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'Surreal Surprise' at Creative Clay


Jody Bikoff, Director of Exhibitions

Creative Clay, Inc.


Surreal Surprise, holiday shopping, and author event on tap for December ArtWalk


     ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – December’s ArtWalk is only the second time since March 2020 that Creative Clay has hosted an in-person ArtWalk, but it promises to be an evening of surreal, Salvador Dali-inspired art, holiday shopping, and an author book signing.

     Creative Clay’s newest exhibit, Surreal Surprise, opened Nov. 12 and features surrealistic, and Salvador Dalí -inspired artwork by the Member Artists and Transition Student Artists of Creative Clay. Coinciding with the exhibit, The Dalí Museum created greeting cards featuring our artists’ original surreal artwork, available for sale at the Museum Store. The original artwork appearing on the greeting cards are included in our exhibit.

     This partnership with The Dali Museum also allows Creative Clay to work with another local arts organization and to celebrate the art of Salvador Dali.

     “Partnering with The Dali Museum, and working with Dianne Birmingham, Sales and Merchandise Director, was a great pleasure, resulting in beautiful quality notecards now displayed and for sale in the Museum Store at The Dali,” said Jody Bikoff, Creative Clay Director of Exhibitions.

     This exhibit may be viewed in person at Creative Clay Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and in Creative Clay’s virtual gallery, which includes the artwork of many of Creative Clay’s member artists. All artwork in this exhibit, as well as in Creative Clay’s virtual gallery is for sale. Artists receive 50% commission on all works sold.

     Also at the Dec. 10 ArtWalk is an author event featuring Lenora Mitchell, mother of Creative Clay Member Artist, Marquise R. Lenora recently published her second book, Women of Wisdom, which shares stories of impactful women who've made an impression and positively affected their communities. She will be signing and selling copies of her book from 5 to 9 p.m.

     Lenora is a steady supporter of Creative Clay. She and her family regularly attend Creative Clay events, and she has accompanied the contingent of Creative Clay artists and staff that travels to Tallahassee each spring for Disability Awareness Day at the Capitol.

About Creative Clay

      Creative Clay offers multi-disciplinary arts programs that provide
opportunities for people with disabilities through the arts:
     Community Arts Program – Serving adults, Monday through Friday;
     Transition – Serving 18–22-year-old Pinellas County School students
Monday through Friday throughout the school year;
     Artlink – Offering apprenticeship opportunities for artists 18+ to partner
with local professional artists and businesses;
     Creative Care – expressive arts workshops for people with obstacles to
arts access, including but not limited to, people living in shelters and/or
assisted living facilities;
     Open Studio – Scholarship program for independent artists.    

     Learn more about Creative Clay, its vision of equality through art, and its programs at Like Creative Clay on Facebook, follow on Instagram @creativeclaystpete; follow on Twitter @creativeclay and on LinkedIn.


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