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Morean Arts Center to Feature Works of 30+ Street Artists and Muralists in Upcoming SHINE St. Petersburg Mural Festival Exhibition

25 Sep 2018, Posted by Sherrona Steward in Community, Events, News, Press Releases

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September 19, 2018

 

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Morean Arts Center to Feature Works of 30+ Street Artists and Muralists in Upcoming SHINE St. Petersburg Mural Festival Exhibition

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Morean Arts Center (MAC) will display the works of more than 30 street artists and muralists in upcoming SHINE St. Petersburg Mural Festival exhibition. The show will feature artists from this year’s SHINE Mural Festival, along with other artists who have murals around Tampa Bay. See new works by Daniel “R5” Barojas, BASK, Bekky Beukes, DAAS, Angela Faustina, Illsol, J&S Signs, Jennifer Kosharek, LOOK the Weird, Cecilia Lueza, Chad Mize, Palehorse, Gibbs Rounsavall, April Seelbach, the Vitale Brothers, Justin Wagher, Zulu Painter and more. The SHINE St. Petersburg Mural Festival exhibition will be on view at the Morean Arts Center October 8 – October 27. Opening reception with food, drink and entertainment will be held October 13, 5-9 p.m.

The exhibition was designed to showcase additional works from each artist in mediums such as painting, mixed-media, drawing and prints—with a few select artists painting murals. This year’s show has a wide range of local, regional and international artists with a strong female presence. Amanda Cooper, Curator of Exhibitions states “There are several international artists like Nomad Clan from England, Belin from Spain, LOOK the Weird from Germany, as well as regional and beloved local artists Jennifer Kosharek, Cecilia Lueza, Palehorse and BASK. Also, there are several female artists in the show, which is terrific, since you tend to think it’s mainly guys out there in the heat with their spray cans. There are plenty of ladies out there, too!”

The show will allow the community the opportunity to not only recognize the broad range of street artists in the area, but also make the connection between their murals on a wall and their work at the gallery. These artists do much more than just street art and the MAC is proud to showcase these artists on a different platform.

The MAC is free and open to the public Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday, 12 – 5 p.m. For more information on the Morean Arts Center, please visit MoreanArtsCenter.org.

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About the Morean Arts Center: 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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