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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 …


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

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    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.

  2. Take a tour of ceramic art, discover books as an art form and see work by PAVA members

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    Pottery Party: Tampa Bay Tour de Clay

  3. Discover more Gulfport artists and shop artfully for the holidays at Syd Entel Galleries

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    Brenda McMahon’s ceramic studio is on the ArtJones Open Studio Tour in Gulfport.
  4. 4 art exhibits to check out with family (or on your own) over Thanksgiving weekend

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    Perhaps you have relatives in town for the weekend, and you're running out of ways to entertain them. Or maybe you're wondering what to do with your long weekend. There's a perfect solution for either scenario: Go see some art. There's plenty on view, inside and out. Here are a few suggestions.

    Princess Leia’s Jabba’s Slave Bikini, 1983.
  5. Artist James Rosenquist put Tampa on the map. See his work at USF.

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    James Rosenquist put Tampa on the art world map, literally. His 1974 lithograph Tampa-New York 1188, created at the University of South Florida's printmaking workshop, Graphicstudio, brought Tampa to the notice of first-rank museums, collectors, critics and historians.

    James Rosenquist fell in love with the Tampa Bay area, buying land and building a home and studio in Aripeka. He is pictured here in the studio in 2000. In the background is Through the Eye of the Needle to the Anvil, an oil on canvas he competed in 1988. University of South Florida professor Donald J. Saff, who created Graphicstudio in 1968, invited Rosenquist to come to Tampa in 1971.
  6. The CraftArt festival returns and Yoko Ono's flag flies at USFCAM

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    Work from Steve Palmer, a glass artist from Minnesota, will be on display at the CraftArt Festival.
  7. Five cool things to see in 'Star Wars and the Power of Costume' in St. Petersburg

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    Do you sense a disturbance in the Force?

    That would probably be the landing of "Star Wars and the Power of Costume" at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, earlier this week. I got a preview of the blockbuster Smithsonian exhibit (docked in our corner of the galaxy through April 1), and I'm here to tell you …

    The exhibition, Star Wars and the Power of Costume, featuring more than 60 original costumes from various Star Wars movies, opens this weekend to members of the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg and to the general public on Monday at the museum. Front is Queen Amidala from The Phantom Menace, 1999 and other costumes.
  8. Lady Gaga, need your applause, applause, applause for this Tampa mural

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    Tampa artist Cam Parker remembers when Lady Gaga became an icon for him.

    Tampa muralist Cam Parker, 33, puts the finishing touches on his mural of Lady Gaga in the 1700 block of N Franklin Street in Tampa on Thursday. Parker hopes to catch the pop star's attention and that she will take a selfie with the mural when she comes to Tampa in concert Dec. 1. "I don't want to use the word stalking," Parker said. "But I've been screaming from the top of my social media lungs." (ALESSANDRA DA PRA   |   Times)
  9. A peek at the Star Wars costumes coming to St. Petersburg with 'Star Wars and the Power of Costume'

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    A galaxy far, far away just got a lot closer.

    Original Star Wars costumes for BB-8, C-3PO and R2-D2 will be on display at the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts as part of the exhibition Star Wars and the Power of Costume, open to the public Nov. 3. SCOTT KEELER   |   Times
  10. James Rosenquist is remembered at USF; Star Wars exhibit opens Monday at MFA

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    Remembering an Icon: James Rosenquist

    James Rosenquist