Friday, January 29, 2016

First known Flash Night Photographs of Wildlife.

With a magnesium flash triggered by a tripwire, George Shiras shot some of the world’s first nocturnal wildlife photographs.

Knoedler fake Rothko trial.

Pivotal art fraud trial could change the legal landscape.
It should provide guidance on who is responsible when forgeries are sold

About Creatives.

Very interesting and sobering observations about creatives.

Artist Sues to Save Mural.

Artist sues to save mural.
DETROIT — Michigan kicked off 2016 with all kinds of breaking litigation news.

Guggenheim's Latin American Show.

Hardened categories: The Guggenheim and Latin American Art.
MEXICO CITY — Lumping together groups of artists who have nothing more in common than geography is a risky curatorial proposition that often leads to mayhem.

Fluctuations in our perception of time.

Fluctuations in our perception of time, situational, personal and cultural. Fascinating.
maradon 333/ShutterstockHow we think of time can lead to some odd results. For example, imagine your co-worker says next Wednesday’s…

Christo and his new Project: Floating Piers

Christo on his newest project, Floating Piers which will be in Italy.
The artist spoke to high school students in Chelsea about the project, which is to open to the public in a northern Italian lake in June.|By Joshua Barone

Art Splash at Hidden Springs Aleworks. 2/13 = 3/6 2016

February 13-March 6, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 13, 7:30-10pm
SPLASH-PARILLA ART BASH, closing reception, March 6, noon-4pm
Hidden Springs Ale Works, Tampa Heights, 1631 North Franklin Street

Tampa, Florida: Local artists Tim Gibbons of Funky As A Monkey Art Studio and Teri Navajo of She Paints Things join forces to bring a unique collection of local art by fifteen local artists to the craft beer community in the art show and sale, ART SPLASH AT HIDDEN SPRINGS ALEWORKS. The opening reception for Art Splash at Hidden Springs is February 13, 2016, beginning at 7:30 pm. Join us for this pre-Valentine's day event filled with art, delicious beer by Hidden Springs Ale Works, music and a food trucks fair, including Italian food trucks and Bobby-Daddy Food Truck which matches funky and delectable menu items with beers. Hidden Springs will be open for self-guided mini-tours during the event. Seating in the tasting room will be available for art lovers as they enjoy casual dining while embracing the local art of fifteen fun, fresh and edgy artists. The closing reception on March 6, from noon-4pm, is it’s own special event:  SPLASH-PARILLA ART BASH, March 6, noon to 4pm. SPLASH-PARILLA ART BASH will also include food trucks, music and a pop-up Vinyl Show and Sale presented by MicroGroove Vinyl and Records, “a Seminole Heights gem”. Both the opening and closing events at Hidden Springs Ale Works are FREE and open to the public. Hidden Springs Ale Works,,  is open Sundays, noon-9pm, Wednesdays-Thursdays, 5pm-10pm, Fridays: 3pm-12am, Saturdays, noon-12am and is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.  Tim Gibbons, of Funky As A Monkey Art Studio, is a well-known artist, art instructor and curator of several downtown Tampa restaurant galleries as well as an art events coordinator and promoter. Tim has taught art extensively throughout the Tampa Bay area for over 40 years. His work has been shown extensively throughout Tampa, including the Gasparilla Art Festival, in Texas and Oregon. His work is on permanent display in the Brooklyn Art Library Museum’s SKETCHBOOK  project as well as Artbook TampaBay. Tim’s poetry is also featured in the new poetry anthology published through Amazon by the Life Enrichment Center. Terri Navajo is an emerging abstract artist who is the Social Media and Marketing manager at Coppertail Brewing Company. Teri teaches abstract/expressive painting classes through her firm, SHE PAINTS THINGS. Terri also organizes events and shows throughout Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg breweries and art venues. Her work is currently being considered for the Gasparilla Arts Festival. For more information please contact, 813.231.2579, or Teri Navajo at SHOP LOCAL, BUY LOCAL and  SUPPORT LOCAL ARTISTS AND OUR ARTS COMMUNITY!
Navajo and Jayne Lisbeth

Aquiferious at HCC Ybor.


The Springs of Florida, featuring Margaret Ross Tolbert

February 4-26, 2016

Margaret Ross Tolbert’s large, brilliant paintings of the North Florida Springs are featured in this exhibition. Other contributing Florida artists, photographers, and filmmakers include Jill Heinerth, Mark Long, Tom Morris and springs maps by Eric Hutcheson and Georgia Shemitz. Over the past 25 years these artists have worked to document some of the spring’s unique features. They emphasize the urgent need for the preservation of Florida’s freshwater springs and the Floridan Aquifer that feeds them.

