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Find inspiration and let your imagination wander by attending one or more of the over 250 yearly concerts, performances, exhibitions, talks, conferences, masterclasses, and festivals presented by the USF College of The Arts. The events listed below are open to students and the Tampa Bay community. Visit the online Arts Box Office for tickets and guest services.

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Breaking Barriers: Still in Motion Presentation + Reception
December 9th & 10th at the Contemporary Art Museum, with reception on the 10th from 6:30 - 9:00 pm

USF Contemporary Art Museum is pleased to present Breaking Barriers: Still in Motion as part of arts programming to military veterans. Breaking Barriers: Still in Motion brings together the art of seventeen U.S. veterans. As a result of two intensive artist-lead photography and video workshops, the exhibition includes a selection of thirty-seven photographs and nine videos. Through the artist’s lens, we are offered an intimate look at the quotidian, personal places and spaces, memories, and narratives by means of objects and landscapes. The artwork represents a vast range of photographic experience, from learning to use a camera, to professional photographers accomplished with film but starting fresh with digital technology or video, as well as those who have no prior art experience at all. Unique to this exhibition is the fact that all the photographs and videos were created and edited with the artists’ own cellphone cameras.

Artists in the exhibition are James Alexander, Roxi Cato, Wildalys Class, Agustin Collazo Jr., Michael Congdon, Giovanna Delacruz, Amanda Dodd, Dwight English, Loretta Fields, Dawn S. Hargrett, Evan Fountain, Mark Freeman, Robert Kidney, Mikko Maki, Matias, Alicia Morales, and RaeAnne Swanson. We are deeply grateful to all the veterans who were courageous and persistent enough to engage in the workshops and create their own photographic images. Their artwork creates a visual platform that changes the culture of the “silent veteran,” into a storyteller, a witness, and amplifies the veteran voice within a larger community.

Breaking Barriers is a project by USFCAM in collaboration with the USF School of Art and Art History, with Support from the USF Office of Veterans Success, Community Arts Impact Grant Program of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County, Love IV Lawrence 2020 Waves of Change Grant, and additional support from the ACE Arts for Community Engagement Fund and the Florida Department of State.

Ongoing Events

Constant Storm: Art from Puerto Rico and the Diaspora
September 24th - December 4th in the Contemporary Art Museum
Art From Puerto Rico and the Diaspora will gather, display, record, and conceptualize artistic responses to Hurricane Maria by artists from Puerto Rico and the diaspora. Through artworks and their narratives and socially engaged initiatives, voices from the island and Puerto Rican communities in New York and Florida will materialize a synoptic view of Puerto Rico’s fragile recovery as part of an evolving, 121-year-old historical crisis.

Participating artists include: Rogelio Báez Vega, Sofía Gallisá Muriente, Jorge González Santos, Karlo Andrei Ibarra, Ivelisse Jiménez, Natalia Lassalle-Morillo, Miguel Luciano, SkittLeZ-Ortiz, Angel Otero, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, Gabriel Ramos, Jezabeth Roca González, Gamaliel Rodríguez, Yiyo Tirado Rivera.

Curated by Christian Viveros-Fauné, CAM Curator at Large, and Noel Smith, Former Deputy Director and Curator of Latin American and Caribbean Art.