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Archived Journal Posts

Archived Journal Posts from Creative Pinellas.

Give Thanks For a Long-Awaited Grand Opening – SHAMcGiving in Safety Harbor

North Pinellas arts lovers have been gearing up for a long-awaited milestone this Turkey-Day weekend: SHAMcGivinG, which promises a creative Blitzkrieg and cornucopia of entertainment. (Click here for event schedule.) [...]

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Bees in the Hive | 2017 Emerging Artists Edition

We had a great feeling returning to the Creative Pinellas a the massive space Gulf Coast Museum space at the Florida Botanical Gardens for the opening reception of the historic Emerging Artist New [...]

Emerging Artist Exhibition Premieres Exciting New Work, Performances

On the evening of October 26, Creative Pinellas premieres an exciting new exhibition. Featuring new artwork across five disciplines, the “Emerging Artist New Work Exhibition” highlights creative potential of its [...]

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Dancing with a Hurricane | Kenny Jensen

“My favorite place on the Earth is that land, at Gulf Hammock,” artist Kenny Jensen says in an achingly earnest way. I immediately Googled “Gulf Hammock, FL” and dipped into the street view: there is little more than a single intersection home to blinking red lights, an abandoned gas station, a tiny post office and long curtains of trees. Jensen’s cabin, barn and art studio are nearby, surrounded on three sides by Florida swamp. Gulf Hammock seems like the kind of place that is far from anywhere that is not Gulf Hammock.

Drawing the Line

Two New York Artists, Each Working Urgently in Times of Water Crises Florida has water problems, as does the country and the whole world. Harsh realities have caused some artists to become dissatisfied with merely creating studio art for its own sake and pushed them to shine their creative intentions directly onto real-world threats, such as the way federal and state regulations fall short of protecting water health.

Living in the Zone: Jeff Vandermeer on Weird Fiction, the Environment, and Human Stupidity.

Florida has always had its handful of heavy-hitters in the book world, from Zora Neale Hurston to Carl Hiaasen. In the last few years, a new Floridian star has ascended to similar heights – Tallahassee-based Jeff Vandermeer, whose 2014 Southern Reach trilogy garnered praise from no less a giant than Stephen King, and saw him compared to titans like Kafka and Thoreau.

‘The Last Dog Standing in Aripeka’ — A Visit with Leslie Neumann

Leslie Neumann wouldn’t live anywhere else in the world -- easy to understand as we gazed at an amazing panorama of coastal marsh from her home-studio balcony in Aripeka.

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