Monday, February 17, 2014

This Ragnarok Weekend, 2/17-2/23 2014.

So...according to the Vikings, the world ends on Saturday (Ragnarok), but apocalypses have a bad record, so make plans regardless.

Tuesday, 2/17

El Centro Cultural Artes del Libro se complace en invitarle a la inauguración de:

¨Tonerworks: A Networked Press¨, del artista estadounidense Reed Altemus, quien junto con la exposición de arte presentará una selección de 24 de las 28 plaquettes que conforman la colección publicada bajo su sello independiente (Tonerworks).

Fecha: martes 18 de febrero, 2014.
Recepción: 7pm.

Centro Cultural Artes del Libro| Callejón Ocampo, Privada No. 1670, segundo piso. Entre Negrete y Ocampo, entre calles 8a. y 9a., Zona Centro, Tijuana, B.C., México.


Editor independiente y prominente artista de Arte Correo (Mail Art), Reed Altemus es fundador de Toner Works –editorial bajo la cual publica portafolios de arte postal de artistas contemporáneos-. Su colección del llamado copier art es una de las más grandes en el mundo.

Nacido en en Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, en 1961, y con residencia actual en Portland, Maine, Estados Unidos, Altemus ha cursado estudios de literatura (BA English, 1985), y se ha desenvuelto como un artista autodidacta. Anteriormente músico, inició en el arte correo en 1989 a través de The Texas Magazine, de Daniel Plunkket, además de experimentar con arte visual, xerografía, sellos de goma y otras formas de comunicación. Actualmente realiza arte correo y distintas formas de networking electrónico, haciendo uso de plataformas como el email y Facebook, entre otros.

Además de Estados Unidos, su obra ha sido exhibida en Suiza, Bélgica, Brasil, Rusia, Alemania, Inglaterra, Portugal, Italia, China, Panamá, Irlanda, Argentina, México, Hungría, Canadá, Colombia, España, Serbia, Stonia, Austria, Suecia y Japón.


Centro Cultural Artes del Libro is pleased to invite you to the opening of the art exhibit:

¨Tonerworks: A Networked Press ¨, by Reed Altemus (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA).

The artist will also be presenting a selection of 24 of the the second series of booklets issued by his micropress Tonerworks, which consists of twenty-eight separate booklets.

Date: Tuesday February 18, 2014.
Reception: 7pm.

Centro Cultural Artes del Libro| Callejón Ocampo, Privada No. 1670, segundo piso. Entre Negrete y Ocampo, entre calles 8a. y 9a., Zona Centro, Tijuana, B.C., México.

REED ALTEMUS is a prominent mail artist and founder of Toner Works - a publishing concern that publishes portfolios of copier art by contemporary artists. Professor Altemus has one of the most extensive archives of copier art in the world.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1961, he currently lives in Portland, Maine. He had been educated in literature (BA English 1985), and is self-taught in art. Formerly a musician, he started mail-art in 1989 through The Texas magazine of Daniel Plunkett. He experimented with visual art, xerography, rubber stamps, and other forms of communication. He met Carlo Pittore, an influence who became a friend until his death in 2005. Through him met Bern Porter.

In 1991 he discovered email at university and applied it to art networking immediately. He worked for the internet art journal FineArt Forum (National Science Foundation) for two years as database moderator and compiled a list of Internet Art Resources, at the time the most comprehensive of its kind (only one before had been compiled by Bob Gale). In 1992 he compiled an International Descriptive Bibliography of Copy Art. But he even continued to do mail art along with the research. In 1996 he began working in xerography exclusively and developed a small oeuvre between 1996 and 2006. He still does works in xerography on occasion.

In 2006 he realized that the technology was changing, providing fewer and fewer opportunities for the kinds of interventions he had developed, and so he began to turn towards working with the computer, (Corel Draw and Photoshop), which became and remain the main tools up to the present. He continuously does mail-art, printed matter and electronic networking via email, FaceBook, other platforms.


 Thursday, 2/19



Join us at Planet Retro Gallery for another great FREE, ALL AGES show! This time we have touring band The Sky Captains of Industry from Brooklyn, NY, local sweethearts Broken Things, and the legendary Kevin K Band! Remember, it's a FREE show but please bring a few $ to donate to the bands (suggested donation is $5). We will have adult beverages available for donations, AND the shop will be open during the show for your late night shopping pleasure. DJ Rozak will be spinning vinyl too!

Come out and support YOUR scene!!!


CONTAIN IT! is a multi-media installation fair, where 10 artists transform the interior of POD(S) to create an alternate vision/environment. Staged on the grounds of DFAC, this event is in its 7th year. Combined with Trashy Treasures art auction preview + Eat This! Food Truck Rally—it is one of DFAC’s most popular happenings.

