St. Petersburg, Fla. – Celebrating both the art of Printmaking and Clay, the Morean Arts Center and Morean Center for Clay will be opening a total of five new exhibitions on May 10, in conjunction with Second Saturday Gallery Walk.
The following three shows will be on view at the Morean Arts Center on Central Avenue through June 29:
From the Classroom to the Studio
The Morean has selected seven artists who teach printmaking at Bay Area colleges and universities, highlighting their own artwork and studio practices. See new works by Erika Greenberg Schneider (USF St. Pete), Marjorie Greene (SPC), Ina Kaur (UT), Patrick Lindhardt (Ringling), Tracy Midulla Reller (HCC), Bradlee Shanks (USF) and Cat Thompson (Eckerd).
Body of Proofs: 20 Years of Collaboration
Christopher T. Creyts, owner of Collaborative Art Editions, Inc. has worked as a professional printer for many years, including time at Tyler Graphics, ULAE, Graphicstudio and Columbia University. This exhibition features his collaboration with internationally-recognized artists such as Alex Katz, James Rosenquist, Matthew Day Jackson, David Salle, Gary Hume and Frank Stella.
Bite, Scratch & Expose: New Printmaking
27 artists hailing from 16 states demonstrate the versatility of printmaking in this juried survey of the medium. See innovative prints in a wide range of processes and price ranges. Guest juror Christopher T. Creyts will give a brief talk explaining his choices for the exhibition at 6pm on May 10th, awarding more than $1,000 in prizes.
“We are excited to devote our entire gallery space to the printmaking process, something we’ve never done before,” stated Amanda Cooper, Curator of Exhibitions for the Morean Arts Center. “Visitors will be able to see the various processes at different stages in an artist’s career, from students to professors to master printers who have worked in the medium for 40 years. We’re showcasing the works of emerging artists as well as internationally-recognized ones. We’re particularly happy to show Chris’ [Creyts] prints. It’s amazing to see what he’s doing in his downtown St. Petersburg studio, all under the radar.” Cooper continued.
The Opening Night Reception is FREE and open to the public from 5-8PM on Saturday, May 10.
The Morean Center for Clay will be opening two new shows on May 10 as well. Both exhibitions will be on view through May 30 at the Historic Train Station on 22nd Street South, now a newly combined entity with St. Pete Clay. Flora: New works by Jess Carter and Lasting Impressions: New works by Holly Siggelow
The Opening Night Reception is FREE and open to the public from 5-9PM on Saturday, May 10.
The Morean Arts Center, with roots dating back to 1917 as the Art Club of St. Petersburg, focuses on an innovative, community-oriented approach to art and art education. The mission of the Morean Arts Center is to connect people with art and to contribute to the economic development of the region. Operating under the Morean Arts Center includes the Chihuly Collection, Glass Studio & Hot Shop and the Morean Center for Clay.