Art Calendar

Events, art museums and gallery openings.

By Times Staff Writer
Published February 16, 2006


Towles Court Gallery Walk Fri.

"Everything Under the Stars," participating galleries and studios offer extended hours, entertainment and refreshments, 6-10 p.m. Some galleries offer raffles and donate proceeds to the Sarasota YMCA Foundation. Adams Lane, downtown Sarasota, just west of US 301 and south of Ringling Boulevard. (941) 866-0267 or towlescourt.com.

Creative Artist Guild of Dunedin Art Show and Sale Sat.

Meet the artists at this show and sale of original art in a variety of media, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Palm Harbor Museum, corner of Belcher and Curlew roads, Palm Harbor. (727) 736-3727.

Artists Unlimited Group Show Sat.

"SOLD: Resident Art Show, 2006," contemporary and traditional pieces by David Brumley, Lorrie Mason Potter, Shawn Arnow, Susan Scheiner, Britta Lewis, Ray Paul, Terry Klaaren and Greg Latch. Music, refreshments, hors d'oeuvres and entertainment. 7-11 p.m. 223 N 12th St., Tampa. ; www.artistsunlimited.org. Free.

Gulfport Third Saturday Art Walk Sat.

Features local artists, live music and stargazing with the St. Petersburg astronomy club. 6-10 p.m. Gulfport Art Village, south of 28th Avenue on Beach Boulevard.


Appleton Museum of Art

Permanent collection features ancient, contemporary, American, Asian, African, European, Islamic and Pre-Columbian art. Currently: "Legacy: A Tradition Lives On," through Feb. 26. 4333 NE Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. (352) 291-4455. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. $6, $4 seniors, $4 students, $3 ages 10-18.

Dali Museum

The museum holds the largest collection of art by the Spanish surrealist outside Spain, including oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, graphics, photographs, sculptures, objets d'art and an archival library. Currently: "Pollock to Pop: America's Brush With Dali" and "Dali Under the Influence: Selections From the Permanent Collection," both through April 23. "Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Exhibition," works by Pinellas County students, through Sun. art@2 Film Series: Art of the Western World, Part 9: In Our Time, 2 p.m. today; also, Dali & Beyond Film Series: Walt Disney's Treasures: On the Front Lines, 6 p.m. today. Events, lectures and films are included with admission. 1000 Third St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 823-3767; salvadordalimuseum.org. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Wed and Fri.-Sat., 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Thur., noon-5:30 p.m. Sun. $14, $12 seniors, military and police, $9 students 10 to 18, $3.50 ages 5 to 10; $5 after 5 p.m.

Florida International Museum

"Ink & Blood: Sacred Treasures of the Bible," with ancient Biblical manuscripts, Mesopotamian clay tablets, a 15th century Wycliffe New Testament, first editions of the King James Bible, pages from Gutenberg's Bible and other artifacts, through May 14. Lecture series includes exhibition introductory lecture, 2 p.m. Tuesdays, and topics related to the exhibit. "Early Pilgrim Sites," lecture by St. Petersburg College professor Christina Alexander, 2 p.m. Fri. 244 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 341-7900; or www.floridamuseum.org. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. and noon-6 p.m. Sun. Last admission one hour before closing. $16, $14 seniors and military, $9 students ages 7-18; ages 6 and younger free. Advance tickets available at www.inkandblood.com.

Gulf Coast Museum of Art

Contemporary Florida art and American fine crafts are features of the permanent collection. Currently: "Taking Shape: Pinellas County 6-8," juried show of artwork by middle school students, through Feb. 26. Exhibition Video Series: Faith Ringgold: The Last Story Quilt, through Feb. 28, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tue.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. 12211 Walsingham Road, Largo. (727) 518-6833. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Sat., noon-4 p.m. Sun. $5, $4 seniors, $3 students, free for ages 10 and younger. Free, 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays. Docent-led highlight tours, 11 a.m. Saturdays, free.

Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art

See story, page 22W. The permanent collection features works by Allen Leepa, Abraham Rattner and Esther Gentle. Currently: "The American Arts & Crafts Home, 1900-1915: Selections from the Two Red Roses Foundation Collection," with furniture and decorative objects, through April 16. "For the Love of Art Benefit Exhibition," show and sale of works by area artists, including Roger Bansemer, Lin Carte, Mic Knight, Jack Roseman and Josette Urso, opens Sun. For the Love of Art Gala evening event, black tie optional, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25. $100. RSVP (727) 712-5222. Docent-led tours 2 p.m. Sundays. St. Petersburg College Tarpon Springs campus, 600 Klosterman Road. (727) 712-5762. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Wed., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thur., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. $5, $4 seniors, free to children and students. Free admission Sundays.

