Historic Kenwood Exhibition of Works by Three Local Award-Winning Artists
Historic Kenwood, St. Petersburg, Oct. 21, 2022 — On Thursday, November 17, 2022, (6 pm – 9 pm) the Kenwood Gables Bed & Breakfast (2801 7th Avenue N, St. Petersburg, FL 33713) will present the opening celebration of a 3-month exhibition of works by Historic Kenwood artists Letisia Cruz, Michael Satino, and Luci Westphal.
All three artists received the prestigious 2022 Artist Grant from The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance (SPAA), which funded the three art projects featured at the inaugural Bohemian Night.
SPAA together with the City of St. Petersburg’s Office for Cultural Affairs provides support and incentives to St. Petersburg artists for projects that include public engagement of their work. This year, a record-breaking four of 19 grant recipients are members of the Artist Enclave of Historic Kenwood (AEHK). AEHK is an overlay district covering the Historic Kenwood neighborhood that provides opportunities for professional artists living in the neighborhood.
Letisia Cruz is a Cuban-American writer and artist. Her project titled Rituales: An Exploration of Faith in the Caribbean features 10 illustrations that explore the practice of rituals, ceremonies, and spiritual traditions of her native Cuba and the Caribbean, inherited through cultural mythology and spiritual beliefs, and draws inspiration from practices rooted in indigenous and Afro-Caribbean origins.
Michael Satino is known for his versatile and integrative style that employs striking visual elements throughout various disciplines. His project funded by the St. Pete Arts Alliance Grant is called Light Painting Photography – The Energy and Elegance of St. Pete.
Luci Westphal is a visual non-fiction storyteller and social artist focused on biophilic art to enhance people’s well-being by connecting with nature through art, especially in unexpected places. Her St. Pete Moving Stills use the medium of video in a photo display method to bring the outdoors inside.
Inspired by the Bohemian movement of the 19th century, Bohemian Night promises to be a splendid, art-filled evening at the sprawling 1929 Tudor Revival Kenwood Gables B&B. Located in Historic Kenwood, the boutique B&B is the perfect venue to showcase
the works of these three local artists. The setting features soaring ceilings, an original fireplace, and historic details throughout the estate.
Following the opening event on November 17, the artists’ works will remain on exhibit at the Kenwood Gables B&B through February 2023.
This inaugural Bohemian Night will launch The Kenwood Gables as a new arts venue with a quarterly social and cultural event co-hosted by the Historic Kenwood Artist Enclave. Each Bohemian Night will celebrate a new group exhibit by different Kenwood artists and bring together neighbors, artists, art collectors, international travelers, and connoisseurs. Specific dates and upcoming featured artist information for future exhibits is forthcoming.
The Kenwood Gables B&B
St. Pete Arts Alliance
Historic Kenwood Artist Enclave
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