If you like art and water, this is your lucky week. We have three water-themed art exhibits coming to the Tampa Bay area. Whether you live in Tampa or St. Petersburg, there’s an awesome water-themed art exhibit coming to your city this week. Check them out.
Swimming in Art
ARTicles and Craftsman House galleries are collaborating again. This time, they’re putting up an ocean-themed art exhibit in the Hyatt Place lobby in downtown St. Petersburg. The show features Xina Scuderi’s macro photos of jellyfish alongside work from Craftsman House gallery. If you go during ArtWalk this Saturday, you can also catch a one-night-only show of local surrealist artwork.
Hyatt Place St. Petersburg/Downtown, 25 2nd St. N., St. Petersburg | Through January; opening reception Nov. 7, 6-9 p.m. | Info about Swimming in Art
Kate Helms: Tidewater Elegy
Kate Helms is using her water-themed art exhibition to raise awareness of Florida’s rising sea levels. With sea levels rising at a rate of about 0.79 inches per year, it’s a major issue. Have you ever thought about what your house would look like underwater 200 years from now? Well, maybe you haven’t — but Kate Helms probably has. The artist/scientist spends a lot of time thinking about how rising sea levels will affect our state. Her Tidewater Elegy will feature a Florida parlor of her creation, as she imagines it might look underwater. Think barnacle-encrusted furniture. Go by Nov. 21, and you can see the 50th anniversary art exhibition in Gallery 221 while you’re there.
HCC Dale Mabry Campus, 4001 W Tampa Bay Blvd., Tampa, on the 3rd floor of the Learning Resources Center/Library Building | Nov. 5 – Dec. 12; opening reception Thurs. Nov. 8, 5-8 p.m. | Gallery 221
Swing by ArtsXchange during St. Petersburg’s Second Saturday ArtWalk for yet another water-themed art exhibition. Julie Torres' Water Wars highlights the battle between Florida and Georgia over our shared water supply. If you don’t know anything about this, then Torres’s exhibit might be a good place to learn. Before she became an artist, Torres was a lawyer — which means she probably knows a thing or two about legal battles. The SCAD graduate also knows a bit about screen printing. Now she’s using the technique to tell stories with a combination of words and images on paper and canvas. This coming Saturday, her artwork will tell the story of the Supreme Court’s 2018 Florida vs. Georgia decision. While you’re there, take some time and browse the 25 artist studios.
ArtsXchange | St. Pete, 515 22nd St. S., St. Petersburg | Sat. Nov. 10, 5-9 p.m.| ArtsXchange