Get a uniquely candid and eloquent view of Florida nature today at HCC-Ybor.
Taking his camera to parks along the Hillsborough River, Lazlo Horváth documents a personal, minimalist study with monochrome videos and digital stills in his show show László Horváth: The Water’s Edge. Also a musician, he has recorded a live soundtrack for the multimedia show.
Horváth calls his solo show an intuitive interpretation of over a year’s adventures and observations kayaking and hiking along the Hillsborough River. The installation will run Feb. 6-28. An opening reception will take place today, 4:30-7:30 p.m. with a gallery talk at 6:15 p.m. The gallery is in the Performing Arts Building at Palm Avenue and 15th Street, Tampa. hcc-fl.edu.
The Florida State Fair begins its hectic, fattening and entertaining run in Tampa today. '70s fave America headlines. Advance tickets are $9 for adults; $7, seniors; $5, children 6-11; 5 and younger admitted free; $11-$13 at the gate; $25 for advance ride bands. Click here for more info or visit floridastatefair.com. (Photo by Chip Weiner.)
WhigFest is an annual art, music and indie commerce festival in St. Pete with national and local headliners (Surfer Blood, Pinback, Stokeswood, Gringo Star, Alexander and the Grapes and Sons of Hi
ppies among them). The St. Pete Indie Market, a craft beer garden from Cigar City Brewing, and an art show will be set up at the event on Feb. 15 and 16. The theme and mascot this year are eagles and America. Last year Pale Horse Design was the headliner for the visual arts component, and this year Bask's art is on the posters and fliers. Whig's headlining artist creates the entire branding for the festival for that year. Artists whose works are on display tonight: Bask, Pale Horse, Tes One, Sebastian Collidge, Johnny Vitale, Chad Mize, STOIC, James Oleson, Thirst, Cheryl Murphy, Laura Spencer, Zulu Painter, Alexander Schultz and Erick Arenas. "The goal of the festival is to make art as loud as the music, hence the branding, live painting and traveling art shows," organizer Tony Casoria said.
Last week the art was unveiled at The Bends with a performance by Sonic Graffiti, and tonight the art show will travel to the Mandarin Hide where local band Heavy Metals (members of Beauvilles, Article 47, Florida Kilos and Sun Signs) will be performing. The art will stay at the Mandarin Hide throughout the festival for viewing and purchase. 8 p.m. 200 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg. facebook.com/TheMandarinHide.
Be Mine, A Night in Foreverland is the second annual benefit for the Children's Board Heart Gallery and celebrates the joy of families found through adoption and fostering, and the hope of those yet to come. Hear moving personal testimonies from adoptive parents and children still waiting to find their forever families. The event features a unique, love-inspired auction just in time for Valentine's Day featuring fine art, exclusive VIP experiences and romantic getaways. Featured are interactive activities, heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar and complimentary valet parking. TPD Police Chief Jane Castor will emcee. 6:30 p.m. tonight, Straz Center, $100, heartgallerytampabay.org. strazcenter.org.
Get your free outdoor live music fix at Rock the Park tonight, starting at 6:30 p.m. Early Forms, Fowler's Bluff, Indigenous Ways at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa. thxmgmtlive.com.