HAPPY HALLOWEEN from Bob Ross and his masterpiece, Maple!
I had the pleasure of shooting Langhorne Slim & the Law and the Avett Brothers this past Sunday night at the 37th Clearwater Jazz Holiday. Langhorne Slim literally brought his soulful spirit into the audience by climbing down from the stage, hopping over barricades, and walking around belting his tunes from atop of chairs. The crowd was full of all kinds of emotions by the time the folk rock band from North Carolina, The Avett Brothers, hit the stage. Check out my photo recap here.
Had a blast shooting the Big Gigantic concert at The Ritz on Wednesday night! To see the rest of the photos I took, click this link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicoleabbett/sets/72157641670325895/
This past weekend I was a part of the CONTAIN IT! art show at the Dunedin Fine Art Center and boy, did I have a great time! CONTAIN IT!, art installations made of PODS storage units, were part of a two-day event that also included the Trashy Treasures Art Auction, food trucks, craft beer, and an art supply sale. I got to show off some of my art, met a lot of great artists, and came home with a few trashy treasures of my own. Click the link above and check out the photos I captured as well as Julie G’s fantastic article.
Brooklyn-bred rapper Talib Kweli headlined DJ Sandman’s Birthday party “I AM HIP HOP” show Saturday night at Crowbar in Ybor City. The sold out show was put on by Thx Mgmt & TampaHipHop and also featured the beautiful and talented Tampa artist Dynasty (who has performed with Kweli before), The Villanz, Jinx, DJ Fader and DJ Sandman. Check out the photos I took here.
At Thursday night’s Lightning game vs the Ottawa Senators, the Tampa Bay Lightning Organization honored me and my artwork during the 1st intermission. Back in October I placed fourth out of over 350 artists who submitted artwork in their 2nd Annual Celebration of the Arts competition. The jurors were from The Tampa Museum of Art, The St. Pete Fine Arts Museum, The Dali Museum, The Ringling Museum, and also included the owner’s wife who is a strong supporter of the arts, Mrs. Penny Vinik. I am more than honored to have been presented an award two years in a row!
Just a few days after the Bixi Bike Sharing Bankruptcy announcement, it was announced that bike sharing will be coming Tampa. Fortunately for us, it’s being delivered by a different company. Excited to see more people cruising on two wheels in a few months. Check out the article I wrote for Creative Loafing about it here.
Almost everything was shut down from Boston to New York during the frozen-fury the Hercules Blizzard blew in. The snow started just before midnight on Wednesday night and ended Friday around noon. Thursday evening Highway 84 was shut down. This major road connects Boston and New York. Friday’s temps hit a low of -8 degrees without the windchill. Brrrrr!