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Visual Arts

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Artists Unlimited, in the Channel District, 223 N. 12th St., Tampa (813-229-5958). Bernice Steinbaum presents an array of work from artists around the world, opening 6-9 p.m., Friday, June 15. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, as well as 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Plainsmen Gallery, 2450 Sunset Point Road., Suite A, Clearwater (727-726-5100). "A Summer Reprieve," a collection of bronzes by Frank Divita and scratchboards by wildlife artist Dennis Logsdon, shows June 14-July 3, alongside new wildlife lithographs. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Purple Moon, 833 Douglas Ave., Dunedin (727-738-1540). This bar and regular music venue plays host to the Feel Good Art Series, featuring local artists the third Sunday of every month from noon to dusk. The acrylic and mixed-media dreamscapes of artist Alexis St. John are the focus on June 17, with live acoustic music by Debbie Tucker. Admission is free. Call 727-738-1540.

Ongoing

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

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, handcarved furniture rounds out the collection. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and by appointment on Sunday.

Alive! Arts, 1525 Partridge Blvd., Crystal Springs (813-782-2196). Professional and beginning artists are welcome to pursue their talents in this relaxed, motivational and unique studio. Every Sunday from noon to 5 p.m., the studio provides brushes, paints and art boards for the artists, while a production company videotapes each week's activities and interviews the artists.

Ambiance Galleries, 1535 Ninth St. N., St. Petersburg (727-821-8331). The gallery features a group show 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), continues through July 21. The artist's fascination with comic books and animation comes through in this show of playful, organic and thought-provoking works. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Collection Privee of Old Hyde Park Village, 1627 Snow Circle W., Tampa (813-258-6199). The gallery is proud to announce the only North Florida showing of Frederick E. Hart's monumental work, "Daughters of Odessa." Appearing through June, Hart's sculpture (subtitled "Martyrs of Modernism") is ultimately a tribute to life. The allegorical work was created in remembrance of the victims of all acts of repression in the 20th century. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

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," continues through June 30. The gallery also features The Collection of Avenair, which includes glass beads and semiprecious stones embeaded in wearable art, along with a large collection of art glass perfume bottles and paperweights on a regular basis.

Decor Direct Gallery, 2542 17th St., Sarasota (941-365-5757). The gallery features hand-painted porcelain, decorative furniture, pottery and carvings, as well as a multimedia exhibit of paintings by Bobbie Benz, Caroline Harnish, Emily Mallot, Donna Marks and others. Sculpture by Leonard Cremer and photography by Isabel DeLuccia, Chris Marks and Adrienne Scott round out the collection. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin (727-298-3322). Mentor to Mentor: A Legacy in Watercolor, Mentor to Mentor II and Mary Lowe: Intimate Impressions each continue through June 29. These combined shows feature works by 20 watercolor artists, including Miles G. Batt, Rowena M. Smith, Juliane Ketcher, Marie Cummings, Edgar Whitney and Nita Engle. The Florida Experience: The Interactive Exhibition for Children and Adults continues through Sept. 14. Hours are 9 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.

Gallery Enormous, 540 Central Ave., St. Petersburg (727-551-9865). This new St. Pete gallery is located in the space previously occupied by Fusion Gallery. The first show, Enormous Talent: A Taste of Things to Come, features works by those artists that will be represented by the gallery throughout its first year. The debut show continues through July 13, and artists include Theo Wucik and Frank Strunk III. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and by appointment.

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