Modernism Reimagined: Joe Testa-Secca in Full Color
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UT’s Scarfone/Hartley Gallery will showcase art of renowned local artist Joe Testa-Secca.
Drawing from the University’s permanent art collection, numerous local private collections and the artist’s personal studio collection, this monographic show will showcase the scope and evolution of Testa-Secca’s work, saluting both his artistic career and the invaluable local art supporters who have collected his work over the decades. Testa-Secca graduated from UT in 1950 with a degree in business administration, and went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts at the University of Georgia and further his studies at the University of Iowa. He rejoined the University community as a young professor in 1960, teaching drawing and painting. Testa-Secca’s works have come to decorate public buildings and private homes all over Tampa Bay, from Malio’s Restaurant and the J.F. Germany Library, to the stately homes of Bayshore Boulevard and Culbreath Isles and even buildings on the University of South Florida campus. Testa-Secca was an influential leader in the Tampa Bay art community at the time when contemporary art was just starting to become of interest to the Bay area.
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