Monday, October 21, 2013

This Carrie Week, Oct 21st - 27th.

The Day of The Dead nears...strangeness enters the realm of the living. At least it's getting cooler, or so I read. This last weekend was summer-like in terms of temperatures and humidity.

Monday, Oct. 21st 2013


 "Selene, serene", Molly Matchstick @ Centre Gallery, USF.

From Oct. 21 through Nov. 1, the Centre Gallery at the University of South Florida will host SELENE, serene by Molly Matchstick. Visitors to the gallery will encounter the dreams of the artist all constructed through her personal aesthetic, conveyed through dress design.

Molly Matchstick’s exhibition was motivated by the gallery space sparking an idea to display a runway show. This exhibition, and the concluding fashion show, was inspired by her immediate surroundings, the models who wear her designs on the runway, and her greatest inspirations: the mood and the female. Using locally procured materials, featuring fabrics such as cotton, chiffon, metallic print, and laser-cut suede, Matchstick created a handmade collection of little black dresses complimented with purses and ties.

DessART, Centre Gallery’s opening reception for this exhibit, will be held on Oct. 21 from 12 – 1pm. The closing reception, After Hours Event: Fashion Show, will be held from 7 – 9pm on Thursday, Oct. 31, (Halloween) in the Centre Gallery. The Centre Gallery is located on the second floor of the Marshall Student Center in room 2700, at 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, Fla. It is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 11am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.
For more information, please contact the Centre Gallery at 813-974-5464.



The State of Contemporary Painting, Talk/Discussion @ USF 

Join us for a lively discussion on the state of contemporary painting with a panel featuring Rochelle Feinstein, Artist, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Painting/Printmaking at Yale University, and Elisabeth Condon, Neil Bender, and Ezra Johnson from the USF School of Art and Art History faculty.

Starts @ 6:00 PM

Rochelle Feinstein received a BFA from Pratt Institute in 1975 and an MFA from the University of Minnesota in 1978. She lives and works in New York City. Among recent awards and grants she has received are a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Fellowship, a Joan Mitchell Foundation grant, and a Foundation for Contemporary Performing Arts grant. She was appointed to the Yale faculty in 1994 and is currently professor of painting/printmaking.<>

Neil Bender received his MFA from Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia and his BFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. He also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the ‘Painting’s Edge’ program in Idyllwild, CA, and the Vermont Studio Center. Bender has exhibited his work nationally and has been represented at the Select, Bridge, and Circa PR (in San Juan, PR) Fairs.

Elisabeth Condon received her BFA from Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design and an MFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She attended Yaddo Artist Residency in 2007, Beijing’s Red Gate International Artist Residency in 2005, and Stock 20 International Artist Residency, Taichung, Taiwan, in 2005 and 2004.

Ezra Johnson received an MFA in Painting from Hunter College in New York in 2006 and has exhibited his work at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, Site Santa Fe, and the ICA in Philadelphia as well as at galleries nationally and internationally. He joined the USF School of Art and Art History faculty in Fall of 2013. <>

Tampa, Florida 33620
Intro to Life Figure Drawing @ Softwater Studios with Carrie Jadus -  

Feeling intimidated at open figure drawing? Looking to brush up on your skills?

Carrie Jadus and Mark Aeling are teaching a four week drawing course focused on drawing the figure from life using pencil and charcoal. The course will provide a foundation for live drawing that will leave students feeling comfortable and confident during a live open figure drawing session.

The course will run October 21 to November 11 on Monday evenings from 6:30-9:30. There is a $120 registration fee.

Don't miss out on this opportunity!

Register at:

or call: 727.480.8754
515 22nd Street South, Saint Petersburg,  
 Florida Weird @ Kalesia Tea Lounge, with Cole Bellamy
Does a gangster ghost wander down Nebraska Avenue after midnight? Was Downtown Tampa built on top of a literal Native American Burial Ground? Does a phantom hitchhiker haunt the Skyway bridge? We’ll explore tales of ghosts, cults, magic, and general weirdness from Florida’s past and present.

Instructor Credentials: Cole Bellamy is a writer and teacher, a 5th generation Floridian, he has a healthy interest in local history and folklore.

Materials: Bring a spooky story, if you have one.
   Starts @ 6:30 PM

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013

Figure Drawing @ Soft Water Studios

Every Tuesday we have Open Figure Drawing at Soft Water Studios. Models are nude or partially draped. 2, 5, and 20 minute poses. Easels, benches and tables are available. Bring your own paper & supplies. $7 Model Fee.

515 22nd Street South, Saint Petersburg,  

Friday Oct. 25th 2013


 We have so much to celebrate! It's the Shuffleboard Party of the Century! It's the 100th Anniversary of Shuffleboard in Florida, the City of St. Petersburg will declare October 10th to be Shuffleboard Day, and the club is hosting the 2013 World Singles Shuffleboard Championship Tournament October 21st through
25th for the first time in 30 years!! 15 nations are participating! Wait until you see this cake!

