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Sheila Cowley’s Flying Soars Nationwide

Flying is taking off. Sheila Cowley’s full-length drama premiered in an Equity playhouse on May 26 in Upstate New York, earned inclusion in the (...)

BY JULIE GARISTO | FEATURED ARTICLES, PERFORMING ARTS

Cunsthaus: Ways of Seeing Through a Feminist Lens

I saw my wife’s eyes well up with tears as she stood in the gallery space. Tracy Midulla Reller, a member of the Cunsthaus collective and (...)

BY DANNY OLDA | FEATURED ARTICLES, VISUAL ARTS

Unified – An Extravagant Celebration of Women, Their Art and Their Future

On July 27th, St. Pete’s Morean Center for Clay will host a unique feast for the eyes, mind, and soul, focused on the challenges and (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | FEATURED ARTICLES, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

From the Guest Editor,
Margaret Murray

When there is no threshold, there can be no fear of stepping across it. Art can be a transformative experience, even more so when it unexpectedly (...)

BY GUEST EDITOR | FEATURED ARTICLES, GUEST EDITOR, LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, VISUAL ARTS

‘Gateway Arts’ — How Artists are Promoting a Healthy Addiction

A look at the inventive ways artists, venues and organizations are getting the community hooked on arts. We’ve all heard the term “gateway drug” (...)

BY JULIE GARISTO | FEATURED ARTICLES, VISUAL ARTS

Inspiring Action Through Art

Artists have taken social engagement a step further to encourage advocacy through their work. According to Ryan Swanson, the revelation came with (...)

BY DANNY OLDA | FEATURED ARTICLES, VISUAL ARTS

Pride in Pinellas Arts — Celebrating our Uncommon Bonds

Pride Month means every June is full of parades and performances that recognize the long struggle for equality for queer people in the U.S. and (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | FEATURED ARTICLES, LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

Moved by Art — Nomadic, Outdoors and On Tour

Pinellas artists achieve success with creativity in motion. The dynamics of art in our postmodern society are uniquely varied. Our local art (...)

BY DANIEL VEINTIMILLA | FEATURED ARTICLES, LITERATURE, VISUAL ARTS

From the Guest Editor, Paul Wilborn

What is an arts town? If you follow most media reports, you might think an arts town is where 18,000 people grab up all the Paul McCartney (...)

BY GUEST EDITOR | FEATURED ARTICLES, GUEST EDITOR, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, VISUAL ARTS

Maestro Mark Sforzini Orchestrates a Modern-Day Appreciation of Opera

The Executive and Artistic Director of the St. Petersburg Opera speaks in a Q&A about growing audiences with a spirit of fun and community (...)

BY JULIE GARISTO | FEATURED ARTICLES, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS

Catherine Woods on Art Going Public

Catherine Woods decided to sell her house to support herself making art full time during a three-week trip to South Africa. The St. Pete-based (...)

BY EVA AVENUE | FEATURED ARTICLES, VISUAL ARTS

Selwyn Birchwood Works Hard for His Blues

Lessons in art and life from an ax-shredding MBA . . . who’s never held a day job. Award-winning young blues musician Selwyn Birchwood is living (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | FEATURED ARTICLES, MUSIC

On This Magnetic Field Called Jazz

Two local jazz linchpins discuss their love of music and the local scene. What does it mean to be a jazz musician in Tampa Bay today? Creative (...)

BY DANIEL VEINTIMILLA | FEATURED ARTICLES, MUSIC

From the Guest Editor, Kirk Ke Wang

Our guest editor during the month of March 2017 is artist Kirk Ke Wang. In addition to creating work in painting, sculpture photography and more, (...)

BY DANNY OLDA | FEATURED ARTICLES, GUEST EDITOR, VISUAL ARTS

“Don’t Come Back.”

Kirk Ke Wang’s Journey from China to the U.S. and the Tampa Bay Arts Community’s Journey to the Present Kirk Ke Wang moved to Tampa (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | FEATURED ARTICLES, VISUAL ARTS

A Look at Cuba and a Look Inward

I’ve always felt a double sense of blurriness in regards to U.S. foreign policy. My parents immigrated to the United States from a socialist (...)

BY DANNY OLDA | FEATURED ARTICLES, VISUAL ARTS

“I Wish to Say”

Sheryl Oring’s unusually well-written artist website says she “examines critical social issues through projects that incorporate old and new (...)

