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Here is a slideshow from our adventures in Ybor City at Magnum Opus, a tremendously successful art event presented by Square One and produced by Okesene Tilo.
The event was absolutely packed, and people were waiting in line around the block to make their way into the Ritz Theater, that many Tampa kids may recall used to be the old Masquerade. Since Natalie is an artist that was exhibiting in the show, we were able to skip all the lines and go right in with our crew. We even had someone tried to gank our in and claim she and her friends were with us. Ah, love Ybor!
The large space inside was filled fashion divas, acres of canvas spread across the walls that made up what appeared to be a billions pieces of art. The Ritz is an absolutely perfect space to host this kind of large event. Looks like it can handle anything from concerts to art shows and everything in between. Very cool space in which to party. Bodies were packed tightly, but that was okay. It was a party and everyone was having a good time. Music was on stage, the energy was great. It felt great to see this kind of event in Ybor. More, please. And more often.
MAGNUM OPUS will revolve around the ecological themes of creation and self-preservation. It will feature selections from my Goddess series and new themed artwork by Christopher Michael Zenger, Gary Randall, Gina Rathbun, J.Alfonso, Jason Moriarty, Jedd Lancaster, Jeff Cinco, Julia Ozimek, Kat Wilson, Katy Alderman, KLAAREN, Linda Alexander, Mary Martinez, Matt Moore, Melia, Melissa Fair, Nelani Palomino, Robert Wegmann, Rory O’Neil and Warren Gibson to debut at the event.
Over 80 local artists will be on display with all artwork available for purchase by the general public.
Show times for the MAGNUM OPUS stage shows will take place from 8pm to 9pm and 10pm to 9pm and will feature original performances by Bella Danza (Artistic Director: Maria Capitano Pardo), Enigma Dance Kru, Kinetic Dance Group, HEMISPHERE Dance, a Wear To The Tear Fashion Show (with the Bentley Salon), Disco Dolls, Anye Cole and Jeremy Gloff. Jeremy Gloff will hold an album release party and performance for his upcoming 16th studio album, 21st Century Love Songs, in the side Royal Room from 9pm to 10pm.
MAGNUM OPUS will be open to the general public of all ages. Guests are encouraged to wear the colors green and white to the event. There will be an optional $1.00 donation at the doors of the event to help benefit Dalmation Rescue of Tampa Bay. Reserved Seats for $5.00 each and V.I.P. Tables for $10.00 each will be made available for purchase by visiting Square One’s Magnum Opus event info page.