Events in the Visual Arts Community • St Pete Catalyst


Based in Connecticut, Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA) is a national, nonprofit arts association dedicated to the elevation and promotion of art quilt, that is, designs sewn that work as visual art, not just the this ‘n’ that of grandma’s patchwork quilts (not that there’s anything wrong with that!)

In 30 years, SAQA has more than 4,000 artists, curators, collectors and art professionals around the world.

In St. Pete, Fla., CraftArt, 501 Central Ave., opens an exhibit of work from the Florida region of the organization. Beginning Saturday, The artist’s question… answered in fiber consists of 29 art quilts. Artists were challenged to ask a question or tackle a problem and then answer the question through the creation of an original work.

The artist’s question will be at the Florida CraftArt gallery until May 14, after which it will travel to five other locations in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana and Texas until summer 2023.

Florida CraftArt website.

Sarasota artist Peg Green said her quilt, Feeling Exuberant – Somersault, was created to express joy, fun, liveliness, lightness of being, exuberance. “It’s feelings in my heart that drive me and guide me,” she said.

paint in the park

The Museum of Fine Arts in Saint Petersburg is taking it outside on Saturday. paint in the park (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) is an event for kids and families, consisting of 10 art stations where kids can create “MFA Collection-inspired make-and-go masterpieces,” during a “passport” tour of the outer surroundings. The NOMAD (Neighborhood Oriented Mobile Art and Design) Art Bus will be there too, and it’s all free. Details here.

And more

It’s the last weekend for the charming Mize Gallery exhibition Community Garden: Stories of the Plots by Daniel Morgan. Website.

Venetian: An Exhibition of Renaissance Art takes place on Saturdays from 7-11 p.m. at Coastal Creative, a digital media studio at 2201 1st Avenue S. Promised is fire, stilt walkers and aerial acts, plus live performers, poetry and more. Details and tickets here.

Work by Daniel Morgan at Mize Gallery.

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