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Nathan Beard’s Exit Music #61 (Kintsugi Fall), acrylic on canvas scroll.Courtesy of Nathan Beard

Creative Pinellas introduces emerging artists and Illsol gets lit.

UP AND COMING: EMERGING ARTIST EXHIBITION Local arts agency Creative Pinellas was established a few years ago, and ever since has supported artists with opportunities including informative workshops, networking events and, perhaps most importantly, with grants. One grant is for emerging artists, which this year, 10 …

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  1. 'Woke' artists return to Tampa, explore Steven Kenny's surrealist landscapes

    Visual Arts

    TWO-FER: UTOPIAS AND UNFILTERED

    Mark Thomas Gibson and William Villalongo are New York-based artists whose individual work explores the black experience in America, in both historical and personal contexts. Their work was showcased in the powerful but small "Woke" exhibition at the USF …

  2. Cuba/US relations are explored at CAM and Cass gets Naughty by Nature at the Epicurean

    Visual Arts

    Societal Shifts: Climate Change

    The new exhibition opening Friday at USF's Contemporary Art Museum is not concerned with the hot button issue you're thinking of. Instead, in "Climate Change: Cuba/USA," Cuban and Cuban-American artists explore the recent fluctuations in Cuba-U.S. relations. The four …

  3. The Ringling's 'Aftermath' photography exhibit shows horrors after war

    Visual Arts

    SARASOTA

    There's no question that war is hell, but as a civilian living in a country that hasn't had a war on its soil in many, many years, images of the horrors of war can easily be avoided.

  4. Best of 2017: 10 phenomenal art exhibits from this year

    Visual Arts

    At the close of a year that many are referring to as a dumpster fire, it's actually refreshing to look back at the great visual art exhibitions shown in Tampa Bay in 2017. While a few were political in nature or included pieces that were, the exhibits for the most part provided a great escape from the divided political …

  5. Find your favorite author's portrait at the library, and donate your art to make room for new ones in Downtown Dunedin

    Visual Arts

    WELL READ: LITERARY HEROES

    Every artists needs a muse, and Sarasota artist Mike Hanlon's are the world's great authors. So it's fitting that Hanlon's exhibition of large-scale portraits, "Literary Heroes, is on display in Kotler Art Gallery at the John F. Germany Public Library …

  6. Six art exhibits you were too busy to see during the holidays

    Visual Arts

    The threshold of a new year is a good time to catch the art exhibitions you may have been too busy to check out. Here are few suggestions.

    TAMPA MUSEUM OF ART

  7. New Port Richey gallery exhibit features local photography

    Visual Arts

    NEW PORT RICHEY — The Gateway Gallery and Emporium on Grand Boulevard starts off the new year with a new exhibit featuring the digital photography of David J. Wright. An opening reception will be held Jan. 5 at the studio. The varied works of 24 gallery members also will be on exhibit during January and …

  8. Established and emerging photographers at FMoPA and new exhibits open at the Polk Museum

    Visual Arts

    PHOTO OP: FOURTH FRIDAY AT FMOPA

  9. The week in art: Get shopping at markets, explore borders at Silver Meteor

    Visual Arts

    "Wall" Art: Hasta la Visa Baby

    Borders and walls have been topics of political discussion this year, and art often acts as society's mirror. Hasta la Visa Baby (yes, visa is intentional) at the Silver Meteor Gallery in Ybor City is more than an art exhibition, with a series of events exploring …

  10. Tampa Heights and Seminole Heights a hotbed of underground art

    Visual Arts

    The eight participants gathered in a garage in the Seminole Heights neighborhood and began lifting the Mercedes-Benz. It took a few tries, but soon they had flipped the vehicle onto its roof. It rested there, rocking, with sequins pouring out of the windows. The artists cheered.