Meet the creative hive that’s transforming the cultural landscape of Tampa, Florida. While the coastal city may still be best known for its cigar-making history and vulnerability to rising sea levels, we discover an animated art scene. This is where new and established studios, public art projects, dynamic DIY galleries, avant-garde festivals, and networked community hubs are inventing fresh opportunities for public engagement with contemporary art.
Voices (alpha order): Janina Awai, Wendy Babcox, Neal Bender, Carrie Boucher, Devon Brady, Warren Cockerham, Liz Dimmit, Bridget and Henry Elmer, Rebecca Flanders, Mitzi Gordon, Sarah Howard, Noelle Mason, Tracy Midulla, Margaret Miller, Libbi Ponce, Jenn Ryan Miller, Gary Schmitt, Bosco Sodi, Jake Troyli, Christian Viveros-Fauné
Sound Editor: Anamnesis Audio | Special Audio Courtesy of Wendy Babcox, Megan Locke and Noisy Womxn; Kalup Linzy and FMoPA; JaTovia Gary, Kristin Reeves and FLEX FEST; Devon Brady and The Echo Quilt | Photos courtesy Tempus Projects, Wendy Babcox, Parallelogram Gallery, FLEX FEST and FreshArtINTL
Tempus Projects supported, in part, this episode.
Related Episodes: Live from the Everglades, Part One and Part Two, Art and the Rising Sea, Modern Portrait of Black Florida
Related Links: Tempus Projects, The Echo Quilt, University of South Florida Institute for Research in Art, Bosco Sodi, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts (FMoPA), Parallelogram Gallery, Quaid Gallery, Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival, St. Pete Women’s Collective, SPACEcraft
About Tempus Projects: Tempus Projects is an alternative space situated in a storefront on Florida Avenue in the South Seminole Heights district of Tampa, Florida. A nonprofit organization operates the space as a way to nurture established and emerging local, national and international artists working in all media. Tempus originates, organizes and hosts exhibitions, events and special projects, to engage the Tampa Bay community through the visual arts. This home-grown cultural initiative has energized the district’s emergence as a unique and creative destination.