BY EVA AVENUE | FEATURED ARTICLES, VISUAL ARTS

The Ever-Changing Art of Collecting

From high-profile collectors commissioning works for four digits-plus to $3 magnets at the indie market, art collecting remains a personally (...)

BY JULIE GARISTO | FEATURED ARTICLES, VISUAL ARTS

For Art Museums to Survive, They Must Serve Minority Audiences Better

Art museums are failing to serve minority audiences – and if they want to survive, that has to change. According to a recent assessment by the (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | FEATURED ARTICLES, VISUAL ARTS

Much More Than Art For Sale

The Community Embrace of Carla Bristol’s Gallerie 909   On entering Gallerie 909, you’ll notice wall-to-ceiling displays of (...)

BY JULIE GARISTO | FEATURED ARTICLES, VISUAL ARTS

Gentrification Cycles: The Artists

This article is part one of a three-part series in which we explore the perspectives of three groups of people affected by gentrification.   (...)

BY EVA AVENUE | FEATURED ARTICLES, LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, VISUAL ARTS

Art in the City

St. Petersburg-based Filmmaker Makes Film About Art Healing War Wounds When St. Petersburg-based indie filmmaker Jabaar Edmonds set out to make (...)

BY QUINCY WALTERS | FEATURED ARTICLES, PERFORMING ARTS

When I Step on Stage in Front of a Piano… | Interview with Elizabeth Baker

Thanks to the efforts of sound maven Elizabeth A. Baker, who’s culmination of influences national and international has bestowed Florida with (...)

BY EVA AVENUE | FEATURED ARTICLES, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS

Local Creatives Gain Inspiration and More from Women’s March

Local Artists and Writers Who Participated in the Marches Discuss the Role of Creative Expression and Collaboration in Shaping the Historic Event (...)

BY JULIE GARISTO | FEATURED ARTICLES, LITERATURE, MUSIC, VISUAL ARTS

Journey with Infinite Third | An Interview with Billy Mays III

On first blush, composer Infinite Third may evoke the likes of Mogwai or Caspian, but he’s incorporated his own grab bag of unique elements to (...)

BY DANIEL VEINTIMILLA | FEATURED ARTICLES, LITERATURE, MUSIC

Local Writers Resist Takes Part in a National Cause

All images by Daniel Veintimilla for Creative Pinellas On Sunday, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and the beginning of President-Elect (...)

BY JULIE GARISTO | FEATURED ARTICLES, LITERATURE

Ed Lowery Drums Up Delicious Interplay Between Food and Art

A handful of local restaurants have positioned themselves to be an integral part of our local arts scene — providing an inspiring symbiosis (...)

BY JULIE GARISTO | FEATURED ARTICLES, VISUAL ARTS

Good Morning, Art!

A Conversation with Artist Sebastian Coolidge, the First Speaker for the New St. Pete Chapter of CreativeMornings There’s a brand new (...)

BY EVA AVENUE | FEATURED ARTICLES, VISUAL ARTS

Culture-Fueled Growth

Transforming “a Pretty Sleepy Place” to “America’s New Hipster Metropolis” Through the Arts Over the past (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | FEATURED ARTICLES, VISUAL ARTS

In the Hot Shop

At Duncan McClellen’s hot shop in the Warehouse Arts District, the glass-blower’s process is a fast ever-flowing water ninja – quick (...)

BY EVA AVENUE | FEATURED ARTICLES, VISUAL ARTS

Pinellas Glass Art Map

Pinellas is home to a variety glass art studios, galleries and hot shops. Find one to enjoy on the map below. Are we missing your favorite glass (...)

BY DANNY OLDA | FEATURED ARTICLES, VISUAL ARTS

The Success of St. Pete’s ArtWalk and its Identity Moving Forward

Local artists and a curator talk about the monthly event, how it’s evolved and what they’d like to see in the future. Once a month, thousands (...)

BY JULIE GARISTO | FEATURED ARTICLES, VISUAL ARTS

Junk Mail Sculpture Grid Awareness: An Interview with Cynthia Mason

St. Petersburg-based artist Cynthia Mason loves plaster, junk mail and gold – any material going up against a complementary material (...)

BY EVA AVENUE | FEATURED ARTICLES, VISUAL ARTS

A Conversation with Art Critic and Local Historian Luis Gottardi

The man who inspired local historian Luis Gottardi to document the local visual art scenes for the past seven years quietly died of cancer more (...)

