Tampa Bay artists come together for 'Alchemy' show this weekend

DJ Scorpio Vision plays selector at The Bricks.

click to enlarge Ali Norman (L) Michelle Sawyer - Photo by Deidra Kling
Photo by Deidra Kling
Ali Norman (L) Michelle Sawyer
A righteous triumvirate of Tampa Bay visual artists comes together this weekend in Ybor City for “Alchemy.”

The art show happening at The Bricks on Saturday, July 23, features work from three Tampa-based artists: Ali Norman, Bekky Beukes and Michelle Sawyer, who drive the action at their own studios and special events.

Norman, an educator and printmaker who’s pushing the boundaries of traditional printmaking techniques, is the owner and founder of Seminole Heights’ Labyrinth Studio which is host to the neighborhood’s magical monthly party, Heightened Senses (next edition on July 28). Some of Beukes’ emotionally-charged work quite literally looks over downtown Tampa from atop the Rialto Theater on Franklin Street, but the South African artist has been making her mark on the Bay area since 2014.

Sawyer, one half of Tampa’s Mergeculture studio, spent the last seven years doing murals with Illsol but has since re-focused on smaller scale work that will be on display for this free show where DJ Scorpio Vision plays selector.


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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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