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Art Planner: Gasparilla Festival of the Arts returns, plus remembering Andy Warhol

 

GASPARILLA FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

 

Tampa's largest and most anticipated arts festival, the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, returns to Curtis Hixon Park on Saturday and Sunday, bringing a top-notch selection of artists working in categories including painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, fine crafts and of course, jewelry. The festival also features up-and-coming artists in the Emerging Artist Showcase and a Scholastic Showcase, which features work from students. Kids who may be inspired by the festival can try their hand at making things in the activities tent or get a feel for collecting through the Art Collectors in Training program. Artists showing at the festival donated works to be shown in a Kids Only tent, most of them running $5 to $10. Live art happens with the Chalk Walk, when 10 commissioned artists create drawings on the sidewalk.

Another fun event is Carmada, a showcase of cars that have been wildly painted by local artists, and you can watch new cars get the artistic treatment from Sebastian Coolidge and James Oleson, among others. It's held in Kiley Garden, adjacent to the emerging artist tent, and will include art activities and music by DJs Blenda and Mega.

Gasparilla Festival of the Arts runs 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. It's free to attend. (813) 876-1747. gasparillaarts.com.

 

END OF AN ERA: REMEMBERING WARHOL

 

2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the death of pop artist and New York scenester Andy Warhol. His studio, the Factory, attracted the leading artists, celebrities and socialites of the late '60s to '80s, who turned out in droves for his memorial service on April 1, 1987. Photographer Christophe von Hohenberg, on assignment for Vanity Fair, took more than 600 photos of the event at St. Patrick's Cathedral. The photos are now on display at Alfstad& Contemporary in Sarasota. Von Hohenberg was the right man for the job; he was a frequent visitor to the Factory and worked for Interview, Warhol's magazine featuring conversations between celebrities. Deborah Harry, Yoko Ono and Robert Mapplethorpe are among the many famous faces captured in the Remembering Warhol: Thirty Years Ago exhibition. In addition to the archival photographs and silver gelatin prints are celebrity remembrances and anecdotes von Hohenberg collected from attendees. He will attend the opening reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday. The exhibit remains on display through April 1, the actual anniversary of the memorial service. Free to attend. 1419 Fifth St. (941) 366-6400. alfstadand.com.

 

LISTEN TO YOUR ART: CHARGAUX AT THE RINGLING

 

Synesthesia is a complex neurological phenomenon that is defined as "a subjective sensation or image of a sense (as of color) other than the one (as of sound) being stimulated." In other words, some people see colors when they hear music, giving them the sensation of being able to hear colors. That phenomenon is explored at the Ringling Museum today, with performances by Chargaux, Brooklyn-based artists and musicians Charly and Margaux. They play violin and viola, respectively, and as Charly experiences synesthesia, they create music by attaching colors to sounds. The duo will first perform during the museum's Gallery Walk and Talk program, encouraging attendees to experience paintings from the museum's collection by "hearing" them. Later, they'll perform a concert "Broke and Baroque," in Pathless Woods, an installation of a forest of ribbons, in which artist Anne Patterson explores the concept of synesthesia.

The duo has also collaborated with acclaimed rappers J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar. Find out more about them at chargaux.com.

The Gallery Walk and Talk happens today at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. It's included with museum admission, but tickets are required and must be picked up at admissions. Space is limited and tickets are based upon availability. The Broke and Baroque performance happens at 7 p.m., is $20, or $10 for students with ID, and is standing room only. That ticket also includes admission to Ringling Underground in the Museum of Art Courtyard from 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $20, $10 for students with ID. 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. (941) 359-5700. ringling.org.

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