BY EVA AVENUE | FEATURED ARTICLES, VISUAL ARTS

Interview | Painter and Muralist Tessa Moeller

Tessa Moeller is spending the month in a lift, paint brushing and rolling a mural on the fascade of the St. Petersburg College Dowtown Center and (...)

BY EVA AVENUE | FEATURED ARTICLES, VISUAL ARTS

From the Guest Editor, Dr. Hank Hine

Frida Kahlo at The Dali? Does this cause you to wonder? Does the Mexican artist who has become the best known female artist in the world, lodging (...)

BY GUEST EDITOR | FEATURED ARTICLES, GUEST EDITOR, VISUAL ARTS

Pondering Frida Kahlo and the Latin American Muse

Dalí Museum prepares to toast the world’s most famous Latina painter at a time when the Hispanic population in America looks ahead with (...)

BY JULIE GARISTO | FEATURED ARTICLES, VISUAL ARTS

The Shadow Behind the Light

Pain, Healing and the Art of D YaeL Kelley The role of art in healing is as diverse and enduring as its role in life itself. Some of the earliest (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | FEATURED ARTICLES, VISUAL ARTS

It Takes a Museum…

The Museum-wide Effort to Prepare the Dali for Kahlo Fueled by Frida Kahlo’s wild spirit, the Dali Museum is blooming to life in a whole new way (...)

BY EVA AVENUE | FEATURED ARTICLES, VISUAL ARTS

From the Guest Editor, Stephanie Gularte: A Conversation

Creative Pinellas is proud to present the November 2016 edition of Our Journal and with it a new Guest Editor: Stephanie Gularte. Gularte joined (...)

BY DANNY OLDA | FEATURED ARTICLES, GUEST EDITOR, PERFORMING ARTS

(Literally) Behind the Scenes of Tartuffe–Part 2

From Casting to Set Design — a Play’s Collaborative Process   Moliere’s Tartuffe, in its final weekend at American Stage, features (...)

BY JULIE GARISTO | FEATURED ARTICLES, PERFORMING ARTS

(Literally) Behind the Scenes of Tartuffe–Part 1

Part One: Why Choose to Adapt a 350-Year-Old Play for the Election Season? Before a set can be designed and the actors are cast, a play must be (...)

BY JULIE GARISTO | FEATURED ARTICLES, PERFORMING ARTS

Everything You’ve Been Afraid to Ask About Theatres…or is it Theaters?

Many people have gone to the theater, but do most people understand the ins and outs of the different kind of theater houses? If you could use a (...)

BY SHAE KRISPINSKY | FEATURED ARTICLES, PERFORMING ARTS

The Play’s the Thing

Stephanie Gularte is Injecting a New Energy at American Stage and Shares Why She Chose the Plays in the Theater’s 2016-17 Season. American Stage, (...)

BY JULIE GARISTO | FEATURED ARTICLES, PERFORMING ARTS

Political Theatre

How Plays With Messages of the Moment Become Enduring Classics. The American Stage Theatre Company recently debuted its reworking of Moliere’s (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | FEATURED ARTICLES, PERFORMING ARTS

Interview | The Psychedelic Furs

Brothers Richard and Tim Butler formed the Psychedelic Furs in 1977, after seeing the Sex Pistols play live. They–on vocals and bass, (...)

BY SHAE KRISPINSKY | FEATURED ARTICLES, MUSIC

From the Guest Editor, Michael Pastreich: Music for All

Part of The Florida Orchestra’s mission is simple: Play more music for more people. That goes straight to the heart of why TFO, under the (...)

BY GUEST EDITOR | FEATURED ARTICLES, GUEST EDITOR, MUSIC

How the Music Is Made

Behind the Scenes of a Rehearsal with The Florida Orchestra Images by Daniel Veintimilla It may be classical music, but the day kept a punk rock (...)

BY DANNY OLDA | FEATURED ARTICLES, MUSIC

A Gateway to Classical Music

Instilling the Love of Classical Music in Pinellas’ Youth   We all first fell in love with classical music compositions in different (...)

BY JULIE GARISTO | FEATURED ARTICLES, MUSIC

Chamber, Without the Secrets

The Florida Orchestra’s Jeff Multer says chamber music is a great way to get classical music into the community — but more than that, (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | FEATURED ARTICLES, MUSIC

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