This year’s curator for CONTAIN IT! is Christine Renc-Carter. Currently, Curator of the St. Petersburg College Art Collection, Carter is a visual artist with fifteen years professional experience in museums and galleries. She has been immersed in the art world her entire life and was a participating artist in Contain It! in 2009.


Friday, February 21st & Saturday, February 22nd!

Friday, February 21st - Contain It! main event is in the evening, 6-9pm. Coincides with Trashy Treasures held inside DFAC.

There will be also live music, food and beverages.
DFAC's most beloved annual events combine an ART Auction-Party-Garage Sale-Installation Fest + Mini Food Truck Rally AND Craft Beer BREW-haha!

$5 admission to Friday night's party includes: Trashy Treasures Art Auction (inside DFAC) of the creme de la creme of donated artworks and Contain It! Artists in PODS outdoor installation, *curated by Christine Renc-Carter with live music, food trucks + crafty Brews :))) **LIVE MUSIC by The Nancy Ray-Guns (featuring Sean Delong)

Come Saturday to peruse and purchase oodles of art, art supplies + other artistic ephemera! The PODS will be open for viewing on Saturday, too and yummies for the tummies courtesy some cool Food Trucks!

Friday, 6-9pm
Saturday, 10am - 2pm

* Shane Hoffman (in collaboration with Pyramid, Inc. students)
* Paula Allen (aka POLLYZOOM)
* Kumpa Tawornprom
* Barbara Hubbard (in collaboration with St. Petersburg College Drawing students)
* Wes Roos
* Eric Voorhis (Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School)
* Nicole Abbett (in collaboration with Paulie-Wu Scarano)
* Theo Georgiou
* Moses Hensley
* Spolek Collaborative - Nathan Beard in collaboration with Corey O'Connor, Aaron Schallenberger, Cate Clark, Marketa O'Connor, and Hallie Schallenberger

1143 Michigan Blvd, Dunedin, Florida 34698

(I wrote about this last year as I assisted Jennifer Kosharek in hanging her PODs installation and hosted it on Saturday).



LOVEY DOVIES (New Orleans) are doing a mini Florida tour and are being joined by Tampa's EARLY FORMS and Orlando's THE NEW LOWS.

Date: Friday, February 21, 2014
Where: The Venture Compound (2621 Fairfield Ave. S., St. Pete 33712)
Doors: 9pm
Cash: $5

Early Forms - This Tampa quartet will tickle your ear holes

the Lovey Dovies - Fuzzed-out indie pop rock from New Orleans

The New Lows - Orlando's punk-indie sweethearts - Kiss Of Death Records

Article 47 - St. Petersburg Experimental/Psych



TEMPUS PROJECTS is pleased to announce our second exhibition of 2014, THE ROOM IS EMPTY: New Moving Images. A group exhibition of innovative works dealing with conceptual and experimental moving images in the media of video, film and projection. Artists include Gigi Lage, Robbie Land, Justin Myers, Daniela Mora & Diran Lyons.

The exhibition runs from February 22, 2014 through March 22, 2014, with gallery hours by appointment and special screenings from participating artists (dates TBA).
The opening reception will take place Saturday, February 22nd, from 7pm - 10pm.
The event is free and open to the public but donations are greatly appreciated. Refreshments and light hors d'oeuvres will be offered. Classes and groups are encouraged and welcomed.

This event is sponsored in part by the Mermaid Tavern. Tempus invites you to join us at the Mermaid for an after-party at 10:00 PM, following the reception. The Mermaid is located at 6719 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL, 33604.

TEMPUS PROJECTS is dedicated to nurturing established and emerging local, national and international artists through exhibitions and events. The project promotes artists working in all media and originates, organizes and hosts exhibitions that engage the Tampa Bay community through the visual arts. Established in 2009, TEMPUS PROJECTS has presented over 43 exhibitions featuring the work of more than 178 artists and collaborators.

Located at 4636 N. Florida Ave.Tampa, Florida 33603 in South Seminole Heights, TEMPUS PROJECTS is highly regarded as cultural catalyst and a neighborhood touchstone. It has contributed greatly to the district’s emergence as a unique and creative local destination. In acknowledgment of its contributions to the arts and the community, Tampa’s Creative Loafing has awarded TEMPUS PROJECTS the "Best Alternative Art Space" Loafie award for three consecutive years. TEMPUS PROJECTS has worked in collaboration with Experimental Skeleton, Silver Meteor Gallery, Tampa’s Downtown Partnership, and Creative Loafing.


Es con mucho pesar que debemos anunciar su próxima experiencia decepcionante en el Venture Compound. Varios artistas de diferentes habilidades y ser vale la pena han perdido toda esperanza y decidió ser en mi show. Para este arte no habrá ningún color. Artista debe vivir en la cárcel de grises. Ya sea o no venir, todavía estoy bebiendo cerveza. 

2621 Fairfield Drive S. Saint Petersburg 


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