyrics, supple guitar, and warm tenor voice to the intimate Craftsman House Gallery listening room. Tickets are just $20. Seating is limited, call (727) 323-2787 for tix!




Saturday, April 26th

Please stop by Susan Gott studio on Saturday, April 26th from 10am to 5pm to join in a day for celebrating women. There's no Admission, all ages are welcome and refreshments will be served.

We'll have glass blowing demonstrations throughout the day too!

You can also "Make Your Own for Mother's Day" and try your hand at glass blowing. Make a Glass Flower, Ornament, or Paperweight gift for only $50.

Advanced reservations suggested, small groups welcome! Call Susan 813 267 1762


Crafty Fest Market our buy local, handmade & vintage fabulous monthly event! It is a fav with the locals and always a great time. All ages welcome & free to the pubic event. Our markets are a ton of fun and feature the best artisans in Tampa Bay including lots of ETSY folks too. Come enjoy the Fest and make a day out of your ARTpool adventure by eating with us at our cafe, shopping with vendors and checking out our funky shop & gallery too!
Sellers can reserve their booth at
The Fests for this season will be hosted at:
ARTpool Gallery located at 2030 Central Avenue, St Petersburg FL 33712
March 22 & 23 11am-5pm both days
April 26 & 27 11am-5pm both days
May 24 & 25 11am-5pm both days
June 28 & 29 11am-5pm both days

Reserve your booth at sign up for 1 or if you're feeling extra awesome and crafty this year take advantage of our first ever bundle deal, buy 4 get 2 free. Making it come out to less than $14 a day!
Set up for vendors is 10am-11am with the event running from 11am-5pm and break down from 5pm-6pm. If you are a two day vendor you are welcome to leave your tent & set up over night. Tents are not required but are suggested. Spaces are non-transferable, one space per vendor, no sharing, no refunds no cancellations, weather is out of our control and markets are rain or shine. Get ready for an awesome year of market fun with the ARTpool gang. See you soon St Pete!


 At Feathered Serpent...
Artist Camargo Vilardy shares the step by step process of creating his elegant and powerful bronze sculptures in a visual presentation. Camargo Vilardy is a native of Colombia and is known for his work in sculpture as well as his drawings and oil paintings.
4-5:30 at 1018 Central Avenue.



 5-8 PM at 909 22nd st S.

Charles Axt was born in New York and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Ceramic Design from Alfred University in 1957 and his Masters Degree in Art Education from Kean College in Union New Jersey; painting large color field abstract paintings. He has shown extensively in the Caribbean, in particular Mr. Axt's works have been featured in the Virgin Islands and Pureto Rico He has also had works on display in Europe and Africa. Mr. Axt is now retired in Saint Petersburg, FL and a full time Artist. Come have a rare glimpse of this collection all reasonably priced one of a kind pieces.


Saturday April 26th. Celebrate John Taormina's Birthday at the Oleson Gallery with a raffle giveaway solo show set inside Eva Avenue's Gold Room installation.
Win and take your painting, or paintings, right off the walls!

Musical performances by RedFeather, Archaic Interest & The Plush Monsters. Doors open at 7pm with a DJ to greet you and of course, cake.
$10 entry at the door gets you one free raffle ticket.
Multiple numbers to be drawn every hour until the walls are bare!
Want more chances to win?
Additional tickets available throughout the month of April at The Oleson Gallery.

Winners who are not present at the time of the drawings will be contacted after the show to come in and pick out their piece. See you all then!




Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Outdoor Murals in St. Petersburg Florida (April 2014 update)

Outdoor Muraals of Saint Petersburg, Florida. (April 2014 update).

1.- 400 blk of Central Avenue (south side) Six planters have varying bicycle riders of different species on them. By Sebastian Coolidge, 2013.

2.- 500 blk of Central Avenue in the North alley, Sebastian Coolidge.

3.- 500 blk of 1st Ave N. on the new St. Pete Brewing Company (not open yet) Mural incluiding a Banyan treeand the historical Benoist Airboat. Derek Donnelly, November 2013.

4.- 620 1st Ave. South, East Wall or Studio 620. A split mural, top wedge by Stephen Palladino, bottom wedge by Hunter Payne.

5.- *New* 648 Central Ave, East wall of Foolish Pride Tattoos, Mural by Bask, 2014. Smaller mural by Bask on dumpster enclosure on same property.

6.- "Mural Alley", North alley of 600 block of Central Ave. Starting at the East, (6th st), a community commemorative memorial for William "Woo" Correira, a 600 blk artist that died suddenly in December 2012. Just behind that, on a small block building, a piece by Dan Lasata. A flower and bird mural by Christian Thomas is just beyond that (recently buffed over). *New* A "collaboration" (really two separate murals) by Bask ans Pale Horse, 2014. Frida Kahlo portrait by Jennifer Kosharek, 2013. *New* Behind #627 was a face by Justin Wagher (later a rat, currently buffed). By the back entrance of the Crislip Arcade, is a kidstyle mural by Jennifer Kosharek (her first), 2013. On a small covered windowby the iron gate is "Only a Paper Moon, by Rebekah Eugenia Lazaridis. Near door #649, another colorful mural by Jennifer Kosharek, 2013. The animated space mural is by Jared Hernandez. *New* At #653 behind Blue Lucy is "Twiggy", by BL owner Chad Mize, 2014. Behind State Theater, large mural by Pale Horse and Tes One, produced by Vitale Brothers, 2013.

