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David Larson Evans’ solo exhibition of oil paintings, “On Being Human,” opens at St. Pete Artworks on Sept. 16.Courtesy of St. Pete Artworks

The artist list for the Shine Mural Festival is officially in

David Larson Evans: On Being Human The human figure, and the human experience, provide infinite possibilities for interpretation from artists. In his new exhibit, On Being Human, opening at St. Pete Artworks on Saturday, David Larson Evans captures the human figure in moments of stillness. The paintings portray the …

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  1. Saturday is Free Museum Day, and more art to see this weekend

    Visual Arts

    Priceless: Free Museum Day

    We're incredibly fortunate to be a community with so many wonderful museums to visit and be inspired by. We're even more fortunate that many of them will open their doors for free Saturday, in celebration of the Smithsonian's Museum Day Live and St. Petersburg's Arts …

    Jamie Bates observes the paintings on display during free museum day at the Museum of Fine Arts, which is offering free admission on Saturday
  2. 20 local museums are offering free admission or deals Saturday for Free Museum Day

    Visual Arts

    For all the community's support of the arts in the bay area, it's nice to be rewarded with free admission once in a while. And that's exactly what many area museums are offering on Saturday.

    The Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg is among the museums participating in the Smithsonian's Museum Day Live, offering free admission. (LANCE ROTHSTEIN   |  Special to the Times)
  3. The artist list for the Shine Mural Festival is officially in

    Visual Arts

    David Larson Evans: On Being Human

    David Larson Evans’ solo exhibition of oil paintings, “On Being Human,” opens at St. Pete Artworks on Sept. 16.
  4. Toppled by Irma, Wish Tree at Salvador Dali Museum to be replanted

    Hurricanes

    ST. PETERSBURG — The beloved Wish Tree at the Salvador Dalí Museum might live on to accept more dreams.

    MONICA HERNDON   |   Times
Toppled by Hurricane Irma's winds, the Wish Tree at the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg will be righted and replanted, a museum spokeswoman said Tuesday.

  5. Tampa Museum of Art transforms into NYC for City event

    Visual Arts

    The Tampa Museum of Art will transform into a mini New York City on Saturday night, when it hosts City, its art and fashion fundraising gala that spotlights fashion icon Susanne Bartsch. Bartsch is a muse to many world-famous designers — including Alexander McQueen and Thierry Mugler …

    “Queen of New York City nightlife” Susanne Bartsch is the subject of an exhibit at the Tampa Museum of Art.
  6. Powerful exhibit open at Holocaust Museum, last chance for Art of the Brick

    Visual Arts

     

    It's the last few days to experience Nathan Sawaya's ingenious transformations of Legos at the Art of the Brick. You really must go if you haven't been. Among more than 100 pieces are a life-sized sculpture of a man ripping open his chest, a 20-foot-long T. rex skeleton, a giant skull …

  7. Friday's a busy night for art lovers, while art meets fashion on Saturday

    Visual Arts

    Arty Apparel: Wearable Art 13

    The lines between art and fashion are so often blurred that they're nearly non-existent. The Dunedin Fine Art Center has been celebrating that connection for 13 years, with Wearable Art, which returns Saturday. Designers including Julian Hartzog, Lina Teixeira …

    Exhibiting designer Sue Woodall-Metas will showcase her creations at Wearable Art Thirteen.
  8. Who is really making 'Chihuly art'?

    Visual Arts

    SEATTLE — More than 40 years later, Jeffrey Beers still vividly remembers what it felt like to have Dale Chihuly call up to convene a pre-dawn glassblowing session. You felt flattered and inspired, he said, jazzed by Chihuly's caffeinated freight train of energy and the idea of making art with him while most of …

    The artist Dale Chihuly in his Seattle office, which holds some of his collections. [Kyle Johnson | for The New York Times]
  9. Beach Drive mural is a first for St. Pete's swanky waterfront street

    Blogs

    Mural mania in St. Petersburg is spreading east.

    This mural in progress is on the side of the Smith & Associates building on Beach Drive in St. Petersburg.
  10. St. Pete Sculpture Museum announces move to Central Avenue

    Visual Arts

    Another museum is joining the mix in St. Petersburg's downtown Central Arts District.

    Sculptor Jon Hair with his 26-foot lion sculpture. Hair's St. Pete Sculpture Museum will soon move to a prominent spot on Central Avenue, Hair said. [Courtesy of Jon Hair]