The Morean Arts Center opened the show “Kitchen Dreams”, featuring the humorous and dynamic works of glass artist Ricky Bernstein. The show was reviewed by Lennie Bennett of the St. Petersburg Times, who called Ricky’s works :”utterly beguiling slices of life, resonating with the minutaie that accumulates as our personal stories.”
Ricky will be coming back to St Petersburg at the end of August, and a gallery talk at the MFA, where a piece of his is shown in the Museum’s permanent collection, is being scheduled.
An adjacent show at the Morean, “Women’s Work”, opened with works by the painter Amy Hill and mixed media artist Candice Smith Corby. Highlighting the show were four engraved glass sculptures by Seattle glass artist Lisabeth Sterling.
Among many attending the opening Friday evening was renowned Florida glass artist Duncan McClellan, who also opened his new studio/showcase to friends and admirers on Sunday.
The large compound, built on the existing template of an old tomato processing plant, now houses a state of the art hot shop, beautiful display areas for Duncan’s work, and is surrounded by plantings of fruit trees and raised beds.