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Lalah Hathaway

08-24-2017

Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm
Both the making of mystery and legend, the gentle force of Lalah Hathaway cannot be ignored. With five Grammy wins in the last four consecutive years - including taking home the 2017 Grammy for Best R&B album - this artist/songwriter/producer’s voice is ringing loud and clear with mastery and message. An artist in high demand, Hathaway’s unmistakable vocals have been sought after by the most powerful names in music. Fresh from collaborating with Pharrell Williams on their track... [more+]
Both the making of mystery and legend, the gentle force of Lalah Hathaway cannot be ignored. With five Grammy wins in the last four consecutive years - including taking home the 2017 Grammy for Best R&B album - this artist/songwriter/producer’s voice is ringing loud and clear with mastery and message. An artist in high demand, Hathaway’s unmistakable vocals have been sought after by the most powerful names in music. Fresh from collaborating with Pharrell Williams on their track "Surrender," a heavyweight contributor to the remarkable Hidden Figures soundtrack, and featured on Kendrick Lamar’s revolutionary "To Pimp A Butterfly," Lalah Hathaway’s unforgettable tones are a signpost for both quality and consciousness. Her talents, like her father Donny Hathaway's before her, are the favor of music greats, and Hathaway’s collaborations serve as a who’s who of music legends. Hathaway has shared the bill with the likes of Prince, Snoop Dogg, Stevie Wonder, Anita Baker, Mary J. Blige, Frank Ocean and many more - a testament to her musicianship, skill and thriving 26-year career. With a new project coming soon, Lalah Hathaway is excited for what lies ahead. An advocate for her music community, and a co-founder of #realmusicrebels: where quality musicianship meets social consciousness, Hathaway’s creative alignment with friends and collaborators like Robert Glasper, Tiffany Gouché, The Internet, Hiatus Kaiyote, Terrace Martin, KING, Thundercat, and Kamasi Washington, among others, speaks to her mission: to continue pushing the needle forward. [less-]
Tags:  Music

Reception & Artist Talk: Jack Bond | Multiple Layers

08-24-2017

Presented by HCC Dale Mabry Campus Gallery 221 at Gallery 221, HCC Dale Mabry, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 24 @ 5:00 pm
Gallery 221@Hillsborough Community College, Dale Mabry Campus, is pleased to announce its exhibition, Jack Bond: Multiple Layers, August 21 – September 28, 2017. An exhibition reception will be held Thursday, August 24 from 5–7 pm, including a presentation by the artist starting at 6 pm. Light refreshments will be provided. Culled from magazines, catalogs, and ultimately anything destined for the trash bin, Jack Bond deconstructs and then creates multi-layered compositions that seek... [more+]
Gallery 221@Hillsborough Community College, Dale Mabry Campus, is pleased to announce its exhibition, Jack Bond: Multiple Layers, August 21 – September 28, 2017. An exhibition reception will be held Thursday, August 24 from 5–7 pm, including a presentation by the artist starting at 6 pm. Light refreshments will be provided. Culled from magazines, catalogs, and ultimately anything destined for the trash bin, Jack Bond deconstructs and then creates multi-layered compositions that seek to explore the many complex ways in which humans employ masking as a personal defense. Born in Pensacola, Florida in 1948, Bond spent his childhood growing up in St. Petersburg, Florida. He attended St. Petersburg Junior College and The School of Visual Arts, NY. He finished his formal education at the University of South Florida, Tampa. Early in his career he worked as a graphic artist and exhibited his work extensively around Florida, showing a range of work from serigraphy and painting to gum bichromate photography. In 2004, the Horizon Line Gallery in Tampa held a 20-year retrospective of his work.  In 2008, Bond began his current process of creating collage from found items. He owned the Kent Bond Gallery in Tampa for seventeen years and currently resides in Temple Terrace, Florida. His exhibition at Gallery 221@HCC explores identity and what we reveal as well as what we conceal. Image credit: Jack Bond, Distant Relations (2016), 3D collage. Image courtesy of the artist.   [less-]
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David Claerbout Opening Celebration

08-25-2017

Presented by USF Contemporary Art Museum at USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm
Enjoy food and drink at the opening celebration of the David Claerbout exhibition. Image: Still from Radio Piece (Hong Kong), 2015. single channel video projection, color, binaural sound over headphones. 11:40 min. (in collaboration with RAY Fotografieprojekte Frankfurt/RheinMain) © David Claerbout. Courtesy of the artist and Sean Kelly, New York
Enjoy food and drink at the opening celebration of the David Claerbout exhibition. Image: Still from Radio Piece (Hong Kong), 2015. single channel video projection, color, binaural sound over headphones. 11:40 min. (in collaboration with RAY Fotografieprojekte Frankfurt/RheinMain) © David Claerbout. Courtesy of the artist and Sean Kelly, New York [less-]
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Aliens

08-25-2017

Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 25 @ 10:30 pm
Twenty-plus years down the road, the first two Alien movies get grouped together (often under the category header “The Good Alien Movies” – Alien 3 heads, get at me). But it’s hard to overstate how much of a departure Aliens, James Cameron’s intense horror-action masterpiece, was from the Ridley Scott sci-fi thriller Alien. The internet is chock-full of Alien/Aliens thinkpieces, but this is REWIND so we’re going to get even weirder than that: Aliens is secretly a Terminator... [more+]
Twenty-plus years down the road, the first two Alien movies get grouped together (often under the category header “The Good Alien Movies” – Alien 3 heads, get at me). But it’s hard to overstate how much of a departure Aliens, James Cameron’s intense horror-action masterpiece, was from the Ridley Scott sci-fi thriller Alien. The internet is chock-full of Alien/Aliens thinkpieces, but this is REWIND so we’re going to get even weirder than that: Aliens is secretly a Terminator sequel. James Cameron was still working on The Terminator when he got word that he’d been tapped to direct a sequel to 1979 surprise hit Alien. He compiled tons of rewrites on the script proposal – he has said that during production on The Terminator, he spent time thinking which parts of that movie would make “a good dry run” for Aliens. Sigourney Weaver nicknamed her reprised Ripley role “Rambolina,” as in a female Rambo, but in a lot of ways she plays a kind of extension of the Sarah Connor role from Terminator – and in fact, the Terminator 2 Sarah Connor is quite a lot like Ripley (and Newt is kind of a proto-John Connor). And of course the xenomorph is a lot like the T800 in that it famously can’t be bargained with; doesn’t feel pity, remorse or fear; and it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead. Think of Aliens as the crossing point of the two best sci-fi franchises of the last 40 years, and come watch it a new way. REWIND mostly comes out at night … mostly. [less-]
Tags:  Film

Slow Pictures: Christian Viveros-Fauné on the Art of David Claerbout

08-25-2017

Presented by USF Contemporary Art Museum at USF Music Concert Hall, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm
Before the Opening Celebration of USFCAM's fall exhibition David Claerbout, NY-based critic Christian Viveros-Fauné will speak on the work of artist David Claerbout. Image: Still from Radio Piece (Hong Kong), 2015. single channel video projection, color, binaural sound over headphones. 11:40 min. (in collaboration with RAY Fotografieprojekte Frankfurt/RheinMain) © David Claerbout. Courtesy of the artist and Sean Kelly, New York
Before the Opening Celebration of USFCAM's fall exhibition David Claerbout, NY-based critic Christian Viveros-Fauné will speak on the work of artist David Claerbout. Image: Still from Radio Piece (Hong Kong), 2015. single channel video projection, color, binaural sound over headphones. 11:40 min. (in collaboration with RAY Fotografieprojekte Frankfurt/RheinMain) © David Claerbout. Courtesy of the artist and Sean Kelly, New York [less-]
Tags:   Art TalksLectures

