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North Tampa Arts League: Downtown Arts Invasion

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Presented by Funky as a Monkey at Bamboozle Cafe, Tampa FL

Mar 04 2017
Apr 01 2017
North Tampa Arts League: Downtown Arts Invasion

Bamboozle Cafe will feature the art of twelve artists of the North Tampa Arts League (NTAL).

The opening reception, Tuesday, March 7, 6-9 pm, will provide complimentary appetizers, wine and tea tasting.

Downtown Arts Invasion is a full palette of a dozen artists who present their art in an array of talent in watercolors, oils and photographs.

NTAL is a not-for-profit organization which strives to “develop, nurture and support the arts and the artists of North Tampa by working in concert with community leaders to make North Tampa a vibrant art community.”

The exhibiting artists approach their art in unique ways. Virginia Butler “paints subjects that I have a passion for; my work has accomplished it’s purpose when a viewer feels that same passion.” Dorothy Banker “finds beauty in an old forgotten vehicles, barns,  villages or landscapes.” Dorothy strives to capture our rapidly disappearing rural areas, preserving memories on canvas. David Beebe and wife Patricia travel throughout the world in their pursuit of capturing images: David’s in photography and Patricia’s in watercolors.  David’s photography of wildlife, landscapes and our extraordinary secretive animal world provides the viewer with scenes rarely witnessed.  Patricia captures the personal and provocative aspect of the isolated and familiar places the couple visits. Carla Wilkins has a background in teaching art in public schools from New Mexico to Atlanta and her hometown of Tampa. Of her abstract work she states, “My escape from our chaotic world has always been found in outdoor adventures where patterns found in nature’s elements catch the eye and calm the mind.” Photographer Jan Roser has striven for over 30 years to find new perspectives on nature, natural and cultivated flora. She also enjoys manipulating her images through computer software. Self-taught artist Paula Noblitt’s  states, “The voice of the painting reflects the artist’s mood, and vice versa.”  Her work reflects dreamy, soft and abstract backgrounds in highly pigmented inks or liquid acrylics. Joan Garcia is inspired by the atmosphere, community and wildlife. She admits to “a restless spirit, focusing on the combination of light, shadow, mystery and beauty that create depth, building up my canvas in layers. The varied and exciting exhibit also features the art of Dore Anderson, Monica Leon, Lynn Rattray and Thomas-Margaret. The goal of all artists is to “always create an impactful result while highlighting the glory of nature.”

The Bamboozle Cafe Gallery is curated by Tim Gibbons and Jayne Lisbeth of Funky As A Monkey Art Studio. For more information please contact or 813.231.2579.



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The opening reception, providing complimentary appetizers, wine and tea tasting, Tuesday, March 7, 6-9 pm. NTAL is a not-for-profit organization which strives to “develop, nurture and support the arts and the artists of North Tampa by working in concert with community leaders to make North Tampa a vibrant art community.”  Curators of the Bamboozle Cafe Gallery, Tim Gibbons and Jayne Lisbeth, can be contacted by artists interested in exhibiting their work at

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


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516 N. Tampa St., Tampa, FL 33602

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