7.- At 1st Avenue North and 7th St. there is a mural by Dollah and Tes One.

8.- Across 1st Ave N. at the Adiva Boutique, is a stylish black and white mural by Rasta Geary Taylor.

9.- *New* On the East wall of the Fork and Cork Cafe, Morean Art Center, there is a text mural: "You Are My Sunshine", that fits perfectly with St Pete's history. By J&S signs.

10 *New* 685 Central Avenue Mural by Jared Hernandez (already buffed).

11,- Central Avenue and 8th ST, West side of Morean Art Center, Mural by Acud Akut, 2014.

[This ends the bike/walking tour]

12.- At Freshly Squeezed (an urban clothing store) at 900 First Avenue N, a mural by Sebastian Coolidge.

13.- West side of The Bends bar, full-length wall mural by Sebastian Coolidge, 2012.

14.- *New* 1100 block of Central Ave. West of RIcky P's Bistro is a small, 2 story building with no address on it. A narrative mural by Sebastian Coolidge starts on the N side (Baum Ave} and continues onto the West side through to the S.. Side. By Sebastian Coolidge 2014.

15.- Central Ave and 13th St. S. On the West wall of of the Gas Plant Arcade, 1246 Central Ave, are portraits of adopted dogs done by the non profit "Murals for Mutts". Started 2012.

16.- On 17th St N. Just North of of 1st Aveat the rear of One of One Customs, a mural on a garage visible from 17th St. by Rasta Gary Taylor and Jared Hernandez. Continue North one more block to see the next mural...

17.- Tropical Breeze Apartments 17th St and 2nd Ave. N. On the West wall is a lush, earthtone mural of a woman with strands of hair that turn into branches. Mural by Jared Hernandez (Thirst), an excellent example of matching a mural to a residential area.

18.- Central Ave. and 17th St, S. On the S. side of Central Ave., there is a wall-length mural of an outdoor baseball game. By Oliver Farrell of Dunham NY 2012.

19.- *New* At 22nd St S, and 3rd Ave S is a block long marine mural by Vitale Brothers 2014.

20.- Fifth Ave S. and 24th St. Head South for two blocks and on the left, at the corner of Emerson Avenue there is a large wall with Murals by Acud Akut and Center One. Now take Terminal Drive S. heading West, which becomes Fairfield Ave.

21.- 2621 Fairfield Avenue, several murals on the walls of a small building that is one of Saint Pete's Hotspots for Music and Visual Art: The Venture Compound. From 2012 to 2013.

22.- 600 27th St. South On the East Side of Zen Glass Studios, there are murals by Tes One and Bask. 2012.

23.- 804 34th St. N. (US 19) east side of street. On the South Wall of Locksmith Security Lock and Key is a colorful mural titled "Historic Kenwood" by Curtis Sneary of St Petersburg, showing bungalow houses and other buildings of the historic Kenwood neighborhood.

24.- *New* At AA Glass Service, 2920 MLK St. N., North side, in the alley (not visible from MLK) Go in the alley behind the Sunset Grill. It is  a colorful mural with a collage of figures from palm trees to a UFO. By Christian Thomas, March 2014.

The above list represents 37 murals.

This is from Art Taco correspondent and friend Malcom Johnson, from his booklet of the same title.

--- Malcom Johnson

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Color of the Wind: Carol Dameron's "Barcelona" at the Morean Art Center.

    Carol Dameron's paintings and drawings are in the first gallery at the Morean. Most are set in what looks like Dutch landscapes, complete with luminous skies, canals and windmills. There are figures in many of them, often interacting. These are not literal representations.

Carol Dameron, "I Have Come Often to this Forest."

Carol's educational path began at the Sophie Newcomb College at Tulane University. From there to the Louvre and the Centre Americain in Paris, the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Dijon and the Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. This was followed by four years of painting afield in Portugal. 

Carol Dameron, "The End of Indifference"
  In the above diptych, "The End of Indifference",  there is a house on the left, the violinist, dressed in a red robe, at his feet a blue dog rejoicing to the music (?). In the right hand frame, two girls dance, one dressed in blue, with her hair down, the other in yellow, hair in a bun. Note they are mirrored by a spectral version of themselves in the background, to the left. Are they dancing on the water? They look away from us. There are formal resonances throughout this diptych. Look just to the right of the foreground dancers. There is an "axis" with two forms, one on each side. In the background, the small and lager island. Here the figures interact.

The paintings reflect her range of experience and fluency in European Classical techniques. The show is titled "Barcelona", from time spent there. The landscapes and figures are allegorical, which Carol described to me as "a story within a story". They are from her Second Allegory Series. 

Carol Dameron, "Amsterdam"

I detected a lot of dualisms in the work exhibited. They are not isolated points of reference, nor just possible paths. but more like magnetic poles creating a tensioned field within the frame. The wind is present, and rendered visible in one way or another. It seems like a suggestion of the passage of time or the data stream.

Carol Dameron, "Sing Upward: Drone Strike Sing-Along"
In Sing Upward, we see the familiar Dutch landscape and water. On the left is the violinist, who appears in several other paintings, but here he is a wraith. We can see through his body. The foreground has a field-reversal quality to it. Most of the figures are frozen in an individual terror, mouths agape, staring at the sky. Note the figures are out of normal perspective/scale. Those in the foreground are smaller in relation to the two in the center (save for the violinist). In the upper left, the drone flies into the picture.  {Close-up below}.

Close-up, the drone.