We have some of the most amazing St. Petersburg Artists who will have shuffle art for you to buy! Come join us for the Championship Tournament Closing party and let's show these pro's how we do it in St. Pete! This place matters. Thank you for helping to make the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club as vibrant and relevant as it ever was and for helping us keep one of the most unique parts of the city alive and well. There will be Cycle Brewing, cake (not the band but the confection), food trucks, and photo booths!! Keep St. Pete Shufflin'!

The international players will join us after their awards banquet!

Event photo by Todd Bates. Sponsored by Cycle Brewing.

St. Pete Shuffle Presents: World Tournament After Party and Shuffle Art Show!

Friday, October 25th, 2013 7-11 PM

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Music, Art, Cake and of course SHUFFLIN'!
FREE! (Donations greatly appreciated)
All Ages (Always!)

Live Music By:

6 Volt Rodeo (We'll be dancing and swinging and shufflin' all night!)

DieAlps! (Lovely, waltzy, shufflin' tunes!)

Shuffleboard Art Show with Art by:

Todd Bates
Kristi Capone
Susan Dickson-Nadeau
Bato Ijacic
Matt Kannenberg
Rebekah Eugenia Lazaridis
Pauli Maiville
Chad Mize
Natty Moss-Bond
Christine Page
Lainey Rhodes
Wendy Scarpa Osusky
David Spurgeon
Frank Strunk III
Josh Sullivan


 Most artists are familiar with thinking, “outside the box”. Whether figuring out a way to fit that discarded piece of material on the side of the road (which will be simply perfect for their next art project) into their car or devising a plan on how to manage to pay the bills while continuing to do what they know they’re truly supposed to be doing, artists will find a way to create.

“ART of BOX” is an exploration of that creativity and artists are encouraged to think and submit work that was inspired “inside, outside, on top of, made out of, inspired by, etc.” … any type of box. All submissions must have some type of box included within the piece; whether painted, photographed, made out of or as a subject in a fine art piece, all boxes and mediums, big and small are appropriate.7-11 PM.


Dark Arts @ Fire Station #3 -

$10 entry ($5 KSPL members) | Visit

DARK ARTS is a fundraiser for Keep St. Pete Local and celebrates the darker side of the arts while supporting great local businesses. In addition to an art show featuring 60+artists in all disciplines, DARK ARTS features live entertainment, DJ MEGA, food and libations.

* Costumes or all-black attire is encouraged! Come celebrate Halloween with us in style! *

The creative team putting on DARK ARTS features a host of talented St. Petersburg art and entertainment scene veterans:

- 600 Block rockstars BLUELUCY, known for their impressive shows every month on Central Avenue.
- Entertainment queen Dollface, known for a variety of local events including Halloween favorites Something Wicked… and CarnEvil.
- The king of abnormal, and the wildly popular Abnormality show, Casey Paquet.

DARK ARTS celebrates the occult, the obscure, the forbidden, the dark and the strange. Rituals, ceremonies and rites of passage passed through the secret underbelly of humanity have long fascinated and entertained. Shedding light into the dark corners of the human mind, DARK ARTS pushes artists to detach from their more comfortable subject matter and explore the shadows beneath. The venue itself, a former fire station that has been paused in mid-decay and put on display for all to see what lies beneath the walls we trust, is the perfect backdrop for a show exploring that which lives inside of us all.

Performances and performance artists will also play a part in making this a multi-sensory experience not soon forgotten, while interactive photo opportunities put you in the middle of the show.


Pale Horse
John Revisky
Joe Boccia
Frank Strunk III
Johannah O’Donnell
Sebastian Coolidge (Seabass)
Cake Marques
Daniel Mrgan
Trinity Rivard
Samantha Churchill
Zulu Painter
Laura Spencer
Shan Leah
Patrick Deignan
Jason Sexton
Renee Little
Dysfunctional Grace Art Co.
Joseph Coleman
Jon Fisher
Coralette Damme (The Crafty Hag)
Kevin Nodland (Nodz)
Tara Radosevich
Charlie Parker
Laura Irmis
Mark Mitchell
Derek Donnelly (Saint Paint)
Joshua Whitehead
Deerly Departed
Sara McClarnon
J. Michael Taylor
Adam Graham
Siera Vaughn
Sheri Kendrick
Justin Seabolt (Justice)
Perry Devick
Carrie Boucher
George Retkes
Don Orcutt (Donny O)
Robert X. Rules
Rylan Wright
Joanna Ledingham
Mark Noll
Don Orcutt
Jason Mycol Allen
Salvatore James
Christian Zvonik
Deidra Kriner
Ed Hotchkiss (HKISS)
Sue Woodall (Hey Girl Studio)
Josh Poll (Jash)
Jeffrey Jacoby
Gina Fote
Rebecca Skelton
Sheree Rensel

Station Numberthree
Florida Beer Company
Industrial Strength Inc.
Pabst Blue Ribbon
Fireball Whisky
VLVT Salon
conceptBAIT, inc.
Tim Simmons Photography

Maggie on the Move
Tampa Pig Roast/M-N-M BBQ



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