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St. Pete galleries celebrate SHINE

Bill DeYoung



Works by (from left) Stephanie Agudelo, Summer Elaine Hue and Shadow are part of the SHINE Year 7 art exhibit at Mize Gallery.

Artist Chad Mize and the SHINE Polaris Slingshot. Photo: SHINE.

Chad Mize is, among other things, a key member of the SHINE Mural Festival curation and planning committee. That’s his idiosyncratic graphic doodle work on the black Polaris Slingshot (three-wheeled vehicle) you see tooling around town for SHINE ’21, the 7th annual event, this week.

His Mize Gallery (689 Dr. Martin Luther King St. N.) celebrates the festival Friday, with the SHINE Year 7 art exhibit. Here are works by 77 artists, some of whom are busily painting en plain air for SHINE this week, plus some past SHINE artists (such as Mize himself), and others whose work is just cool.

Since Mize is a small space, Mize typically commissions small works for the walls, and this one’s no different: Each artist was given a 15-inch circular canvas on which to create.

The reception, 6-10 p.m. Friday, is an official, sanctioned SHINE Mural Festival event. The menu includes DJ RePETE providing the music, live T-shirt Printing by WOVE (featuring four limited edition designs), a Palehorse merch booth, Montana Can Sculptures by Noah Deledda, the SHINE 7 Lucid Vending Machine and select food and drink menu at Uptown Eats.

The Polaris Slingshot will be there, too. The exhibition runs through Nov. 7.


SHINE alums Aurailieus, iBOMS, Reid Jenkins, Melanie Posner, Lars Robinson and Mason Schwacke are among the artists who’ve graffiti-decorated model trains for another of SHINE’s closing events, at d-gallerie Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. (at 1234 Dr. Martin Luther King St. N., d-gallerie is just a few blocks north of Mize Gallery, so both Friday events are attend-able).            

There’s a SHINE-centric exhibit at the Morean Arts Center, too, featuring studio work by 11 of the 20 artists who are currently out there applying paint-to-walls: Aurailieus, Jenipher Chandley, Bakpak Durden, Reid Jenkins, Michael Fatutoa, Greg Mike, Miss Crit (Laura Spencer), Mwanel Pierre-Louis, Nicole Salgar, Ricky Watts and Jared Wright.

The SHINE exhibition, along with Reid Jenkins: Kinfolk, will be on view at the Morean through Oct. 27.

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