ARTFUL NEIGHBOR SPONSORS
GOOD NEIGHBOR SPONSORS
- MERGECULTURE GALLERY + ILLSOL STUDIO
Illsol is the moniker of the duo Michelle Sawyer and Tony Krol whose work is centered around large scale murals and installations. Get a sneak preview of their new show space "Mergeculture Extended” which is a modular space that transforms the working studio into a secondary gallery space where Sawyer and Krol can display studies, hold group events, and also curate local exhibits to pair with national and international exhibits in the main gallery. On view: Classics - Legends of the South Bronx graffiti movement paired with 8 other contemporary artists displaying custom 1 of 1 Reebok Classics.
illsol.com mergeculture.com INSTA: @_illsol_ @mergeculture
- THE DISCO DOLLS
Located in the South Seminole Heights neighborhood of Tampa, Disco Dolls is a fashion and art production studio and salon offering a selection of unique, hand crafted and innovative brands of apparel and accessories. Disco Dolls features the work of fashion designer and studio director Leigh Anne Balzelas, textile manipulation specialist Kristine Ownley and painter Beth Emery.
thediscodolls.com INSTA: @thediscodolls
- TEMPUS PROJECTS + CUNSTHAUS
Tempus Projects is a non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing local, national and international artists working in all media through exhibitions and events to engage the Tampa Bay community. Additional programs include an artist residency, project space and feminist art collective CUNSTHAUS located in Tempus Projects’ building. On View at Tempus Projects: Sad Tropics by Cristina Molina and Jonathan Traviesa On View at CUNSTHAUS: Year Zero – a juried group exhibition exploring themes that conjure new magic, rituals, and mythologies to transcend polarities and transform cultural attitudes to guide the viewer through these difficult times in contemporary society.
tempus-projects.com INSTA: @tempus_projects @cunsthaus
- THE SPACE
The Space is a community-building collaborative work environment offering a professional and social co-work atmosphere in the heart of the Heights. On view: Selina Román: Low Grade Euphoria includes photography from Román’s series, Revelations in Purgatory, and Please Disturb, where Roman uses Florida motels as a studio to examine issues of identity, perception and place.
spacetampa.com INSTA: @spacetampa
- QUAID GALLERY
QUAID is an artist collective and gallery space located at 5128 N. Florida Ave. Members of the collective act as artists and curators to bring monthly contemporary art exhibitions. Current members include Neil Bender, Anthony Record, Justin Nelson, Sam Newton, Jenn Ryann Miller, Gary Schmitt, and Chasity Williams. The members of QUAID are multi-disciplinary and use drawing, sculpture, painting, collage, video, sound, installation, and performance in their work. On view: You Have a Beautiful Home features work exploring domestic spaces as a setting for intimacy. The exhibition employs sculpture, photography, painting, installation and performance to recast decorative and domestic objects as metaphors for romance, disappointment and femininity. The works disrupts the conventional ideas of interior space and creates a critical yet endeared commentary of the places we inhabit. The exhibition includes new work by Jenal Dolson, Taylor Finke, Tracy Midulla, Jenn Ryann Miller and Libbi Ponce.
quaidgallery.com INSTA: @quaidgallery
- LIVEWORK STUDIOS
Livework is a cooperative design, research, and production facility located in the heart of Tampa’s historic Seminole Heights district. As founders of Livework, Janine Awai, Devon Brady and Michael Lemieux strive continually to bring an ethos of collaboration and cooperation to their work across a variety of media.
On view: Chair Show 2018, featuring the USF SACD Furniture Design Studio usfsacd.tumblr.com
lvwrk.com INSTA: @lvwrk
- COCO HUNDAY
COCO HUNDAY is an exhibition space curated by artist Jason Lazarus and located in the Seminole Heights neighborhood of Tampa, FL. Programming is anchored by solo presentations of emerging and mid-career artists. On view: Colorless green ideas sleep furiously, a solo exhibition by Walter Matthews
cocohunday.com INSTA: @cocohunday
- VINCENT KRAL
The work of Vincent Kral participates in observation, self-definition and resistance. Vincent enjoys making art that is humorous on the exterior but deals with important issues beneath the surface. He strives to give a total experience to the viewer, using video, audio, and sculptural installations to challenge societal pressures and preconceptions.
vincekral.com INSTA: @darthkral
- DIANNE ELMEER + JOHN CATERALL
Located in Old Seminole Heights, the home studios of Diane Elmeer and John Caterall capture the creative spirit and talent of these lifelong artists and educators whose work is inspired by the natural world.
- EASTWILD STUDIOS
Eastwild Studios is an arts complex organized by artist Becky Flanders featuring the studios of artists Samir Bernadez, Néstor Caparró, Victoria Tresepando Escobio, Jay Giroux, Karl Kelly, Kalup Linzy, Jenn Ryan Miller, Gary Schmitt.
- PARALLELOGRAM GALLERY
Parallelogram is an independent gallery space that is part of the larger West Hollywood Square curatorial project and is dedicated to facilitating experimental projects by artists both inside and outside of the Tampa Bay community. On View: Gregory Green: The honorable and respected Gregory Odell Green, Ambassador and Senior Consultation Group Member of The New Free State of Caroline, will deliver an address to the citizens of the United States of America, on Saturday the 20th of October, in the year 2018 of the Gregorian Calendar, at 9pm Eastern Daylight Saving Time, GMT-4, at the Parallelogram Auditorium, 806 West Hollywood Street, Tampa, Florida 33604.
Join us for a free and open to the public after party at Parallelogram following the tour 7–10pm. Limited parking, please consider ride-sharing and respect neighbor’s lawns.
parallelogramgallery.com INSTA: @parallelogramgallery
The 2nd Annual Heights Art Studio + Gallery Tour will take place on Saturday, October 20th from 12-6pm. Buy your tickets and pick up map on-site at TEMPUS PROJECTS at 4636 N. Florida Avenue the day of the tour–tickets are $20, $15 for Tempus Projects members, and $10 for children under 12, students and seniors (65+) with ID. An optional bike route of the tour is included on the map. An after-party will be held from 7–10pm at Parallelogram – 806 W Hollywood St, featuring an installation, Take the Truth Back One Voice at a Time, by renowned artist Gregory Green, with a performance at 9pm. The Heights Art Studio + Gallery Tour is proudly supported by Presenting Sponsors – Goboiff Foundation, SANCHEZ&CO Tampa Real Estate, Stanton Storer Embrace the Arts Foundation, and Tribeca Salon. Community conscious radio station WMNF 88.5 is a generous media sponsor.