St. Petersburg, Fla. -For over 100 years, the Morean Arts Center has hosted an exhibition to celebrate the amazing talents of its artist members. This summer’s Psychedelic: 2023 Members Show presents nearly 200 works of art with a “Psychedelic” theme. Participating artists were invited to create a work of art in any medium based on the inspiring patterns, imagery & spirit of a colorfully nostalgic era.
The Morean’s Chief Curator, Amanda Cooper, chose this year’s theme as “a nod to the current popularity of all things retro, and as a fitting complement to Donna M. Richardson’s solo exhibition of portrait paintings with colorfully patterned backgrounds. We’re excited to share our members’ ‘far out’ talent with our visitors this summer!” notes Cooper.
Continuing a new tradition at the Morean, we are proud to present last year’s Margaret Murphy Steward Best of Show winner with Donna M. Richardson: Spiritual Influences. Every Members Show gives the Morean the opportunity to highlight the range of talent that exists within our local community. Members of the Morean Arts Center are vital to the continued success of the organization and the Morean serves its members through a variety of programs with benefits enjoyed year-round.
Amanda Poss, Gallery Director for Hillsborough Community College, served as guest juror for this exhibition. Poss will award monetary prizes in memory and in honor of special artists and individuals who have shaped the Morean in a profound way including Margaret Murphy Steward, John Brown, John Eckert, Tim Salen, Mark Pheiffer and Beth Reynolds.
Psychedelic will be on view from July 8 through August 24 at the Morean Arts Center galleries at 719 Central Avenue. An Opening Reception for Psychedelic: 2023 Members Show will be held on Saturday, July 8th from 5-8pm. Also opening July 8th at the Morean Arts Center: Greg Matthews: A Landscape Revisited, a long-time Morean Member. The Morean Arts Center is open Mondays-Saturdays from 10am-5pm.
For more information about the Morean Arts Center and Psychedelic: 2023 Members Show, please visit www.MoreanArtsCenter.org.