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2017-18 Annual Art Guide Issue

art , /ärt/, noun noun: art; plural noun: arts; plural noun: the arts 1

1. the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power. 2. the various branches of creative activity, such as painting, music, literature, and dance. 3. subjects of study primarily concerned with the processes and products of human creativity and social life, such as languages, literature, and history (as contrasted with scientific or technical subjects). 4. a skill at doing a specified thing, typically one acquired through practice.

locality, /lo-cal-i-ty/, noun noun: locality; plural noun: localities 1. a place, spot, or district, with or without reference to things or persons in it or to occurrences there. 2. the fact or condition of having a location or position in space

“Art in Locality” is The District’s inaugural annual Art Guide. We have dedicated the entire issue to celebrating art, the artists who create it and the places who host them. Almost two years ago when the magazine was created, I knew art had to be an area we featured. After all, art is everywhere and is the creation of emotion in all forms. Although art is defined in the dictionary as a noun; I look at art as a verb. It is expression, thought, an emotion or desire of someone sharing an experience to the world through their vision. Art comes in many forms and is delivered through a multitude of vehicles. Motion creates emotion. “Art in Locality” started out in the magazine as a section and we owe much gratitude to Meaghan Farrell Scalise, a local artist who not only was the original contributor but was the influencer to the name “Art in Locality.” Each year we aim to make “Art in Locality” bigger and better. Thank you, Terri Simons and the Arts Council of Hillsborough County for providing us with your art guide data. We know how much time and people power it took to gather and we are very grateful for sharing. And thank you to Hope Donnelly from the Rialto for the introduction and your resiliency to make sure it happened. Big love to the District Tavern family for allowing our team to shoot the “Party like an Artist” photo shoots in the bar and the cleanup that came with it. And a huge group hug to all the artists who participated in this issue and allowed us to live inside their world for a moment in time.

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The District Group Publisher Ed Suyak Creative Director Rob Stainback Associate Publisher CJ Cooper Fit District Contributor Coach John Forbes Suits & Sneaks Contributor Kristin Leigh Fashion Forward Contributor Kristin Wright Lifestyle Contributor Jon Michaels Startup Contributor Melanie Hicks PhD. Cover Cam Parker, Bianca Burrows, Jason Skeldon, Bekky Beukes, Michael Vahl Cover Photo By: Lindsey Meyer Special Thank You To: District Tavern, The Rialto Theater, Art Council of Hillsborough County Photography by Lindsey Meyer

I hope you enjoy “Art in Locality” and we look forward to annually creating it.

Cheers, Ed “eddy” Suyak Group Publisher

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The Rialto Theatre Cam Parker

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PARTY LIKE AN The word art in the dictionary states it is a noun. However, art is a verb, an expression artist execute. It is the release of thoughts, emotions, intuitions, and desires, but even more personal than that; it’s about sharing the way the creator experiences the world, which for many is an extension of personality. It is the communication of intimate concepts that cannot always be captured by words alone. And because words alone are not enough, art is continuously looking for other vehicles to carry out the intent. 88

But the content that is instilled on or in a chosen media is not in itself the art. Art is to be found in how the media is used, the way in which the content is expressed. Art is the creative ability of individuals to express their understanding of some aspect of private or public life, love, conflict, fear, or pain. Artist or creators of art are the real heroes. Art allows people to feel emotion and capture memories. It makes people


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happy and sad. Art provides society with hope. And the people who create it every day knowing they will be judged hold the key to pure emotion. Artist stare vulnerability in the eyes daily and say, I got this! Most people won’t do anything where the outcome is unknown and run from awkwardness; artists embrace it and feed off it. The desire to create something, release in front of the world and with no idea how others will approve or not is Gangster.

Art plays a significant role in society and has been around more than 15,000 years. It is always created and forever changing. Art changes the world and keeps it the same. Take some time out of your busy life and enjoy it in all of its forms. And the next time you meet an artist, HUG them and say thank you for all you create and have created.

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Bianca Burrows "KINDNESS IS SO GANGSTER" Visual Artist BB ART biancaburrows.com Bianca Burrows is originally a New Yorker but after transferring to UT as a sophomore, Tampa has been her home for seven years. After graduating she took a position working in a sign shop and quickly grasped the skills to design and install vinyl. With art being a passion Bianca took advantage of working in the sign shop and started renting a room in the back so she could paint in between work. Bianca’s artistic inspiration is drawn from social culture, music, movies and other art and artists. Her technique is best described as mixed media pop art. “Someone once described my art as clean street art which I really liked,” said Burrows. Her art can be seen throughout Tampa Bay. BB Art, the name she creates under, is commissioned by both private art enthusiasts and businesses owners from large murals to smaller canvas pieces. Each piece is methodically well thought out with her clients in mind but with the unique BB Art twist. “Even if commissioned for someone's home, I like to pick their brain. 10 10

