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Rico Gatson: Visible Time at USFCAM
Rico Gatson is a multimedia visual artist whose work explores themes of history, identity, popular culture, and spirituality, through sculpture, painting, video, and public projects. In late May, Gatson will transform the walls of the USF Contemporary Art Museum with a kaleidoscopic, life-size image of Zora Neale Hurston—author, anthropologist, filmmaker, and former Florida resident—while exhibiting important paintings and works on paper, as well as a mini-survey of videos from 2001 to the present. Rico Gatson: Visible Time is curated by Christian Viveros-Fauné, CAM Curator-at-Large and organized by the USF Contemporary Art Museum.
Owen Robertson comes in for LAB Theater Project. They are focused on bringing new artists – from playwrights to actors to directors to designers – into theater, keeping the theater community vibrant.
Shrimpfinity! At fairgrounds created by
the Milagros collective
We will be chatting with artists Felici Asteinza and Joey Fillastre of the Milagros Collective. They create immersive art among many other things, and have built Shrimpfinity at the Fairgrounds.
Tampa Fringe Fest – May 10-14
Rosemary Orlando for Stageworks theater’s Talking with…
4/7 Kirk Ke Wang ~ Snow in September
at HCC Galleries, Dale Mabry Campus
March 24 ~ Reclaiming Home: Contemporary Seminole Art at The Ringling with artist Corinne Zepeda.
March 17 – Jobsite Theater’s Summer BohnenKamp & David Jenkins in for MISERY.
March 10 ~ CampGround & SpaceStPete
Double awesome show! First, Eunmi Ko of Camp/Contemporary Art Music Project, and Paula Nunez from the Tampa City Ballet will talk about Campground, composing, choreographing, dancing, moving, all of it!
Then Chad Mize will dial in from spacestpete, which gathers together dozens of killer artists in an undone space. Lots of excitement about this!
March 3 ~ Photographer Águeda Sanfiz: The Other Pandemic
february 17 ~ St Pete Month of Photography ~ with Clara ten Berge and Marieke Van Der Krabben
February 10 ~ Dr. Angelo Spoto and Stephanie Crank of the C.G. Jung Library of Tampa Bay
February 3 ~ This Is Our Youth at Studio Grand Central
january 27 ~ Tampa Repertory Theatre production of The Elephant Man
Directed by Emilia Sargent, featuring Paul Potenza, Christopher Marshall, and Georgia Mallory Guy.
Hamlet at Jobsite Theater
Hunters Point by Peter Kageyama
Today’s guest is author Peter Kageyama. His first novel, Hunters Point, is being released 1/17. It’s not his first book by far. Known locally and nationally for his books about cities, he wrote Hunters Point during the pandemic.
Hunters Point wraps together many threads. It’s a thriller with a Nisei (二世) or second generation Japanese American detective, and all that entails. It’s an environmental mystery, a look at San Francisco nearing the end of the Eisenhower era, as the beats and the mafia shape the city. It’s a fun read.
Peter has a few readings coming up.
Edward Hopper and Guy Pène du Bois Paint Modern American Life at the Polk Museum of Art
“Creating an exhibition featuring the works of Hopper and Pène du Bois has long been a dream for the museum, and we are thrilled finally to unveil this exceptional exhibition, four years in the making, to our community,” said Dr. H. Alexander Rich, executive director and chief curator of the Polk Museum of Art. “Hopper and Pène du Bois were among the most respected names in American art of the last century, and, while Hopper remains far better known to the public today, our exhibition brings both artists importantly to the fore, looking at their work, lives, and careers in tandem.”
The Shape of dreams At the Dali
Tune in for a conversation with Dali Executive Director Dr. Hank Hines about the new intriguing exhibition at the Dali Museum, The Shape of Dreams. It explores through art the concepts of dreams through time and place, spanning centuries, and ending with cutting edge AI art making everyone can play with.
Past Program! ~ St Pete History Museum
Executive Director Rui Farias chatted about the many exciting things going on for St. Pete’s very own history museum, celebrating it’s 100th birthday this year. SPHM will be not only archiving life in St Pete but will be archiving its art history as well. It really is the party museum of St. Pete, and its expansion will include a giant art installation by Ya La’Ford. They have a fundraiser at the Shuffleboard Courts on September 24th too.
We played a bunch of music for you! Also chatted with Jennifer Meksraitis about art donations to the Equality Florida gala. If you are interested, please email [email protected].
Gio Swaby @ MFA St. Pete
We chatted with artist Gio Swaby about her show at the MFA, the joy and pain within the show, and how Fresh Up is a fantastic complement. “Swaby’s work is anchored in a desire to present and celebrate the complex personalities of the sitters. Interested in restorative forms of resistance, she has stated, “My work operates in the context of understanding love as liberation, a healing, and restorative force. These pieces celebrate personal style, strength, beauty, individuality, and imperfections.”
American Stage’s The Dutchman
Tune in for the discussion about this powerful and disturbing play.
Earlier this month
Chatted with Susan Gore of the LGBTQ Resource Center about their new international survey of art opening next week. ArtOut: Queering the Pandemic has both digital and analog presences. What a range of art! There will be a great discussion on 6/4 at the Gulfport Library, SPEAK OUT, exploring identity and art. The library is at 5501 28th Ave S. xo
Losing All Control
Wordier than Thou has everything piled into this week! The Tampa Bay Publishing Conference is this Friday and Saturday. Out of the Pages, a family reading event with drag performers on Sunday, and Welcome to DRAGWARTS 2, yes a Harry Potter Drag & Burlesque show, is Thursday night. Tiffany Razzano, founder of WTT, will chat with us about why all of this is needed and fun and how much we just love writing.
