Chad Mize, who’s known for his work with Bluelucy and those snazzy St. Pete tees, applies his expert use of color and graphic design to the underwater world’s male, life-giving anomaly in his new show at The Ben ds, Tokyo Seahorse.
The St. Pete-based artist says he was inspired by the form of the hippocampus and the bold, colorful patterns of modern Japan to combine a variety of mediums to illuminate and entice the viewer in his new collection of new works.
In Tampa, The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts (FMoPA) is swimming in tandem with the Florida Aquarium for Marvels of the Reef, also opening on Sept. 4.
The collection spotlights breathtaking depictions of the mysterious deep with a focus on environmental protection and studies.
Marvels of the Reef runs through Dec. 30 at FMoPA. 400 North Ashley, Cube 200, Tampa; reception Fri., Sept. 4, 6-9 p.m.; social hour 6-7 p.m. and artist talk with Bob Blanchard at 7 p.m.; fmopa.org.
Opening reception for Tokyo Seahorse is Fri., Sept. 4, at 7 p.m.; show up through Sept. 30 at The Bends, 919 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg; tokyoseahorse.com.