|Work by Geff Strik|
It is hard to find, or even see from Central. I missed it the first time around, yet inside it is huge. The building is more than a century old and used to be a banana warehouse. Basically two giant rooms with 2-story ceilings. In the rear room is a cash bar that was being tended by the media liaison (seems redundant). After asking where the artist was, I found Geff Strik, a handsome and well-dressed European man. The space is to be his roomy 4,000 sq. ft. studio, but Geff wants it to multi-task for other arts purposes, such as theater rehearsals, meetings, art events, parties, a place to discuss ideas and help move the arts scene in St Pete to a new place.
|DJ Decibel Nation|
In a corner of the first room, DJ Decibel Nation was effortlessly laying down great sound. [Link]. (Photo courtesy of Lydia Gottardi Photography, copyright 2011, all rights reserved).
|Interior view, 1000 Central|
The space looks as if it is geared mostly for parties, but I have a feeling Strik has some creative surprises in store for the community. This was a great debut, now I look forward to seeing what he does next.