Galleries & Museums: March 28-April 3

March 28, 2013 

ART GALLERIES & Museums: Great spots to see local art and take in some history

Editor's note: Exhibit listings are published on a rotating basis as space allows.


Agnus Dei Gallery: 1219 11th Ave. W., Bradenton

The work of Barbara Page, assemblage artist, is currently featured. Venerated Scrolls is the descriptive title of these Hebrew, Koine Greek, Christian and English scrolls assemblages based upon Scripture texts and antique Bibles. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, during art walks and by appointment. Information: 941-254-4726.

Anna Maria Island Historical Complex: 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria

The Anna Maria Historical Museum, built in 1920 as an icehouse, features displays of life on a barrier island from 1890 to 1950. Visit the famous old island jail, "no doors, no windows, no roof, no bars" and tour Belle Haven Cottage, a beautifully restored 1920 cracker house filled with period antiques and furnishings. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission is free. Information: 941-778-0492 or

A Room with a Hue: 314 Pine Ave., Anna Maria Island

Studio and shop owner AnnMarie Nicholas exhibits her art in the form of hand-painted vintage windows, hand-painted furniture, murals, faux finishes, original art, coastal furniture, funky beach signs, gifts and accessories. Custom painting and color consultation available. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Information: 941-778-1222.

ArtCenter Manatee: 209 Ninth St. W., Bradenton

American Watercolor Society 145th Traveling Exhibition and the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society "Aqueous Show," on display now through March 30. An opening reception for the exhibits "East Meets West," "Sandy Toes Make Art" and the Ninth Annual "Paint the Town," will be 5-7 p.m. April 4. The exhibits run through May 3. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and Friday, and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. Information: 941-746-2862 or

Artists' Guild of Anna Maria Island: 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach

March featured artist is watercolorist Debbie Cason Rankin. Artists from the island an beyond can submit entries for "Sandy Toes Make Art," 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 30. Entries will be added to "East Meets West" exhibit for which an opening reception will be held 5-7 p.m. April 4 at the Kellogg Gallery, ArtCenter Manatee, 209 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. The exhibit will be on display April 2-May 3. The Guild's art classes and workshops are offered November-April at CrossPointe Fellowship Church in Anna Maria. Call for a full schedule. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Information: 941-778-6694.

Arts Council of Manatee County Gallery (Manatee County Cultural Alliance): 926 12th St. W., Bradenton

Oil paintings by Michael Silverstein on display through March 29. Gift Gallery features affordable art by local artists. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Information: 941-746-2223.

Artspace Studio and Gallery: 101 South Bay Blvd., Bayview Plaza, Anna Maria

Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Information: 941-243-3835.

Bits & Pieces: 1303 13th Ave W., Village of the Arts, Bradenton

Discover this unusual gift shop with handmade quilts, original art and almost-antiques. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, during art walks and by appointment. Information: 941-744-2487 or 941-932-5869.

Clay in the Garden Studio: 1011 12th Ave. W., Village of the Arts, Bradenton

Original whimsical sculptures created by Jo-Ellen Gorris overflow from the studio into the garden and provide a habitat for the village geckos. Sculpture demonstrations ongoing during art walks and Saturdays, other times by chance or appointment. Information: 941-747-6405.

Cross Stitch Magic: 1222 12th St. W., Village of the Arts, Bradenton

Many works of fine art by masters such as Van Gogh and Monet are recreated in stunning counted cross stitch displays throughout the gallery. They are the work of resident stitcher Glenda Tietjen. Smaller pieces are also on display. Supplies are available here to make your own masterpiece. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and during art walks. Closed Sunday and Monday. Information: 941-746-4163.

