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Times art critic retires

By MARY ANN MARGER, Times Staff Writer

© St. Petersburg Times
published January 31, 2002


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Mary Ann Marger
Mary Ann Marger, who has been the St. Petersburg Times’ art critic since 1987, is retiring today.

With wit, style and a true love for her subject, she has reported on everything from the biggest museum shows to the hottest young local artists. She has helped budding art collectors learn how to get started and has kept the aficionados current on the best art shows around our area and beyond. Her work will continue to appear in our pages from time to time, as she will contribute on a freelance basis -- as she did in the decade before becoming art critic.

We’ll introduce her successor soon. In the meantime you’ll still see art news and reviews in Weekend and in Sunday Arts from other talented writers.

Please join us in congratulating Mary Ann Marger on her successful career, and in offering best wishes to her in her retirement. It surely won’t be a quiet one; Marger and her husband, attorney Bruce Marger, have eight young grandchildren to keep them running.

— Charlotte Sutton, arts & entertainment editor

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Art: best bets

Art critic Mary Ann Marger's recommendations for this weekend. Please refer to the Art Calendar for details.

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Images from the World Between -- Ringling Museum explores the circus in 20th-century American art. Opens Saturday.

Gold and clay -- Works from contemporary goldsmith Buccellati and the Drapkin collection of Southwestern pottery at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg.

International Miniature Art Show -- Hundreds of tiny paintings, graphics and sculpture in a popular area show. Dunedin Fine Art Center. Also: "Wheels," a top 10 show of 2001.

River Myths -- Artist Therman Statom takes inspiration from the Hillsborough River in huge installation. Tampa Museum of Art.

Jacqueline Lamba -- The Dali Museum looks at works by the wife of the movement's leader, Andre Breton.

Upcoming

Mark your calendar for these future events:

Feb. 9 -- Downtown St. Petersburg Gallery Walk. (727) 821-6767.

Feb. 9, 10 -- For the Love of Art, New Port Richey. (727) 842-8066.

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