Performance In Sculpture 2013-2015


In partnership with the New York-based National Sculpture Society, the pre-eminent organization for sculptors, the Straz Center presents a multi-piece art exhibit as part of the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 programming seasons. Thirteen pieces are displayed in the Ruth Silbiger Lobby of Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center.

Furioso retains his prominent position at the foot of the grand stairway, while the graceful ballerina Academia joins our permanent collection and remains on pointe on the grand stairway landing.

The exhibit is open during shows in Carol Morsani Hall and during regularly scheduled tours. Special tours can also be arranged.

"This is an opportunity for us to add even more drama to our environment," said Judy Lisi, president and CEO of the Straz Center. "We're enhancing our patrons' experience even before they see the show they're attending." As an added bonus for Straz Center audiences, the pieces are available for acquisition.

Straz Center Visual Arts Committee members working on this project include Michael Urette, Ann McKeel Ross, architect James Jennewein (NSS board member) as well as Straz Center staff members Judy Lisi, Lorrin Shepard, and Dominick Furlano.

Sculptor Rosetta, FNSS, and Robin Salmon, vice president for collections and curator of sculpture at Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina, joined the selection process.

This project is funded in part by the National Sculpture Society.

Photos of the sculptures below from left to right are:
Row 1: Watchful by Douglas Aja; Pivotal Moment by Angela Mia De la Vega; His Honor by Lee Hutt; The Eager Student by Curt Mattison; Observing Grace by Ken Newman 
Row 2: Siesta by Joy Beckner; Off Kilter, Edition 3 by Martin Eichinger; Chloe by Amy Kann; Balance and Beauty by Marc Mellon; Dance of the Harvest Moon by Wendy Salin
Row 3: The Garden by Susie Chisholm; Friesian by Daniel Glanz; Dancing Man by Tuck Langland 
For more information on these sculptures, download the brochure. To see larger photos, click on the thumbnails below.

The Straz Center is also pleased to partner with the Tampa Museum of Art to present studio glass from the museum's permanent collection. The exhibition includes works by Dale Chihuly, Toots Zynsky and Dante Marioni, on view in the Center's Ferguson Hall.

In addition, the Tampa Museum of Art will display a collection of large contemporary paintings by William Pachner and Richard Protovin in the mezzanine level of the Ruth Silbiger Lobby in Carol Morsani Hall.

The exhibitions are open before all Louise Lykes Ferguson Hall and Carol Morsani Hall performances, during regularly scheduled tours and by scheduled appointment.

Aja---Watchful Glanz---Fresian Mattson---The-Eager-Student
Beckner---Siesta1 Hutt---HisHonor2 Mellon---BalanceAndBeauty2
Chisholm---The-Garden Kann---Chloe Newman---Observing-Grace
De-La-Vega---Pivotal-Moment Langland---Dancing-Man Salin---Dance-of-the-Harvest-Moon1