Creative Clay unveils 2019 Artlink artist apprenticeship exhibition at St. Pete MFA

The September 26 exhibition is up for one night only.

click to enlarge Creative Clay unveils 2019 Artlink artist apprenticeship exhibition at St. Pete MFA

Next week Creative Clay hosts the Artlink 2019 Artist Apprenticeship Exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg. 

Funded through a grant from National Endowment for the Arts, Artlink is an apprenticeship program comprised of 10, two-person teams featuring one professional artist paired with a Creative Clay apprentice artist.

Over a period of six months, the pros mentor their apprentices by passing along invaluable skills necessary to create a sustainable art career. Creating an artist statement, understanding the artwork submission process as well as setting artistic goals are all covered through the partnership.

Throughout the apprenticeship, the pairs create works of art in various mediums, and these finished works will be on display during a reception set for Thursday, September 26, from 5:30-8 p.m.

Bay area playwright Sheila Cowley is the show's special treat, and at 5:45 p.m. she'll present a 10-minute production called “Airlift,” which follows a girl who is a very law-abiding citizen, except when it comes to the law of gravity.

The event is free and open to the public. See the apprentice-professional artist pairings below.  

  • Cameron Patterson and Jonathan James 
  • Carla Lopez and Kinsey Rodriguez 
  • Cory Broxton and Gordon Harlow 
  • Marquise Russ and Calan Ree 
  • Mikey Johnson and Rick Crandall 
  • Sydney Ray and Meike Groh 
  • Tate Foster and Mason Gehring 
  • Tyler Brooks and Lourdes Rosas-Rasdall
  • Marissa Harris and Rissa Olson
  • Dalmary Rosa and Alli Arnold

The Museum of Fine Arts is located at 255 Beach Dr. NE, parking can be snagged on the street or inside the Sundial parking garage. 

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