Saturday, April 25, 2015

This Beachy-Peachy Weekend, Saturday, April 25th

MOQ - A unique curated art exhibition featuring the talents of local and nationally recognized graphic designers, fine artists, and illustrators. Well known brands and logos from around the country were chosen to be broken down, re-contextualized, and in some cases reinvented.

Featuring 36 original pieces of art from:

Aaron Aitchison
James Blevins
Mia Culbertson
Joshua Jagger Fuller
Joanna L. Ledingham
Nicholas Madrid Illustration
Cae Marshall
Chad Mize
Saori Murphy
Kaileen Schleith
Laura Spencer
Sue Woodall

Please join us April 25th from 6:30 - 11:00pm @ Lot 1901, a new mixed media gallery space in Ybor City. Libations provided by The Amsterdam


Over 50 artists create pieces revolving around the garden. Flowers, plants and insects are the inspiration. Curated by Blue Lucy

Featuring the art of:
Michelle Sawyer, Lainey Rhodes, Scott Hillis, John Taormina, Sarah Sheppard, Brandon McLean, Sue Woodall, Timothy Innamorato, Zulu Painter, Betsy Alvarez, Angela Faustina, Kristin Northup, Jennifer Kosharek, Derek Donnelly, Lauren Cantero, Mason Schwake, J Michael Taylor, Samantha Churchill, George Retkes, Heinz Hinrichs, P$YNNER, Jon Fisher, Ungala, Calan Ree, Jim Morey, Chad Jacobs, Xina Scuderi, Julie Brookins, Troy Thomas, Tammy Berk, Marc Levasseur, Ilya Zobanov, Mia Culbertson, David Cabassa, T Cris Alencar, Kristi Capone, Chris Pelkey, Gabriel Ramos, Jimmy Breen, Carrie Matteoli, Arielle Levasseur, Kate Cummins, Kristin Eschenroeder, Sara McClarnon, Sharon Norwood, Stacey Merrill, Madison Zalopany, Warren Kenny, Cindy Linville, Ken Echezabal, James Michael McCraken, and Creative Clay

Beats and vibes by
DJ Sugar Bear & DJ RePETE


8pm $5-$10 Donation

This Saturday, we celebrate 5 years of the Pangaea Project, the experimental concert series that spawned the Venture Compound and countless other creative endeavors. The Pangaea Project No.58 will feature several members of USF's New Music Consortium.

Factions …………………………………. Vincent Euliano

Brad Schilit, tenor saxophone

Acclaim ………………………………….. Joseph Bourdeau

Jessyca Rose, violin and Joseph Bourdeau, narrator

Two Songs After Dylan Thomas ……… Tyler Kline

Quadrophonic Playback

Transmission …………………………… Vincent Euliano

Stereo Playback

Basic Research 2 ………………………. Tyler Kline

Kevin von Kampen, vibraphone and voice

Rabbit Hole ……………………………… Joseph Bourdeau

Fixed Playback

Dream About Dying …………………….. Joseph Bourdeau

Jessyca Rose, narrator


 ONE NIGHT ONLY Returning to The Studio is Zach Dorn, who you may remember is half of the Miniature Curiosa team that brought us Moon City last year. Now Zach brings a solo project which weaves lost journal entries into peculiar tales by manipulating digital cameras through toy-sized streets filled with paper puppets. A lonely puppeteer stalks the child of two notorious celebrities, a three-foot ghost plagues an eight-year-old boy’s fragile psyche, and an opera-singing landlord refuses to return a security deposit. These stories and more explode onto the stage in this modern exploration into Toy Theater. It recently received a Jim Henson grant to transform it into a traveling show. It runs about 1 hour.


