Hellspeak: By Aid of Darkness

A Showcase of Dark Art to Find a New Home

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Ybor Art Asylum
Hellspeak: By Aid of Darkness

See what lurks in the shadows at Hellspeak, presented by the Ybor Art Asylum. The dark art and photography show will take place at the historic Ritz Ybor, and is the first of many shows and exhibits that will showcasing dark art curated by local photographers Shannon Adams and Deidra Leigh.

“We want to raise money to open a place for everyone to be able to come and create," the duo says on their GoFundMe campaign page. "We have been doing some research on local commercial properties and have found a few that would fit just right. We want to keep it local to the Ybor City area, because we love the idea of keeping this very much on a community level. We want a space for photographers to shoot, hang out and edit, meet and network with other artists. We want to welcome and include other mediums as well!” 

The duo is passionate about building the Ybor art scene and launching a fundraising campaign to accomplish a successful accumulation of startup capital for a new venue, gallery and studio in Ybor City.

Works by local artists, including Bekky Beukes, Ken Dean, Camaron Parker, Eddie Rivera and Angelo Nales, will be featured during the show along with burlesque and musical entertainment by Vita DeVoid, Cheryl Lilith and others. Live body suspensions by Oxi Lox and crew will also be featured. These abnormal yet awe-inducing pieces are a incredible kickoff to what looks to be a captivating new campaign.

The event takes place June 13, 8 p.m., 1503 E. Seventh Ave., Ybor City. 18 and older admitted, and there will be a full liquor bar available for 21 and older. gofundme.com/yborartasylum.

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