20 Years of Word & Image: Arts in Education Partnership
Educating children about the arts, and offering them access to gallery and exhibition space, has been a key component of our mission at the Morean Arts Center. Since 1998, we have worked with Pinellas County schools to create Word & Image: Arts and Education Partnership. The Morean hosts four of these juried exhibits each year, including work from students at the elementary, middle and high school levels.
Each year, students are challenged to create works of art based on a particular theme, and to incorporate a written statement within the piece. Past years’ themes include “Let Freedom Ring,” “On My Block,” “Superheroes,” and “Celebrating Harmony.”
Limited only by their imaginations, these children’s creations are sometimes hilarious, often heartfelt, and always extraordinary.
January 14 – February 26, 2017
Major Mud Revisited
Known for exhibiting painting and drawing, the Art Club of St. Petersburg displayed the first sculptural work in 1958, the 30th year of that organization. In the early 1990s and again in 2000, local potter Russ Gustafson-Hilton brought nationally-recognized artists in the field of ceramics to our gallery. Morean staff member Melissa Yungbluth carries on the tradition by inviting 6 artists from across the country to share their latest works with our community. Though differing in style and studio practice, these cutting-edge artists all demonstrate how this ancient medium is still relevant, with connections to social media, podcasts, collaborations with retailers, and more.
World renowned National Geographic photographer Sam Abell returns to the Morean to jury an exhibition that focuses on photography and community.
March 11 – April 30, 2017
Fresh Squeezed: Emerging Artists in Florida
True to its mission of connecting people with art, the Morean invites emerging artists from across the state to vie for space in this exciting group exhibition. Selected artists will create site-specific installations in our galleries, as well as participate in talks and connect with local collectors. This program will facilitate the development of emerging artists’ careers while giving our community the opportunity to view new work being made in our region.
PCCA Senior Thesis Exhibitions
See works from emerging artists who are all seniors in the Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School.
On My Block: Word & Image Exhibition
Our 19th annual arts and literacy program for Pinellas County students in grades 9-12.
May 13 – June 25, 2017
100 Years/100 Artists
For 100 years, the Morean and the Art Club have been a place for art lovers to gather and exhibit, create, and learn about contemporary art. This exhibition tells the Morean’s story through its mission, and specifically, through the individual artists who shaped our organization and made it what it is today.
July 1 – October 15, 2017
LET’S CREATE! 2016 Summer Camp Exhibition
This exhibition features work from students in the Morean’s 10-week summer camp program in a variety of media from digital to photography to clay to painting to collage.
April 15 – May 15, 2017
An Artistic Discovery: 36th Annual 13th Congressional District Art Competition
Exhibition of some of the most compelling artwork from area high school students. This is the first time the Morean has hosted this annual exhibition.