Spring Arts 2012: New again

CL's Spring Arts preview looks to the past and future.

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Our spring arts preview for 2012 looks simultaneously to the past and the future. The 1970 image (on our home page) of a shockingly young Iggy Pop is one of the many indelible photos taken by legendary Tampa photographer Bud Lee (right), whose show at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts is in its final weeks.

Meanwhile, FMOPA is preparing for one of the signal events of the spring season; the museum’s move to a new space in the Rivergate Tower, aka the Cube (aka the lower floors of the Beercan Building), which opens March 10. The winners of CL’s 2nd annual photography contest, CL Visions, will be displayed at FMOPA later that month — and at right around the same time, the finalists in our new video competition will be featured as part of the Gasparilla International Film Festival.

Follow the links below to find more info on these and many other don’t-miss arts events. Some dare to stake out new territory; others reveal the enduring value of artworks with a long pedigree. Whatever you choose to see this spring, CL’s preview will help you make a fresh start.

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