Join us for the opening reception of Hope: Artwork by Aithan Shapira. Meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments.
Free to FHM members, $9 general admission. RSVPs required by calling (727) 820-0100 ext. 271.
Hope: Artwork by Aithan Shapira is on display at the Museum May 1 – July 19.
In the exhibition focusing on artist Aithan Shapira's works on contemporary notions of hope, he has created a universal symbol from an abandoned life preserver – one cut from discarded cardboard, another painted in a fox trap, and hundreds made of concrete.
Shapira's reconfigured visual metaphors display the life preserver as an emblem of our capacity as citizens to reach out and instill hope in each other. "It's the poetry of human potential. For a life preserver to work, it requires two people – one drowning and another to throw the ring. Catching the preserver is not enough, a survivor must be pulled to safety."