UT Permanent Collection: 40th Anniversary Show Opening Reception

08-25-2017

Presented by University of Tampa Scarfone / Hartley Gallery at UT - Scarfone / Hartley Gallery, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm
Come and Explore the University of Tampa Permanent Art Collection. Over the past 40 years, the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery has been a central venue for artistic display and performance for the University Community. Along the way, we have built through donations, an amazing collection of works from not just UT Faculty and Alumni, but also national and international contemporary artists. On Fourth Friday, August 25th we will have our opening reception for the UT Permanent Art Collection: 40th... [more+]
Come and Explore the University of Tampa Permanent Art Collection. Over the past 40 years, the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery has been a central venue for artistic display and performance for the University Community. Along the way, we have built through donations, an amazing collection of works from not just UT Faculty and Alumni, but also national and international contemporary artists. On Fourth Friday, August 25th we will have our opening reception for the UT Permanent Art Collection: 40th Anniversary Show! Light Refreshment will be served. [less-]
Tags:   Free GalleriesArt Exhibitions

Fearless Fibre

08-26-2017

Presented by Carrollwood Cultural Center at Carrollwood Cultural Center, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Aug 23 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 24 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 25 @ 9:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Sat, Aug 26 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Fearless Fibre comes from an creative collective of 6 wise artists. Barbara Forgione's 12 sets of fearless girls from California to Harajuku on silk banners greet visitors with their unique styles from punk to cultural heritage. The show embodies a golden thread of hope for our world.  Dr. Barbara Kazanis explains that Fearless Fibre is created in that moment in the artistic process when no one is in charge. Process and experimentation  are crucial to these artists' journeys. Kazanis works... [more+]
Fearless Fibre comes from an creative collective of 6 wise artists. Barbara Forgione's 12 sets of fearless girls from California to Harajuku on silk banners greet visitors with their unique styles from punk to cultural heritage. The show embodies a golden thread of hope for our world.  Dr. Barbara Kazanis explains that Fearless Fibre is created in that moment in the artistic process when no one is in charge. Process and experimentation  are crucial to these artists' journeys. Kazanis works with the alchemy of the elements: Minerals, acids, heat, water, time. Carolyn Kossar peeks our curiosity with her woven surprises as she co-creates with the natural. Elizabeth Mitchell, the curator of Fearless Fibre, works in spontaneous expression, lyrical narratives, and prayers for an earth restored. Sarah Butz captures the resurrection of life after annihilation. Mei -Ling St. Leger has created a natural harmony with her designs on silk, they are like shrouds for the earth's beauty. Show Runs through August 26. Artist's Reception Friday, July 28, 6-8 pm. Free. Cash Bar [less-]
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Letterheads TypeFest Exhibition

08-26-2017

Presented by Illsol at Illsol Space, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm
“Letterheads” is a general term for sign painters, the term was coined in the 70’s by a small group of male sign painters who would meet up every month to discuss their trade, and share secrets that weren’t taught at the shops where they worked. Now, “letterhead” meet ups and workshops happening all over the world, and most sign painters know one another through this network of global meetings. You’ll notice around Tampa Bay, that some Tattoo shops around Ybor have hand painted... [more+]
“Letterheads” is a general term for sign painters, the term was coined in the 70’s by a small group of male sign painters who would meet up every month to discuss their trade, and share secrets that weren’t taught at the shops where they worked. Now, “letterhead” meet ups and workshops happening all over the world, and most sign painters know one another through this network of global meetings. You’ll notice around Tampa Bay, that some Tattoo shops around Ybor have hand painted signs, but most of the windows are dressed with vinyl stickers. The sign community isn’t incredibly large in the Tampa Bay area, and hand painted signs aren’t very plentiful. The curators, Michelle Sawyer and Tony Krol, often incorporate typography into their mural work but do not have a background in sign making or hand writing. Their respect for handmade fonts, sign painting and the techniques used in the trade is what sparked interest to curate a typography and sign painting exhibit. Letterheads Typefest will be a yearly exhibit featuring type-based muralists, hand style lettering designers, sign painters, letterpress studios, and type designers to show their craft in a gallery setting. This inaugural event features 22+ male and female sign makers, letterpress studios, hand style typography writers, and type designers from Europe, Mexico and from all over the U.S. Sign Painters • Letterpress • Muralists and artists displaying Type-centric work. Artist Lineup: Sign Painting and Sign Writing instagram: @smellby - Shelby Rodeffer - Chicago, IL instagram: @natwoodsigns - Natalie Wood Signs - London, UK instagram: @signsofpower - Vanessa Powers - Dublin, Ireland instagram: @colmoconnor_signwriter - Colm O'Conner - Dublin, Ireland instagram: @borrowed_times_pdx - Travis Wheeler - Portland, OR instagram: @smart_alex_signs - Smart Alex Signs - Huntington Beach, CA instagram: @goldensignco - Jordan and Kelly - Detroit, MI instagram: @signsbybob - Robery Lockamy - Dayton, OH instagram: @signsbybonita - Signs by Bonita - Dayton, OH instagram: @alicjaplz - Alicja Polachek - Los Angeles, CA instagram: @noahdeledda - Noah Deledda - Tampa, FL instagram: @bobashbaugh - Bob Ashbaugh - Rose, NY instagram: @leogomez - Leo Gomez - St. Pete, FL instagram: @sunsignsstpete - Jeff Williams Sun Signs and Lettering, St.Pete, FL Hand Style Type Design & Muralists instagram: @catlimdesign - Cat Lim - Tampa, FL instagram: @chadmize - Chad Mize - St. Pete, FL instagram: @megasupremo - Mega Supremo - St. Pete, FL instagram: @tada_artists - Meaghan Scalise - Tampa, FL instagram: @chuckchai - Chuck Chai - Cancun, Mexico instagram: @painkillercam - Cam Parker - Tampa, FL instagram: @tonykrol - Tony Krol - Tampa, FL Letterpress Studios instagram: @monpetitpaperco - Sarah Guiffrida - Tampa, FL instagram: @signalreturn - Signal Return Letterpress - Detroit, MI [less-]
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Eye to Eye

08-26-2017

Presented by Carrollwood Cultural Center at Carrollwood Cultural Center, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Aug 23 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 24 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 25 @ 9:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Sat, Aug 26 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Eye to Eye, featuring paintings by Michael Crabb and Jonathan Herbert as they explore their processes into abstraction. Michael Crabb, Editor of Working Title Magazine, features a series of small serene abstracts. The chunky canvases suggest mysterious windows with many layers of paint and bits of calm refreshment that peek through the cracks.  Jonathan Herbert has three distinct sets of paintings: a rich set of bold landscapes with thick, passionate brushwork, A mystical series where... [more+]
Eye to Eye, featuring paintings by Michael Crabb and Jonathan Herbert as they explore their processes into abstraction. Michael Crabb, Editor of Working Title Magazine, features a series of small serene abstracts. The chunky canvases suggest mysterious windows with many layers of paint and bits of calm refreshment that peek through the cracks.  Jonathan Herbert has three distinct sets of paintings: a rich set of bold landscapes with thick, passionate brushwork, A mystical series where  Jonathan whips up the surface in pure pigment and high drama, and the newest series where he turns completely away from the pictorial to portray primal truths in bold abstractions. Show in Theatre Gallery July 12 - August 28.  Artists Reception: Friday July 28, 2017 [less-]
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Fascination with Faces II

