|Morean Arts Center
719 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, Fla. 33701
Christopher Barnes Drake: Known Survivors (On view through Feb. 23)
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, including Perri Neri and Betsy Orbe Lester. A look back at the painter’s life and legacy.
Janet Folsom: Living Life (On view through Feb. 23)
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. An interactive component will allow visitors to add their voice to the exhibition, giving the sense of what “family” looks like in our community.
Bruce Marsh: Figure Drawings (On view through Feb. 23)
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. While he strives for accuracy, he also tries to leave room for impulsiveness and the element of surprise.
Drawing Artists Together: Celebrating the Saturday Morning Figure Drawing Session (On view through Feb. 23)
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.