Best Of 2005

BEST ALL-AROUND ART VENUE: Bleu Acier

Erika Greenberg Schneider’s building in Tampa Heights is her home, printmaking studio, gallery, salon of dance, music, poetry, film, video, theater, haute cuisine etc., etc. Working with serious and cutting-edge artists (to name-drop a few: Elsa Valbuena, Chef Gui, Robyn Voshardt/Sven Humphrey, Neil Bender), she presents cross-disciplinary art events that are always fresh in the intimate setting of a salon (think Gertrude Stein, Picasso, Paris…). Erika has opened her space not only to her international printmaking contacts and USF colleagues and students, but to the entire cultural community of Tampa Bay. Her labor of love has been a gift to local artists, connoisseurs and collectors. Bleu Acier imbues Tampa Bay with a bit of bohemia. 109 W. Columbus Drive, Tampa, 813-272-9746, [email protected] -Mary Mulhern