Do This: Four must-see art shows this weekend

Posted by Julie Garisto on Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 2:54 PM

STEVE-OH: Michelle Sawyer's "The Jerk."
  • STEVE-OH: Michelle Sawyer's "The Jerk."

We couldn't pick just one. Diverse, culturally in touch galleries in Tampa and St. Pete offer us a fascinating triptych of art show pit-stops on Saturday night.

Bluelucy goes cinematic on us for its next pop-contemporary art show, saluting the upcoming Sunscreen Film Festival, which has events throughout the year and presents its main event May 1-4 in St. Petersburg. 100 Artists X 100 Films, curated by Chad Mize, gives us a solid Benjamin of local artists and works, each working on the same size canvas (16-by-16-inch wood panel), and chosen from a list of more than 350 films (1920-2013) provided by Sunscreen and BlueLucy. Artists include Adam Graham, Brandon Bailey, Coralette Damme and 96 others. The show opens with a reception 7-11 p.m. on April 19 and remains on display through May 12. 653 Central Ave., St Petersburg,

Angus Shafer's "Stay Positive" can be seen at Workspace's next opening this Saturday evening.
  • Angus Shafer's "Stay Positive" can be seen at Workspace's next opening this Saturday evening.
Pop into Tempus Projects for In the Form of a Painting, an exhibition that challenges the notion of the medium. An opening reception will be held Sat., April 19, at 7-10 p.m., and the exhibition will run through May 17. While you're there, see new works by resident collective QUAID, too. Tempus Projects is at 4636 N. Florida Ave., Tampa. 813-340-9056.

At Workspace, local artist Angus Shafer will presents Slow Your Roll, his first solo exhibition featuring works inspired by his own inner dialogue and anxieties of everyday life. Shafer, a graphic designer by trade, uses several different techniques to create art by hand that could easily made on a computer. An opening event will take place at the gallery April 19, from 6 to 10 p.m.; on display through May 3. Workspace is at 4501 N. Florida Ave, Tampa. 813-453-0492. (Text contributed by Courtney Combs.)

Robert Frost said that nothing gold can stay, but memories of a unique experience can last a good while. This couldn't be truer for Eva Avenue, winner of an Awesome St. Pete Grant. She's presenting The Gold Room at downtown St. Pete's Oleson Gallery, one of a series of room installations, plus an art party and photo-op all wrapped up into one cultural experience-as-artwork. The interactive piece reflects our social media-conscious world and idealization of settings. So, visitors are encouraged to bring a camera, phone or other picture-taking device to create memories and an atmosphere of shiny allure. Sat., April 19, 7 p.m.The Oleson Gallery, 685 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.

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