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Celebrate National Poetry Month at Safety Harbor Waterfront Park

April 26, 2021 | By Laura Kepner Celebrate National Poetry Month at Safety Harbor Waterfront Park April 29 at 6 pm Free Safety Harbor Waterfront Park Details here April is coming to an end but there is still time to pen a new poem or browse through your poetry collection to find an old favorite. On Thursday, April 29, at [...]


A Calculated Risk – The 16th Annual Sunscreen Film Festival

April 26, 2021 | By Victoria Jorgensen A Calculated Risk 16th Annual Sunscreen Film Festival April 29 - May 2 Details here Filmmaker Victoria Jorgensen At night I get stressed when I try to decide which streamed movie to watch first. I used to ride a motorcycle. It was    a calculated risk. One that I knew could [...]


Take a Walk Through the History and Charm of Indian Rocks Beach

April 20, 2021 | By Laura Kepner Take a Walk Through the History and Charm of Indian Rocks Beach . . . 1947 Beach Trail at Holmes Cottage Pinellas County is rich with historical sites and stories, and fortunately, Florida Humanities has created a free walking tour app accessible to anyone with a cell phone or mobile device.  [...]


Changing Kids’ Lives, One Book at a Time

THE BOOK REPORT PROJECT How to pay for a book with a book report The Book Report Project sponsored by Cultured Books is for readers of all ages. Cultured Books’ The Book Report Project gives kids the chance to create a book report about a book they have read that can be used as currency to purchase [...]


Arts Summer Camps are Back

Explore Pinellas Arts Camps Exploring clay at Beach Art Center American Stage Theater, Movement, Storytelling, Hip-Hop and Puppetry. Beach Art Center Painting, Pottery, Surrealist Art, Folk Art and Chagall Streetscapes. City of Largo Visual Arts, Clay, Theater, Dance, Hip Hop, Singing, Arts and Science. Creative Clay Exploring global cultures with friends of all abilities.  The Dalí Museum [...]


Helen Hansen French on BEACON

This year’s Creative Pinellas Professional Artist Laureate, Helen Hansen French, is the first performing artist to serve in that position – and she has a year of exciting collaborations planned with Creative Pinellas. This Friday is the long-awaited BEACON Dance Concert, after last year’s performance was cancelled while in rehearsals, due to the pandemic. This year’s performance was safely filmed [...]


Antioch Reclaimed – Ancient Mosaics at the MFA

April 14, 2021 | By Steven Kenny Antioch Reclaimed – Ancient Mosaics at the MFA Through August 22 Museum of Fine Arts Details here My looted tessera from Hadrian’s Villa, Rome Confession. I am an antiquities smuggler. Sort of. Back in the mid-1980s when I was studying in Italy, I visited Hadrian’s Villa (built in the year 120) [...]


Her World in Focus

April 12, 2021 | By Robin O’Dell Her World in Focus Women Photographers from the Permanent Collection Through September 5 Tampa Museum of Art Details here Maria Friberg (Swedish, b. 1966), Almost There (#2), 2000. Dye destruction print (Cibachrome) mounted on glass. 47 x 60 inches. Tampa Museum of Art. Gift of the artist and Conner Contemporary Art. [...]


Enjoy Live Music from Home with Palladium Live

Energizing the Performing Arts The historic Palladium Theater  . . . The Palladium is stepping in to give a helping hand to our area’s performing artists, whose stage careers were hardest hit during the pandemic. 11 Tampa Bay performers were chosen as members of the initial Palladium Creative Class of 2021. Each receives a stipend of $2,500 [...]


The Considerate Literate – A Celebration of Readers

April 6, 2021 | By Laura Kepner The Considerate Literate A Celebration of Readers April 10 from 2-5 pm Safety Harbor Art & Music Center Details here Safety Harbor Art & Music Center If you love books — well-written books that make you stay up past your bedtime — head to the Safety Harbor Art & Music Center [...]


Traveling Art Project Brings Joy to Exhausted Families During Pandemic

April 5, 2021 | By Jennifer Ring Traveling Art Project Brings Joy to Exhausted Families During Pandemic Details here Locations and Schedule here . . . If you’ve frequented Pinellas County parks during the pandemic, you may have noticed a couple of colorful shipping containers with the words Make, Play, Read and Grow painted on their sides. Together, they are [...]


Reflections on projectALCHEMY’s Within. Without.

April 2, 2021 | By Amanda Sieradzki A Guide to Loss Reflections on projectALCHEMY’s Within. Without.   . . . I can’t remember all of where we began. There’s a stunned silence where we end. I remember finding my seat, six feet from both stage and other audience members in The Studio@620 on Saturday, March 27 for the matinee showing of [...]


Young Artists Showcase

April 1, 2021 Young Artists Showcase Through April 25 Creative Pinellas Gallery More here . . . The Clearwater Arts Alliance is curating an exhibition of work created by artists attending Kindergarten through 8th grade at Pinellas County Schools. The theme is Visual Movement.  Creative Pinellas Gallery hours are Wednesdays through Sundays from 12-5 pm. Or explore an online gallery [...]


The Secret Language of Intimacy – An Ekphrastic Experience (In Reverse)

March 24, 2021 | By Cindy Stovall The Secret Language of Intimacy - An Ekphrastic Experience (In Reverse) One on One with Saumitra Chandratreya Through April 17 The Studio@620 Details here An earlier exhibit of Secret Life of Intimacy at Gallery 221 HCC . . . An ekphrastic is a vivid, often dramatic, verbal description of a visual work [...]


Get in on the Action of DFAC’s Trashy Treasures

March 23, 2021 | By Laura Kepner Get in on the Action this Final Week of DFAC’s Trashy Treasures Through March 28 Online Details here . . . Have you fallen in love with a painting yet? How about a glitzy piece of jewelry? The Dunedin Fine Art Center’s virtual art garage sale, Trashy Treasures, ends on March 28 but [...]

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