Make us your home page
Instagram

Art Planner: Secret Walls, sale at Graphicstudio

Art Battles: Secret Walls

Back in 2006 in London, artist Terry Guy founded Secret Walls, live art battles inspired by Marvel comics and graffiti. Now the event has spread throughout the world, including two previous ones in the bay area; a third happens this weekend at Tampa's Riverwalk. Two teams will battle it out in a timed contest to create an original piece on a white canvas using only black markers or black acrylic paint. Michelle Sawyer and Bekky Beukes make up Team Tampa, pitted against Baghead and Brian Butler of Team Miami. After 90 minutes, the audience votes on a winner. It begins at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, in conjunction with the RiverFest celebration, on the Riverwalk at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. strazcenter.org.

TIME TO SHOP: Graphicstudio Benefit Sale

One of the most important facilities for art Tampa Bay has to offer is Graphicstudio at the University of South Florida in Tampa. The annual open house and benefit sale on Saturday is a wonderful opportunity to collect works at a discounted price by a number of esteemed artists. World-class artists including James Rosenquist, Chuck Close and Kiki Smith have created at the atelier for the production of limited edition prints and sculpture multiples. If you've never been there, you'll be impressed by the presses and workrooms where artistic processes have been innovated. All sales benefit Graphicstudio's continuing research and educational programming. The free event runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with limited numbers available at a discount. 3702 Spectrum Blvd., Suite 100. (813) 974-5871. graphicstudio.usf.edu.

Mainsail Art Festival Winners

Mainsail Art Festival brought, as usual, hundreds of high-caliber artists to Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg on April 22-23. The juried show gives out a number of monetary awards to artists. Here are the ones that took the top prizes:

Best of Mainsail Gold Award, $10,000: Matthew Cornell, oil and acrylics.

Mainsail Silver Award, $5,000: Dave Bruner, graphics.

Mainsail Bronze Awards $2,500 each: Jennifer Ardolino, watercolors; Marius Moore, photography.

Art Planner: Secret Walls, sale at Graphicstudio 05/03/17 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 11:30am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Taste test: pepper jack cheese

    Taste Test

    Even though autumn sometimes misses Florida altogether, this time of year sends our panelists searching for comfort foods. They also like to spice things up a bit while they sip pumpkin-flavored coffees and apple ciders. One thing that definitely adds a kick to meals or snacks is spicy cheese. This week, we sampled 15 …

  2. Review: Cast up to the challenge in Richey Suncoast's 'How the Other Half Loves'

    Stage

    Theater has many plays where there are two completely different apartments depicted on the stage, usually split down the middle, one on the right, one on the left.

    "How the Other Half Loves" runs weekends through Oct. 29 at Richey Suncoast Theatre in New Port Richey. Cast members are Christine Stoll and  David Daly (in front) and Bob Marcela, Heather Clark, Mike Worssell and Blake Parker (in back, from left). [Photo by Jess Glass]
  3. Review: Excellent cast delivers entertaining production of 'Young Frankenstein' at Stage West

    Stage

    I went to see the musical comedy Young Frankenstein at Stage West Community Playhouse in Spring Hill with some trepidation. I had seen a very good production of the show at another theater a couple of years ago, and I was concerned that I would subconsciously compare the two to the detriment of one or the …

    "Young Frankenstein" plays weekends through Oct. 29 at Stage West Community Playhouse in Spring Hill. Keith Surplus, left, performs as Igor and Lynda Dilts-Benson, right, as Frau Blucher. [Photo by Carol Ballard]
  4. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Oct. 23-29

    Events

    R. L. Stine: It's fitting that the week before Halloween, USF's Lecture Series features the popular horror author known for the Goosebumps series. Stine will discuss his career, creative process and sign books Wednesday at the Marshall Student Center in Tampa. Free. .

    ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 09: Singer Anthony Hamilton performs onstage at the 2014 Ford Neighborhood Awards Hosted By Steve Harvey at the Phillips Arena on August 9, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images for Ford Neighborhood Awards)
  5. Seasoned cast scores an extra-base hit for St. Petersburg Opera with 'Faust'

    Stage

    TAMPA — Charles Gounod's Faust sets the table early. The world-weary philosopher immortalized in a dramatic poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is in his study, lamenting his state of affairs. He's willing to give away everything he has to be young again, even his soul.

    The St. Petersburg Opera Company begins its season with Faust, in a production seemingly aligned with the original intent of French composer Charles Gounod and librettists Jules Barbier and Michel Carre. [St. Petersburg Opera Company]