08-26-2017

Presented by Carrollwood Cultural Center at Carrollwood Cultural Center, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 22 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 23 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 24 @ 9:00 am + 2 more dates and times

Fri, Aug 25 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 26 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Rebecca Piskura has been observing faces like only an artist can.  She has an unusual technique that  give her portraits an otherworldly glow.  Her ability to transmit the subjects emotional state is very natural, yet convincing.  She is exhibiting some of her favorite studies in pastel as well as examples of commission.
Rebecca Piskura has been observing faces like only an artist can.  She has an unusual technique that  give her portraits an otherworldly glow.  Her ability to transmit the subjects emotional state is very natural, yet convincing.  She is exhibiting some of her favorite studies in pastel as well as examples of commission. [less-]
Tags:   Free GalleriesArt Exhibitions

George & Ruth : Songs and Letters of the Spanish Civil War

08-27-2017

Presented by Silver Meteor Gallery at Silver Meteor Gallery, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm Fri, Aug 25 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Aug 26 @ 8:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Aug 27 @ 3:00 pm - less dates and times

In August 1937, George Watt left his bride in New York City to join the Lincoln Battalion fighting against fascism in Spain. Ruth Rosenthal Watt worked for the WPA, organized public support and peace demonstrations, and sent care packages to the fellows in Spain. Excerpts from their letters, with songs of the Spanish Civil War and other political causes in the U.S., tell their story against the backdrop of war. 80 years later, from Thursday, Aug. 17th, to Sunday, Aug. 27 th, 2017, Silver... [more+]
In August 1937, George Watt left his bride in New York City to join the Lincoln Battalion fighting against fascism in Spain. Ruth Rosenthal Watt worked for the WPA, organized public support and peace demonstrations, and sent care packages to the fellows in Spain. Excerpts from their letters, with songs of the Spanish Civil War and other political causes in the U.S., tell their story against the backdrop of war. 80 years later, from Thursday, Aug. 17th, to Sunday, Aug. 27 th, 2017, Silver Meteor Gallery is proud to present:"George & Ruth : Songs and Letters of the Spanish Civil War". It is based on excerpts of letters Dan’s parents exchanged between his father, George Watt, a volunteer in the Spanish Civil War and his bride of a year, Ruth Watt, a student activist in New York City. The tale also unfolds through songs sung in English, French, German, Spanish, and Yiddish. Howard Zinn and Pete Seeger proclaimed this play “an important contribution keeping the spirit of democracy and conscience alive”. [less-]
Tags:   Professional TheatreTheatre

Casablanca

08-27-2017

Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 26 @ 3:00 pm Sun, Aug 27 @ 3:00 pm
Casablanca lands so routinely in listings of the top two or three movies of all time, it’s become almost boring to call it great. It’s the definition of a Hollywood masterpiece. The scenes and the characters have taken on mythological lives of their own. But Casablanca manages to be strongly original while also synthesizing parts of many films of its time: a wartime setting, a hero with shades of grey in his past, a female lead who wants something she can’t have, humor and tragedy and... [more+]
Casablanca lands so routinely in listings of the top two or three movies of all time, it’s become almost boring to call it great. It’s the definition of a Hollywood masterpiece. The scenes and the characters have taken on mythological lives of their own. But Casablanca manages to be strongly original while also synthesizing parts of many films of its time: a wartime setting, a hero with shades of grey in his past, a female lead who wants something she can’t have, humor and tragedy and parody and sacrifice. And, of course, doomed love. Good art tells us stories; great art makes demands of us. Casablanca demands we break our own hearts like Rick, make dangerous choices like Ilsa, sing like Sam and scheme like Louis.  And the movie remains timeless because those feelings are. [less-]
Tags:  Film

Tampa Bay's Waterfront: A Conversation and Signing

08-27-2017

Presented by Oxford Exchange at Oxford Exchange, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Aug 27 @ 12:00 pm
Celebrate the fascinating history and development -- from the Ice Age to the present day and beyond -- of Tampa Bay's storied and ever-changing waterfront.Join Tampa native Arthur Savage and Tampa Bay History Center Curator Rodney Kite-Powell for a special presentation and discussion celebrating the release of their collaborative book, Tampa Bay's Waterfront, the first book to ever comprehensively chronicle the rich and unexpected history of Tampa Bay's waterfront. Author bios: Arthur R.... [more+]
Celebrate the fascinating history and development -- from the Ice Age to the present day and beyond -- of Tampa Bay's storied and ever-changing waterfront.Join Tampa native Arthur Savage and Tampa Bay History Center Curator Rodney Kite-Powell for a special presentation and discussion celebrating the release of their collaborative book, Tampa Bay's Waterfront, the first book to ever comprehensively chronicle the rich and unexpected history of Tampa Bay's waterfront. Author bios: Arthur R. Savage is a fifth generation Tampa native and President of A. R. Savage & Son, Inc., a Tampa, Florida based firm specializing in providing ship agency, ocean freight forwarding, and marine consulting services. Arthur started working at a young age on their boats and later professionally aboard harbor and oceangoing vessels, rising to the rank of Master, before entering the office in 1984. Rodney Kite-Powell is Director of the Touchton Map Library and the Saunders Foundation Curator of History at the Tampa Bay History Center, where he joined the staff in 1994. He received a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Florida and a Master of Arts in History from the University of South Florida. He is also the editor of Tampa Bay History, and the author of History of Davis Islands: D. P. Davis and the Story of a Landmark Neighborhood, which was published in 2013 by the History Press. [less-]
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An Evening With Artist John Briggs

08-29-2017

Presented by East Hillsborough Historical Society at 1914 Plant City High School Community Center, Plant City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm
Enjoy a short talk about the history and art of print lithography at the Plant City High School Center, 605 N. Collins Street, Plant City followed by a demonstration of the lithography process at Briggs' private studio, 114 N. Collins, Plant City, Florida. Lithography or printing from limestone dates to its’ beginnings in Germany in 1796.   Artists in Europe, like Chagall, Matisse, and Picasso used it as an artistic medium.  American companies quickly got on board and used lithography... [more+]
Enjoy a short talk about the history and art of print lithography at the Plant City High School Center, 605 N. Collins Street, Plant City followed by a demonstration of the lithography process at Briggs' private studio, 114 N. Collins, Plant City, Florida. Lithography or printing from limestone dates to its’ beginnings in Germany in 1796.   Artists in Europe, like Chagall, Matisse, and Picasso used it as an artistic medium.  American companies quickly got on board and used lithography to print book and magazine illustrations, metal trays, posters, (for instance, in the Tampa Bay area, beautiful full-color cigar labels).  Contemporary American artists, like Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, used this process in their studios to produce limited-edition artwork. A family who discovered buried lithography stones on their property in Coshocton, Ohio, once the United States largest sign-producing city (1895) and producer of metal trays for Coca-Cola, has donated an antique limestone collection to the East Hillsborough Historical Society.  Some of these stones will be on display. [less-]
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USF Kennedy Visiting Artist Gina Beavers Lecture "Ambitchous"

