Well, we were actually on our way to Publix to pick up food. We would have taken 15th Street North if we didn't need to stop at the store. While turning north onto Nebraska from Caracas Avenue, I saw a unique mural being painted on a little gray building directly across the street from my block.
Audiowood Listening Party and Record Player Display Audiowood designs represent the pinnacle of both handcrafted woodwork and audio design — even Chris Pine's Captain Kirk spins an Audiowood's Bachelor turntable in Star Trek: Into Darkness. See some badass turntable handiwork in person when Joel Scilley, a Florida native, woodworker and Audiowood designer, presents a showcase of his Audiowood designs in conjunction with Florida Craftsmen Gallery, The Suncoast Audiophile Society (SAS) and Daddy Kool Records. Scilley will discuss and demonstrate his turntables and other audio goods in two connected events. The SAS July Meetup and Audiophile Listening Party beginning at 4 p.m., and the Second Saturday Gallery Walk from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., both on July 13, featuring DJ Mike Rozak spinning on Audiowood turntables, records for sale and a gallery talk at 6:30 p.m. Florida Craftsmen Gallery, 501 Central Ave., 727-821-7391, floridacraftsmen.net.
Summer Salt Alabama native Emily Barnes presents an exhibition that illustrates the human form in water. Her use of oils and vibrant colors contrasts underwater life and life outside the water. Attend an opening reception for Barnes' show during St. Pete's Second Saturday Downtown Art Walk from 6 to 9 p.m.
ARTicles Art Gallery, 1445 Central Ave., July 13-Aug. 6, 6-9 p.m., 727-898-6061, articlesstpete.com.
The Tampa Bay Times Forum and the Tampa Bay Lightning are hosting their second annual arts competition with another open call to artists.
Despite the sweltering heat, more than 100 people showed up to the dedication of the Adamo Drive Mural, American Journey, joining Mayor Bob Buckhorn and mural artist Michael Parker in a dedication ceremony to celebrate its official unobstructed view, allowing all a glimpse of Ybor City’s rich history.
Join Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Tampa community leaders this Tuesday, May 21, to celebrate the newly finished Adamo Drive Mural. The dedication is taking place at 2 p.m. which will include a preliminary session with the artist, Michael Parker, and a reception afterward.