Method Multiple @ C. Emerson Fine Arts. (Att: NCECA) - Organized by ceramicists Debbie Kupinsky and Valerie Zimany, who included themselves in the exhibit, along with Daniel Bare, Birdie Boone, Craig Clifford, Hae Yung Lee, Peter Morgan, Matthew McConnell, Michelle Tobia, and Blake Williams. The exhibit is focused around the idea of the multiple vs. the singlet in ceramics.
March 29th, Tuesday, to April 2nd. Hrs during NCECA: 11 AM - 4 PM, Tuesday through Saturday. Reception, April 1, 5-8 PM. 909 Central Ave, St Petersburg. See here: [Link]
Festival of The Moving Image - Indie film festival focused on Florida filmmakers. Includes performances, visual art exhibits, and more. David Audet puts this on, so you know it is a first-class experience. HCC Ybor Campus, 2112 N. 15th St. Tampa/Ybor City. For a schedule see here: [Link]. Most events are free. 6-10 PM thursday, March 24th, 6-11 PM Friday, Mar. 25th, 10 AM- 10 PM Saturday, Mar. 26th, and 2-6 PM Sunday, Mar. 27th.
Wrap Party for Festival of The Moving Image @ Silver Meteor Gallery - Sunday, March 27th, 2-6 PM. Best of Shorts will be shown. $5 admission. Silver Meteor Gallery, 2213 East 6th Ave. Tampa. 813.300.3585.
Celebrations, Neil Bender, John Byrd, and Andy Nassisse @ Bleau Acier (Att: NCECA)- Painter Bender collaborates with ceramicists Byrd and Nassisse. Opens March 31, through April 9th. 109 W. Columbus Drive, Tampa. 813.215.0622 Or see here: [Link]
Immigrant Impact @Duncan McClelland Gallery (Att: NCECA) - This show highlights the impact of immigrant ceramicists on the Anerican scene.Works by Cianina Coppiano Dwin, Mika Negishi Laidlaw, Juan Carlos and Ivan Albreht will be shown. 2342 Emerson Ave S. St Petersburg. Opens Friday, March 25th, runs through April 9th. Free. [Link].
Icons, Totems, Emblems and Embodiments and Animals as image @ Creative Clay (Att: NCECA) - That's got to be a contender for the longest-ever title for a show. Opens Sunday, Mar. 27th, runs through April 5th. Animals in contemporary sculpture, and the way we read the image. Works by Ann Perrigo, Chuck Aylett, Janis Mars-Wunderlich, Bart Fetz, Joe Bova, Innanna Kallepoulou, and Manna Kuchinski will be shown. Free.
1124 Central Ave, St Pete. [Link].
National Student Juried Exhibition Opening Reception @ University of South Florida (Att: NCECA) - NCECA's own exhibit of student works from over 140 schools. At USF campus. USF FLorida Centre Gallery, 4202 E. Fowler Ave. MSC2700, Tampa Opening Friday 7-9PM, Mar 25th. Free.
"Book of Enid" @ Centre Gallery - Ellen Mueller's latest work (along with collaborators). will be shown at the Centre Gallery at USF, from April 4th to the 15th. It is a narrative about a time-traveler named Enid, who is trying to stop a terrible event after it's happened. Opening reception is Next Friday, April 8th, 2011, 7-9 PM. Centre Gallery is at room 2700 on the 2nd floor of USF's Marshall Student Center (MSC). Gallery hrs: 10 AM - 5 PM Monday through Friday. Free.
Gasparilla International Film Festival Opening Night - Tampa Theater, 6 PM, The Music Never Stopped airs at 7:30, then there will be awards, etc. 711 Franklin St. Tampa. $55.00 VIP admission, includes reception. Post-party reception at Fly Bar, no cover. See here [Link].
Peter Max @ Michael Murphy Gallery - The 60's colorist will make two appearances the gallery, one at 8-9 PM Saturday, another at 1-4 PM Sunday. 150 (!) of his works will be on exhibit. Free. 2701 S. McDill Ave, Tampa. You can make reservations for this by calling 1.866.398.8390.
[Personal Note: I went to one of these things at the Morean, and it was overtly commercial.]