Theo Wujcik passed away on Saturday, March 29th, 2014, succumbing to cancer at the age of 78. It is with great sadness that we must say goodbye to this talented artist and dear friend. Though he will paint no more in his Ybor City studio, his commitment to his craft and our community remains a source of inspiration to all those he touched.
The USF Art in Health program, a collaborative project that unites the museum and USF Health, was featured in a recent article in 83Degrees. The program, modeled after similar initiatives at Harvard University and University of Miami, was founded in 2012 and since hosted 86 students from disciplines including medicine, public health, pharmacy, physical therapy, social work and speech-language pathology.
The performance was truly a collaborative effort that included USF College of the Arts faculty and students. The USF percussion ensemble and jazz combos played Reyes’ unique instruments, crafted from firearms confiscated and disabled by the Mexican Army. Everyone who attended the sold-out event was invited to participate in the performance, which was created by Reyes in partnership with USF Theatre professor Dora Arreola, and USF and Community Stepping Stones students.
CAM is getting a lot of ink for our current exhibition CAM@25: Social Engagement. This exhibition features some of our most talked about work from our past 25 years. Even the New York Times has mentioned the show in their “Gun Report” segment, which sadly includes the victims of gun violence each day. Here is a list of stories we’ve found covering the show with an outtake from each article.
We are very excited about the upcoming ”Graphicstudio: Uncommon Practice at USF” exhibition at Tampa Museum of Art! The exhibition opens on February 1, 2014 at the beautiful new TMA facility.
Galleryist NY recently posted a review of the current Christian Marclay show at Paula Cooper Gallery so we’re sharing an excerpt of that review and a link to the full review.
SubRosa: The Language of Resistance is still on view at USFCAM. Be sure to check out the exhibition before it’s gone December 7th! Here’s a bit from the press on the USFCAM exhibition: Creative Loafing | Review: “SubRosa Reaches the Age of Dissent” Art corespondent Julie Garisto reviews SubRosa for Creative Loafing Throughout SubRosa, absurdity mixes with tragedy, demystifying the injustices so that the viewer doesn’t feel completely overcome. Best of all, you come away with a more nuanced view of the plights of others and the artists portraying them..."
Have you visited the current exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum, SubRosa: The Language of Resistance? The exhibition has created local buzz, prompting a feature on WEDU’s “Arts Plus.” The crew from WEDU visited the exhibition and compiled a short video including an interview with Noel Smith and Margaret Miller with highlights from SubRosa.
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Theo Wujcik Memorial
May 10, 3–5pm
LED Lighting Upgrade
The USF Contemporary Art Museum has an LED lighting upgrade funded by a grant from the Student Green Energy Fund!
This innovative web-based visual literacy program integrates secondary school social studies and science with contemporary art in an examination and discussion of critical societal issues.
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