Art: Frank Strunk III - Tuesday, October 7

Industrial artist Frank Strunk III is best known by CL readers as the two-time "Best Wearable Art" award winner. His memorable creations pretty much put Dunedin Fine Art Center's annual Wearable Art Show on the map and made it a must-do annual art event. But Strunk's creativity stretches well beyond industrialized couture — he uses his carpentry skills to create working kinetic sculptures, installations and mixed-media metal works that he lacquers, splashes with various mystery chemicals, dyes, and sometimes even sets afire to achieve his vision. In his new solo exhibit, Geometry, Life, Rust at C. Emerson Fine Arts, Strunk shows certain works that have never been given gallery treatment — like his rotating hammer-and-nails sculpture — as well as a new series of pieces that speak of Strunk's ongoing struggle with bodily pain. The works are on display through Nov. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat., 909 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 727-898-6068, c-emersonfinearts.com.

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