DUNEDIN - The Dunedin Fine Art Center recently reconfigured itself, decking the halls in its holiday finest - all with a decidedly artistic flair. The center, at 1143 Michigan Blvd. in Dunedin, is showing two holiday exhibits - All Decked Out and Mighty, Mighty - through Dec. 23.
According to a DFAC press release, the centerpiece is the invitational exhibition, this year appropriately entitled All Decked Out.
Each year, DFAC curators look to put together the best art, with a gift-giving perspective in mind. The result is a collection of works from around the country that would make excellent season gifts. Selected artists include DFAC’s dynamic faculty in all media plus new and returning superstars such as Holly Bird, Coralette Damme, DemiGod, Lee Cox, Wendy Durand, Lilly Florida, Magda Gluszek, Susan Rollins Gehring, Marjorie Greene, Polly Johnson, Diane Lublinski, the Mincing Mockingbird, Michelle Mardis, Rose Marie Prins, The 3 Sisters, Debra Weible-Thomas and Marianne Wysocki.
GULFPORT - Domain Home Accessories & Gallery will feature the work of Gulfport metalsmith and jewelry designer Doug D’souza during its next Meet the Artists event, set for Saturday, Nov. 21, 6 to 10 p.m., at Domain Home Accessories & Gallery, 3129 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport.
The artist will be present to discuss his work as well as show a large new line of his work for display and sale during the evening. Complimentary beverages, hors d’oeuvres and live jazz music by saxophonist Henry Ashwood will be offered.
ST. PETERSBURG - An opening reception for Hot Off the Kiln, a new exhibition on display through Dec. 12, is Saturday, Nov. 21, 6 to 9 p.m., at St. Pete ArtWorks, 635 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.
The reception will feature refreshments and live music by Mallory Moyer.
The show will showcase a collection of works in glass and works with glass by Lourdes Rosas-Rasdall. Cuban-born artist and a Florida resident for more than 30 years, Lourdes Rosas-Rasdall has been creating art for most of her life, experimenting with many different art mediums and techniques over the years. Water media (watercolors, fluid acrylics, inks) was the predominant medium for the last 10 or so years, sometimes incorporating other elements such as collage or pastels that is until she discovered glass fusion, according to information on her Facebook page.
ST. PETERSBURG - Carrie Schneider: Reading Women and John Scott’s I Remember Birmingham add to the diversity of exhibitions currently on display at the Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg, 255 Beach Drive NE.
Artists have depicted women and girls in domestic spaces throughout the centuries.
The MFA’s painting, “La Lecture (Reading),” 1888, by Berthe Morisot is a stellar example. Like so many women, Morisot had to struggle to pursue her art. She and Mary Cassatt were the only women accepted into the circle of the male French Impressionists.
ST. PETERSBURG - Taking Shape - a curated exploration of sculpture in all forms, from monumental to miniature, from outdoor metal work to vinyl art toys will remain on display through Dec. 6. The exhibit opens with a reception Saturday, Nov. 14, 4 to 10 p.m., at Bloom Art Center, 910 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg.
The reception will feature live music and a DJ.
Stroll along carved pathways and be drawn into the garden sculpture space celebrating the intersection of nature, art and form. Set against the backdrop of Bloom murals, concrete, stone, steel, and wood now complete the outdoor art experience.
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH - The Beach Art Center will kick off its Red Bow: Holiday Exhibit and Sale with an opening reception on Friday Nov. 6, 6 to 8 p.m., at 1515 Bay Palm Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach.
The exhibition will feature paintings, sculptures, photography, jewelry, pottery and more from emerging and award winning artists. Most pieces are priced under $100. This mixed media show runs until Dec. 22 and creates a unique shopping experience to selective buyers. It provides a venue for artists to sell their work and raises funds for the Beach Art Center.
ST. PETERSBURG - The Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg will present Marks Made: Prints by American Women Artists from the 1960s to the Present. The exhibit will open Saturday, Oct. 17 and will continue through Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016.
The MFA has built an impressive collection of prints by American women and premieres the largest grouping to date in this stunning exhibition of more than 90 works. The vast majority of the prints are gifts of discerning art collectors Martha and Jim Sweeny of St. Petersburg or museum acquisitions made possible by funds from the couple.