08-31-2017

Presented by USF School of Art and Art History at USF Fine Arts Hall Lecture Room, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm
Gina Beavers presents a lecture titled "Ambitchous".  Born in Athens, Greece, Gina Beavers is an artist who lives and works in New York City. She creates paintings and installations from photos culled from the Internet and social media and rendered in high acrylic relief.  
Gina Beavers presents a lecture titled "Ambitchous".  Born in Athens, Greece, Gina Beavers is an artist who lives and works in New York City. She creates paintings and installations from photos culled from the Internet and social media and rendered in high acrylic relief.   [less-]
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Artist Afshan Kohari Solo Exhibition

08-31-2017

Presented by TECO Public Art Gallery at TECO Public Art Gallery, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 22 @ 8:00 am Wed, Aug 23 @ 8:00 am Thu, Aug 24 @ 8:00 am + 5 more dates and times

Fri, Aug 25 @ 8:00 am Mon, Aug 28 @ 8:00 am Tue, Aug 29 @ 8:00 am Wed, Aug 30 @ 8:00 am Thu, Aug 31 @ 8:00 am - less dates and times

Afshan believes art is a universal language through which a message can be portrayed to any audience in the world without being translated. Born in Jehlum, Pakistan, Afshan Kohari moved with her family to Bangladesh at a young age. There she spent 10 years surrounded by forest and mountains, within walking distance of the ocean. Sadly, in the war of 1971, she and her family were forced to leave in a rush, with only their memories. They moved to Karachi, Pakistan where she later received... [more+]
Afshan believes art is a universal language through which a message can be portrayed to any audience in the world without being translated. Born in Jehlum, Pakistan, Afshan Kohari moved with her family to Bangladesh at a young age. There she spent 10 years surrounded by forest and mountains, within walking distance of the ocean. Sadly, in the war of 1971, she and her family were forced to leave in a rush, with only their memories. They moved to Karachi, Pakistan where she later received her bachelor's degree in art from St. Joseph's Convent College. Talking about her painting, Afshan says, “I want to show peace, serenity and the tranquility of nature to the world through my art as I am a peaceful person myself.  My work in art is my dialogue with God, and my work of nature is a window to God's majestic beauty. I truly discovered my passion for art after the death of my oldest daughter. Painting on canvas felt like bandaging the wounds of my soul, and art became a way to not only express myself, but also heal myself.” During her exhibition, Afshan Kohari will host a Talk & Tour as part of downtown’s Fourth Friday event on Friday, July 28th from 5:30- 8:00 pm at TECO Public Art Gallery. She will talk about her technique, her inspirations and share her experiences and her passion for painting. [less-]
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Opening Reception USF Art & Art History Faculty Exhibition

09-01-2017

Presented by USF School of Art and Art History at Carolyn Wilson Gallery (FAS), Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 01 @ 7:00 pm
Please join us for the opening reception of the USF School of Art & Art History 2017 faculty exhibition.The reception will be held in the Carolyn Wilson Gallery.
Please join us for the opening reception of the USF School of Art & Art History 2017 faculty exhibition.The reception will be held in the Carolyn Wilson Gallery. [less-]
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Fringe Art Show: Carmen Rosa

09-01-2017

Presented by FRINGE Creatives at Cigar City Brewing, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 22 @ 11:00 am Wed, Aug 23 @ 11:00 am Thu, Aug 24 @ 11:00 am + 8 more dates and times

Fri, Aug 25 @ 11:00 am Sat, Aug 26 @ 11:00 am Sun, Aug 27 @ 11:00 am Mon, Aug 28 @ 11:00 am Tue, Aug 29 @ 11:00 am Wed, Aug 30 @ 11:00 am Thu, Aug 31 @ 11:00 am Fri, Sep 01 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

"I've always loved to draw and sketch and I find myself very often transfixed for hours over a drawing. I love experimenting with charcoal, pen, ink, watercolor, copic markers and acrylic paints." said Rosa regarding her art. Carmen Rosa was born in Puerto Rico in 1977. Raised with a father in the military she spent much of her young life moving throughout the different bases in the US and Germany. Her travels eventually landed her in Florida where she resides with her husband and children.... [more+]
"I've always loved to draw and sketch and I find myself very often transfixed for hours over a drawing. I love experimenting with charcoal, pen, ink, watercolor, copic markers and acrylic paints." said Rosa regarding her art. Carmen Rosa was born in Puerto Rico in 1977. Raised with a father in the military she spent much of her young life moving throughout the different bases in the US and Germany. Her travels eventually landed her in Florida where she resides with her husband and children. She is a self taught mixed media artist/illustrator. She was influenced at a young age through her exploration of the many castles, cathedrals and ruins in the German countryside, and through her love for fantasy, science fiction and anime films. Some of her favorite art styles include pop Surrealism, macabre, comic book art and Art Nouveau. [less-]
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Caitlin Albritton | Strips

09-01-2017

Presented by HCC Dale Mabry Campus Gallery 221 at Gallery 221, HCC Dale Mabry, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 22 @ 8:00 am Wed, Aug 23 @ 8:00 am Thu, Aug 24 @ 8:00 am + 6 more dates and times

Fri, Aug 25 @ 8:00 am Mon, Aug 28 @ 8:00 am Tue, Aug 29 @ 8:00 am Wed, Aug 30 @ 8:00 am Thu, Aug 31 @ 8:00 am Fri, Sep 01 @ 8:00 am - less dates and times

Starting with traditionally flat slabs of paint (either acrylic or oil) spread on large palettes, Albritton scrapes and peels the color from the confines of a flat surface to create three-dimensional, tactile geological sculptures. Roughly manipulating the blobs, wrinkles, ribbons, chunks, goops, layers, and rich textures, she shuffles these singular pieces into a larger composition that protrudes from the surface. By capturing a moment in textural excitement, her work compels the viewer to... [more+]
Starting with traditionally flat slabs of paint (either acrylic or oil) spread on large palettes, Albritton scrapes and peels the color from the confines of a flat surface to create three-dimensional, tactile geological sculptures. Roughly manipulating the blobs, wrinkles, ribbons, chunks, goops, layers, and rich textures, she shuffles these singular pieces into a larger composition that protrudes from the surface. By capturing a moment in textural excitement, her work compels the viewer to touch, to further their visual experience other than how we typically view works through computer or phone screens. Albritton is a Tampa-based artist.  She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting with a minor in ceramics from Savannah College of Art and Design.  She is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her work has been exhibited throughout the southern United States and will be included in “Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration,” Museum of Fine Arts, St. Pete, Florida in June 2017. [less-]
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Fin, Fur & Feather Exhibit

09-01-2017

Presented by Tampa Regional Artists, Inc. at Old Hyde Park Art Center, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 22 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Aug 23 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Aug 24 @ 12:00 pm + 7 more dates and times

Fri, Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 27 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Aug 29 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Aug 30 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Aug 31 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Sep 01 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

The artists of the Fin, Fur & Feather Exhibit of mixed media art will be showing off their talents and perhaps the talents of their pets and the beauty of nature too. If you like cute puppies and kittens or wild apes and elephants, we're sure that you'll find this exhibit interesting and fun.  
The artists of the Fin, Fur & Feather Exhibit of mixed media art will be showing off their talents and perhaps the talents of their pets and the beauty of nature too. If you like cute puppies and kittens or wild apes and elephants, we're sure that you'll find this exhibit interesting and fun.   [less-]
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Lalah Hathaway

