Installation by Edgar Sanchez Cumbas
The Ybor City Arts Tour was last week and was a great way to check out the many spaces currently in the Ybor City area. The Kress Contemporary building with its multiple galleries, artist studios, performance space (The Fringe Theatre), and microcinema, was definitely a highlight.
The above images are of sculptural work by Edgar Sanchez Cumbas (he was also in the Department of Contemporary Art group show in the same building). It is just one of the rotating works you can find while walking around the space.
Below are some selections from the event.
Kim Radatz opened her space, currently showing an installation focused on the “C” word.
Screen Door: An Ybor City Microcinema is always showing interesting films from a variety of genres. Pictured are the seating area and the movie posters lining the hallway outside of the film viewing area. For the art tour they were showing past Flex Fest short films.
On the third floor are a large group of artist studios with several walls hanging work by many of the artists.
Work by Jon Pannier
Sculpture by Eileen Goldenberg
Polaroid work by Brian Pannier
Lots of great work by the three very different artists that make up the Y3K Collective- Jon Pannier, Eileen Goldenberg, and Brian Pannier, seen above.
Work by Juan Espinosa (left) and Ashley Cantero (right) of Dluance
Creative space Dluance is run by visual artist Ashley Cantero and music producer/ graphic designer Juan Espinosa.
Paintings by Marilyn Binder Silverman
Paintings by Eilzabeth Fontaine-Barr
The work above is from the painters Marilyn Binder Silverman and Elizabeth Fontaine-Barr who share their studio space.
Painting by Karol Batansky
Self taught painter Karol Batansky just moved in to her new studio from the Ybor Art Colony which is closed while currently being renovated.
Mixed media artist Chase Parker makes a variety of work, including the unique sculptures pictured above.
Ron Watson creates highly detailed drawings at his Shades of Gray Studio.
Below is one of the common spaces filled with work by a selection of artists. It’s always worth a trip up from the 2nd floor galleries even if most of the artists are not in their studios to see what’s new.
The next post will focus on three spaces outside of Kress Contemporary that were also part of the tour.