By KERRY KRISEMAN
Public Relations Manager
If you love to collect art that showcases famous folks, then don’t miss Creative Clay’s current exhibit, The Performing Arts. Viewers will see the likes of Michael Jackson, Freddy Mercury, Ethel Waters, Bruce Lee, Harry Styles, and Elvis Presley, to name a few. They’re immortalized on the walls of its Good Folk Gallery in the Grand Central District of St. Petersburg through June 30.
“This collection of work by Creative Clay artists is inspired by the performing arts, and includes new paintings, as well as some paintings exhibited in June 2022 at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater, the Fidelio St. Petersburg Opera exhibit of 2023, and The Performing Arts exhibit at Creative Clay’s April 21 Spring for the Arts fundraiser,” said Jody Bikoff, Director of Exhibitions.
“Our Member Artists were inspired to create paintings of performing artists – past, present, famous, and popular. Other Member Artists found inspiration in painting dancers, actors, musical instruments, and karaoke singers. Each painting reflects the unique style of the Creative Clay artist,” said Bikoff.
Supporting local artists by shopping in Creative Clay’s Good Folk Gallery is easy. There’s something for every budget, and shoppers have the benefit of knowing they’re supporting equality through art. Creative Clay’s Member Artists also earn 50% commission on all works sold.
In addition to paintings, shoppers can also find handmade jewelry, ceramic pots, bird houses, coffee mugs, T-shirts with Creative Clay’s tag line, “Equality Through Art,” and cards.
The St. Petersburg non-profit also sells art via its virtual gallery on its website. Shoppers can conveniently shop from the comfort of their laptop or mobile phone. View current art available and shop in Creative Clay’s Virtual Gallery at www.creativeclay.org.
Visit Creative Clay’s Good Folk Gallery Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and every 2nd Saturday, 5-9 p.m., during ArtWalk. See the St. Pete non-profit’s mission in action by meeting the artists, who love to talk with visitors about their art, and share inspiration behind a particular piece of art. The Performing Arts exhibit ends June 30.
For more information, visit www.creativeclay.org. Get social with Creative Clay, and follow on Facebook, Instagram @creativeclaystpete, Twitter @creativeclay, and on LinkedIn.