‘Ringling Underground’

February Ringling Underground: Artist Statements

For the February 2016 Ringling Underground, I wanted to focus on contemporary Florida artists exploring the medium of clay. Ceramics are sorely underrepresented in the contemporary art scene, as many cling to outdated beliefs that ceramic art falls into the category of craft. Artists Jenn Ryann Miller, Sharon Norwood, and Cheyenne Rudolph are challenging these beliefs by Read More >

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TEMPUS Projects at Ringling Underground

TEMPUS Projects, a non-profit art space located in Seminole Heights, Tampa, is known for their experimental and innovative art exhibitions. The gallery has been recognized as a catalyst for contemporary art in Tampa, and praised for providing opportunities to the community’s emerging fine artists. Initiated by a shared interest in promoting local, contemporary art, TEMPUS Read More >

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Ringling Underground: Photography in the Courtyard

RINGLING UNDERGROUND: PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE COURTYARD Thursday, October 1, 2015: 8 – 11 p.m. All who have experienced The Ringling museum’s courtyard can agree that an appropriate adjective to describe the space might be “grandiose.” When exhibiting against a backdrop of pink marble and bronze statues, towering, three-dimensional artworks tend to attract the most attention from Read More >

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Ringling Underground: Spring 2015

As the Artist Liaison for the Ringling Underground series, I organize and curate the art component for the events. The exhibiting artists are local or regional contemporary artists, exemplified by their innovating techniques and application of materials.

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Natalya Swanson