Author: mergeculture

Pow Wow! International Mural Festival Coming to Tampa

Mergeculture, Ignite Innovation and ArtUP Organization has teamed up with The Tampa Foundation, to bring Pow Wow! to the Tampa Area. We’ve been working on bringing Pow Wow! to Tampa for many years and this reality is now coming to fruition. With the landscape of building facades all across our city, there are many opportunities […]

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We sat down with Joe Schipani of Flint Public Art Project

What is happening in other cities? We talk with Flint Public Art Program

Flint Public Art Program has painted over 100 murals in Flint Michigan since 2013. We sat down with the program director: Joe Schipani and PixelStix CEO Matt Walker to discuss how technology paired with outdoor art is helping to shape Flint Michigan into a world class arts destination. Mergeculture: Q: Flint public art program has […]

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Next Event: Forced Winter – A solo exhibit by artist Jay Giroux

‘Forced Winter’ is an exhibition of new paintings by Jay Giroux. An extension of his past work, which deals with lowbrow symbolism and the urban streetscape, this new body of paintings pushes Giroux’s exploration with material and technique. A recurring characteristic in the works is the relationship between flat and raised fields of the painting […]

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Stronger Communities Through Art – A Discussion

We are hosting a discussion with Flint Public Art Directors, Joe Schipani and Kady Yellow. By examining what programming that Flint Michigan has put together to transform communities through art, we can learn about steps to take in our own community. Join the discussion from 7-9pm on Saturday at Mergeculture Gallery, 1544 N. Franklin Street […]

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Introducing New Roots Art Collective

Cities across America are painting Black Lives Matter on streets to make a statement of solidarity with the movement, but as we look to putting up new artwork, important conversations surrounding expanding diversity in public art conversations should be had. In the world today, there are very few African American curators, gallery owners, public art […]

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Tampa Black Lives Matter Street Mural

This isn’t just paint. The city of Tampa is fortunate to have a Black Lives Mural in the heart of Downtown Tampa. The collaborative piece by ten African American local artists sits at the intersection of Cass and Jefferson streets, and the words “Black Lives Matter” are painted in the westbound lane of Cass street […]

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Mergeculture Gallery Teams Up with Art Up Organization

Mergeculture Gallery has been in operation for 5 years, and we just expanded our reach by partnering with Tampa area businesses, civic associations, and both public and private entities for art placement and programming. Art Placement: If the artists we represent choose – their work can be displayed in alternate local venues, such as restaurants […]

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JULIO OCHOA

Donation links to Help with Police Brutality Protests

People need help with bail and legal funds, as well as the families of the victims. Here is a list of places you can donate: This is the Tampa Fund for protesters: Filmaker Matthew A. Cherry has provided these resources for other cities. And there is also this GITHUB page with an extensive list. Thread […]

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Sunday Feb 23: Rooster and the Till Brunch and Print Release

Sunday, Feb 23 | 10am – 2pm Rooster and the Till Brunch and Print Release: Michelle Sawyer releases this print through Mergeculture Gallery during brunch at Rooster and the Till. Guest DJ: Blenda Guest Bartender: Sean O’Connor Menu is below: RESERVE

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Next Event: Mind the Bap at Nebraska Mini Mart

Saturday, Feb, 22nd Jujmo will be live painting at Nebraska Mini Mart! The piece will be a 4′ x 8′ piece broken into 4 sections, framed and ready to hang. You could own the piece for a $10 raffle ticket. The raffle will go live on Saturday night, and will be live for 30 days. […]

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