WHO: University Area CDC’s Prodigy® Cultural Arts, The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, The Florida Orchestra
WHAT: Free arts exhibition and violin showcase
WHEN: Friday, July 23, 4 to 6 p.m.
WHERE: Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, 400 N Ashley Drive, Tampa 33602
DETAILS: The public is invited to this free exhibition opening and violin showcase, in collaboration with Prodigy® Cultural Arts, the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts (FMoPA) and The Florida Orchestra, with support from Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners.
FMoPA and Prodigy® are making a difference with children who would not otherwise have access to art programs or museums. Through this partnership, the medium of photography is taught to children who are socioeconomically challenged, culturally displaced, or recovering from the trauma of a refugee situation with an artistic outlet.
Prodigy® provides children with a solid foundation of photographic education by providing guidance and knowledge of the technical aspects of photography, as well as artistic applications. The program encourages teamwork, problem-solving, and critical thinking, which are applicable in all the participants’ activities. Students create narratives using photographs on various topics from current global environmental issues to local socio-economic challenges.
FMoPA is dedicated to exhibiting important photographic art as central to contemporary life and culture. FMoPA collects, preserves and exhibits historic and contemporary works by nationally and internationally known photographic artists. FMoPA also enriches the community by operating outreach programs for children and adults and by offering an extensive array of photography classes.
Serving the community for more than 20 years, University Area CDC provides support for thousands of Tampa residents through holistic programming, adult education and resource assistance. Its primary mission is the redevelopment and sustainability of at-risk neighborhoods in the Uptown/University area, surrounding University of South Florida’s Tampa campus. More information about University Area CDC, a 501(c)(3) public/private partnership, is available by calling 813.558.5212 and by visiting www.uacdc.org.