Saturday, February 27, 2016

This Weekend, Feb 27, 2016


Zii is coming back to Zen Glass Studio!

PHLuid Motion~ Class and Gallery Show.

How can I make my work more dynamic, more animated? How do I create a sense of motion? If these are questions you’ve asked yourself…or not. Then, this is the class for you!

Our class will explore ways to make our work more spirited. We will browse the Zen Glass Gallery to examine the methods used by the artists of the Phluid Motion Show to bring action and mobility to their works. Then we will practice subtle and obvious techniques of moving glass to give our creations energy and vitality. Additionally, a section of the Phluid Motion class will be dedicated to developing our own techniques for making actual moving parts out of glass.

As always, be prepared to work! This class is a great opportunity to challenge yourself.

Feb. 26th will be the Krushmore crew gallery show "Phluid Motion" featuring animated glass in activated positions. Featuring:
Jawn Owens
Filthy Rich
Kathy Teriyaki
Amber Cowan
Jae Solo
Cha Cha Chains
Zach P.
E. F. Norris
Snic Barnes

Feb. 27th & 28th will be the 2 day class. Price is $500 for a watching spot and $650 to participate on the torch.




Join instructors Bridget Elmer of The Southern Letterpress, FL, and Kaitlin Crockett of Oma Darlin’ Press on Saturday February 27th from 10am-4pm for our one-day Letterpress Basics workshop. This class will introduce students to letterpress printing from handset type and photopolymer plates. We will cover typesetting, ink mixing, makeready, and press operation on our flatbed and table top platen presses. Students who complete this course will be eligible to rent studio time at PRINT ST. PETE Community Letterpress, located at 4903 8th Avenue S, on the border of St. Pete and Gulfport. Cost for the workshop is $150 with all materials included. To register, call us at 727-235-6734 or indicate that your are 'Going' to this Facebook event and we will follow up with a Paypal invoice to confirm your registration. Please feeel free to ask any questions you might have.



 Tempus Project, Tampa. A block N. of Nicko's on the left on Florida Ave.
Tempus Projects Presents Solo Exhibition of Brooklyn-based Artist Langdon Graves.

Tampa, FL (February 1, 2016) –Tempus Projects, is proud to present Jamais Vu, a solo exhibition of artwork by Brooklyn-based artist Langdon Graves. Featuring installation, drawing and sculpture, the work will be exhibited in Tempus Projects’ main gallery and adjacent project space.

Jamias vu, a French expression meaning “never seen,” is a psychological phenomenon akin to déjà vu whereby a common-place or recognizable situation suddenly feels unfamiliar. Through the artwork in the exhibition, Graves investigates this phenomenon in the context of a personal childhood experience. 



Love this.

Love this.
Steampunk Tendencies added a new video. "Loving Vincent"
Vincent van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890)

Clutter and Creativity

Not what many would like to read after ana-yzing their studio'workspace.

Clutter and Creativity.
A little bit of clutter, and especially tolerance of that clutter, can be good for the soul.|By Clive Thompson

Newly shown Photos of Picasso's studio.

Not great, still interesting.
Rare, previously unpublished photographs of Pablo Picasso in his studio are now on view in Paris, offering intimate views of the artist in several of his French ateliers.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

This Hail Caesar 2nd Saturday, February 2016


Join us during the monthly art walk as we celebrate our 4 year anniversary at Charlie Parker Pottery in the Warehouse Arts District. On Feb. 29th, 2012 we purchased our building and took a big leap of faith on a new arts district. We could not be happier we did. In honor of this being our first leap year anniversary we will raffe a Big Bowl of your choice. Come in anytime and buy your raffle tickets. The bowls are on display in our gallery.
Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5 and you do not have to be present to win.



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

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 two red trolleys! Download your ArtWalk map using the ticket link above.

Trolley starts here at 5pm
Craftsman House Gallery – 2955 Central Avenue - CLOSED for the February ArtWalk, due to two sold out concerts with Kinky Friedman, as part of the Sunshine City Songwriters Festival. See you next ArtWalk

Charlie Parker Pottery – 2724 6th Avenue S. – A Leap of Faith. On Feb. 29th, 2012 the building was purchased. In honor of this being our first leap-year anniversary a raffle will be held every half hour during the art walk. Come in anytime and buy raffle tickets for an opportunity to win a Charlie Parker Big Bowl.

