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Urban Conga installations at Tropicana Field (Tampa, Florida)

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If you are in Tampa, Florida for a Rays baseball game, check out these interactive installations:

As a part of the Rays Up for Kids campaign, the Tampa Bay Rays have announced a new partnership with The Urban Conga collective group of creators who promote community activity and physical social interaction through “play.”

During the offseason, The Urban Conga helped redesign the Right Field Street area of Tropicana Field with a new musical wall. Each of the bats are tuned to a different note and when played together compose “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”. In another section of Right Field Street, large interchangeable cubes create mix and matched versions of Raymond and DJ Kitty.

The third project, a Rays branded yellow ping pong table, is located in downtown Tampa at Lykes Gaslight Park. Passersby can visit the Rays Team Store across from the park to pick up paddles and play.

http://m.mlb.com/news/article/129988224/rays-the-urban-conga-partner-to-create-play-at-tropicana-field

http://www.theurbanconga.com

Lights on Tampa 2015 (Tampa, Florida)

The City of Tampa announces the seven art installations chosen to be exhibited in Tampa during Lights on Tampa 2015, which will be held in and around Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in downtown Tampa on February 20-21, 2015.

Since its inception in 2006, Lights On Tampa has, through either direct involvement or influence, created an ambiance in downtown Tampa. Over $2.5 million in private development has been invested into Tampa’s downtown for permanent light-based art work.

Artwork chosen for Lights on Tampa 2015 is diverse, engaging, and multi-disciplinary, using new technologies, music, dance, and the literary arts.

Nick Cave will be at Lights on Tampa!

Nick Cave – Chicago – Internationally recognized performance artist and sculptor Nick Cave is bringing a herd of thirty colorful life-size horses to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. HEARD is a magical, choreographed performance that brings local dancers and musicians together, some in costume and accompanied by live music and captures both light and the imagination. HEARD performances will take place at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. each night, accompanied by rayzilla’s Adjustable Music Monsters performing original music composed / arranged by Tampa-based musician, Ray “rayzilla” Villadonga, featuring excerpts from Keith Hedger’s Dervish. Kicking off the invasion on Friday, February 20th will be the Distinguished Men of Brass. http://nickcaveart.com/Main/Intro.html and example: http://creativetime.org/projects/heard-ny/

See the rest of the line-up at:

http://www.lightsontampa.org/content/lights-tampa-2015