The drone is also ghostly, spectral, crystalline, similar to a UFO.. On the ground, the people are terrorized, but they do not huddle together, let alone embrace. They suffer alone. Look along the horizon, and two trees are obviously windblown, as if by the weight of history and mortality.

Do not be concerned with "getting the story". The artist's paintings and drawings give any viewers a  core, and attractant around which they can spin stories of their own. Barcelona is an unusual show. We do not see many allegorical paintings these days, these are unusually good and technically superb.

 --- Luis

At the Morean Art Center.

Friday, April 18, 2014

This Transcendence Weekend, April 4/18 - 4/20

Friday, April 18th

Join Beth Kokol as she welcomes good friend and talented artist ,Jeff Monsein, to her gallery. It will be a fun,casual art mixer showcasing Jeff"s eastern side. A great opportunity to view and purchase large and small reasonably priced, original art. Light refreshments served.

If you cannot make it on April 18 feel free to stop by the Gallery anytime between April 2 and 25. 5-8 PM, 3318 Bay to Bay Tampa Florida.


Saturday, April 19th


Join us for Record Store Day 2014 on Saturday April 19th. We will be opening our doors at 8am with an array of limited edition RSD titles. Please be advised that though we open at 8am the line begins to form earlier in the morning. Along with limited edition RSD releases, we will be setting up outside for our giant sidewalk sale and offering sales throughout the day on all your favorite records.

Here's the list of special releases for Record Store Day 2014

We're happy to annouce that PASSAFIRE will be joining us for a special acoustic performance and signing! They will be at The Local 662 around 4pm! Come down and party before their headlining gig at Jannus Live later that night!

11am until 3 p.m. Infinite Skillz and his crew will be MC-ing and making The 600 Block of St. Petersburg bounce.

As part of our Record Store Day celebration we have teamed up with tbt* Newspaper to host their FREE Ultimate Band List's showcase at The Local 662 featuring Good Graeff, Fowler's Bluff, Mark Etherington. Archaic Interest, and Sonic Graffiti. Doors open at 7pm and admission is free!

We are also pleased to be working with The Burger Online to bring you even more great entertainment at Fubar Downtown! The Burger Online Record Store Day Showcase will kick off with DJ Crouse Neil spinning tunes and will continue with live music from Madame Albatross, One Trip Little, Luxury Mane, Empire Cinema, yogurt smoothness , ULCER & DeadLift! Doors open at 5pm, live music begins around 7, and admission is free!


Mainsail Art Show. Huge, waterside, around Vinoy Park, Bayshore Drive and 7th Avenue. Saint Pete. Saturday, APril 19, 9AM - 6 PM, Sunday April 20th, 10-5.


Join us Saturday, April 19th for our Official Record Store Day 2014 event! We will be opening early at 9AM with a full stock of Official RSD releases along with a HUGE assortment of killer used vinyl.

Live music from 13 bands starting at 11AM:


We'll have a sidewalk sale out front with vinyl spinning all day from these awesome local DJ's:

dJ jIhad

FREE beer and food from some great local restaurants will be available as well.

Raffles and give-aways ALL day, including: PLANET RETRO store gift certificates, T-Shirts, Limited RSD Vinyl and a super cool Official Record Store Day PEANUTS Record Player!!!

Keep an eye on this page for more info and details coming soon!



QUAID is proud to announce “In the Attic”, a solo exhibition of new works by Ville Mehtonen. Combining an old and new aesthetic the show will feature small drawings and paintings that pull from an interest in identity, memory and pattern making. A zine titled "Sources and Sorcery" will be produced in conjunction with the show.

When: April 19, 7pm-10pm at QUAID.
Where: QUAID; 4636 N. Florida Ave. Tampa, FL 33603

The event is free and open to the public but donations are greatly appreciated. Classes and groups are encouraged and welcomed.

After party immediately following the reception at the Mermaid Tavern.

This exhibition will run from April 19 - May 10.



INFINITE SCROLL is a group exhibition featuring Santiago Echeverry, Stephen John Ellis, Christina Humphreys, Gigi Lage, and Chase Starr presenting digital and video based artwork. Their art explores existences online and offline, virtual and actual, digital and analog. Perhaps what is more fascinating, however, is the way which the artists examine the space between these existences or moments of overlap.

The IRL version of INFINITE SCROLL will feature a downloadable ebook. However, the ebook can only be accessed when within range of a specific wifi signal at the Venture Compound the evening of the exhibit.

A URL version of INFINITE SCROLL will also open April 19 at and be on view through May 17.

INFINITE SCROLL is a term referring to a “news feed” such as those used in Facebook or Tumblr which extend indefinitely, perpetually populating with information. However, it also alludes to a physical yet outmoded written media and brings to mind an impossible mental image.

ART AT BAY | praxis
One phrase we use often to help us define our magazine and blog is “Serious thought on art in Tampa Bay”. We offer many opinions, words and voices on contemporary art as it happens locally. However, we feel that theory is only as valuable as the praxis it encourages, informs, and inspires. With this in mind, in some sense, ART AT BAY is only half complete with its written components. With the ART AT BAY | praxis series we are striving to facilitate a complimentary praxis component, some talk to our walk.


#awesome st. pete #awesome st. pete grant #installation #space to take photos #gold #art party #fish #bird #gold spray paint #america #flag #gold piano

I saw this installation yesterday, and it looks promising, even unfinished! See this one.

Keep St. Pete Lit Presents Tampa Bay’s first Lucha Libro Literary Death Match!!!

