Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A well-kept secret: Closing receptions @ WTCA

The West Tampa Center for the Arts (WTCA) is one of Tampa's best arts venues, with innovative, fresh and daring exhibits. Its gallery openings are nicely done, usually with a DJ, beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres (those tiny meatballs!). But Maida Millan, gallery director and artist, has a secret: The closing receptions. The one for the WTCA's Star Wars show was intimate and great fun. Here's a few pictures...

On the left, a guardian by the WTCA staircase. On the right, a sculpture and a painting near the NE exterior corner of the building.

The trash compactor's smoke effects were a little overengineered. Note the open window. A sizable cloud of er...galactic nebula drifted out over the parking lot.

Darth V. got the music going with a solo drum circle beating on the skins with his light saber. Princess Leia got her guitar, and an impromptu jam began.

Photograph by Maida Millan
   Above, the partying continued in the Millenium Falcon, which was on autopilot...

A beautiful blonde chanteuse grabbed the mike, and the gallery goers were spellbound.

Congratulations to Maida  and the West Tampa Center for the Arts for a great closing reception. This is a great chance to get to talk with the artists, meet people and have a wonderful, intimate evening.

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