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October 31, 2021

Strings Noir: Atmospheric string classics for All-Hallows Eve

October 1, 2021

Les meilleurs artistes peintres américains!

September 13, 2021

Florida Orchestra names St. Petersburg painter first-ever ‘visual artist-in-residence’

August 9, 2021

Compass Land & Title Artist Spotlight Series EPISODE FIVE: Geff Strik, Artist

July 1, 2021

Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and Ravel's Mother Goose Ballet

June 21, 2021

Music with Multimedia by Geff Strik

Video projection of original artwork synchronized with music: Verklärte Nacht

June 14, 2021

Geff Strik Art

Family Beautiful’s Susan Short, Publisher and Editor, sat down with the extraordinary French artist, Geff Strik.

May 11, 2021

Geff Strik : un peintre français de plus en plus apprécié à St Petersburg

April 15, 2021

Project GOAT: Geff Strik Solo Show

April 7, 2021

‘We have to go all the way’: Geff Strik paints for charity

Featured in St. Pete Catalyst article.

January 31, 2021

Don Q Teaser

January 21, 2021

Geff Strik on Ravel’s Symphonic Art

January 20, 2021

Watch Geff Strik - Stravinsky's Pulcinella Promo

December 22, 2020

Geff Strik (Montceau) : « Une bouteille de champagne dans mon atelier en Floride »

December 9, 2020

'Radical' Studio Opens on Central Avenue

November 27, 2020

Depuis la Floride, Geff Strik illustre des symphonies avec ses peintures

November 1, 2020

Don Quixote, Dalí & The Florida Orchestra

October 31, 2020

KSO Concert in Person and Virtual this Saturday

October 29, 2020

Three Halloween shows — from virtual to in-person

October 27, 2020

Geff Strik's Transfigured Night

October 19, 2020

Re-interpreting ‘Don Quixote’ with Strauss, Strik, Francis and TFO

October 8, 2020

Florida Orchestra Fuses Art and Music for Don Quixote

September 16, 2020

From one blank canvas to innovative ‘Don Quixote’ concert

January 31, 2020

Entrevue avec Geff Strik, peintre français, dans son atelier de St Petersburg en Floride

December 28, 2019

Private Opening of 1000 Central

October 10, 2019

This weekend on Tampa Bay stages: Wayne Brady, an Agatha Christie gem

October 9, 2019

Re-interpreting Don Quixote - St. Pete Catalyst

October 4, 2019

From One Blank Canvas, Don Quixote Comes To Life

September 14, 2019

Don Quixote Fortuna Preview

The Florida Orchestra and Siecle des Lumieres Entertainment present a one-of-a-kind interpretation of Richard Strauss' Don Quixote. A mixed-media experience melding art with music.

September 14, 2019

Florida Orchestra names Geff Strik first-ever ‘visual artist-in-residence’

The Florida Orchestra is proud to announce Geff Strik as their new Visual Artist - In - Residence. Adding Geff to the team aligns with The Florida Orchestra's goal in producing innovative ideas and work for its audiences across the area. Geff will work alongside the team at The Florida Orchestra to bring forth the second short film that will play alongside the live orchestra coming this October. Geff's new artwork escalates his work to a level that is more than what he has done before.

September 12, 2019

Press Release: The Florida Orchestra

The Florida Orchestra has announced its upcoming season of performances. The Florida Orchestra to perform Strauss’ ‘Don Quixote’ live with exclusive art film with artwork created by TFO’s first-ever visual artist-in-residence, Geff Strik.

September 10, 2019

Le Courrier de Floride: Interview Sept 2019

Excerpt: Lors de la dernière saison du Florida Orchestra, une collaboration était née avec Geff Strik,l’incroyable peintre français de Tampa, qui avait illustré une œuvre de Schoenberg. Le travail de Geff était projeté pendant que l’orchestre jouait en direct. Le succès a été unanime, et pas uniquement pour le procédé multimédia : le style et la prestation de Geff Strik se prêtaient parfaitement au spectacle, sans oublier la dramaturgie qui ressort de son œuvre.

