Photos: State of the Art 2.0 at the Roosevelt





An electronic music show provided the soundtrack to the experience until the band arrived.



Art filled the walls, some thought-provoking, some interesting, much of it with overt political and social overtones.














The work wasn't limited to models and prints. Here you see a frightening sculpture in the upstairs staging area.


The show got crowded quickly. Within 20 minutes of opening, it was packed with art lovers both upstairs and down.





It was a great turnout for a nice show. Tek-nique has really been putting out quality shows in the last several months. If State of the Art 2.0 was any indication of things left to come, I'm very excited for the next exhibit.

Denis Baldwin can be seen crashing art parties and other events at his own website,

Tek-nique Entertainment continues to put on great shows throughout Tampa Bay, the latest being the State of the Art 2.0 show at the Roosevelt in Ybor City last Saturday. (Read about Project 3.0, the renovation team behind the Roosevelt, in Creative Loafing's Green 100 list.)  Local artists including Christine A. Galas and J.E. Feightner were featured, in media ranging from digital to living art to works on canvas.

Outside, an artist created a spray-paint mural of a robot monster "Meka" for the passing crowd.

Inside, vistors were greeted first with "Slaves of the 21st Century," a series of tableaux that seemed to be a critique of lives devoted to excess and external fulfillment.

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