Published: May 15, 2019
Live On Stage, an exhibition of the live performance photography by Jim Lennon, will be on view at The University of Tampa Scarfone/Hartley Gallery June 7 to July 7. There will be an opening reception Friday, June 7, from 5–7:30 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
For more than 25 years, Lennon has captured the spirit of Tampa Bay’s performing arts community through his images. The exhibition features more than 50 large-scale color photographs of peak moments of Tampa Bay, including international ballet, modern dancers, African dancers, opera singers, classical and jazz musicians, jazz and blues singers, actors, jugglers, clowns and more.
“The exquisite heights of peak performance by dancers, musicians and other performing artists are only reached after years of dedicated effort," said Lennon. "My goal is to record and preserve these fleeting triumphs of their skill, vision and determination.”
Lennon is an award-winning author and photographer whose work appears regionally and nationally in books and publications.
Live On Stage was made possible in part thanks to grants from the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners.
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Live On Stage appears in conjunction with UT Professor Emerita of Dance Susan Taylor Lennon's performances of her one-woman show, Changing Identities: A Moving Memoir, which revolves around the joys, possibilities and fears about making changes in our lives. Performances will take place at the gallery at 8 p.m. on June 7, 8, 14, and 15, plus a matinee at 2 p.m. on June 8. All performances are free and open to the public.