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.

Funktionhouse Urban Lumber & Furnishings – 562 25th St. S - Rescues local trees (normally headed for a chipper or the landfill), mill the trees on site, then create one-of-a-kind furnishings, lighting, and art pieces. See the latest wood slabs fresh off the mill, peruse new gallery items, or be inspired to create a custom furnishing of your own. Also will include the ever changing and expanding vintage collections of Andrew Panton, owl-doreable paintings by Audrey Durham, massages, and card readings by Lori Lynn Budnick.

Duncan McClellan Gallery – 2342 Emerson Avenue South – The opening of POW!!, a dynamic exhibition of glass sculpture by world famous glass artist and head of Centre College's glass art program, Professor Stephen Rolfe Powell. Powell will give a free glass blowing demonstration beginning at 6:15pm, and a short gallery talk around 7:45pm. He will be assisted in the Hot Shop by four of his students from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. A live jazz performance by the Ashwood Jazz Project, 8-10pm.

Clay Center of St. Petersburg - 420 23rd Street South – Sculpture and wheel throwing demo.

Dazzio Art Experience Gallery & School of Art - 535 22nd Street South - Affordable, original art. Also, see the Dazzio Museum of Holocaust Art.

Soft Water Studios - 515 22nd Street South - Featuring the works by resident Soft Water Studio 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.

Gallerie 909 - 909 22nd Street South - Haiti Speaks Patrick Noze – revolutionary artist. Artist talk at 7pm.

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum - 2240 9th Avenue South - Celebrating Black History Month with For the Love of African American Art, Music, Literature and History. The works of several noted artists and authors will be displayed. Enjoy the sultry sounds of sensational musicians and poets in an atmosphere staged for love at first blush.

Morean Center for Clay – 420 22nd Street South - Featuring the exhibition Florida Heat: Surface. The exhibition showcases work of Jen Allen, Ben Carter, Adam Field, Steven Godfrey, Nick Joerling, Heesoo Lee, Kari Radasch, & Deb Schwartzkopf.

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

From Mayan Hands - 2006 Second Avenue South -
Showcasing paintings by Bebe Contreras and a new selection of traditional Mayan Dance Masks from Rabinal circa 1930's. Plus the usual religious folk art.

St. Petersburg Opera Company - 2145 1st Ave South - Leslie Jeffery, Elena Cifuentes, & Maggie Newman. Three Amigas, three contemporary artists with three unique approaches to abstraction. Artists will be available to meet you and discuss their work.

Trolley Starts Here at 5pm
Creative Clay – 1114 Central Avenue - Two new exhibits. Big Love: Large Art from the Heart, features collectible paintings from our folk art collection. Underground Railroad: Abolitionists and Allies, a Black History Month exhibit honoring those who helped enslaved persons. Featuring ceramics, textiles and paintings.

Michele Tuegel Contemporary – 320 Central Avenue - Cropped. Featured in the main gallery is a solo exhibition of oil paintings by Brooksville, FL painter Dean Rusk. Dean's body of work, in a modern photo-realist style, consists of finely-executed, "cropped" portions of the human figure, details of nature, and portraiture. Sweet Valentine treats and savings on artist-designed jewelry.

The Gallery - 200 Central Ave. Suite 111 - A destination for innovative exhibitions of contemporary fine art.
A diverse selection of works from both internationally recognized and emerging local artists is available for your acquisition; featuring paintings, sculptures, lithographs and photographic prints.

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

Art on 1st – 550 First Avenue North – an exhibition Florida’s Natural Places, by award-winning, Florida artist Neil Adamson. Also see works by Yvette Galiher.

Florida CraftArt – 501 Central Avenue – Great handcrafted gifts for your Valentine. Be sure to see Role Models, a collaborative ceramic exhibition with the Morean Arts Center. The exhibition showcases the work of seventeen clay artists, their mentors and those who they mentored.

