TARPON SPRINGS Ė The St. Petersburg College Art Faculty Show 2014, a special exhibition featuring the work of 15 college arts educators, continues through April 20, at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road.
The exhibition presents art that expresses the current aesthetic interests of the full-time and adjunct art faculty of the college. The show further defines the commitment of the art faculty to nurturing a philosophy of arts education while maintaining high standards of personal and professional artistic development.
Featured artists include full-time art faculty members Jonathan Barnes, Barton Gilmore, Kevin Grass, Marjorie Greene and Kimberly Kirchman; and adjunct art faculty members Linda Berghoff, Frank Duffy, Francesco Gillia, Barbara Hubbard, Elizabeth Indianos, Ya La'Ford, Chris Otten, Rebecca Skelton, McKenzie Smith and Joseph Weinzettle.
The visual arts have had a long tradition at St. Petersburg College, dating back to the 1950s. The college offers both Associate of Arts degrees, for transfer into advanced visual arts programs, as well as two-year Associate of Science degrees in graphic arts and photography. Courses taught at the college include drawing, painting, ceramics, photography, printmaking, design and graphic arts.
The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art is a contemporary art museum featuring more than 6,000 works of 20th and 21st century art.
Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday; and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and free to children, students and military families. On Sundays, admission is free with a suggested donation of $5, and docent tours are offered at 2 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays and major holidays.