Morean Arts Center Current Exhibitions



January 11 – February 28, 2020  (opening reception January 11, 5 to 9pm)

I Am… is a group exhibition that proposes a new way to further overcome the relative uselessness or ineffectiveness of prejudgment. It proposes to reveal through the lens of a multitude of photographers from various parts of the globe what can be possible in the growing dispersion and development of the human race, images that transcend boundaries and belief systems. Curated by D. Dominick Lombardi  Pictured: Liz Guarracino’s portrait of Sunday Ray

Click here for the online catalog of this show

Kirk Ke Wang: Landscape of Human Skins

 January 11 – February 28, 2020  (opening reception January 11, 5 to 9pm)

Chinese-American artist Wang (MFA USF and Shanghai Normal University) creates large-scale paintings and interactive sculpture using materials collected from immigrants and various social groups.

Perri Neri: Past Tense; Present.


January 11 – February 28, 2020  (opening reception January 11, 5 to 9pm)

Perri Neri (MFA Pratt, BFA University of Tampa) creates expressive large-scale figurative paintings. In her latest body of work, she is “finding ways of thinking about what it means to exist without progress. It starts with a moment, a laugh, a scream, an election…and using the whole of art history as the proverbial cliff, I jump, trying to make relevant my present state of being, before the final thud.”

LACK: Artists in Residence Exhibition

 January 11 – February 26, 2020  (opening reception January 11, 5 to 9pm)

Residents at the Morean Center for Clay (Katie Fee, Danny Dobrow, Claire McCauley, Jonah Fleeger, Yeonsoo Kim, Catherine Mills and Matthew Schiemann) use the ubiquitous LACK shelf from IKEA as inspiration for their work.

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