The reception with art, DJ, food and beverage for the public is 7-10 p.m
Foul weather trashed the hard work of several artists early Sunday morning before sunrise at the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts.
Sculptures, tents and art were all blown around Curtis Hixon Park during the overnight storm. It was the same cold front that caused severe damage and death in several states on Friday and Saturday.
The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts (FMoPA) is moving into a new downtown Tampa location at the corner of Ashley Drive and Kennedy Boulevard (next to the "beer can" building).
The museum will occupy the second and third floors of the six-story building known as the "Cube" in Rivergate Tower, next to Kiley Gardens.
Trickey Jennus, a full-service advertising agency in Tampa, donated pro bono work for the FMoPA during their annual Creatathon, a project involving huge outdoor graphics that were installed this past weekend on the exterior of the building. The installation was conducted at no charge by workers from Bay Area Window Cleaning. The graphics were supplied by Fastsigns on Kennedy. The images selected cover past, present, future and permanent exhibitions.
The way classic portrait artist Kerry Vosler sees it, the basics of drawing, color and figure study have been neglected for far too long. That's one reason she helped to bring a recent workshop by a nationally known center for realist art, Studio Incamminati, to West Tampa's Santaella Studios for the Arts.
Tempus Projects Curator Tracy Midulla Reller will be coordinating two exhibitions centered on the symbolic keepsakes.
Colors, which has 12 artists creating works based on randomly assigned colors, includes Phillip Clark (half of the Bluelucy duo, who takes purple), John Vitale (red), Daniel Mrgan (yes, that’s how he spells it; orange), Chris Parks (black; pictured), Allen Hampton (yellow), Dan Lasata (green), Emily Dwyer (white) and Josh Pearson (blue). Each of the artist at this show has a distinctive and compelling style, ranging from tattoo-inspired illustrations to skateboard art to stream-of-conscious peripheries of pop art.
Also, read up on next month's all-female show, Bitchin' at Bluelucy.net.
First things first — here's Javier Fick's video of the Sept. 24 opening of Colors.
The art installment for November will be the second annual skate deck show at The Bricks. The show will debut Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. and will be up during the weekend of Tampa Am, Dec. 1. As with all Kick Start ragers, there will be a live DJ and cleverly named drink specials.
If you're interested in being a part of this good time, listen up. Sensibly dubbed "Faces of Deck," your submissions need to include some sort of "face." All submissions are due for review by Oct 22. There are 40 spots available, so please, send your submissions in sooner rather than later. If you haven't been involved in a Kick Start show before, e-mail two or three samples of your work (or a link). Also make aware if you plan on arting the deck itself, or adding to it to make it larger. Also note if it will need to be hung vertically or horizontally.
Beth Am's 5th Annual Winter Arts Festival features handmade arts, crafts, gifts, jewelry, food and more. Taking place on Sunday, Dec. 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the free holiday art and craft festival offers more than 35 local artists, crafters and vendors hawking a variety of handmade, local eco-friendly items, baked goods and designer products. It will be held outdoors at 2030 W. Fletcher Ave. Tampa. Admission and parking are free.