Museum of Fine Arts

Museum has a comprehensive permanent collection of 19th century French and American paintings, early 20th century American paintings and photography. Currently: "Photography Past/Forward: Aperture at 50," fine art photographs originally published in the photography journal Aperture, through April 30; "Photography Before Aperture, 1900-1952," selections from the museum's collection, through April 23. "Arts of China," ceramics from the Han Dynasty (206 B.C.-A.D. 220) through the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), through March 26. Gallery Talk: "Photography Before Aperture," by Chief Curator Jennifer Hardin, 4 p.m. Tue. Tea in the Garden, 3-4 p.m. Tuesdays through April, $8 plus museum admission; reservations encouraged. Docent-led tours, 11 a.m., 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Tue.-Sat., 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Sun. 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 896-2667. www.fine-arts.org. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. $8, $7 seniors, $4 students.

Polk Museum of Art

Taxdal Pre-Columbian exhibition features artifacts from Mexico, Central America, Colombia and Peru. Currently: "Life as Art: Wood and Fiber Art from the Permanent Collection," through April 23. 800 E Palmetto St., Lakeland. (863) 688-7743. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. $5, $4 seniors, children and students are free.

Ringling Museum of Art

Permanent collection includes paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, photographs and decorative arts from ancient through contemporary periods. Currently: "Waking Dreams: The Art of the Pre-Raphaelites from the Delaware Art Museum," includes oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, ceramics, jewelry and furniture, through April 2. "Largest Miniature Circus," Howard Bros. Circus, "The Greatest Show on Earth," and "Boys from Baraboo to Big Top Bosses: History of the Ringling Circus 1884-1964," in the Museum of the Circus. 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. (941) 359-5700. Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. $15, $13 seniors; $5 students and children ages 6-12. Admission includes art museum, Ca d'Zan mansion, Circus Museum and grounds. Mondays free for art museum only.

Tampa Museum of Art

Greek and Roman antiquities, modern and contemporary paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photography and decorative arts are features of the permanent collection. Currently: "Wild Things: The Art of Maurice Sendak," drawings, artwork for posters, theatrical sets and costumes, through April 23. "Amor Eterno: Selections from the Permanent Collection," through March 5. "Next Generation - 11th Congressional District High School Exhibition," opens Sun. Art After Dark, mixer with food, cash bar, music and gallery tour, 5-9 p.m. today, $2 suggested donation. 600 N Ashley Drive. (813) 274-8130. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. third Thursday each month. $8. $6 seniors, $3 students, free for ages 6 and younger; by donation 5-8 p.m. every third Thur. and 10 a.m.-noon Sat.

University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum

Permanent collection includes broad holdings in graphics, sculpture, photography and African art. Currently: "Dragon Veins," a look at connections between traditional East Asian and contemporary painting techniques, through March 11. 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. (813) 974-2849. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 1-4 p.m. Sat. Admission free. $3 parking permit required weekdays.


Beverly Fleming Gallery

"Joyful Serenity," by Pamela Branning, opens Fri. "Treasures from the Palette," by Rosalie Silver, through Fri. Artist's reception, 6-10 p.m. 239 S Links Ave., Sarasota. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Sat.

Cindy's Custom Framing & Gallery

Water media works by the C5ARTS group, including paintings, giclee reproductions and matted prints by Anne Donnellan, Donna Frost, Martha-Anne Garabedian, Julie Messerschmidt and Chuck Stapler, opens Sat. 362 Main St., Dunedin. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat.

The Gallery

''An Artist's View - Rockport, MA 2005," print and encaustic works by Marilyn Helfenbein, opens Fri. 252 S Links Ave., Sarasota. Hours: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tue.-Thur., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Fri.

Gold Dragon Gallery

"Artist of Nature," works by Roma (Rosemary Tyler), opens Fri. Reception with the artist, 6-9 p.m. Fri. 3508 S Manhattan Ave., Tampa. Hours: noon-7 p.m. Tue.-Fri.

Nuance Galleries

"Old Florida," oils and giclee prints by Keith Martin Johns, opens Fri. 804 S Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat.

Rubywood Gallery

"Black and White," works by Kate Milett, E. Favus, Stella Sanders, Jeannie Lovett, Jeannine Talley, Lynette Wood and Abby W. Frank, opens Sat. 30th Ave. S, west of Beach Boulevard, Gulfport. Hours: 1-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat., and later for art walk.

St. Petersburg Clay Co.

Ceramic art by Jerry Austin includes clay ships, rustic boxes and fine crafted pottery, opens Sat. Gallery opening and reception with the artist, 7-9 p.m. Fri. 420 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat. www.stpeteclay.com

Syd Entel Galleries

Paintings, etchings, lithographs and bronze sculptures by Jurgen Gorg, opens Sat. Reception, 6-8 p.m. Sat. 247 Main St., Safety Harbor. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat.


South Pinellas

Alla Prima Fine Art

"Greetings From San Miguel," recent studio works, through March 9. 695 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. allaprimafineart.com.

Artists Gallery Royale

"For the Love of St. Pete," juried works by gallery members, through Feb. 200 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-6 p.m. Sun.

Arts Center

"Creighton Michael: Intersection," sculptures, paintings and drawings; "The Daily and the Divine," works by Nzingah Muhammad and Keba Konte; "Dimensional Drawing: Group Exhibition, "Word and Image: Class Menagerie," all through March 26th. 719 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-4 p.m. Sun.

Beach Art Center

"Transparent Watercolor Show," through March 11. Reception, 4-6 p.m. Sat. 1515 Bay Palm Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Thur., 9 a.m.-noon Fri.-Sat.

C. Emmerson Fine Arts

Printmaking, sculpture and paintings by Rose Marie Prins, Margaret Steward and Anonymous, through Feb. 28. 909 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Fri., noon-8 p.m. Sat.

Florida Craftsmen Gallery

"Twist + Shout: the New Needle Arts," traveling exhibition features textile and fiber art; Also, "Adjust:<x>:Seek," ceramic art by Tom Brewer, both through March 23. 501 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat.

Florida Holocaust Museum

"Middle Passage: White Ships/Black Cargo," black and white drawings by Tom Feelings, through April 30. "Memories of My Life in a Polish Village 1930-1949," paintings and drawings by Toby Knobel Fluek; and "Voice to Vision," artwork by holocaust survivors, both through Feb. 26. 55 Fifth St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 820-0100; flholocaustmuseum.org. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., noon-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Admission $8, $7 seniors and students, $3 18 and younger.

Glass Canvas Gallery

Winter art glass show features works by 350 European and Australian glass artists, through March 31. 146 Second St. N, St. Petersburg. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun.

Globe Coffee Lounge

"Scott Reus: Untitled," through Tue. 532 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Hours: 2 p.m-1 a.m. Mon.-Thur., 3 p.m.-2 a.m. Fri.-Sat.

Lynn Merhige Gallery

"Artist Books," with "My Life Is an Open Book," by Hannah Price, and "Altars of the Past," by Wendy Dickinson, through March. 216 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. Hours: noon-4 p.m. Tue.-Sat.

Pinellas Park Art Society Gallery

"Members Drawing Show," works in pastel, pencil, charcoal, crayon and pen and ink, through Feb. 28. Park Station, 5851-A Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Pinellas Park Library Gallery

Works by Pinellas Park Art Society members Ron Eland, Sally Hetherly and Carl Hetherly, through Feb. 28. 7770 52nd St. N. 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Mon.-Thur., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 1-4 p.m. Sun.

St. Petersburg Public Library

Works by Pinellas Park Art Society member Joan Scheffer, through Feb. 28. 3745 Ninth Ave. N. Hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thur., 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun.

St. Petersburg College Seminole Campus

"Haiti & Amsterdam," new photographs by Heidi Haun and William Haun, through March 1. Seminole Community Library Art Gallery, 9200 113th St., Seminole. Hours: 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thu.; 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Fri.; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.; 1-5 p.m. Sun.

Suntan Art Center Gallery at Treasure Island

"White Sails," works by members, through March 2. 139 107th Ave., Treasure Island. Hours: 2-6 p.m. Tue.-Sat.

North Pinellas

Blue Moon Gallery

"33 Days," group show includes works in a variety of media, through March 8. 204 E Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat.

Clay & Paper and Painted Fish Gallery

"Fish, Feathers, Plus Flora," with papier mache by Joyce Curvin, handmade paper relief by Barbara Melby-Burhan, and hand-colored etchings by Carroll Swayze, through Feb. 28. 350 Main St., Dunedin. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sun.

Galleries at Clearwater Main Library

"Wild Horses," photography by Katey Barrett; "Focused Passion: The Pursuit of the 2004 Stanley Cup," and jewelry by Jan Wunsch, all through Feb. 25. 100 N Osceola Ave., Clearwater. Hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thur., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri.-Sat.

IMAGO Art Group at Trailside

Works by the 16 IMAGO members and featuring original works by Mari Borsuk and P.A. Kushner, through Feb 28. 464 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Largo Community Center

"Members Winter Award Show," works by the Largo Art Association members, through Feb. 28. 65 Forth St. NW, Largo. Hours: 8 a.m-8 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sat.

Montage Gallery

"An Evening of Abstracts," works by Ewelina Gawlik, through Feb. 28. 2194 Main St., Suite D, Dunedin. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat.

Octagon Arts Center at Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater

"Both Sides Now!," paintings and wooden sculptures by Martha Brooks Marshall and Margaret Conte, through Wed. 2470 Nursery Road, Clearwater. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 9:30-10:30 a.m. and noon-1 p.m. Sun.

