Thursday, February 12, 2015

This Jupiter Rising Weekend, February 13th-15th

It is Valentine's Day Weekend, a time for love and treasuring those close to us.Lots going on this weekend, so plan something special for your love.

Thursday, Feb 12 -

Second Thursday of the Month, 6:30pm
Free with Museum Admission (Admission is $5 after 5pm on Thursdays and free all year round for Museum Members)
Join KEEP ST. PETE LIT, a local organization that supports the literary community, for a book club that connects the visual arts with the literary arts. Each month’s featured book will connect with the work in the Museum’s collection or special exhibition.

This month: Connecting to "Monet to Matisse: On the French Coast" is F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘Tender is the Night’


Friday, Feb 12th


The FEBRUARY group event for FAF St Pete/ Tampa Bay ... of course every Friday can be Free Art Friday!

ARTISTS: If you're interested in participating please do at your convenience--distribution is loosely concentrated in downtown st pete but you can place art wherever you like. Be sure to tag it with free art friday and your email or the web address of this group so people can post and let you know your art was found. Also feel free to post pictures on this page of your work/where it is placed.

FINDERS: Please limit yourself to 1 piece per person and let the artists know how excited you are to find their work by contacting them or posting a photo here. PLEASE I can't stress enough how much a thank you does to encourage artists to continue participating and without artists there is no FAF.

LOCATION VARIES: in general the focus is downtown st pete, between 8th street and beach drive, and between 1st ave south and 1st ave north with a concentrated effort around the 600 block of central BUT artists are free to place work wherever is in their normal paths so keep an eye out everywhere, artists can help by posting images/clues on where to look

the group URL is for posting images

OF COURSE this event is merely a suggestion for those of us who like deadlines... not required, not limited to this or any specified date. THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR ART WITH THE WORLD generosity is its own reward.


Friday, Feb 13th

Join us at the Morean Glass Studio & Hot Shop and watch Jason Christian in action, showcasing his talent in the art of reticello. Standard demonstration fees apply - only $8.95 per person!

Jason is a participating artist in Italian Traditions, temporary exhibition on view at the Chihuly Collection from Jan 23 through Apr 19.

Jason Christian is a glass artist living in the Seattle area. He became involved in glass art at the age of 21 - slowly developing his glass knowledge through experience. He has worked with a variety of well-known artists in the Seattle community, including Martin Blank, Preston Singletary, James Mongraine, and Nancy Callan. For almost a decade he has been an integral member of Dale Chihuly's boathouse team, collaborating and working with international artists, including Pino Singnoretti. His individual work explores the art of reticello, classical Venetian techniques, and modern simplicity. As of recent, he has been developing art inspired by the works of Faberge- combining the delicate complexity of reticello with the intricate detailing Faberge's eggs are known for.

Additional events in conjunction with Italian Traditions:
- Artist talk with Raven Skyriver
- Artist talk with Nancy Callan
- Artist talk with John Brekke
- Make Your Own Murrine!
- Night Blow



1906 North Armenia, West Tampa, Florida 33607
Free Parking
Food trucks, Local Art, Live music
Suggested Admission $10 per person at door (benefits the Special Operations Warrior Foundation)



Venture Compound 

It's the most wonderful time of the year, come celebrate Stephen Pastor AND JDavis's Birthday Bash with us!!

Okay guys, I really don't want to overhype this party too much, so I'll just leave it at this...This will be the best night of your life and I personally will 100% guarantee it.

Here's what some people are saying....

"This birthday party is going to be great!" - Twitter

"The birthday bash is the can't miss event of the year, only an idiot would do something else that night" - ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE (letter to the editor, submitted by me. no word on if they're going to use it yet. we'll see)

This party will have all the MAJOR elements of a typical party:




-Sonic Graffiti

-Jackson Davis and the Jackettes

******It won't be enforced, but attendees are encouraged to dress up! Show some class you guys.

Stay the whole night or drop in for just a minute to give the birthday boy(s) some love.
Lets make this a truly #blessed night to remember for one of the best dudes this town has to offer and also Jackie!





