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Emiliano Settecasi’s work is part of the Young at HeART exhibit.Courtesy of Katherine Mata

This art show celebrates the '90s nostalgia with a DJ bumping jams

THROWBACK: KID AT HE(ART) Artist collective He(Art) puts together art exhibits around Ybor, and their latest one — Kid at He(Art) — happens Saturday at the Creative Loafing event space. The show features the work of 14 artists, including Sebastian Coolidge, Daisy Robles and Emiliano Settecasi, whose work is picture …

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  1. Beach Drive mural is a first for St. Pete's swanky waterfront street

    Blogs

    Mural mania in St. Petersburg is spreading east.

    This mural in progress is on the side of the Smith & Associates building on Beach Drive in St. Petersburg.
  2. St. Pete Sculpture Museum announces move to Central Avenue

    Visual Arts

    Another museum is joining the mix in St. Petersburg's downtown Central Arts District.

    Sculptor Jon Hair with his 26-foot lion sculpture. Hair's St. Pete Sculpture Museum will soon move to a prominent spot on Central Avenue, Hair said. [Courtesy of Jon Hair]
  3. This art show celebrates the '90s nostalgia with a DJ bumping jams

    Visual Arts

    THROWBACK: KID AT HE(ART)

    Artist collective He(Art) puts together art exhibits around Ybor, and their latest one — Kid at He(Art) — happens Saturday at the Creative Loafing event space. The show features the work of 14 artists, including Sebastian Coolidge, Daisy Robles

    Emiliano Settecasi’s work is part of the Young at HeART exhibit.
  4. Altered Minds gives like-minded artists an opportunity to create

    Visual Arts

    NEW PORT RICHEY

    For members of the Altered Minds mixed media art group, a monthly gathering with those who share a flair for coloring outside the lines is fuel for creation.

    Margaret McLoy, 59, left, demonstrates techniques in creating marbled to Ronnie Dewa, 45, right, and Ellen DeIntinis, 64, center, during a meeting of the Altered Minds mixed media art group. Members meet monthly explore new art ventures and share something they have created during show-and-tell.
  5. There's a trove of edgy local art inside Great Bay Distributors

    Visual Arts

    ST. PETERSBURG

    Nestled in an industrial complex, invisible from any main road, sits the corporate headquarters of Great Bay Distributors. You'd never suspect that inside lies one of the edgiest collections of local art and murals in Tampa Bay.

    Kegs and Collections attendees pass a large mural by the Vitale Bros. during a behind-the-scenes tour at Great Bay Distributors in St. Petersburg in July. The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg’s membership group organizes tours of the collection.
  6. His job at Art of the Brick? To keep your hands off the Lego sculptures

    Events

    TAMPA — Ivan Crawford greets the long line of people that snakes around the sidewalk to the Art of the Brick. He has worked for four years at Amalie Arena, cleaning carpets. But these days, he has found a new calling. He is a herder of crowds.

    Ivan Crawford, 48 greets visitors to the exhibit and is the first employee they meet once entering the building.
The Art of the Brick Lego exhibit has hit over 75,000 visitors. The free exhibit sponsored by the Vinik Family Foundation is open Wednesdays through Sundays through Sept. 4 at 802 E Whiting St. [Photo by Luis Santana | Times]
  7. Love the beach? Two styles of beachy art on display at Leslie Curran Gallery

    Visual Arts

    Above and Beyond: Sarah Hull and Catherine Woods

    Sarah Hull’s painting Elevation No. 38 is part of the Above and Beyond exhibit at the Leslie Curran Gallery.
  8. Bekky Beukes delves into 'Debris,' Tampa Bay History Center maps Florida-Cuba connections

    Visual Arts

    When artist Bekky Beukes came to Tampa from her native South Africa in 2014, she took off her fashion designer hat and started painting. She is opening her second solo show, "Debris," at the Blue Goose in St. Petersburg this Saturday. It's probable that you've seen her work, as she has several murals …

    Artist Bekky Beukes opens a solo show, “Debris,” at the Blue Goose on Aug. 5.
  9. Fashion superstars are on display at Tampa Museum of Art

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    After last year's great Norma Kamali exhibition, the Tampa Museum of Art will open another fashion-focused exhibition on Sunday, featuring the couture designs and looks worn by tastemaker Susanne Bartsch. New York City's famed "Queen of the Night," pictured, began her rise to fashion …

    NYC’s “Queen of the Night,” Susanne Bartsch,
  10. Artist exchange creates Tampa-Havana friendships

    Visual Arts

    SEMINOLE HEIGHTS — Bad weather rocked the Southwest Airlines flight from Havana to Tampa.

    Marian Valdes of Havana, Cuba, who is a resident artist through the Tempus Projects artist exchange program, stands for a portrait at the non-profit art space in Tampa, Fla., on Monday, July 17, 2017. Valdes has an upcoming exhibit titled “Addicted Involution.”