Saturday, April 9, 2016

This Oscar was here weekend, 4/9/2016

My soulmate cousin from Kansas and his wife were here this week, They left and I miss them terribly already.

Gallery at 14 Days
12-4 PM
Getting in some painting. Talent or no talent Stop by and help create a very large master piece painting. Ybor Cigar City theme work.
The Gallery at 14 Days
2604 E 7th Ave, Tampa, Florida 33605
2nd Saturday Art Walk 

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 - Opening reception for the annual Art for the eARTh Show. Featuring recycled art, upcycled art, garden art, and art with an environmental theme. Complimentary ice cream with purchase of a Stacy Larson 1950’s-inspired ice cream dish. http://www.Craftsman-House-Gallery-158706022997/?fref=ts

Charlie Parker Pottery – 2724 6th Avenue S. – Elevated: A solo show by Laura Irmis. The theme of nature lives in all the work, nurtured by childhood experiences. You can see this by the continuous feather motif. The glazing process ranges from precise brushwork to random overlapping splashes. The end product in this series of work has a fresh, calm motion and vibe.

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 - A new line of collaborative work: urban-landscape-inspired Michael Peart's sculptural steel and Funktionhouse hand-milled lumber in a variety of exotic wood grains & colorful patinas. Meet the craftsmen & learn about how they create the lumber from St. Petersburg trees, draw inspiration from wonderful downtown buildings, & see a wide variety of textures and concepts for redefining functionality.

Duncan McClellan Gallery – 2342 Emerson Avenue South – The opening of Form not Function, featuring glass art works by Czech born Martin Rosol and Tacoma Museum of Glass' Benjamin Cobb. Both Cobb and Rosol explore light and color through the medium of blown and optical glass. Glassblowing demonstration beginning at 6:15pm. The Henry Ashwood Jazz Project will perform at 8:00.

NEW ADDITION TO ARTWALK - Brick Street Clay Studio - 400 23rd Street South. Soda kiln opening and presenting throwing demonstrations. Light food, refreshments and parking!

Dazzio Art Experience Gallery & School of Art - 535 22nd Street South - The Judith Dazzio Holocaust paintings are back for a few weeks before they go to the New York Museum Show. New show: Release the Genius Within.

Soft Water Studios - 515 22nd Street South - One of Softwater’s resident artist's Katee Tully, (fabricator and installation) is having her solo show: Generally Speaking.
Other resident artists, Carrie Jadus, Mark Aeling, Wendy Durand, Caitlin and Nicko Dahlstorm, Vanessa Seagraves and Bob Ribits will also be having their studios open for viewing.

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 - 2nd year anniversary featuring The Art of Jazz. Featured artist Arthur Dillard. Artist talk at 7pm. Live music.

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum - 2240 9th Avenue South - Still I Rise, a solo exhibition by Cora Marshall presenting a selection of works that feature women in celebration of Women’s History Month. Paintings, mixed media, photography.

Morean Center for Clay – 420 22nd Street South - Kenyon Hansen exhibition.

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 by emerging artist Nancy Smrekar.

From Mayan Hands - 2006 Second Avenue South -
Featuring handmade Mayan folk art, both new and antique. Also a large selection of santos, nativities, day of the dead, dance masks, colorful wooden animals, outrageous Mayan art, and religious folk art.

St. Petersburg Opera Company - 2145 1st Ave South - The Season of the Rose is Brief. Finding inspiration in the cross-over of the visual arts with opera, poetry, and literature, St. Petersburg artists’ Mavis Gibson & Jeannine Hascall collaborate through paintings, mixed media, and fiber. Most paintings of this exhibit will transport the viewer to France, reminiscing the Opera La Boheme, which will be performed in June at the Palladium.

Clay Center of St. Petersburg - 2010 1st Avenue South – Throwing demonstrations of pottery being made on the wheel. Plus, try your hand at throwing a pot on the wheel.

Trolley Starts Here at 5pm
Creative Clay – 1114 Central Avenue - New exhibit: The Good Earth Invitationa. Featureing paintings, mixed media and sculpture from their folk art collection. Live music performed by JazzPulse.

The Studio@620 - 620 First Avenue South - Art Heals 2016: A powerful exhibit featuring artwork created by survivors of sexual violence. Local artists have worked with survivors on several pieces and some of those artists will also be exhibiting their work. The artwork provides an intimate window into the pain and healing found along these survivors’ inspirational personal journeys of recovery.

