A trip to City Hall for artist Juan T. V. Martin’s Commendation


Tampa's Historic City Hall, on the corner of E. Kennedy Blvd. and Jackson Street downtown.

Tampa’s Historic City Hall, on the corner of E. Kennedy Blvd. and Jackson Street downtown.

When I was first invited to Cuban artist Juan T. Vázquez Martín‘s commendation at the Old City Hall in downtown Tampa, I imagined Juan receiving his award on the steps of City Hall like a Marvel superhero being given a key to the city.  This is why I started to panic just a little bit when I woke to the sound of crashing thunder this morning.  Luckily, Juan’s commendation was indoors, in the City Council’s chamber.

City Council's Chamber

City Council’s Chamber, Tampa, FL.

At approximately 9:15 this morning, Councilman Charlie Miranda awarded Juan Martín with a well-deserved Tampa City Council Commendation in recognition of his artistic talents.  Juan graciously accepted the award, thanking those who have supported his artistic endeavors in the city of Tampa.

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As a reminder, Councilman Miranda’s collection of Cuban art is still on display at the TECO public art gallery, but only until Thursday, September 3, 2015.

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