Labauvie, Wujcik and American ImpressIonists are among the season's big shows

Dominique Labauvie. The Tampa-based sculptor, who hammers steel into improbably graceful forms, is the man of the moment this fall, with three shows on view: Musical Lines in My Hands: The Work of Dominique Labauvie at the Tampa Museum of Art through January 16, plus a show at the Morean and one at Bleu Acier, Labauvie's studio. Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, 813-274-8130, tampamuseum.org; Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, 727-822-7872, moreanartscenter.org; Bleu Acier, 109 W. Columbus Dr., Tampa, 813-272-9746, bleuacier.com

Transcending Vision: American Impressionism 1870-1940. Love Monet and Degas? Work by more than 70 of their Yank counterparts populates this exhibition, on loan from the Bank of America Collection. Aug. 28-Jan. 9, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, 727-896-2667, fine-arts.org.

Bruce Mau Live. Before reality TV forever soiled the concept of the "celebrity designer," Canadian Bruce Mau was the genuine article. Author of Massive Change: The Future of Global Design and collaborator with starchitects from Rem Koolhaas to Frank Gehry, Mau's rock star-caliber appearance is sure to attract a flock of groupies. Arrive early for good seats. Thurs., Sept. 2, 7-9 p.m., USF Theatre 1, University of South Florida, Tampa, 813-974-4133, usfcam.usf.edu.

Margaret Steward: Crossing. A posthumous exhibit celebrates the legacy of Steward, a widely known and beloved St. Petersburg artist who died of breast cancer earlier this year. Sales of her work — which spans photography, painting, printmaking and sculpture — will fund an award for artists. Morean Arts Center, Sept. 3-25, moreanartscenter.org.

Sing to the Sun: The Art of Ashley Bryan. You don't have to be a kid (or have one) to appreciate the magical found-object puppets and illustrations of Bryan, an award-winning children's book author and illustrator. Sept. 10-Oct. 17, Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, 727-298-3322, dfac.org.

Fabricated. Four women from Miami explore gender in this showcase. Artist and co-curator Giannina Coppiano Dwin crafts low-relief sculptures that look like delicate garments but are made of sugar, flour and spices. Sept. 10-Nov. 6, Florida Craftsmen, 727-821-7391, floridacraftsmen.net.

Stillness and Shadows: Vintage Photographs of India. Black-and-white photographs by Bhupendra Karia and Derry Moore capture India in flux as it discovers a post-colonial identity during the 1960s and 70s. Sept. 16-Nov. 6, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa, 813-221-2222, fmopa.org.

The American Impressionists In the Garden. The second of two tributes to American Impressionists to grace Tampa Bay this fall, this one — organized by the Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art in Nashville — proves that the turn-of-the-century painters were gaga for gardens. Sept. 24-Jan. 3, Tampa Museum of Art, tampamuseum.org.

Folkfest. Miami pop artist David LeBatard, a.k.a. LEBO, known for his live painting performances, and the Indigo Girls headline Creative Clay's fourth annual festival of music and folk-visionary-outsider art. Oct. 1-3, Creative Clay, St. Petersburg, 727-825-0515, creativeclay.org.

Transformative Influences: Theo Wujcik and Wanxin Zhang. Curated by Mindy Solomon, this exhibit finds two very different artists — longtime Ybor resident and painter Wujcik and China-born, California-based sculptor Zhang — in dialogue about the Westernization of China. Oct. 8-Dec. 31, Morean Arts Center, moreanartscenter.org.

Transformative Influences, Part II. With this companion exhibition to Transformative Influences, gallerist Mindy Solomon features ceramic sculpture and more by Wanxin Zhang, Theo Wujcik, David Furman, Beth Lo and Diane Zhang. Oct. 2-Nov. 13, Mindy Solomon Gallery, St. Petersburg, 727-502-0852, mindysolomon.com.

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