Michele Tuegel Contemporary – 320 Central Avenue - Opening Reception: Inspired by Confreres - A Collective of Women + Their Art . This invitational exhibition mixes memories, colleagues, history, visual dialogue, media, and shared experiences with twelve artists who have influenced, over the course of many years, this curator's artistic vision. Each has left a mark as an accomplished artist living and working in Florida. Many of these women are working professional artists in the Tampa Bay area.

The Gallery - 200 Central Ave. Suite 111 - New artist on display: Zeus. For the past 24 years, London artist Zeus has pushed the boundaries of graffiti artistry becoming known as a 3D graffiti pioneer. His latest works represent an innovative fusion of graffiti techniques & typography, fine art & sculpture, & reflect both his background on the streets & his formal training.

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

NEW LOCATION - D-gallerie - 203 1st Street North - Celebrate the opening of their new location. Original contemporary art & decor at reasonable prices. Presenting unique works of talented artists, from different parts of the world.

Art on 1st – 550 First Avenue North – Works by Florida artist Neil Adamson

The Art Lofts of St. Petersburg, FL - 10 Fifth Street North (upstairs). Think Inside The Box, a new exhibit of encaustic wax paintings by Susan Hess.

Florida CraftArt – 501 Central Avenue – Slices of Life, an all glass exhibition curated by award winning glass artist Duncan McClellan

Strands of Sunshine – 633 Central Ave – Spring has sprung! New works from area artists include letterpress prints, encaustic wax paintings, jewelry, many St. Pete themed items, and locally crafted gifts.

St. Pete Art Works - 635 Central Ave - Featured exhibition: Feathers & Fins. New alcohol ink paintings by Pat Chase. Live original music by Kasondra RoseKasondra Rose.

The Local COOP - 645 Central Avenue - inside the Crislip Arcade. Make a sweet treat, decorating cookies. Only $1 in The Mini COOP.

Graphi-ko Gallery/ Jewelry - 669 Central Avenue - A new collection of silver .925 jewelry, & the last week showing impressionist depictions of local scenes by artist Painter Loki.

Morean Arts Center – 719 Central Avenue – Exquisite Porch: a creepy-crawly spin on the Surrealist parlor game Exquisite Corpse – focusing on the ground-dwelling wildlife of Florida. Artists from the NYC area & from Central Florida play by creating drawings which reference things that go bump in the night. The resulting work raises awareness of the history of the game, its relevance to contemporary art, & celebrates the fauna of the Sunshine State. Also work from renowned photographer Jody Fausett, a Georgia-based artist whom Oxford American recently chose as one of the top “New Superstars of Southern Art."

ARTicles Art Gallery & Custom Framing - 1445 Central Avenue and Leslie Curran Gallery - 1431 Central Avenue -
Opening reception for ORACLE: Irina Moldovan & James Oleson. Moldovan's acrylic paintings combine richly colored backgrounds with gold leaf laid in grid-like precision. Paired with Oleson's heraldic animalia made of metal, the exhibition emphasizes the colors, media, and symbology often associated with royalty, magic, and other forms of power.

Woodfield Fine Art Gallery - 2253 Central Avenue #105 - Public opening of a new exhibit: Places & Faces. Landscape and figurative works of Jim Corp, Richard Clark, Rootman, Rick Yearick, Linda Southworth, David Rule, Nancy Smrekar, and Jim Woodfield. Artists on hand all night.

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


Missed downtown St. Pete's Second Saturday in March? If you couldn't make it, then please join us for April's Second Saturday ArtWalk ... YOU STILL CAN catch our invitational exhibition "Inspired By Confreres: Work by Women I Admire"!
The exhibit combines nostalgia, visual dialogue, and shared artistic experiences in a variety of media by eleven women artists. Each has inspired, informed and influenced generations of students, colleagues, curators and critics while leaving an impressionable mark as an accomplished artist living and working in Florida. Many of these women are working professional artists in the Tampa Bay area, including Rebecca Sexton Larson, Karen Kuykendall, Judith Powers-Jones, Susan Livingston, Susan Rollins Gehring, and Norma Lewis (d.). Other invited artists include Eleanor McCain, Sang Roberson, Akiko Sugiyama, Caitlin Beckman and Lynn Whipple.

