ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Creative Clay announces its newest exhibit, Surreal Surprise, which opens Nov. 12 during ArtWalk. This exhibit in Creative Clay’s Good Folk Gallery features surrealistic, and Salvador Dalí -inspired artwork by the Member Artists and Transition Student Artists of Creative Clay. Coinciding with the exhibit, The Dalí Museum created greeting cards featuring our artists’ original surreal artwork, available for sale at the Museum Store. The original artwork appearing on the greeting cards are included in our exhibit.
This ArtWalk is the first since February 2020 that Creative Clay has been open. The St. Petersburg nonprofit opted for virtual exhibits during ArtWalk out of an abundance of caution during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“It’s exciting to have an ArtWalk opening for our newest exhibit, Surreal Surprise, with a meet-the-artists’ reception,” said Jody Bikoff, Creative Clay Director of Exhibitions. “Our newly painted gallery will vibrate with the surrealistic- inspired artwork by our studio artists. Their creations are colorful and dreamlike with elements of surprise and translate so vibrantly on the note cards produced by The Dali Museum.”
This partnership with The Dali Museum also allows Creative Clay to work with another local arts organization and to celebrate the art of Salvador Dali. Bikoff added: “Partnering with The Dali Museum, and working with Dianne Birmingham, Sales and Merchandise Director, was a great pleasure, resulting in beautiful quality notecards now displayed and for sale in the Museum Store at The Dali.”
This exhibit may be viewed in person at Creative Clay Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and in Creative Clay’s virtual gallery, which includes the artwork of many of Creative Clay’s member artists. All artwork in this exhibit, as well as in Creative Clay’s virtual gallery is for sale. Artists receive 50% commission on all works sold.
About Creative Clay
Creative Clay’s mission is to help people with disabilities achieve full and inclusive lives by providing expressive, educational and vocational experiences in the arts.
Creative Clay’s core program is its Community Arts Program, which serves 50-60 adult artists with neuro-differences each week. Through the implementation of additional offerings, such as Artlink employment program, Creative Care Arts in Wellness outreach program, and its Pinellas County Schools’ partnership Transition program, individuals of all ages and abilities are mentored, taught and empowered to become working artists who actively create, market and sell their work.
Learn more about Creative Clay, its vision of equality through art, and its programs at www.creativeclay.org. Like Creative Clay on Facebook, follow on Instagram @creativeclaystpete; follow on Twitter @creativeclay and on LinkedIn.
About The Dali Museum
The Dalí Museum celebrates the life and work of Salvador Dalí (1904-1989), and features works from the artist’s entire career. The collection includes over 2,400 works from every moment and in every medium of his artistic activity, including oil paintings, many original drawings, book illustrations, artists’ books, prints, sculpture, photos, manuscripts and an extensive archive of documents. Founded with the works collected by A. Reynolds and Eleanor Morse, the Museum has made significant additions to its collection over the years, celebrating the life and art of one of the most influential and innovative artists in history. Learn more at www.thedali.org