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Bob Lawson exhibition at Woodfield Fine Art

ST. PETERSBURG – The art of Bob Lawson will be featured in an exhibition during the Second Saturday Art Walk, scheduled for Saturday, August 13, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Woodfield Fine Art Gallery, 2323 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. is scheduled.

Lawson has been performing as a mentalist for more than 30 years with his award-winning show Mind Games. He previously worked as a consultant on the TV show The Mentalist.

During the pandemic, Lawson had time to turn to another pursuit: painting. Lawson returned to the easel and created a new group of paintings that are on display at the Woodfield Fine Art Gallery. Attendees visiting the gallery during the Second Saturday Art Walk will have the opportunity to view Lawson’s work and meet the artist.

Visit www.woodfieldfineart.com for more information.

Studio presents Fairy Here, Fairy Hair

ST. PETERSBURG – Fairy Here, Fairy Hair, a pop-up show with accompanying events, is taking place during the Second Saturday Art Walk scheduled for Saturday, August 13, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the B. Stark Art Studio at ArtLofts takes place. 10 Fifth St. N., second floor of Florida CraftArt.

Studio owner Brandy Stark will host Nataly India as part of the event. India has been practicing the art of fairy hair tying throughout the Tampa Bay area for more than three years. She will be offering one free glitter streak per person during the Fairy Here, Fairy Hair event from 6pm to 8pm. India will also be available in the studio twice a month on Sundays. The sparkling threads are available in 12 different colors to complement your personal style. Fairy Hair is tied into artistically selected strands of your own hair.

To learn more about India, visit www.FairyHairByNatalyIndia.com.

In conjunction with this, Stark is creating a new range of fairy sculptures that fit the theme of Fairy Here, Fairy Hair. The sculptures are unique and inexpensive.

ArtLofts Gallery hosts an art exhibition and artist performances for encaustic art, an ancient art technique that combines wax with images.

Studio 1212 presents “Favorite Quotes”

DUNEDIN – The 2022-23 art exhibition season will kick off with ‘Favorite Quotes’, with an opening reception scheduled for Sunday 14 August from 1pm to 4pm at the Studio 1212 Art Gallery, 234 Monroe St., Dunedin .

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet local award-winning artists and see their creative interpretations of their favorite quotes at the reception. There will be live music and light refreshments.

The exhibition lasts until September 25th. The gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. To view and shop more artwork, visit the gallery’s online store at studio1212.org.

SAGES present ‘Phoney Baloney’

Senior Actors Guild & Education Services – better known as SAGES – will present its play “Phoney Baloney” at various locations in the Tampa Bay area in August.

SAGES presents free live theater productions performed by a cast of talented senior actors. Phoney Baloney is packed with truth and humor. A group of older adults are being targeted by phone scammers as “easy prey”. You need to find out quickly and stay up to date.

Participants will be educated, empowered and entertained through this 60-minute piece. Each presentation is followed by a 30-minute Q&A with law enforcement, giving attendees the low-down on what the low-lifes have been up to in their neighborhood lately.

There are no costs for entry. Phoney Baloney’s live matinee performances begin at 2:00 p.m. Doors open at 1pm

Below is a list of upcoming performances:

• Saturday, August 6 at Higgins Hall, 5225 N. Himes Ave., Tampa.

• Saturday, August 13 at the Murray Theater in Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater.

• Sunday, August 21, at the Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo.

Seating is limited, reservations are recommended. Visit www.sagestheater.org/events for details or call SAGES at 727-536-7076.

Deb Carson pinpoints upcoming writer events

Local author Deb Carson will present her multimedia program, The FloShow, based on her book, Becoming Flo, at two locations in Pinellas County this fall.

The events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited. No RSVP is required. The program will be followed by a book sale and book signing. Books are $30.

The first event will be Tuesday, September 13 at 8 p.m. at Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg. This event is hosted by Wordier Than Thou.

The second event will be Thursday, October 27 at 1 p.m. at the Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. S., Gulfport, held. This event is presented by the Friends of the Gulfport Library.

Carson presents her multimedia talk, The FloShow, based on her book, Becoming Flo. The book is the inspirational story of her uncle Abraham Isadore Meyrowitz, born to an Orthodox Jewish family of Eastern European immigrants in Baltimore. A shy, artistic, confused child, Abraham became Albert White when he ran away from home at 16 to flee his abusive homophobic father, joined a traveling circus and overcame anti-Semitism and violence to become one of Ringling’s most popular and famous clowns.

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