Rollins Fine Art launches in St. Petersburg to provide fine art
consultation and representation for artists nationwide. Led by father
and son team, Ken and Noah A. Rollins, the firm represents over 150
artists working in various media and styles.
Ken has served for
30 years as an art museum director for four museums
in the Tampa Bay region including: The Deland Museum of Art
Museum of Art
in Lakeland, Gulf Coast Museum of Art
Largo, and finally at the Tampa Museum of Art
. Noah is a
Harvard-trained architect based in Tampa and is a LEED accredited
professional with the U.S.
Green Building Council
"This is the first time we've had an
opportunity to collaborate in a professional capacity," says Noah. "My
'day job' is as a designer in an international architecture firm, but it
is entirely divorced from the work I do with my dad on Rollins Fine Art
so working with him provides me another creative outlet under a
Noah says both his parents are visual
"My father worked in ceramics and my mother in fibers and metals
and I grew up around the visual and performing arts. My dad is
extremely versed and experienced, so I constantly learn more from him."
Fine Art will provide fine art placement support to architects,
developers, interior designers, corporations and private art collectors.
The duo represents painters, sculptors, digital artists, printmakers,
photographers, and fine craft artists specializing in glass, wood, fiber
are unique in our ability to understand and solve architectural and
design issues, integrating fine art and crafts or developing projects,
beginning with schematic design through construction," says Ken.
Fine Art is able to handle large-scale installations or collections
going into incomplete projects.
most recent project for Rollins Fine Art's is the public art piece
displayed at the Element
condo tower in downtown Tampa. Collaborating with sculptor, Eric Higgs
60-foot-tall sculpture "Conversations" is installed at 12
different places on the Element's exterior. In the evening, 288 LED
bulb lights illuminate the artwork, which is meant to serve as a
"conversation" piece representing communication between individuals and
nations. Ken advises that it also sets a precedence for sustainable
lighting in public art.
Writer: Nancy Vaughn
Ken and Noah Rollins, Rollins Fine Art