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TARPON SPRINGS - Two new exhibitions will soon open the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, on the Tarpon Springs Campus of St. Petersburg College, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. Both continue into mid-September.

“Into the Third Dimension: Sculpture from the Collection” and “Youth Gone Wild: The History and Art of Pinball” will have broad appeal to visitors both young and old, according to a press release from the museum.

“Into the Third Dimension: Sculpture from the Collection” will open Sunday, May 29, and will introduce audiences to the breadth of sculptural work in the museum’s permanent collection. From modernist works by Henry Moore, Victor Vasarely, Vladimir Yoffe, Abraham Rattner, and Esther Gentle to contemporary works by Richard Beckman, Jack King, Charles Parkhill and Lin Emery, the collection demonstrates a wide variety of styles and media.
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SAFETY HARBOR - Syd Entel Galleries and Susan Benjamin Glass Etc. is hosting “Sand, Sea and Air,” running through Monday, June 27, at 247 Main St., Safety Harbor.

“Sand, Sea and Air” is a group show featuring original works in both art and hand-blown glass.

Robert Charon showcases the splendor of nature on canvas. Charon’s landscapes evoke a feeling of peace and tranquility. New York Artist John Kneapler offers an abstract look at color and movement from his life growing up near the water in Miami.
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ST. PETERSBURG - The St. Petersburg Museum of History invites the Tampa Bay community to take part in the “Experience Cuba” exhibit by submitting personal photographs of Cuba for the multi-faceted exhibition celebrating the beauty, culture and history of the once forbidden island.

“Experience Cuba” will open June 15. The exhibit will feature “Cuba, The Natural Beauty - The Photography of Clyde Butcher” as well as original artwork of Cuban artists Los Carpinteros and Ibrahim Miranda. “Experience Cuba” is presented by AARP and the Florida Humanities Council.

Desiring to create a community element of the exhibition, the museum is seeking photographs from local residents that capture the culture and history of Cuba for inclusion in the exhibit.
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ST. PETERSBURG - Journey Down the Rabbit Hole, a two-year anniversary party, will take place Saturday, May 21, 7 p.m. to midnight, at Bloom Art Center, 910 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg.

Guests will be immersed in an artistic wonderland of giant installations and colorful artwork in celebration of the center’s two-year anniversary.

Mixed-media installations created by teams of artists will transport visitors to faraway worlds and impossible places inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Actors and soundscapes bring each environment to life with surprising twists.
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ST. PETERSBURG - Artist Caroline Karp will present “Creative Expressions,” a new series of paintings, at an opening reception set for Saturday, May 21, 6 to 9 p.m., at St. Pete ArtWorks, 635 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. The exhibition will continue through June 11.

The reception is free and open to the public and will feature live music by Mallory Moyer as well as light appetizers. Beverages will be available for purchase.

Karp’s new series was inspired by her love of nature, travel and reflection. Just as the poet defines beauty in his writing, Karp captures it in her artwork.
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ST. PETERSBURG - Aaron Sherwood, vice president of commercial banking at Synovus Bank, recently joined Creative Clay’s board of directors.

Sherwood is a seasoned retail commercial banker with more than 18 years of experience in the financial services industry. He was selected in 2010 and 2013 for the prestigious Synovus Bank Leaders’ Circle award, bestowed annually in recognition of outstanding banking performance within their respective line of business.
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ST. PETERSBURG - Two unique art exhibitions will be on display May 14 through June 11 at the Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg.

The exhibitions will be “That Child of Always” by April Hartley, which features modern textile interpretations of childlike images; and “Paintings from LAla Land” by Eva Avenue, which expresses the surging vibrancy of Los Angeles through the medium of watercolor. An opening reception will take place Saturday, May 14, 5 to 9 p.m. A closing reception and artist talk will be Saturday, June 11, 5 to 9 p.m. Additional gallery hours are by appointment. Call 727-895-6620. Admission is free but donations are accepted. Visit www.s­tudio­620.o­rg.
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ST. PETERSBURG - The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance announced the recipients of the 2016 Individual Artist Grant Program May 6.

The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance established an Individual Artist Grant Program last year with funding provided by the Office of Cultural Affairs. The alliance is able to continue the grant program in 2016. The grants are intended to provide financial assistance to resident artists for projects that support public engagement of their work in the visual arts, dance, music, digital arts, and theater disciplines.
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ST. PETERSBURG - Creative Clay artist Sheryl L. will present “Happy Today,” her first solo exhibition, opening Saturday, May 14, 5 p.m., at Strands of Sunshine, 663 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.

The show will include original paintings, hand-drawn greeting cards and additional painted objects. The exhibit will be open through June 8.

Strands of Sunshine is a Central Arts District shop featuring locally crafted art, gifts, and home goods. During the opening, Sheryl will be available to greet shoppers and talk about her work.
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