Saturday, October 4, 2014

This Gone Girl Weekend, October 3rd - 4th

Friday, October 3rd.

Born in Tampa, Florida, Hector Del Campo received his MFA in 2004 at the University of South Florida in Tampa and BFA at the Herron School of Art & Design in Indiana. A first generation Cuban-American, Hector has exhibited extensively and taught across the country and is currently on faculty at Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis, Indiana.

My experience at the Jentel Foundation artist residency program this past summer in Wyoming, gave me the time to explore internally and with my surroundings/environment. This time of focus gave a transformative process of thoughts and feelings into a new avenue of work with multiple dimensions/spaces/constructs and creating multiple meanings. With my continued experimentation with the parallelograms, manipulating the assemblage and its geometric constructions.

Hatchway Gallery, 4101 N Florida Ave. 5:30 PM. Part of Seminole Heights First Friday Art Walk.

Using randomly selected topics, several different artist statements are created by an internet statement generator. These generated statements are distributed to the participating artists, and the artists in turn create new artwork based on them.

Participating artists:
Nathalie Chikhi
Michael Covello
Shawn Pettersen
Selina Roman
Eileen Isagon Skyers
Mikaela Raquel Williams

Artist statements have seen an increasingly substantial role in gallery exhibitions and art making. The skill to articulate the processes and conceptual underpinnings of artwork has largely become a vital part of an art practice. At times, this occurs to such an extent that exhibitions seem to be little more than conceptual exercises and artwork merely reified artist statements. A Machine in the Ghost is a group exhibition and experiment in bringing the practice to its (il)logical conclusion.

The exhibition highlights the academicizing of visual art and its increasingly cerebral nature. However, it further explores the peculiar relationship between humans and technology. Machine in the Ghost is an investigation into the strange unfolding correlation between desire, expression, and algorithms as well as the ways each becomes more ingrained in the others. The exhibit title is a variation on philosopher Gilbert Ryle’s well-known phrase. It alludes to the structure behind an ever more ‘personable’ technology and the growing digital facets of modern living.

Curated by Danny Olda

At Kirk Ke Wang's space 5120 N. Florida Avenue. 5:30

Saturday, Oct. 4th

 Saturday Morning Market Opens...

 100 1st Street SE, 9-2.

Crafty Fest Market our buy local, handmade & vintage fabulous monthly event! It is a fav with the locals and always a great time. All ages welcome & free to the pubic event. Our markets are a ton of fun and feature the best artisans in Tampa Bay including lots of ETSY folks too. Come enjoy the Fest and make a day out of your ARTpool adventure by eating with us at our cafe, shopping with vendors and checking out our funky shop & gallery too!
Sellers can reserve their booth at
The Fests for this season will be hosted at:
ARTpool Gallery located at 2030 Central Avenue, St Petersburg FL 33712


One of my local heroines, Jun Bustamante puts this on, and it is fantastic. Take something home and grow it.



Buster's Antiques will celebrate its grand opening this weekend with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday around 4:30pm followed by a champagne toast and cupcakes. Join us any time this weekend for special discounts, gifts, food and drink. The store is located at 2538 Central Avenue in St. Petersburg, FL and is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m. We offer vintage furnishings, art, collectibles and more. We're excited to be a part of the blossoming Grand Central and Arts Warehouse Districts.


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