ONE NIGHT ONLY Returning to The Studio is Zach Dorn, who you may remember is half of the Miniature Curiosa team that brought us Moon City last year. Now Zach brings a solo project which weaves lost journal entries into peculiar tales by manipulating digital cameras through toy-sized streets filled with paper puppets. A lonely puppeteer stalks the child of two notorious celebrities, a three-foot ghost plagues an eight-year-old boy’s fragile psyche, and an opera-singing landlord refuses to return a security deposit. These stories and more explode onto the stage in this modern exploration into Toy Theater. It recently received a Jim Henson grant to transform it into a traveling show. It runs about 1 hour.



Saturday, April 11, 2015

2nd Saturday, April 2015


"Sweet little lies"

The incongruities of human individual and social behavior are the source of inspiration for Beate Marston's work.

Her most recent mini-series, "Sweet little lies", deals with the observation that, generally speaking, we "can't handle the truth" as the movie quote so aptly goes. It looks at our need to smooth out our social interactions by avoiding "the ugly truths" and opting instead for the sweet little lies we tell ourselves and others, so that we can face the world safely wrapped in our illusional coats of niceness.

The pieces have been hand built from red earthenware, colored with underglazes, then partially glazed and fired. Care has been taken to convey the subtleties of the theme in the expression of the individual piece and on the surface finish. The deliberate use of glaze serves to underscore the incongruences that have been dealt with thematically.


All things pendants.
High end glass pendant gallery
Pendant Workshops (limited number available)
Demonstrations & Collaborations.
Artist Vending Area
Special guest artists collabs
Raffles - Auctions - Giveaways

Featuring works by some of your favorite pendant makers from across the world!!!

Tyme @tymeone
Io @ioglass
Daddy'O @daddyoglass
Dave Walker @davewalkerglass
Stephan Hagstrom @stephanhagstromglass
Brian @blowfishcreations
Jessica Boggs @jessicaboggsglass
Briana Schroeder @prairiepipes
Gregory Paul Scheyer. @gpsglass
Josh Poll @jashglass
Cameron Burns @cameronburnsglass
Josh Yunkers @yunkglass
Akatoki @akatsukiglassmovement
Atsushi Sasaki @northernlights42a
Sean Hegeman @eastkoastglass
Glass to mouth. @glasstomouth
Tab glass @tab_glass
Cheryl Bott @eyecbott
Zii @iroczii
BFF @bffglass
Joy Munshower @joy_munshower
Ned Glassman @nedglassman
Bambi @bambidoeeyes
Katy Szczerbaty @ktscissorbaby
Sky Fahan Mcdonagh
Danny Smith
Ghost @rollerghoster
Lama @glasslama
Robert Mickelsen @ramglass
Popeye @popeyeglass
Sea shakes @seashakes
Yak @yakglass
Treezy @treezyglass
JB glassart @jb_glassart
Hyphae @hyphaeglass
Erick Roman
Solo @sologlassartist
Rusty @rustyglass
Dahn Lindstrom @guruj6
Sue Regis @sueregisglass
Pux @puxglass
Josh Kennedy @Kennaroo_glass
Purdy @purdyglass
Levi @Lever2stacks
Burlie B. Masek @burlieb
Mia Shea @miasheaglass
J. Michael @jmichaelglass
Run Trees @runtrees
Eli Hemes @esh_glassart
Chad Piece @chadpieces
Jolex @jolex_glass
Chris Castillo @coalescent_minds
Jeff MacDougal @mac_maestro
Biosilicate @biosilicate
Whitney Harmon @whitneyharmonglass
Turtle @turtleglass
Bob Harley @dawghouseglass
Danny Camp @dannycampglass
Eran Park
Adrienne Ladd

And more to be announced!!!


Join us for local artist Lainey Rhodes' first solo exhibit! Imaginary Friends is a look at the strange creatures that inhabit the mind of a child, but remain unseen to adults. Lainey's original mixed media work incorporates upcycled materials and vintage ephemera including scraps of family mementos. Prints of her work will also be for sale.

