Florida’s rich visual mythology spans centuries, attesting to the vivid imagination of artists who captured the essence of an exotic landscape, as well as the flamboyant narratives that fuel Florida’s reputation for eccentricity. Dr. O’Connor “looks for Florida” among the images that tell our state’s story. “Who” is Florida? And how do we discover her “real” face? O’Connor, Prof. Emerita of Art History at Santa Fe College, has published widely on history, and is the author of the new American River: Tributaries, a fictional trilogy.
Refreshments and prize drawing!
In conjunction with
Just Above the Water: Florida Folk Art
Featuring the works and lives of 35 Florida folk artists and their artistic visions, inspired by community traditions and living environments.
Original pieces by Taft Richardson, Kenny Dickerson, and Ruby Williams.
Exhibit runs through March 31, 2018
Wed.-Sun., 12—4 p.m.
1101 East River Cove Street
Tampa, Florida 33604
Free admission, donations welcome