On April 19 Eight of Tampa Bay’s most daring wordsmith’s will go head-to-head in live literary combat!

After they’re given their prompt, authors will have ten minutes to create an original piece of written brilliance, right before your eyes! After this frenzy of spontaneous creation, our combatants will present their work and a winner will be declared!

Theatricality from everyone encouraged!


Sunday, April 20th

Sunday April 20, 2014 will be the celebration of four years of The Pangaea Project concert series. From it's humble beginnings as a small gathering to introduce fellow experimental electronic artists to each other, to it's acquisition of it's own performance space and to it's new status as a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, The Pangaea Project has helped shape the avant-garde and outsider arts culture of Tampa Bay.

Performances will start promptly at 9pm with a 15-minute time limit for each performer. There will be no gap in between performers. The arrangement and order of performers in this "installation-style" show will follow a (very rough) approximation of the golden spiral, moving throughout the space.

Performing artists:
Nequam Sonitus
Lavender Smith
Whitey Alabastard
Jason J Bundy
David DeCorte
Black Beast of Arrrghhh

Doors will be open at 8pm
Suggested donation of $5


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Jim Corp Macro/Micro at Five Deuces

Five Deuces is an arts complex created from rehabbed factory/warehouse spaces at 222 22nd Street across from Softwater and MGA studios. There are two buildings in use, and another that I did not enter. The artists look happy in there, and the atmosphere reminds me of Salt Creek. In one of them is a gallery where the Macro/Micro show of paintings by Jim Corp is on display.

Jim Corp and his work.

Jim Corp had a formal art education and sees his work in the tradition of abstract expressionism. He mentioned Mexican Muralist Rufino Tamayo and Paul Klee as influences.. In this show there is a variety of work shown. The main part consists of botanical/floral close-ups scaled large (4x5 ft?). They are in pungent colors, few in number and relatively graphic. Think of an organic color field painting. There are also Rothko influenced works in the show. I can't help but think that Jim's pallete was also influenced by is extended stays in other countries and cultures. There are also prints in the show. Jim is a master printer as well. I looked at some recently printed work, and it is beautifully designed and executed.

If you go to see this show, make sure you go into his studio, which is adjacent to the gallery.

Jim Corp's show, Macro/Micro will be up at least through April 12th.

--- Luis
All work by Jim Corp

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sexxx Dreams Event review. [NSFW]



Work by Steven Kenny.

By any masure, Sexxx Deeams was a successful event. Funding was crowdsourced. Lots of people came. They enjoyed the art and performances. All this on a first-time event! 

A few observations...

Casts of Artists' genitalia.

A lot of the art was about body parts. On one wall there were at least four dripping vaginas, the best of which was James Oleson's. Only a few pieces carried over a dream-like aura, notably Saori Murphy's and Emily Miller's.

From the Gemini Series, by Emily Miller.

 The row of OB/GYN tools was not exactly dream-like. The surrealism often ex(xx)perienced in dreams was scant in the art and performances.
The latter were precise, beautifully executed, action-packed, and mostly gay. (Think beautiful men in leather straps and boy shorts). Little or no hetero, lesbian or transgender performances. Coco and Homo dazzled as did the stunning Vita de Void.

Work by James Oleson.

Congratulations to Laura Spencer, Coco and Homo, all performers and artists for a wonderful evening, and to Maryanne Lynch for hosting in Fire Station #3.

--- Luis

100 Films @ Blue Lucy April 19th.

[As received from Blue Lucy...]
Bluelucy Presents:



Each artist was supplied with the same size canvas (16" x 16" wood panel). 
A list of over 350 films (1920-2013) were supplied by Sunscreen Film Festival and BlueLucy. 
Each artist then selected one film from list. 


653 Central Avenue
St Petersburg, FL

Participating artists: Adam Graham, Adam Steadman, Adam T, Amy Marshall, Andrea Pawlisz, Angelika Graca, Aurailieus, Bill Drugan,
Billy Cole, Brandon Bailey, Cake Marques, Carrie Matteoli, Ceri Watkins, Chad Jacobs, Chad Mize, Chad Pollpeter, Cheryl Weber, Chris Seney,
Christian Thomas, Cindy Linville, Cody Meacham, Coralette Damme, Dan Schmidt, Daniel Barojas, Daniel Mrgan, Daniel Williams, Darren Beistle,
David Cabassa, Dawn Marie, Deidra Kriner, Derek Donnelly, Eduardo Camejo-Gariga, Eric Kent, Gabriel Ramos, George Medeiros, George Retkes,
Gretchen Suding, Hugo Porcaro, J Michael Taylor, Jake Whitney, James Michael McCraken, Jeffrey Jacoby, Jeffrey Pfaff, Jeffrey Sincich,
Jenipher Chandley, Jerry Cahill, Jimmy Breen, Joanna Ledingham, John Suarez, John Taormina, Jon Fisher, Jon Stine, Joseph Burnsed,
Julia Michael, Julia Updegraff, Juliana Villamil, Julie Brookins, Julie Price, Justin Wagher, Korey, Kristi Capone, Krysteena Wakefield,
Laura Spencer, Maggie & Michael Alexis, Marc Levasseur, Melia Carino, Melisa Taylor, Melissa Turkel, Melissa Wilson, Michael McGrath,
Michelle Sawyer, Mike Rozak, Moy Loera, Nick Kekllas, Paul Trusik, Perry deVick, Rachel Weirich, Rebekah Lazaridis, Reid Jenkins,
Richard Seidel, RJ Runas, Rob Bocik, Robert Phelps, Rylan Wright, Saori, Sarah Sheppard, Scott Hillis, Sharon Norwood, Stacey Merrill,
Stephen Palladino, STOIC, Sue Woodall, T Heffner, Tonny Ayers, Tony Krol, Tristan Walsh, Tyler Martinolich,
Ungala, Vanessa Culver, Wade Slater, Wendi Rogers, Wilmer Vergara, Zoe Bocik, Zulu Painter 


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

This Noah Week, March 8th - 13th 2014

Tuesday, March 8th, 2014

This unique open mic focuses on storytelling -- no poetry or music. So come share your finest prose, or if you're just in the mood for listening, catch some tales from our area's wordsmiths.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Readings will begin around 7 p.m.

