Celebrated psychedelic/inspirational/pop art painter Peter Max hits town for a two-day appearance and showing of recent works available for perusal and purchase. Among the featured works is a new portrait of Barack Obama swathed in Max’s usual brilliant hues. A portion of proceeds from sales benefit Beth Ann Morean Arts Center's educational programs. The works are on display Jan. 17-18, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat. (reception with Max 6-9 p.m.) and noon-5 p.m. Sun. (reception with Max noon-3 p.m.), The Arts Center, 719 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 727-822-7872.