July 26, 2010

Art in Public Places

I love going to the opening receptions for new art exhibits.  There is always a lot excitement in the air and it's the best time to actually meet the artists!

I had the good fortune to be juried into the "Unseen" Juried Art Exhibition in the ARC Gallery at MOSI (see sidebar).  The exhibit features paintings, sculpture, photography, fiber, installations and video art that "takes the viewer on a visual journey and exploration of existing and new realities and unique perspectives.  The unseen exhibition features art exploring concepts such as dreams, visions and images that are taken from our current environment, a personal viewpoint and imagined idea."  The exhibit runs through August 27, 2010.   

4801 E. Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL

The ARC Gallery is a very interesting space.  It's tucked behind the IMAX Dome theater.

Reception guests were treated to musical entertainment by Blind Dumb Luck

Here are just a few of 46 pieces of art in this exhibit.  Please visit these artists' websites to learn about them and their work.  Better yet, go to the MOSI and see the entire exhibit for yourself!

"Newborn" by Betty Bolivar

"Launched" by Sally Gilmour

"In the Shadows" by Hooshang Khorsani

"Unreal, Unseen" by Basha Maryanska

"8:47 9/11" by Robert McNabb

"Birdsong" by Jenny Medved

"Shield" by Meg Pierce

"The Outsider" by Gail Rubinfeld

Now that I've whet your appetite, don't you just feel like jumping in your car and driving to MOSI to see this wonderful exhibit!

1 comment:

A 2 Z said...

Hi Pat,

I love museums. My husband not so much. I usually go with my daughters because they are really good artists even though they never pursued it. MOSI looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing.