GLOW: The Hand-Painted Photographs of E. G. Barnhill
The Museum of Fine Arts St. Pete is featuring a new exhibit of hand painted photographs of E. G. Barnhill (1894-1987) entitled, “GLOW.” The paintings offer a unique voyage into the natural splendors of Florida during the early part of the twentieth century. An artist, photographer, businessman and adventurer, Barnhill arrived in St. Petersburg in 1913. Much of his work focuses on St. Petersburg, as well as other locations around the state, augmenting the natural beauty with heightened colorization, using his original technique of painting with uranium on glass well before the element’s radioactive qualities were known.
The exhibition consists of historically framed hand-painted glass plates from the collections of Gary Monroe, Dr. Robert and Chitranee Drapkin, Michael Turbeville, Kathy Turgeon, and San Antonio Antiques, as well as a selection of paper prints from the MFA collection. It will continue through April 7. The Museum of Fine Arts is located at 255 Beach Drive in St. Petersburg.