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MOREAN MONTHLY – February 2018

24 Jan 2018, Posted by Sarah Aldrich in Uncategorized

A Note from the CEO

Community is, was, and will always be the heart and soul of the Morean Arts Center: our artist members, teaching artists, generous supporters, community partners, and the tens of thousands of people from all walks of life who come through our door each year to discover the artist within.

It’s always gratifying to hear the personal experiences of the lives that have been touched by the Morean Arts Center over the years. The arts can be transformative for individuals and for our community. We’re fortunate to live in a place that values artists and their work. Thank you for all you do to make the Morean Arts Center a special place in our community.

Cheers,
Michael Killoren

Exhibitions


Flux by Shayna Leib

Shayna Leib: Into the Deep (On view February 9 – May 12 at the Chihuly Collection) An artist, diver and underwater photographer, Leib developed a passion for deep water diving. Her attention to detail is exhibited in this show featuring glass works inspired by the underwater world, complimented by her photographic works.

Christopher Barnes Drake: Known Survivors (On view through February 23 at the Morean Arts Center)
Beloved local artist Christopher Barnes Drake (1950 – 2014) served as Artist in Residence at the Morean in the mid-1980s. A longtime teacher at the Center, he influenced numerous artists who continue to work today. A look back at the painter’s life and legacy.

Janet Folsom: Living Life (On view through February 23 at the Morean Arts Center)
An exhibition highlighting what family means to us and the changing definition of the word, artist Janet Folsom uses those closest to her as inspiration for her ongoing body of work.

Bruce Marsh: Figure Drawings (On view through February 23 at the Morean Arts Center)
Award-winning artist Bruce Marsh, known for his detailed, luminous paintings of Florida landscapes, turns his attention to the human figure for this exhibition. These ink and watercolor sketches are a way for the artist to keep his hand and eye sharp.

Drawing Artists Together: Celebrating the Saturday Morning Figure Drawing Session (On view through February 23 at the Morean Arts Center)
The Morean Arts Center has been hosting drawing sessions on Saturdays for at least 35 years, continuing a robust figure drawing tradition that goes back nearly a century in St. Petersburg. The Morean invited all artists who have participated in these sessions to submit one work of art for display. See drawings and paintings in the figurative tradition by many of your favorite local artists as we celebrate the program and its longevity.

Did You Ever See…? Word & Image Arts in Education Partnership (On view through April 15)
Each year, students are challenged to create works of art based on a theme and to incorporate a written statement within the piece.

Florida Heat Surface Presenters’ Exhibit (Opening reception Saturday, February 10, from 5pm-9pm. On view through March 31 at the Morean Center Clay) 5th Annual Florida Heat Surface Workshop Presenters’ Exhibition. Registration open for accompanying Workshop

Artist Opportunities (Deadlines approaching) Looking to exhibit your work with the Morean Arts Center? Check our website for artist opportunities in future exhibitions.

Education


Photo by Beth Reynolds

School’s Out/Art’s In: 1-Day Art Camp for Kids (Monday, February 19) Pinellas County Schools are CLOSED for the day. Bring your kids to the Morean for a 1-day Art Camp! Ages 5-10

Winter Session 2 Classes Begin (February 26 – April 8) Take a class in a variety of mediums offered in a 6 week or 3 week format.

Workshops The Morean Arts Center offers an ever-changing selection of workshops ranging in length from 30 minutes to several days. Check back often for new additions!

Art Snap! Can’t commit to a six week class or full day workshop? We get it! Art Snap is designed to let you create a work of art in a short amount of time. New offerings added this month! No experience needed. No major commitments. Fun included.

Friday Night Clay at the Morean Center for Clay (Every Friday night, by registration) Come play in clay, including wheel throwing or hand building for two hours of fun! Every Friday night from 7pm-9pm. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Hot Date in the Hot Shop (Feb. 23, from 6pm-9pm)  Each couple receives a hands-on experience culminating in one piece of glass (a solid sculpted paperweight or a blown-glass ornament).

Ladies Night at the Hot Shop (Feb. 2, Feb. 16; from 6pm-9pm)  Enjoy an evening with the girls!

Sculpt a Glass Flower at the Morean Glass Studio & Hot Shop (Feb. 10, March 10, from 6pm-9pm) Watch, learn and participate with your very own sculpted glass flower making experience in the Morean Glass Studio & Hot Shop! Gather a group of friends and sign up together or register on your own. Limited to eight people per night, this event runs from 6pm-9pm, with each participant given enough one-on-one time with a professional glass artist to create two glass flowers.

Make a Glass Mug at the Morean Glass Studio & Hot Shop (Feb. 3, March 3, from 6pm-9pm) Watch, learn and participate with your very own glass mug making experience.

Personal Glass Experience at the Hot Shop Watch, learn and participate with your very own personal glass experience in the Hot Shop! Enjoy seasonal favorites like Blow Your Own Glass Heart offered throughout February! Please pre-register. Advanced Personal Glass Experiences now available!

Saturdays & Sundays at the Morean FREE art and clay activities for families. Saturdays at the Morean Arts Center and Sundays at the Morean Center for Clay.

Events

Sunshine Glass Week (February 5-11) The Chihuly Collection and Morean Glass Studio & Hot Shop are participating in Sunshine Glass Week! A week full of live demonstrations, lectures, exhibition openings, studio tours, classes and workshops!

Cocktails @ the Collection (Thursday, February 8, from 6pm-8pm) Just $25/person, enjoy light snacks, beverages, an after hours look at the Chihuly Collection and a sneak preview of work by Shayna Leib. An artist, diver and underwater photographer, Leib developed a passion for deep water diving. Her attention to detail is exhibited in this show featuring glass works inspired by the underwater world, complimented by her photographic works.

Night Blow (Friday, February 9, from 7pm-10pm) Enjoy rockin’ beats by DJ Rich Ranck, food, beverage & glow-in-the-dark accessories along with some exciting glass-blowing in the dark!

Opening Reception (Saturday, February 10, from 5pm-9pm) Florida Heat Surface Workshop Presenters’ Exhibition at the Morean Center for Clay

Localtopia (Saturday, February 3, from 10am-5pm) Visit the Morean Arts Center’s booth for some hands-on, creative projects at St. Pete’s largest “Community Celebration of All Things Local!”

Locations: 

Morean Arts Center/ Morean Glass Studio & Hot Shop: 719 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Chihuly Collection: 720 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Morean Center for Clay: 420 22nd Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33712

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