They will be the ones looking at it every day, so I want it to have meaning to them as well,” says Burrows. “If it's for myself or a show - I have a sketchbook I write down ideas as they come to me, or if I see or hear something intriguing/ inspirational, I’ll write it down and go back to it before I’m about to get my art on.” Bianca completed an outside mural recently in Downtown Tampa’s Channel District at what is famously known as the glasshouse titled, ‘Kindness is so Gangster.' The inspiration came about after designing a tee shirt concept with CAMP, a studio she is involved with in South Tampa. The shirt design took off, so she transformed the idea into a mixed media canvas which displayed during her recent BB Art show with Landrover. If you had to choose three colors and could only create one final piece of art, what colors would you want and what would you create? Mars BLACK, GOLD, and NEWSPAPER (let’s count that as a color) BIGGIE BUDDHA always and forever. He is kind and so gangster :)


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JB Ball Comedian cheaperthanjb.com How long have you been a comedian? About 7-8 years What was it about comedy that made you think, this is where I belong? Comedy was the first and only place in my life that I felt like my ideas and thoughts felt valued. And that extends beyond actually doing stand-up. Even socially, most of my life I felt like the only time I really had most people's attention or interest was when I was trying to make them laugh. No one prefers serious JB. On a scale of 1-10, is it easy to perform stand-up comedy and why? Easy for who? I wouldn't know where to put it on a scale, but what I'll say is comedy is one of the most misunderstood and underappreciated crafts there are in my personal experience. What it takes versus what people think it takes is ridiculous. The amount of people who truly believe they can do it is almost insulting when you think about it. It's like listening to your buddy who played ball in high school say he could play with Michael Jordan. I think the disconnect is that EVERYONE has stories, thoughts, and observations that can be funny, but doesn’t mean they have the gift of knowing how to deliver them. Do you remember your first time performing and explain your experience in three words? Yea I remember my first time performing because I was forced onstage, with no plan, unexpectedly, against my will, and just tried to make the most of it. In three words‌ Best Nightmare Ever! Who were your top three comedians growing up and why? Growing up it was Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, & Robin Williams. Dave was literally the first person I ever saw do stand-up. I saw him on Def Comedy Jam in 1993 I believe. I was 6 years old. That's how awesome my dad was by the way. Other kids were probably in bed at that age and hour. But it just always felt like he spoke to me in the cleverest of ways. To this day I can go back and be envious of what he was able to do at that stage of his career. He's the greatest of all-time as far as I'm concerned. How would you explain your comedic style? Intelligent and thought provoking are what I hear most from people who like me. I really enjoy trying to tackle or examine topics that may be unconventional or go against how people may view them at first sight. I just 12 12

want us all to be willing to laugh at how stupid we all really are. What is the shortest but funniest joke you have ever told? "I think Rubix Cubes are pro-segregation because they're all about separating the colors." I actually think that's one of the first jokes I wrote. How do you decide if something is funny? In most cases your gut will tell you but your ear will be the editor legitimizes it or not. Sometimes once you hear it; it doesn't matter if people laughed on any given night. You know you've got something. Where and when is your next show in Tampa Bay? I'll be headlining at Side Splitters Comedy Club December 21-23 What are your top three comedy accomplishments to date? Having my Comedy Central debut also the first time I worked with Kevin Hart, being selected for "New Faces" for the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival (the most prestigious comedy festival in the world), and winning the Florida's Funniest competition on my first attempt. I've plenty of great experiences, but I still remember what these moments felt like and they're just special in their own ways.


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Cory Van Valin Magician Cory2v.com How long have you been a magician? When I was kid, I always wanted to be a… doctor, but my parents convinced me to be a magician… well, not really. I’ve been a full time professional magician for about six years. How did you get started? At the age of 17 I went on YouTube to learn tricks to impress a girl on a valentines date. I never went on that date, but I kept the magic! While doing and sharing what I loved, I got picked up weekly to perform at venues throughout Tampa Bay 3-4 nights a week, which gave me the needed experience and exposure to pickup private parties and events to launch my career. What was your 2017 year like? Best year yet! Three trips through Vegas, performances in New York, New Orleans, a Carnival Cruise ship, Burning Man, appeared on Fox 13, PBS, and CW44 as well with a handful of appearances on radio stations. Do you ever teach people any of your magic? When it comes to the tricks I do, I teach people the wrong way of how I don’t do it! But one day soon, I see having a DVD/Download teaching nine amazing and practical party tricks that I started off with, all of which can be learned on YouTube, but taught by a working professional magician, instead of a 9 year old amateur kid in another country. Can you teach us a trick right now? Yeah! This trick especially works best if you’re in Florida 14 14

and it’s hot and sunny out! All you need is a deck of cards, and when you have a buddy or stranger select a card, when they look at their card, you just have to look in the reflection of their sunglasses! Now instead of just telling them their card, find a cool way to reveal their card in any way you find creative! What is your craziest magic trick? Some say, the first trick that went viral on social media is my craziest trick, where a girl thinks of a card, and I throw the deck at the window, and the card she thought of is stuck on the other side of the window! To me though, my craziest trick is done to myself. I ask someone to name any card in the deck; there are times