Join us for a wonderful evening on April 9th from 5-9 p.m. (Regular gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday 11am-6pm.)
This event is free and open to the public. Hope you can make it!
Photos at Michele Tuegel Contemporary

My fascination with the ceramic process is a major influence in my work. The touch, the smell and the entire experience of the process brings me joy and peace. My life is constantly evolving and my work expresses this. As I throw, alter and build with porcelain I am interested with what happens with the line, edge and their relationship.
The theme of Nature lives in all my work nurtured by my childhood experiences. In my new body of work, elevated, you can see this by the continuous feather motif. My glazing process ranges from precise brushwork to random overlapping splashes. The end product in this series of work has a fresh, calm motion and vibe.
Now as an art teacher, Laura Irmis hopes to inspire others to express themselves artistically. You can usually find her playing with her three boys outside or in the studio working.

Join us for Second Saturday ArtWalk! The kiln is loaded and firing now and will be ready to open during ArtWalk. It's always so exciting to watch the unbricking and see what treasures await inside! Plus, watch demos on the wheel by Nick Toebaas, Steve Taggart and Rich Meredith, tour our facility, visit with our member artists and check out available studios for rent!




The Leslie Curran Gallery @ ARTicles proudly presents the exhibition ORACLE: Irina Moldovan & James Oleson in conjunction with St Pete's 2nd Saturday ArtWalk on Saturday, April 9th, 6-9pm. Moldovan's acrylic paintings combine richly colored backgrounds with gold leaf laid in grid-like precision. Paired with Oleson's heraldic animalia made of metal, the exhibition emphasizes the colors, media, and symbology often associated with royalty, magic, and other forms of power.

MOLDOVAN'S abstract works are painted with acrylic and gold leaf. The reflective quality of metal leaf adds a luminous dimension to the composition. The earliest use of gold can be traced back to ancient Egyptian civilizations, and gold leaf is most commonly recognized as a major decorative element of illuminated religious manuscripts from the middle ages. Moldovan's traditional choice of medium has been strikingly reinterpreted in this contemporary fine art context. The initial impact is of a graphic pattern of reflective material floating on a deep background, while viewing the work up close reveals a complexity of layers as well as the traces of the artist's mark-making and the nuanced texture of the gold leaf applied by hand.

OLESON describes himself as "a modern day street alchemist, making beauty in the rubble." Salvaging and manipulating cast-off materials, he transforms the mundane into neo-surrealist sculpture, deriving inspiration from the subconscious. From miniature to monumental,the sculptor's mythological creatures, including headless horses and griffons, are part of an ever-expanding personal folklore of powerful and majestic beasts made by painstakingly welding together small metal bits and pieces. The result is an delightfully textured mass that has remarkable visual impact from both afar and in detail.

IRINA MOLDOVAN earned a BA from Weber State University in Utah in 2005. Her works have been exhibited in group exhibitions throughout the United States, including Infusion Gallery in Los Angeles, The Studio @ 620 in St Petersburg, and Art:Raw Gallery in NYC. She can be found in several public and private collections and is the recipient of numerous awards and honors. Parallel to studio work, she held positions as an art instructor for adults with disabilities and helped manage the Chihuly Collection during her time in St Petersburg. Moldovan was born in Isjum, Ukraine and currently lives in San Francisco.

JAMES OLESON is a sculptor and painter currently living and creating in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he is owner and creative director of Bloom Art Center. Oleson’s iconic work has been exhibited at numerous galleries and can be found in public and private collections throughout the United States. He is the recipient of many awards and grants including a 2015 Individual Artist Grant from the City of St. Petersburg and 2010 Best in Show at ArtLoud Tampa. Oleson currently teaches sculpture at the Morean Arts Center.

ORACLE opens on the evening of April 9th, 6-9pm and continues through May 7th, 2016.


Taking its name from a song written for iconic screen actress Anna May Wong, this exhibit will feature souvenirs of fairgrounds, theaters, and graveyards in the form of handpainted photographs and ephemera.
The exhibition runs from Saturday, April 9th to Sunday, April 24th, 2016.
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 9th from 7-11PM.
Admission is free. Other hours by appointment.
Silver Meteor Gallery is located at: 2213 E. 6th Ave, between
22nd and 23rd Streets, in Ybor City.
For more information, contact:
Michael A. Murphy 813.300.3585
Funded in part by the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners through a 2016 Individual Artist Grant.



Each artist was supplied a 20" x 13" wood cutout of a cassette tape.




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