Tampa – Forward Thinking Initiatives (FTI), a Tampa Bay nonprofit that teaches entrepreneurship, and creative thinking to teens, is partnering with USF’s School of Art and Art History and Greco Middle School to create a unique art show that is free and open to the public. The reception and showcase will be held on Monday, December 5th at Greco Middle School from 5:00-6:30 PM. Greco is located 6925 E. Fowler Avenue, just north of the USF campus.
Young people experience the same social issues that create division among adults. Artists frequently bring these issues to the attention of the public in an attempt to foster thoughtful resolution to conflict. This social commentary project grew out of a workshop that was organized by Bob Barancik, a Saint Petersburg artist. The Art Not Hate workshop in 2010 helped FTI to begin the dialogue with students around Tampa Bay.
FTI’s interns from the USF School of Art and Art History are working with a group of Greco’s students to develop their concepts, art work and artist statements. The students are creating works in various modalities including mixed media, clay, dance and video. The USF students are part of Forward Thinking Initiatives’ Art-repreneurship program.
For more information or to RSVP you may contact Debra Campbell at Campbell@forwardthinkinginitiatives.com or 813 760-7860.