A featured reader will kick off the night, followed by open mic slots. Open mic readers get 10 minutes and will be timed.

Featured readers:
Stand-Up Librarian Meredith Myers

Suggested donation at the door and refreshments available for donation.



Wednesday, April 9, 2014


*** It's "Pay What You Can" night***

At 9:09pm April 9th Sarah Thee "Queen of the Robots" Campagna, along with David "World's most Wonderful Husband" Campagna will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Sarah's arrival on Earth (for this incarnation).

At that moment Dave and Sarah will be at Demens Landing, enjoying the first preview performance of American Stage Theatre Company's production of the Wiz.

You are invited to enjoy some live musical theater under the stars and celebrate with them.

(Yes, it's a Wednesday night, but the price is "Pay What You Can" - which has its advantages.)

DO NOT BRING GIFTS!! The pleasure and surprise of seeing each person who actually shows-up will have Sarah grinning for days and probably hopping-up-and-down a bit ('cause that's what she does) - and this will be MORE than gift enough.

There is no one who is "not invited" to this dealio. We've mostly kept it "invite only" to minimize heckling. Please, if you want to bring someone or know someone who's name slipped past us on the invite list, bring or invite them. The show will be fun and the more the merrier!

The gates open at 6pm, and the show starts at 8.
Because blanket seating is "first come first seated" we are usually waiting at the gate at 6pm.
(Will Call opens at 5:30 pm)

If you've never attended one of these outdoor productions, there is a large (but not unlimited) area where people spread out blankets to watch the show, and that's where we plan to be. Some people bring a picnic including beverages. THERE WILL NOT BE FOOD FOR SALE on this night because it is a preview night.

Here's is American Stage's info page for the show:

We will be adding more details later, but this is a chance to consider putting the event on your calendar.

Dave and I are have now committed to saving space for four late arrivals. That's probably as much space as can be saved by two peeps. Others who will be late but want to sit with the group might need to send someone with a blanket to help with the space saving. Thanks!!


Join us for one last musical extravaganza with a free concert by the legendary Joe Craven! Wednesday, April 9th at the City Gazebo, 7-9pm. Bring your chair or blanket your picnic basket and your favorite beverage! 

 5th and Main St. Gazebo, Safety Harbor

Lauren Bone will talk about sketch comedy and improv basics, play theater games, and discuss what makes good comedy. Total beginners to seasoned thespians are welcome. Participation is recommended.
This may become an ongoing series on a separate day. Those interested in becoming part of an improv/sketch comedy team should contact Lauren Bone or sign up at the class.

This is a FREE educational event.

2732 6th Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Our April Second Thursday Social host is the Gallery on First Ave & Second St, in Progress Plaza, Suite 111. The beautiful gallery, formerly the Timothy Raines Gallery, features the works of Raines and other prominent local and national artists.

Free for LocalShops1 Business, Artist, Non-Profit and Shopper Members
$10 for non-members

Chart 411: Non-profit promotes the idea that those who Treasure the Gulf and our Gulf Coast way of life can do our part to create a sustainable and healthy water way while meeting the needs of a growing population.

Aussie Designs: Unique hand painted custom creations, glass, baskets, gifts, recycled art and more.

The Cystic Fibrosis' St. Petersburg chapter will also be there, giving out information about their upcoming walk and having a special fundraising raffle. For more information contact Cherlene at

One Progress Plaza
200 Central Ave., Suite 111




Morean Arts Center and Keep St. Pete Lit presents
Mythos, Art and Writing: Stories and Poems Inspired by The Heroic Journey.

Featured writers are writing a story or poem using the heroic journey as a theme. Their writings are inspired by the artists' works that are currently on display at Morean Arts Center. The event is free.

The featured writers who will be reading their work at this event are:

Sheree L. Greer
Lynn Waddell
Rob McCabe
Shelly Wilson
C Abraham Bellamy
Gloria Munoz
Samira Obeid
Velva Lee Heraty
Maureen McDole
Enrique Matta
Beth Jackson
R Mona Leza
Peter Hargital

The featured artists whose work is currently on display at Morean Arts Center are:

Diane Elmeer
Carol Dameron
Stuart Asprey
Amy Lee
Eleen Lin
Ian Everett

For more info: keepstpetelit@g

 Morean Art Center, 719 Central.

We've now moved our Florida Folk Scene Showcases to a 2x/month event so be sure to come out for them and bring your friends who like good music!

Additionally, the showcases will now start at 8:00PM and will showcase 3 artists.

This week you're in for an especially good treat, because our very own Mark Etherington will be gracing us with a MOUNTAIN HOLLER set!

