Can You Stand Perfectly Still And Hold This Moment Open?

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Lights On Tampa is a program developed by the City of Tampa’s Art Programs Division, in conjunction with regional businesses, volunteers, and art supporters. An ambitious project that reaffirms Tampa’s commitment to arts and technology by presenting highly visible, innovative light installations created by juried artists. Multiple artworks are installed in and around Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, downtown Tampa. UpLit, a vintage rooftop-style installation features the phrase, “Can you stand perfectly still and hold this moment open?” by poet Silvia Curbelo. In October 2014, the public was asked to submit an original phrase to be considered by the jury. Norman B was invited to be one of the three jurors who selected the UpLit installation. Curbelo says of her UpLit work, “I had been thinking about the concept of happiness – how hard we chase it; how tirelessly we work for it; how it’s always ahead; or, something to look forward to down the road. But, that road is long. It’s hard to be content and at peace when we’re always in motion. By the time we come to understand and appreciate a place or an experience, it’s already behind us.” 

Make sure  you don’t miss the Annual Life Elsewhere Oscar Special, with actress, writer, raconteur and media aficionado, Lisa Jane Persky, and renowned film and media critic, Bob Ross. This year our show will air before a live studio audience, a few hours before the big shindig in Hollywood. Listen in to hear if you agree with Lisa Jane and Bob’s predictions, and the reactions of our live studio audience. The Annual Life Elsewhere Oscar Special airs Sunday, February 22 at 12 noon ET at The Source WMNF HD3 and Monday, February 23 at 5.00pm PT at NWCZ Radio

photo c/o Jason Behnken/Tampa Tribune

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