Friday, May 17, 2013

This Into Darkness Weekend, May 17th-19th 2013.


Closing reception for Mentiri @ Bleu Acier -


BLEU ACIER Inc. 109 West Columbus Drive  Tampa FL 33602



Persistence of Memory Memoir Writing - Kickstart Your Memoir 
May 21, 2013 (Tuesday)
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Margo Hammond, former book editor of the St. Petersburg Times and founder of the Creative Late Bloomers blog, conducts writing workshops using specific Dali paintings and writings as catalysts for memoir writing. After studying the paintings in class, participants are encouraged to mine their own pasts, particularly their childhoods, refine those memories and artistically transform them into a story that reflects their personal experiences - just as Dali did both on the canvas and on paper. Beginners and non-writers welcome.

Registration is required. Sign up at The price for Dali members has been drastically reduced to $35, so it's a good time to think about joining the museum. The cost for non-members is $65. Art Taco readers, however, can benefit from a $10 discount off the non-member price by contact Bethany Mead, Education Coordinator at or all her at 727-623-4730 and ask for the discount. The discount doesn't apply to the lower member price. 


Various Specifics, Works by Morean Mixed Media Class, group IX @ Gallery 221 HCC Dale Mabry  - Katherine Gibson brings Betsy Orbe Lester and the work of eight of her students to this show. The show is already up. There's a reception on May 23rd, Friday, from 5-7 PM. Through June 27th. All at 4001 W. Tampa Bay Blvd. Tampa. On 2nd floor of the library.

Collectors Seminar

by William K. Zewadski
& Robert "Pancho" Sanchez

Richard Renaldi, Aaron, Liberal, KS 

Friday, May 17th at 7 p.m.
Members FREE, 
  Not-Yet Members $10   
Find out how two regional collectors of photography got started! Attorneys Bill Zewadski and Pancho Sanchez have been collecting photographs for decades.  They will explain their reasons for collecting photography, how it can be affordable for most household budgets, and even which galleries to contact. During this program they will explain their private passions and showcase their personal collections. 
The Tampa Collector's Show and Vivian Maier Out of the Shadows will be on view until June 16th, 2013, at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts.

400 N. Ashley Drive
Cube 200
Tampa, FL 33602


Blowout Sale @ The Morean - 

  • 50% off ALL art glass by David Spurgeon, Pauli Maiville and Douglas Taylor. Special pricing on all other merchandise. Open 12-5pm all three days. Do not miss this opportunity to own beautiful, hand-blown and don't forget LOCAL, glass art at an unbeatable price!

    Come see us at the Glass Studio & Hot Shop! 719 Central Avenue (corner of 1st Ave. N and 7th Street)



Join us for the Cuban Cultural Fest's inaugural year May 18 and 19, 2013.

The Cuban Cultural Fest was establish to celebrate the rich heritage and traditions of the Island nation that have been nurtured and kept alive by Cuban Americans living in the Tampa Bay area. This festival will showcase talented Cuban artists and performers in a cultural celebration that introduces the people of Tampa Bay to an exciting world of talent and culture.

If you thrive on mouth-watering cuisine; if music and dance keep your heart pumping; if great art touches your soul; if you want your kids to learn to groove; and if you want to roll your own cigars, then join the party at the Cuban Cultural Fest!!

We have something for everyone.

Cuba is perhaps the most enigmatic nation in the Americans. Come to our event and get to know what Cuban culture is all about- music, dancing, food and art, and let's not forget the cigars!!!

Admission is not free, but I couldn't find out how much the tickets are. Their link isn't working.


Raise a Toast to The Pier Party - The Pier is about to be closed and demolished (barring last-minute miracles) to make room for The Lens. This is the party to say good-bye to our familiar inverted pyramid. VIP tickets sold out. Otherwise it is free. Join LocalShops1 and the Patch as we celebrate The Pier.

Our daylong celebration will feature local artists, water ski shows, bagpipes,children's activities, live entertainment and more.

At 6 pm, the evening festivities will begin, including celebrity sunset toasts and the Ultimate Pier Cocktail contest! The evening portion will be emceed by legendary TV newsman Arch Deal.

Three of The Pier restaurants -- Cha Cha Coconuts Tropical Bar & Grill, Fresco’s Waterfront Bistro and Jonny Reno’s Waterfront Restaurant & Watering Hole – will each create what they say is the Ultimate Pier Cocktail. The cocktails will be judged with the popular vote as well as celebrity judges, including radio and television personality Nancy Alexander


"Art on The Bay" is Kokol Arts Studio & Gallery's 1st Annual Student Artist's Showcase - a collection of more than 40 original works from her adult art students. Oil, Acrylic, Mixed Media and Pencil will line the walls of the Kokol Arts Studio & Gallery.

Satisfy your palette, interact with the artists, and enjoy wine, beer and hors d'oeuvres.

This event might even inspire your own creative desires!

Cost: FREE
Complimentary Valet Parking

Sponsored by: Four Corners Custom Frame Gallery. All at

3318 West Bay to Bay Blvd, Tampa, Florida 33629
From 5-8 PM. Saturday, May 18th.

Art Exhibit at Bluelucy Gallery

Participating Artists: Daniel Mrgan, Coralette Damme, Robert Phelps, Dan Lasata, Phillip Clark, Adam T, Chad Mize, Stephen Palladino, and Laura Spencer

MIXED BAG Exhibit will run May 18 - June 15. All at 653 Central Ave. St. Pete. 6-11 PM.

Luau Beach Art Party - Marina Williams and her crew bring La Vida Tiki back with TWO pools, bathing suit shows, art, no less than 30 craft beers for the suds connoisseurs, and much more. All for only $10.00 admission. 2030 Central Avenue St. Pete. Saturday, May 18, starting @ 8 PM.


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