Sunday, June 17, 2018
Arts

LizN’Bow introduce new media art to kids and the ArtLofts artists appear downstairs

For the Children: LizN’Bow at Cunsthaus

Miami-based artists and children’s rights activists Liz Ferrer and Bow Tie, who work collectively as LizN’Bow, have made it their mission to introduce new media art — which includes digital art and video — to kids. They were the artists-in-residence at Tempus Projects in January, during which they held workshops in collaboration with kids ages 7 to 14 from Community Stepping Stones in Sulphur Springs. The workshops used a talk-show format for the kids to explore the deconstruction of identity, self and place, and it looks from the Facebook photos like a really fun project. Those collaborations, called A Talk Show With LizN’Bow, as well as the duo’s past projects, are on display at Tempus Project’s offshoot Cunsthaus. The opening reception was last weekend, but they’ll be open Friday from 6-9 p.m. as part of the First Friday Art in the Heights event. 4634 N Florida Ave., Tampa. tempus-projects.com/cunsthaus.html.

UPSTAIRS, DOWNSTAIRS: THE ARTISTS OF ARTLOFTS

St. Petersburg fine craft gallery Florida CraftArt is also home to ArtLofts, artists’ studios housed on the second floor. While the ArtLofts artists hold a regular exhibition in their lobby each month, they’ve been on display in Florida CraftArt’s exhibition space for the past week. You’ll find a variety of artwork from the 18 artists, including Javier Dones’ fumed copper pieces, Betsy Orbe Lester’s mixed media work, and Susan Hess’ encaustic wax paintings, pictured. The exhibition closes Saturday, so stop in and check it out. 501 Central Ave. floridacraftart.org.

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