The Dancing Crane Gallery: 1019 10th Ave. W., Village of the Arts, Bradenton

An opening reception for the exhibit "Noir et Blanc," featuring works by artist of the month April, Florence Putterman, will be 6-9 p.m. April 5. The opening reception will feature a booksigning of her autobiography, "Entwined Metaphors." Gallery artists are Cristina Caserta, Elaine Charney, Alfred Cianfarani, Barbara Colangelo, Polly Curran, Carol Doenecke, Lorene Erickson, Marilyn Howard Flinn, Bernice Gaines, Lolly Owens, Florence Putterman, Elisabeth Trostli, Susan von Gries, Alan Zawacki. First Friday receptions are 6-9 p.m. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and Sundays on First Weekends, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. First Fridays, and by appointment. Information: 941-744-1333 or

Divine Excess, Folk Art Gallery and Other Needful Things: 1125 12th St. W., Village of the Arts, Bradenton

"Even Dogs Go To Heaven," a retrospect of 60 works by Robyn "The Beaver" Beaverland, through March 30. The gallery features works by 25 top Florida folk artists, plus well-known local and gulf coast artists in a colorful 1925 cottage in the heart of the village. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, First Friday Artwalks and by special appointment. Information: 941-747-1320.

Family Heritage House: 60th Avenue and 26th Street West, Bradenton

"Currier & Ives" prints on display now. The Family Heritage House Museum at State College of Florida is a gallery and resource center for the study of African-American achievements and celebrates the cultural diversity of our communities. The permanent collection includes an exhibition called "Timeline: A Walk Through History," a diorama of old Central Avenue that is now Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue; antiques; photographs; literature; and a research center on the Underground Railroad. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. Information: 941-752-5319 or

Hearts Desire: 1221 12th St. W., Village of the Arts, Bradenton

Furniture by local artist Pamela Marwede, Woven purses by Nancy Faris and jewelry designs by owner Vicki Rollo. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 6-9:30 p.m. First Friday ArtWalks. Information: 941-302-1069 or visit

Island Gallery West: 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach

Featured artist of the month is watercolorist Anne Abgott. Don Pulver will demonstrate "Painting with Oil Sticks," 10 a.m.-noon March 30. The gallery hosts public art receptions monthly and free weekly art demonstrations through April. Schedules are available at the gallery or at their website. Island Gallery West is a cooperative of 28 local artists. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Information: 941-778-6648 or visit

Don Pulver to Demonstrate "Painting with Oil Sticks" at Island Gallery West 3/30/13 - Free to the public

Joan Peters Studio/Gallery: 1210 11th Ave. W., Village of the Arts, Bradenton

"A Taste of Florida," original plein air paintings by Joan Peters, through March 31. Peters opened her gallery in 2001. An eclectic painter, she displays her colorful landscapes, local landmarks and subjects. Ongoing demonstrations and "meet the artist" events. Hours: First Friday and Saturday ArtWalks and by appointment. Information: 941-544-5344.

Miracle's Fine Art Gallery at ComCenter Bradenton: Riverwalk Professional Park, 100 Third Ave. W.

The gallery has on exhibit 12 large outdoor sculptures by Ed Miracle, Wes Wofford, Doug Hays and Victor Garcia, and inside oil paintings, murals, sketches and more sculptures by Miracle. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and by appointment. Information: 941-761-8676 or

Palmetto Art Center: 907 Fifth St. W., Palmetto

Hours: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday. Closed Wednesdays. Information: 941-518-2109.

Palmetto Historical Park and Manatee County Agricultural Museum: 515 10th Ave. W., Palmetto

"The Water's Edge," featuring photography and artwork by Ed Parker, through April 26. Information: 941-721-2034.

Plato Gallery & More LLC: 1405 11th St. W., Bradenton

The gallery features original and limited production art work by local and regional artists. Hours: noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, noon-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, closed Sunday-Monday. Information: 941-822-9048.

Picture This Gallery: 8615 Cortez Road, Bradenton

Original art by local artists Judy Dunn and Don Heckerman. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Information: 941-798-9910.

Rossi Park: 808 Third Ave. E., Bradenton

Tenth Annual "Embracing Our Differences," an annual juried art exhibit featuring billboard sized images created by artists, writers and students from around the world reflecting their interpretation of the message, "enriching lives through diversity." will be on display March 31-April 29. Information: 941-323-1010.