Safety Harbor Museum of Regional History

"Highwaymen Art," works by all of the 20 original members of the group of self-taught, African-American, Florida landscape artists, through Feb 28. 329 S Bayshore Blvd., Safety Harbor. (727) 726-1668. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Fri. 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun. $3, $2 seniors.

Studio 1212

"New Beginnings," watercolors, oils and mixed-media paintings by Studio 1212 members, through Wed. 1405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Hours: 10 a.m-3 p.m. Tue.-Wed., or by appointment. studio1212.org

Sullivan Gallery

New works by John Di Sanza, through Feb. 28. 17 Safford Ave. N, Tarpon Springs. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat.

Tarpon Springs Cultural Center

"Fiber Extravaganza: Pinellas Weavers Guild Celebrating 60 Years of Weaving," functional and decorative fiber art, includes woven, handspun, beaded, felted and braided, through March 8. 101 S Pinellas Ave. Hours: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Mon.-Fri., noon-4 p.m. Sat.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Tarpon Springs

"Atelier Intaglio," etchings by Lin Carte, through March 31. Forum Room, 230 Grand Ave., Tarpon Springs. Hours: 2-5 p.m. Tue.-Sun.


AIA Gallery

Aluminum sculpture by Richard Dimmler, through Fri. American Institute of Architects Tampa Bay, 200 N Tampa St., Tampa. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Centre Gallery

"They're Not Cookies," works by Adam Kitzerow, through Fri. Phyllis P. Marshall Center, USF, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Clayton Galleries

"Craig Rubadoux: New Work," through Sat. 4105 S MacDill Ave., Tampa. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat.

Covivant Gallery & Studios

"Songs For Other Swans," works by George Ferrandi and John Orth, through March 5. 4906 N Florida Ave., Tampa. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. and by appointment.

Hillsborough Community College Dale Mabry Campus Art Gallery

"Discover Greatness: An Illustrated History of Negro Leagues Baseball," traveling exhibition produced by the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Mo., through Feb. 26. Dale Mabry Highway and Tampa Bay Boulevard, Tampa. Hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Thur., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Fri.

Hillsborough Community College Ybor City Campus

"Blake High School Senior Master's Certification Exhibit," through Feb. 28. Performing Arts Building Gallery, Room 101, HCC Ybor City Campus, 14th Street and Palm Avenue. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon. and Wed.-Fri., noon-8 p.m. Tue., or by appointment.

Kotler Art Gallery

Photographic fine art by Steven Gregory, through Feb 28. John F. Germany Library, 900 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. Hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thur., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., 10-6 p.m. Sun.

Lyssa Morgan Gallery

"Toby McWhirter: New Works, New Surfaces, New Methodology - Surface Dementia," new work by Toby McWhirter, through March 15. 4062 Henderson Blvd., Tampa. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat.

Old Hyde Park Art Center

"Landscapes and Seascapes," open competition, through Feb. 24. 705 Swann Ave., Tampa. Hours: noon-3 p.m. Tue.-Sun.

Scarfone/Hartley Galleries at Bailey Art Studios

"Roberto Juarez: Paint, Paper, Peat Moss," includes large mural size paintings, other recent paintings, maquettes of commissioned work and mixed media prints, through Fri. Juarez will be creating monoprints as visiting artist on campus at STUDIO f, through Fri. Completed monoprints presented, STUDIO f open house, 6-8 p.m. Fri. Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, 310 N Boulevard, University of Tampa downtown campus. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Fri.; 1-4 p.m. Sat.

University of South Florida Library

"Liturgy and Devotion: Manuscripts from England to Ethiopia," third installment of Sacred Leaves, illuminated medieval manuscripts, on view through March 31. Special Collections Reading Room, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Tue. and Fri., 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Wed.-Thur.

VSA Arts of Florida Open Door Gallery

"Our Pride - Artwork by Students with Disabilities 2004-2005," works by Florida students with disabilities, grades K-12, through May 31. 3500 E Fletcher Ave., Suite 234, Tampa. www.vsafl.org. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Thur.


Pasco Arts Council Gallery

"Fantasy of Colors," works by Jacqueline Vari; Also "Works of Art by the Art Faculty of St. Petersburg College," both through Feb. 24. 5744 Moog Road, Holiday. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat.

Progress Energy Art Gallery

New works by Sandy Butterfield, pastels by Nicholas Sacripante and mixed media by Jana Withers, through March 25. 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Fri.

West Pasco Art Guild Gallery

"Watermedia Art Show," through March 2. 6206 Jefferson St., New Port Richey. Hours for this show: 1-4 p.m. daily, through Fri.; then 9 a.m.-noon, Tue. and Thur. and by appointment, through March 2.

West Pasco Government Center

"The Art of Recyling," annual juried competition of works created by high school students from mostly recycled materials, through Feb. 23. 7530 Little Road, New Port Richey. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.


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