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Chihuly Studio Editions, like this one called Golden Topaz, are available for sale at the Chihuly Collection Store beginning April 1.Chihuly Collection

Art Planner: Art in Bloom and Chihuly Studio Editions

Fleur D'art: Art in Bloom Spring is officially here, and with it comes a local tradition, Art in Bloom at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. The event that transforms the museum into a floral beauty celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Presented by the Margaret Acheson Stuart Society, the event fills th …

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  1. Review: Dual shows at Leepa Rattner map beauty in Florida and beyond

    Visual Arts

    TARPON SPRINGS

    You can't blame Florida's landscape for being a little camera-shy.

    Rick Bravehart, “Companions Through Time,” Badlands National Park in South Dakota, archival pigment print on baryta,
  2. Morean Arts Center hires new director from National Endowment for the Arts

    Visual Arts

    St. Petersburg's oldest arts organization, the Morean Arts Center, has selected its new executive director.

    View from below of the "End of the Day Chandelier" one of the glass works at the Chihuly Collection, the only privately held collection dedicated to works by the world-famous glass artist Dale Chihuly. Located on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg across the street from the Morean Arts Center, profits from the Chihuly Collection help fund the Morean's community programming. LANCE ROTHSTEIN   |  Special to the Times

  3. Art Planner: Art in Bloom and Chihuly Studio Editions

    Visual Arts

    Fleur D'art: Art in Bloom

    Spring is officially here, and with it comes a local tradition, Art in Bloom at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. The event that transforms the museum into a floral beauty celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Presented by the Margaret Acheson Stuart Society, …

    Chihuly Studio Editions, like this one called Golden Topaz, are available for sale at the Chihuly Collection Store beginning April 1.
  4. Local artist has put finishing touches on long-forgotten piece of work

    Visual Arts

    NEW PORT RICHEY — Fran McLean didn't quite know what she was getting into when she agreed to complete a painting that had been tucked away for decades in the back of another person's closet.

    The late artist Tom Burrichter never completed the painting, which was found in his home.
  5. Performance artist squeezing oranges for 140 hours in St. Pete — then he'll wash your dishes

    Visual Arts

    ST. PETERSBURG — Curtis Bryant was walking alone Friday morning along Central Avenue when he saw a sign outside the Morean Arts Center reading "free juice."

    Orlando-based artist Brian Feldman squeezes Florida oranges into juice, Friday, 3/24/17 at the Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, as part of the "Fresh Squeezed, Emerging Artists in Florida" exhibit. Feldman is one of six Florida artists whoes work is on display through April 30th. On Friday, Feldman squeezed Florida orange juice for visitors who created drawings of oranges and other citrus scenes. SCOTT KEELER   |   Times
  6. Art Planner: Get It Together and Fourth Fridays Tampa

    Visual Arts

    See What's up: Get it Together

    Illsol Art Space is a brand new gallery in Tampa's Seminole Heights, opened by artists and spouses Michelle Sawyer and Tony Krol. The duo work on large installations and murals in Tampa, including Dream Pushers near La Segunda Bakery. In Illsol, they've …

    This piece by Miami artist Brian Butler will be on display at Illsol Art Space’s debut exhibition, “Get It Together,” on March 24.
  7. Review: 'Alex Katz: Black and White' surveys a colorful career

    Visual Arts

    When Alex Katz was a kid, his parents, artistic Russian emigres, painted the walls of their Brooklyn home in wild colors and strange patterns. The young Katz rebelled. He painted his bedroom gray and plum, some of the most ordinary colors he could find.

    Alex Katz’s new exhibit features portraits of family and friends.
  8. Art Planner: Kenwood Artists' Tour and Donne Bitner

    Visual Arts

    Creative enclave: Kenwood Artists' Tour

    Steven Kenny, The Beach, oil on canvas. Kenny is one of the artists participating in the Artist Enclave of Historic Kenwood’s tour of artists this weekend.
  9. Art Planner: The best bets at this week's St. Petersburg's Second Saturday Art Walk

    Visual Arts

    MAKE THE CONNECTION: ROUND SQUARE

    Tickled Pink by Kendra Frorup is an interactive sculpture included in the “Round Square” exhibition at Florida CraftArt.
  10. A Palm Beach painting is selling for $4.8M: Is it a bargain?

    Visual Arts

    PALM BEACH — When the Metropolitan Museum of Art purchased Thomas Hart Benton's painting Roasting Ears for $3,000 back in 1938, Benton's wife Rita remarked: "Whew, they must have put a beautiful frame around it."

    Imagine the "whew" she'd let out now.