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Bringing Art to the Community: Music Box Tampa Bay in Sulphur Springs

Friday, April 15, 2016

Music Box photo

Sarah Howard, Curator of Public Art and Social Practice at the USF Institute for Research in Art, helped to bring the Music Box to Tampa. The public art exhibition featured musical, interactive structures arranged in a temporary "village" in Tampa's Mann-Wagnon Park in Sulphur Springs.

Created by the artist collective, New Orleans Airlift, the Music Box: Tampa Bay is based off a highly successful installation created in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The projects unite members of the community in an environment that encourages interaction and provides space for local performing artists to reach audiences.

Read more at Tampa Bay Times

More links

Fox 13 Good Day Tampa Bay - Charlie Belcher and Sarah Howard
Sarah Howard discusses musical architecture at Music Box: Tampa Bay with Charlie Belcher of Fox 13.

Fox 13 Good Day Tampa Bay
Charlie Belcher explores a musical structure and speaks with an artist who helped create the Music Box.