What a Summer Blockbuster! An all-encompassing, thought-provoking, challenging, moving, controversial, elegant, delightfully humorous, THREE-MUSEUM exhibit, concurrently showing in St. Pete, Sarasota and Tampa museums. Not only is Skyway a contemporary collaboration between museums across counties, but a true recognition and celebration of prolific artists and talented curators in our region of Florida. Each museum is offering a variety of Skyway-related programming throughout the summer - highlights and links below. [ WARNING: bridges must be crossed to see complete exhibit ]
My Skyway connection to three upcoming Events (Jul 18 is a private event)
Friday July 14 | 7-10 pm Kegs & Collections | Tour of Great Bay Distributors regional art collection, artists on-site talking about their work (including 3 Skyway artists), lite fare from Stillwaters Tavern and, even a Skyway-inspired beer Yellow Cable Lager, among other libations | Organized by The Contemporaries, Museum of Fine Arts | For tickets and complete information: http://mfastpete.org/event/the-contemporaries-kegs-and-collections/
Tuesday July 18 | 6 - 8 pm FRIENDS of the Tampa Museum visit the law offices of Shumaker Loop & Kendrick, LLP for a private tour (given by yours truly) of the firm's regional art collection spanning two floors. Three artists in SLK's collection are also in Skyway.
Wednesday July 19 | 7 pm Museum of Fine Arts Panel Discussion | New Models: Exploring the Collaboration Between Business and the Arts | Presented by Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP | Panelists include SLK partner Erin Aebel; Art Consultant Katherine Gibson; MFA Curator Katherine Pill; Skyway Artist Rebecca Sexton Larson; Tampa Bay Business Committee for the Arts Executive Director Susana Weymouth
Skyway related Highlights (see Museum links below; some events require tickets and/or Rsvp)
Jul 13 | Ringling | 5:30 - 7:30 Artist and Curator Talks
Jul 20 | TMA | 12:30 - 1:30 | 30 on Thursday | Skyway Artist Bruce Marsh
Jul 20 | MFA | 6:30 - 7:30| Panel Discussion with Skyway Artists | http://mfastpete.org/event/17844/
Aug 1 | TMA | 6:30 | Reception | 7pm Lecture | Discussions w/Skyway curators and artists
Aug 3 | TMA | 12:30 - 1:30 | 30 on Thursday | Skyway Artist TBA
Aug 15 | Ringling | 10:30 am | Skyway artists and curators discuss "bridging the gap"
Aug 17 | TMA | 12:30 - 1:30 | 30 on Thursday | Skyway Artist Rebecca Sexton Larson
Aug 17 | MFA | 6:30 | Panel Discussion with Skyway Artists
Sept 3 | TMA | 12:30 - 1:30 | 30 on Thursday | Skyway Artist TBA
Sept 21 | MFA | 6:30 | Panel Discussion with Skyway Artists
Links to Additional information
Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration | http://www.skywaytampabay.com/about/
Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg | http://mfastpete.org/events-calendar/
The Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota | https://www.ringling.org/museum-art
Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa | https://tampamuseum.org/museum-events/event-list/
WMNF Art in your Ear | Host JoEllen Schilke talks with Skyway Curators | AiYE page includes links for each of the 57 Skyway artists thanks to JoEllen | http://www.wmnf.org/events/art-in-your-ear/
Can't give it ALL away.... you have to cross some bridges to visit each Skyway exhibition. If you are a member of one of the three museums, I understand reciprocity is recognized, so you shouldn't incur additional entrance fees. That said, best to check before making the trek. If you are not already a member of the MFA, TMA or Ringling, what better reason to join - a memorable trifecta!