SPC Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition
October 7 – December 30, 2018 • NORTH AND SOUTH GALLERIES
LRMA showcases new work by St. Petersburg College visual arts full-time and adjunct faculty members, who, in addition to serving as educators, are practicing artists. This biennial exhibition offers an array of different styles, media, and two and three-dimensional work that showcases the breadth and expertise of SPC's art faculty.
Marjorie Greene Graff: 21 Years in Printmaking
October 7 – December 30, 2018 • CENTER GALLERY
SPC Visual Arts faculty member, Marjorie Greene Graff, reflects on her tenure as a professor of art and printmaker. A selection of Graff's colorful relief block prints shows the scope of work done throughout her twenty-one-year career. Focusing on ambiguous landscapes, Graff filters her experiences and travels through a personal lens and reveals the essence of a place through her prints. Also included in the exhibition are sketchbooks, printmaking tools, and print proofs and plates showing the artist's process in reduction wood block printing.
Weird Science: Technology an Art
October 7, 2018 – January 27, 2019 • WORKS ON PAPER GALLERY
Weird Science explores the interplay between science, technology and art, and consists of images produced during the course of scientific and creative inquiry. The exhibition features photography produced by x-ray and other alternative processes.
Rattner and Surrealism
July 1, 2018 – July 7, 2019 • RATTNER GALLERY
Rattner's experimentation with the Surrealist movement while in Paris in the 1920s and 1930s led to lifelong friendships with fellow artists and writers. Rattner and Surrealism showcases the artist's evolving style and influences while immersed in the Surealist movement, and highlights works by fellow artists Marc Chagall, Joan Miró, and others.
Made in Florida: The Art of Giving
August 12, 2018 – August 9, 2020 • MADE IN FLORIDA GALLERY
Many museums have been established and defined by the donation of a substantial collection. As part of its mission, the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art focuses on collecting and preserving contemporary Florida artists. Cultivating donations of art that complement a core collection provides a deeper understanding and well-rounded perspective. This enables the museum to remain relevant and to grow.
Elemental: Fine Crafts from the Collection
October 8, 2017 – September 15, 2019 • FINE CRAFT GALLERY
A new installation of sculptural works from the permanent collection based on the classical elements of the ancient Chinese tradition: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. These elements were used for describing interactions and relationships between phenomena. The interrelationship of these classical elements is explored through contemporary fine craft mediums including jewelry, decorative arts, sculpture, ceramics, textiles and paper. An amalgam of ancient raw materials and modern ingenuity, artists stretch the boundaries of earth’s elements in metal, wood, clay, stone, glass, and other natural media.
On view indefinitely • RATTNER/LEEPA/GENTLE GALLERIES
Permanent collection of works by Abraham Rattner, Esther Gentle and Allen Leepa. These galleries chronicle a family of artists and their responses to the cultural and political events of the 20th century.