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It's Here: June 2011!Cuban Sandwich Show
The Artists and Writers Group, Inc. is presenting a month-long series of cultural events about Tampa titled THE CUBAN SANDWICH SHOW, at numerous venues in Tampa, June 1-30, 201. The premise is that all the art, in all mediums, has as its subject, "Tampa…and/or Cuban sandwiches." Our motto: All Art-All Tampa-No Mayo.
The Artists and Writers Group is partnering with the Hillsborough Community College-Ybor City Campus and Ybor City Development Corporation to evolve this event into a cultural highlight of the summer season in Tampa Bay. Other sponsors contributing to this event include Grown Man Brand, NightCat Studios, GaryBurge.com, Silver Meteor Gallery, and Cigar City Magazine.
All the art must be exclusively about TAMPA and/or Cuban sandwiches (our chosen symbol of Tampa-slightly tongue-in-cheek). Thus, whatever the art form — visual arts, photography, video, dance, theater, music, cuisine, poetry, literature — the root subject is Tampa and its past, present and/or future. And for those of you who ask, yes, Ybor City is the heart of Tampa.
While artists will be predominantly from the Tampa Bay area, the event is open to anyone willing to share one's personal vision of Tampa. The work can be traditional, but the Group's tastes lean towards the whimsical, satirical, political, hysterical, silly, fun, surprising, deadly serious, wacky, and especially…new views and fresh perspectives of our fair city.
Current participants are (among others and subject to change): Arts Council of Hillsborough County Advisory Committee, Bamboozle Café, Blue Bird Books, Café Hey, Community Stepping Stones, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Gram's Place, Grown Man Brand Studios, Hillsborough Community College-Ybor Art Gallery, Joffrey's Coffee and Tea Company, Tampa Regional Artists at Old Hyde Park Art Center, King Corona Cigar Cafe, La France, MacDonald Training Center, Michelle Faedo's On the Go, The Pyramid, Silver Meteor Gallery, Tre Amici at the Bunker, Ybor Art Association, Ybor City Saturday Market.
The Cuban Sandwich Show is an expanded version of a very popular annual arts exhibition conceived by Gordon and Denise Mhyre that originated in Ybor City in 1991 and continued in Seminole Heights for a number of years. The 2011 Cuban Sandwich Show will mark the twentieth year anniversary and is a major expansion of the event.
Rumble Meets and Eats Cuban Sandwich
Eric Swanson Wins Label Contest
Eric Swanson's entry in the Cigar City Brewing label design contest was selected to be the label for the new Tocobaga Red Ale.
Tocobaga Red Ale is a new product at Cigar City Brewing. The Tocobaga Indians lived in small villages at the northern end of Tampa Bay from 900 A.D. to the 1500's.
James Tokley Sr.
James Tokley, Sr., the poet laurate of Tampa, read selected works at the opening reception of "Tampa Pix - Cuban Sandwich", a group photography show at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts.
The show is in conjunction with the museum's "Classic Images: the Photography of Ansel Adams". Curated by David Audet, includes Suzanne Williamson, Steve Gregory, Cat Thompson, Suzanne Camp Crosby, Bud Lee/David Audet, Gordon Myhre, among others.
The show opened June 3, 2011, and continues through July 6 at the museum, 200 N. Tampa Street, Tampa FL 33602 (map). Admission is $10.
The Cuban Sandwich Art Show
The namesake Cuban Sandwich Show, an invitational group show of painting, drawing, prints, sculpture, photography and mixed media, opens Wednesday, June 8, 2011, with an artists reception Thursday, June 9, beginning at 5:30pm.
Also opening is "Get Wired", a show-within-a-show, presented by the Artist Advisory Committee of the Hillsborough Arts Council. Both shows run through July 8, 2011.
Artists: Jay and Peter Aalberg, Linda Alexander, Bradley Arthur, Tracy Assalone, David Audet, Lori Ballard, Kris Berry, Sarah Butz, Mike Cantwell, Nancy Cervenka, John Costin, Neverne Covington, Suzanne Camp Crosby, David Dye, David Edmund, Melissa Fair, Steve Gregory, David Hall, Dee Hood, Laszlo Horvath, Joe Howden, Joanna Karpay, Art Keeble, Rocky Kester, Mic Knight, Stan Kozma, Carolyn Kossar, Bud Lee, Phil Lee, Charles Lyman, Rick Melby, Elizabeth Mitchell, Gordon Mhyre, Chris Peattie, Ed Ross, James Tokley Sr., Cat Thompson, Patrick Thomsen, Judith Villavisanis, Suzanne Williamson and Kelly Young.
Taste of Sandwiche Cubano Food Fest
When: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday August 18, 2012
Where: Hillsborough Community College-Ybor Campus, 2204 N. 15th Street Tampa, FL 33605
(moved from Cuban Club)
Ticket: free admission, $ for food
Food fest featuring traditional Tampa cuisine, including an attempt to create the world's longest Cuban Sandwich, besting Miami's 30-foot long record set in December 2011, winners of the Cuban Sandwich Festival held in Ybor in May, and Cuban sandwiches from numerous local restaurants; plus roast pork, deviled crabs, empanadas, flan.
Rooster Promenade and BBQ!
When: 6:00pm Sunday August 19, 2012
Where: Big Al's Finger Licking Good BBQ, 1609 18th Street, Gaspar's Grotto, 1805 E. 7th Avenue, Dirty Shame, 1929 E. 7th Avenue, all in Ybor City, Tampa, Florida
Ticket: Free admission; $ for food
Lots of BBQ and drinks, live music, and a costumed Rooster Promenade parade open to everybody: children, dogs, pirates, hipsters, and, of course, fowl of all feathers.