MUCH ADO Schedule:
Alley & Gallery open at 7PM (Food Truck + Bar)
Performance at 8PM ll Speak(=)Love After Party on 2/14 9:30PM

'Much Ado,' an immersive performance and exhibition, will be presented on February 13th and 14th @ 8PM at the historic Rialto Theatre in Downtown Tampa. This project features an interactive dance/theatre performance, cinematic installation, live music, and curated art exhibition all based on William Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing.' Boasting a cast of over 50 performers and 18 visual artists, 'Much Ado' is by far the most ambitious project we have undertaken and will present an experience never before produced in this area.

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'Much Ado' ll FEB 13 + 14 ll Historic Rialto Theatre
7PM - Gallery Opens (Food + Drink available)
8PM - Performance

ALL DAY community-wide celebration with contests, prizes, discounts and specials at dozens of EDGE businesses! Here are just some of the highlights:

• Make-your-own funky Mardi Gras bead necklaces at Creative Clay from 11a-3p; Make Your Own Folk Art Valentine with Missionary Mary Proctor (2-4 pm); Art for Peace exhibit (10 am-9 pm)

• Nerdy Noah, Juggler Extraordinaire (1-9 pm)

• Tao Jones Tramp Clown (11 am-6 pm)

• Scott Howard, guitar, banjo, mandolin (10a-12p)

• Walk-up Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day painting for children & adults at Pinot's Palette - Downtown St. Pete at 3p, along with Valentine’s Day class for children at 2:30p and adult class at 7p (registration online)

• 10th Anniversary Party at ARTicles Art Gallery & Custom Framing; Artist Robert Simone hosts exhibition reception (6-9 pm); Music by Ben Winkler Trio (6-9 pm); Photobooth by Xina Scuderi (6-9 pm); Caricatures by Bruce Norris (6:30-8:30 pm)

• Brooklyn South Gumbo and Valentine’s Day cheese platters with chocolate covered strawberries, & free French cheese samples at Brooklyn South

• Special guest jewelry designer Cadyn & Charlie Jewelry (11am-3pm), and 20% off when purchasing both Ashe Couture apparel and Cadyn & Charlie Jewelry (11am-2pm) at Ashe Couture Boutique

* Wine sippers at plain jane st pete

• 50th customer wins gift certificate at Adele’s Pickwick Antiques

• Every customer wearing a Mardi Gras costume receives 50% off any item in the store at Three9 Shoes

• 25th customer who mentions Mardi Gras in the EDGE wins 5 free DVDs at CASA Collections Thrift Shoppe

• King Cake at Paper Street Market

• Raffle for 2 free yoga classes; special of $35 for 30-day unlimited yoga pass or $25 for 5-class pass at Peace of Yoga

• 50th customer at The Edge Lounge and Tapas receives a free drink (opens at 11 am)

• Win up to $20 in gift certificates & get $4 Abita taps at Bodega on Central

• Wear Mardi Gras garb, get $1 off beer at Green Bench Brewing Co.

• "Purple Reigns" Second Line Parade at 4pm (line up at Ricky Ps at 3pm)

• Mardi Gras costume contest at Ricky P's at 5p, followed by live music at 6p

• Free raffle ticket to every customer plus additional ticket with any drink purchase, prize drawings held throughout evening with two grand prizes -- 2 tickets to State Theatre & an Android 7” Tablet -- at Edge of 9

• Sweetheart Count contest and sweet soul music at The Bends from 5-10p, followed by DJ Dance Party at 11p

• Live music V.D. Burns featuring Marbin at The Amsterdam at 9p

• $4 Abita pints and free Mardi Gras beads during parade at The Flying Pig Taphouse

• Condition 6 performing at Ferg's Sports Bar & Grill

• And more contests and specials at Amulet, McB’s, Genaro, Milagros, and Designer Consigner!


Get your valentine on! There's still time to catch our feature exhibit PORTRAITS: A Lot Like Real Life and join us for sweet treats at the gallery in the Central Arts District. Bring your Valentine! 



