Sarasota, Florida -- The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is pleased to announce that Skyway 20/21: A Contemporary Collaboration will open June 20, 2021. The exhibition is a celebration of artistic practices in the Tampa Bay region and highlights the diversity of art being made in Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas and Sarasota counties.
Four regional art museums - the Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the Tampa Museum of Art and the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum will participate with the first exhibition opening May 22.
Due to the challenging circumstances of the global health pandemic COVID-19, the exhibition was postponed from its original date last summer. Skyway 20/21 features the work of 49 artists and art collectives. Following an open call for submissions, the artists were selected by the museum curators and guest juror Claire Tancons, an independent curator and scholar whose practice takes a global focus on the conditions of cultural production.
Artists and art collectives with work on view at The Ringling from June 20 to Sept. 26 include: Carrie Boucher, Ya Levy La'ford, Kalup Linzy, Noelle Mason, OK! Transmit, Eric Ondina, Heather Rosenbach and Jake Troyli. The Ringling’s Ola Wlusek, Keith D. and Linda L. Monda Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art and Christopher Jones, Stanton B. and Nancy W. Kaplan Curator of Photography and Media Art collaborated to curate the exhibition.
Additional Skyway 20/21 Venues and Artists:
Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, May 22 to Aug. 22
Robert Aiosa, Dolores Coe, Keith Crowley, Becky Flanders, Dakota Gearhart, Bassmi Ibrahim, Morgan Janssen, Ezra Johnson, Karl Kelly, Savannah Magnolia, Jon Notwick, Lynne Railsback, Gabriel Ramos, Matthew Wicks and Janelle Young.
Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, June 3 to Oct. 10
Jaime Aelavanthara + Amanda Sieradzki, Kim Anderson, Wendy Babcox, Janet Folsom, Samson Huang, Cassia Kite, Jason Lazarus, JennMiller, Sarah O'Donoghue, Herion Park, Anat Pollack, Libbi Ponce, Selina Román, John Sims, Mike Solomon, Jill Taffet and Kirk Ke Wang.
USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, June 14 to Sept. 1
Rosemarie Chiarlone, Danny Dobrow, Babette Herschberger, Akiko Kotani, Cynthia Mason, Ry McCullough, Casey McDonough and Kodi Thompson
The full-color Skyway 20/21 exhibition catalog with curatorial essays and information about the participating artists will be available for purchase at exhibition venues.
More information and tickets may be found at: https://www.ringling.org/events/skyway-2021-contemporary-collaboration
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