Like many art galleries affiliated with colleges and universities, Scarfone/Hartley Gallery at the University of Tampa has a low public profile. It's often used to exhibit art created by its students, which is an important part of its mission. It also has special exhibitions, including those by faculty and alumni as is the current case with works by Carl Cowden (whose mixed media work is shown), Alexandra Fernandez and Michael Massaro, graduates of the institution, through Dec. 4. Galleries such as Scarfone/Hartley, located at 310 N Blvd., Tampa, are worth seeking out for an experience that is smaller than one in a larger gallery or museum but that can provide a different kind of revelation and an interesting way to spend a lunch hour. (It's minutes from downtown Tampa.) Free admission. (813) 253-6217.
Experience art in a more intimate setting at Scarfone/Hartley Gallery
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