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Shine On, St. Petersburg!

 

This year’s Shine Mural Festival in St. Petersburg, Florida was a pure delight for local artists and international alike.  Ok, I guess I’m speaking for myself when I say I was thrilled to be included in the Shine shenanigans.  My art was chosen to be a part of the electrical box wrap project–where art is wrapped around electrical boxes–transforming the drab into the fab!  (pics of that in the next post).

REVEAL: ST PETE STREETS

Then I was asked by, girl wonder, Diana Bryson to be a part of her panel discussion on the history of street art in our town–I said… of course!  It was nice to talk about the good ol’ days of the 600 block of Central avenue when rouge artists were making their way with DIY art galleries and the start of street art murals here.  I am happy to say that I was the first woman to do a street art piece and also one that pushed to bring art from the gallery  to the alley.  For those of you that don’t know–I had the eve-N-odd gallery in the historic Crislip arcade for three years.  Three glorious years and 30 art shows that went from one person shows to major group shows that included artists from all over the globe.  It felt great to relive some of those art memories in my head and share a few stories about my female peers on the block… who are all doing amazing things now… and then.  Shout out to:  Kathryn Cole, Saori Murphy, Liz of Dysfunctional Grace, Rebekah Lazaridis, Ungala, and the one and only Queen of Indie Flea: Rosey Williams.  That’s a whole lot of girl power on that list.  I’m proud that we all shared some rental history in the Crislip Arcade.  Those may be the fondest memories of my life… making and selling art… surrounded by really great business women–in the arts and otherwise.

SHINE: CLOSING ART EXHIBITION @ THE MOREAN ARTS CENTER

Six Kosharek Art pieces were included in the Shine Closing Exhibition at the Morean Arts Center.  (See photos above).  I was pleased and honored to be in a show with DAAS, BASK, Nomad Clan, and Belin… and the list goes on!  DAAS and BASK pictured below.

DAAS and BASK work!

“2018 SHINE St. Petersburg Mural Festival Finale Reception will be held Saturday, October 13 from 5-9pm at the Morean Arts Center, 719 Central Avenue.

Held in conjunction with the annual SHINE St. Petersburg Mural Festival, this exhibition features artists from this year’s festival as well as our local street artists and muralists. The exhibition will be open to the public October 8-27th.”

Many thanks for including my work in these events and shows! Shout out to curators: Diana Bryson and Amanda Cooper.

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