Goodbye Doesn't Mean Forever?


Will Covivant Gallery's Carrie Mackin be able to maintain a simultaneous commitment to the arts in New York City and Tampa? The fate of Covivant Gallery hangs in the balance (see Arts & Entertainment P. 33). But the show must go on, even if it may be the last. Friday night's opening of 100 Smacks ... or More! has the prices rising with the stakes; previously 100 Smacks or Less with works available for $100 or less, locals can now find works from $100 to $500, with a few exceptions. Featured artists include Richard Beckman, Tracy Midulla, Tes One, Ryan Berg, Kathie Olivas, Neil Bender, BASK, Aric Miller, Jeff Schwartz and Trong Nguyen. In the small gallery, Iron-On Resistance displays its latest designs in hipster wear and art. The opening reception occurs from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fri., May 19, and features live music by DJ Blenda and Sarasota's Itchyface, a band that cites influences ranging from the Afghan Whigs to Miles Davis to Radiohead ($5). May 19-June 4, Covivant Gallery, 4906 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, 813-234-0222,

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