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that I literally feel I am able to force people to name the card I want them to. There is no explanation on how I do it, it just happens more than it doesn’t! Is magic real, what is magic and are you a magician or an illusionist? To me, I know magic is real! Magic to me isn’t something you witness with your eyes, but something you feel inside. Magic is everywhere for those with eyes to know what to look for. I am a magician, where illusionists use big props to music routines destined to go a specific route. My style is more fluid, freestyles, made up on the spot with ordinary objects.

Do you do stage shows? For the past year I’ve been doing a 1.5 hour headlining adult stage show in Channelside at Stageworks Theatre called Magic Redefined every three months. It’s full of comedy and incredible magic, stories and inspiration, and a lot of adult humor! Catch my next show at Stageworks January 7th, 2018. Who's your favorite kind of audience? Kids are wonderful with reactions, elders are always so grateful, but adults are much more engaging and I personally believe need magic in their lives the most!

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Rialto Theatre Mural Bekky Beukes

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Cam Parker Visual Artist Chief Imaginator at PainkillerCamArt "Gaga Godly" Explain Cam Parker in three words? I AM ART!! When did you become an artist and how did it happen? I have had a thirst for art since preschool; maybe even before. It is something I have always known I was here for. How long have you been in Tampa and where are you originally from? Originally from Freeport, Illinois outside Chicago and I have been in Tampa for almost 6 years. What did you do before you became an artist? I worked retail for the better part of my working life, while always doing freelance art on the side. Now I am a full time artist!

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Lady Gaga, Alexander McQueen and Grace Jones. They are the rebels and fire starters! People who push envelopes and let the world know its ok to be you. Embrace it! How do develop new creative concepts? I keep a journal and keep very odd hours. So my creative thought process is /always going!!! How would you explain your art? It is sassy, feisty, sarcastic, gay and ironic! And it’s usually pretty cause I like things that are appealing to the eye!! What was your inspiration for the ‘GaGa Godly’? I wanted to show my favorite artist that someone loves her enough to spend 100 plus hours perfecting her likeness! She gives me life and I wanted to give her some back. I also wanted her to cry!! (Ha-ha) Additionally, I want people to take pictures and selfies; tag me, her and their location and get her to come take a selfie with the wall! What is on your bucket list to accomplish in 2018? I want to go to Australia, and continue learning!

What inspires you to create art? It’s a feeling. I can’t sleep if there is something on my mind or if there is something I have to get out of me artistically. I’m inspired by fashion, music, pop culture.

Do you have any art shows coming up this year or early next year? YES!! I will be part of Art Basel in December with Jason Skeldon and there will be various art shows and mural announcements rolling out for the year 2018.

Who are your biggest artist inspirations and why?

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The Rialto Theatre, originally built in 1924 as a live stage theatre, was occupied by automotive repair, equipment, and storage for almost 65 years before being purchased by 8-Count Productions. Although the original intention of the theater was creative, and even supported by the Federal Theatre Project for a period of time, the stage and seats were long removed and all that was left was a rundown warehouse space with a crumbling proscenium. The elevated stage was removed around 1950, but the "stage" area behind the proscenium has 45 feet overhead until the original fly nest with spools still in place. Many theater enthusiasts hoped the space would be restored as a working theater but 8-Count had a more flexible space in mind. Instead of a black box, the space was painted all white, other than the aged brick wall to the back of the stage, the floors left concrete, and the mezzanine remains behind new white walls. 8-Count Productions installed track lighting and a hanging system for art that is changed out every 2 months by a local artist, with a reception as part of the Downtown Partnership's Fourth Friday gallery 26 26

stroll. Most Saturday evenings are spent celebrating couple's exchanging vows and dancing the night away, but each Sunday evening a different set of dancers fill the space with beats and moves. A free open cypher hosts hip hop dancers late into the night with the occasional photographer or dj stopping through. And sometimes, couples getting married will get private ballroom lessons before cyphers begin, in the months leading up to their big first dance. As an effort to support the arts, the space offers discounted rates for showcases, film screenings, live art, and performances. Diggs Deeper based out of LA, Florida Footwork Conference, Thesis Dance, an immersive 2-night performance of Much Ado, Luche 2 by Pale Horse, fashion shows, and local dance studio showcases have taken the stage in the historic theatre. Additionally, the space is available for photoshoots and video productions during the week and has hosted HSN for a week shooting their 2016 Fall Fashion launch, Vyb and Tampa Bay Modern Dance Company's shoot "The Grip", and a number of local musicians' music videos.


