ST. PETERSBURG - The exhibition Robert Rauschenberg and James Rosenquist: Images from Everywhere, Prints and Photographs will open Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg, 255 Beach Drive NE.
The exhibition will feature nearly 30 works on paper, including both large-scale works and a number of photographs by Rauschenberg (1925-2008).
The prints and photographs are gifts to the Museum from Donna and Thomas Brumfield Jr. and Iris and E. Stan Salzer. Jennifer Hardin, Hazel and William Hough chief curator, curated the show, based on the 1999 exhibition which premiered these works. This is only the second time they have been shown as a group.
“My images come from everywhere,” Rauschenberg noted in 1983. “I support the post office subscribe to everything. I pick up everything I can get my hands on.” He and Rosenquist have explored and transformed the world around them in their art, creating some of the most compelling work of our time.
LARGO - Stefan Lohrer will present an art discussion and demonstration Friday, Nov. 21, 10:30 a.m., at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road.
Lohrer has been working with Caran d'Ache for more than 25 years. Since 2002, he has been the national sales manager for Caran d'Ache of Switzerland and Creative Art Materials Ltd., the current importer on Caran d'Ache.
After many trips to Switzerland for trainings and years of on the road experience, Lohrer spends many weeks a year doing seminars on the manufacturing and uses of art materials.
ST. PETERSBURG - Historians and authors Don and Carol Thompson will take attendees through the histories and mysteries of Egmont Key on Thursday, Nov. 13, at the St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 Second Ave. NE.
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is a suggested $5 donation. There will be a cash bar. This will be the final Happy Hour with the Historian event of the year.
Hernando De Soto thought it an excellent location for cannons to guard Florida’s best protected body of water. So did British Lord Hillsborough and the United States Army. Egmont Key has evolved from a strategic military installation to a National Wildlife Refuge.
CLEARWATER - The Holidays are for Sharing Art Show will be presented Sunday, Nov. 23, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Studio 1212 Art Gallery, 1405 Cleveland St., Clearwater.
Admission is free to the annual Studio 1212 Art Gallery holiday show and boutique. A portion of the proceeds from sales will go to a local Title I school to provide art materials for their students. Attendees are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to be donated to the local food bank. There will be refreshments. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet and mingle with the artists while browsing original art, pottery, jewelry and handmade gift items. Guests also will have an opportunity to win a piece of artwork by a local artist.
ST. PETE BEACH - The work of both local and national artists will be showcased at Suntan Art Center's fourth annual 100 Artist Show, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 29-30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Horan Park, at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive.
The juried fine art show was created for artists by artists in 2011. After making its successful debut, the 100 Artist Show quickly become a favorite of artists across the country for its beautiful waterfront venue. Local residents and visitors also found it the perfect place and time to kick off the holiday buying season.
The two-day outdoor event will offer fine art and craft, live demonstrations, food and live music by the Dave Williamson Band, featuring Vinnie Seplesky, Dennis Wallace and Tom Kennedy. Artists will compete for prizes for small works in 2-D representing "Our Vanishing Landscape."
DUNEDIN - Stirling Art Studios and Gallery of Dunedin is hosting a new art exhibit, presenting the works of The Gathering, a local artist's guild, through Sunday, Nov. 30, on the second floor of 730 Broadway in downtown Dunedin.
This exhibit is free and open to the public. It features works in numerous media.
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
ST. PETERSBURG - Arguably, the two most influential 20th century Spanish artists, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali, come together this fall in a landmark exhibition at The Dali Museum in downtown St. Petersburg.
Organized by The Dali and the Museu Picasso, Barcelona with the collaboration of the Fundació Gala-Salvador Dali, “Picasso/Dali, Dali/Picasso” opens to the public at The Dali on November 8, 2014 and runs through Feb. 16, 2015.
ST. PETERSBURG - The Morean Arts Center, 719 Central Ave., will open a pair of free exhibitions Saturday, Nov. 8.
The 2014 Holiday Show and Sale and “Thomas Murray: This is Our Garden” are both open to the public through Dec. 28.
In his most recent series of paintings, Murray uses flowers and figures to provide the vehicles for an exploration in decorative pattern that carries with it a subtle critique of the ownership of deities. A consummate painter and draftsman, this is Murray’s third solo exhibition at the Morean in the past 15 years. He splits his time between his hometown of St. Petersburg and Texas, where he is an art professor at South Texas College.
DUNEDIN - Dunedin Fine Art Center reconfigures itself for its 28th annual holiday show. The centerpiece is an invitational exhibition, Gifted, which opens Saturday, Nov. 1, and continues through Dec. 31.
On a yearly basis, 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. More than 100 artists have contributed to the exhibition.
PALM HARBOR - The Palm Harbor Museum, in cooperation with the Florida Humanities Council, will host a Smithsonian traveling exhibition beginning Nov. 1.
“The Way We Worked,” which is adapted from an original exhibition developed by the National Archives, explores how work became a central theme in American culture.
Because work has changed dramatically over the last 100 years, its importance is reflected in the fact that we spend so much of our lives on the job. In many ways, the worker is seen as the American hero - the exhibit honors the men and women who have created the country that we have today.
TARPON SPRINGS - It’s never quiet at Replay Amusement Museum. Tucked between buildings in downtown Tarpon Springs, the museum echoes with whirs and dings and clangs.
Songs like Pinball Wizard and Big Girls Don’t Cry are piped in through old-fashioned jukeboxes. And above the almost audible hum of electricity, adults relive their childhoods in the form of arcade games.
On Oct. 3, Brian and Becky Cheaney opened Replay Amusement Museum with their personal collection: hundreds of stand-up arcade games they’d spent a decade accumulating for their own personal use.