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Multimedia coverage of dynamic arts and artists
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Welcome to the Arts Coast Journal, the Creative Pinellas online magazine. Stories of the Visual, Literary and Performing Arts. . .  and all the kinds of Art that merge and mix and fall between.

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2020-03-30T15:13:35-04:00

Derek Donnelly’s Paint it Forward Project Pays Artists to Produce Online Content

March 29, 2020 | By Jennifer Ring Making Art in a Time of Social Distancing Derek Donnelly’s Paint it Forward Project Pays Artists to Produce Online Content . . . Jennifer Kosharek - protective masks Are you following Derek Donnelly on Facebook? The Pinellas Arts Village artist, known for his colorful murals, is now focused on finding work [...]

2020-03-29T11:30:27-04:00

Live Streaming During Quarantine

March 27, 2020 | By Stephanie Powers Live Streaming During Quarantine . . . The Hummingbirds Live streaming concerts are saving the sanity of many music lovers and anyone who wants something besides Netflix comfort while staying at home during this Coronavirus crisis. Even Sir Elton John recently announced an online concert with a superstar line up including [...]

2020-03-27T14:19:29-04:00

Warehouse Arts District Association – Resources for Artists

Warehouse Arts District Association Resources for Artists During the COVID-19 Outbreak . . . . . . Thank you to the Warehouse Arts District Association in St. Petersburg, who compiled a list of resources to help artists and arts organizations affected by the quarantine.  Their list will be updated as new information becomes available.  Find these helpful opportunities including grants, [...]

2020-03-27T14:29:44-04:00

Emergency Grants for New Music Freelancers

Emergency Grants for New Music Freelancers . . . The New Music Solidarity Fund is designed to help new/creative/improvised music freelancers whose livelihood has been threatened as a result of performances which have been canceled during the COVID-19 crisis. The Fund was started by a group of musicians in the new music community who raised over $130,000 in a week, [...]

2020-03-26T11:21:31-04:00

Theo Tamborlane reflects on her changing world

March 23, 2020 | By Jennifer Ring Making Art in a Time of Social Distancing Theo Tamborlane reflects on her changing world . . . Theo Tamborlane - "My World" diptych Theo Tamborlane’s world is changing, and so is yours. But for Theo, the change began three years ago, when she moved from New Jersey to Florida. “I [...]

2020-03-27T14:07:33-04:00

Emergency Funding and Artist Resources

Many thanks to the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg, for sharing this list of Emergency Funding and Artist Resources, compiled by I Care If You Listen, a website devoted to contemporary classical music, and art and technology - that's changed their focus during this emergency.  That page is constantly being updated with new information.  icareifyoulisten.com/2020/03/covid-19-emergency-funding-artist-resources/    

2020-03-27T14:07:44-04:00

Low-Interest Loans for Arts Businesses and Nonprofits

March 20, 2020 Low-Interest Loans for Arts Businesses and Nonprofits Creative Pinellas wants to spread the word about a federal disaster loan program the Small Business Administration just put into effect. These loans provide low-interest (2.75% for nonprofits) loans for small businesses and nonprofits. These Economic Injury Disaster Loans are to help meet working capital needs caused by the Coronavirus. [...]

2020-03-27T16:29:11-04:00

Community art centers ramp up efforts to help people stay creative

March 20, 2020 | By Jennifer Ring Making Art in a Time of Social Distancing Community art centers ramp up efforts to help people stay creative during the pandemic . . .  Pack It In by Ronnie Stewart, courtesy of @ronniestewart1 The list of closures keeps getting longer as the coronavirus crisis rages on in Tampa Bay. As [...]

2020-03-20T11:30:34-04:00

A Season of Highs, a Sudden Silence – and Reflection on the Power of Music

March 18, 2020 | By Kurt Loft A Season of Highs, a Sudden Silence – and Reflection on the Power of Music . . . Calidore String Quartet The viral pandemic gripping our planet has put much of humanity in a lockdown mode, changing how we socialize, travel, dine and earn a living. It’s also given us time [...]

2020-03-20T18:25:33-04:00

Shawn Dell Joyce Moves Her Plein Air Painting Class Online

March 18, 2020 | By Jennifer Ring Making Art in a Time of Social Distancing Shawn Dell Joyce Moves Her Plein Air Painting Class Online . . . Shawn Dell Joyce I first met Shawn Dell Joyce while working on Creative Loafing’s art- and nature-themed Fall Guide in August 2019. As I was searching Google for nature-inspired art [...]

2020-03-18T10:33:02-04:00

Talking About Music is the Last Thing on Nellie McKay’s Mind

March 16, 2020 | By Eric Snider Talking About Music is the Last Thing on Nellie McKay’s Mind Musician Nellie McKay was not interested in talking about music. For 15 minutes on a Wednesday afternoon, over the phone, I asked what I considered to be easy-to-field questions about her unique and eclectic career as a singer of vintage songs, a [...]

2020-03-09T17:18:08-04:00

Fiction and Poetry

March 9, 2020 | Curated by Maureen McDole Fiction and Poetry Poems by Janet A. Hopkins Janet A. Hopkins The Vole  It was well covered and alone, in a frosted weald in winter loam, a tiny creature curled up tight, dreaming dreams that winter night. It dreamt of things I could not [...]

2020-03-08T10:51:17-04:00

Brandie Dziegiel

Arts In: Brandie Dziegiel . . . Brandi Dziegiel Brandie Dziegiel (pronounced “Diesel”) is a young artist embracing the age-old craft of printmaking. She tells Barbara St. Clair how she chose to get an art degree after serving in the Coast Guard. Brandie shares her passion for the physical craft of cutting away to reveal an image, [...]

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