Ann-Marie Manker, Hummingbirds. myspace.com/cheddarbunny
On Friday, art presents the first in a series of exhibitions from contemporary art galleries around the country where the Tampa collective’s work will be shown later this year. Fever Fakers, featuring five artists from Young Blood Gallery in Atlanta, is particularly notable for its fine examples of figurative drawing and painting: from Steven Alexander Dixey’s chilling acrylic interpretations of classical and biblical imagery (e.g., Cain at the moment of his sentencing, guiltily clutching a handgun), rendered in a style that’s half graphic novel and half medieval altarpiece, to Ann-Marie Manker’s delicate drawings that follow a female figure through a fantasyland populated by curiously affectionate animals. If this show doesn’t raise the temperature of Tampa’s visual art scene by a few degrees, what will? (from CLTampa.com)
7-10 p.m. – Opening reception for Fever Fakers, featuring art by Steven Dixey, Ann-Marie Manker, Samuel Parker, Joe Tsambiras and Cristina Vidal of Young Blood Gallery (Atlanta) at art.
7-10 p.m. – Opening reception for Roger Chamieh, featuring work by the Tampa-based sculptor, at three04 (adjacent to art).
10 a.m.-5 p.m. – 10th Annual Wildlife & Western Visions Art Show at Raymond James Financial, St. Petersburg. For more information contact The Plainsmen Gallery 1-888-779-2240 or go to wildlifeartshow.com.
12-2 p.m. – Folk Art Sale featuring works by Crossgirl (Kristin Collier Bennett), Mike Malone, Rodney Hardee, Tony Garan, John Belzer, Mary Jo Snell and Missionary Mary L. Proctor, at the Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland.
4-8:30 p.m. – Japanese Culture and Lantern Festival, featuring Yoko Nogami’s “Clouds” installation, Station Square Park, 612 Cleveland St., downtown Clearwater.
5-9 p.m. – Platform.5 Youth & Art featuring art, music, fashion, short films and performance by Polk county students.
11 a.m.-4 p.m. – 10th Annual Wildlife & Western Visions Art Show at Raymond James Financial, St. Petersburg. For more information contact The Plainsmen Gallery 1-888-779-2240 or go to wildlifeartshow.com.
3 p.m. – Gallery talk by Dr. Jennifer Hardin, curator, New Additions: Recent Acquisitions of Modern and Contemporary Prints, at the Museum of Fine Arts.