Long-awaited Tempus Projects show invites art lovers ‘Home’ to Seminole Heights

But you have to leave Augy there after the Sept. 17 opening.

click to enlarge Augy in front of a painting by Neil Bender at Tempus Project's 'Home is Anywhere You Hang Your Head' in Tampa, Florida. - JENNIFER RING
Jennifer Ring
Augy in front of a painting by Neil Bender at Tempus Project's 'Home is Anywhere You Hang Your Head' in Tampa, Florida.


We got a sneak peak of Tempus Project’s long-awaited “Home is Anywhere you Hang your Head” over the weekend, and it’s shaping up beautifully.

The theme of the art show—what we choose to call home—plays out in a series of home-inspired vignettes.

Home is Anywhere you Hang Your Head
Sept. 17-Oct. 17, 2021
Opening reception Sept. 17, 6-10 p.m.
Tempus Projects, 4220 N Florida Ave., Tampa
tempus-projects.com

Each is like a small-scale living room or bedroom decorated with work by Tampa-based artists. Tempus Projects Creative Director Tracy Midulla curated the 13 home vignettes by combining work from about 3-5 Tampa-based artists with functional furniture. The result: you get to see what your living/working space would look like if you chose to decorate it with things made by Tampa artists. Midulla assures us that this is absolutely the point of the show. And if you want, you can purchase items off the walls and take them home with you. Some are cash and carry. Others you’ll have to wait until the show is over. But if you think Tempus looks awesome this fall, and it totally does, remember that your place could look just as cool if you buy local.

The biggest fan of the show thus far is Midulla’s dog Augy, who’s truly made himself at home in Tempus’ latest art exhibition.

“Every time we make a room, he sits in it and is like, ‘Thank you for making this room for me,’” Midulla told CL.

Midulla’s planning some opportunities for you to make yourself at home in the exhibition as well, including an intimate living room concert with music arranged by Wave Theory Oct. 13-14 and a possible movie night. Keep an eye on Tempus Project’s social media so you don’t miss out on any of these fun extras.

"Home is Anywhere you Hang your Head" features work by George Anderton, Janine Awai, Wendy Babcox, Neil Bender, Devon Brady, John Byrd, Edgar Sanchez Cumbas, Will Douglas, William Downs, Mitzi Gordon, Sarah Howard, Michael Jones, Dominique Labauvie, Melissa Labrit, Gigi Lage, Michael LeMieux, Noelle Mason, Tim McMillan, Jenn Ryan Miller, Justin Bryan Nelson, Sam Newton, Kaylin Price, Gary Schmitt, Taylor Thomas, Jessica Todd, Matthew Drennan Wicks, and Chris Webb.

click to enlarge Augy in front of a work by George Anderton at Tempus Project's 'Home is Anywhere You Hang Your Head' in Tampa, Florida.
Augy in front of a work by George Anderton at Tempus Project's 'Home is Anywhere You Hang Your Head' in Tampa, Florida.


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Jennifer Ring

Jennifer studied biology for six years, planning for a career in science, but the Universe had other plans. In 2011, Jen was diagnosed with a rare lung disease that sidelined her from scientific research. Her immune system, plagued by Scleroderma, had attacked her lungs to the point of no return. She now required...
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