This upcoming weekend (and the rest of the week) Tampa and St.Pete art events that are worth your time. Make sure to check these out!
The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo
Opening Thursday, September 12th, 2013 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Florida Museum of the Photographic Arts
See the first show at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts under the supervision of new director Jane Simon. Works showcase important images from Lola Álvarez Bravo, Lucienne Bloch, Imogen Cunningham, Leo Matiz, Nickolas Muray, Emmy Lou Packard, Guillermo Zamora, among others and showcase snapshots of the political figures Kahlo turned to for inspiration and friendship. $10 Suggested Donation
Filter/Border: An Instagram Exhibition
Opening reception on Fri., Sept. 13, 7:00-10:00 p.m. at CL Space in Ybor (1911 N 13th St Suite W200) FREE
Instagram has evolved from a tech-geek photo-formatting app to a full-blown social networking platform. Filter/Border: An Instagram Exhibition, Tempus Projects’ 2013 inaugural showcase exhibits selected photographs that were taken with the app by Tampa Locals.The artists included in the show have used the popular app to shape light, color and imagery in ways that defy our expectations of a simple snapshot. Also, be sure to raise a toast to the photographers at a post-show party at the Mermaid Tavern, 6719 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa.
Artist Jeffery Agno-Chin’s Instagram piece (Source: Creative Loafing)
Processing by Christina Humphreys
Closing Reception Fri. Sept.13th 7:00pm-9:00pm at Centre Gallery (USF) FREE
The show exhibits paintings that reference photography, digital technology and the memories of artist Christina Humphreys. The paintings in this exhibition are inspired by physical photographs and digital photographic processes. Humphreys invokes the intangibility of memories, and how humans document and store memories through photography.
2nd Saturday Art Walk in St.Pete
Sat. Sept.14th Downtown St.Pete FREE
This upcoming Saturday the 14th the studios & galleries all over St. Petersburg, Florida, swing open their doors, inviting anyone & everyone to check out their latest work for free!
Warehouse Arts District “I Love the Burg” Art Walk Trolley
Sat., Sept. 14, 5:00 p.m.
Please join us as our free Art Trolley takes you on a tour of the Warehouse Arts District incredible art galleries, warehouses and studios that are staying open late just for you! Ride the trolley to these venues or download the map to drive yourself. Media sponsors: I Love the Burg & the St. Petersburg Tribune. Free parking can be found on 1st Ave N & S from 15th St to 30th St. Some additional parking is available at all stops & in the vacant lot at the NE corner of Central Ave & 29th Street. Free
(Source: Warehouse Arts District)
Open Source Projects: Video Game Show
Fri., Sept. 13, 12 a.m. and Sat., Sept. 14, 7 p.m. at the Yo Boys Yogurt Spot in Ybor City -FREE
Open Source Project 2 is themed Video Games. Several local artists exhibiting 2d and 3d work that show the many facets of video game culture.
Last chance to see the exhibition Sept.14th at the Bluency Gallery & Studio in St.Pete -FREE
St. Petersburg’s Bluelucy Gallery & Studio has distinguished itself as a champion of the art show as a populist event, blurring the lines between fine and commercial arts and entertainment. All of the works in the Tweet-titled #artdealwithit deal with provocative content that ranges from violent to prurient to all-out disturbing. Artists include Aurailieus, Rion Sabean, Emily Dwyer, Daniel Mrgan, Robert Phelps, Adam Graham, Cat Manolis, Christopher Maslow and many others.
Joshua Decter Lecture: Art is a Problem
Tue, Sep 17 at 7:00PM at the
Barness Recital Hall, USF -FREE
Curator and Critic Joshua Decter will give a talk based on his forthcoming book, Art is a Problem. The book examines contemporary art in relation to its various ideological, public, institutional, discursive, curatorial, and social contexts.
Decter is a New York-based writer, curator, art historian, theorist, educator, and editor. Decter has contributed to Artforum, Afterall, Texte zur Kunst, Flash Art, The Exhibitionist, among other magazines and journals. He was the editor/publisher of Acme Journal in the 1990s.
the book examines contemporary art in relation to its various ideological, public, institutional, discursive, curatorial, and social contexts.
(Source: Contemporary Art Museum)
Art Thursday: Zine Fest
Thur, Sep 19 at 6:00pm at the Contemporary Art Museum, USF-FREE
Zine Fest will feature zines and handmade books by local artists Kevin Brophy, Shae Krispinsky, Gigi Lage, Allison Jai O’Dell, Kelly Steele, Grace Szeja, Yasmin Uriel, Bruce Wright, and the Tampa Drawers Sketch Gang (comprised of Neil Bender, Tim McMillan, Lauren Moradi, Justin Nelson, Sam Newton, Monica Perez, Anthony Record, Ericka Richardson, and Ville Mehtonen).
A dialogue between artist Ramon Esono Ebale and Tutu Alicante, executive director of EG justice, will begin at 7:00pm.
Free refreshments and live music.
(Source: Contemporary Art Museum)