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Painter James Rosenquist in his Aripeka studio in 2008.Times file (2008)

Art Planner: James Rosenquist in Memoriam, Last chance for Tour de Shine

Local legend: James Rosenquist in Memoriam After pop art pioneer James Rosenquist passed in March, a memorial exhibition of 12 of the artist's prints is on display at the Tampa Museum of Art. During his career, which spanned more than five decades, he exhibited in nearly all of the major museums in New York City —  …


  1. Art Planner: James Rosenquist in Memoriam, Last chance for Tour de Shine

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    Local legend: James Rosenquist in Memoriam

    Painter James Rosenquist in his Aripeka studio in 2008.
  2. Exhibit of Eduardo Chillida works is Dali Museum's first sculpture show

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    Memory, Mind, Matter: Eduardo Chillida

    Sculptor Eduardo Chillida was known for his large works of natural materials, such as steel and stone.
  3. The Morean Arts Center turns 100 years old in St. Petersburg

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    People talk about the city, with its murals, museums and vibrant creators, as a burgeoning arts destination. But it has been that way longer than many probably realize.

    One hundred years, actually.

    A visitor browses in the gift shop at the Chihuly Collection, 720 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Visible through the window, across Central Avenue, is the Morean Arts Center, which traces its roots in St. Petersburg back to 1917.
  4. Artists mourn as St. Petersburg's Art Supply Store prepares to shutter in June


    Pat Jennings, whose art supplies business helped breathe life into the city's now iconic street murals, says he's closing shop for good after nearly 15 years in St. Petersburg.

    Pat Jennings stands behind the counter at the Art Supply Store in St. Petersburg on Tuesday, May 9, 2017.
  5. Art Planner: Secret Walls, sale at Graphicstudio

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    Art Battles: Secret Walls

    Back in 2006 in London, artist Terry Guy founded Secret Walls, live art battles inspired by Marvel comics and graffiti. Now the event has spread throughout the world, including two previous ones in the bay area; a third happens this weekend at Tampa's Riverwalk. Two teams …

    Secret Walls art battle comes to Tampa’s Riverwalk May 6-7.
  6. Museum of Fine Arts adds three paintings to its permanent collection

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    ST. PETERSBURG — The permanent collection at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg is three works richer after Friday's Collectors Choice Gala, adding paintings by Marguerite Zorach, Edward Gay and Margarett W. Sargent.

    A member looks at the oil painting “Under the Birches”, 1872, by Edward Gay, during the Collectors Circle, “Collectors Choice XVI” event at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg on Friday. (LANCE ROTHSTEIN   |  Special to the Times)
  7. Art Planner: Contemporary fiber art showcase, Construct celebrates architectural art

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    Assent by Laine Nixon is part of the “Construct” exhibition at Gallery AIA, opening on April 28,2017.
  8. Art Planner: Three artists to see as Mainsail Art Festival returns to Vinoy Park

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    While art festivals have begun to regularly sprout up in St. Petersburg, none can boast the longevity of Mainsail. The show Saturday and Sunday at Vinoy Park (701 Bay Shore Drive NE ) will mark the juried festival's 42nd year showcasing the cream of the crop of local and national artists working in fine …

    Lilian Delgado’s oil paintings will be on display at the Mainsail Art Festival on April 22-23, 2017.
  9. Can you say Galacidalacidesoxiribunucleicacid three times quickly?



    Gratitude for a caretaker. Hidden imagery. A tongue twister title.

    Maciek Klosinski, left, a bartender at Kozuba & Sons Distillery talks with Linda Bonsack, center, and her husband Frank, right, after sampling a glass of Quince Cordial at the annual Los Vinos de Dali fundraiser held at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to the Dali Museum and their educational programs. [OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times]
  10. Art Planner: Anthea Behm, Marc Chagall, and Wyland comes to St. Pete

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    Tampa feminist artist collective Cunsthaus was established one year ago by 14 women practiced in education, visual art, music, curation and writing. In celebration of their one-year anniversary, they're presenting "Mirror Lamp Hammer," a thought-provoking exhibition by Australian …

    The Lovers by Marc Chagall at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.