As the 2014 Gasparilla festivities wind down, there’s one more opportunity to experience the arts Gasparilla style, but not in the traditional realm.
Gasp! The Gasparilla Fringe Festival
presented by Creative Loafing
and Tampa Museum of Art
promises to enlighten and indulge attendees with multidisciplinary arts experiences not to be found elsewhere.
On March 28 from 6 to 10 p.m., the Museum will be transformed into a performing arts mecca with performances from over 30 local visual and performing artists, including both emerging and established.
"The event speaks to the vibrancy of the culture here, that so many different kinds of performing arts are thriving," says David Warner, editor-in-chief for Creative Loafing. "This is a way to support them and also get a taste of all of them.”
Actors and actresses will perform short plays inside Mini Coopers, affectionately referred to as "Mini Plays."
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will perform improv, while letting the audience call the shots.
Musician Acho Brother will collaborate with a live action artist painting an oil canvas in reaction to the music.
will bring a printing press, and Creative Loafing’s Peter Meinke and Erica Dawson will create "chat books" called cordelistas. The studio’s exhibition, Graphicstudio: Uncommon Practices at USF, will also be open exclusively for attendees.
Lynn Waddell, author of Fringe Florida
, will present in collaboration with Ward Hall, legendary carnival talker.
The event is designed to be a true reflection of the vitality and diversity of the arts community in Tampa Bay.
"They’re very talented people, making this work here," says Warner. "It reflects the community in ways the community doesn’t always get reflected."
Writer: Megan Hendricks
Source: David Warner, Creative Loafing