Reception with the Artists:  Thursday Feb 4, 4:30-7:15pm

Artists’ Talks begin at 6:15pm

Video shorts by Florida filmmakers with panel: 7:30pm, Mainstage

Performing Arts Building, Palm Ave & 15th Street, Ybor City

Gallery hours: Mon & Weds-Fri 10am-4pm; Tues  Noon-7pm 
 Free and open to the public

Beth Kokol Landscape Show.

Looking forward to seeing you!  
February 12, 5-9 PM Artists' Reception
February 13, 11 AM Public Lecture by Keiji Shinohara
February 12-14 Gallery Show
Cant wait for you to meet these three wonderful and talented artists.
Keiji Shinohara
Keiji Shinohara is a nationally renowned Master Print Maker.  His nature-based abstractions are printed on handmade kozo paper using water-based pigment onto woodblocks in the ukiyo-e style-the traditional Japanese printmaking method dating to 600 CE.  
Beth Kokol

Gallery owner and artist, Kokol has been creating art since she was a child, holding her first one women show upon college graduation, and since showing across Florida and the Southeast.  Kokol has commissioned work with collectors across the country and has spent years teaching. 
Fadi Matar
Fadi Matar is a Tampa-based physician who has practiced in the field of interventional cardiology for 22 years.  More recently, he discovered and perfected a passion for photography.  Much of Matar's work focuses on nature. 
Beth Garcia

Beth Garcia is Scapes' emerging artist.  Garcia has been a student of Beth Kokol's for many years, appearing in her student shows.  Garcia has been painting for more than six years, with a focus on landscapes.  This is Garcia's first professional show. 
Beth Kokol Arts LLC, 3318 Bay to Bay Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33629
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Nuance Galleries demonstration with Dena Tollefson.

804 S. Dale Mabry, Tampa
(813) 875-0511
Her works will be shown through February

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Dena Tollefson will be demonstrating her Daubist painting style on Saturday, February 6th from 1-3 pm.  Come by see her paintings and watch her as she creates live an amazing work of art.
Dena believes every day is a new creation and her love and joy for life is shown in her works of art
Asa's Sky from her Creation Series
Our gallery is always a visual treat as we exhibit art from our Cuban collection, our many great Florida artists and the great artists like Alvar, Pino, Sam Park, Viktor Shvaiko and Charles Fazzino.

Nude Nite Coming up. Both in Orlando and Tampa,

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Upcoming Janice Saavedra show at Bamboozle.

Dear Editors:  Please see the press release below for the upcoming show, "The Art of Janice Saavedra" at Bamboozle Tea Lounge, Febaury 11-March 10, 2016.  The reception for the show, featuring complimentary appetizers, is February 11, beginning at 6pm.  I have also attached jpg images to this email which can be used in conjunction with the announcement of this art exhibit. Should you have any questions please feel free to contact me at this email address or at 813.231.2579.  Thank you for supporting the arts in our community! Tim Gibbons & Jayne Lisbeth

Bamboozle Tea Lounge presents:
The Art of Janice Saavedra
February 11-March 10, 2016

Bamboozle Tea Lounge, located at 109 N. 12th Street in the Channelside District of Tampa will be exhibiting the art of well known artist and entrepreneur, Janice Saavedra.  The opening reception for Janice’s show is February 11 featuring Bamboozle Tea Lounge's complimentary appetizers beginning at 6pm. Janice is a self-taught artist whose professional studies and background focused on graphic arts, design and lithography. She has been the recipient of numerous industry and national awards for creative design. Janice is also co-owner with her husband of MLI Marketing Solutions, which began as Martin Lithograph, Inc. in 1970. Janice’s work represents a visual collection of thoughts and inspiration brought forth by her memories, travels and influences, both literal and figurative, as perceived by her imagination. Janice takes classes at the Life Enrichment Center. As well as art she pursues her passion for sailing. Her work has been shown throughout the Tampa Bay area and the Florida State Fair. To view more of Janice’s art visit For information on classes at the Life Enrichment Center visit or call 813.932.0241, or Tim Gibbons at 813.231.2579. The Bamboozle Tea Lounge is open Mondays-Fridays, 10:30 - 9pm, Saturdays 11-9pm and Sundays 11-3pm. Stop by to view the show and to enjoy fresh fruit smoothies, Pho soups, spring rolls and other delectable Southeast Asian cuisine. Coffee, a variety of teas, wine and beer are also available.

