Artwork by Elizabeth Barenis and Vincent Mancuso

Date(s) & Times

Opening Reception Saturday April 13, 2019 from 5PM to 9 PM.

Artwork on display April 13- 28, 2019

Gallery hours by appointment.




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See how the world looks through the eyes of two local artists. Vincent Mancuso creates traditional pastel artworks inspired by popular spots you're sure to recognize. Elizabeth Barenis has a contemporary approach to painting with acrylics. Where they overlap is through a use of color. Enjoy their varied perspectives in this creative pairing of artists.

Images shown:

The Good Neighbor by Vincent Mancuso
Tell Me More  by Elizabeth Barenis





Mancuso was born in Greenwich, CT, where his lifelong passion for art began. Influenced by the masters Degas, Renoir, Cassatt, Sargent, and Bouguereau, he studied portraiture in New
York with renowned artist Fran Lew and began exhibiting his work in 1993.  Intense color expression is a hallmark of Mancuso’s paintings. A Classical Realist, he calls his works Earth Portraits. In them he seeks to engage viewers in an emotional encounter with the many faces of the planet. Mancuso is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America and is Listed in Who's Who in American Art. Living in Saint Petersburg since 1995, he is captivated by Florida vistas, sunrise to sunset. Mancuso served as an instructor in The Art of Pastel at The Morean Arts Center from 2002 - 2010 and again in 2014. He was also affiliated as an instructor with the Dazzio Art Experience.



Born and raised in Greenville, Mississippi, Elizabeth has been painting since childhood. She has been a resident of St. Petersburg since 2015 and shows in local galleries as well as regionally and internationally. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College (NY), Elizabeth was named a 2017 Creative Pinellas Emerging Artist grantee, and in 2018 she participated in the International Painting Symposium at the Mark Rothko Art Center in Daugavpils, Latvia. Her subject matter stems from ideas of beauty which she finds with her camera and then translates to the canvas. She uses abstracted shapes and clean lines to provide a somewhat surreal, yet grounded image - a style she calls Abstract Precisionism.