Saturday, June 7, 2014

This Weekend, June 6th-7th 2014

Friday, June 6th

Two special events this ‘First Friday’ @ Tempus Projects
REDUCED/SHELVED & The Mostly-Morrissey Dance Party Fundraiser
Friday, June 6th, 2014 at 7pm


Tempus Projects is pleased to announce thier summer group show: REDUCED/SHELVED. This exhibtion combines two popular Tempus exhibitions, REDUCED: an exhibition of black, white and grey artwork priced at $500 or less, and SHELVED: a small-scale sculpture exhibition. REDUCED/SHELVED opens Friday June 6, 2014, with an opening reception from 7-10PM. Featured artists include: Diran Lyons, Becky Flanders, Lauren Garber Lake, Taylor Pilote, Tyler Jopek, Christopher Wharton, Cor Fahringer, Corbett Fogue, Hildebrando Bellizio, Duarte Carvalho and Roger Chamieh.

The event is free and open to the public but donations are greatly appreciated. Refreshments and snacks will be offered. Classes and groups are encourged and welcomed.

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.

This event is sponsored in part by the Mermaid Tavern.

What: REDUCED/SHELVED; Public reception/art exhibition, refreshments.
When: Friday, June 6, 7-10pm
Where: Tempus Projects; 4636 N. Florida Ave. Tampa, FL 33603
More: Stick around after the reception for our dance party fundraiser: "Dance Your Legs Down to the Knees Mostly-Morrissey Dance Party Fundraiser". DJ Gabe Echazabal will spin mostly-Morrissey related tunes for us for us. After June's First Friday Seminole Heights starts to wind down stay out and enjoy a cell-phone-free dance party. $5 suggested donation at the door. All proceeds support future programming at Tempus Projects.

The Dance Your Legs Down to the Knees Mostly-Morrissey Dance Party Fundraiser

You'll be dancing and laughing and finally living...

Please join us for a "Dance Your Legs Down to the Knees Mostly-Morrissey Dance Party Fundraiser". After June's First Friday Seminole Heights starts to wind down, stay out and enjoy a cell-phone-free dance party. Also check out the REDUCED/SHELVED exhibition. $5 suggested donation at the door. All proceeds support future programming at Tempus Projects.

Tempus is having a dance party.
We really want you to come.
We really want you to dance.
-or you can just watch if you are into that.
Gabe Echazabal will spin mostly-Morrissey related tunes for us.
NO cell phones and NO cameras in the main gallery.
You can use and check (secure) your technology in the 'cell phone lounge’ or outside.
$5 at the door. (Most fun mini-fundraiser ever.)

What: Dance Your Legs Down to the Knees Mostly-Morrissey Dance Party Fundraiser, refreshments.
When: Friday, June 6, 9:30-11:30pm
Where: Tempus Projects; 4636 N. Florida Ave. Tampa, FL 33603
More: Get here early for REDUCED/SHELVED; Public reception/art exhibition, refreshments and ‘First Friday Seminole Heights” 7-10 PM.


On Friday, June 6th, join Leslie Neumann and Susan Gott at the Gadsden Arts Center in Quincy, Florida (near Tallahassee) for HOT WAX, HOT GLASS featuring amazing individual pieces of artwork as well as several creations pairing two unlikely mediums of cast glass and wax encaustic into gorgeous collaborations.

Both artists live, work and play along the West coast of Florida, from Tampa Bay to Aripeka, to the springs of Weeki Wachee. Avid conservationists, both artists have a deep love and respect of Florida, the aquifers, the wetlands, the wildlife and the precious resources of the region. This understanding crosses over to a deeper spiritual understanding that ties the work and the artists together. Leslie and Susan both use material and process to influence color and form in their work.

At 6:30pm, both artists will take a few minutes to speak about their individual works and collaborations.

Leslie, working with encaustic (hot wax) and oil paint, applies the paint and wax to a surface while hot, and as it congeals she scrapes away colors, engraves words or pictographs, resulting in a rich luminous surface.