Back by popular demand, Morgan Soltes and Todd-Rider McBride as YEARS BEFORE NOW will also be performing solo sets. ∞

To Reiterate - MAR 27th FEATURED ARTISTS:

Mountain Holler

Morgan Soltes
(of Sons of Hippies)

Years Before Now

When? APRIL 10TH - 8:00PM
Where? Green Bench Brewing Co..

The Florida Folk Scene is an organization of folk musicians from all over the state of Florida whose mission is to organize, support and expose folk artists.

Green Bench Brewing Co. and the FFS have paired together to create a showcase every other Thursday that acts as a foundation for the exposure of members of the Florida Folk Scene.

Every showcase will feature 3-4 members of the Florida Folk Scene from St. Petersburg and around the state of Florida.

Thanks for supporting your local and state wide music scenes!

The Florida Folk Scene


Friday, April 11th, 2014


Every Friday night the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club opens its doors to shufflers of all ages as different generations gather to play what is becoming the uber-hip game of shuffleboard.

The April 11th Shuffle will feature the Floridiana Bazaar displaying the wares of Florida and American roadside authors and collectors. Participants include writers, photographers, and dealers of Florida vintage ephemera, also known as Floridiana.


Saturday, April 12th, 2004
 Eve N Odd resurrects for one night only at Strands of Sunshine on Saturday.




The Warehouse Arts District in collaboration with the Arts Association St. Petersburg Inc., The EDGE District of St. Petersburg, the Central Arts District, the Grand Central District Association and the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is proud to announce the Second Saturday heARTwalk on April 12, 2014 from 5-9 p.m.

The heARTwalk trolley is sponsored by the Heart Gallery of Pinellas-Pasco ( and the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance. Look for Heart Gallery volunteers and posters to learn how they support the arts community and their dedication to helping foster children find forever families.

Ride our red trolley or the white coach bus as they take you on a tour of over 35 warehouses, galleries and studios that are staying open late just for you! This one continuous loop goes from the roundabout at 10th Street and Central Avenue to deep in the heart of the Warehouse Arts District. The shortened loop is to help reduce rider wait time! You can also use The Central Avenue Trolley ($.50) to reach galleries and shops on Central Avenue to Beach Drive.

Free trolley parking can be found 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 Duncan McClellan, Soft Water Studios, St. Pete Clay Company and the Florida Holocaust Museum.

Handmade, one of a kind, unique, local art make excellent gifts! Ride the trolley to these venues or download the map and drive yourself. Browse, watch and purchase “Where Art is Made”!

The studios and galleries provide an informal, engaging social evening to drop in and meet our community's artists. Many will have demonstrations and refreshments. Be the first to see new affordable works of fine, glass, and clay art!

TROLLEY STOP – Trolley starts here at 5pm
Craftsman House Gallery – 2955 Central Avenue - A one-day pottery sale with potter Tom Homann, featuring earthy, organic tableware forms including mugs, bowls, pitchers, vases, pie plates, and canister sets. Also, a percentage of sales from ceramic & glass hearts will be donated to The Heart Gallery of Pinellas. Housed in an historic Arts & Crafts bungalow, this gallery features clay, blown glass, jewelry, wood, handcrafted furniture, from over 300 national & local artisans.

Charlie Parker Pottery – 2724 6th Avenue South - Fleeting Permanence - Meridith Coen is a local artist whose collection of functional pottery incorporates cloud imagery with sleek rounded forms. Fleshy yet airy clouds juxtaposed with black and white graphic designs are integrated into cups, bowls, pitchers and various household pieces to create whimsical moments in clay.

Zen Glass Studio – 600 27th Street South - Enjoy live glassblowing, auctions, demonstrations and a gallery show of our newest creations. Featuring the works of Zen Glass artists Joshua Poll, Dave Walker, and Christian Zvonik.

The Venture Compound – 2621 Fairfield Ave South - The Future Sucks – A Sci-Fi group show.

Funktionhouse Urban Lumber & Furnishings at U562 Art Studios & Showroom – 562 25th St. S - A working art studio and showroom. Currently showing the works of Christian Zvonik (blown glass sculpture), Evan Neimann (painter), Jeremiah Jacobs (ceramics and sculpture), and Kendra Zvonik (painter).

Duncan McClellan Glass – 2342 Emerson Avenue South - Body and Soul: Glass sculptures by Alexis Silk and Deanna Clayton; photography by Richard Logan. Free glass blowing demonstration by visiting artist Alexis Silk.

Clay Center of St. Petersburg - 420 23rd Street South - Demonstration by famous sculpture Kyu Yamamoto, special sale from Bill Sabo before he leaves for Michigan, watch a sagger firing, and enjoy visiting artists from St. Pete Art MASH. the Clay Center offers studio space, handbuilding, and wheel throwing classes in a warm, friendly environment.

Soft Water Studios - 515 22nd Street South - A 4000 sq ft warehouse space has been beautifully transformed into a fine art gallery and studio space. Featuring a rotating gallery of paintings, photography, printmaking and sculpture by resident Soft Water artists: Carrie Jadus, Paul Glass, Emily Miller, Clifford Hollensworth & Mark Aeling

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 South - The hub for African American art and culture in St. Petersburg. April is Jazz History Month and "The Woodson" will honor the legacy of Jazz greats with featured art throughout the gallery representing a rich history in this music genre.

Uniquely Original Arts - 915 24th Street South - Featuring African American art and mixed media collages. Special book signing by author Yah-Tay Keaton.

