This week’s show!
Social Practice Art Collective
A three-part film series designed to build awareness around socially engaged art screens at venues in St. Petersburg, Tampa, and Sarasota beginning this month. Organized by SEA Change, a volunteer group of artists and curators dedicated to building awareness and support for socially engaged art practices in the Bay area, the series will promote discussion and share selected short episodes from Art21 and A Blade of Grass: FIELDWORKS education series, each profiling different artists’ work for social change. Events take place on Sept. 28, Oct. 18, and Nov. 7 at the following venues:
POWER + PRESENCE
Profiling artists working in and with communities to elevate visibility of the unrepresented, creating portraits and spaces for agency, well-being, growth and transformation.
Thursday, Sept 28 from 6:30 – 8pm
Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
FREE with $5 Museum admission
VALUE + VOICE
Featuring artists collaborating with marginalized populations to provide a platform for expanding their voices and representation in addressing social issues and affecting change in their own lives.
Wednesday, October 18 from 6:30 – 8pm
Tempus Projects, 4636 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33603
FREE admission (donations welcome)
ACCESS + MOBILITY
Highlighting artists working in the public sphere to provide agency and access to basic human needs and resources through mobile means.
Thursday, November 7 from 6:30 – 8pm
Ringling College of Art and Design, 2700 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234
FREE admission (donations welcome)
Screenings of FIELDWORKS are made possible by A Blade of Grass, a nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing socially engaged art. Events are produced in collaboration with Art21, Inc., a non-profit contemporary art organization serving artists, students, teachers, and the general public worldwide.
About SEA Change:
SEA Change (Socially Engaged Art for Social Change) is a volunteer group of artists and curators dedicated to building awareness and support for socially engaged art practices in the Tampa Bay area. Through partnerships and education, we aim to broaden public experience and understanding of the arts as a catalyst for social change. For more information, please visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/seachangetampabay.
Hey, I made an Art in Your Ear Spotify playlist! https://open.spotify.com/user/joschmellen/playlist/2ufUnbwnYj7mFRMSRCTSvM
It’s the first one I’ve made – still learning – so the order isn’t yet ideal. But we are getting there!
A few weeks ago:
I’m in love with this Perfume Genius fan video
A good resource for y’all
57 artists’ works span 3 museums and reflect 4 counties. The Ringling Museum, Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg, and Tampa Museum of Art share this exhibit of artists from the Tampa Bay area. All works were made since the beginning of 2016. There hasn’t been a survey of this kind in memory.
Curators of the exhibition and museums joined us today. You can listen back to the interview over there –>
Joining us today were
Ringling Museum ~ Chris Jones, Asst. Curaotor of Photography & New Media
Tampa Museum of Art ~ Joanna Robotham, Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, Seth Pevnick & Chief Curator & Curator of Greek & Roman Art
St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Art ~ Katherine Pill, Curator of Contemporary Art & Robin O’Dell, Curator of the Photographic Collection
Guest juror Diana Nawi, Associate Curator at the Pérez Art Museum Miami participated in the process, to help give a sympathetic to the idea, but not connected to the artist eye to the final selection.
William Douglas III
Rebecca Sexton Larson
Joo Yeon Woo
Marie Yoho Dorsey