08-24-2017

Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm
Both the making of mystery and legend, the gentle force of Lalah Hathaway cannot be ignored. With five Grammy wins in the last four consecutive years - including taking home the 2017 Grammy for Best R&B album - this artist/songwriter/producer’s voice is ringing loud and clear with mastery and message. An artist in high demand, Hathaway’s unmistakable vocals have been sought after by the most powerful names in music. Fresh from collaborating with Pharrell Williams on their track... [more+]
Both the making of mystery and legend, the gentle force of Lalah Hathaway cannot be ignored. With five Grammy wins in the last four consecutive years - including taking home the 2017 Grammy for Best R&B album - this artist/songwriter/producer’s voice is ringing loud and clear with mastery and message. An artist in high demand, Hathaway’s unmistakable vocals have been sought after by the most powerful names in music. Fresh from collaborating with Pharrell Williams on their track "Surrender," a heavyweight contributor to the remarkable Hidden Figures soundtrack, and featured on Kendrick Lamar’s revolutionary "To Pimp A Butterfly," Lalah Hathaway’s unforgettable tones are a signpost for both quality and consciousness. Her talents, like her father Donny Hathaway's before her, are the favor of music greats, and Hathaway’s collaborations serve as a who’s who of music legends. Hathaway has shared the bill with the likes of Prince, Snoop Dogg, Stevie Wonder, Anita Baker, Mary J. Blige, Frank Ocean and many more - a testament to her musicianship, skill and thriving 26-year career. With a new project coming soon, Lalah Hathaway is excited for what lies ahead. An advocate for her music community, and a co-founder of #realmusicrebels: where quality musicianship meets social consciousness, Hathaway’s creative alignment with friends and collaborators like Robert Glasper, Tiffany Gouché, The Internet, Hiatus Kaiyote, Terrace Martin, KING, Thundercat, and Kamasi Washington, among others, speaks to her mission: to continue pushing the needle forward. [less-]
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Reception & Artist Talk: Jack Bond | Multiple Layers

08-24-2017

Presented by HCC Dale Mabry Campus Gallery 221 at Gallery 221, HCC Dale Mabry, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 24 @ 5:00 pm
Gallery 221@Hillsborough Community College, Dale Mabry Campus, is pleased to announce its exhibition, Jack Bond: Multiple Layers, August 21 – September 28, 2017. An exhibition reception will be held Thursday, August 24 from 5–7 pm, including a presentation by the artist starting at 6 pm. Light refreshments will be provided. Culled from magazines, catalogs, and ultimately anything destined for the trash bin, Jack Bond deconstructs and then creates multi-layered compositions that seek... [more+]
Gallery 221@Hillsborough Community College, Dale Mabry Campus, is pleased to announce its exhibition, Jack Bond: Multiple Layers, August 21 – September 28, 2017. An exhibition reception will be held Thursday, August 24 from 5–7 pm, including a presentation by the artist starting at 6 pm. Light refreshments will be provided. Culled from magazines, catalogs, and ultimately anything destined for the trash bin, Jack Bond deconstructs and then creates multi-layered compositions that seek to explore the many complex ways in which humans employ masking as a personal defense. Born in Pensacola, Florida in 1948, Bond spent his childhood growing up in St. Petersburg, Florida. He attended St. Petersburg Junior College and The School of Visual Arts, NY. He finished his formal education at the University of South Florida, Tampa. Early in his career he worked as a graphic artist and exhibited his work extensively around Florida, showing a range of work from serigraphy and painting to gum bichromate photography. In 2004, the Horizon Line Gallery in Tampa held a 20-year retrospective of his work.  In 2008, Bond began his current process of creating collage from found items. He owned the Kent Bond Gallery in Tampa for seventeen years and currently resides in Temple Terrace, Florida. His exhibition at Gallery 221@HCC explores identity and what we reveal as well as what we conceal. Image credit: Jack Bond, Distant Relations (2016), 3D collage. Image courtesy of the artist.   [less-]
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David Claerbout Opening Celebration

08-25-2017

Presented by USF Contemporary Art Museum at USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm
Enjoy food and drink at the opening celebration of the David Claerbout exhibition. Image: Still from Radio Piece (Hong Kong), 2015. single channel video projection, color, binaural sound over headphones. 11:40 min. (in collaboration with RAY Fotografieprojekte Frankfurt/RheinMain) © David Claerbout. Courtesy of the artist and Sean Kelly, New York
Enjoy food and drink at the opening celebration of the David Claerbout exhibition. Image: Still from Radio Piece (Hong Kong), 2015. single channel video projection, color, binaural sound over headphones. 11:40 min. (in collaboration with RAY Fotografieprojekte Frankfurt/RheinMain) © David Claerbout. Courtesy of the artist and Sean Kelly, New York [less-]
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Aliens

08-25-2017

Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 25 @ 10:30 pm
Twenty-plus years down the road, the first two Alien movies get grouped together (often under the category header “The Good Alien Movies” – Alien 3 heads, get at me). But it’s hard to overstate how much of a departure Aliens, James Cameron’s intense horror-action masterpiece, was from the Ridley Scott sci-fi thriller Alien. The internet is chock-full of Alien/Aliens thinkpieces, but this is REWIND so we’re going to get even weirder than that: Aliens is secretly a Terminator... [more+]
Twenty-plus years down the road, the first two Alien movies get grouped together (often under the category header “The Good Alien Movies” – Alien 3 heads, get at me). But it’s hard to overstate how much of a departure Aliens, James Cameron’s intense horror-action masterpiece, was from the Ridley Scott sci-fi thriller Alien. The internet is chock-full of Alien/Aliens thinkpieces, but this is REWIND so we’re going to get even weirder than that: Aliens is secretly a Terminator sequel. James Cameron was still working on The Terminator when he got word that he’d been tapped to direct a sequel to 1979 surprise hit Alien. He compiled tons of rewrites on the script proposal – he has said that during production on The Terminator, he spent time thinking which parts of that movie would make “a good dry run” for Aliens. Sigourney Weaver nicknamed her reprised Ripley role “Rambolina,” as in a female Rambo, but in a lot of ways she plays a kind of extension of the Sarah Connor role from Terminator – and in fact, the Terminator 2 Sarah Connor is quite a lot like Ripley (and Newt is kind of a proto-John Connor). And of course the xenomorph is a lot like the T800 in that it famously can’t be bargained with; doesn’t feel pity, remorse or fear; and it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead. Think of Aliens as the crossing point of the two best sci-fi franchises of the last 40 years, and come watch it a new way. REWIND mostly comes out at night … mostly. [less-]
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Slow Pictures: Christian Viveros-Fauné on the Art of David Claerbout

08-25-2017

Presented by USF Contemporary Art Museum at USF Music Concert Hall, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm
Before the Opening Celebration of USFCAM's fall exhibition David Claerbout, NY-based critic Christian Viveros-Fauné will speak on the work of artist David Claerbout. Image: Still from Radio Piece (Hong Kong), 2015. single channel video projection, color, binaural sound over headphones. 11:40 min. (in collaboration with RAY Fotografieprojekte Frankfurt/RheinMain) © David Claerbout. Courtesy of the artist and Sean Kelly, New York
Before the Opening Celebration of USFCAM's fall exhibition David Claerbout, NY-based critic Christian Viveros-Fauné will speak on the work of artist David Claerbout. Image: Still from Radio Piece (Hong Kong), 2015. single channel video projection, color, binaural sound over headphones. 11:40 min. (in collaboration with RAY Fotografieprojekte Frankfurt/RheinMain) © David Claerbout. Courtesy of the artist and Sean Kelly, New York [less-]
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UT Permanent Collection: 40th Anniversary Show Opening Reception