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Michael Vahl Visual Artist, "GOTHAM CITY" Michael Vahl, a visual artist, born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He specializes in portraiture and other unique styles of artwork. Drawing since the age of five, Michael is consistently learning his craft and honing his skills to produce works of art for the enjoyment of others. He decided to leave his life behind, including friends and family, to pursue his dream of being an artist here in Tampa Bay. He has dedicated himself to visual art and is always aiming to learn new methods and skills that his clients and viewers will appreciate and love for years to come. His work is spread throughout Tampa Bay from murals aside buildings to his ultra-detailed canvas art. To learn more about Michael Vahl and his work go to michaelvahlartwork. com or follow his journey on Instagram at michael_vahl_artwork.

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UNPLUGGING FOR CREATIVITY By Melanie Hicks PhD.

“Do more of what makes you forget to look at your phone.”

- Anonymous

Who can relate to this scenario: It’s a busy morning, you grab your purse, gym bag, papers from your desk, keys and rush out the door. Ten minutes into your drive you realize you left your cell phone at home. Immediately there is a wave of panic and the internal conversation with yourself over whether to go back or live without it for the day. 99% of the time we turn the car around at the next exit. This happened to me just yesterday – on a Sunday – when no one needed to get a hold of me. Yet I still turned back. When was the last time you unplugged? I mean really unplugged. Turning off the TV, taking out the earbuds, turning off (not just silencing) the cell phone. This week, month, year? If you are like most of us, you likely don’t remember the last time. And we are all paying the price for it in creativity and innovation. Psychologists from the University of Utah and the University of Kansas found that creativity was improved 50% after backpackers spent four days in nature without any electronic devices. David Strayer, a co-author of the study and professor of psychology at the University of Utah says, “It was an attempt to provide some scientific 30 30

backbone or justification to the kinds of claims that have been made over the centuries from nature writers and lay people alike that there seems to be something special about going out in nature,” Strayer said. (Public Library of Science, 12/12/12) Along with stunting our creativity and keep us disjointed from the benefits of nature, technology stunts our connection with our community, an equally important factor in successful entrepreneurship. Although we love to immerse ourselves in the virtual community of social media and text relationships, real connection is only made when you move from virtual to real human interaction. Envision for a moment a world where your physical community is your only community, where access to technology is scarce at best. What deep connections would you make with those around you? What creative innovations would you build together? Meet a group living this reality. Founded in 2004, The Well is a community of people committed to living in direct relationships with the poor, building a sense of kinship based not on blood but on grace and hospitality. With dozens of initiatives and hundreds of supporters, this thriving nonprofit did


not have to tap into innovation to create a highly acclaimed social enterprise…but they did.

Their story by Jon Dengler, Executive Director of The Well and CEO of Well Built Bikes

“The project started as the The Well’s Recycle Bin, a bike shop for the poor that began, almost by accident, with one of The Well’s volunteers who rode bikes helping a neighbor in need with theirs. Little by little this flame was fanned as we realized the need for bike services for those without money, and the initiative snow-balled. In time the shop was almost completely run by neighbors who had originally come in to get a bike for themselves and through their continued participation, took ownership of the work, and the shop itself. A beautiful cycling community arose out of our shared work. A family of men and women you might see riding around Tampa on group rides, affectionately referring to themselves as ‘The Well’s Angels.’ Not only do these groups rides provide opportunities to build relationships and promote safer riding, these dignifying experiences have led us to see a need for something more than just a bike shop for the poor. Well Built Bikes is a social enterprise aiming to create bridges between the different cyclists in Tampa. Our goal is to build a safer and more inclusive cycling community by making bikes and the activities and services associated something that all people can access.” And impact Tampa, they certainly have. They set out to make reliable transportation available to homeless and working poor. Connect divided rich and poor cycling populations to make for a more inclusive and united community. Employ homeless bike mechanics by selling refurbished bikes and offering repairs. Teach Bike safety. And create a bike co-op for Tampa. Their impact so far: Over 1000 bikes put on the streets through build-a-bike co-op with homeless neighbors.

So perhaps creating a new business or social venture is not in your wheelhouse no matter how disconnected you become. But we all want to be happy. Happiness and creativity go hand in hand, find researchers at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. After randomly sampling the feelings and actions of 79 young adults over a week they found those who generally reported feeling happy and active were much more likely to be doing something creative in a given moment, such as making up their own recipes, writing, playing music or drawing. In addition, those who scored higher in openness to experience were much more likely to spend time on creative activities than others. The findings support a theory that everyday creative behavior is both a cause and an effect of positive psychological processes. (Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, online, Feb. 10). Job Dengler and the Well Built Bikes team turned a hands-on, physical community into a thriving social enterprise. What could you do with the untapped creativity being repressed by our love of technology? How about just be a happier human.