This Saturday we have a special Valentines Day ArtWalk Edition planned for the opening of our newest exhibit, "Black Lives Matters 2". Take an in depth walk with us as we look into the eyes and events of those people who pioneered the efforts in this city to show that Black Lives Matter. A historical journey from then to now in St.Petersburg featuring the works of acclaimed photographer Rossi Newson. As a special treat be enchanted by the Dynamic Musical sounds of Ms Deneen Wyman, and Enamored by the Spoken Poetic Lyrics of Wally B Jennings, & Phil Scott. A night of Arts, Love, & Culture right here at the Dr. Carter G Woodson African American History Museum. Come by and see us... You'll be glad you did!"

LOVE N POETRY showcase ft. Deneen Wyman, Wally B Jennings, & Phil Scott

ART Exhibit, Refreshments, Live Music, & Poetry





On Valentine's Day this year, St. Petersburg's Second Saturday ArtWalk presents over 40 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” and I ♥ ArtWalk with us!

Trolley starts here at 5pm
Craftsman House Gallery – 2955 Central Avenue - Free chocolate fountain will be flowing. Handmade jewelry & unique hearts galore for your Valentine. Meet artist-in-residence, Patrick Eckman from Montana. He unveils a new kiln load of pottery - bowls, casseroles, mugs, vases.

Charlie Parker-Pottery – 2724 6th Avenue S. – A sweetheart of a deal. Cupid says to go to Charlie Parker Pottery to get your sweetheart deals. 20% off everything in the gallery.

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 Josh Poll, Dave Walker, and Christian Zvonik

Duncan McClellan Glass - 2342 Emerson Avenue South – "Over the Top" with Seattle glassblower and Ted Talk lecturer Nancy Callan. She spins her magic in the Hot Shop with the assistance of Jason Christian, also of Seattle. Also in attendance with new work is Toronto artist Laura Donefer.

Clay Center of St. Petersburg- 420 23rd Street South – Big bowl throwing. A demonstration of the clay broomstick method by Mitch Lyons and lots if great art!!

Soft Water Studios - 515 22nd Street South -
Closing reception of KEEP ST. PETE LIT's "Fantastic Ekphrastic" show. If you missed the performance you can still take a last peek at the hanging show and watch the performance video. Also featuring a rotating fine art gallery of paintings, photography, pottery and sculpture by our diverse and talented resident artists.

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. “Black Lives Matter” Part Two. Photographic exhibit depicting the evolution of race relations in St. Petersburg.

Gallerie 909 - 909 22nd Street S. Face Up. Featuring artist Bridget Marshall.

Morean Center for Clay - 420 22nd Street S. - Florida Heat Series continues with Surface Design. Demonstrating artists: Dan Anderson, Jason, Burnette, Ben Carter, Sunshine Cobb, Adam Field, Lorna Meaden, Doug Peltzman, & Sandi Pierantozzi.

Richard Clark and Jim Corp - Five Deuces Galleria - 420 23rd Street South - Paper and paint, prints and canvas. - 150 22nd Street South - New ArtWalk participant! Stop in for a quick Valentine photo with your friends and see it posted on Facebook.

St. Petersburg Opera Company - 2145 1st Ave South - The Mirella Cimato Gallery at Opera Central features pastel artist, Paul Nucci. Also featuring photos of Seville from Fernando Velasquez on display in the Bailey Family hallway.

From Mayan Hands - 2006 Second Avenue South - 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.

Board trolley at 5pm
Creative Clay - 1114 Central Avenue - Celebrating their 20th Anniversary with live music, chocolate tastings, and silent auction. Featuring art work by world-renowned folk artist Missionary Mary Proctor and Art for Peace a collaborative art by CASA youth and Creative Clay.

Michele Tuegel Contemporary - 320 Central Avenue - PORTRAITS: A Little Like Real Life. Sculptures by Darren Beistle. Paintings by Tracy Deer Kerdman. Mixed Media collages by Carleton Wing. Petit chocolat wine and sweet treats to share with your valentine!