Sandra French/Stained Glass Artist Artisan Gift Shop: 1102 12th St. W., Village of the Arts, Bradenton

Original art by local artists, including Karen Pauline, Sandra French and Jeanne Garrison. Demonstrations daily. Art work includes stained glass, watercolors, jewelry, pottery and mosaic. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Information: 941-747-9561.

South Florida Museum Gallery: 201 10th St. W., Bradenton

"Arts Connects," an exhibit featuring artwork of roughly 100 Manatee County high school students. The 65th anniversary exhibit "South Florida Museum at Sixty Five: A Window to the World," through April. "On the Rivers of Florida: Lynne Buchanan's Photographic Meditations," through May 12. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Information: 941-746-4131 or

State College of Florida, Fine Art Gallery: Bldg. 11, Room 125. 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton

"Petrichor," by Swoon, through April 3. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday. Information: 941-752-5252.

10th Avenue West Studios: 1102 10th Ave. W., Bradenton

The gallery features original works by 16 local artists. Ashley Luttrell's digital paintings, Kevin Webb's copper creations, Briana Riti's recycled materials jewelry (High Voltage Ware), Mitchell Englander's handcrafted books and boxes, Kelly Parsons'nature photographs, Ron Weismehl's scuptures in wood, Carol Webb's fused glass jewelry, Donald Brown's Sultry Ladies in Acrylic, Clay Creations by Ariella Alibasic, Sandy King's sketches, Michele Thomas's painted "quilts" in acrylic, Robin Taconet's jewelry, Lou Ann Bagnall's acrylic landscapes and one of a kind hats and purses by Martha Clauser as well as jewelry by Katrina Ninos and collages by Nelinn. For information call 744-7080 or visit our website at

The Studio at Gulf and Pine: 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria

The studio is a salon in which artists and art aficionados can interact. Hours: 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday. Information: 941-778-1906.

Village Voices and Eclectic Art Emporium: 1010 10th Ave. W., Village of the Arts, Bradenton

Village Voices is a local outlet for unique gifts, including agate bookends, therapeutic salt lamps, handmade silver jewelry and driftwood art by owner Dona Lee. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Information: 941-748-6865.


Longboat Key Center for the Arts: 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key

LBKCA Annual Community Juried Exhibition, through March 29. Art classes are offered, call for a full schedule. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Information: 941-383-2345.


Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art Gallery: 1288 N. Palm Ave.

A reception for the exhibit "More Things in Heaven and Earth: Paintings by Peter Stephens," will be 6-8 p.m. April 5. The exhibit will be on display March 28-May 4. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 6-8 p.m. during First Friday Artwalk; or by appointment. Information 941-366-2454 or

Apple & Carpenter Galleries: 64 S. Palm Ave.

The gallery has a variety of art available, including glass, sculpture, pottery, Italian masks, paintings and more. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 6-9 p.m. First Fridays.

Art Center Sarasota: 707 N. Tamiami Trail

"Child's Play," "Iconcept Retrospective," Simply Original," "The Curated Unknowns II," and "Paint Sarasota." The exhibits, except for "Paint Sarasota," run through April 26. "Paint Sarasota" runs through March 29. The Fifth Annual Iconcept runway event will be 6:30 p.m. April 5 at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiamia Trail, Sarasota; $45-$125 Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday Information: 941-365-2032.

Art Uptown: 1367 Main St.

Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Information: 941-955-5409 or

Artists Visual and Performing Arts Studio: 37 S. Beneva Road

The studio offers an array of art classes to students of all ages Mondays-Saturdays. Information: 941-345-7032.

Artists on the Court: 1943 Morrill St.

An art gallery, artist studio and art class complex with a focus on Sarasota artists. Children's classes are ongoing and adult art classes will begin in the fall. Summer hours: noon-3 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday. Information: 941-706-4805.

Ashby Art and Antiques, 1920 Adams Lane

Paintings by Francesco Agresti. The gallery features paintings, prints, jewelry, antiques and decor. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and 6-10 p.m. third Friday Art Walks. Information: 941-954-4263.