08-25-2017

Presented by University of Tampa Scarfone / Hartley Gallery at UT - Scarfone / Hartley Gallery, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm
Come and Explore the University of Tampa Permanent Art Collection. Over the past 40 years, the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery has been a central venue for artistic display and performance for the University Community. Along the way, we have built through donations, an amazing collection of works from not just UT Faculty and Alumni, but also national and international contemporary artists. On Fourth Friday, August 25th we will have our opening reception for the UT Permanent Art Collection: 40th... [more+]
Come and Explore the University of Tampa Permanent Art Collection. Over the past 40 years, the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery has been a central venue for artistic display and performance for the University Community. Along the way, we have built through donations, an amazing collection of works from not just UT Faculty and Alumni, but also national and international contemporary artists. On Fourth Friday, August 25th we will have our opening reception for the UT Permanent Art Collection: 40th Anniversary Show! Light Refreshment will be served. [less-]
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Fearless Fibre

08-26-2017

Presented by Carrollwood Cultural Center at Carrollwood Cultural Center, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Aug 23 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 24 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 25 @ 9:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Sat, Aug 26 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Fearless Fibre comes from an creative collective of 6 wise artists. Barbara Forgione's 12 sets of fearless girls from California to Harajuku on silk banners greet visitors with their unique styles from punk to cultural heritage. The show embodies a golden thread of hope for our world.  Dr. Barbara Kazanis explains that Fearless Fibre is created in that moment in the artistic process when no one is in charge. Process and experimentation  are crucial to these artists' journeys. Kazanis works... [more+]
Fearless Fibre comes from an creative collective of 6 wise artists. Barbara Forgione's 12 sets of fearless girls from California to Harajuku on silk banners greet visitors with their unique styles from punk to cultural heritage. The show embodies a golden thread of hope for our world.  Dr. Barbara Kazanis explains that Fearless Fibre is created in that moment in the artistic process when no one is in charge. Process and experimentation  are crucial to these artists' journeys. Kazanis works with the alchemy of the elements: Minerals, acids, heat, water, time. Carolyn Kossar peeks our curiosity with her woven surprises as she co-creates with the natural. Elizabeth Mitchell, the curator of Fearless Fibre, works in spontaneous expression, lyrical narratives, and prayers for an earth restored. Sarah Butz captures the resurrection of life after annihilation. Mei -Ling St. Leger has created a natural harmony with her designs on silk, they are like shrouds for the earth's beauty. Show Runs through August 26. Artist's Reception Friday, July 28, 6-8 pm. Free. Cash Bar [less-]
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Letterheads TypeFest Exhibition

08-26-2017

Presented by Illsol at Illsol Space, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm
“Letterheads” is a general term for sign painters, the term was coined in the 70’s by a small group of male sign painters who would meet up every month to discuss their trade, and share secrets that weren’t taught at the shops where they worked. Now, “letterhead” meet ups and workshops happening all over the world, and most sign painters know one another through this network of global meetings. You’ll notice around Tampa Bay, that some Tattoo shops around Ybor have hand painted... [more+]
“Letterheads” is a general term for sign painters, the term was coined in the 70’s by a small group of male sign painters who would meet up every month to discuss their trade, and share secrets that weren’t taught at the shops where they worked. Now, “letterhead” meet ups and workshops happening all over the world, and most sign painters know one another through this network of global meetings. You’ll notice around Tampa Bay, that some Tattoo shops around Ybor have hand painted signs, but most of the windows are dressed with vinyl stickers. The sign community isn’t incredibly large in the Tampa Bay area, and hand painted signs aren’t very plentiful. The curators, Michelle Sawyer and Tony Krol, often incorporate typography into their mural work but do not have a background in sign making or hand writing. Their respect for handmade fonts, sign painting and the techniques used in the trade is what sparked interest to curate a typography and sign painting exhibit. Letterheads Typefest will be a yearly exhibit featuring type-based muralists, hand style lettering designers, sign painters, letterpress studios, and type designers to show their craft in a gallery setting. This inaugural event features 22+ male and female sign makers, letterpress studios, hand style typography writers, and type designers from Europe, Mexico and from all over the U.S. Sign Painters • Letterpress • Muralists and artists displaying Type-centric work. Artist Lineup: Sign Painting and Sign Writing instagram: @smellby - Shelby Rodeffer - Chicago, IL instagram: @natwoodsigns - Natalie Wood Signs - London, UK instagram: @signsofpower - Vanessa Powers - Dublin, Ireland instagram: @colmoconnor_signwriter - Colm O'Conner - Dublin, Ireland instagram: @borrowed_times_pdx - Travis Wheeler - Portland, OR instagram: @smart_alex_signs - Smart Alex Signs - Huntington Beach, CA instagram: @goldensignco - Jordan and Kelly - Detroit, MI instagram: @signsbybob - Robery Lockamy - Dayton, OH instagram: @signsbybonita - Signs by Bonita - Dayton, OH instagram: @alicjaplz - Alicja Polachek - Los Angeles, CA instagram: @noahdeledda - Noah Deledda - Tampa, FL instagram: @bobashbaugh - Bob Ashbaugh - Rose, NY instagram: @leogomez - Leo Gomez - St. Pete, FL instagram: @sunsignsstpete - Jeff Williams Sun Signs and Lettering, St.Pete, FL Hand Style Type Design & Muralists instagram: @catlimdesign - Cat Lim - Tampa, FL instagram: @chadmize - Chad Mize - St. Pete, FL instagram: @megasupremo - Mega Supremo - St. Pete, FL instagram: @tada_artists - Meaghan Scalise - Tampa, FL instagram: @chuckchai - Chuck Chai - Cancun, Mexico instagram: @painkillercam - Cam Parker - Tampa, FL instagram: @tonykrol - Tony Krol - Tampa, FL Letterpress Studios instagram: @monpetitpaperco - Sarah Guiffrida - Tampa, FL instagram: @signalreturn - Signal Return Letterpress - Detroit, MI [less-]
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Eye to Eye

08-26-2017

Presented by Carrollwood Cultural Center at Carrollwood Cultural Center, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Aug 23 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 24 @ 9:00 am Fri, Aug 25 @ 9:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Sat, Aug 26 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Eye to Eye, featuring paintings by Michael Crabb and Jonathan Herbert as they explore their processes into abstraction. Michael Crabb, Editor of Working Title Magazine, features a series of small serene abstracts. The chunky canvases suggest mysterious windows with many layers of paint and bits of calm refreshment that peek through the cracks.  Jonathan Herbert has three distinct sets of paintings: a rich set of bold landscapes with thick, passionate brushwork, A mystical series where... [more+]
Eye to Eye, featuring paintings by Michael Crabb and Jonathan Herbert as they explore their processes into abstraction. Michael Crabb, Editor of Working Title Magazine, features a series of small serene abstracts. The chunky canvases suggest mysterious windows with many layers of paint and bits of calm refreshment that peek through the cracks.  Jonathan Herbert has three distinct sets of paintings: a rich set of bold landscapes with thick, passionate brushwork, A mystical series where  Jonathan whips up the surface in pure pigment and high drama, and the newest series where he turns completely away from the pictorial to portray primal truths in bold abstractions. Show in Theatre Gallery July 12 - August 28.  Artists Reception: Friday July 28, 2017 [less-]
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Fascination with Faces II

