Friday, January 17, 2014

This Lone Survivor Weekend, January 17th-18th, 2014.

Loving the cold...

Friday, January 17th 2014

Abby Markov at Tay Cho Gallery - Beauty of Encaustics...the art of painting with pigmented wax.
395 E Summerlin St, Bartow, Florida. 5-8PM.

From Jan. 6 - 17, the Centre Gallery at the University of South Florida will host Converge by The Focus Group, featuring works by Ariel DeWitt, Alan Phan, Scott Pierce, Hillary Reed, Jeremy Rivera, Kristen Roles, Candyce Strayer, and Erica Wold. Visitors to the gallery will encounter work that will serve as an aggregate display of the processes and styles currently being explored by the group’s members.

The Focus Group is an organization of Pre-professional Artists working through the mediums of photography, video art, and installation. Creating digitally, in film, or with alternative processes, the artists are coming together from a scope of artistic directions and conceptual intentions in one collective exhibition. Please be aware that some of the images will include adult themes and explicit content.

DessART, Centre Gallery’s opening reception for this exhibit, will be held on Jan. 6 from 12 – 1pm. The closing reception for Converge will be held from 7 – 9pm on Friday, Jan. 17, 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 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Join us to celebrate the first 25 years of the USF Contemporary Art Museum.
The USF Contemporary Art Museum celebrates its 25th anniversary with 'CAM@25: Social Engagement' to highlight its history of bringing artists, and the practice of making contemporary art, to the Tampa Bay community. This selection of installations serves to mark CAM’s extensive history of exhibitions, commissions and collaborations with artists whose practices and projects embrace an ethos of responsible social meaning, purpose and motivation in the public sphere. Artists include Los Carpinteros (Cuba/Spain), Pedro Reyes (Mexico), and Janaina Tsch├Ąpe (Brazil/Germany).
3821 Holly Drive, Tampa, Florida  ______________________________________________________________________

Saturday, Jan 18th 2014


 Carol Carter Watercolor Workshop.
Don't miss this amazing opportunity to
learn to paint wet and loose with brilliant and bold color
with Carol Carter ( Carter is known internationally for her explosive use of water and color in painting. Her technique is fundamental, yet immediately accessible to the beginning artist. She has held workshops internationally and teaches at Maryville University in St. Louis, MO. Come and learn inventive color and fluid watercolor technique that incorporates painting from the heart!
JANUARY 18 & 19, 2014
$350 Registration Fee



 Etch your own glass at Duncan McClellan Glass.

Beginning on January 18th and happening every Third Saturday, the Duncan McClellan Gallery will host a “Design Your Own Etched Glass” event. For $35 per person, you can design your own wine glass or plate, enjoy a glass of champagne, sparkling cider or a mimosa then watch as your design gets sandblasted and comes to life! All ages are welcome.

This experience includes a tour of our 7800 square foot facility with its galleries of revolving exhibitions featuring internationally renowned glass artists, the tropical fruit orchard, inner and outer courtyards and working Hot Shop (you may be lucky enough to catch our hot glass artists at work!).

Time slots available are 10am, 12pm and 2pm. During this two hour session, Danyell will assist you in cutting out or creating your own designs and applying them to your chosen glass piece. During the 2nd hour, one of our assistants will sandblast your artwork while you relax in our sculpture garden or browse the gallery sipping on your libation. Once finished, you are able to take your masterpiece home with you that day.

Choose your time and register today!

****Gift Certificates for future classes are available in quantities of 2, 4 or 8 people. Great for a group of friends or a family gathering! Buy a gift certificate today!

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5pm and by appointment.


At Bottega d’Arte Galleria last Sat Jan 11 featuring the solo
Exhibit of T.CRIS ALENCAR and Tamira Powell during
the Second Saturday Art Walk don’t feel bad.
from 6-9 pm. But this time not only presenting T.Cris Alencar
and Tamira Powell but also Mirella Cimato.
The 3 artists are together to invite the general public and friends to this “informal get together night” to appreciate their art and say “good bye” to our dear Tamira that is traveling back to Brazil for several months.
Bring your friends to enjoy the live entertainment and the Art Show. Lot of artists will be present.


“Sir Dr. Admiral Rupert Xavier’s Paper Plane Flights to Exotic Mind Destinations” is a supernatural history travelogue and a thrilling journey through the life and fantasy of Sir Dr Admiral Rupert Xavier, featuring melancholy spirits, platonic romance, non-scientific facts, and award-winning haircuts.

Featuring new work by Daniel Mrgan

About Sir Dr. Admiral Rupert Xavier:

Just who is Sir Dr. Admiral Rupert Xavier? Truthfully, not much is known about him (probably the way he would prefer it), but these are the facts: He was an only child and grew up on a street with no other children; he considered himself a deep man, but didn’t care for making waves or water-related metaphors; he was a man of many fears who suffered from dozen daytime anxieties, and at least three nighttime ones; He enjoyed his job as a Google car driver because it combined his love of maps and street photography; his hobbies were making and flying paper planes, collecting and analyzing viruses, and daydreaming about awesome adventures in nonexistent locations; he had a pet snail named Chekov and one best friend called Rooster Bronson; his favorites foods were pistachio ice-cream soup, and soft boiled eggs; he was not on Facebook. And those are the facts. The rest is anyone’s guess.

About the artist:

Daniel Mrgan is a graphic designer, illustrator, and woodburner residing in awesome St. Petersburg, Florida. His work and influences can best be described as one small, weathered building on the edge of town with creaky wood floors and a broken elevator, occupied by tenants such as silent cinema, Eastern-European stop-motion animation, folk art, melancholy, and music – all sitting around, drinking tea, eating soft boiled eggs, and watching Olympic games, nature documentaries, and vintage cartoons all night long.



An OPEN invitation
for ANY AND ALL artists

Just arrive at The Oleson Gallery between the hours of 1 pm and 7 pm on Saturday January 18th to hang your own work wherever you like! Hammers, nails and tags will be provided. All mediums welcome. Doors open to the public at 7 pm with with food and drinks and a DJ to greet you. Later on, amazing live music by Goodnight Neverland, The Patients, and Mountain Holler, followed by an OG after party. We'll see you all there!


We shall gather as a musical tribe once more for Tarot readings, poetry and musicial mayhem from Shepherd Boy Records recording artist Direwood and the very cream of the crop of local artists.
All in celebration of everyone's favorite gothic horror poet's birthday. Proceeds go directly to The Venture Compound.
7:30 Welcome. First poets session of the evening.
7:50 Sara Smith- Smith Lavander
8:10 Poet Session two
9:05 Rest in Satin Silence
9:35 Future Lab Rats
10:05 Direwood
10:35 Poet Session Three
11:00 Hell Garbage
11:30 BLK MAS
12:00 Hanging with Mr. Carradine
12:20 DC 9V
12:50 Final Remarks and Poet Session four
1:00 Whitey Alabastard.
Poetry readings by Wayne S. Williams, Michael Couling, Wayne Mason, Alexander Cole Eisenberg, Eric Walz, Augustus Sol Invictus, and more!
Tarot Readings: Mystic Noesis and Prema Dasi.
Dress: Black, Goth, Edgar Allen Poe, Party Hats, Black Balloons, Fake Moustaches. Please bring these things!

What I envision is music, poets, music, poets, music, poets and music .and poets

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