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Bamboozle presents show of whimsical artworks

BY LAURA CONE
The South Tampa News

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Artist Amanda Majewski, of South Tampa, said she believes art is a reflection of her personality, which may be why her art makes some people smile.

Majewski, who has a career as a project coordinator for a hospitality development company in Tampa, is participating in the “Blazing Brushes” art exhibit at the Bamboozle Tea Lounge art show through June 5.

“I like to make unique, whimsical, happy pieces,” Majewski said. “I find inspiration from things that I enjoy and would like to display in my own apartment as a reflection of myself.”

One of the pieces she will share is a painting of a duck floating in the harbor of Hong Kong.

“My duck painting was inspired by an art piece that was actually a giant inflatable duck created by an artist whose name is Florentijn Hofman,” she said, referring to a Dutch artist known for his giant floating sculptures.

Majewski said she is excited about the art show. She will display her art along with nine other artists who all attend art instructor Tim Gibbons’ adult painting class at the Hyde Park Art Studio, 702 S. Albany Ave., Tampa.

“This is my first time in an art show and I am excited to show it to my friends and family, and I am glad to be sharing this experience with my wonderful classmates,” she said.

Gibbons said all of the artists participating in the show are talented, with their own distinct form and style.

“The 10 artists display their varied talent in bright and exciting acrylic paintings,” Gibbons said. “Their work runs the gamut of realism to the obscure, as they explore their inner landscapes through their imagery and imagination.”

Artists participating in the “Blazing Brushes” show at Bamboozle Tea Lounge, 109 N. 12th St., in the Channel District, are Gail Albritton, Lorraine Bevilacqua, Marylee Bruneau, Greg Cooney, Judy Daniels, Suzanne Gellens, Margaret Ann Hensley, Lynne Lavender, Elizabeth Norris and Majewski.

Majewski has been taking art classes at Hyde Park Art Studio for a year.

She takes a pottery class on Tuesday evenings and a painting class on Thursday evenings.

“I started taking classes because I have always dabbled in arts and crafts and I wanted a consistent hobby where I could meet some good people,” she said. “I have loved every minute of it.”

For more information on the Hyde Park Art Studio classes, call (813) 259-1687.

Lcone@tampatrib.com

(813) 731-2008

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