In Christianity, Anamnesis refers to preserving the memory of Jesus Christ and his saving deeds and later became a medical term for patients' recollections of symptoms. Its most recent definition deals with the subjectivity of memory, and that’s the context that inspired artist Shannon Buchanan.
Buchanan named her solo show, currently in exhibition at Centre Gallery, after the elusive and evolving concept, inviting us to confront how our perceptions color our view of the past. Buchanan, 24, a USF senior set to graduate next fall with a BFA in art studio, says she will welcome self-exploration by sharing her own intentionally distorted recollections.
In doing so, she uses various media, including hand-toned paper, charcoals, ink, paint and a photographic series that consists of digital compositions created through multiple steps. ... It’s all a bit much to remember. Reception 7-9 p.m. on Fri., Jan. 20. Centre Gallery (in USF-Tampa’s Marshall Center) 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. ctr.usf.edu/gallery, 813-974-5464.
Canvas 7, the seventh installment of the annual art show, returns with nearly 35 local artists showcasing their work at the Element Warehouse space between Brandon and Ybor. Patrons can enjoy coffee, art and live music with the Jazz Quartet La Lucha, singer-songwriter Caleb Hyers and the California Baseball Band. Fri., Jan. 20, 8 p.m.- 1 a.m. The Warehouse/Element Church is at 2702 Causeway Center Drive, Tampa, canvas813.com.
Tampa Museum of Art's stylish quarterly evening soiree gets in on the worldwide John Cage centenary celebration with a reenactment of 33 1/3 — Performed by Audience, the experimental composer's interactive installation originally conceived in 1969. The piece involves the simultaneous play of records on individual record players by several attendees all at once. The installation officially begins its run on Jan. 28 (through May 29; guest curated by Jade Delllinger), but the TMA party will allow patrons an early go at it. Prominent artsy personalities such as Yoko Ono, David Byrne, Iggy Pop and James Rosenquist helped select the records used for the installation.
The Museum of Art's 1960s-circa exhibits — Don ZanFagna, William Pachner, Romare Beardon and John Cage — further add to this month's psychedelically tinged event with TV dinner-style meals served at Sono Cafe and pleasantly woozy rock by Tampa's Sleepy Vikings. Admission is $5 per person, free for museum members plus one drink ticket, and includes a cash bar. Tampa Museum of Art is at 120 W. Gasparilla Plaza (at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park) in downtown Tampa. tampamuseum.org.
In the Burg? Head to Cafe Bohemia for the Clint Thomas' SoLow Show, which displays the local artist's digitally manipulated photographs presented as giclee prints on paper and canvas. 7:30-10 p.m., Fri., Jan. 20., 937 Central Ave., 727-895-4495.