Beyond Perception: The Use of Color in a Visual World

November 15, 2017 (2PM)
SCF, Bradenton

The Faculty Lecture Series at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will present “Beyond Perception: The Use of Color in a Visual World” at 2 p.m. Nov. 15 in Building 29, Room 106 at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Margy Rich, assistant professor of studio arts at SCF, will discuss her research interests encompassing the interrelationship between color perception, digital technology and visual culture. A graduate of the Wharton School of Business and Savannah College of Arts and Design, Rich joined SCF in 2014 after her successful career as an executive vice president in marketing and advertising in New York. Her clients included Fortune 100 companies such as Proctor & Gamble and General Mills.

For more information, contact the organizing committee at 941-752-5589.

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF)
Building 29, Room 106
5840 26th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34207

School of Thought – Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power

Talk and book signing with author Susan E. Cahan
Tuesday 14 November 5:30pm
The Works, 891 South Tamiami Trail
$10 admission; Free for Museum donors and Ringling College students, faculty & staff
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Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power
Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power
In her book Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power, Susan E. Cahan investigates the strategies African American artists and museum professionals employed as they wrangled over access to and direction of New York City’s elite museums. Drawing on numerous interviews with artists and analyses of internal museum documents, Cahan gives a detailed and at times surprising picture of the institutional and social forces that both drove and inhibited racial justice in New York’s museums.

Susan E. Cahan is a scholar and curator who specializes in contemporary art and the history of museums. She has held positions at the Museum of Modern Art and the New Museum of Contemporary Art, was Senior Curator for the contemporary art collection of Eileen and Peter Norton and Arts Program Director for the Norton Family Foundation. Currently the Dean of the Tyler School of Art, she has held positions at Yale University, Bard College, The University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of Missouri, St. Louis.

Limited copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing by the author.

The Sarasota Museum of Art

The Works, 891 South Tamiami Trail


November 13 – December 9, 2017
USF Contemporary Art Museum (CAM)

Renowned Pop artist James Rosenquist, who passed away earlier this year, lived and worked in the Tampa Bay area for more than four decades. Throughout his life Rosenquist maintained a very active and generous profile within the creative community of Florida’s west coast. From November 13th through December 9th, 2017, the USF Contemporary Art Museum will celebrate this creative and collaborative legacy with the exhibition James Rosenquist: Tampa. Drawn primarily from the collection at USF, the exhibition will feature editions of Rosenquist prints produced at the world-renowned print atelier Graphicstudio. Additionally, visitors to the museum will have access to privately held paintings, drawings and support materials along with prints produced at three Tampa Bay area ateliers: Flatstone Press, Pryamid Arts Limited and Topez Editions. Organized by USFCAM.

James Rosenquist
James Rosenquist -Tampa New York 1188, CAM USF Tampa


Thursday, November 16
6–8pm, USF Contemporary Art Museum
Free tour of the exhibition James Rosenquist: Tampa.

Thursday, November 30
6–8pm, USF Contemporary Art Museum
Behind the scenes Museum at Work event to learn about the various printmaking methods in the exhibition James Rosenquist: Tampa, watch a printmaking demonstration, and accept the prints challenge!

Saturday, December 2
3pm, USF Theatre II
A Memorial event celebrating the life and work of artist James Rosenquist.
The memorial is free of charge but seating is limited and an RSVP is required. To reserve your seat, please go to or call (813) 974-4164.

Saturday, December 2
4pm, USF Contemporary Art Museum
A reception following the James Rosenquist memorial event.

USF Contemporary Art Museum
(813) 974-4133

Mon. to Fri. 10am–5pm
Thurs. 10am–8pm
Sat. 1–4pm

3821 USF Holly Drive, Tampa, FL 33620

Chalk Festival – Ten Year Anniversary

November 10 – November 13, 2017 (8AM-6PM)
900 Airport Avenue East, Venice
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Chalk Festival 2017
Chalk Festival 2017
Since 2010 the Chalk Festival has displayed the largest gathering of 3D illusions in one location than any other place or any other time in the history of the art form. Innovator of 3D pavement art form, Kurt Wenner, will be creating a piece alongside other world-record holders from all over the world.

3D illusions make the road surface appear to dip inward or rise above as the artists paint intricate designs that become interactive when finished. These illusions are all sorts of sizes from 12 feet and up to 100 feet, taking artists 3-8 days to complete. They are created by one artist or sometimes a teams of artists, depending on the size.

Most 3D illusions will be completed or close to completed by November 11th, when the festival first opens.

Additional Events

Young and Young at Heart
A Visitors Interactive for The Creation of Impromptu Chalk Art

Curated Pavement Art Exhibition
A Select Group of Pavement Artists

Museum Exhibition
Celebrating 10 Years of Chalk & Community

Hot Air Balloon
View the Chalk Festival from 120 feet in the air!

Pavement Music Festival
Local and regional easy-listening and get-up-and-dance – enjoyment!

Completed Artwork Viewing Day
Curated Section, 3D Illusions and Pavement Art

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Chalk Festival
900 Airport Avenue East, Venice

STAR WARS and the Power of Costume

November 11, 2017 – April 1, 2018
Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida

Take a unique journey into the Star Wars™ universe as characters are brought to life through a dramatic presentation of more than 60 original costumes. Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume will closely examine the captivating process of costume design for iconic outfits featured in the first seven films of the Star Wars saga—from Queen Amidala’s lavish gowns to Darth Vader’s imposing black armor.

Explore the artistry of the world’s most recognized cinematic costumes, including Queen Amidala, Chewbacca, X-Wing Pilots, and Droids, including C-3PO and R2-D2.

This exhibition goes beyond the chronological, literary, or filmic order often used to chronicle Star Wars™. It focuses instead on the creative process, encompassing the essence of George Lucas’ vision and the exciting challenge of translating his iconic characters into a dynamic reality.

View more information about this exhibit on the museum’s webpage.

Non-Member Ticket Pricing
Adults: $25
Youth (ages 7–17): $18
Children 6 and under: Free

Museum of Fine Arts
(727) 896-2667

255 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701