The September 2019 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS!

The September 2019 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS!

In this issue…

Get some vital hurricane planning information; hear from the Long Term Planning Committee; meet SCC Librarian Joanne Gilray, and find out what’s available at our community library; ‘get off the couch’ and have fun with the bicycle club; get the latest on proposed changes to Hillsborough County solid waste disposal; discover something new and amazing at the Dali Museum; meet some vital behind-the-scenes Emergency Squad volunteers; check out the winners of the summer photo club contest; meet an incredibly creative painter; get to know SCC’s new veterinarian; travel to a galaxy far, far away just down the interstate in Orlando; and meet some neighbors with a Family Connection to SCC.

Then be sure to…

Check out the SCC Bulletin, Kings Point, Community News, Dance, Military News, Faith & Service, Arts, Sports, Travel, and South County Events sections to help you plan your month. And travel with your friends and neighbors who took The News around the world.

Read the September 2019 Issue of The News

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Magritte & Dali

Magritte & Dali

Magritte & Dali

By Kai Rambow

 

Two of the best known surrealist painters, side by side. Magritte and Dali, knew each other, shared ideas with each other, and painted with similar themes.

This thought-provoking exhibit is worth seeing – and experiencing (more on this in a bit).  The key, as always, is to get an audio guide.  It’s included with your admission and enables you to know what you’re looking at, and what to examine more closely.  This is particularly important since Dali painted many double images.

Dali paintings, part of the collection but not regularly displayed, are part of this exhibit.  Most of the Magritte paintings are on loan from Belgium.  At the end are two interactive displays.

In the Cloud Room, you’ll be surrounded by moving clouds all around you. It is a semi-surreal experience. Right after is an interactive surrealist art experience. A camera captures your image and then projects you into paintings by both artists.

This is a little tricky to do. Tip: Carefully read the instructions posted on the wall.  Next, watch others try to capture their image. When you think you know what to do, try it. The most challenging part is moving your hand over the camera icon to “click” the camera.  Once the numbers start to count down, you’ll have about two seconds to pose.  It is probably easier to have someone else take your photo in the painting as the image only pops up for about three seconds.  Most important: enjoy the art and have fun.

 

Magritte & Dali

Until May 19, 2019

Dali Museum

1 Dali Blvd.

St. Petersburg, FL  33701

(727) 823-3767

www.thedali.org

 

 

Photo: You can be a part of this exhibit. After taking a picture, your image will be projected into surrealist art.