08-26-2017

Presented by Carrollwood Cultural Center at Carrollwood Cultural Center, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 22 @ 9:00 am Wed, Aug 23 @ 9:00 am Thu, Aug 24 @ 9:00 am + 2 more dates and times

Fri, Aug 25 @ 9:00 am Sat, Aug 26 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Rebecca Piskura has been observing faces like only an artist can.  She has an unusual technique that  give her portraits an otherworldly glow.  Her ability to transmit the subjects emotional state is very natural, yet convincing.  She is exhibiting some of her favorite studies in pastel as well as examples of commission.
Rebecca Piskura has been observing faces like only an artist can.  She has an unusual technique that  give her portraits an otherworldly glow.  Her ability to transmit the subjects emotional state is very natural, yet convincing.  She is exhibiting some of her favorite studies in pastel as well as examples of commission. [less-]
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George & Ruth : Songs and Letters of the Spanish Civil War

08-27-2017

Presented by Silver Meteor Gallery at Silver Meteor Gallery, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm Fri, Aug 25 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Aug 26 @ 8:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Aug 27 @ 3:00 pm - less dates and times

In August 1937, George Watt left his bride in New York City to join the Lincoln Battalion fighting against fascism in Spain. Ruth Rosenthal Watt worked for the WPA, organized public support and peace demonstrations, and sent care packages to the fellows in Spain. Excerpts from their letters, with songs of the Spanish Civil War and other political causes in the U.S., tell their story against the backdrop of war. 80 years later, from Thursday, Aug. 17th, to Sunday, Aug. 27 th, 2017, Silver... [more+]
In August 1937, George Watt left his bride in New York City to join the Lincoln Battalion fighting against fascism in Spain. Ruth Rosenthal Watt worked for the WPA, organized public support and peace demonstrations, and sent care packages to the fellows in Spain. Excerpts from their letters, with songs of the Spanish Civil War and other political causes in the U.S., tell their story against the backdrop of war. 80 years later, from Thursday, Aug. 17th, to Sunday, Aug. 27 th, 2017, Silver Meteor Gallery is proud to present:"George & Ruth : Songs and Letters of the Spanish Civil War". It is based on excerpts of letters Dan’s parents exchanged between his father, George Watt, a volunteer in the Spanish Civil War and his bride of a year, Ruth Watt, a student activist in New York City. The tale also unfolds through songs sung in English, French, German, Spanish, and Yiddish. Howard Zinn and Pete Seeger proclaimed this play “an important contribution keeping the spirit of democracy and conscience alive”. [less-]
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Casablanca

08-27-2017

Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 26 @ 3:00 pm Sun, Aug 27 @ 3:00 pm
Casablanca lands so routinely in listings of the top two or three movies of all time, it’s become almost boring to call it great. It’s the definition of a Hollywood masterpiece. The scenes and the characters have taken on mythological lives of their own. But Casablanca manages to be strongly original while also synthesizing parts of many films of its time: a wartime setting, a hero with shades of grey in his past, a female lead who wants something she can’t have, humor and tragedy and... [more+]
Casablanca lands so routinely in listings of the top two or three movies of all time, it’s become almost boring to call it great. It’s the definition of a Hollywood masterpiece. The scenes and the characters have taken on mythological lives of their own. But Casablanca manages to be strongly original while also synthesizing parts of many films of its time: a wartime setting, a hero with shades of grey in his past, a female lead who wants something she can’t have, humor and tragedy and parody and sacrifice. And, of course, doomed love. Good art tells us stories; great art makes demands of us. Casablanca demands we break our own hearts like Rick, make dangerous choices like Ilsa, sing like Sam and scheme like Louis.  And the movie remains timeless because those feelings are. [less-]
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Tampa Bay's Waterfront: A Conversation and Signing

08-27-2017

Presented by Oxford Exchange at Oxford Exchange, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Aug 27 @ 12:00 pm
Celebrate the fascinating history and development -- from the Ice Age to the present day and beyond -- of Tampa Bay's storied and ever-changing waterfront.Join Tampa native Arthur Savage and Tampa Bay History Center Curator Rodney Kite-Powell for a special presentation and discussion celebrating the release of their collaborative book, Tampa Bay's Waterfront, the first book to ever comprehensively chronicle the rich and unexpected history of Tampa Bay's waterfront. Author bios: Arthur R.... [more+]
Celebrate the fascinating history and development -- from the Ice Age to the present day and beyond -- of Tampa Bay's storied and ever-changing waterfront.Join Tampa native Arthur Savage and Tampa Bay History Center Curator Rodney Kite-Powell for a special presentation and discussion celebrating the release of their collaborative book, Tampa Bay's Waterfront, the first book to ever comprehensively chronicle the rich and unexpected history of Tampa Bay's waterfront. Author bios: Arthur R. Savage is a fifth generation Tampa native and President of A. R. Savage & Son, Inc., a Tampa, Florida based firm specializing in providing ship agency, ocean freight forwarding, and marine consulting services. Arthur started working at a young age on their boats and later professionally aboard harbor and oceangoing vessels, rising to the rank of Master, before entering the office in 1984. Rodney Kite-Powell is Director of the Touchton Map Library and the Saunders Foundation Curator of History at the Tampa Bay History Center, where he joined the staff in 1994. He received a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Florida and a Master of Arts in History from the University of South Florida. He is also the editor of Tampa Bay History, and the author of History of Davis Islands: D. P. Davis and the Story of a Landmark Neighborhood, which was published in 2013 by the History Press. [less-]
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An Evening With Artist John Briggs

08-29-2017

Presented by East Hillsborough Historical Society at 1914 Plant City High School Community Center, Plant City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm
Enjoy a short talk about the history and art of print lithography at the Plant City High School Center, 605 N. Collins Street, Plant City followed by a demonstration of the lithography process at Briggs' private studio, 114 N. Collins, Plant City, Florida. Lithography or printing from limestone dates to its’ beginnings in Germany in 1796.   Artists in Europe, like Chagall, Matisse, and Picasso used it as an artistic medium.  American companies quickly got on board and used lithography... [more+]
Enjoy a short talk about the history and art of print lithography at the Plant City High School Center, 605 N. Collins Street, Plant City followed by a demonstration of the lithography process at Briggs' private studio, 114 N. Collins, Plant City, Florida. Lithography or printing from limestone dates to its’ beginnings in Germany in 1796.   Artists in Europe, like Chagall, Matisse, and Picasso used it as an artistic medium.  American companies quickly got on board and used lithography to print book and magazine illustrations, metal trays, posters, (for instance, in the Tampa Bay area, beautiful full-color cigar labels).  Contemporary American artists, like Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, used this process in their studios to produce limited-edition artwork. A family who discovered buried lithography stones on their property in Coshocton, Ohio, once the United States largest sign-producing city (1895) and producer of metal trays for Coca-Cola, has donated an antique limestone collection to the East Hillsborough Historical Society.  Some of these stones will be on display. [less-]
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USF Kennedy Visiting Artist Gina Beavers Lecture "Ambitchous"

