Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair

Art Monday, November 12

Like thousands of others disenfranchised youths seeking free love and other forms of fun, Don Aters migrated to San Francisco's famed Haight Asbury district in the mid-1960s. He befriended members of bands like the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and Big Brother and the Holding Company. And rather than just attend their shows, Aters snapped pictures of the musicians playing at iconic venues, among them, the legendary Fillmore West. Aters also used his lens to chronicle the barefoot and long-haired scene that took place at the city's Golden Gate Park during that highly romanticized era. Dubbed Where Have All the Flowers Gone, Davidson Fine Art's new exhibit makes its Florida debut with pics by Aters that span four decades of rock. Images of Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Moby Grape, Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead as well as several others are on display. On display through Dec. 31, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., Davidson Fine Art, 725 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, free admission.

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