Mayor Bob Buckhorn to dedicate murals at the Poe Parking Garage

11/30/15

Today, Mayor Buckhorn will join artists Tes One, Bask, and the Vitale Brothers for the dedication of the murals at the William F. Poe Parking Garage at 5:00 P.M., Monday, November 30, 2015. Remarks will occur from the park land between the Tampa Museum of Art and the Glazer Children’s Museum. This event will also celebrate the 30 year anniversary of the City of Tampa, Public Art program, and its accomplishments.

WHO: Mayor Bob Buckhorn, artists Tes One, Bask and the Vitale Brothers, Robin Nigh, the City of Tampa Art Programs Manager, Seth Pevnick, Chief Curator and Richard E. Perry Curator of Greek and Roman Art, Tampa Museum of Art and Public Art Committee member.

WHAT: Dedication of Stay Curious, a series of murals by artists Bask and Tes One at the Poe Parking Garage in downtown Tampa. The murals celebrate and promote the creative culture of Tampa Bay, and the vibrant design of the murals interpret the call to “Stay Curious,” reminding guests of all ages to continuing learning and experiencing the arts. By applying a meaningful message and designs that accentuate the structure’s form and access points, the Poe Garage is re-introduced to the community as a landmark unto itself and a clear indication of its arrival in the Tampa Arts District.

WHERE: William F. Poe Parking Garage is located in the heart of downtown, and is immediately surrounded by several of Tampa’s cultural assets. The large scale murals, prominently painted along Gasparilla Plaza as well as in other areas of the garage, are visible and welcome visitors into downtown Tampa as one approaches from I-275 and for those coming from the West Tampa area via Cass Street.

WHEN: TODAY, November 30th at 5:00 P.M.

SOCIAL MEDIA HASHTAG: #STAYCURIOUS

For additional information, please contact:
Ashley Bauman, Public Affairs Director
(813) 274-8262
Ashley.bauman@tampagov.net

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