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World-acclaimed artist and TPA sculpture creator Nick Cave to present in Tampa

Chicago-based artist Nick Cave, along with his collaborator and partner Bob Faust, will visit TPA on Oct. 8 at 5:30 p.m. to present Art, Performance, and Empowerment, a free talk about his work and inspiration. Cave’s work Palimpsest, a 45-foot-wide and 70-foot-long tapestry hanging sculpture in the new Rental Car Center, is one of seven public art commissions recently acquired as part of Tampa International Airport’s first phase of its historic expansion.

The TPA talk is part of a two-day series presented in partnership with the University of South Florida College of the Arts, which will host a workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Both the TPA talk and USF workshop are free and open to the public, but space is limited so those interested in attending should RSVP to TPAevents@tampaairport.com for the TPA event and to irarsvp@usf.edu for the USF workshop.

Chicago-based Cave is an educator and messenger known for working between the visual and performing arts, using a wide range of mediums including sculpture, installation, video, sound, and performance. Cave and his long-time project and personal partner, Bob Faust, have developed a 20,000 square foot space in Old Irving Park to serve as an incubator for collaboration and to inspire young artists.

Cave and Faust will present Oct. 8 at TPA’s third floor Main Terminal event space between the E and F shuttles. Remarks from TPA CEO Joe Lopano and Steve Currall, USF System President, will precede Cave’s presentation, and following the talk, Cave and Faust will lead attendees to their work Palimpsest at the TPA Rental Car Center.

Then on Oct. 9, Faust will be in Theatre II on the USF Tampa campus presenting Identity and the Art of Introduction. Cave and Faust will lead a select group of multi-disciplinary USF students in this all-day workshop on the power of collaboration and the critical role that understanding each other, as people and artists, plays among participants. Interested artists, community members, and students are invited to drop in throughout the day to observe this workshop.

For more information on the two-day series and how to attend, go to http://cam.usf.edu/Events/NickCave/.