Crab Devil

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Crab Devil INSPIRES AND BUILDS COMMUNITY THROUGH SHARED CREATIVE EXPERIENCES, PROMOTING ARTISTIC PRACTICE, AND TELLING THE UNIQUE STORY OF FLORIDA'S CULTURE.

This IS ONE OF THE LARGEST, COLLABORATIVE, MULTI-DISCIPLINARY ARTS EFFORTS FLORIDA HAS EVER SEEN.

Crab Devil, LLC is a Tampa-based multimedia art collective of designers, curators, musicians, writers, programmers, brewers, artists, philosophers, and makers. This current assemblage of creatives has evolved from a long lineage of several celebrated Tampa-based art collectives including Tempus Projects, Cunsthaus, LiveWork Studios, Experimental Skeleton, and others. Crab Devil was founded on the vision of harnessing diverse talents, and featuring a roster of rotating artists, in one centralized location.

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Act for the Good of Humans

Our intention is oriented toward equity and sensitivity to multiculturalism. The artists we exhibit are diverse, and our culture is inclusive. We are committed to nothing less.

Spark
Wonder

We are architects of joy, driven by the desire to impart wonder in one another.

Cultivate Radical Approachability

We believe in the value of unpretentious experiences with art that stimulates thought across a diverse range of audiences.

Dare
Together

We celebrate the primacy of the creative impulse and the strength of shared experiences that dare us to be different.

We stand for the primacy of the creative impulse above all else. The human imperative to explore and manipulate our environment drives us. We desire to create experiences and environments that instill new feelings, challenge perceptions, and create transformation within viewers. We are architects of joy.

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OUR MOTIVATION

Crab Devil places value in the skills of artistic practice and people’s ability to thrive from their creative work. We promote diversity, equality and the inclusivity of our community in every part of our organization. We participate in economic and social solutions to the challenges of our surrounding community through collaborative engagement and employment.

Community Partners

Tempus Projects is a nonprofit dedicated to nurturing established and emerging local, national, and international artists. Through exhibitions, residencies, and events that engage the Tampa Bay community through the arts, our artists share their work. Our vision is to cultivate a vibrant arts hub where artists and organizations work together, promoting creativity and diversity within a thriving international arts community. 

Diverse opportunities are available through the Tempus’ Residency Program. Resident artists can be invited to show traditional works in a Tampa gallery setting while collaborating with the artists and fabricators that Crab Devil employs to produce immersive environments of their own design. Tempus’s relocation to the Crab Devil campus creates a critical bridge between these two organizations, which allows for further identifying and nurturing a pool of talented artists.

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Deviant Libation was founded with the concepts of symbiosis and collaboration in mind. We draw from the creative well of our environment and surrounding artistic disciplines to influence new recipes for our fermentation. Seeing the world through the eyes of another creator can be awe-inducing and powerful. Collaborating with Crab Devil to create unconventional experiences is integral to the kind of creativity we do. 

Nesting our brand in a home with Tempus Projects, the Peninsularium, and the Crab Devil team at large allows our respective non-profit and for-profit entities to interact, educate, and inspire one another. Thinking together enhances what we already do well. To ferment, distill, and bottle these feelings in a tasteful and boundary-defying location is precisely the kind of world we imagined living in.

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Devon Brady

CEO

Devon Brady

CEO

Devon Brady brings a treasure trove of creative talent and a wealth of essential experience to his role as Crab Devil’s Company Officer. A native of Tampa, Devon has been at the forefront of the region’s experimental art and punk music scene since the early 80’s. Devon’s deep design and fabrication knowledge, and collaborative spirit are informed by decades of experience producing a range of artistic, theatrical, and immersive environments, and interior design projects leading him to co-found the design-build studio LiveWork Studios in 2011. As long-time residents and business owners in Tampa’s Seminole Heights neighborhood, LiveWork Studios and its founders are engaged community participants  contributing  to  the district’s recognition as a cultural destination in Tampa.  A firefighter and paramedic since 2003, Devon is a Company Fire Captain with Hillsborough County Fire Rescue and continues to ignite and inspire imagination, wonder and humor to elevate the weird and wonderful culture of Tampa.

