Until July 27
floats of hope Gulfport artist Dianna Marlene presents a combination of paintings, photography and poetry for her latest show, Reborn from the ashes. Marlene will exhibit a large collection of personal artwork that she hopes will spark hope amid the ongoing Ukrainian/Russian war and COVID-19 concerns. In addition to Marlene’s collection, see works by Cheri LaBell, Mary Ann Clynick, Ann Shuri and a handful of other local artists. Marlene’s husband and Gulfport’s first Poet Laureate, Peter Hargitai, wrote a poem that is associated with visual art; it too will be exhibited, along with the rest of the exhibition. “I hope people find the beauty in the little things,” says Marlene. Catherine A. Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave., S, Gulfport. Until July 27: Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday: 8am-4pm mygulfport.us
friday july 8
So you had a rainy day art exhibition just in time for the rainy season. “Rain and Thunder” features works by Gail Hoffman, Lalo, John Hutcherson and many more. Come to opening night for a drizzle of conversation with the artists. Bonus points for gallerist Chad Mize if it really rains. MIZE Gallery, 689 Dr. MLK Jr St. N., Saint PETERSBOURG. 6-9pm 727-251-8529
Music Alert Looking for live music? CROOKED & WIDE plays Gulfport American Legion Post 125 this Friday night. Come out for some acoustics with a kick, dance, and drinks. Gulfport American Legion Post 125, 6440 5th Ave S., Gulfport. 6:30-9:30 p.m.centennial.legion.org/florida/post125
Saturday July 9
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