Train Station Center for Clay – 420 22nd Street South - St. Pete Clay Artist-in-Residence Opening: COMMON GROUND - New works by Jeremy Wallace. Opening Celebration: Joining together of St. Pete Clay: Artist In Residence and Morean Arts Center Clay Studio at the Historic Train Station. Includes member CA CAFE open for sandwiches, beer and snacks during artwalk.

RedZenArt – 222 22nd Street South - A working studio where creativity is the focus, with many pieces in progress! The studio is home to artist Jim Rolston's Fine Art Paintings and Sculptures. Most of Jim's work is abstract expressionism and ceramic sculpture pieces.

Nancy Smrekar working studio - 2135 3rd Avenue South, Unit #5 - In the garden courtyard building, with other artists working in various mediums. Featuring acrylic/oil paintings in impressionism, realism and abstract styles by emerging artist Nancy Smrekar.

Richard Clark and Jim Corp - Five Deuces Galleria - 420 23rd Street South - Fine art prints and paintings. The Galleria complex will also be open featuring works of art by several artists.

Works in Progress Art Studios & Gallery - 24 22nd Street South - Carolynn and Daniel invite you to visit their studios and see the latest works in progress. You will find them working on ceramics, painting, drawing....even custom framing! Also in the studios, Calusa Press, a hand-fed custom letterpress business, with some wonderful antique presses on display.

St. Petersburg Opera Company - 2145 1st Ave South St. Petersburg Opera’s new home, Opera Central, where the heart of the building is a 750 sq. ft. gallery for visual art. View an exhibit of Paper Solo works: works on paper from artist Patsie McCandless.

ARTicles Art Gallery & Custom Framing - 1445 Central Avenue - Showcasing recent works by Margaret Juul, Lance Rodgers, Nathan Beard, Steven Kenny, Nin McQuillen and more. The gallery represents an eclectic group of artists and serves as a friendly and approachable place for everyone to discover and support local art in St Pete.

Creative Clay – 1114 Central Avenue - Opening Reception of Flora and Fauna: A Riotous Garden of Delight. The exhibit is filled with an abundance of garden themed art and objects for sale. Paintings of flowers and birds, mixed media mushrooms, garden stones, and fiber art flowers.

Feathered Serpent Gallery - 1018 Central Avenue Americas Intertwined. Tour the Caribbean, Central America, and South America through the work of more than 20 artists

Us Artists Group, LLC- Electric Zoo Studios – 1741 First Avenue North - Featured musical guest Guitarist/Songwriter, Christie Lenee' - two free shows at 6pm & 8pm. See the books and illustrations by artist E.B.Yates, and TVM3D™ projected images set to original music by James McNeely. Live webcast will be taking place!

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.

Grand Central Stained Glass & Graphics – 2401 Central Avenue - We'll have an array of terrific glass artists on hand, each working on their current piece. All will be eager to chat with you about their techniques and experiences. Watch and learn as artists craft stained, fused, mosaic, wire-wrapped, and painted glass pieces for your enjoyment and amazement!

Creative Soul Studio : Coffee, Wine, Art – 2425 Central Avenue - Meet internationally renowned artist Jonathan Manzinga from Zimbabwe. Jonathan has exhibited in Europe, Africa, Australia, and now St. Petersburg. He recently finished his Australian tour as Artist in Residence at the Gold Coast Art School. His bright, vibrant colors and expressions of life are sure to move any art aficionado.

Augustine Ludovico Studio & Academy of Art - 2851 1stAve North - The gallery & art studios will be open for viewing. Paintings and jewelry for sale, with artists available to visit. The Academy will also be holding a "Painting with Attitude" workshop from 7:00-10:00 for $30. The workshop includes a fun evening, all supplies, and snacks. Participants take home a painting.

Also accessible via the Central Avenue trolley (50 cents):

Central Ave Trolley Stop
Morean Arts Center – 719 Central Avenue - On view: Storytellers, Barcelona and Stick and Stones, Leaves and Grass. Featuring Carol Dameron and Diane Elmeer.

Central Ave Trolley Stop
Graphi-ko Gallery/ Jewelry – 669 Central Avenue - Meet featured artist Painter Loki of Sarasota. Loki will be painting live as he works on his new body of work titled “Expressions of the Gulf Coast”. Catch a first glimpse of works for his upcoming showing. He has recently inspired interest in his “Epoch Expressionism” paintings from recent showings at the gallery in 2013. See all of the galleries creative paintings and jewelry.

St. Pete Art Works -- 635 Central Ave - A cooperative art gallery with guest artist exhibitions and multimedia events. Graphite illustrations and "Brick 'n' Mortar" mixed media works by Jim Kirkman. Music by Beginner's Luck.

Strands of Sunshine – 8 Sixth Street N - Strands of Sunshine is thrilled to host guest artist Jennifer Kosharek. Jennifer will be showing her newest work, including paintings, drawings, dolls, and more. Come get your Eve N Odd fix, and meet the artist! Amy will also have new jewelry perfect for your spring wardrobe!

Central Ave Trolley Stop
Florida Holocaust Museum – 55 Fifth Street South - Fire In My Heart: From Slavery to Freedom Part 1 - The Coalition of Immokalee Workers. Two members from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) were enslaved a mere 145 miles from downtown St. Petersburg and Clemantine Wamariya who was just six-years-old when genocide erupted in her native Rwanda.

Florida Craftsmen, Inc. – 501 Central Avenue - Expect to be dazzled by the finest contemporary clay, glass, jewelry, fiber, metal, wood & mixed media hand crafted by over 300 Florida artists.

