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LEFT: from deTerritories: Artwork by Adam Graham, opening at Studio 620 for May ArtWalk tonight.
Sat May 11, 5-9 pm in the City's five art districts

May ArtWalk Highlights

St. Pete's Second Saturday ArtWalk takes place tonight,
Sat May 11 from 5-9 pm in the City's Five Art Districts.

By Frances Brennan

St Pete studios and galleries stay open late on the Second Saturday of every month for ArtWalk, thanks to the St. Pete Arts Alliance, which coordinates the event in cooperation with the City's five art districts. The night includes 20 trolley stops, 40 studios and galleries and more than 200 artists! Many artists host opening receptions for new exhibitions that night or plan something special for the occassion, and many offer live music.

Most St. Pete galleries and studios keep regular Monday through Friday, daytime hours, or only open to the public by appointment, so ArtWalk is a chance for St. Pete Residents and Visitors to tour a large selection of the City's art establishments at a convenient time and a leisurely pace on a Saturday evening from 5 to 9 pm. The theme for May is Art! The Perfect Gift for Mother's Day!

Glass artists Jeremiah Jacobs and Tim Soluna unveil the work they created during their residency at Duncan McClellan Glass for May Art Walk with the opening of their new exhibition, Dichotomies at 5 pm at Duncan McClellan Glass, 2342 Emerson Ave S., St. Petersburg 33712. The evening will include a brief artist's talk from both sculptors, a glassblowing demo and live jazz by the Henry Ashwood Jazz Project. The event is free and open to the public. Dichotomies will be on display through June 2019.

The Morean Center celebrates the opening of Fresh Squeezed 3 during May ArtWalk at 719 Central Ave., St. Pete 33701. The third edition of the Morean's annual emerging artist show features new work by seven Florida artists: J. Leigh Garcia (Pensacola), Tenee Hart (Tallahassee), Anh Pham (Jacksonville), Lance Rothstein (Clearwater), Erica Sobrach (Orlando), Chad Steve (Tequesta) and Alexa Velez (Jacksonville). The artists will be present for the reception. Fresh Squeezed will be on display through June 28.

Studio 620, 620 1st Ave S, St. Pete 33701 hosts the opening of its new exhibition, de Territories: Artwork by Adam Graham for ArtWalk this month. The work explores the evolution and devolution of territories of the body, language and ideology, with a focus on the human form, exploring the way that bodies gather and separate into new types of territory, and the way that these changes are signified by language.

Florida Craft Art, 501 Central Ave, St. Petersburg 33701 is featuring its Annual Members Show for May ArtWalk. The juried exhibition of original artwork showcases the best work by Florida Craft Art members and includes ceramics, jewelry, decorative home items, paintings, sculpture and more. The show, which opened April 26, holds its closing reception and People's Choice Award announcement on Saturday, June 1, from 4 to 5:30 pm. There is never an admission fee at Florida Craft Art.

It's impossible to visit every St. Pete studio or gallery in one night, but many exhibits opened at Second Saturday, including those in this article, continue through the month. PLUS, the party isn't over at 9! Many local clubs and venues host live music continuing through the evening, and Second Saturday is always the occassion for some special shows! See our home page and our live music and entertainment section, St. Pete Live for details.

Fresh Squeezed 3, The Morean Center's annual emerging artist show, opens during May ArtWalk.
ABOVE: Rotating Reticello Orb by Tim Soluna.
BELOW: Artists Jeremiah Jacobs (L) and Tim Soluna with work from Dichotomies, their new exhibition opening tonight at Duncan McClellan Glass for May ArtWalk.