What you are InPursuit of? Melanie Hicks, PhD Founder InPursuit Research Institute

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Stageworks Theater stageworkstheatre.org Stageworks Theater is one of Tampa’s longest running professional theatres. Originally the theater was founded in 1983 by Anna Brennen. Brennen received her formal theatre training at Carnegie Mellon and the University of California, Berkeley. She studied with Sandy Meisner (Neighborhood Playhouse), Mira Rostova (Moscow Art Theatre), Wynn Handmann (American Place) and Lloyd Richards (Yale University Drama School). Brennen's professional acting credits include understudying Colleen Dewhurst in Hamlet and the three leads in Much Ado About Nothing for the New York Shakespeare Festival. She appeared with the Theatre for New York City, Playwrights Horizons, and the Chelsea Theatre, and directed plays in California and New York before coming to Tampa Bay. In 2011 Stageworks found their permanent home in Downtown Tampa’s Channel District located 32 32

within the Grand Central at Kennedy (live, work, play) condominium complex. Today the theater is led by a new Producing Artistic Director, Karla Hartley. The theater works with close 200 artists and over 100 volunteers each year. They also serve approximately 20,000 audience members annually. Every year Stageworks produces seven shows as part of their main stage production. Their commitment is to showcase diverse and socially challenged content that entertains their audience while providing a platform for professional artist to perform. The theater prides itself on serving the community with their outreach and education programs like their Youth Emerging Artist Drumming program for at-risk youth ages 8-18. Stageworks is a crucial part of the Tampa cultural landscape. Why spend money on airfare, hotel, and the NYC highly expensive restaurant scene when we have a professional, affordable theater in our own backyard. Honestly, Tampa is not New York City, and it would not be fair to compare the two. However, a night with Stageworks and dinner at the adjacent restaurant CENA will deliver you an entertaining evening.


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Samantha Churchill "Sex Panther" Samantha is a wire sculptor who graduated Maine college of Art with a B.F.A. in sculpture. She moved to Tampa in 2007 where a chance meeting led her to a scrapped pile that contained electrical conduit wire salvaged from the then under construction Skypoint building. 34 34

For years she has been making aluminum wire sculptures from this scrap. Each sculpture that Samantha makes is cold twisted and manipulated using a pair of needle nose pliers. The aluminum allows for a variety of sculptures. Light weight and weather resistant, they are outdoor or indoor ready. Some are free standing, some are created to hang by a simple nail on the wall, and yet other sculptures hang from the ceiling. Whether small or large scale each sculpture begins as a single strand, through the bending and manipulating of the wire they eventually start to build up mass. Recently Samantha has begun to push her sculptures in a variety of new directions. Incorporating different materials and while she has consistently used aluminum and copper wire now she is including wood, steel, aluminum casing, glass, and animal bones. She has shown in more than 400 shows most of which have been right here in the bay area, but also New York City, Miami, Milan, San Diego, and Seattle. You can check out her body of work at http://www.facebook. com/GettingFrankDone.


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Illsol Space is an artistrun gallery in Tampa Heights that features exhibitions of local, national and international art. Additionally, the gallery host community events and workshops throughout the year. Michelle Sawyer and Tony Krol are the husband and wife team that founded and created Illsol Space. The name “Illsol” combines Sawyer and Krol while referencing the Spanish word for “sun” and Michelle’s half-Cuban heritage. Both Michelle and Tony are local artist as well. Michelle’s work is clean-lined, often symmetrical, and bold, while Tony’s work is often distressed, layered, and muted at times. Their work together is in the realm of large murals and installation projects in which final pieces are subtly textured with overlaying clear images and bold lines.

In 2017 the couple opened Illsol as a contemporary art gallery to give local and international artists a fresh artist-curated place to showcase their work. The goal of the venue is to build up the existing local art community and provide a way for Tampa Bay to be exposed to quality art through a laid-back experience. Classes, workshops, and events for children are also a part of the monthly schedule of events they host. Giving back to the community they live and work in is a priority. The space delivers the essence of the art culture with a relaxed local feel incorporating both a visual and musically artistic vibe.

