On the Radar: new art debuts at Tempus Projects, West Tampa Center for the Arts and C. Emerson Fine Arts

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Meme, an adventurous showcase of performance, photography, painting, drawing and sculpture.


And at C. Emerson Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, artists from near and far—including locally-based favorites Frank Strunk III, Kim Radatz and Daniel Mrgan—use the bicycle as a jumping off point to explore motion, memory and more in Cycle. (Pictured: "Frames" by Robert Finkel, on display at Tempus Projects) Drawing Lab, Apr. 23-May 5, opening reception Fri., Apr. 23, 7-10 p.m., Tempus Projects, 5132 Florida Ave., Tampa, tempus-projects.com. Meme: a BFA Graduation Exhibition, Apr. 23-May 9, opening reception Fri., Apr. 23, 7-11 p.m., West Tampa Center for the Arts, 1906 N. Armenia Ave., Tampa, wtca-art.org. Cycle, Apr. 30-May 29, opening reception Fri., Apr. 30, 6-9 p.m., C. Emerson Fine Arts, 909 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 727-898-6068, c-emersonfinearts.com.

Welcome to On the Radar, where we preview upcoming arts events to mark your calendars for. With summer just around the corner, a flurry of exhibitions marks the end of a busy spring season for the visual arts in Tampa Bay. In Seminole Heights, Tempus Projects features work by graduate students from USF's art and architecture programs, offering fresh takes on what it means to draw today in an exhibition dubbed Drawing Lab.

At the West Tampa Center for the Arts, graduating students from the University of Florida’s BFA program join forces for

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