Business and Community Leaders invited for networking reception and to welcome DaVinci & Michelangelo Exhibit to Tampa University Mall
TAMPA, Fla. (February 12, 2016) – Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture & the Arts (TBBCA) is pleased to pARTner with Tampa Innovation Alliance for a special networking evening and Cultural Encounter DaVinci’s Machines Exhibit with guest speaker Mark Rogers. By-invitation complimentary reception is Wednesday, February 24 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tampa University Mall is hosting the exhibit in conjunction with DaVinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience Multi-Media Theatre Performance.
“TBBCA is thrilled to join with our new pARTner the Tampa Innovation Alliance to invite business and community leaders for a special Cultural Encounter and networking that highlights Tampa Innovation Alliance’s leadership efforts to build an engaged community around an innovation destination,” said Susana Weymouth, TBBCA Executive Director. “TIA and TBBCA are aligned synergistically in our mission to help increase Tampa’s impact and support of arts and culture and the creative class.”
Mark Sharpe, Executive Director, Tampa Innovation Alliance, agreed, “Our mission is to build a place that people want to live, work, play, study & stay.” He went on to emphasize, “The Tampa Innovation Alliance is poised to engage business and community as we lead revitalization and renaissance – building an engaged community recognized as an innovation destination through an inclusive effort drawing from the creative minds of our community. Our focus is on Transforming, Enriching & Connecting our Alliance area.”
The TBBCA-TIA Cultural Encounter will include a reception and Meet & Greet with Mark Rodgers, the curator of the DaVinci Machines and Michelangelo Exhibitions for North America and the creator of the national touring theatre production of DaVinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience Museum Theatre. “We have been looking over the last year for the perfect venue where we could combine the DaVinci Machines Exhibition in a traditional museum setting and then be able to present the touring multi-media performance,” said Rodgers. “Tampa’s University Mall is a perfect fit for our “Museum Theatre” concept”.
Roger Hirschhorn, senior vice president at RD Management, owner of University Mall, noted “The DaVinci Machines Exhibit is a new interactive experience for the Tampa Bay community and will surely attract even larger crowds to University Mall. We are always seeking to diversify the tenant mix at the mall and the DaVinci exhibit provides an excellent opportunity to do that with its culturally enriched business. As one of the largest malls in the area, we are uniquely positioned to host such tremendous programs.”
Cultural Encounter Wed, Feb. 24 5:30 – 7:30 PM at 2112 University Mall, Suite 118,
Invitation information please contact Tampa Innovation Alliance Kelley K. Sims, (813) 833-1894
RSVP requested by Fri, Feb. 19th to TBBCA Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org
About Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture & the Arts
TBBCA is a non-profit organization founded in 1989, and one of 11 national “Business Committees for the Arts,” part of the pARTnership Movement and Private Sector Network of Americans for the Arts. TBBCA’s mission is to unite area businesses to champion arts and culture for a prosperous community with the philosophy that “the arts are good for business and business is good for the arts.” Through innovative pARTnerships and sustainable programs including, The Charlie Hounchell Art Stars Scholarships, Chalk Walks, Call to Artists, Cultural Encounters, Arts in Lobbies, and others, TBBCA provides advocacy, valuable funding resources and support for arts education, artists, and arts and cultural organizations, and builds awareness of arts and culture as important economic drivers in our community and essential contributors to our quality of life.
TBBCA programs are generously supported by donations and sponsorships, including Chair’s Circle pARTners: Premier Eye Care; MedHOK, Inc.; Stephen Gay & Associates, Realtors; Linda and Michael Connelly; The Wilson Company; The Tampa Bay Times/tbt*; Tampa Bay Magazine; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP; B2 Communications and Alex McKnight Archival Images. www.tbbca.org.
About the Tampa Innovation Alliance
The Alliance is a multi-jurisdictional district anchored by globally-recognized institutions created to drive economic activity in the area, engage tens of thousands of students and educators, healthcare workers and patients, and four million tourists annually. Our anchor institutions include: Busch Gardens, Florida Hospital, Moffitt Cancer Center, RD Management (University Mall), University of South Florida.
The Tampa Innovation Alliance comprises 25,000 acres in the northern part of Tampa: bound by Busch Boulevard on the south, Bearss Avenue on the north, and interstates 75 and 275 on the east and west. It includes parts of Tampa, Temple Terrace and unincorporated Hillsborough County. www.tampainnovation.com
About RD Management
Specializing in the retail sector for more than 40 years, RD Management owns and operates more than 18 million square feet of neighborhood and community shopping centers throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. With a portfolio of 200+ properties, RD Management is consistently ranked among the nation’s largest, privately held, real-estate development and management organizations. RD Management maintains in-house expertise in leasing, property management, construction and development, accounting and finance, legal and information technology services. For more information visit www.rdmanagement.com
DaVinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience Museum Theatre is a combination of a traditional museum experience with a live one-of-a-kind multi-media theatrical performance. “Museum Theatre” combines the interactive DaVinci Machines Exhibition and the Michelangelo: The Titans Experience multi-media live theatre production.
Exhibit information: https://discoverdavinci.com/
Mark Rodgers: https://discoverdavinci.com/speaker-series/about-the-speaker/