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Leon Majcen Singer/Songwriter leonmajcenmusic.com Living most of his life in the Tampa Bay area, Leon Majcen picked up the guitar at the young age of nine and almost immediately began writing songs, getting an early start playing out at local open mic nights at bars and coffee shops in the area. Influenced at a very young age by the likes of Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash and the novels and poems of Charles Bukowski, Leon’s songwriting has reflected a depth and perspective beyond his years. 36 36

After the release of his debut single, “Love and Misery”, which he wrote while waiting in line in Savannah, GA for an American Idol audition that didn’t go as planned, what once seemed like a hobby quickly became the start of a career. After going into rotation on Sirius XM’s Coffeehouse channel, “Love and

Misery” quickly racked up plays on the web and led to the release of the “Love & Misery EP.” With his folky guitar picking along with a rustic voice and meaningful, heartfelt lyrics, Leon continues to captivate the hearts of many folk/ indie music lovers.


Hawks Electric Tattoo Company hawkselectrictattoos.com Hawks Electric Tattoo Company (HETC) opened in 2011 by local tattoo artist Joe Hawks. Hawks was born and raised in Tampa. His style of tattooing ranges from American Traditional to Japanese inspired tattoos to black & grey tattoos. His goal in tattooing is to design a visually pleasing piece that can be properly applied to the skin, which will stand up to the elements and last a lifetime. With the help and support from his wife and family, the shop took off running. “We now have a strong client base of loyal Tampanians including the local Fire, Police and Military, say Hawks.” The shop has a diverse line up of artist and their goal is to accommodate most artistic styles and tattoo requests while keeping the integrity of the craft of tattooing. Joe has been tattooing for 10 years. His career started as an apprentice at Artistic Armor Tattoo under the late Jim Harris and with the help of Tim Kenney. At first he was a loyal client getting tattooed at the shop for a long time before making the jump into tattooing. Joe started tattooing around the same time he graduated from the fire academy. His pathway into tattooing is different from many other tattoo artists. As a firefighter, his schedule allowed for a dual career path; being 24 hours on and 48 hours off. So Joe’s time away from the firehouse was spent at the shop. After many years of doing both fulltime, he had to make a choice and tattooing has had a tight grip on his heart ever since. Three years ago, he retired early from the fire department and continued his tattooing quest. “I got my first tattoos at the shop I currently own (Hawks Electric Tattoos), say Hawks.” Joe acquired the 20-year iconic shop Inkslingers. Today, Joe Hawks is living his artistic dream. THE DISTRICT - TAMPA’S URBAN DWELLING MAGAZINE

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Bekky Beukes Visual Artist bekkybeukes.com When did you become an artist and how did it happen? An artist is not something that you ‘decide to become’ I have always felt the obsessive need to create and express myself, almost like purging things that I feel and want to say through form and color. I was able to start cultivating my expression through painting, over the last three years, around the time I moved to the United States. I moved to America in 2014 and was unable to work so I decided to rent a studio in Ybor City, where I was able to explore visually expressing things I felt. I would write poetry and paint a version of those words. 2014 was a very personal and honest reflection period for me, no one was watching, I was making work because I needed that therapy for myself. How long have you been in Tampa and where are you from? I have lived in Tampa since 2014, I’m originally from South Africa. What did you do before you became an artist? My profession before pursuing my creative expression professionally through paint has always involved something creative. I owned a fashion label called CHIMERA in South Africa and became notorious for my unusual juxtaposition of texture. My debut collection in 2007 saw models walking down the ramps carrying guns, wearing lace gowns and gas masks. I have always been intrigued by the notion of combining opposite and extreme elements. Forcing collaborations between whatever seemed unnatural, expanding the boundaries of what is appropriate and what is not by creating a borderline offensive but beautiful piece that almost guides the viewer into understanding that creatively we are able to design our own reality. I have also always considered my expression as a platform to talk about 38 38

things that matter, that debut show, was inspired by my brother leaving for his first tour to Iraq, something that devastated and angered me at the time and I needed to say something about it, so I did. What inspires you to create art? People inspire me, watching them interact, how faces change, how love becomes, the way anger and pain makes them behave, I feed off of the way that makes me feel, I paint scenes that are layered with emotional content. Other artists inspire me, first I feel miserable because the work is just so heart wrenchingly excellent, then I become competitive and I hunger to improve my own technique. Talent is that superpower that literally makes my heart stop beating, I love seeing work that blows my mind and makes me want to be better at what I’m doing. How do you develop new creative concepts? I start with deciding on a message, something I want to expose in myself, something I want to say and might be scared to say, so I have to say it. My concepts are also inspired by a

personal challenge related to my technique or process. For example; ‘removing color’ which is my intention for the collection I am currently working on, this allows uncomfortable space for me to grow, painfully sometimes, as an artist. I then create concept sketches that have an underlying theme, decide on a color palette, relative to the mood or message, I typically chart my colors so that they stay consistent throughout the collection. Once I have explored the message through sketching, deconstructing compositions and defining my color palette, I build and stretch the frames, each specifically sized according to the piece and start throwing paint. Every part of my process is intentional. What does Ybor City mean to you as an artist? Ybor City was where I began my art career in the USA. It was the first place I fell in love with. The unapologetic roughness of it. The feeling of nostalgia, of memories and ghosts, the way it comes alive at night, the silent mornings, the smell of stale cigars. Ybor City welcomed me in a


