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Judy Dater, Daydreams, 1973.Courtesy of Florida Museum of Photographic Arts

The coolest exhibits this week: 'Skyway' opens at three museums, and photos explore the female gaze

Crossing the Bridge: Skyway Why is it so hard to cross the bay area bridges to see art exhibitions? Obviously traffic is an issue, and often shows don't last long in smaller galleries. That's where the "Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration" comes in. Three major museums have come together to bridge the gap and expo …

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  1. Who's behind the mysterious butt graffiti all over St. Petersburg?

    Human Interest

    ST. PETERSBURG — The first butts, perhaps, appeared in April on some steps behind the Sundial shopping plaza.

    A photo of the butt graffiti that has been cropping up around St. Petersburg in the past several months. [CHRISTOPHER SPATA | STAFF]
  2. Student artwork to be displayed at Gateway Gallery and Emporium

    Visual Arts

    The Gateway Gallery and Emporium will present the artwork of students from the Red Apple Adult Training Center during July. An opening reception will be at 6 p.m. June 30 at the gallery, 6216 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. More than 30 pieces will be on exhibit and for sale. Proceeds will help pay for activities, …

    Artwork created by adults with disabilities enrolled at the Red Apple Training Center will be on display through the month of July at the  Gateway Gallery and Emporium in downtown New Port Richey.
  3. The coolest exhibits this week: 'Skyway' opens at three museums, and photos explore the female gaze

    Visual Arts

    Crossing the Bridge: Skyway

    Why is it so hard to cross the bay area bridges to see art exhibitions? Obviously traffic is an issue, and often shows don't last long in smaller galleries. That's where the "Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration" comes in. Three major museums have …

    Judy Dater, Daydreams, 1973.
  4. Three-museum 'Skyway' exhibit unites Tampa Bay through art

    Visual Arts

    No matter where you live in our region, "Skyway," an art exhibition that opens this week, will be nearby.

    Or at least a part of it will be.

    Caitlin Albritton, Can I Get a Spot? (Incline Press), 2016, oil and acrylic on canvas.
  5. He tried to profit from St. Petersburg's murals, then felt the artists' wrath

    Visual Arts

    ST. PETERSBURG — Artist Derek Donnelly walked past the bars along Central Avenue, looked into his phone's camera lens, and cracked a mischievous grin that hid how angry he was.

    Brenton Bruns II stands in his gallery with prints of local artists’ murals that were made without the artists’ permission.
  6. Sculptor Donald Gialanella, creator of Dalí mustache, steels himself to life with Parkinson's

    Human Interest

    Steel. It's steady. It's firm.

    Not like the body that sculptor Donald Gialanella is left with, wracked on the right side by tremors from Parkinson's disease.

    Sculptor Don Gialanella looks through pieces of scrap steel Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Tampa Steel & Supply. The well known artist has created numerous sculptures including the Dali Mustache located at the museum in St. Petersburg, along with numerous others. Gialanella, who has been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, is wondering how much longer he can continue to use his hands to create his works.
  7. Lego artist Nathan Sawaya, coming to Tampa, left a law career to toy with art

    Events

    Nathan Sawaya left the world of corporate law at 31 to become a Lego artist.

    Nathan Sawaya poses with a sculpture from “The Art of the Brick,” coming to Tampa thanks to the Vinik Family Foundation.
  8. Where Dad gets free admission and food plus more events for Father's Day

    Events

    Skip getting another tie or bucket of golf balls for Dad. Here are some places around town offering ways to spend time together.

    The Tampa Bay History Center is among the places offereing free admission for dads. [Times files]
  9. Dunedin Fine Art Center is celebrating textile arts and quilts with these shows

    Visual Arts

    Tasteful Textiles: Quilts and Textiles in Dunedin

    Gretchen Brooks’ quilt is part of the “Growth” exhibition, one of a quartet of textile shows at Dunedin Fine Art Center.
  10. Art Planner: Catch new exhibits in Tampa, new work by Chad Mize

    Visual Arts

    Art Block: Tempus Projects and Cunsthaus

    Chasity Williams’ untitled collage with painting is at Tempus Projects.