Susan casts molten glass directly from a furnace burning at 2300ºF, and incorporates images, symbols, inclusions and color, inspired by nature with ancient symbolism.

Together their friendship and common interest in the natural world served to create a new means of expression in their mutual interest in the spiritual. “Our technical discussions of how we were going to make something did not preclude our deeper understanding of what the work was about. The creation of these works allowed a new crossing into our own interest in the mystic. This mutual understanding was really exciting for us. We quickly worked through the technical challenges and timelines, and what we produced was beyond our expectations.“ –Susan Gott

About Leslie
Leslie Neumann received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California, and a Master’s Degree in painting from New York University in Manhattan. Her images are inspired by the raw, primitive energy of the wetlands and the vast, cosmic night sky that surround her. Made with oil paint and encaustic, the hot wax is applied with a brush. As it cools, the artist scrapes through to reveal other layers of color, resulting in a luminous and textured surface. Read more here:

About Susan
Susan Gott holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Kent State University and has studied at Pilchuck, Penland, Haystack and Arrowmont Schools for glass. She has worked in glass for over 30 years and specializes in large scale, cast glass sculpture that incorporates steel or stone. Each sculpture is created using a sand mold process where each piece is individually hand carved, colored, cast from the molten glass, and hand polished to reveal the interior. The work embodies her interest in mythological symbolism and philosophies from ancient cultures that express the union of human being and nature. The resulting glass, with primitive qualities and metaphors, are a visual re—presentation of the cycles of life. Read more here:

(All photo credits go to Blanchette Photography)

Hors d'oeuvres & beverages from 7-9pm

Exhibit runs June 6–August 2, 2014

Saturday, June 7th

☛ Art Opening - The highly anticipated blockbuster art exhibition, "My Generation: Young Chinese Artists," debuts at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida (and the Tampa Museum of Art)

Saturday Morning Market's first Summer Market in Williams Park from 9 am-1 pm
St. Pete Indie Market from 12-6 pm on 7th St & Central and inside The Local 662 -
Brocante Market - 9 am-7 pm Saturday and 9 am-5 pm Sunday
Grand Central District Association Flea, Antiques & Collectibles Market from 9 am-4 pm on the 2500 Block of Central Avenue
(separate post to come on who'll be at Williams Park & the Indie Market)

St. Pete Running Company's Running Class - How to Run -

Florida Orange Groves Winery's Wings & Wine from 1-3 pm - only $5 - call for reservation: (727) 347-4025
St. Pete Makers' 1st Bots and Beer event at Green Bench Brewing Co. from 4-7 pm - $15 donation gets you a beer, some grub and hands on bot time (proceeds benefit St. Pete Makers)
St. Pete Pride Food Truck Rally at Georgie's Alibi St. Petersburg from 4-11 pm - special Pride rally with entertainment (all ages, but 21+ over only inside the bar)

Friends of Mirror Lake Library Annual Summer Book Sale (9 am-3 pm) -
Hannah's Homeless Fundraiser at Watersister Dry Goods (10 am-4pm) -
Central Oak Park Neighborhood Association Fundraiser at GayStPete House (12-4 pm) -
Mad Hatters Ethnobotanical Tea Bar's Pitbull Adoption Party/Fundraiser (4-9 pm) -

Smells Like Teen Lit: Teenage Wasteland II at Planet Retro Gallery - readings by local writers, music & art (hosted by Wordier Than Thou, Heather Jones & Planet Retro - proceeds benefit Eckerd Youth Alternatives / bring a new children's or YA book to donate) -

The Venture Compound's "An Evening with Paris & the Night" (Mark Castle and The Craigslist Killers) -

Tampa Bay Rowdies play Minnesota United FC at Al Lang #COYR *Buy your tickets and support our hometown team! ☚

— with Jesse Thelonious Vance and 34 others.

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