Michael Massaro

Ghetto Biennale

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Date: DEC. 13 - DEC. 16, 2013
Opening Reception: Nov 3, 2012 | 6:30pm  
Directions: Google Map
Additional Information: www.ghettobiennale.org

The 3rd Ghetto Biennale seeks to expose the boundaries of a globalized art market, and have meaningful discussion about sameness and diversity in an allegedly de-centered art world. The 3rd Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince is trying to create a space for artistic production that attempts to offer, whilst understanding all its limitations, artists from wide socioeconomic classes, a complex creative platform. The Ghetto Biennale hopes to contain the seeds of a possibility to transcend different models of ghettoization. The 3rd Ghetto Biennale 2013 will take place from 26th November until the 16th December 2013. All works must be made and exhibited in Haiti. Artists will be invited to pass one to three weeks in Haiti before presenting their work in the neighbourhood to an audience of local people, Port au Prince neighbourhood communities, arts collectives and arts organisations.



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Passion for Freedom
Date: Nov. 3 - Nov. 10, 2012
Opening Reception: Nov 3, 2012 | 6:30pm 
Unit24 Gallery, 20 Great Guildford St, London SE1 0FD
Directions: Google Map
Additional Information: www.passionforfreedom.co.uk

For the fourth time the annual festival will take place in Unit24 Gallery in London’s South Bank. Artists from 35 countries around the world have entered their work into the competition this year. During the festival we can see the work of 40 artists from countries spanning the globe including Cuba, Belgium, Canada, China, Poland, Pakistan, Afghanistan, UK, Italy and USA.


Experiments with Truth | A solo exhbiition
Date: May 12 - June 2, 2011
Opening Reception: May 19, 2011 | 5:30 - 8pm
2204 N. 15th Street Tampa, FL
Directions: Google Map
Additional Information: www.hccfl.edu

Hillsborough Community College's Art Gallery is located in the Performing Arts Building Room 114 on the Ybor City Campus located at 2204 N. 15th Street Tampa, FL 33605. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., except Tuesdays from 12 noon to 7 p.m. The gallery is open to the public, and admission is free for everyone. Click here for a map of the campus. For further information or to arrange special hours, contact Gallery Coordinator, Carolyn Kossar at ckossar@hccfl.edu  or 813-253-7674.


Observations on the Feeling of the Beautiful and the Sublime
Date: January 14 - March 25, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday January 14, 2011 6pm - 9pm
Location:909 Central Avenue, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33705
Directions: Google Map
Additional Information: http://www.c-emersonfinearts.com/observations.html

In Immanuel Kant's 1764 first piece of aesthetic literature, the concept of the feeling of the beautiful and sublime are examined.  He stated that these feelings of enjoyment are subjective. In creating art, the idea of beauty and sublimity as well become subjective. Each artist responds to this question posed long ago by the German philosopher. Their responses can be surprising, humorous, of course beautiful and sublime. "The sublime moves, the beautiful charms." Immanuel Kant 

This is a multi media exhibition including, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture, and wood burning.


The University of Tampa Fine Art Alumni Exhibition
Date: August 6 - September 2, 2010
Location: R.K. Bailey Art Studios, 310 North Boulevard
Directions: Google Map
Additional Information: www.ut.edu

The alumni exhibition on campus features more than 50 pieces of work from sculpture to installations to paintings. The exhibit highlights the professional work of UT alumni living throughout the U.S.

The University of Tampa Scarfone/Hartley Gallery is located in the R.K. Bailey Art Studios, 310 North Boulevard. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, closed national holidays. There is no charge for admission.


The Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts
Date: March 6 and 7, 2010.
Location: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in downtown Tampa
Directions: Google Map
Additional Information: www.gasparilla-arts.com

Held annually the first weekend in March in beautiful downtown Tampa, the Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts is one of the country’s premier outdoor shows. Featured art includes ceramic, digital, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, watercolor and wood.

With some of the country’s most accomplished artists and rising stars vying for the $15,000 Raymond James Best of Show Award and an additional $60,000 in prize money, a showcase featuring the works of local young artists, a weekend full of live entertainment, and a children’s art activity area, it's no wonder the festival is widely recognized as one of the top-rated outdoor fine art and fine craft shows in the country. (www.gasparilla-arts.com)


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