08-31-2017

Presented by USF School of Art and Art History at USF Fine Arts Hall Lecture Room, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm
Gina Beavers presents a lecture titled "Ambitchous".  Born in Athens, Greece, Gina Beavers is an artist who lives and works in New York City. She creates paintings and installations from photos culled from the Internet and social media and rendered in high acrylic relief.  
Gina Beavers presents a lecture titled "Ambitchous".  Born in Athens, Greece, Gina Beavers is an artist who lives and works in New York City. She creates paintings and installations from photos culled from the Internet and social media and rendered in high acrylic relief.   [less-]
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Artist Afshan Kohari Solo Exhibition

08-31-2017

Presented by TECO Public Art Gallery at TECO Public Art Gallery, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 22 @ 8:00 am Wed, Aug 23 @ 8:00 am Thu, Aug 24 @ 8:00 am + 5 more dates and times

Fri, Aug 25 @ 8:00 am Mon, Aug 28 @ 8:00 am Tue, Aug 29 @ 8:00 am Wed, Aug 30 @ 8:00 am Thu, Aug 31 @ 8:00 am - less dates and times

Afshan believes art is a universal language through which a message can be portrayed to any audience in the world without being translated. Born in Jehlum, Pakistan, Afshan Kohari moved with her family to Bangladesh at a young age. There she spent 10 years surrounded by forest and mountains, within walking distance of the ocean. Sadly, in the war of 1971, she and her family were forced to leave in a rush, with only their memories. They moved to Karachi, Pakistan where she later received... [more+]
Afshan believes art is a universal language through which a message can be portrayed to any audience in the world without being translated. Born in Jehlum, Pakistan, Afshan Kohari moved with her family to Bangladesh at a young age. There she spent 10 years surrounded by forest and mountains, within walking distance of the ocean. Sadly, in the war of 1971, she and her family were forced to leave in a rush, with only their memories. They moved to Karachi, Pakistan where she later received her bachelor's degree in art from St. Joseph's Convent College. Talking about her painting, Afshan says, “I want to show peace, serenity and the tranquility of nature to the world through my art as I am a peaceful person myself.  My work in art is my dialogue with God, and my work of nature is a window to God's majestic beauty. I truly discovered my passion for art after the death of my oldest daughter. Painting on canvas felt like bandaging the wounds of my soul, and art became a way to not only express myself, but also heal myself.” During her exhibition, Afshan Kohari will host a Talk & Tour as part of downtown’s Fourth Friday event on Friday, July 28th from 5:30- 8:00 pm at TECO Public Art Gallery. She will talk about her technique, her inspirations and share her experiences and her passion for painting. [less-]
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Opening Reception USF Art & Art History Faculty Exhibition

09-01-2017

Presented by USF School of Art and Art History at Carolyn Wilson Gallery (FAS), Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 01 @ 7:00 pm
Please join us for the opening reception of the USF School of Art & Art History 2017 faculty exhibition.The reception will be held in the Carolyn Wilson Gallery.
Please join us for the opening reception of the USF School of Art & Art History 2017 faculty exhibition.The reception will be held in the Carolyn Wilson Gallery. [less-]
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Fringe Art Show: Carmen Rosa

09-01-2017

Presented by FRINGE Creatives at Cigar City Brewing, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 22 @ 11:00 am Wed, Aug 23 @ 11:00 am Thu, Aug 24 @ 11:00 am + 8 more dates and times

Fri, Aug 25 @ 11:00 am Sat, Aug 26 @ 11:00 am Sun, Aug 27 @ 11:00 am Mon, Aug 28 @ 11:00 am Tue, Aug 29 @ 11:00 am Wed, Aug 30 @ 11:00 am Thu, Aug 31 @ 11:00 am Fri, Sep 01 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

"I've always loved to draw and sketch and I find myself very often transfixed for hours over a drawing. I love experimenting with charcoal, pen, ink, watercolor, copic markers and acrylic paints." said Rosa regarding her art. Carmen Rosa was born in Puerto Rico in 1977. Raised with a father in the military she spent much of her young life moving throughout the different bases in the US and Germany. Her travels eventually landed her in Florida where she resides with her husband and children.... [more+]
"I've always loved to draw and sketch and I find myself very often transfixed for hours over a drawing. I love experimenting with charcoal, pen, ink, watercolor, copic markers and acrylic paints." said Rosa regarding her art. Carmen Rosa was born in Puerto Rico in 1977. Raised with a father in the military she spent much of her young life moving throughout the different bases in the US and Germany. Her travels eventually landed her in Florida where she resides with her husband and children. She is a self taught mixed media artist/illustrator. She was influenced at a young age through her exploration of the many castles, cathedrals and ruins in the German countryside, and through her love for fantasy, science fiction and anime films. Some of her favorite art styles include pop Surrealism, macabre, comic book art and Art Nouveau. [less-]
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Caitlin Albritton | Strips

09-01-2017

Presented by HCC Dale Mabry Campus Gallery 221 at Gallery 221, HCC Dale Mabry, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 22 @ 8:00 am Wed, Aug 23 @ 8:00 am Thu, Aug 24 @ 8:00 am + 6 more dates and times

Fri, Aug 25 @ 8:00 am Mon, Aug 28 @ 8:00 am Tue, Aug 29 @ 8:00 am Wed, Aug 30 @ 8:00 am Thu, Aug 31 @ 8:00 am Fri, Sep 01 @ 8:00 am - less dates and times

Starting with traditionally flat slabs of paint (either acrylic or oil) spread on large palettes, Albritton scrapes and peels the color from the confines of a flat surface to create three-dimensional, tactile geological sculptures. Roughly manipulating the blobs, wrinkles, ribbons, chunks, goops, layers, and rich textures, she shuffles these singular pieces into a larger composition that protrudes from the surface. By capturing a moment in textural excitement, her work compels the viewer to... [more+]
Starting with traditionally flat slabs of paint (either acrylic or oil) spread on large palettes, Albritton scrapes and peels the color from the confines of a flat surface to create three-dimensional, tactile geological sculptures. Roughly manipulating the blobs, wrinkles, ribbons, chunks, goops, layers, and rich textures, she shuffles these singular pieces into a larger composition that protrudes from the surface. By capturing a moment in textural excitement, her work compels the viewer to touch, to further their visual experience other than how we typically view works through computer or phone screens. Albritton is a Tampa-based artist.  She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting with a minor in ceramics from Savannah College of Art and Design.  She is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her work has been exhibited throughout the southern United States and will be included in “Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration,” Museum of Fine Arts, St. Pete, Florida in June 2017. [less-]
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Fin, Fur & Feather Exhibit

09-01-2017

Presented by Tampa Regional Artists, Inc. at Old Hyde Park Art Center, Tampa
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 22 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Aug 23 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Aug 24 @ 12:00 pm + 7 more dates and times

Fri, Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Aug 27 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Aug 29 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Aug 30 @ 12:00 pm Thu, Aug 31 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Sep 01 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

The artists of the Fin, Fur & Feather Exhibit of mixed media art will be showing off their talents and perhaps the talents of their pets and the beauty of nature too. If you like cute puppies and kittens or wild apes and elephants, we're sure that you'll find this exhibit interesting and fun.  
The artists of the Fin, Fur & Feather Exhibit of mixed media art will be showing off their talents and perhaps the talents of their pets and the beauty of nature too. If you like cute puppies and kittens or wild apes and elephants, we're sure that you'll find this exhibit interesting and fun.   [less-]
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