St. Petersburg, FL (February 5, 2019) – The Warehouse Arts District is excited to announce a special exhibit by acclaimed fiber-installation artist, Saumitra Chandratreya, in the Tully-Levine Gallery at the ArtsXchange for one night only. Accompanied by a live musical performance by Indian santoor, Pandit Nandkishor Muley, the ArtsXchange aims to make this St. Pete ArtWalk a magical and memorable night of world music and world-class art.
Chandratreya is a fiber-installation artist that uses found objects, often deriving images from mainstream media or public sources, to create textiles, abstract prints and woven pieces for his contemporary works of art. With pop culture and social commentary playing an important role in his art, every piece of art by Chandratreya is unique and has experiential elements that have brought him widespread recognition.
In 2018, Chandratreya was awarded one of the Emerging Artist Grants from Creative Pinellas. He was one the finalists who exhibited at the Union League Club of Chicago for Luminarts Cultural Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship Show and was awarded the Shapiro Graduate research fellowship at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Born in India, he considers his birth country his home as well as Chicago, IL, and Largo, FL.
“As an immigrant to the United States, my upbringing gave me the tools to critically think about my social discourse. I believe that textiles are a versatile medium for contemporary art and I like molding them to create objects, sculptural pieces, and installations using materials that aren’t always associated with fine art,” says Chandratreya.
The ArtsXchange is an arts destination year-round and during St. Pete’s Second Saturday’s which are free to the public. Parking is available at the ArtsXchange or take the free downtown trolley to stop #5.
Everyday Obvious By Saumitra Chandratreya
February 9th 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Live Music by Pandit Nandkishor Muley 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Second Saturday ArtWalk Opening (FREE)
The ArtsXchange, 515 22nd St. S., St. Petersburg, FL 33712
Phone Number: 727-826-7211
Please visit https://www.warehouseartsdistrictstpete.org/event-3250345 for more information on this special one-night-only event.
About the Warehouse Arts District Association
The Warehouse Arts District Association (WADA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization dedicated to building and sustaining a vibrant arts community within and around the Warehouse Arts District in downtown St. Petersburg. Spanning from 1st Avenue North to 10th Avenue South and 16th Street to 31st Street, the Warehouse Arts District includes the Deuces Live Main Street and is comprised of a thriving community of over 300 businesses that support both the artistic outreach of the organization and the community revitalization. WADA employs a broad spectrum of tools, including marketing, advocacy, community stimulation, and educational programming to support the success of artists and community. The Education Center will serve all citizens, particularly those in the Midtown area, with accessible health, wellness, and art classes. For more information, please visit, warehouseartsdistrictstpete.com.
About the ArtsXchange
The ArtsXchange, a project of the Warehouse Arts District Association, is an artistic enclave with over 50,000 square feet of warehouse space that is being renovated into affordable working studios, galleries, classrooms, and performance space. ArtsXchange tenants are from all mediums with most spaces doubling as galleries open to the public on the Second Saturday of every month and a focus on providing arts education to underserved populations. For more info please visit, warehouseartsdistrictstpete.org/ArtsXchange.
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