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Tampa Photo Laureate Featured in UT Exhibition

Published: July 31, 2006
City of Tampa photo laureate Rebecca Sexton-Larson’s intimate cityscapes will be featured in an exhibition at UT’s Scarfone-Hartley Gallery Friday, Aug. 11-Thursday, Aug. 31, with an opening reception on Friday, Aug. 11, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

On loan from the city’s public art collection, this documentary of Tampa is a lyrical statement of the daily lives of citizens in the city. Three recently completed large installations are included.

A fine arts/photojournalism graduate of the University of South Florida, Sexton-Larson is a recipient of the Florida Individual Artist Fellowship (twice), a McGonagall Trust from University of the Arts in Philadelphia to lecture, and two grants from the Tampa Hillsborough Arts Council.

Sexton-Larson’s hand-painted photographs are in numerous major collections throughout the country, including Polaroid, Progressive Corporate Art, Graham Nash (Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young), Holland and Knight law firm, Polk Museum of Art and the Tampa Museum of Art. Eric Renner features her work in the book Pinhole Photography: Rediscovering a Historic Technique.

The Scarfone/Hartley Gallery is located on the UT campus in the R.K. Bailey Art Studios at 301 N. Boulevard. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, closed on national holidays. Admission is free. For more information, contact Dorothy Cowden, gallery director, at (813) 253-6217.