Ringling Underground – Contemporary Art: On the Lawn

Thursday, February 7th, 8pm – 11pm
John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

A series of one night only events that invites emerging contemporary artists to exhibit sculpture, installation, performance and interactive media in the courtyard of the Ringling Museum of Art

Thursday, February 7th, 8pm – 11pm
John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

Ringling Underground is a series of one night only events that invites emerging contemporary artists to exhibit sculpture, installation, performance and interactive media in the courtyard of the Ringling Museum of Art alongside musicians performing on the main stage. This series encourages artists to push the boundaries of their practice by exhibiting without the luxuries of gallery walls or lighting, while also transforming the function of the Museum; the Ringling transcends its role as an archiving and collecting institution, into one that seeks to actively engage the contemporary artists and patrons within its community. Ringling Underground is proud to present these outstanding artists currently working in the Sarasota and Tampa Bay area, and is excited to feature many more throughout the season.

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Joni Younkins-Herzog is a local sculptor and currently a professor at the State College of Florida. She earned a Masters of Fine Arts from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Georgia in Athens. Since 2004, Younkins-Herzog has exhibited her work throughout the United States and abroad in Columbia, Peru, Poland, and recently returned from an artist residency in Ghana, Africa. A virtuoso in many mediums, Younkins-Herzog lures the viewer in with luscious colors and materials to contemplate anxious content in close proximity. Her works range widely in scale from small wearable pieces to large sculptures and installations incorporating sound. Her research and studio practice is dedicated to acquiring new technical skills in many materials, including re-purposed and recycled elements. More of Joni Younkins-Herzog’s work can be seen at www.joniyounkinsherzog.com

Gigi Lage was born in Miami and is currently pursuing her undergraduate education at the University of South Florida with a concentration in Studio Art. Lage has exhibited across Florida and recently curated a show called Exquisite Corpse and the Nancy and Oliver Gallery in Tampa, Fl. Inspired by disease and illness, Lage explores the subject of death along with her own uncontrollable hypochondria. Her work has been seen in multiple platforms and examines themes of anxiety, alienation and detachment within herself as well as others. More of Gigi Lage’s work can be seen at www.gigilage.com

Michelle Fader graduated in 2012 with a B.F.A. in Photography from the University of South Florida and had her first solo exhibition that same year at the Centre Gallery in Tampa, Florida. Her work has also been seen at the Tampa Museum of Art and the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts. Fader’s photographs represent exaggerations of memories from the artist’s life or lives of others. “Depending on the duration between the time of an occurrence and the recalling of it, the brain alters the memory in subtle ways, changing or omitting factual details. The brain’s propensity to fabricate long-term memories exists in the work as a visual representation of imagination. The photographs are presented as cinematic stills to elicit a relationship between the viewer and the work. Experiences were chosen that contained something out of the ordinary, and standout elements were embellished to create photographs reflecting the strange nature of life, further twisted by imagination.” Says Fader about the work. More of Michelle Fader’s work can be found at www.michellefader.com

Mark Morgan is a Sarasota local who does his part to keep his neighborhood clean while expressing his emotions at the same time by up-cycling detergent bottles and using them as the base medium for his art. Morgan’s work is a testimony to his ability to draw unique associations between things others typically overlook. In an effort to remain as environmentally friendly as possible, the sculptures are made from mostly found plastic bottles, the only exceptions being metal fasteners and glass marble eyes.

Darcy Little, a fine artist originally from Lexington KY, provided original designs for Ringling Underground. Little will complete her B.F.A. in Fine Art this year at Ringling College of Art + Design; their work often incorporates traditional drawing and painting mediums while merging a strong digital and technical practice. More of Darcy Little’s work can be found at www.behance.net/darcylittle

Live Music by these fantastic Florida performers:

Bard & Mustache
(Experimental Chamber Pop from Sarasota, Fl)

Zulu Wave
(Rock, Pop, Indie, Experimental from Tampa, Fl)

(Psychedelic Rock from Gainesville, Fl)

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5401 Bayshore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243

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I never thought so much could change. Tempus Projects Group Exhibit

January 11 – February 8, 2013
Tempus Projects, Tampa, FL

Join Tempus Projects for its first exhibition of 2013. I never thought so much could change, a themed exhibition of sentimentality & adaptation-based works is scheduled to open Friday, January 11 from 7-10pm. This exhibition features work from Linda Armstrong, Becky Flanders, Lauren Garber Lake, Gigi Lage, Noelle Mason, Ryann Slauson, Sabrina Small and Julie Weitz. Tempus brings these artists together for a diverse exhibition of drawing, painting, video, photography and sculpture all exploring various interpretations of bathos and acclimation.


The event is free and open to the public but donations are greatly appreciated. Refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres while they last. Feel free to BYOB. Classes and groups are encouraged and welcomed. This exhibition will run from January 11, 2013 through February 8, 2013 with gallery hours by appointment.

TEMPUS PROJECTS is dedicated to nurturing established and emerging local, national and international artists through exhibitions and events. The project promotes artists working in all media and originates, organizes, and hosts exhibitions that engage the Tampa Bay community through the visual arts. Established in 2009 TEMPUS PROJECTS has presented over 32 exhibitions featuring the work from more than 170 artists and collaborators.

Located on Florida Avenue in a converted garage, on the back lot of a commercial property in South Seminole Heights, TEMPUS PROJECTS is highly regarded as cultural catalyst and a neighborhood touchstone. It has contributed greatly to the district’s emergence as a unique and creative local destination. In acknowledgment of its contributions to the arts and the community, Tampa’s Creative Loafing has awarded it the Best Alternative Art Space Loafie’s award for three years in a row. TEMPUS PROJECTS has worked in collaboration with Experimental Skeleton, Silver Meteor Gallery, Tampa’s Downtown Partnership & Creative Loafing.

What: I never thought so much could change.
Public reception/art exhibition, hors d’oeuvres and drinks.

When: Friday, January 11, 2013

Where: Tempus Projects
5132 N. Florida Ave.
Tampa, FL 33603

For additional information about Tempus Projects and this event, visit their website: www.tempus-projects.com or contact Tracy Midulla Reller at tempusprojects.art@gmail.com or 813.340.9056

5132 N. Florida Ave, Tampa, Florida 33603

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September 14 – October 5, 2012
Tempus Projects, Tampa, Florida

TEMPUS PROJECTS is proud to present “[REDUCED5]”, a multi-media juried art exhibition that will serve as the kick-off event for the Fall 2012 season at TEMPUS PROJECTS. This exhibition is scheduled to open on Friday September 14, 2012 from 7:30 PM to 10 PM. TEMPUS PROJECTS would like to thank Kurt Piazza, for acting as the guest juror for this exhibition. REDUCED was first curated by Piazza while he was with The Gulf Coast Museum of Art in December 2005. This is the 5th incarnation of REDUCED.

[REDUCED5] features primarily black and white works priced at or under $500. Exhibiting artists include George Anderton, Jessica Barber, Ariel Baron-Robbins, John David Allen, Leslie Elsasser, Becky Flanders, Vince Kral, Gigi Lage, Amara Manickchand, Justin Myers, Eli Neugeboren, Taylor Pilote, Elizabeth Plakidas, Ryann Slauson, Daniel Veintimilla & Julie Weitz.

John David Allen, Ink on Paper

5132 N. Florida Ave. Tampa, Florida 33603
813.340.9056 :: www.tempus-projects.com

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