• CONSTRUCT Art Exhibit Opening Reception April 28th

    Gallery AIA at the new Tampa Bay Center for Architecture and Design in Ybor City hosts inaugural visual arts exhibit and reception during Fourth Friday Event.

    Tampa, Fla. (April 14, 2017) – Gallery AIA proudly presents CONSTRUCT, with an opening reception on Friday, April 28th from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm., in conjunction with the Fourth Friday Tampa event. The Center for Architecture and Design’s inaugural visual arts exhibition was organized by Nathan Beard, Fine Artist, and includes 16 local artists whose work explores the ways in which we build our world. The Center is located at 1315 East 7th Avenue, Ste. 105 in Ybor City. The exhibit can be viewed during business hours through June 23rd.

    “Building our world is a complicated affair involving thousands of years of accumulated experience and knowledge,” said Nathan Beard, artist and exhibit curator. “This exhibit aims to showcase the ways in which 16 different artists from the Greater Tampa Bay region find meaning in the architecture of nature, memory, place and society. As Tampa Bay continues to grow rapidly, there is a need for collaboration across our waterways. This exhibit also intends to tie in to a broader movement towards collaboration between the region’s art communities and its development communities by fostering reflection about where we’ve been and conversation about where we will head.”

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    The American Institute of Architects

    AIA Tampa Bay
    The Center for Architecture and Design 1315 East 7th Avenue, #105
    Tampa, FL 33605-3607

    T (813) 229 3411 F (813) 229 1762


    Contributing artists are based out of Dunedin, Sarasota, St. Petersburg and Tampa. They include Caitlin Albritton, Catherine Bergmann, Robin Perry Dana, Janos Enyedi, David Erdman, Bryce Hudson, Kenny Jensen, Nin McQuillen, Chad Mize, Laine Nixon, Charles Parkhill, Gabriel Ramos, Jan Richardson, Nathan Skiles, Patricia Sriram, and Christopher Wharton.

    For additional information about the artists and the exhibition, please contact Nathan Beard at 720-208-6020.


    About Nathan Beard

    Nathan Beard is a fine artist living in St. Petersburg, FL. Awarded a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Colorado State University in 2001, he has exhibited regularly in Tampa Bay for the last 3 years and his paintings and drawings are represented in Pinellas County by ARTicles Art Gallery and Custom Framing. Nathan exhibited his work at the Highlands Museum of the Arts (Sebring, FL) this past February – April and has worked with curator Amanda Poss to open a solo-exhibit at Gallery 501, Howard W. Blake School of the Arts (Tampa) on May 1. From 2005-2010, he worked as an Associate Arts Consultant with Hilary DePolo Visual Arts Consultants in Denver, CO before relocating to Florida with his wife Cate. He has been a professional art installer for 8 years and is now the preferred installer for the owner and curator of the Leslie Curran Gallery (St. Petersburg), the clients of ARTicles Art Gallery and Custom Framing (St. Petersburg), and has recently assumed the position of Exhibition Assistant and Preparator for Dunedin Fine Art Center. Nathan organizes the exhibitions at ARTicles Art Gallery’s satellite exhibition space, The Staybridge Suites, on a quarterly basis and helps promote the gallery’s stable of artists.

    About The Center for Architecture and Design

    Tampa Bay’s Center for Architecture and Design is located in the historic San Souchi building at 1315 East 7th Avenue, Suite 105, in Ybor City’s Historic District, a U.S. National Historic Landmark District near downtown Tampa. – The Center is a 2,000 sf multi-use space which includes exhibit, classroom and meeting space. The Center is home to The American Institute of Architects, Tampa Bay Chapter (AIA Tampa Bay) and its related Foundation. The Center offers programs for the public to inspire the exploration and appreciation of architecture and the built environment, including exhibits, classes, lectures, tours, and Tampa Bay Design Week, an annual festival that takes place each fall.