The List

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Visual Arts

531 Central Fine Arts, 531 Central Ave., St. Petersburg (727-822-2787). Landscapes of the Mind is a special retrospective exhibition honoring the work of deceased St. Petersburg native Richard Protovin. The show features Protovin's oil paintings and watercolors, and a video display featuring several of his animated films. The show runs through Dec. 5. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Visit www.531central.com.

Adrian Howard Galleries, at the Suncoast Resort Hotel, 3000 34th St. S., St. Petersburg (727-865-6906). The Heart and Art of America is a group exhibition featuring works by Ron Jacobson, Thomas Bouchelle, Michael Chestnut and Ron Reams. The exhibit runs through Nov. 30. 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.

Ambiance Galleries, 1535 Ninth St. N., St. Petersburg (727-821-8331). Resurrection, a diverse show of artworks by Jack Barrett, continues through Dec. 1. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Artists Unlimited, in the Channel District, 223 N. 12th St., Tampa (813-229-5958). Life in Stone features more than two dozen hand-carved sculptures by artists from Zimbabwe, Africa. The exhibit runs through Jan. 30. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Arts Center, 719 Central Ave., St. Pete (727-822-7872). Three shows open The Arts Center's holiday season: Celebrations, the Center's annual holiday show; Full Circle, a solo exhibit of new collages by Josette Urso; and Dangerous Curves, sculptural works by Paul Larned. The holiday show offers works that make great gifts, including photographs by Ric David and limited edition hand-printed holiday cards. Urso's new works are circular collages made of cut, patterned and textured paper. Larned's hot-sculpted glass works incorporate wood and metal, and capture a primal look and brittle beauty. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Catherine Hickman Theatre Gallery, 5501 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport (727-384-9064). Surveying the Landscape is an exhibit of works by five contemporary landscape artists: Nan Griffin, Keith Stillwagon, Hugo S. Porcaro, Nancy Gable and Billy Zepp. The exhibit runs through Nov. 30. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Centre Gallery, in USF's Phyllis P. Marshall Center, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa (813-974-5464). Breeder's Playground, an installation by Michelle Rehrig, runs through Nov. 30. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Clayton Galleries, 4105 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa (813-831-3753). Robin Cody: Recent Work is just that, an exhibit of new paintings by the Sarasota artist. Cody, who received an MFA in painting from Queens College in New York, is currently an instructor at the Ringling School of Art and Design. The exhibit runs through Nov. 24. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce, 1130 Cleveland St., Clearwater. An exhibit of works by five members of The Exhibiting Society of Artists is on display through Dec. 27. The artists are Gloria Agnese, Mary Silvia, Nicholas Soldo, Sheri Salin and Kyu Yamamoto. The exhibit is open during business hours. Call 727-768-0744.

Davidson Fine Art, 725 Central Ave., St. Petersburg (727-827-1888). The Beat Generation, an exhibit of collectibles and works by notable beat writers, includes original art, manuscripts, letters and books by Kerouac, Burroughs, Ginsberg, Corso, Ferlinghetti, Baraka, Creely, Rivers and Bukowski. The show's producer and collection owner, Dr. William Plumley, has published broadly in newspapers and literary journals himself (most recently The Chicago Review) and has edited five anthologies of folklore, poetry and fiction. The show runs through Jan. 10. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin (727-298-3322). Wheels: Artists and Automobiles is an exhibit that examines the American obsession with wheels, and addresses the artistry, mystique and cultural impact of the automobile. The exhibit runs through March 3. 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.

E. Walter Galleries, 449 Central Ave. Suite 100, St. Petersburg (727-898-7500). A two-person exhibit by Shawn Arnow and Milt Rochman runs through Dec. 8. Arnow, who's new to the area, has sold her Picasso-like paintings and drawings independently for the past 10 years. Rochman's work has been seen throughout the area over the past 10 years and was recently the subject of articles in several national magazines, including ArtTrends and Art Business News. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.