Hyperbolic Chamber Music @ Venture Compound.

Hyperbolic Chamber Music:
Percussion & Electronics   

SUNDAY 1/31/2016  
2pm  $10 

Featuring Victor Pons, percussion and electronics. 

The program includes works by Eduardo Campos, Laurent Durupt, Karlheinz Essl, Sean Hamilton, Baljinder Sekhon, Geoff Sheil, and Steven Snowden.

Modern percussionist Victor Pons "stretches the bounds of electronics and vibraphone" -ArtsATL. He is dedicated to advancing new music in confluence with today’s technological trends. The Goat Farm Arts Center describes him as being “amongst the radicals reshaping musical parameters.” His particular interest is in performing new works with live electronics with an emphasis on vibraphone. Before moving to Illinois he was honored as one of Atlanta’s 30 under 30 for his work with vibraphone and electronics. In 2014 he was selected for three performances at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) in Indianapolis, Indiana. Two solo works were presented at PASIC Tech Day 2.0 and a chamber work at PASIC Focus Day 2014. In 2015 his lecture recital “Ampere: Performing Intuitively With Electronics” was presented at Transplanted Roots: Percussion Research Symposium in Montreal, QC.

The Venture Compound needs your support, you can help us keep this program going strong by donating to our 501(c)3 nonprofit. Help make a home for experimental arts that exists nowhere else. Use the links below to donate through PayPal or become a member from our website. We are also looking to grow our volunteer list - if you are interested in volunteering with us let me know!
Thank you for your support,
Emmy Lou

Performance Artist on Instagram.

Performance Art on IG.
(There's many, many more)
"You should learn that everyone is lying online.”|By Corinne Purtill

Ishiuchi Miyako, Japanese Photographer.

Ishiuchi Miyako, woman photographer of a Noir post - war Japan.
LOS ANGELES — The story of Yokosuka, as told by photographer Ishiuchi Miyako, takes place in lonely, foreboding streets, where the miracle of Japan’s postwar economy seems to not have shaken off th…

Earliest Depiction of a Volcanic Eruption?

Is this the earliest depiction of a volcanic eruption?
Since its discovery in 1994, the Chauvet-Pont d’Arc cave in southern France has been a rich site for researchers to study prehistoric art, which includes early…

Studio Porn.

Today's studio porn.
Artist studios in California, Michigan, New York, Rhode Island, and the US Virgin islands.

Best Camera?

I'm asked " which is the best camera for X dollars"? All the time, and very few people like the idea that the choice should involve some thought and input from them.
Anything looked at long enough becomes everything.
It's often said all modern cameras are good, and it's true. But it's also close to meaningless. It seems to imply that it doesn't matter which camera you buy, yet…


Thornton Dial Passes away.

Thornton Dial passes away. Discovered at 50, illiterate who made art before he knew what it was, redefined the range of folk art.
Carla Bristol
Dial.© THORNTON DIAL/STEPHEN PITKIN/PITKIN STUDIO Artist Thornton Dial, who used found objects, fabric, and paint to make astounding, intricate wall reliefs

FIrst Modern/Contemporary Museum in Indonesia.

Jakarta, Indonesia, will get its first Modern/Contemporary Museum.
A rendering of the Museum MACAN facade.COURTESY MUSEUM MACAN A new institution in Jakarta,…

The Danish Girl

This movie (and Straight Outta Compton) should have been nominated. I went to see it expecting an LGBT epic, found an outstanding, intensely human,  Love story.

Renowned Sculptor Jaume Plensa at Tampa Museum of Art

From the Jaume Plensa show at The Tampa Museum of Art. See this, eat something at Sono cafe, walk by the water. This is an outstanding sculptor.

Barry Moses Portrait.

Poet Barry Moses acting out a scene from "The Philadelphia Experiment" at the Gulfcoast Arts fundraiser last night "Carnivale Obscura" at Bottega (more on this later). Barry's a blast.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Portrait of yours truly by Eva Avenue.

Photo by Eva Avenue.

Marilyn Minter's controversial work.

Marilyn Minter, a controversial artist.
DENVER — Marilyn Minter’s life’s work, four decades of which are brought together in Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, presents the viewer with a Lacanian mirro…

Ya La'ford Mural unveiled.

The unveiling of the Ya La'ford mural at the Manhattan Casino with Maureen McDole, Mitzi Jo Gordon, Wayne David Atherholt and many many more.