St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church Art Exhibit
“ICONS in Transformation”
St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, located on Snell Isle, is hosting an internationally acclaimed modern art traveling exhibition of works of Russian-Swedish abstract expressionist Ludmila Pawlowska.
The “Icons in Transformation” exhibit features paintings created by Pawlowska over a decade. She began creating the “icons” after the sudden death of her mother. She found comfort recalling the icons she had seen in Russia monasteries and used her artwork to work through her grief.
The exhibit has toured museums, cathedrals and galleries in Europe and throughout the US. It will be on display at St. Thomas’ through February 9, 2020. Suggested donation: $10 person; free to children and students. For more information: Call: 727-896-9641; or visit their website at https://www.stthomasstpete.org
Development Happenings Downtown
Downtown St. Pete is teeming with new restaurants, galleries, apartment complexes and condo towers. So much so that it is often hard to keep track of all of them. Here’s a glimpse of just a few.
EDGE Animal Hospital: Coming soon to 913 1st Avenue N. The remodeled, renovated building will be transformed into a state of the art veterinary clinic with five exam rooms and space for surgery, radiology and dentistry. Opening date – Second quarter of 2020.
Bodega: Is moving to 1180 Central Avenue, just 65 feet away from their current location. The expanded space will allow for a larger kitchen and indoor seating for customers. Timetable – Bodega owners hope to open in their new space in May 2020.
Tombolo Books: Is a 1,500 sq. ft. independent book store at 2153 1st Avenue S (directly next to Black Crow Coffee and Squeeze Juice Works) in the Grand Central District. The store will carry 6,000 to 7,000 books at a time, focusing on independent publishers popular bestsellers and much more. Open to the public beginning Saturday, December 14th from 10am-7 pm!
Estelia’s picks on upcoming events……
Holiday Movies in the Park – Saturday, 12.21 from 7pm to 9pm at Vinoy Park. Free.
First Night St. Pete – Tuesday, 12.31 from 4pm to Midnight. Downtown St. Pete. Cost: $Adults $12; Kids $5. (www.firstnightstpete.com)
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