Back Allie Art: 1938 Adams Lane, Suite 102, Towles Court

Back Allie Art features hooked and woven rugs, painted silk, jewelry and more. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 6-10 p.m. during gallery walks. Information: 941-365-4222.

BAS studio/gallery: 537 S. Pineapple Ave., Suite 203, Towles Court

Beverly A. Smith's studio features abstract art. Hours: noon-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or by appointment. Information: 955-4390 or

Bits and Pieces: 1303 13th Ave. W.

Fabric by the yard, abstract acrylic paintings, fabric wall art and vintage quilts and gifts. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Information: 941-744-2487.

Black Bird Home Gallery: 1540 Main St.

The gallery displays and sells pieces of furniture and art combining the glamour of Los Angeles and the coastal living of Sarasota. Fine jewelry pieces by Cresta Bledsoe. Hours: 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Monday by appointment. Information: 941-366-0941.

The Celery Barn: 266 S. Links Ave.

Basha Maryanska exhibits her art and teaches a variety of workshops 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Information: 518-965-1524 or 518-504-0792 or visit

Clair Mitchell Gallery: Towles Court, 1920A Adams Lane

Each month, a variety of artists will offer demonstrations, workshops, lectures, films and lessons. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and during Friday Art Walks, every third weekend from 6-10 p.m. Information: 941-328-9133 or

Custom Frames and Displays of Art Gallery: 7910 N. Tamiami Trail, Suite 105

Featuring the works of Janet Mishner, Herb Morgan, John Slawik and potter Scott Gregory, plus those of international artists Janusz Blachowicz and Val Andre. Hours: 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Mondays by appointment. Information: 941-232-1461.

Dabbert Gallery: 76 S. Palm Ave.

"Black & White & Red All Over," through March 30. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays and until 9 p.m. during the First Friday Gallery Walks. Information: 941-955-1315 or

Design Impressions Gallery: 33 S. Palm Ave.

Studio owners Werner and Carol Meier host an ongoing display and sale of work by local artist Gay Germain, whose media include fine antique reproduction, accessories, lighting, interior design and paintings. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Information: 941-373-9660 or

Edfish Gallery: 3615 Webber St.

Group show with featured artists Jim Roberts, Ed Walsh, Mel Stauffer and Mike Balas. Information: 941-706-2659.

Elizabeth Stevens Gallery: 1911 Morrill St.

Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 6-10 p.m. during the ArtWalk on the third Friday of each month. Information: 941-587-9851.

Equinox Gallery: 1968 Adams Lane

The gallery features handcrafted sterling jewelry, minerals, contemporary art and more. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Information: 941-954-8774.

Galleria Silecchia: 20 S. Palm Ave.

Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. first Friday of each month. Information: 941-365-7414 or

Gallery 53: 53 S. Palm Ave.

Miniatures by international artist Iris Baranski-Daniels are on display. More than 40 artists and their eclectic mix of art are displayed in the gallery year round. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Information: 941-650-8223 or 941-365-4442.

Hastings on the Court: 416 Burns Court

Hastings on the Court is proud to introduce artists new to the area, Thomas Frontini and Hilary Wallis. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Information: 941-993-7612 or

Historic Chidsey Library: 701 N. Tamiami Trail

"Florida in Context," featuring works by Sarasota based photographer Virginia Hoffman, through March 31. Inforamtion: 941-400-5217.

Jack Dowd Gallery: 1269 First St.

This museum presents the work of sculptor and painter Jack Dowd. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday or by appointment. Information: 941-922-4140.

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art: 5401 Bay Shore Road

"Paolo Veronese: A Master and His Workshop in Renaissance Venice," through April 14. Barnum & Bailey in Europe, on display in the Tibbals Learning Center through May 6. Herb Ritts: L.A. Style, through May 19. "Mythic Creatures of China," through July 28. The Howard Bros. Circus, the largest miniature circus in the world, is on permanent display in the Tibbals Learning Center. Twentieth century abstract art in the Searing Wing and "From the Vaults: John Ringling's Asian and Cypriot Art," are on permanent display. General admission includes the Ringling Museum of Art, Ca d'Zan Mansion, the Circus Museum, the Rose Garden and grounds: $25 adults, $20 seniors 65 and older and U.S. military with ID, $5 children 6-17 and students with ID, $10 for Florida teachers. Local students with valid ID from The Florida State University, New College of Florida, Ringling College of Art and Design, State College of Florida, the University of South Florida and pre-booked student groups are free. Free for children 5 and younger and museum members. Museum hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. Advance tickets: 941-358-3180. Information: 941-359-5700 or

