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Arts Coast Journal

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.



Ceramic Art Reflecting on Division and Connection

December 15, 2019 | Amanda Sieradzki Morean Center for Clay Opens The Great Divide Ceramic Art Reflecting on Division and Connection Through December 29 Tue-Sat 10 am - 5 pm Details here   photo by Beth Reynolds “A house divided against itself, cannot stand.” Abraham Lincoln, who would eventually become the nation’s 16th president, famously delivered those words [...]


Keeping the Dead Alive

December 10, 2019 | By Eric Snider Keeping the Dead Alive Celebrating its 30th year, Uncle John’s Band remains a top Grateful Dead tribute act — and re-creates a historic Tampa performance from 1973 December 20 at 8 pm The Palladium Theater Details here (pictured L to R) Mike Edwards, Dan DeGregory, Mike Bortz, Rich Whiteley, Casey Otto, Alan [...]


Tenea Johnson

Arts In: Tenea Johnson . . .  . . .  Tenea Johnson is a writer of speculative fiction, a poet and musician. In this conversation with Barbara St. Clair she talks about her imaginative stories and novels, and how her childhood in Kentucky shaped her views of life. Tenea shares enticing details from her stories, and how she’s built a [...]


The Palladium Chamber Players Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th Birthday

December 7, 2019 | By Kurt Loft Breaking out the Beethoven for a 250th Anniversary Birthday Celebration December 11 at 7:30 pm Palladium Theater Details here The Mile-End Trio. . . Julian Schwartz, Marika Bournaki and Jeffrey Multer Ol’ Ludwig van is having one heck of a blast this arts season as music lovers everywhere go bonkers [...]


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 [...]


Midnight in Paris at The Dalí

December 4, 2019 | By Steven Kenny Midnight in Paris: Surrealism at the Crossroads, 1929 Through April 9 The Dalí Museum Details here Brassaï (Gyula Halász) (Brașov, 1899 – Beaulieu-sur-Mer, 1984) Tour Eiffel (Eiffel Tower) c.1930-32 Gelatin-silver print - Centre Pompidou, Paris, Musée national d’art moderne/Centre de creation industrielle Purchase, 1997 Photo credit © Philippe Migeat - Centre Pompidou [...]


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 [...]


Making History at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art

December 2, 2019 | By Jennifer Ring Making History at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art at St. Petersburg College Tarpon Springs Details here Collections Manager Michele DiMattia, Director Teresa Wilkins and Curator Christine Carter standing between Deborah Masters' Dionysis and Lady Pretty Nose There’s an old quote that anyone who’s ever taken a [...]


Take a Blind Date with a Book

Local Independent Bookstores NEWEST . . . Tombolo 2153 1st Avenue S St. Petersburg Grand opening: December 14 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 [...]

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