If you’ve ever explored Tampa’s extensive collection of public art throughout town but wished for more context to these works, the City of Tampa’s Public Art Alliance has come up with “PASS: Your Guide to Public Art.” This public art speaker series plans to engage audiences in conversation with artists and others involved with specific pieces of local public art.
The event will kick-off on August 22 at the Julian B. Riverfront Center, and will feature:
- Florida author Jeff Klinkenberg (who will share his experience creating his essay “Ghosts” which explores the folklore of the neighborhood that existed where Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park now sits),
- the artist-team Pep Rally (made up of Jay Giroux, Josh Pearson, and Greg Bryon), and
- Edgar Sanchez Cumbas (who will talk with Pep Rally about the process of creating historically-attuned, site-specific pieces).
This free speaker series is 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. with the talks beginning at 6 p.m., with snacks and a cash bar provided. Though the event is free, the Public Art Alliance asks that those interested register here to reserve a spot, as tickets are limited: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pass-public-art-speaker-series-tickets-48045667886
The Public Art Alliance is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization that supports the City of Tampa in realizing Public Art projects.
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