St. Petersburg, FL. BUY LOCAL ART is the Morean Arts Center’s holiday theme this year. The organization has numerous activities planned to promote the theme, including the debut of “Art” the Morean Dolphin who will campaign on various street corners with re-purposed political signs and Morean volunteers. Art” is a member of the Clearwater Chamber of Commerce’s Trail of Dolphins and is available for special appearances and holiday photos.
“We are scheduling Art for appearances throughout St. Petersburg to encourage the community to buy local, buy unique, buy art this holiday season” stated Wayne Atherholt, CEO of the Morean. “Buying local art as a gift is a win, win. The gift is unique and meaningful and also supports the local arts community and economy” Atherholt continued. “All three of our Gallery Stores have unique works of art for everyone’s holiday shopping list. Ornaments, stocking stuffers, jewelry, functional art and other items for gift giving for every taste and price range.” Additional activities at the Morean in November include three new exhibits, the continuation of Kait Rhoades show “TIDAL” at the Chihuly Collection, pre-holiday glass art sale, family fun creating Picasso self-portraits and paint ornaments, plus personal experiences creating glass ornaments.
November 1st – 31st – Biennial Plate Show and Sale at the Morean Center for Clay. Juried work by amazing clay artists from around the country. Free and open to the public Tuesday thru Saturday 10 – 5. Opening reception November 8th, 5-9pm is also free and open to the public. Browse thru expansive Gallery Store which changes daily as kilns are unloaded.
November 8th – Opening reception for the 2014 Members Holiday Show and Sale entitled There’s No Time like the Presents. Unique works of art by Morean members perfect for everyone’s budget or taste. Special discounts off all Holiday Show and Gallery Store artwork for members and nonmembers November 28th – 30th (10am – 5pm) and Saturday, December 13th (5-8pm)
Also opening on November 8th is Thomas Murray: This is our Garden. A consummate painter and draftsmen, this is Murray’s third solo exhibition at the Morean in the past 15 years.
Special Art Sale will run November 8 – 29. Save up to 75% on artwork from local collections. Includes Croatian naive art, paintings, glass and pottery. All proceeds benefit the Morean’s educational programs. Morean Art Center on Central.
Pre-Holiday Glass Art Sale at the Morean Glass Studio & Hot Shop. November 8th – 16th. Up to 50% off local glass art created by St Petersburg’s most talented artists, Doug “Firebug” Taylor, Pauli Naiville and David Spurgeon. New art pieces created daily – all unique and signed by the artist. Ornaments, jewelry, vases, candy dishes, plates, bowls, wall art and more! Daily demonstrations 1, 2, 3 & 4pm. Personal glass experiences available to create that special gift!
Morean Center for Clay Holiday Sale – December 5th & 6th 10am -5pm and December 7th noon- 4pm.Annual sale of the largest pottery inventory made locally. Amazing new pieces daily as kilns are unloaded. Shop early for best deals!
Chihuly Collection Trunk Show on Beach Drive – December 6th. 10-5pm. Local artists will showcase unique jewelry, clothing, functional pottery and glass art, natural soaps. Amazing prices just for the show! Kate Rhoads:TIDAL continues to run with exquisite pieces available for purchase.
$5.00 COMBO Weekend December 6th & 7th – Special price for admission into the Chihuly collection and Morean Glass Studio& Hot Shop. Dail demonstrations 1,2,3,&4pm.
Just for Families during November and December, any day of the week, during normal business hours, families are invited to come to the Morean and paint ornaments together. All ages and skills. Groups welcome. Only $5.00 per ornament – perfect for gifts!
Saturdays, Nov. 8th and Dec.13th 2-8pm. Families can enjoy a Picasso inspired activity You-Cubed Picasso Self Portraits. Participants will transform their portraits in a style reminiscent of Picasso’s cubist paintings. $10 per portrait – all ages welcome. Materials and instruction included. Plus, there will be hands on fun with Make & Take Cubism Art Activities for all ages.
Saturdays, Dec. 6, Dec. 13 & Dec. 20 10am – 3pm Parents Shop/Kids Create ages 5-15years. Limited space-pre registration is required. Supervised art activities while parents shop. 727.822.7872 x 2121
Monday,Dec. 29 – 31 Holiday Art Camp – 9am – 3pm. Outside Your Door: The Colors of Nature ages 5-12yrs. PLUS! Glass Camp for Teens. Register early – spaces fill quickly. 727.822.7872 x 2121