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531 Central Fine Arts, 531 Central Ave., St. Petersburg (727-822-2787). Beginning Saturday, June 9, the gallery showcases the oil paintings of Kay Sutherland, along with pieces by Jean Lou Carel, Catherine Maize, Jacques Ousson, Antuan Rodriguez and Dan Godzieba. Through July 11. Summer hours are noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Visit

Ambiance Galleries, 1535 Ninth St. N., St. Petersburg (727-821-8331). The gallery features a group show beginning with a reception from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 9, and continuing through June 30. Works on display include oil, water and mixed media by Lee Smith Albion, John Canning, Betsy Vincent, Chica Brunsvold and Joyce Lazzara. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Centre Gallery, in USF's Phyllis P. Marshall Center, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa (813-974-5464). The Potato Years, an exhibition of paintings by Bradikus (Brad Kokay), begins with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 7, and continues through July 21. The artist's fascination with comic books and animation come through in this show of playful, organic and thought-provoking works. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Crystal Mirage Gallery, at The Pier, 800 Second Ave. N.E., St. Petersburg (727-895-1166). Enchanting Glass, featuring "paperweights that have a story to tell," begins from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 9, in conjunction with the SPDAA Gallery Walk. The gallery also features The Collection of Avenair, which includes glass beads and semi-precious stones embedded in wearable art, along with a large collection of art glass perfume bottles and paperweights on a regular basis.

Gallery Enormous, 540 Central Ave., St. Petersburg (727-551-9865). Enormous Talent: A Taste of Things to Come, the inaugural show at this new St. Pete gallery, begins with a reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 9, and continues through July 13. Like the title says, this gallery's debut show features works by artists represented by the gallery throughout the coming year. A couple of the artists in question include Theo Wujcik and Frank Strunk III. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and by appointment.

St. Petersburg Downtown Art Association's Art Walk, taking place on the second Saturday of each month, runs from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 9, on Central Avenue, Beach Drive and a few downtown side streets. Nearly two dozen galleries expand their hours each month for strollers to check out their latest exhibits. The Arts Center, EastWest Gallery, Florida Craftsmen Gallery, Red Cloud Indian Arts, Studio Encanto and T.W. Curtis Studio and Gallery are among the participants. For a complete list of galleries, contact Shapiro Studio and Gallery at 727-894-2111.

Studio Encanto, 209 First St. N., St. Petersburg (727-821-2959). A two-man show featuring the works of Dragoslav Milic and Andrej Kroslak begins with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 9 (in conjunction with the St. Pete art walk), and continues through July 12. Milic's bold works range from florals to landscapes to portraits, while Kroslak shows off his "Lady Bug" floral series. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; noon to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Susan Benjamin Glass Etc., 247 Main St., Safety Harbor (727-725-1808). Nourot Glass Studio: Beauty, Excellence, Imagination in Glass begins Thursday, June 7, and continues through July 5. The studio, a partnership of Michael Nourot and Ann Corcoran, offers glass pieces handcrafted via ancient glassmaking traditions. The free-blown works capture the light and appear to shine from within. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Syd Entel Galleries, 247 Main St., Safety Harbor (727-725-1808). Cows in the City: Moo-velous, featuring the colorful and eclectic works of James Rizzi, begins Thursday, June 7, and continues through July 5. Inspired from his designs for the popular Zurich and Chicago "Cows on Parade" exhibits, Rizzi's current works are delightful and downright dazzling. The five, three-dimensional silkscreen prints at this show are just the thing to bring a smile to even the most curmudgeonly faces. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.


Adrian Howard Galleries, at the Suncoast Resort Hotel, 3000 34th St. S., St. Petersburg (727-865-6906). Just Around the Bend continues through July 1. A wide variety of media is showcased at this exhibition, including multicolored glass mobiles by Steven James, metal sculptures by Mark Perhot, water fountains by David McClure, ink and graphite drawings by Budapest-based artist Patu and acrylic on plastic canvas paintings by Cristobal Sanchez. 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.

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