On the Radar: Ybor Festival of the Moving Image

Dreamers and Troublemakers, a collaborative exhibit of mixed media sculpture by artist Charlotte Lee, whose creations are so fluid as to appear to be in perpetual motion; and digital imagery by Christopher Weeks, whose Tampa-centric, comic book-inspired images invite viewers to look beyond Busch Gardens and the Buccaneers to the city’s true nature. The fest also explores the theme of cultural diversity, with featured films promising to “illuminate contemporary political and cultural issues affecting and influencing our daily life.” Ybor Festival of the Moving Image, April 7-11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Weds. -Sun., HCC Ybor Performing Arts Building, $7 screenings; Dreamers and Troublemakers, opening reception 6-9 p.m. Thurs., April 8, HCC Ybor Art Gallery, 2204 N. 15th St., Tampa, on display through April 15, yborfilmfestival.com.

Welcome to On the Radar, where we preview upcoming events to mark your calendar for. Next week's eighth annual Ybor Festival of the Moving Image celebrates the diverse, powerful work of independent artists and filmmakers. Based at HCC Ybor and organized by HCC Special Projects Manager David Audet, the five-day fest offers documentaries, personal films, live performances, workshops and lectures. Both the artists and their works run the gamut: Blake H.S. student Garrett Brown, 18, presents his claymation short, “What Lurks in the Dark”; Paul Fierlinger — born in 1936 — and his wife Sandra exhibit their full-length animated film, My Dog Tulip; and UNC professor Andre Silva showcases “Ichthyopolis,” a short animated technomation film. The highlight is

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