HCC-Ybor Gallery, in the Performing Arts Building, Palm Avenue at 15th Street, Ybor City (813-253-7674). HCC's campus gallery season begins with Words-Stories-Images, an exhibition of visual poems, photo collages and altered atlases by Fort Lauderdale artist Mimi Shapiro. The exhibit opens Monday, Aug. 20, and runs through Oct.1. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Purple Moon, 833 Douglas Ave., Dunedin (727-738-1540). This bar and music venue plays host to the Feel Good Art Series, featuring local artists showing off their talent on the third Sunday of every month, from noon to 8 p.m. J. Warlyn Douglas exhibits her watercolor, pastel and mixed-media works on Sunday, Aug. 18. Douglas has attended Northwestern University and won a scholarship to the Chicago Institute of Art. Admission is free. Call 727-738-1540.
531 Central Fine Arts, 531 Central Ave., St. Petersburg (727-822-2787). To celebrate the close of summer, 531 is highlighting the work of Vincent Magni, offering his popular sculptures and provocative oil paintings at reduced prices. Also featured is a selection of Barbini glass and works from the gallery's company of fine artists. The exhibit runs through Sept. 5. Summer hours are noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Visit www.531central.com.
Adrian Howard Galleries, at the Suncoast Resort Hotel, 3000 34th St. S., St. Petersburg (727-865-6906). As Seen Through an August Moon is an exhibit of a variety of media by artists Andreij Kroslak, Michael Harris, Packard de la Vega, Steven James, Alexander DeLorka, Mark Bebermeyer, Vesna Anderson and Robin Gary Wood. The exhibit runs through Aug. 26. Hours are 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday; 1 p.m. to midnight Friday; and 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday.
African Art Gallery, 1711 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa (813-737-5312). This gallery features the finest in hand-carved African art, as well as other collectibles imported from West Africa. Paintings by Hargraves Nutkwana and Cecile Boswell Brown are also on display, along with the Benya Collection of never to be found again ancient artifacts from different African tribes. The West African Fofole Collection of modern, hand-carved furniture rounds out the collection. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and by appointment on Sunday.
Arts Center, 719 Central Ave., St. Pete (727-822-7872). Uncharted Water, a collection of 36 paintings selected by Juror Edward Minchin of the American Watercolor Society, focuses on diverse uses of water media. H2O, the Arts Center's annual members show, is the work of more than 200 member-artists who were challenged to create artworks that include water as an image, medium or subject. Both exhibits are on display through Aug. 24. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, through Saturday.
Baisden Gallery, 442 Grand Central Ave., Suite 100, Tampa (813-250-1511). Presently on display is an exhibit of glass works by Lucio Bubacco, Dale Chihuly, Louis Sclafani, Richard Royal and Janusz Pozniak. The exhibit also includes paintings by Ron Pieniak, among others, and photography by Matt Larson. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and by appointment.
Clayton Galleries, 4105 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa (813-831-3753). Hot Summer Show III features 19 gallery artists in the last of three rotating group shows. The exhibit continues through Sept. 8. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Creative Clay Cultural Arts Center, 176 Fifth Ave., Safety Harbor (727-723-8638). Independence, Freedom and Justice For All, an exhibit of freedom-themed art, continues through Aug. 17. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment.
Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin (727-298-3322). Bear's Paw features quilts with strong design, color and innovation while paying homage to the traditional craftsmanship of quiltmaking. Star Search: 2001 Challenge of the Quilter's Crossing features works by 25 members of the Quilter's Crossing utilizing the Star block assigned to them. And the Quilts of Mildred Dort showcases the creations of this highly respected artist, demonstrating her versatile designs. The three exhibits continue through Aug. 26. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Visit the center at www.DFAC.org.
Florida Craftsmen Gallery, 501 Central Ave., downtown St. Pete (727-821-7391). Clay Rocks surveys new works by some of Florida's best ceramic artists. The exhibit features work by several local artists, as well, and continues through Aug. 24. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Galerie du Soleil, formerly the Thomas Kinkade Spring Gate Galleries, 727 S. Dakota Ave., Tampa (813-249-5880). This gallery in the heart of Hyde Park not only continues to carry the beautiful works of Kinkade, but also stunning pieces by impressionists Leonard Wren, Royo and Stephen Shortridge, realist Chao Young, serigraphs, giclees and oils by Don Hatfield and actress Jane Seymour, and more.