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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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Ann Hampton Callaway Sings the Songs of Linda Ronstadt

December 5, 2019 | By Eric Snider A Love Letter to Linda Singer Ann Hampton Callaway’s current show interprets the music of Linda Ronstadt December 19 at 7:30 pm The Palladium Theater Details here Anne Hampton Callaway, regarded as one of our finest purveyors of the Great American Songbook, adds a new wrinkle to her current show. She rocks. The [...]


The Radical Act of Seeing

Artists Reflect on the  Radical Act of Seeing Helen Hansen French (L to R) Helen Hansen French (dancer/choreographer), Corinne Proctor (actor), Carol Downing (ASL Interpreter). Script by Jaye Sheldon and Dr. Lillian Dunlap based upon interviews with Jasmina Kuljanac. Photo by Chris Zuppa. I worked with Your Real Stories, telling Jasmina Kuljanac’s story [...]


Take a Blind Date with a Book

Local Independent Bookstores NEWEST . . . Tombolo 2153 1st Avenue S St. Petersburg Soft opening: TBA, December 2019 Author talk: Sterling Watson (The Committee) on January 5 from 4-6 pm, with Colette Bancroft interviewing. UPCOMING Book + Bottle 7 16th Street St. Petersburg Scheduled to open in 2020. OLD FAVORITES . . [...]


Suzanne Pomerantzeff, ‘Ms. P’ on Teaching Dance

photo by Tom Kramer Suzanne Pomerantzeff, ‘Ms. P’ on Teaching Dance You can hear the full. . .  conversation on Arts In. . .  Suzanne Pomerantzeff, or Ms. P, is celebrating 50 years of teaching dance at St. Petersburg’s Academy of Ballet Arts. She taught for 25 years at the Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs [...]


A Decade of ‘Thrilling’ Dance for Charity

November 25, 2019 | By Amanda Sieradzki A Decade of ‘Thrilling’ Dance for Charity Thrill St Pete Performs at Shopapalooza November 30 - December 1, 3 pm Vinoy Park, St. Pete Free Details here  It is hard to hold onto your humanity while wading through the shopping hoards on the busiest consumer holiday of the year. Though you might feel [...]


Experiencing the Arts Annual – Through November 24

November 21, 2019 | By Tony Wong Palms Experiencing the 2019 Arts Annual Through November 24, 12-5 pm Creative Pinellas Gallery Free Details here Sculpture by Jason Hackenwerth At the Creative Pinellas Gallery is a series of exhibitions from 24 visual artists. There are works that wow. . .  works that looks at our individual identities, at [...]


St. Petersburg Opera Company Brings Pinocchio To Life

. . . . . . With easily-understood lyrics in English — John Davies’ one-hour adaptation of Pinocchio is a fast-moving showcase of operatic storytelling, kid-style. It’s a colorful, fun-filled re-telling of the beloved tale of a puppet who learns, through a series of misadventures, that lying does not pay. The music is by Mozart, Offenbach, Verdi and Donizetti, [...]


Welcome to the REAL WORLD or How to Make a Living with an Art Degree

November 18, 2019 | By Amanda Sieradzki Welcome to the REAL WORLD or How to Make a Living with an Art Degree November 22 - 30 The Venus Gallery Details here   by Kevin Monk - painting “Honestly, what the hell are you going to do with a studio art degree?” USF art professor Jay Giroux continually challenges [...]


Katie Deits

Arts In: Katie Deits . . . As Florida CraftArt gets ready to host artists from around the country at their annual CraftArt Festival, Executive Director Katie Deits guides Barbara St. Clair through the varied landscape of Fine Craft. Katie shares her favorite experiences at Florida CraftArt - from exhibits inspired by the use of light and poets writing [...]


130 Years and Counting

November 7, 2019 | By Akiko Kotani with Bernard Freydberg 130 Years and Counting On view through December 5 HCC Gallery 221, Tampa Details here Lynn Foskett - Stacked 130 Years is an exhibition curated by R. Lynn Whitelaw of the work of Lynn Foskett, Leslie Neumann and Roberta Schofield. ‘130 Years’ describes the cumulative number of years [...]

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