Morean Arts Center Current Exhibitions

BEHOLD: 2019 Holiday Show & Sale

November 9 – December 29, 2019  (opening reception November 9, 5 to 9pm)

Our annual sale of artwork by our member artists! Come find something for everyone on your holiday shopping list, in a variety of styles and price ranges. Includes ornaments, stockings, functional ceramics, paintings, photography and more. 

Art of Valor Exhibition

November 9 – December 29, 2019  (opening reception November 9, 5 to 9pm)

The Morean Arts Center has partnered with James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital to offer glassblowing to military patients and veterans as part of a community-based arts program. The inception of Operation: Art of Valor began at the Morean Glass Studio & Hot Shop March 18, 2018, with a mission to serve the military and veteran population through structured, hands-on learning that focuses on improving cognition, social interaction, physical dexterity, teamwork and confidence.

This exhibition features work created in the program, as well as photographs and video of the artists in action. 

Terry Brett: Iconic Renaissance

November 9 – December 29, 2019  (opening reception November 9, 5 to 9pm)

Inspired by his travels to Italy, Terry Brett delved deep into religious iconography, frescos, mosaics and gold leaf.  With scored clay on canvas and applied fresco images, Terry’s subjects range from the spiritual to the mythical.  

Bassmi Ibrahim at the Hermitage

October 25, 2019 – February 23, 2020  

The Morean and Hermitage Apartment Homes are partnering to bring recognition to our local artists by way of exhibition space. The first floor lobby of the  Hermitage, located two blocks from the Morean, is a beautiful, airy, contemporary space–perfect for showcasing artwork. See Bassmi Ibrahim’s vibrant, expressive paintings at the Hermitage Apartment Homes lobby, located at 151 7th Street S in St. Petersburg.

Born and educated in Egypt, Bassmi has spent the past several decades living and working in Pinellas county. His work is included in both private and corporate collections, and has been exhibited all over the country and abroad.

Bassmi’s evocative abstract paintings are concerned with the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual self. The viewer is invited to enter into a different area of their awareness, where the intellectual mind is silenced and the simplicity of the inner self is opened to lead them into the paintings. 

I Wonder…: Word & Image Arts in Education Partnership

High School Exhibition:

October 25- December 1, 2019

Reception: Saturday, November 16, 3-5 pm (awards at 3:30 pm)

Middle School Exhibition:

December 6, 2019- January 12, 2020

Reception: Saturday, December 14, 3-5 pm (awards at 3:30 pm)

Elementary School Exhibition (School Name A-M)

January 17- February 23, 2020

Reception: Saturday, February 8, 3-5 pm (awards at 3:30 pm)

Elementary School Exhibition (School Name N-W)

February 28- April 5, 2020

Reception: Saturday, March 28, 3-5 pm (awards at 3:30 pm)

Congressional Show

April 10- May 17, 2020