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Nate Greco is one of the exhibiting artists at Project 30 Pat, a car and art show.Courtesy of Jackie Fischer

Art Planner: Creatures inspire craft and car culture collides with art

Critters as Muse: Creatures: Wild and Wooly Since the first cave drawings, animals have been a favorite subject for artists. The tradition continues at Florida CraftArt's newest exhibition, opening Friday. A nationwide call went out for submissions to Creatures: Wild and Wooly, and more than 35 were selected by a j …

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  1. Art Planner: Creatures inspire craft and car culture collides with art

    Visual Arts

    Critters as Muse: Creatures: Wild and Wooly

    Nate Greco is one of the exhibiting artists at Project 30 Pat, a car and art show.
  2. Dali a father? He would need to have sex first

    Opinion

    One of the most influential artists of the 20th century, 28 years dead, is about to be pulled from the grave to settle a paternity claim. The case could be worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

    Horst P. Horst's portrait of Salvador Dali from the 1930s. [Image from the Dali Museum.]
  3. USF's 'Black Pulp!' and 'Woke!' exhibits reframe African-American representation

    Visual Arts

    The concept of being "woke" is inextricably woven into the zeitgeist. To be truly woke, you have to be aware of not only current social injustices, but also the historical fight against prejudice.

    Renee Cox’s Chillin with Liberty (1998) is part of the “Black Pulp!” exhibition at the University of South Florida’s Contemporary Art Museum.
  4. Who's behind the mysterious butt graffiti all over St. Petersburg?

    Human Interest

    ST. PETERSBURG — The first butts, perhaps, appeared in April on some steps behind the Sundial shopping plaza.

    A photo of the butt graffiti that has been cropping up around St. Petersburg in the past several months. [CHRISTOPHER SPATA | STAFF]
  5. Student artwork to be displayed at Gateway Gallery and Emporium

    Visual Arts

    The Gateway Gallery and Emporium will present the artwork of students from the Red Apple Adult Training Center during July. An opening reception will be at 6 p.m. June 30 at the gallery, 6216 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. More than 30 pieces will be on exhibit and for sale. Proceeds will help pay for activities, …

    Artwork created by adults with disabilities enrolled at the Red Apple Training Center will be on display through the month of July at the  Gateway Gallery and Emporium in downtown New Port Richey.
  6. The coolest exhibits this week: 'Skyway' opens at three museums, and photos explore the female gaze

    Visual Arts

    Crossing the Bridge: Skyway

    Why is it so hard to cross the bay area bridges to see art exhibitions? Obviously traffic is an issue, and often shows don't last long in smaller galleries. That's where the "Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration" comes in. Three major museums have …

    Judy Dater, Daydreams, 1973.
  7. Three-museum 'Skyway' exhibit unites Tampa Bay through art

    Visual Arts

    No matter where you live in our region, "Skyway," an art exhibition that opens this week, will be nearby.

    Or at least a part of it will be.

    Caitlin Albritton, Can I Get a Spot? (Incline Press), 2016, oil and acrylic on canvas.
  8. He tried to profit from St. Petersburg's murals, then felt the artists' wrath

    Visual Arts

    ST. PETERSBURG — Artist Derek Donnelly walked past the bars along Central Avenue, looked into his phone's camera lens, and cracked a mischievous grin that hid how angry he was.

    Brenton Bruns II stands in his gallery with prints of local artists’ murals that were made without the artists’ permission.
  9. Sculptor Donald Gialanella, creator of Dalí mustache, steels himself to life with Parkinson's

    Human Interest

    Steel. It's steady. It's firm.

    Not like the body that sculptor Donald Gialanella is left with, wracked on the right side by tremors from Parkinson's disease.

    Sculptor Don Gialanella looks through pieces of scrap steel Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Tampa Steel & Supply. The well known artist has created numerous sculptures including the Dali Mustache located at the museum in St. Petersburg, along with numerous others. Gialanella, who has been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, is wondering how much longer he can continue to use his hands to create his works.
  10. Lego artist Nathan Sawaya, coming to Tampa, left a law career to toy with art

    Events

    Nathan Sawaya left the world of corporate law at 31 to become a Lego artist.

    Nathan Sawaya poses with a sculpture from “The Art of the Brick,” coming to Tampa thanks to the Vinik Family Foundation.