Neil Gobioff

CFO & Crabby Devil

Neil Gobioff

CFO & Crabby Devil

Chief Financial Officer and Crabby Devil, Neil Gobioff has been actively participating and supporting the arts in Tampa for over twenty years. With creative and financial experience as a playwright, producer, and executive producer, Neil’s stage and film productions have been seen locally and nationally. In 2008, Neil and his wife, Gianna, assumed leadership of The Gobioff Foundation, a family-run foundation founded by his late brother Howard Gobioff with the intention and aim to make the world a better place. The Gobioff Foundation has supported community placemaking projects, relief efforts, and art and social justice initiatives through the cultivation of new partnerships and funding opportunities making a significant impact on Tampa Bay’s cultural landscape. In 2017, their philanthropic leadership was honored by Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts with their Patrons of Culture and the Arts – Impact Award.

Michael LeMieux

COO

Michael LeMieux

COO

Michael LeMieux brings over twenty years of art and production experience to his role as Crab Devil’s Chief Operations Officer. In 2011, Michael co-founded LiveWork Studios where he designs and builds furniture and interiors for residential and commercial clientele. As a Furniture Design instructor and Teaching Laboratories Manager at USF’s School of Architecture and Community Design, Mike has taught design and fabrication skills to hundreds of architecture students. Through his involvement with USF, LiveWork, and the Experimental Skeleton art collective, Mike has produced large-scale public art, design, and immersive environments locally and nationally.

Tracy Midulla

Creative Liaison

Tracy Midulla

Creative Liaison

Tracy Midulla is the Creative Director and Devil’s Advocate (artist liaison) for Crab Devil. In 2009, Tracy founded Tempus Projects, an artist-run, non-profit gallery space that serves as a cultural anchor for Tampa’s Seminole Heights neighborhood. Tempus Projects presents a robust exhibition schedule of local, national and international artists, an artist residency program, and community-engaged events to foster cultural connections and collaborations. As an artist, educator, and a third-generation Tampa native, Tracy is recognized as a leading cultural figure with deep roots in the creative community.

Janine Awai

Crab Reckoner

Janine Awai

Crab Reckoner

As Crab Reckoner at Crab Devil, Janine Awai unites her business acumen and creative talents honed as an artist and co-founder of LiveWork Studios, a design-build studio established in 2011. Janine’s advanced degrees in both Fine Art and Library Science contribute to her extensive experience spanning art, furniture design, fabrication, and participatory public art projects. A founding member of the Tampa arts collective Experimental Skeleton, Janine has been actively exhibiting in the Tampa Bay area for three decades and was recognized with Creative Loafing’s Critic’s Pick for Best Solo Show in 2015.

Sarah Howard

She Crab

Sarah Howard

She Crab

Sarah Howard has two decades of experience as an artistic collaborator, project manager, and cultural producer in Tampa Bay. As the Curator of Public Art and Social Practice and Research Associate at the University of South Florida’s Institute for Research in Art, Sarah works with international, national and local artists and partners – galleries, city agencies and civic organizations – to present exhibitions, community-based projects and public art installations exploring the intersection of art, politics, and social and environmental justice.

Kelli Johnson Lemieux

Secretary

Kelli Johnson Lemieux

Secretary

Florida native Kelli Johnson Lemieux brings her deep experience as an accomplished and respected professional in Human Resources and Project Management to the Crab Devil enterprise. Skilled in group facilitation and communication, Kelli’s organizational, analytical, and managerial skills provide focus to strategic pathways for success. Kelli is also an engaged board member of Tampa non-profit gallery Tempus Projects and overall champion for the arts.

Gianna Rendina-Gobioff

Gianna Rendina-Gobioff

Tampa native Gianna Rendina-Gobioff has extensive experience in nonprofit management and philanthropic advocacy with global, national and local organizations. After earning her Ph.D. in Educational Measurement and Evaluation, Gianna worked as a psychometrician for a certification and licensure company.  In 2008, Gianna and her husband Neil took leadership of The Gobioff Foundation, a family-run foundation supporting the arts, human rights and social justice initiatives. Gianna directs a number of the Gobioff Foundation grant initiatives, including community placemaking projects and cultural relief efforts generating new community partnerships and funding opportunities. As arts advocates and philanthropic leaders, Gianna and Neil were honored in 2017 for their contributions by Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts with their Patrons of Culture and the Arts – Impact Award.

Tim Ogden

Devil's Muse

Tim Ogden

Devil's Muse

Founder and brewer extraordinaire of Deviant Libation, Tim Ogden has been designing and brewing award-winning craft beer in Florida since 2006. Contributing to the success and expansion of production at some of Tampa Bay’s best known breweries, Cigar City Brewing and Tampa Bay Brewing Company, Tim is a sought-after asset in the industry. An avid musician, Tim has channeled his passion for brewing into a number of projects honoring local bands and contributing to the cultural scene of the Tampa Bay area.