ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Just in time for last-minute Mother’s Day shoppers, Creative Clay’s newest exhibit, The Performing Arts, opens May 13, 5-9 p.m., in its Good Folk Gallery during ArtWalk, St. Petersburg’s monthly event for galleries and art spaces.
The Performing Arts features paintings of performing artists – past, present, famous, and popular.
“This collection of work by Creative Clay artists is inspired by the performing arts, and includes new paintings, as well as some paintings exhibited in June 2022 at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater,” said Jody Bikoff, Director of Exhibitions.
“Our member artists were inspired to create paintings of performing artists, such as, Michael Jackson, Freddy Mercury, Ethel Waters, Bruce Lee, Harry Styles, and Elvis. Other member artists found inspiration in painting dancers, actors, musical instruments, and karaoke singers. Each painting reflects the unique style of the Creative Clay artist,” said Bikoff.
Following the May 13 opening, The Performing Arts may be viewed at Creative Clay’s Good Folk Gallery, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and in its virtual gallery on Creative Clay’s website. The exhibit runs through June 30.
Creative Clay Member Artists are empowered to become active, working artists who create, exhibit, and sell their artwork in the Good Folk Gallery and at venues throughout Tampa Bay. A diverse collection of Member Artists’ work is also available for purchase in Creative Clay’s virtual gallery on its website. Artists receive 50% commission on all works sold.
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