Creative Loafing Tampa Bay: USF’s ‘Constant Storm’ Just One Place You Can See Latinx Art in Tampa Bay This Month

Several Tampa Bay galleries are exhibiting work by Latinx artists.

Sept. 15-Oct. 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month, and several Tampa Bay galleries are exhibiting work by Latinx artists. Get details on the upcoming month below.

 

Constant Storm opens at the USF Contemporary Art Museum Sat. Sept 24. Remember when Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in Sept. 2017 and mainland Americans argued over whether this U.S. Colony was worthy of our assistance or not? When “Puerto Ricans are Americans, too,” became the rallying cry of U.S. citizens seeking aid for Puerto Rico?

 

USFCAM takes us back with “Constant Storm: Art from Puerto Rico and the Diaspora.” The art exhibition, funded by a $25,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, displays artistic responses to Hurricane Maria by artists from Puerto Rico and the diaspora, including Tarpon Springs’ artist Gabriel Ramos.

 

So cast away the ugly cloud of politics and view this group of islands through the eyes of people who know and love them at USFCAM this fall.

 

“Constant Storm” features work by Rogelio Baez Vega (New York), Sofía Gallisá Muriente (San Juan), Jorge González Santos (San Juan), Karlo Andrei Ibarra (San Juan), Ivelisse Jiménez (New York), Miguel Luciano (New York), Natalia Lassalle Morillo (Los Angeles), Angel Otero (New York), Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz (Orlando), SkittLeZ-Ortiz (New York), Gabriel Ramos (Tarpon Springs), Jezabeth Roca González (Tampa-Añasco), Gamaliel Rodríguez (San Juan), and Yiyo Tirado Rivera (San Juan).

 

Constant Storm: Art from Puerto Rico and the Diaspora. Sept. 24-Dec. 4, 2021USFCAM, 3821 USF Holly Drive, Tampa. usfcam.usf.edu

 

 

September 17, 2021