The Art Lofts of St. Petersburg, FL – 10 Fifth Street North (upstairs) - Reflections: Bring your Valentine to see the new exhibit by Suzanne Armstrong. Unique Valentine gifts. Pick from a wide array of paintings, stained glass, jewelry, sculpture and photography by Artlofts artists. Shop local and visit with all the artists in their working studios.

Strands of Sunshine – 633 Central Ave – Local Love. Treat your Valentine or yourself to a locally crafted gift. Browse our sweet selection of jewelry, homegoods, art, candles, greeting cards, and more!

St. Pete Art Works - 635 Central Ave - Featured exhibition: FUN. Relief prints with watercolor by printmaker Yvonne Young. Live original music by The Hummingbirds - Americana, alt-country, roots music.

D-gallerie - 645 Central Avenue inside the Crislip Arcade. - Giving up-and-coming and mid-level career talent the spotlight to present unique, modern, and contemporary works from throughout Latin America and Tampa Bay.

Morean Arts Center – 719 Central Avenue – Role Models: A collaborative ceramic exhibition with Florida CraftArt featuring work from 45 artists. Also the annual Student/Instructor Show where instructors in various media will showcase their work side-by-side with their students.

ARTicles Art Gallery & Custom Framing- 1445 Central Avenue and Leslie Curran Gallery - 1431 Central Avenue -
Opening reception for the new exhibition ALBUMS: Heike Mueller. The Swiss artist returns to the U.S., exhibiting a series of paintings inspired by source material gathered during her sabbatical in St. Petersburg in 2015.

Woodfield Fine Art Gallery - 2253 Central Avenue #105 - New works by David Rule, Rootman, Linda Southworth, and Jim Woodfield. Artists will be on hand to discuss their works.

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!




Join us for ArtWalk this Saturday! Featured in the main gallery is "Cropped," a solo exhibition of oil paintings by Brooksville, FL painter Dean Rusk. Dean's body of work, in a hyper-photo realist style, consists of finely-
executed, "cropped" portions of the human figure, details of nature, and portraiture.
Sweet Valentine treats and sweetheart savings on artist-designed, one-of-a-kind jewelry from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. only!



I am excited to also be exhibiting at Strobel Design Build, 2716 6th Ave South St. Petersburg, FL, from 5 pm - 9pm during the Warehouse Arts District Saturday Evening Arts walk.I will be there I will be exhibiting paintings drawings and encaustics. The painting shown below is one I stated many years ago and resumed working on only recently finishing it. Titled Cloudscape,
84 X 60, oil on canvas. Hope you see you there.



The Leslie Curran Gallery @ ARTicles presents the exhibition ALBUMS: Heike Mueller in conjunction with St Pete's 2nd Saturday ArtWalk.

This solo exhibition of paintings by HEIKE MUELLER opens at the Leslie Curran Gallery @ ARTicles, on Saturday, February 13th, 6-9pm. The Swiss artist returns to the U.S., exhibiting a series of paintings inspired by source material gathered during her sabbatical in St. Petersburg in 2015.

The paintings in the 'Florida Album' have their origin in antique photographs gathered during an extended stay in St. Petersburg, Florida. The bright light and fresh colors of Florida greatly influenced her pallet. In addition, unlikely formal aspects of these vintage family snapshots became of interest. Damaged photographs often contained white spots and blemishes that Mueller then translated into abstraction in many of the resulting paintings. The series of "painted snapshots" captures moments of pleasure, reviving and reclaiming them into modern paintings.

After studying art education and painting in Basel and Amsterdam, Mueller continued to teach and maintain a rigorous studio and exhibition practice while building a family. Widely represented in Germany and Switzerland, Mueller has exhibited extensively in galleries and art fairs throughout Europe for the last 20 years. She now lives and works in Basel with her husband and three sons. This is the first solo exhibition of Heike Mueller's paintings in the U.S.

ALBUMS opens on the evening of February 13th, 6-9pm and continues through March 5th, 2016.



Carrie Jadus turns the Big 40 this Valentines Day! Please come Celebrate with us at Soft Water Studios as we will be open for the SweetHeart Art Walk. Mom will be making some Home-Made Red Velvet Whoopie Pies!! Serving at 6PM - Pies available while supplies last.