Kathleen Bernhardt Gallery: 1419 Fifth St., Suite B

A group show of seven gallery artists on display. Hours: noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Information: 312-213-4996.

Lazare Gallery: 10 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota

The gallery displays an inventory of over a thousand masterworks by some of Russia's most influential artists. Information: 941-487-7134.

The Little Art Gallery at Towles Court: 1911 Morrill St.

Contemporary fine art, sculpture and photography featuring works by Todd Warner, Monte Nagler, Mi Young Lee, Mouly, Fanch and Bellet. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and Sunday and Monday by appointment. Information: 941-957-0609.

Madonna Stella: 1900 Main St., Suite 105A

The gallery represents local artists Wendy Thurlow, Karen Johnson, Deborah Reed, Jan Friend-Davis, Donna B. Raymond, Liz Vercruysse, Jennie Sikora-Muehl, Madonna Stella, Yanira and Tricia Salzano. Classes in clay and studio space available. Information: 941-706-2119.

MillerBrady Fine Art Gallery: 614 Florida Ave.

A collaboration of local fine artists collectively known as Art Off Palm will host an eclectic art show 6-9 p.m. March 30. Local artists whose work will be represented include Jake Brady, Grace Howl, Joni Younskins-Herzog, Joel Garcia-Vela, David Leifer, and Frank creaturo. Works include mediums in fine art, sculpture and photography. Admission: $10, includes refreshments. A portion of the sales will be donated to Volunteer Community Connections. Hours: by appointment only. Information: 941-232-1411.

Muse Galleria: 3801 McIntosh Road

The gallery showcases jewelry, clothing, accessories, fiber art, painting, collage and more by 50 regionally based artists. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Information: 941-706-3328 or visit

Palm Avenue Fine Art: 10 S. Palm Ave.

A public reception for the solo exhibit featuring artwork by Ted Polomis, will be 6-9 p.m. April 4. Information: 941-388-7526.

Paradox Gallery: 301 Southgate Plaza

An ongoing exhibit of acrylic work and digital prints by Janet Mishner. Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-5:30 p.m. Sunday. Information: 941-362-3715.

The Pop Culture Vaults: 368 St. Armands Circle

Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays. Information: 941-893-4083.

Ringling College Academic Center: 2363 Bradenton Road, Sarasota

Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Information: 941-351-5100.

Ringling College of Art and Design, Crossley Gallery: 2700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Information: 314-518-9224.

Ringling College of Art and Design, Two Columns Gallery: 1947 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota

The gallery's inaugural exhibit "Following Ovid's Metamorphoses: From Cosmogony to Chaos and back to the Rhizome," featuring artwork of 13 fine arts students, on display through April 14. Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and by appointment. Information: 941-351-5100 or email

S/ART/Q: 1549 State St.,

Artworks of four new artists -- Ariana Franco, Amy Williamson Miller, Jennifer Nugent, and Steve Strenk -- on display. One-of-a-kind art and art events by Sarasota collective of professional contemporary artists. Information: 941-330-4838 or

Scarlett's Feathers Gallery: 53A S. Palm Ave.

The gallery features one-of-a-kind fiber and wearable art, collage and paper art, mosaic, furniture, jewelry, rugs and more by regional artists and artisans. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Selby Gallery: Ringling College of Art and Design campus, a half-block east of 2700 N. Tamiami Trail on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way.

"Abstract, adj.: Expressing a quality apart from an object," through April 3. Call for schedule of workshops. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesdays. Information: 941-359-7563 or 941-351-5100,

Sonnet Gallery: 1480 Main St.

