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Arts Coast Journal

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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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Paradise Found – Take a Book. Leave a Book.

September 2, 2020 | By Margo Hammond Paradise Found Take a Book. Leave a Book. . . . To cope their feeling of isolation during the COVID-19 quarantine, Kristine and Michael Dowhans left a hutch full of books in front of their Snell Isle home to share with their neighbors, a gesture that has mushroomed into a project of [...]


Master Chorale Offers a Virtual Season of Song

August 19, 2020 | By Kurt Loft Master Chorale offers a virtual season of song . . . An earlier Master Chorale of Tampa Bay rehearsal at USF Choral Rehearsal Hall Concert halls everywhere remain quiet and musicians crave a return to the stages they call home. No one knows how long the viral shutdown will last or [...]


“The whole issue of virtuality has dramatically changed”

August 17, 2020 | By Tom Winchester “The whole issue of virtuality has dramatically changed” A Conversation with Curator Christian Viveros-Fauné . . . Patricia Cronin, Shrine for Girls, Venice, 2015. Polyester hijabs and headscarves, silk and cotton saris, cotton, wool and linen aprons, framed photographs. Dimensions variable. Installation view, Chiesa de San Gallo, La Biennale de Venezia. Courtesy [...]


A Conversation with Jabari Reed

A Conversation with Jabari Reed Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man from Victoria Jorgensen on Vimeo. . . . Filmmaker Victoria Jorgensen talks with visual artist Jabari Reed (iBOMS) about his boldly colorful work that digs deeply into darker issues like food deserts, gun violence, "destruction and discovery." Reed's colorful pop art is influenced by rap culture, "old [...]


Taking Opera to the Streets

July 31, 2020 | By Kurt Loft Taking Opera to the Streets Sunday, August 9 Downtown St. Pete Mark Sforzini Opera companies and orchestras across the country have fallen silent in the year of coronavirus, unable to connect with audiences and bleeding revenue as the public lockdown continues. One venerable group – the St. Petersburg Opera Company – [...]


Dalí’s Sacred Science

July 17, 2020 | By Steven Kenny Dalí’s Sacred Science at the Dalí Museum . . . One thing you can count on from the work of Salvador Dalí – there’s always something for everyone. Unlike many other artists, Dalí was not a one-trick pony. His talents were many and he often employed several simultaneously. His objective was not only [...]


Nathan Beard’s Journey Back into the Studio

July 14, 2020 | By Jennifer Ring Nathan Beard’s Journey Back Into the Studio . . . Nathan Beard with his work "Life Lines" In my latest contribution to “Making Art in a Time of Social Distancing,” I spoke with St. Pete artist Nathan Beard about what it’s been like trying to make art during these past few [...]


The Visual Art of Gary Lemons Inspires a Film Performance

July 7, 2020 | By Jake-ann Jones A Conversation with Artist & Writer Gary L. Lemons How his work inspired the upcoming film REFLECTIONS July 14 at 8 pm at Self portrait by Gary L. Lemons On Tuesday, July 14, The Studio@620 kicks off an expansion of their Social Justice Round-table series with a presentation of REFLECTIONS, [...]


Socially Distant Dance on Saturday

July 6, 2020 More Socially Distant Dance Performances . . .  Amanda Sieradzki at the performance site of Volution, Davis Islands Sea Plane Basin Park, alongside the Davis Island Bike Path - photo by Alvaro G. Gabaldon Dance Linkages & Poetica present Dance in the Time of Coronavirus, a series of socially distanced dance performances. All performances are [...]

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