September 5, 2019

Tampa Bay Times: Fall Arts Preview

September 5, 2019

St. Pete Life Magazine: Conversations

Geff sat down with St. Pete Life Magazine to discuss his newfound role as the Visual Artist in Residence with The Florida Orchestra. In this new 2019 - 2020 season, the orchestra pushes the boundaries of its work bringing back Geff to produce yet another film. This time its to accompany Strauss' Don Quixote with Michael Francis conducting and goes musician, Maximilian Hornung.

August 16, 2019

Black Tea Music to Represent Geff Strik Short Film

Black Tea Music is a boutique music promotion, publishing, and management representative for composers and new music-inclined artists. Geff Strik is proudly now represented by Black Tea Music for the multi media performance / short film "Verklärte Nacht" and future multimedia projects. The film is available for screening to orchestras worldwide and Geff is available for commissions and interested in creating a truly unique experience for musical audiences.

May 15, 2019

Le Courrier Interview - Transfigured Night

Geff was first featured in the French magazine, Le Courrier de Floride 5 years ago. In the May 2019 issue, Geff discusses the special commission with The Florida Orchestra where 18 scenes are layered onto a large canvas visualizing the poem, "Transfigured Night". Over 6,000 people were able to enjoy his original artwork in the form of a short film played alongside a live orchestra. Future audiences will be able to enjoy more of Geff's work as he will be interpreting Don Quixote his own way this upcoming Fall.

March 29, 2019

"Verklärte Nacht" Short Film Premiere

The Florida Orchestra collaboration and commission consists of a live musical performance accompanied by a 28 minute dramatic short film as the backdrop. Geff collaborated alongside Ella Fredrickson, principal librarian and Michael Francis, conductor to execute the concept using his artwork to interpret the Schoenberg's musical piece, "Verklärte Nacht", which was inspired by Richard Dehmel's poem of the same name. This multimedia performance is the first of its kind and in its world premiere in 2018, audiences were stunned with rich imagery and a memorable experience involving simply canvas and music. The production was made possible by project sponsor Phil Yost, Compass Land and Title.

March 29, 2019

The Florida Orchestra

March 24, 2019

The Tampa Bay Times Features Geff Strik & The Florida Orchestra

The Tampa Bay Times visited the Strik studio for coverage of the upcoming show featuring the special collaboration between the artist the The Florida Orchestra, where he will be providing the visuals to a performance of Verklarte Nacht, an 1899 string piece by the Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg.

November 1, 2018

Exquisite Corpse Painting Unveiling 2018

The Saint Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts unveiled a series of paintings, sculptures, and photography. This is in part of the Exquisite Corpse game where 3 artists create a piece, only to be revealed and pieced together at the official unveiling.

March 11, 2017

Mayor Rick Kriseman Unveils Southeastern Guide Dogs Sculpture

St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman reveals the first dog sculpture, "Saint Pete," sponsored by the city of St. Petersburg and painted by Geff Strik. Kriseman's family has helped raise puppies for Southeastern Guide Dogs. The "Saint Pete" sculpture was painted by Strik with inspiration from city's Russian roots (the city was founded by Russian immigrant Peter Demens, who named the city after his birthplace, St. Petersburg, Russia). Strik carried over elements from Fabergé eggs, which were first created in Russia.

December 3, 2015

12 Days of Dali Exhibit

Local artisans were invited to the Dali Museum in Saint Petersburg where the work of 12 artisans from the area were displayed, featuring sculptures, photography, to paintings, including Geff's pieces inspired by French History. The 12 artists were elected by the Dali Zodiac Committee members in part of the exclusive event to celebrate the growing Tampa Bay arts scene.

September 10, 2013

Le Courrier de Floride Interviews Geff For The September Issue

Le Courrier de Floride, a French speaking magazine headquartered in Miami, sat down for an interview with Geff for its September 2013 issue. Geff discussed his inspiration for his work and his role as one of the artists exhibitors for French Week Miami.