Exposed Elements Artist and Barbaro-Gould Foundation Member, Don Gillespie, was interviewed today in The Barbaro-Gould Foundation Gallery by Bryan Gray of Tampa’s Fox 13 news for his Conceptual Drawings of Space. Don, a former conceptual artist for Honeywell created a concept painting, 23 years ago, of a new heavy lift launch vehicle to take us to Mars. Back then, it was just a nameless dream. After all this time, the test flight actually happened on December 4th, 2014!
Don says, “It’s great to see this stuff literally going from the drawing board to reality. I hope Orion’s test flight goes well. I remember when working on this, one of the big concerns with these large solid fuel boosters was, ‘Slumping.’ That is when the solid fuel material sags and blocks the thrust exiting the back of the rocket, resulting in a catastrophic failure. Space flight is a risky Biz, God Speed Orion!”
Please view Don’s interview in Tampa Bay on Fox 13 on this Thursday, December 11th, 2014 during the six o’clock news hour or view his story online at http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/category/233680/local
Exposed Elements Artist Junior Polo was interviewed for his creative work and community contribution by Bryan Gray at Fox 13 in Tampa. Junior painted a 3D jazz themed piano for Pianos in Pinellas
that is part of a project to bring public music and art to Clearwater, FL through the Clearwater Arts Alliance. Exposed Elements Artist, Don Gillespie, and Barbaro-Gould Foundation President, Jennifer Barbaro, both sit on the board of The Clearwater Arts Alliance and are proud of both Junior Polo and to be a part of such a ground breaking project. Junior’s interview can be seen tomorrow, Wednesday December 9th on Fox 13 news in Tampa, or can be found online at http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/27597623/2014/12/10/pianos-deck-the-streets-of-pinellas-county
The Clearwater Arts Alliance (Two EE artists sit on board, Don Gillespie and Jennifer Barbaro) initiated a public music and art project, Pianos in Pinellas, where 11 pianos were donated by Randy’s Pianos and were painted by 11 local artists, placed in 11 public locations for public enjoyment and encouragement of the arts, and will be auctioned off at the gala party January 14th at Winter’s Dolphin Adventure on Cleveland Street in Clearwater, Florida.
Three Exposed Elements artists, Don Gillespie, Junior Polo, and Agnes Black were all selected to participate as piano painting artists. Please play and view these pianos now, through January 14th in Clearwater locations: Locations for the pianos in Clearwater will include Lounge at Pelican Walk Plaza, Island Way Grill, Cleveland Street, Winter’s Dolphin Tale Adventure, Pinellas County Courthouse, Greektown Grille, Nature’s Food Patch and Randy’s Wholesale Pianos. In Dunedin, Stirling Commons and Frenchy’s Outpost.
Pier 60, Fusion Cigar
The Barbaro-Gould Foundation and the Artists of Exposed Elements want to thank everyone who came out and supported The Exposed Elements Pop-Up Art Show this past weekend in Downtown Clearwater!
We would like to congratulate our supporters and raffle winners:
Anna Cochran-Original Artist Watercolor by Don Gillespie http://www.mybrushstrokes.com
Heather Werling-Spy Sunglasses from The Eyeshop http://www.eyeshopdowntown.com
Abbey & Collin Heimensen-$100 Gift Card to Naked Wines
June O’Bryon-$30 Gift Card to Tony’s Pizzeria & Ristorante http://tonyspizzaclearwater.com
Chris Oeppinger-The Lobster Pot Bistro $75 Gift Card & Gift Basket http://www.lobsterpotbistro.com
Exposed Elements, a pop up art collaborative, a Barbaro-Gould Foundation project, will hold a public art show on September 26-27th in Downtown Clearwater’s Cleveland Street District. Exposed elements utilizes vacant commercial real estate to hold free public art shows. This effort not only provides selected artists with a free venue to exhibit their work, but also helps with the revitalization of economically challenged areas by beautifying vacant space and showcasing it to potential tenants as they enjoy the art.
The exhibit will offer various visual arts by distinguished fine local artists, as well as local live music, raffles, and refreshments. All proceeds to benefit The Barbaro-Gould Foundation & Clearwater Arts Alliance.
Friday, September 26th 5PM to 10PM
Saturday September 27th 10AM to 10PM
625 and 629 Cleveland Street
Clearwater, Florida 33755