We chatted with artist Lucia Riffel about her solo animation/digital art show opening up at Tempus Projects, The Eternal Present. Tracy Midulla of Tempus and Chrissy Brimmage from Dashboard joined the conversation.
American Stage’s Footloose
Maureen McDole chatted about all of the wonderful stuff happening at the returning Sun Lit Festival. A whole weekend focused on reading and writing!
Artist Janet Echelman is in town to jury the Gasparilla Art Festival. She will be chatting about Bending Arc, her sculpture at St. Pete’s Pier. Last night she adjusted the colors to honor Ukraine.
Activist/Author/Artist Adam Fortunate Eagle and Curator Emily Kapes of the James Museum will chat about their amazing exhibit, Away From Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories.
THANK YOU! WE WENT OVER OUR GOAL!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU!
American Stage is coming in with their amazing play, School Girls, or the African Mean Girls Play
Suzanne Williamson & Robin O’Dell chat about the stunning new show of Suzanne’s work at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
Bosco Sodi & Sarah Howard from USF CAM with BÁSICO
Emilia Sargent of Tampa Repertory Theater and Georgia Mallory Guy of ThinkTank TYA chatted with us about their unusual and super smart collaboration, taking place at Stageworks Theater November 19-December 19. They have two shows in repertory, which means they switch back and forth. They’re sharing sets, and even some actors. The shows are The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime and The Giver, both based on novels, and both smart shows for young people and up. Listen back on our fancy player to the right!
Natty Moss Bond gives us a Day of the Dead celebration at SHAMc!
She will have her ceramics there for the first time!
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This week’s show is shine shine shine
Here is a SHINE 7 ART EXHIBIT ARTISTS1 SHINE 2021 Map.
We will be chatting with Ya La’ford and Chad Mize, as they bring new elements to Shine. Chad has an opening at Mize Gallery Friday night. There will be a big reveal of Ya’s piece on Saturday night.
We chatted with Deb Carson about her new book, Becoming Flo, a Mostly True Story.
Andrea Assaf always does fantastic work that is thoughtful and stays with you. We talked about her work, Eleven Reflections on September; the new award winning digital film version; the return of the Veterans Open Poetry Mic; and Eleven Reflections on the Nation.
We chatted with Carrie Boucher, mainly about the many programs and the absolute GLORY of Nomad Art Bus, but also about Spacecraft and its residency in Walter Fuller Park.
There are two large art projects getting ready to open on both sides of Tampa Bay.
Fairgrounds in St. Pete and Crab Devil in Tampa. Fascinating that the timing and culture is blooming these at the same time. Here are their introductory videos.
Now Crab Devil
(in love with this song!)
We announced that Spacecraft was making and playing in a park;
There is a real VIBE at Mize Gallery;
And Tampa Museum of Art has a ton of sweet shows right now.
Green Book of Tampa Bay Group Art Exhibit
Joining us are
Joshua Bean, co-founder of The Green Book Tampa Bay
Lauren Gay, travel writer/photographer
Fabstraq (Shawn Rainey), abstract artist and activist.
From The Studio @ 620’s site:
The Green Book of Tampa Bay is a Black-owned business directory that serves Pinellas and Hillsborough county. We help people who are concerned with inequity in their community be intentional with how they spend their dollars. Along with promoting Black-owned businesses, the directory promotes Black artists as well as historical and cultural sites.
Below is Blueprint to Forever, by Fabstraq
We are going to have a massive conversation about finding pathways through art, transforming places, how things get done. You know, the stuff at the intersection of our lives.
Bridget Bean & James Rayfield crash the titanic once again at the Tampa Fringe Festival!
Art in YOUR Ear Raised $1,800 on our way to $2,000!
THANK YOU SO MUCH! Feel free to kick in towards that last $200 pretty please. xoxoxo
Last week’s show featured Mark Mothersbaugh, Beatie Wolfe, and Jade Dellinger with…
Why yes, artists and musicians can save democracy!
Here’s a peek at our new shirt designed by Ya La’ford!
We did a soundtrack inspired by Summer of Soul!
This is lovely
ROOT’D – New Roots Arts Collective
Talking about their show at Gallery 221 at HCC
The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts,
For the Love of Photography roundtable preview.
We will be chatting with photographer Agueda Sanfiz and Zora Carrier, Director of the FMoPA.
Thank you, Todd Bates, for designing our new shirt!
A couple weeks ago we chatted with Neil & Gianna Gobioff about the ARTIST RELIEF FUND & ARTSPACE!
YOU Are wonderful glorious mesmerizing heoroes!!!! I love you!!!!!
Follow us on Facebook pretty please. We put info about guests, but so much more. Grants, jobs, music, fun stuff, important matters, and occasionally dog pictures.
A few weeks ago…
Producer Lea Umburger and Writer/Director John Alexander with their new documentary about Sharon Preston-Folta, Louis Armstrong’s secret child.
And here is a lovely photo by the legendary Clyde Butcher