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Hammer: The art of baseball on display at TECO Public Art Gallery

Tribune correspondent
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If you are an art fan who also loves baseball, you shouldn’t miss the current exhibit at TECO Public Art Gallery. It’s called “Play Ball,” and it features 19 charcoal and graphite drawings of Major League Baseball players in action by local artist Martha Pearce.

All the drawings are part of Pearce’s Rays Baseball series. In most of her drawings, the face is not the distinguishing feature. It’s all about the movement and the stance.

This is the first solo show for the octogenarian artist, who displays an uncanny ability to capture the nuance of the play, whether it’s sliding into home plate, or jumping for joy after hitting a homer.

The public is invited to meet the artist and see her work at a free reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 12, at the TECO Public Art Gallery, 702 N. Franklin St. in downtown Tampa. The exhibit is up through April 30.

For information email Debra Radke at dradke1@tampabay.rr.com.

Young artists display talents The University of Tampa presents its Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition through April 25 at the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery. This is the public’s chance to see what the new batch of artists springing onto the scene has to offer in originality and talent.

Ann Larson, acting director of Leepa-Ratner Museum of Art, served as judge in determining which artists won cash awards.

The Scarfone/Hartley Gallery is in the R K Baily Art Studios, 310 North Boulevard on the University of Tampa Campus. Call (813) 253-6217 for hours and information.

‘Paths of Nature’ remains through April The exhibit “Paths of Nature” at Clayton Galleries in South Tampa will hold over until April 30.

“There has been a lot of positive response to this exhibition, so we decided to leave it up longer to give more people a chance to see it,” said gallery Director Mark Feingold.

Originally scheduled to end next week, the exhibit complements the spring season with scenes of warm Italian rooftops, red sunsets on blue water, and newly-leafed trees along a riverbed.

See it at Clayton Galleries, 4105 S. MacDill Ave. Call (813) 831-3753 for details.

Metal sculptures exhibit This is the last weekend to see “Off the Ground: Two Decades of Table Sculptures,” featuring clever configurations by resident metal sculptor Dominique Labauvie. The times to visit are 1 to 5 p.m. today and 2 o 5 p.m. Sunday. The place is Bleu Acier, a working studio and gallery space at 109 W Columbus Drive in Tampa Heights. Call the gallery at (813) 215-0622.


Correspondent Esther Hammer can be reached at ehammer@tampatrib.com

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