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January 27, 2017  RSS feed
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Tampa artist Ron Francis stands with his work titled “Listen to the surfaces” near the entrance to the new Bryan Glazer Family JCC in Tampa. As the historic Fort Homer Hesterly Armory was transformed into the new JCC, Francis made molds of textured surfaces at the site, such as where President John F. Kennedy spoke four days before his assassination, where Elvis Presley and Buddy Holley played, and where the Great Malenko wrestled. For those impressions, he made imprints of their names and the longitude and latitude coordinates for where the molds were made. The JFK tile is shown in inset. Francis assembled the plaster-like textured impressions into a large, three-dimensional installation, forming some of the pieces into the shape of the Star of David. Francis, who has artwork in 37 states and four countries including many pieces made for Fortune 500 companies, donated this piece to the JCC. 2p2.jpg
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