July 30, 2014

The Magic of Making: Adornment

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May 23rd – July 5, 2014

Opening Reception- Friday, May 23rd   5:30-8:30pm
Artists’ Talk- Friday, May 23rd at 4:30pm

The materials vary from gold and silver to wool felt, from wood to polymer clay, but the common thread is the hand of the maker. Some of the artists are inspired by ancient materials while others have turned to the latest in 3D printing. All have created pieces which will express your personal style: fun & funky, sophisticated, organic and timeless.

Artists:
Vicki Bennett
Chris Carlson
Sana Doumet
Maria Eife
Wiwat Kamolpornwijit
Janis Kerman
Tamar Kern
So Young Park
Gustav Reyes
Owen Sweet

Tapestry Visions X 4 and Su Griggs Allen

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Tapestry Visions X 4 and Su Griggs Allen Exhibition

March 14- May 3, 2014  Opening Reception: Friday, March 14th    5:30-8:30pm

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Tapestry Visions X 4

Tapestry Weavers: Lynn Mayne, John Nicholson, Becky Stevens and Terri Stewart

Tapestry Artists of Sarasota (TAOS) is composed of four experienced tapestry artists who came together in 1997 with the shared interest of exhibiting work and promoting the art of handwoven tapestry.   Members Becky Stevens, John Nicholson, Lynn Mayne and Terri Stewart are studio artists individually pursuing the design and production of original tapestries.  Each creates work that gives voice to his/her concerns, beliefs or the joys they find in their lives. Some work with realistic imagery, some with abstraction.

The tapestries in “Tapestry Visions X 4” represent a commitment to expression and image making. Those images and ideas woven in the colorful textures of wool as well as silk, cotton and simulated computer wires, show a depth of color and textures available only in this medium. The four artists featured each demonstrate skills and expertise in weaving shapes and colors.

Su Griggs Allen
Medium: Clay

SCULPTOR….PAINTER….STORYTELLER
Su Griggs Allen’s inspirations are many. She reaches deep within to connect to the creative energy of the universe. With a distinctive expressionist style, each piece is an exploration of color, texture, magic, symbolism and power of this creative energy.

2013 Holiday Boutique

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November 1st – December 31, 2013

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Bring your holiday list and celebrate the season with handcrafted gifts, ornaments and so much more.
Opening reception: Friday, November 1st from 5:30-8:30pm.

Special holiday hours: Monday through Saturday  10am-5:30pm,
Second Saturday Gallery Walks-November 9th and December 14th-Open til 8:30pm
Open Sundays from December 1st – 22nd     12-4pm
December 24th and 30- 10am-4pm

 

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2013 Holiday Package: Flavors of St. Petersburg, a delicious collaborationFL-CRAFT-NOV-006

Florida Craftsmen has put together the perfect holiday package combining a beautiful handcrafted mug by artist Frank Digani, a pound of Sirrocco coffee from Kahwa and a white and dark chocolate spoon from Schakolad. All three businesses are located in downtown St. Petersburg so you are supporting small businesses and shopping local.

The mugs come in a variety of colors and patterns, have a great handle and fine lip. Kahwa Coffee roasts its coffees in St. Petersburg and is offering its Sirrocco blend which is a medium to dark roast. And what’s not to like about a chocolate spoon complete with a little holiday decoration to enhance the package.

Price: $39.95 each

 

 

Cut, Fold, Shred

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Gallery with Falling LeavesLeaves for Sale! Hundreds of creative ways to use these handcrafted leaves $2 each.

 September 6th – October 19, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, September 6th   5:30-8:30pm

Florida Craftsmen presents a showcase of paper art from beautiful carved, folded, cut out paper objects and realistic 3D paper sculptures to altered books.

Roam through “Falling Leaves”, an installation created by members of the community using decorative papers created by Jackie Peters Cully. Smile as dragon flies float above your head. Be awestruck by the designs cut into paper.

Sponsored by :

Regions Bank
Watermark
City of St. Petersburg
Florida Division of Cultural Affairs

Girl Looking Back by Elise Wehle

 

PLAY: Toys & Games Made by Artists

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Aloe Tile - Checkers PLAY: Toys & Games Made By Artists|
June 21-August 24, 2013

Opening Reception: Friday, June 21st     5:30-8:30pm

Juror: Roger Barganier, CEO, Creative Arts Unlimited

This summer is going to be lots of fun as artists showcase their creative toys and games. Innovative chess sets, memory games, winged cars and so much more.

PLUS, every Thursday night during the exhibition is GAME NIGHT.
Sign up to be a Game Master…bring your game, your friends (we’ll post the game so lots of other friends join in) some munchies and we’ll have a donation bar.  Check here for the game schedule.

Featured Artists:

Amy Kluth, Jennifer Burrell, Joan Carew, Carlton Wing, Cornelia  & Ed Gates, CyberCraft Robots, Amanda Dicken, Brenda Gregory, Robert Hargrave, Jill Oldenski, Joyce Sutherland, Kathy Stults, Zoe Keramea, Haley Lauw, Lisa Glaser, Louis McMurray, Carrie Matteoli, Richard Moore, Eleanor Pigman, Jennifer Rose, Kaileen Schleith, Carole Shelton, Jennie Sikora-Muehl, Susan Rienzo, Ginny  Piech Street, Sunflower School artists,  the Train Station Center for Clay, Will Wagenaar, Millie Brown, Chris Miller, Patricia Preston Warren, Rebeca Gilling.

Many thanks to David Bewley for setting the PLAY exhibition along with his assistant Pete Shepherd.
We are very pleased to display the artists’ toys & games on fabulous wood slab furniture by FUNKTIONHOUSE. Please visit their website for more information.