Strands of Sunshine
8 6th St N, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701


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 - Opening reception for the annual Art for the EARTh Show. Recycled art, upcycled art, and art with an environmental theme. Featuring incredible paper mosaic portraits made from upcycled junk mail – The Beatles, Garcia, Dylan, Hendrix, Morrison , Elvis, Marley, Marilyn. Upcycled “I Love St. Pete” handbags, recycled metal garden art

Charlie Parker-Pottery – 2724 6th Avenue S. – "Sweet little lies" solo exhibition by Beate Marston deals with the observation that, generally speaking, we "can't handle the truth". The pieces have been hand built from red earthenware, colored with underglazes, then partially glazed and fired. Care has been taken to convey the subtleties of the theme in the expression of the individual piece and on the surface finish.

Zen Glass Studio – 600 27th Street South - Pendant Palooza – A festival of wearable art showcasing pendants and jewelry. More than 50 glass artisans from across the globe and locally will showcase their high-end pendants in the gallery. Live glass blowing demonstrations, special guest artist collaborations, artist bazaar (for buying, selling and trading), giveaways, auctions, refreshments. Entertainment to include sideshow greats 20 Penny Circus and Nick Botwell on accordion.

Funktionhouse Urban Lumber & Furnishings – 562 25th St. S - Now that spring is here, Funktionhouse will be featuring new indoor/outdoor benches, cocktail tables, side tables, serving trays, and bowls so you and your guests can relax outside and enjoy our beautiful weather! All made from local trees here in St. Petersburg.

Duncan McClellan Glass – 2342 Emerson Avenue South – "Making Their Mark", a special exhibition featuring works by NYC glass artist, John Brekke and multi media artist Richard Logan. Brekke and Logan explore the use of line and color through their playful, somewhat narrative pieces. Brekke uses blown glass that is heavily overlayed and meticulously engraved. His paintings also use multi layering of patterns that have visually textural depth, challenging the viewer to enter the mind and share the vision of this artist. Glassblowing demonstrations begin at 6pm.

Clay Center of St. Petersburg - 420 23rd Street South – A silent auction for empty bowls. There will be local restaurants offering soup in one of our empty bowls to benefit hungry. Live music and a big bowl demo.

Soft Water Studios - 515 22nd Street South - "Moonscapes" a two-artist joint show featuring a retrospective of large paintings by Jules Cozine. There will also be special 3D installation by Katee Tully!

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. - Quantum Entanglement: Ya La'ford's large scale installation considers the philosophical thinking about ‘aesthetics’, in her quest to find a universal language. This installation seeks to disseminate and transmit humanities unseen experiences, within layers of interconnecting lines. La’ford is an interdisciplinary artist: educator, visual painter, installation/video artist, and muralist. . La’ford’s paintings are included in corporate, private and public collections, and she has exhibited her work nationally and internationally.

Uniquely Original Arts - 915 24th Street South. Description: Garden Art...Turn your yard into a work of art / Art Demo and make and take projects.

Gallerie 909 – 909 22nd Street South – MY HOOD | ART WALK w/Willie Torbert - Work inspired by a neighborhood in Brooklyn where owner Carla Bristol grew up. See the ties between this community in Brooklyn and our very own Jordan Park community.

Morean Center for Clay – 420 22nd Street South - Opening reception for local ceramic artisits Karen Mullendore, Rebekah Zweibel, and Rob Giordano.

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.

Jorge Alvarez - 150 22nd Street South - Exploring the elegance and timeless qualities of black and white photography.

St. Petersburg Opera Company - 2145 1st Ave South - An exhibit of paintings by Kirk Ke Wang, a Professor of Visual Arts at Eckerd College, painter, sculptor, photographer, mixed media artist, and an educational software developer. This exhibition will explore paintings that depict the artist's two cultures he lives in. Born in Shanghai, China, he travels frequently between China and the US to promote art, education and culture. His works has been collected by museums, galleries and private collectors in the US and Asia. Wang maintains a studio in Tampa, Shanghai & NYC. Wang has exhibited his art works locally, nationally, internationally, and including the National Gallery in Beijing.

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.

