february, 2022

202209feb(feb 9)12:00 am24jul(jul 24)11:59 pmTampa Museum of Art | 02/09/22 - 07/24/22 | Verde: Poetics of Shade | 5 Tampa Artists | Tampa

Time

February 9 (Wednesday) 12:00 am - July 24 (Sunday) 11:59 pm

Location

Tampa Museum of Art

120 W Gasparilla Plaza Tampa FL 33602

Organizer

Tampa Museum of Art813-274-8130 120 W Gasparilla Plaza Tampa FL 33602

Event Details

Art Exhibition | 02/09/22 – 07/24/22
Verde: Poetics of Shade | 5 Tampa Artists
Tampa

Tampa Museum of Art
120 W Gasparilla Plaza Tampa FL 33602
813-274-8130

The exhibition Verde: Poetics of Shade features five artists regional to the Tampa Bay area as an introduction and a celebration of their work in a variety of mediums which include: painting ceramics sculpture and embroidery on canvas. Artists Nneka Jones Kendra Frorup Princess Smith Shannon Elyse and Jodi Minnis represent the local community through shared experiences and divergence in visual art. The artwork in Verde speaks to growth and expansion as well as timeless artistic expression. It speaks to feminine energy and artistic contributions.

Verde: Poetics of Shade is presented in partnership with the Tampa Chapter of The Links Inc.

Artists:
Shannon Elyse Curry was born in Carmel California and currently resides in South Tampa Florida. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art and Art History as an honors scholar at Spelman College in Atlanta Georgia where she studied under Dr. Fahamu Pecou.

Kendra Frorup was born in the Bahamas and received a bachelor’s degree in Art from the University of Tampa and an MFA from Syracuse University. Frorup is an international artist with a research focus on the global conversation about connections and identity in art.

Nneka Jones was born in Port of Spain in Trinidad and Tobago. She is a multidisciplinary artist exploring both large- and small-scale pieces. Jones’ work comments on social and environmental injustice advocating for the protection of women and girls of color. Jones holds a BFA in Art from the University of Tampa.

Jodi Minnis is a multidisciplinary artist investigating the intersection of gender race and culture scrutinizing the traditional representations and tropes around Bahamian women as a reclamation of Black Caribbean womanhood. Minnis was born in Nassau The Bahamas and holds an associate degree in Fine Arts from the College of The Bahamas and a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree from the University of Tampa.

Princess Smith was born in Los Angeles California. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tampa and a Master’s in Fine Arts from the University of South Florida. Smith’s work focuses heavily on portraiture that explores her culture identity encourages self-love and expression.

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