St. Petersburg, FL. –Warehouse Arts District On August 20, 2014, George Medeiros and Scott Durfee, founders and creative minds behind Spathose, announced their first Retrospective Show to be held at Station NumberThree, located at 2701 5th Ave. S., St. Pete, FL 33712, in the Warehouse Arts District on September 13th as part of St. Petersburg’s Second Saturday “Beach to the Bay” ArtWalk.
Their evolution of unique wearable sculpture, made from the Florida native organic palm tree spathe (flower pod), will be presented from the beginning to the present with items available for purchase during their trunk sale. Local photographers will also be featuring their showcase of work with Spathose as their muse.
Proceeds from this event will benefit two local non-profits: The Warehouse Arts Enclave, an organization whose vision is to create sustainable and affordable artist studios in St. Pete; and Venture House, whose strategy is to take boarded vacant houses within a target neighborhood in need of fresh energy, and rehab them to provide affordably-priced housing for local entrepreneurs and artists.
Guests of Spathalicious can enter a free raffle to win a piece of Spathose Wearable Sculpture, enjoy cold beverages for a donation and purchase not only fine art but delicious, healthy Mediterranean fusion cuisine from Maggie on the Move and natural, gourmet frosty treats from Tropiccool. The event is free and open to the public. This venue will be on the free trolley stop.
Help further enhance the City of St. Pete’s mission to become an Arts Destination and support our local artists.
Scott Durfee and George Medeiros are the creative team behind the innovative brand Spathose. Business and life partners for the past 25 years, they create unique wearable sculpture from palm spathe. The creations are a combination of organic material juxtaposed with an industrial edge. The application of metal: screws, nails, and wire, fashion the pieces, generating their aesthetically distinctive expression, where form does indeed follow function. Containing elements of surprise and jeopardy, the abstract forms are individually created via a “conversation” with artist and medium. From fine artists to fashion designers their work transcends the realm of ordinary style by forging fine art with fashion, thus conceiving more than an accessory; they have given rise to wearable sculpture.