Trolley Starts Here at 5pm
Creative Clay – 1114 Central Avenue - Celebrate Creative Clay's 20th Anniversary with good art, good folk and our new exhibit, The Good Earth Invitational Opening reception featuring paintings, garden artisan wares, plant sale, and live music. Also on view, Baseball on My Mind: artist altered baseballs and handmade collectibles.

The Gallery – 200 Central Ave S. - Showcasing new work by international artist Shane Bowden, inspired by the writing of Hunter S. Thompson. Proficient in the pop genre, Bowden’s highly stylized aesthetic connects vibrant color and bold markings with reference to the many layers of influence in our modern world.

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 – April Showers ArtWalk - "Skylines, Horizons, and Waterfronts", paintings that reflect our vibrant downtown by Pat Chute . Also last opportunity to see powerful figurative works by Suzy Schultz.

Florida CraftArt – 501 Central Avenue – “Garden of Earthly Pleasures” exhibition in the gallery featuring fine craft by over 30 Florida artists. Expect to be dazzled by the finest glass, clay, wood, metal, jewelry and mixed media art created by Florida artists in the retail gallery.

The Art Lofts of St. Petersburg, FL – 10 Fifth Street North (upstairs) - “Common Humanity” Rebecca Skelton presents life drawings that range from serene to chaotic in an attempt to evoke the complexity of the human experience.

Graphi-ko Gallery/ Jewelry – 669 Central Avenue - Your last chance to see "12 x 12 x $100" Art Exhibition featuring affordable, original art by dozens of local artists.

St. Pete Art Works - 635 Central Ave - Featured Exhibition: Glass, Canvas & More…Mixed Media Artwork by Aussie. Live entertainment by local favorite Rebekah Pulley.

Strands of Sunshine – 8 Sixth Street N - Imaginary Friends, Lainey Rhodes's mixed-media solo exhibit featuring original work and prints that depict the strange creatures that inhabit the mind of a child.

Morean Arts Center – 719 Central Avenue –
• KYLE: Catastrophes - Artist KYLE creates mixed media painting, construction and site-specific installations that speak to the world in which we live.
• David Henry Williams: True Blues. From 1981 to 2014, award-winning photographer and Tampa resident David Henry Williams has documented Blues musicians. This exhibition conveys his interpretation of this unique America music and the individuals who create it.
• PCCA Senior Thesis Exhibitions - See works from emerging artists Sophie Ammon, Zoe Cappello, Alex Fox, Fairan Serrano, Pamela Bulu and Amanda Matthews, all senior in the Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School...
• BreakOut: Inspired Artist Studios @ PARC, Inc. The mission of PARC, Inc. is to provide people with developmental disabilities opportunities to gain independence and to live life to the fullest. See the latest works by some of their clients, created in PARC’s artist studio.
• My Personal Hero: Word & Image Elementary School Exhibition. The continuation of our 18th annual arts and literacy program for Pinellas County students in grades 3-5.

ARTicles Art Gallery & Custom Framing - 1445 Central Avenue – “What Remains”: mixed media works by Jeannine Hascall. 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 - Susan Kubes is a Florida native, world traveler, and creative artist who will be featuring vivid organic abstracts, Florida scenes and marine life paintings.

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!





ARTicles Art Gallery presents the exhibition What Remains: mixed media works by Jeannine Hascall in conjunction with St Petersburg's monthly 2nd Saturday ArtWalk event on Saturday, April 11 at 6:00 pm. 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.

"Early on I was surrounded by women who spent much of their time doing needlework and working in their gardens. Much later I realized those practices and traditions were part of my artistic expression."

Jeannine spent much of her life in Southern Illinois and earned a BFA in painting and an MFA in fiber from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. Since moving to St Petersburg, she has continued to explore new media and ideas and began studying with Betsy Lester at the Morean Arts Center.

"I’ve spent years seriously gardening, and I’ve journaled and written otherwise about it. I have always been fascinated by and influenced by the full cycle of blooming and dying. The winter garden's role of returning to the earth is the most beautiful of all the seasonal gardens. As the quest to deal with death and decay are squarely before me at this stage of life, I’d like to think my artwork reflects this fragile, graceful element of what remains and what is lost."