way that I could understand, it wasn’t bright and breezy, it wasn’t rainbows and unicorns, it was raw and honest and brutal and that environment allowed me to fully explore my own truth, it fueled my expression. Do you enjoy creating large outside murals or canvas paintings and why? I love painting murals, the experience is so completely different from creating studio work. I don’t prefer one over the other, studio work allows me time alone. Half the time I spend in studio is spent staring, silently deciding on the next line, memorizing the sequence of the layers like a dance, a slow dance, like ballet, bleeding feet wrapped in satin. When I am painting murals, I am uncomfortable in a different way, I’m using a medium that is not natural for me, the challenges are different, there is human interaction, my mistakes are on public display so I paint fast in an uncontrollable environment. I love collaborating with the elements, being outside, it’s brutal. How long did it take to complete the mural on the Rialto? The mural took 2-3 weeks, it was during hurricane season so we lost about 5 days due to rain. How did it make you feel when you finished? There is absolutely no way that I can try to put that emotion in words. This had been the one of the most challenging experiences, from hoisting scaffolding up the side of the theatre, to building the scaffolding on a pitched roof, then discovering on the third level that I was in fact afraid of heights. Having to overcome that fear as well as the fear of the enormity of this project, trying not to let anyone see how terrified I was, wondering if I had taken on a project that I was not creatively ready for… I spent many silent mornings alone up there, growing, I learned a lot about myself during that experience. “City light moments, Heart beat silenced Breathing interrupted by the dream of a thing… Beautifully scarred by the blue flame you dance with, Each night till the morning, Repeat.” -BB Do you have any art shows coming up this year or early next year? I have a solo show coming up Feb 8th at Station House in St Pete, the video is being worked on and will be released first week of Jan. The show is titled ‘BLACK.WHITE.GOLD’ and will be a representation of what 2017 meant for me as an individual and also as an active member of the human species. I feel the climate has been a dark and confusing one for most humans on so many levels, politically, emotionally, the chaos has been exposed through nature, hurricanes, landslides, mindless murder, there are shards of all this inside of my own person I need to release and in doing so, I hope to find and share a sense of peace and maybe even understanding, through the creative process. I am also working with Afika Burn (African version of Burning Man) discussing a possible mural installation in South Africa during the festival. Myself, Cam and Whitney are also in talks with the Rialto Theatre about doing a Reunion show, details to be confirmed. THE DISTRICT - TAMPA’S URBAN DWELLING MAGAZINE

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Laura Barrett is a musician, business owner, music instructor and Tampa native. She grew up a musician, taking her first piano lesson from her mom at the age of 4, but the academic side of music quietly drained the passion out of her by the time she graduated from college. Feeling stuck with a music degree, she taught a few private lessons to a handful of kids in South Tampa, late in 2011. They all had one thing in common – zero interest in music. Laura loved that. She found a new way to tap into her creativity by developing a unique, asset-based approach to teaching. Each students’ lesson became artistic expression for Barrett. She used music of interest for each student and used that genre to highlight students’ natural strengths and empower them as musicians. She recounts those days comically, as she taught Star Wars, Greek music, musical theater, and so on. The time flew by as Laura found contentment and pride in her work, all the while building a business unknowingly. In 2015, Barrett had more students than she could handle. In fact, for almost a year before that, she had been turning away students on a weekly basis.

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An entrepreneur friend overheard her decline a new student on the phone one day and persuaded her to interview some potential teachers. Barrett took what seemed like an astronomical risk at the time and hit the ground running. Again, this different application of music morphing into a business unleashed her creativity in a way the craft itself had stifled. Today, her teaching team consists of 12 teachers, educating students of all ages in voice, piano, guitar, drums, violin, viola, cello and bass. In August 2017, Barrett School of Music launched in Miami as well and has been well-received. Laura loves the balance of her life today – running the business, teaching and performing as an opera, jazz and pop singer in Tampa and Miami. Each musical facet creates space for Laura’s love of music to grow and empower others in the same way.


