Things are poppin’



Things are poppin’


When I agreed to do a weekly blog post as a Creative Pinellas grantee this year, I didn’t expect to have so many local shows running concurrently that I would need to promote. But as it happens, I‘m happy to say that I do! So, if you’ll bear with me, I’d like to add one more to the list that launches this weekend in an unexpected venue.

MOSI is Tampa’s Museum of Science & Industry, a scientific playground with more than 100 hands-on activities for all ages. And it just so happens to have a talented artist-in-residence—fellow Pop Artist, Michael Knapp. Mike and I share a few stylistic tendencies and techniques in our work, and have been trading notes on our approach to painting lately. He graciously invited me to join him in sharing our work in Fresh Poppeda Group Exhibition showcased within the museum, opening February 1st. I paid Mike a visit at his studio space this week and dropped off five affordable canvas prints for the show. This ought to be fun! If you’re in the Tampa area, be sure to check it out.

Read on for pics and exhibit details—PLUS, scroll down further for pics from my recent Artist Talk + Solo Show @ TECO Public Art Gallery in Tampa.




The MOSI Art Wall Presents:
Fresh Popped
A Group Exhibition Curated by Michael Knapp

MOSI – Museum of Science and Industry
4801 E. Fowler Avenue

Tampa, Florida 33617

Ongoing Exhibition:
Open Daily 10am – 5pm
Continues through Sund
ay, March 29, 2020




Seeing double

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who came out to attend my Artist Talk + Tour reception for my solo show, Double Vision at TECO Public Art Gallery last week! It was a wonderful opportunity to share my background and the artistic influences, work process, stylistic preferences, and goals associated with my work. In addition to creating paintings that are visually appealing, I always strive to engage the viewers’ minds, as well as their eyes. Each piece is intended to catch the viewer off-guard, invite them in for further exploration, and challenge them to make connections, find meaning, and ultimately see differently some aspect of the world in which we live.

The Artist Talk was a chance to engage with the viewers personally as well, and the curious questions and positive feedback I received were especially rewarding. Below are a few photos from the event, as well as details on the ongoing exhibition. In case you missed the reception, please feel free to stop by and check out the show any time on weekdays during business hours!










TECO Public Art Gallery Presents:
Double Vision | The Conceptual Pop Art of Mark Mitchell
A Solo Exhibition Curated by Debra Radke

Look deeper. Take in the mind-expanding, slyly subversive work of Mark Mitchell, Conceptual Pop Painter. See beyond the surface of the everyday. Delve into a world of eye-popping color and iconic imagery, ranging from playful themes to compelling social commentary. Explore a collection of twelve paintings that will challenge your mind while feeding your senses.
Exhibition Event Listing >> here.

RSVP to on facebook >> here.

TECO Public Art Gallery
702 N. Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

Ongoing Exhibition:
Open Weekdays Only, 8am – 5pm
Continues through Thursday, February 27, 2020




Group show continues in St Pete

Looking Forward continues at The Cider Press Cafe in St Pete through Sunday, March 8th, 2020. The two-month show features a range of contemporary, innovative and futuristic works by local artists. You’ll find some affordable large-scale canvas prints of my pieces, each focusing on aspects of modern technology.

Details below and on facebook >> here.


Looking Forward @ Cider Press


The Cider Press Cafe Presents:
Looking Forward, A New Decade
A Group Exhibition Curated by Margaret Juul Ammann

The Cider Press Café
601 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Ongoing Exhibition:
Open Daily 11am – 8pm
Continues through Sund
ay, March 8, 2020

More details, news and updates on the way! I invite you to follow my progress on this blog, and at the links below.

Conceptual Pop Painter + Multimedia Artistmarkmitchellstudio
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Produced with the support of Creative Pinellas, Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater and the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners

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