The Art Lofts of St. Petersburg, FL – 10 Fifth St N Upstairs - April features new work by artist Haleh Phinney in the upstairs gallery. A community of 18+ working artist studios, located directly above the Florida Craftsmen Gallery. Our artists’ work includes photography, painting, sculpture, jewelry, copper and mixed media.

Berk Fine Art Collective – 10 Fifth Street N, #100 - Opening reception of the new gallery. Featuring works by Robert "the quadfather" Sutherland, Karan Porter, and Tammy Berk. Scenes of downtown St. Petersburg, oil paintings, encaustic mixed media pieces, and other original works. Musical entertainment and refreshments.

Art on 1st – 550 First Avenue North - Introducing works by well-known artist, Jean Grasdorf along with art works by Rita Gould.

Central Ave Trolley Stop
Michele Tuegel Contemporary – 320 Central Avenue - “Art Tales”; mixed media works by Laura Balombini and necklace constructs by Diana Samper.

Gallery on First Avenue South – 1st Ave S - Ongoing exhibition of gallery artists, featuring new contemporary works by Timothy Raines and Shane Bowden.

Central Ave Trolley Stop
SHAPIRO'S Gallery – 300 Beach Drive NE - SHAPIRO'S Gallery features work by over 250 American artists and craftsmen. April's ArtWalk highlights the blown glass by brother's Andrew and Robert Madvin. Open until 10PM.

Central Ave Trolley Stop
Lynn Merhige Gallery – 216 Fourth St North - New oil paintings by Carolann Mancuso. Last opportunity to see Omarr Otero's photography.

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

Stop by one or all! You won’t be disappointed!


You are invited to the second Art MASH of 2014. We are going to help celebrate the one year anniversary of the Clay Center of St. Petersburg!!!! In 2013, the St. Pete Art MASH produced a total of nine pop up shows that collectively had over $92,700.00 in commission free sales for artists - all monies went directly to local artists in the area! In 2014, we are looking forward to continuing this pattern of success and would like you to come meet our artists, have a good time, and support the local art community.

Light food, entertainment, and beverages are provided.

The St. Pete Art MASH is an opportunity for artists to increase visibility and sales and frequently we highlight artists that are "new" or "emerging" and often our participating artists use the ART MASH as an opportunity for their first show so it is an opportunity for you to "find" a great new artist!

We are proud of the artists that have participated and of all the new artists we can help bring into the art "scene". Come enjoy their work, support new artists, and have fun!

Clay Center, 400 234rd St S.



Spring is here! What better time to get outside and enjoy the lovely cool evenings while they last! Starting this month, we invite you to stop and visit with us as we work in our studios….. get to know us and learn what or who inspires us. It’s the perfect time of year to enjoy our beautiful courtyard! As always, we are a stop on the Warehouse Arts District Trolley, generously sponsored this month by the Heart Gallery of Pinellas-Pasco and the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance. There’s also plenty of parking behind the building and on 1st Avenue S., or on Central Avenue, for those who prefer to drive. See you here!


 2724 6th Ave St Pete
Meridith Coen is a local artist whose collection of functional pottery
incorporates cloud imagery with sleek rounded forms. Fleshy yet airy
clouds juxtaposed with black and white graphic designs are integrated
into cups, bowls, pitchers and various household pieces to create
whimsical moments in clay.



The Duncan McClellan Gallery proudly presents “Body and Soul” with Alexis Silk, Deanna Clayton and Richard Logan!

At 5pm on Saturday, April 12th, the gallery doors will open to reveal amazing glass sculptures and photography depicting the human body from the perspectives of three very different artists. From abstract and powerful to dynamic and contemporary, each of these pieces will provide depth, beauty and amazement for all our guests to witness.

Tonight will also be the last glass blowing demo until October 2014 (due to warm weather). Visit us to watch Alexis Silk transform glass into gorgeous figures of the human body.

You won’t want to miss this amazing exhibit! While you browse, enjoy an adult beverage, soda or water for a donation from our custom bars (All donations benefit the DMG School Project).

About the Artists
The work of Alexis Silk is timeless. Working in cast bronze, hot sculpted blown glass and steel she explores interrelationships of humanity, culture and industry. Her primary subject is the human figure, dynamic or at repose, classical, familiar, and rich with meaning. Intrinsic beauty combines with conceptual depth.

Internationally known glass artist, Deanna Clayton, has been working with glass for over twenty years and was introduced to glass right out of high school. Her work fuses the aesthetics of ancient and contemporary techniques using glass techniques that are some of the first casting techniques to be used in history. Her forms are contemporary concepts. Combined they create an object for a contemporary setting with the essence of an archeological find from another era. The use of granulated glass mixed with binders allows her to work with glass as though she were painting a canvas. She uses layer upon layer of color to achieve depth and contrast. The addition of electroplated copper to the edges of the work provides structural integrity as well as a beautiful detail accentuating the intricacy of the cast glass.

Richard Logan is a fine art photographer and painter living in Clearwater, Fl. His career started by putting the colorful people and island scenery onto canvas while he lived in the Caribbean in the 70’s, then becoming a freelance graphic designer in Kansas City, MO in the 80’s to a career in commercial photography in Florida in the 90s, Richard has focused on photography and mixed media and is dedicated to “just creating the kind of art he wants.”

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5pm and by appointment.
Exhibit runs 4/12/14 to 5/2/14