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Fresh Squeezed in the Tampa Bay Times

In St. Petersburg, a focus on Florida artists

The Morean Arts Center presents “Fresh Squeezed 5″ and “Juicy.”

By Maggie Duffy

ST. PETERSBURG — Exhibitions featuring Florida artists are heating up this summer in Tampa Bay, and showing just how much creativity and talent our state boasts.

“Fresh Squeezed 5″ at the Morean Arts Center is one such show. The annual exhibition was originally conceived five years ago to showcase emerging Florida artists. Because five years is a milestone, there is also a companion exhibition happening now, “Juicy: Fresh Work by the Artists of Fresh Squeezed 1 thru 4.”

From more than 100 applicants, curator of exhibitions Amanda Cooper and a selection panel chose five emerging artists. To qualify, artists must never have had a solo exhibition in Florida.

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