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Orange You Glad Fresh Squeezed is Back?!

15 Feb 2018, Posted by Sarah Aldrich in Community, Events, News, Press Releases

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February 15, 2017

 

CONTACT: Ciara Sibbick
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Orange You Glad Fresh Squeezed is Back?!

Fresh Squeezed 2: Emerging Artists in Florida opens at the Morean Arts Center on Saturday, March 10, from 5pm-9pm

St. Petersburg, Fla. – Following a successful run of Fresh Squeezed: Emerging Artists in Florida in Spring 2017, the Morean Arts Center is welcoming Fresh Squeezed 2: Emerging Artists in Florida opening Saturday, March 10, from 5pm-9pm as part of Second Saturday ArtWalk. The exhibition is on display through Sunday, April 27.

The featured artists include Catherine Gomez, Glenyse Thompson, Jack Fields, Katrina Sarah Miller, Lauren Mitchell and Matthew Cicanese. Each artist brings a “fresh” perspective to their artistic medium, breaking boundaries, creating dialogue and showcasing Florida with a twist.

Guests can expect to see artwork in a wide range of mediums including photography, painting, puppetry and more. Although the artists are exhibiting their works together, each of the distinguished galleries in the Morean Arts Center will be dedicated to one artist to provide an intimate, solo show experience.

The purpose of Fresh Squeezed is to encourage, support and celebrate emerging artists who fly under the radar, who haven’t had their big break and whose work may not be typical gallery or museum fare.

Amanda Cooper, Curator of Exhibitions at the Morean Arts Center, said, “Fresh Squeezed is what the Morean is all about — providing emerging artists with their ‘big break.’ They’re able to showcase their work in a professional gallery setting and take that experience as they continue to grow as artists.”

Matthew Cicanese, a participating artist, said, “I’m a Florida native and to have the opportunity to be in a venue like the Morean is really awesome. That my local home was willing to uplift me gives me a sense of pride.”

Cicanese, a National Geographic Explorer, is also teaching the sold out Seeing the Unseen: Macro Nature Photography Workshop at the Morean Arts Center in March.

On Thursday, March 22, from 6pm-7:30pm Lauren Mitchell and Glenyse Thompson are holding a discussion of their work, what it’s like to be in Fresh Squeezed, where they see their careers going and more at the Morean.

In Spring 2017, Fresh Squeezed 1 received rave reviews as locals and tourists alike flocked to the Morean Arts Center for a fresh glass of Florida orange juice squeezed in the gallery by performance artist Brian Feldman — for a price. Guests were asked to draw an orange, a glass of orange juice or Feldman squeezing their glass of orange juice in exchange for a refreshing glass.

Fresh Squeezed 2: Emerging Artists in Florida opens in conjunction with the PCCA Senior Thesis Exhibitionthat features works from emerging artists Christopher Velez, Nicholas Glenn and Sara David, all seniors in the Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School.

The Morean Arts Center is also featuring the youth and teen exhibition Did You Ever See…? Word & Image Arts in Education Partnership, on display in the Risser Gallery through April 15.

For more information on Fresh Squeezed 2: Emerging Artists in Florida and information on other upcoming exhibitions, please visit MoreanArtsCenter.org or call 727.822.7872 ext. 2210.

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The Morean Arts Center, with roots dating back to 1917 as the Art Club of St. Petersburg, focuses on an innovative, community-oriented approach to art and art education. The mission of the Morean Arts Center is to connect people with art and to contribute to the economic development of the region. Operating under the Morean Arts Center includes the Chihuly Collection, Glass Studio & Hot Shop and the Morean Center for Clay.

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