Artist Cristophe Cardot from Daytona works on a painting of flowers during the Quick Draw April 17. Sixty-one artists participated in this year's Paint and Photo Tarpon Springs April 13-16, organized by the Tarpon Springs Art Association.
TARPON SPRINGS - A number of programs will be presented throughout the month of May at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, on the Tarpon Springs Campus of St. Petersburg College, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs.
Opened to the public in 2002, LRMA is a modern and contemporary art museum featuring more than 6,000 works of 20th and 21st century art.
ST. PETERSBURG - Local artist, musician and Creative Clay teaching artist Emily Turnage joined the Creative Clay staff April 13 as the new community arts director, following the departure of Charlie Bachmann, who is moving to Des Moines, Iowa.
A St. Petersburg native, Turnage graduated from St. Petersburg High School, then University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Turnage has worked for Creative Clay for the past three years as a teaching artist, working with small groups of member artists in the studio and community.
GULFPORT - Organizers of Gulfport’s eighth annual Gecko Ball recently announced a call to artists for the creation of their interpretation of a gecko.
The live auction of artist-created geckos has become a much-anticipated tradition during each Gecko Ball. Seven artists will be chosen to create geckos for the ball this year. For the first time in Gecko Ball history, each artist will receive 25 percent of the proceeds from the auction of their gecko. Additionally, each artist selected will receive two tickets to the Gecko Ball and will be acknowledged during the event.
ST. PETERSBURG - “In Motion,” a group exhibition in all media by members of the Gulf Coast Artists’ Alliance, will open with a reception Saturday, April 16, 6 to 9 p.m., at St. Pete ArtWorks, 635 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. The exhibit will continue through May 14.
The reception will feature live music by Corpus Colosseum. Light appetizers and beverages will be available. The event is free and open to the public.
The exhibit will continue through May 14. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.
TARPON SPRINGS - The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art is hosting two new exhibits, including PARC’s Florida Inspired 2016-17, which features works of art from the Inspired Artist Studios @ PARC in St. Petersburg, a place where children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities can express fully their artistic talents.
More than 30 unique pieces of art are featured in the traveling exhibit.
“Art transcends language,” said April Hill during the opening reception. Hill is PARC’s board chair. “Our artists are so passionate, and we are so privileged to be able to display their art to the public.”
TARPON SPRINGS - The public will have an opportunity to get a sneak peek at two new exhibitions during an opening reception on Saturday, Feb. 20, 6 to 8:30 p.m., at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, on the Tarpon Springs Campus of St. Petersburg College, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs.
LRMA will introduce two exhibitions, including “Vernacular Art from the Gadsden Arts Center” and “Florida Inspired 2016.” Cost to attend the opening reception is $10 for nonmembers. The exhibitions will open to the public at-large on Sunday, Feb. 21, with a gallery talk on the “Vernacular Art from the Gadsden Arts Center” exhibition by Angie L. Barry, Gadsden Arts Center curator of exhibitions. The presentation will begin at 3 p.m.
ST. PETERSBURG -Drawing on the impressive collection of Robb and Susan Hough of St. Petersburg, “The Art of the Classical Guitar” highlights memorable achievements in the history of the instrument. The exhibit will open Saturday, Feb. 13, and continues through Sunday, May 29, at the Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg.
Stellar examples from the 1840s to the 1990s will be on view. This is the first time the MFA has presented an exhibition of musical instruments, made possible by the Hough Family Foundation and The Margaret Acheson Stuart Society.
ST. PETERSBURG - Two works by Christian Marclay are on display through Sunday, May 1, at the Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg.
Marclay has taken the art world by storm. He represented the United States in the 54th Venice Biennale and won the Golden Lion for his 24-hour montage “The Clock” (2011). Newsweek has named him one of the 10 most important artists working today.
The MFA is now showing two of his works: “Telephones” (1995) and “Sound Holes” (2007). The works are on display in the Helen and Dick Minck Gallery of New Media. Curator of contemporary art Katherine Pill selected the works.
ST. PETERSBURG - Right now, area art lovers have an opportunity to witness where the art of today was born and to revel in the fantastic by experiencing “Disney and Dalí: Architects of the Imagination” at The Dalí Museum, 1 Dalí Blvd., St. Petersburg.
This enriching multimedia exhibition tells the story of the unlikely alliance between two of the most renowned artists of the 20th century: brilliantly eccentric Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalí and magically inventive American animator Walt Disney.