So here you go Lena Dunham: cool art events are in fact going on in Tampa this weekend (like always)- suck it NY (I still love you, though).
Art worth seeing
1. Looking Back Looking Forward -Sept.7th 7-10pm @ Eve’n’ Odd Gallery
This free event features the work of internationally acclaimed artist Picasso Gaglione. The artist founded the Rubber Stamp Museum and created “STAMPZINE” an early prototype of what we now know to be zines. His involvement with the Fluxus art movement in performance art is well documented from the mid 60’s to the present day. He currently performs at art events in museums, galleries and art centers under the title “DADA machine FLUXUS”. Created with pen and ink, Gaglione carefully incorporates designs over old images — “a kind of Dada art graffiti that transforms the antique into a modern – it is witty dynamic,” says Eve ’n’ Odd Gallery’s curator Jennifer Kosharek.
2. ‘We Fucking Forgot Again’ -Venture Compound Annual Group Show – Sept. 11, 8 p.m. @ The Venture Compound
Although the Venture Compound is usually synonymous with hip music events, they too have a few art ‘fetes’ from time to time. The annual group art show returns for a second year with works of emerging local artists. In honor 9/11, ten percent of the proceeds of the door will go to a firefighter/first responder charity. This looks promising, plus it is a very, very cool venue. Don’t miss it!
3. Collection of Deli Sacilotto and New Visions: Contemporary Artist Series– Ends Sept. 8th @ The Florida Museum of the Photographic Arts
Feast your eyes on Edward S. Curtis Photogravures from the Collection of Deli Sacilotto, plus works by Jim Reynolds, Edmund Fountain and Sissi Farassat. Hurry and get your fix of this wonderful photo exhibit before it goes on Sept. 8th!
The New-Visions show is comprised of several world-renowned and cultural diverse photographers whose themes include Middle Eastern aesthetic and history, the legacy of modernism and contemporary consumerism, and local photojournalism.
The Edward S. Curtis Photogravues collection represents a portion of the twenty-volume photographic portfolio Curtis created as he traveled across the Southwest, where he photographed the daily lives and rituals of the Apache, Navaho, Zuni, and Yuma.
4. Wire, Paper, Steel by Dominique Labauvie – Reception and Artist talk -Sept.5th 5-7pm @ Gallery 221 at HCC
Come to Gallery 221@HCC Dale Mabry campus to enjoy a philosophical discussion of Dominique’s work between the artist himself and UT’s associate professor, writer and artist Gregg Perkins.
Learn to make art
Both courses are taking place and arranged by Florida Museum of Photographic Arts- you can find more info about prices and other courses on their website.
1. Sunset Safari Sept. 5th– 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Instructor Chip Weiner shows students how to capture the sublime nature of the setting sun and the nighttime sky.
2. The Five-Minute Portrait– Sept. 10th – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
This class, taught by photographer and journalist Joseph Gamble, demystifies infrared and wireless lighting triggers for making portraits under pressure, often with only one speedlite.