Original paintings, glass sculptures and accessories are on display year-round. Hours: 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, and by appointment. Information: 941-955-6443.

Stakenborg Fine Arts: 1545 Main St.

The gallery offers an enticing collection of prints, drawings and other media by renown artists spanning four centuries. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Information: 941-487-8001 or

Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota; 3975 Fruitville Road

Digital photography exhibit "Bob's Boathouse and Other Wonders," through May 1. Gallery Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays. Information: 941-373-0530.

Victoria B. Cooley Studio/Gallery: 1920 Adams Lane

Original oils, watercolors and giclee prints. Floral, shell and still-life motifs as well as hand-painted items and miniature canvases are on display. Hours 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (or 10 p.m. during art walks) Tuesday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Information: 941-374-1988.


The Chihuly Collection: Morean Arts Center, 400 Beach Drive

A permanent collection of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly featuring large-scale works that include the Ruby Red Icicle Chandelier and works from several of his popular series. They include Macchia, Niijma Floats, Persians and more. They create a unique visual experience. The collection includes a 30-seat theater, where guest can enjoy a video presentation, and a store with Chihuly merchandise. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Docent-led tours will be every half-hour on the quarter hour, so tickets will be timed for every 15 minutes. Admission is $15 adults, $13 seniors, $12 students and children older than age 5. For more information, call 727-896-4527.

Florida Craftsmen: 501 Central Ave.

Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and during Saturday Gallery Walk 5:30-8:30 p.m. Information: 727-821-7391.

Florida Holocaust Museum: 55 Fifth St. S.

The Florida Holocaust Museum houses the premier permanent exhibit, "History, Heritage and Hope," a compelling history of individuals of strength, courage and spirit, who confronted the extremes of hatred and persecution in their homes and communities. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Sunday. Admission: $16 adults, $14. Discounted admission is offered to students and to adult and student groups; and free for museum members. Information: 727-820-0100 and

Museum of Fine Arts: 255 Beach Drive N.E.

The art exhibit "People, Places, Things," featuring paintings, drawings and prints by realist Philip Pearlstein will be on display through June 16. Museum hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $17 adults, $15 seniors 65 and older, $10 students age 7 and older; free to museum members and children 6 and younger; group discounts available. Admission reduced to $10 5-8 p.m. Thursdays. Groups of 10 or more adults pay only $12 per person and student groups (including college) of 10 or more pay $4 each. Reduced student and school group admission is courtesy of The Stuart Society, the museum's dedicated fund-raising auxiliary. Information: 727-896-2667 or visit

Salvador Dalí Museum: 1 Dali Blvd.

The world's most comprehensive collection of works by the late Spanish surrealist. Permanent art collections on display year-round. Admission: $21 for adults, $19 for seniors and U.S. military, police and firefighters, $15 for children ages 13-18 and students ages 18 and older with valid ID, $7 for children ages 6-12, children ages 5 and younger are admitted free. Admission for Thursdays after 5 p.m. is $10. Group and child rates are available. Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, and noon-5:30 p.m. Sunday. Information: 727-823-3767.

Sebastian Thomas Gallery: 635 Central Ave.

The gallery is pleased to present the art of WestBuk, a Tampa bay emerging artist. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday or by appointment.


Centre Gallery, University of South Florida: 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa

Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Information: 813-974-5464.

Tampa Museum of Art: 120 Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa

"To See as Artists See: American Art from The Phillips Collection," artwork from 75 American artists, on display through April 28. "Object Image," sculpture and video by Erik Levine, now on display. "Utility and Aesthetics in Ancient Art," on permanent display. The museum and Tampa law firm Hill Ward Henderson's new program, "Art on the House" enables visitors to enjoy the museum 4-8 p.m. Fridays for free. Museum hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission: $10 adults, $7.50 seniors, groups, military plus one guest, $5 students and free for children ages 6 and under. A "Pay what you will" structure is offered 4-8 p.m. Fridays. The Tampa Museum of Art participates in the Museums on Us program sponsored by Bank of America, which provides cardholders free access to some of the nation's finest museums. Information: 813-274-8130.

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