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Ferdie Pacheco Visual Artist Ferdiepacheo.com

Ferdie Pacheco, MD was born in Tampa, Florida on December 8, 1927, with deep ancestral roots in Spain. As a painter, his imaginative use of color and design along with his aggressive use of vivid, slashing, colorful patterns exude a sense of strength expressing the bold, gutsy, personal statements of a man who has immersed himself fully in life. Pacheco has the rare ability to transfer these experiences onto canvas through intense color and brushstrokes. His skills earned him the Gold Medal and First Prize in Tonneins, France: the First Prize, Best Colorist at Musee Du Luxembourg. Ferdie Pacheco has been called a Renaissance man because of his productive careers. He has been a successful pharmacist, medical doctor, and an artist. He is known as The Fight Doctor in boxing, including working as a corner man for twelve world champions, including Muhammad Ali for seventeen years. Like other exceptionally creative individuals, Pacheco showed precocity in childhood where he began drawing and painting at the age of five. At the age of fourteen, Pacheco realized that he wanted to become a doctor and began assisting in surgery. His passion for the arts continued through his health care training as his cartooning financed his medical education. His painting of Gandhi is a U.N. Postage Stamp. It was unveiled on October 2, 2009, at the United Nations on the International Nonviolence Day which is Gandhi’s birthday. A documentary on his life “The World of the Fight Doctor” was shown in two film festivals. Today his work can be seen all over the world.

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TAMPA PRIDE 3510 East 8th Ave, Tampa, FL Tampapride.org 813.777.4832 TAMPA REGIONAL ARTISTS 705 Swann Ave., Tampa, FL 33606 tamparegionalartists.com 813.251.3780 TAMPA REPERTORY THEATRE 217 W. Powhatan Ave. Tampa, FL 33604 tamparep.org 813.783.5465 TAMPA THEATRE 711 N. Franklin St. , Tampa, FL 33602 tampatheatre.org 813.274.8981 TAMPA WOMAN'S CLUB 2901 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa, FL 33629 tampawomansclub.com/Rentals.php 813.839.7457 TAMPA-HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY STORYTELLING FESTIVAL 3402 W. Columbus Dr. Tampa, FL 33607 tampastory.org 813.931.2166 TECO PUBLIC ART GALLERY 702 N. Franklin St., Tampa, FL 33602 813.767.1600 TEMPUS PROJECTS 4636 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33603 tempus-projects.com 813.340.9056 THE FLORIDA AQUARIUM 701 Channelside Drive Tampa, FL, United States FLaquarium.org 813.273.4000 THE SPACE AT 2106 2106 W. Main St., Tampa, FL 33607 facebook.com/thespaceat2106/ 813.575.0230 THE VAULT 611 N. Franklin Street Tampa, FL 33602 thevaulttampa.com 813.225.3450 THEATRE TAMPA BAY P.O. Box 77485, Tampa, FL 33675 theatretampabay.org TICH, HISPANIC-AMERICAN INTERCULTURAL WORKSHOP Tampa, FL tichonline.org 813.505.6351 TOAST OF TAMPA SHOW CHORUS PO Box 20165, Tampa, FL 33622 toastoftampa.org 813.963.7464

UNIVERSITY AREA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CENTER 14013 N. 22nd St., Tampa, FL 33613 uacdc.orgindex.php/facility-rentals 813.558.5212 UNLIMITED GOSPEL EXPRESSIONS 3911 N 34th St. Unit B Tampa, FL 33610 813.325.2539 USF COLLEGE OF THE ARTS 4202 E. Fowler Ave., FAH 110 Tampa, FL 33620 arts.usf.edu/ 813.974.2301 USF INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN ART Tampa, FL 33620 ira.usf.edu 813.974.2849 USF VENUES USF Holly Dr., Tampa, FL 33620 eps.arts.usf.edu 813.974.2321 UT COLLEGE OF ARTS AND LETTERS 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33606 ut.edu/artsandletters/ 813.257.6100 UT SCARFONE/HARTLEY GALLERY 310 North Blvd., Tampa, FL 33606 ut.edu/scarfonehartleygallery/ 813.253.6217 UT VENUES 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33606 ut.edu/music/performancevenues/ 813.253.6238 VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK AND MUSEUM veteransparkhc.com 813.744.5502 VOSLER YOUNG ARTISTS' STUDIO 1906 North Armenia Avenue Ste 207 Tampa, FL 33607 vosleryoungartistsstudio.com 813.417.5867 WANDERING EYE ART GALLERY 1600 E. 8th Avenue Ste E109 Ybor City, FL 33605 wanderingeyeartgallery.org 813.786.4735 YBOR ART COLONY 1521 1/2 E. 7th Ave. Ybor City, FL 33605 facebook.comYborArtColony/ 813.495.4649 YBOR CITY STATE MUSEUM 1818 E. 9th Ave., Ybor City, FL 33605 ybormuseum.org 813.247.6323

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The District Magazine 2017-18 Annual Art Guide  

"Art in Locality" Featuring some of Tampa's best artist and the places that showcase them!

The District Magazine 2017-18 Annual Art Guide  

"Art in Locality" Featuring some of Tampa's best artist and the places that showcase them!

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