ART at The Vinoy® Hotel.
Bella Unica Art Gallery & Events is bringing an art show to The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club.
Every Thursday night we showcase one of our local artists in their main lobby, from, 5:30 PM-7:30 PM. It’s a great way to introduce Florida talent to the guests and show their creative process. The hotel is looking for a way not only to entertain their guests and visitors, but also to support our thriving local art community.
Artists on Display
JAN 9th Helmut Preiss
Helmut was born in 1941 in Vienna, Austria and attended the Academy of Art, Vienna, at the age of 16. There he studied the painting and drawing techniques of the old masters. He held his first major exhibition in 1973 at The Museum of Art in Munich. Many one-man shows throughout Europe and the USA followed.
JAN 16th Irina Lapin
“Inspiration Comes from Everywhere. As I look at everything around me, I focus on small details and flow with the larger scope. Transformation is part of the natural order of things. Everything transitions from it’s current state to an altered state. I am inspired by reptiles, starry nights, lush interiors, beautiful fruit, artifacts and crystal, Persian carpets, chandeliers. All it takes is one picture found in a magazine or book to be a catalyst, to be the foundation for the work. And then the pieces come together, as though magnetized, to form a new whole, out of disparate parts.”
JAN 23rd Dee Perconti
Dee Perconti is a mixed-media collage artist whose focus is dramatic transformation. Her passion for change began when she was a child. She worked hard on recreating herself and is still evolving. She enjoys taking something plain and redoing it, until it shines. Redecorating and re-purposing gives her joy.
“I make art to show how we are ever growing, changing, evolving and transforming. It’s a message of optimism and hope. Life is exciting, vibrant and full of second chances. That’s why I utilize my old paintings as do overs. They have another opportunity to say something new and relevant. When I ripped up a still life from the past, it transformed into a statement.”