70 artists, who knit, drew, painted, colored and otherwise altered the Munny men for arts sake. You can get your munny-grubbing hands on one of the original works at the one-night-only show, or you can just go for the free Red Bull, free drinks (21 and up, of course), and a ripping bowl session. (Pictured: Van Gogh Munny by P$YNNER) 7-11 p.m. Sat., Feb. 27, Skatepark of Tampa, 4215 E. Columbus Dr., Tampa, skateparkoftampa.com; Urban Outfitters exhibit on display through March 31.
After the break: Deft and I Before E:
C. Emerson Fine Arts continues its 2010 season with Deft, comprised of works by nine diverse artists (Clayton Chandler, Chiézo, Patrick Francisco, [image-1]Freak Friends, Rocky Grimes, Patrick Maxcy, PLASEEBO, and John Revisky) in a wide range of media. Robots and monsters lurk behind thin swirling lines in Chiézos drawings; custom toys that glow with an ominous light are PLASEEBOs specialty; Franciscos signature chimp acts out a variety of expressive and charming adventures; and theyll all make you stop and stare. Opening reception, 7-10 p.m. Fri., Feb. 26; on display through April 17, C. Emerson Fine Arts, 909 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, c-emersonfinearts.com.
Four local artists Jason Fondren, Rich Frederick, Jon Rodriguez, Trinity Rivard put I Before E for their new show, which debuts at the West Tampa Center for the Arts this weekend. Inspired by variations on the theme of creating art for personal fulfillment (I) versus everyone else (E), the quartet produced paintings that hold a mirror to society as seen through the artists eyes. (Pictured: Johnny by Jason Fondren, on view at I Before E at the West Tampa Center for the Arts) Opening reception 7-11 p.m. Fri., Feb. 26; on display through March 19, West Tampa Center for the Arts, 1906 N. Armenia Ave., Tampa, 813-453-4381.