Focus Friday! 12:00 pm
Feb 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Focus Friday! 12:00 p.m. Made in Florida Gallery at LRMA Included with admission Artwork: Mary Proctor, Amazing Grace, 2008, mixed media Docent Presenter: Barbara Schnipper For this enriching program, LRMA’s knowledgeable docents research a new or seldom-seen artwork from the museum’s permanent collection and then present their findings to the public on first Fridays from February through May and September through November. Each piece remains on view until the next is unveiled. This month, in recognition of African-American History Month, LRMA Docent Barbara Schnipper will present on the incredible mixed-media artwork of self-taught artist Mary Proctor. This program is supported in loving memory of Dr. Marcia Makris.
Serendipitous Saturday – Open Studio 1:00 pm
Serendipitous Saturday – Open Studio
Feb 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Serendipitous Saturday – Open Studio Fine Arts Studios and Museum $15: Adults $13: Seniors $5: Members, Children, Students, and Active-Duty Military All prices include Museum Admission Beginners and experienced artists alike are invited to participate in this casual “open studio” art program led by LRMA’s Education Assistant, Jade Belanger. Explore the museum’s exhibition Elemental: Fine Crafts from the Collection and then create a hands-on artwork based on one of the Earth’s elements such as clay. Participants should register at the Visitor Services Desk, or online before Thursday, February 1st, 2020.
Artist Talk with Hope Ginsburg 3:00 pm
Artist Talk with Hope Ginsburg
Feb 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Artist Talk with Hope Ginsburg FREE This presentation, organized by the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum (USF CAM) in association with their exhibition Sponge Exchange (January 13 – March 7), showcases artist and educator Hope Ginsburg and her focus on the sponge culture of Tarpon Springs, also known as “The Sponge Capital of the World.” Ginsburg’s work explores the local sponge industry, raises understanding about the health of marine life and its ties to the environment and the economy, and serves as a catalyst for future solutions. The presentation will be followed by Land Dive Team: Tarpon Springs, a related public performance event at the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks at 6pm. Presented in partnership with the University of South Florida’s Contemporary Art Museum (USF CAM). —– SPONGE EXCHANGE // JANUARY 17 – MARCH 7 // USFCAM Sponge Exchange expands artist Hope Ginsburg’s work with ecology and knowledge transfer in two new collaboratively-produced video and sculpture installations. Historic sponge diving and contemporary coral restoration inspire these explorations of climate crisis impact on coastal ecosystems. This exhibition is curated by Sarah Howard, and organized by USF Contemporary Art Museum. Sponge Exchange is supported by a National Endowment for the Arts Art Works grant and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Hope Ginsburg, Matt Flowers, Joshua Quarles, Video still from Swirling, 2019. Courtesy of the artist.
Leap Into Art at Leepa-Rattner! 3:30 pm
Leap Into Art at Leepa-Rattner!
Feb 26 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Leap into Art at Leepa-Rattner! 3:30 p.m. Challenge of Modern Art Gallery Included with admission (free for children) Great for ages 4-8, this program features books about art, read by Marisa Steuer, Head of Youth Services at Palm Harbor Library. Jade Belanger, LRMA’s Education Assistant, leads a related art activity. February’s theme is Art Makes Me Feel… and the books are The Noisy Paint Box by Barb Rosenstock, My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss, and My Heart is Like A Zoo by Michael Hall.