Hascall's art has radical intentions embodied in its torn edges, uneven dyes and shadowy expressionist themes. The result is an incredible body of work with a soothing, earthy color palette, subtle textures, rich layering of imagery and pattern, and hints of her intellectual journey through life and art-making.

Hascall's timely debut solo exhibition here in St. Petersburg also marks the opening of her studio at The Art Lofts @ Florida CraftArt. An opening reception for the exhibition at ARTicles Art Gallery will be held on April 11th, 6-9pm. Her provocative work will be on view through June 6th. For more information contact the gallery at 727-898-6061.




The Elemental Works of Over 50 Artists:
Jenipher Chandley - Strontium
Vanessa Culver - Bromine
CyberCraft Robots - Copper
Coralette Damme - Germanium
Derek Donnelly - Titanium
Todd Frain - Sodium
Joshua Fuller - Gold
Adrian Herrera - Chlorine
Heinz Hinrichs - Boron
Lauren Gentry - Aluminum
Chris Giuffre - Cesium
Mitchell Goodrich - Magnesium
Adam Graham - Helium
Sean Greene - Promethium
Warren Kenny - Calcium
Eric Kent - Tin
Jennifer Kosharek - Radium
Anthony Krol - Argon
Jeffrey Jacoby - Phosphorus
Salvatore James - Einsteinium
Reid Jenkins - Silver
Tenea Johnson - Arsenic
Mara Latorre - Xenon
Joanna Ledingham - Cadmium
Mallory Lundquist - Bismuth
Dylan Marvin - Oxygen
Carrie Matteoli - Silicon
Sara McClarnon - Krypton
James Michael McCracken - Platinum
Daniel Mrgan - Radon
James Oleson - Hydrogen
Sommer Paquet - Iridium
Josh Poll - Praseodymium
Johnnie Profhet - Uranium
Ashley Renteria - Yttrium
George Retkes - Iron
Lainey Rhodes - Plutonium
Michelle Sawyer - Sulfur
Sarah Sheppard - Iodine
Jeffrey Sincich - Nickel
Rusty Smart - Antimony
Tyler Staggs - Carbon
STOIC - Rubidium
Emily Stone - Manganese
John Suarez - Gallium
Melisa Taylor - Technetium
Van der luc - Protactinium
Von Zombo - Chromium
Justin Wagher - Neon
Cassandra Wahuhi - Samarium
Ceri Watkins - Mercury
Ilya Zobanov - Lead
Jameson Wilkins - video game
Angelika Graca
J Michael Taylor
Chad Mize




Thursday, April 9, 2015

Call for Kairos Art Show.

 I am curating a show at the Venture Compound titled "Kairos" on Saturday, May 2nd, and would love for you to have a piece in it. The theme is explained in the essay at the bottom of this mail.

1) You can register by replying to this mail and letting me know you are interested. Please do so immediately if interested. Once I have enough work, I will announce no more entries/registrations accepted.

2) If your work is going to be larger than 20x30", please let me know what size it will be.

3} Art Delivery Dates: April 29th, 30th.

4) Show opens May 2nd, 2015

5) Pick up work June 1st.


"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 Aricans, 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.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

This Tell All Weekend, Saturday, APril 4th 2015


A black and white photography show - Month of April 2015

Over the years, a large part of my photography has been inspired by performing artists, especially musicians. Living in the Tampa Bay area, the community is lucky to have a lot of great talent locally, as well as a some great venues that draw outside musicians. I have been lucky to be able to follow that scene and somewhat obsessively photograph those moments. This show is a small tribute to a group as a whole who have inspired and moved me.

This show will be up for the whole month of April till May 1st. Please stop by at your convenience and leave your comments here.

Khalid Hameed

Opens Saturday



Poetry Night for the Cuban Sandwich show. A stellar line-up at Grown man Studios at 6412 N. Central Ave., Tampa. starts at 7:30