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A stroll among the art

Amid the relative quiet of the bay area art scene in summer, the St. Petersburg Downtown Art Association stages its monthly open house.

By MARY ANN MARGER, Times Art Critic

© St. Petersburg Times, published June 9, 2000


Special shows of limited duration are noted; all participants are listed. You can pick up a map and guide at any of the stops. It's free, and many galleries will be serving refreshments. All will have a map and guide to participating locations.

The venues:

  • 1 Ambiance Galleries, 1535 Dr. M.L. King (Ninth) St. N; (727) 821-8331: Rick Rollenhagen, Stella Vaughan Andersen, Violetta, Don M. Williams and Boo Ehrsam, through July 3.
  • 2 The Arts Center, 719 Central Ave.; (727) 822-7872: Provocative show of three artists of Latin heritage is augmented by juried show of small metalworks, Russ Gustafson-Hilton's new work and high school student show. Through June 30.
  • 3 Crystal Mirage Gallery, 800 Second Ave. NE; (727) 895-1166: Glass paperweights with masculine emphasis in honor of Father's Day.
  • 4 Davidson Fine Art, 725 Central Ave.; (727) 827-1888: Vintage rock 'n' roll posters from the 1960s and early 1970s.
  • 5 EastWest Gallery, 529 Central Ave.; (727) 823-9629: Glass art by Geri Willingham; Ken Hawk, Russian artists, through July 1.
  • 6 531 Central Fine Arts, 531 Central Ave.; (727) 822-2787: Vincent Magni, Jacques Ousson and others, through July 5.
  • 7 Florida Craftsmen Gallery, 501 Central Ave.; (727) 821-7391: Creative clay's Artlink show, pairing community artists with developmentally challenged students, continues through June 30.
  • 8 Fusion Gallery, 540 Central Ave.; (727) 894-7271: Mixed media artist BASK and graffiti artist Lenny Mace continues through June 28.
  • 9 The Garden Restaurant, 217 Central Ave.; (727) 896-3800.
  • 10 Glass Canvas Gallery, 233 Fourth Ave. NE; (727) 821-6767: "World of Studio Glass" continues through July 31.
  • 11 Grand Finale Restaurant and Gallery, 1101 First Ave. N; (727) 823-9921.
  • 12 Heavenly Things, 216 First Ave. N; (727) 822-8938.
  • 13 Merrick Gallery, 330 Beach Drive NE; (727) 896-2787: Prints by noted artists, created at Graphicstudio-USF, through June 18.
  • 14 Red Cloud Indian Arts, 208 Beach Drive NE; (727) 821-5824: Featured artists: Mary Ann Ginter and Bradley Diller.
  • 15 Shapiro Studio & Gallery, 538 Central Ave.; (727) 894-2111.
  • 16 Soho South Gallery, 2105 Central Ave.; (727) 822-2280.
  • 17 Studio Szabries, 2109 Central Ave.; (727) 895-2444.
  • 18 Thomas Kinkade Beach Drive Gallery, 202 Beach Drive NE; (727) 823-1011.

photo
Peter King, Industrial Disease, ceramic, 140-by-90-by-9 inches.

At a glance

  • WHAT: Downtown St. Petersburg Evening Gallery Walk
  • WHERE: Downtown St. Petersburg
  • WHEN: 5:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday (and every second Saturday)
  • COST: Free
  • CALL: (727) 528-9331

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