Welcome to Yamandú Canosa’s Space

By Carol Mickett. I knew as soon as I walked into The Visit, the first solo museum exhibition in the U.S. by Uruguayan-Spanish artist Yamandú Canosa, that I was not in the typical Museum show. It’s rare to find a show such as The Visit which quietly and simply creates a place. The entire show itself is generated from Canosa’s visit to the home of Salvador Dalí in Port Lligat, Spain. Canosa uses the home of Dalí and its landscape to construct a place of his own that pays homage to his visit and to his roots in Spanish art history and surrealism…. Read More

Glass is Hot and Learning is Cool

By Tom Winchester. The DMG School Project brings the art of glass to students who don’t otherwise have access to this art by offering demonstrations and workshops on-site at local schools. This project is funded, in part, by the Pinellas County Recovers Grant that’s awarded by Creative Pinellas through the National Endowment for the Arts’ American Rescue Plan. The DMG School Project helps to put the power of creativity into the hands of the next generation…. Read More

Creating a Chess Set and Community

By Jackie Kaufman. The St. Petersburg Chess Club is a hidden gem close to downtown St. Pete. They have been operating in the same location longer than any other chess club in the United States, 91 years – yes that is right, since 1931 in the same building. Through this NEA/Pinellas Recovers grant project, the members will make their own individual chess pieces out of pewter, and learn the whole creative process.
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Frankenthaler and Martin – A Delicious Pairing

By Tony Wong Palms. The Lyrical Moment exhibition currently at the USF Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) features the works of two artists – Helen Frankenthaler and Heather Gwen Martin. Can there be a more different pairing of two artists? Probably yes, but in this case, while both fit the category of abstract artists, in a way The Lyrical Moment is an exhibition of two halves as the artworks representing each artist come off different routes and media, each speaking from a very different point in history…. Read More

Visual Storytelling

By Judy Vienneau. Judy Vienneau’s recent art employs her talent for using various media, paint and a unique technique with wire to “draw in space,” resulting in artwork which falls somewhere between two and three dimensions. In Visual Storytelling, Judy Vienneau presents pieces which portray concepts of human social interaction, as well as environmental concerns. … Read More

Bilingual Artist Talk with Robyn Crosa

By Robyn Crosa. On Saturday, July 9 at 3 pm Robyn Crosa will host an Artist Talk at Gallery 120 at Largo Public Library about her solo exhibition, Gourdgeous Goddess Gals. The event includes a children’s storytelling time and a musical performance of the folksong “Follow the Drinking Gourd.” There will be a Spanish language interpreter at the event and it will be videotaped … Read More

Celebrating Books as Art

By Emily Lee Stehle. I was thrilled to witness this celebration. I was not prepared to see the diverse variety and the indescribable beauty of “books” at the Beyond Words: Celebrating Books as Art exhibit. Books were made out of paper, recycled and handmade paper, museum board, metal, clay, leather, fabric, glass, wood, edible flowers and herbs embedded in pastillage dough, found objects – and even, books…. Read More

A Lyrical Collaboration

By Kurt Loft. Two visionary women of the art world combine for a powerful impression in the new exhibition The Lyrical Moment: Modern and Contemporary Abstraction by Helen Frankenthaler and Heather Gwen Martin, through July 30 at the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum. This Thursday evening, students and faculty from the USF School of Music perform original interpretations of the visual artwork…. Read More

Healing Photographic Art from Deborah Rodriguez

By Deborah Rodriguez. I am a storyteller. The ultimate story is the acknowledgement that we are one human race. It is my goal to express my membership in this human race through the lens of my African American soul. My art is how I share my membership…. Read More

Exploring Land Art

By Tony Wong Palms. It is all an adventurous, a celebratory, and a life preserving act when seeking out art – whether going couple of miles to galleries or museums in town, or a few thousand miles cross country, or over the ocean blue. A recent road trip had me driving from Tampa to Death Valley, where huge land art sites are dwarfed in an even more enormously vast untamed western landscape…. Read More

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