St. Petersburg Museum of History - The unveiling of the "Greetings from St. Petersburg" mural on the north side of the building (facing the Vinoy). The mural is painted by local artist Derek Donnelly, depicting a vintage Greetings from St. Petersburg postcard featuring various St. Petersburg scenes.

SHAPIRO'S Gallery - 300 Beach Drive NE. Unique gifts, jewelry, blown glass, pottery and metal art Showcasing the finest in American made contemporary crafts. Blown glass, jewelry, pottery, wooden boxes, and sculpture.

Lynn Merhige Gallery – 216 Fourth St North - "You Gotta Have Heart”. Raku fired hearts and art themed work by gallery artists.

Art on 1st - 550 First Avenue North – Featuring work by Suzy Schultz who explores themes of second innocence, choosing subjects that have gone through weathering or struggle and have been transformed through the process.

Florida CraftArt - 501 Central Avenue – “The Power of Visual Vodou” Experience lavishly beaded flags and spirit figures created from recycled materials in this fascinating show curated by Mindy Solomon.

The Art Lofts of St. Petersburg, FL - 10 Fifth Street North (upstairs) - Love is in the Air: Take some Home wit You. Featuring resident artists Malanda Schmitz, Fine Art and Kathleen Kilgore. Vibrant colors and differing price points to suit every taste and budget.

St. Pete Art Works - 635 Central Ave - "Cuba Then and Now” paintings by Ben Cardoso. Live Bluegrass music by Two Chain Drive. Handmade Valentine card display.

Graphi-ko Gallery/ Jewelry - 669 Central Avenue - The perfect place to find a gift for your sweetheart. Jewelry for her - Jewelry for him! .

Strands of Sunshine - 8 Sixth Street N - Discover handcrafted jewelry, art, and goods from over a dozen local artists and makers. New Florida and St. Pete themed art prints, and greeting cards from local designer Franny & Franky Design Co. now available!

Morean Arts Center - 719 Central Avenue - A True Story: Beth Reynolds & the St Pete Photo Club. 7In/7Out: Florida ceramics. International Society of Acrylic Painters Florida: Annual juried exhibition. My Personal Hero: Word & image middle school exhibition. You Cubed Picasso Portrait Workshop: Reconstruct your photo Picasso style.

ARTicles Art Gallery & Custom Framing - 1445 Central Avenue - 10th Anniversary Celebration with an exhibition of new paintings by featured artist Robert Simone, music by the Ben Winkler Trio, photo booth by Xina Scuderi, caricatures by Bruce Norris, and 10 years of St Pete artists & art lovers!

1of1 Customs/QRubini – 1701 1st Avenue North - Custom painted everything, putting paint where it ain't! Hand smocked children's clothing. Free samples of Mo's Mint Julep Craft Soda Pop.

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, Continuing the show of Jonathan Madzinga's art. He will be live painting via skype.

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!

Happy Valentine's Day!



ARTicles Art Gallery & Custom Framing is pleased to announce their TENTH Birthday in business! We will be celebrating in style next Saturday, Feb 14th, 6- 9 pm in conjunction with St Pete’s Second Saturday Art Walk ~ Look out for Xina behind the camera, Bruce behind the easel, Ben behind the guitar, Tina behind the bar, Robert on the walls, and a WHO'S WHO OF ST PETE ARTISTS we've loved over the last decade! Everyone is welcome!



Spend Valentine's night at The Venture Compound! Dance and stare at art and feel special.

Mermutants - queer/fem performance art mermaid troupe
Mark Castle - Diva to end all Divas
Paris and the Night - R&B to slowdance to!

Saturday, 2/14/15
8pm | $5 | 18+


Saturday, Feb 14

Bill Drugan "My Funny Valentine" Solo Show at Creative Soul Cafe. One of Saint Petersburg's best painters and ex-gallerists shows his latest work at 2425 Central Ave, Saint Petersburg.