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Reception to open national juried show

By MARY ANN MARGER, Times Art Critic

© St. Petersburg Times, published June 23, 2000

ARTISTS UNLIMITED -- The seventh annual National Open Juried Show brings in 34 artists from 14 states, chosen by prominent New York critic and gallery director Ivan C. Karp. The show opens with a reception, 6-9 p.m. tonight, with best of show announced at 8 p.m. The exhibit continues through Aug. 4, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Opening is $5 donation; free other times. Artists Unlimited is at 223 N 12th St., Tampa; (813) 229-5958.

TARPON SPRINGS CULTURAL CENTER -- Exhibiting artist Jane Arnold will be honored with a reception 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday, just before the Florida Lyric Opera's performance of 100 Years on Broadway. The artist's show is on view 8 a.m.-5 p.m. today, Monday and Tuesday. Free; performance is $10. 101 S Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs; (727) 942-5605.

MERRICK MIX -- From the cool sculptures of Richard Beckman to the mysterious photos of Anna Tomczak, new works at Merrick Gallery offer a broad range for lovers of contemporary Florida art. The show opens with a reception 6-9 p.m. tonight and continues through July 30 during hours noon-6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; noon-8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Free. 330 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg; (727) 896-2787

Around the nation

Robert Rauschenberg: Synapsis Shuffle, Whitney Museum of American Art, June 29-Oct. 8. The monumental new work of 52 interchangeable panels is shuffled by different people for each venue. Shufflers at the Whitney included Merce Cunningham, Edwin Schlossberg, Martha Stewart and Mike Wallace. (212) 570-3600

Around the state

Laurelton Hall, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of Art, Winter Park, new permanent installation. The largest collection of objects from Louis C. Tiffany's Long Island estate ever shown. (407) 645-5311

Fame game

Tampa graphic artist Ge Polo recently exhibited in a group show at the Stage Gallery, Merrick, N.Y.

Ongoing and upcoming

July 8, 5:30-9 p.m. -- Downtown St. Petersburg Evening Gallery Walk. Downtown Arts Association venues open their doors for a monthly event. (727) 528-9331

July 22, 23 -- Cool Art Show. Thirteenth annual outside-in show of the Professional Association of Visual Artists. Free. USF Activity Center, USF-St. Petersburg; (727) 787-3426.

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