Best Of 2011

BEST STUDENT-RUN GALLERY: Centre Gallery

Established in 1984, USF’s Centre Gallery is the only fully student-run, non-profit exhibition space in the state of Florida. Recently, however, Centre has opened its doors to artists beyond USF’s campus. One of their most popular and anticipated annual shows has been So You Think You Can Paint?, in which the gallery invites paintings from the public on any subject, in any size or format. And in an engaging show called Play, recreation met an array of artistic disciplines in fun and surprising ways, including a musical petting zoo. Marshall Center of the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, 813-974-2011. www.arts.usf.edu.