Make us your home page
Instagram

Art Planner: Anthea Behm, Marc Chagall, and Wyland comes to St. Pete

Subjective Reality: Anthea Behm

Tampa feminist artist collective Cunsthaus was established one year ago by 14 women practiced in education, visual art, music, curation and writing. In celebration of their one-year anniversary, they're presenting "Mirror Lamp Hammer," a thought-provoking exhibition by Australian artist Anthea Behm. The exhibit is a photo-based series, yet there's no camera involved. Instead, Behm creates photograms, in which she exposes photographic paper to light, then hand-draws images on the paper using developer solution. The print then goes through the conventional darkroom process, resulting in a silver gelatin print. The concept of the show is some heady stuff, having to do with considering the ordinary things in the images that are usually taken for granted. Opening reception 7-10 p.m. Saturday at 4636 N Florida Ave. Next door at Tempus Projects, catch an artist talk by Joe Griffith, as well as the closing of Cuban exchange program artist Julio César Pérez Moracén.

The color of dreams: Marc Chagall at Selby Gardens

Among the many themes in Marc Chagall’s colorful paintings, nature was one. It's celebrated in an exhibition at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota. As the first botanical garden to exhibit Chagall's work, "The Color of Dreams" also marks the first time nature's influence on the artist is examined indepth. The exhibition features the masterwork painting The Lovers (1937), on loan from the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, along with two additional paintings loaned from a private collector that have not been publicly exhibited before. A glass house cathedral of plants has reproductions of Chagall's stained glass windows, and outdoor garden scenes are reminiscent of the French Riviera, where Chagall spent the latter part of his life. Ceramic vases owned by Chagall and archival photos round out the small but mighty exhibition. On display through July 31. 900 S. Palm Avenue. (941) 366-5731. selby.org.

New Gallery Alert: Wyland in St. Petersburg

Fans of Wyland, the nationally renowned ocean artist and conservationist known for his murals of sea life, will be excited to know he has opened a gallery in St. Petersburg at 400 Beach Drive NE, bringing a wide range of paintings, sculptures and photographs. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, noon to 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. (727) 201-8285.

Art Planner: Anthea Behm, Marc Chagall, and Wyland comes to St. Pete 04/12/17 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 11:12am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 20

    Events

    Tim McGraw and Faith Hill: It's been 20 years since the country music star couple started touring together, first on McGraw's solo tours and then on their record-breaking Soul2Soul tours. Now, ten years after the last Soul2Soul tour they're back on the road with opener, LoCash. 7:30 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 …

    Handout photo of Tim McGraw and Faith Hill performing in New Orleans on their 2017 Soul2Soul World Tour. Credit: Becky Fluke
  2. Dia de los Muertos celebration in Dunedin canceled this year by hurricane

    Events

    Chalk up one more closure to Hurricane Irma: The huge Dia de los Muertos Fiesta originally planned for Saturday in Dunedin has been scrapped for what would have been its 25th year.

    At last year’s Dia de los Muertos, Casa Tina owner Tina Marie Avila (crouching) shows her “Ofrenda,” or Day of the Dead alter. What would have been the 25th annual Dia de los Muertos Fiesta on Saturday had to be canceled this year because of Hurricane Irma. The folk festival will be back next year.
JIM DAMASKE   |   Times (2016)
  3. 'Only the Brave' honors sacrifice of front line firefighters amid California wildfires

    Movies

    No one knew that the release date for the forest firefighting movie Only the Brave' would coincide with one of the most destructive wildfires in California history.

    Brendan McDonough (Miles Teller), Chris MacKenzie (Taylor Kitsch), plan to do the backburn at the Chiricahua Mtn. fireline in  ONLY THE BRAVE. (Columbia Pictures)
  4. 'The Snowman' has a star-studded cast based on a blockbuster murder novel, but it's a mess

    Movies

    Mr. Alfredson, you could have saved it. We gave you all the tools — a star-studded cast, a blockbuster best-selling Scandinavian murder novel by Jo Nesbo, and three time Oscar winning editor Thelma Schoonmaker. So why is The Snowman such a jumbled nonsensical mess?

    Michael Fassbender in "The Snowman." (Universal Pictures)  1213107