Thursday, June 9, 2011

This Hot and Busy Weekend, June 10th - 12th

Past, Present and Curtis (Sneary) @ Donna Gordon Gallery -  A one-man show of Sneary's paintings from past and present. To see some of his work, see here: [Link].  Donna Gordon Gallery and Studio, 625 Central Avenue, St. Pete. 727.827.2811 Opens 5:30-8:30 PM Saturday, June 11th, runs through July 28th. Free admission.

Clay Pride Exhbit @ Craftsman House - Varied work by openly Clay Lifestyle artists on display at this beautiful gallery and cafe. Craftsman House, 2955 Central Ave., St Pete. Opens Saturday, June 11th, June 11th, 5-8:30 PM, runs through July 10th. [Link]

You and Me Art Party @ Artpool - Come dressed as your favorite celeb and Vogue the night away at Matina Williams' Boutique/Co-op/Gallery. Opens Saturday, June 11th, at 8PM. Fashion Show at 10:30 PM. ARTpool gallery, 919 First Ave. North, St Pete.

Splish Splash @ Artist's Studios  - A wide variety of media on display focused on water as a theme for the Gallery Walk. Opens Saturday, June 11th, 5-8:30 PM, Artist Studios, 10 Fifth St North, St Pete. Runs through June 30th.

Child Support Art Show @ The Bricks - Nine USF students & alumni exhibit in a variety of media at this great cafe. Opens Saturday, June 11th, 9-11 PM. Free. 1327 E. Seventh Ave Ybor City.

International Etsy Meet-Up Day - Many artists and food from The (excellent) Globe cafe. Friday, June 10th, 10 AM - 6 PM at the Crislip Arcade, 645 Central Ave. Free.

Soul of Sand, Global Lens Series @ Tampa Museum of Art - A top-rated Indian film. $8 admission, or $5 for card-carrying students. Friday, June 10th, 7 OPM, 120 Gasparilla Plaza.

A Taste of Summer @ Charlie Parker Studio - Hand-made pottery by Charlie and his studio members. Opens thursday, June 9th, at 5-8 PM.  Free.

Find Art Magazine @ Pale Horse - A movable art feast comes to St Pete in the form of the moving van/gallery of Find Art Magazine. Live painting, T-shirts, and emerging artists. Friday, June tenth, 7-11 PM at Pale Horse, 611 Central Ave, St Pete.

The least Expensive Photo Workshop in the US: Beyond the Art, @ Polk Museum of Art - Workshop is by Gregory Mills, Museum exhibit & tech manager. Polk Museum of Art 800 E. Palmetto St. Lakeland. $5 admission covers the workshop, which will be held from 1-2 PM Saturday, June 11th.

Big Gay Art Show Opening & Reception @ Suntan Art Center - Suntan Art Center, 3300Pass-A-Grille Way, ST Pete Beach. 6-9 PM Friday. Free. Closes June 30th.

From The Earth We Create @ Cakewalk Artists' Co-op - John Richardson will show his metal sculptures. Cakewalk Artists' Co-op, 1114 Central Ave., St Pete. Opening is Saturday, June 11th, from 5:30-8:30 PM. Free.

The Cuban Sandwich Show @ HCC Ybor Art Gallery -  Artists reception for "The Cuban Sandwich Show", also, "Get Wired", a show-within-a-show. Thursday, June 9th.

Tampa Poet Laureate James Tokley Sr. will give a reading of his Epic of the Sandwiche Cubano.
(That alone is worth the time and travel. I've already heard him read it.)

Free.  Runs from June 8 through July 8, 2011.. Art Gallery in Performing Arts Building
Hillsborough Community College-Ybor City Campus
Corner of East Palm Ave. and North 14th St., Tampa, FL 33605 (map)

The Built, The Lost and The Dreams, M. Leo Elliot @ Old Hyde Park Center -  Exhibition and reception for "The Built, The Lost and The Dreams: The Architectural Drawings of M. Leo Elliott"  including the Cuban Club and Ritz Theater in Ybor City, the Masonic Temple and the Leimann House in Hyde Park, and the Seaborn School on Davis Islands.
Show runs Friday, June 10 through July 8, 2011. Facility open Noon to 3:00pm all days except Monday.
Tampa Regional Artists at Old Hyde Park Center
705 West Swann Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606 (map)

Ybor Art Series @ The Cuban Club -  An artistic evening at one of Ybor City's most beautiful and historic landmarks, the Cuban Club. Free Cuban Club
Corner of East Palm Ave. and North 14th Ave., Tampa, FL 33605 (map)
813-248-2954 ‎ 6-9 PM Friday, June 10th.


Living in America Ybor Memories @ HCC Ybor / Screenings in Ybor room -

Director Gayla Jamison will screen and host a panel discussion of her film documentary "
More...Free. Ybor Room Hillsborough Community College-Ybor City Campus (map)
2001 N. 14th Street and Palm Avenue (directly across from the Cuban Club) 813-323-7830
 Saturday, June 11th, 10:30 AM to Noon.


Art Show Opening and Reading Performance @ King Corona -

The first reading of "The Exquisite Corpse", a serial poem about Tampa by 16 poets/writers/artists. Artwork related to each stanza of the poem will be on display in the King Corona street window June 1-30.
Writers/artists include Kim Buchheit, Rachel Kapitan, Annette King, Dina Mack, Maisy May Marrs, Summer Rodman, David Audet, Melissa Fair, Frank Messina, Naomi Butterfield, Joe Howden, Vanessa Blakeslee, Ilyse Kusnetz, Silvia Curbelo, Mitzi Gordon, Nola Garrett, David Durney and James Tokley Sr.
FreeSaturday, June 11th, 2:00 - 2:30 PM  King Corona Cigar Bar
1523 East 7th Avenue, Ybor City, 33605 (map)

Tampa: Art, Poems, Stories

Artists reception and readings. Saturday, June 11th. Writers include Kim Buchheit, Rachel Kapitan, Dina Mack, Summer Rodman, David Audet, Melissa Fair, Frank Messina, Naomi Butterfield, Joe Howden, Vanessa Blakeslee, Ilyse Kusnetz, Silvia Curbelo, Mitzi Gordon, Nola Garrett, David Durney, and James Tokley Sr. Artists to be announced.
Tre Amici at the Bunker 3:00-5:00 PM
1907 N. 19th Street, Tampa, FL 33605 (map)


  1. Thanks for coming to the show at Gram's place last night. Peace, Karen Z aka "the cuban sandwich"

  2. Karen! So good to hear from you. What a great Cuban Sandwich you made. That was a memorable time at Gram's. Great music, great friends, great space. Superb. (I will be reviewing that soon)