Arts Coast Magazine – Visual

How to Start to Make a Film

By Susana Darwin

St. Pete filmmaker Susana Darwin shares the pre-production steps she takes to develop an idea into a workable plan – the complex array of things that have to happen before a filmmaker starts filming…. Read More

Mountains of the Mind

By Tom Winchester

By Tom Winchester. Mountains of the Mind: Scholars’ Rocks from China and Beyond is an aesthetic experience unlike any other at an art museum, letting viewers appreciate scholars’ rocks as sculptural works of art…. Read More

Flowers, Glitter and Supplements

By Luna May and Kathryn Rizzo

By Luna May and Kathryn Rizzo. The words ‘contemporary,’ ‘colorful,’ ‘daring,’ and ‘strong,’ come to mind when experiencing the visual art of Marina Shaltout, currently a visiting professor at Sarasota’s Ringling College of Art and Design… Read More

The Slow Speed of Seeing

By Tony Wong Palms

By Tony Wong Palms. If you like to experience culture shocks, eye-dilating vibrations and the relevance of your own thinkings, walk back and forth between the current displays at the Tampa Museum of Art – including Frontiers of Impressionism, a blast from a very revolutionary period in western art history’s past.

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A Look at DFAC’s Wearable Art 17

By Emily Lee Stehle

By Emily Lee Stehle. Say the words “Runway, Fashion Show and Dunedin Fine Art Center annual Wearable Art Show” and what do you have? A night of unusual, out-of-this-world strange designer outfits that probably would never see the light of day… only the bright lights of a runway!… Read More

Exploring a Cinematic Dreamscape

By Susana Darwin

By Susana Darwin. Dreamlike and layered with references, Corazón Azul (Blue Heart, 2021) shows its audience a Cuba alien yet familiar.
Filmmakers Miguel Coyula and Lynn Cruz presented the film at Eckerd College’s free International Cinema Series… Read More

The Economic Impact of the Arts

By Cindy Stovall

By Cindy Stovall. Those of us who call Pinellas County home have witnessed firsthand the rapidly increasing influence of the arts in our communities. Now a nationwide study by Americans for the Arts proves it…. Read More

Exploring Pinellas Arts with Children

By Harriet Monzon-Aguirre

By Harriet Monzon-Aguirre. My three children, my father and I decided to take on the Creative Pinellas arts scavenger hunt that takes you through cultural hotspots, renowned art galleries and hidden artistic gems throughout Pinellas County…. Read More

Creating a Shared Artistic Life

By Margo Hammond

By Margo Hammond. Walking through the front door of Marie and Rusty Hammer’s house is like falling out of the wardrobe in The Chronicles of Narnia into a magical world of artistic imagination…. Read More

Exploring Afrofuturism This Month

By Fatemah Tuwainah

By Fatemah Tuwainah. I shared a conversation with creative members of the Pinellas Diaspora Arts Project, who serve neighborhoods with art, love and healing in mind. This weekend begins their 2023 Tampa Bay Afrofuturism Festival… Read More

Celebrating the Power of Hispanic Art

By Yuly Restrepo

By Yuly Restrepo. “The Hurricane Within” at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art illustrates the power and strength of Hispanic art through nature’s force and the vitality of these artists…. Read More

Watch Artists Paint the Walls in Coachman Park October 29

By Jennifer Ring

By Jennifer Ring. “Bringing more art to the city is really my biggest goal,” says Clearwater’s new Arts and Cultural Affairs Coordinator, Amber Brice. “I want to see as much art as possible in Clearwater.”… Read More

How an Oil Painting Comes to Life

By Steven Kenny

By Steven Kenny. Have you ever visited an art museum, stood in front of an Old Master painting, and wished you could have looked over the artist’s shoulder and watched the evolution of that work of art from start to finish? What follows is my own process of creating an oil painting from beginning to end…. Read More

Retaking Control of Photography’s Complex Legacy

By Tom Winchester

By Tom Winchester. Native America: In Translation at the USF Contemporary Art Museum is an exhibition of photography by nine contemporary artists presenting tribal peoples not as anachronisms, but as trendsetters on the forefront of culture…. Read More

Ghost Stories Told in Fine Craft

By Emily Lee Stehle

By Emily Lee Stehle. Who doesn’t love a good ghost story? And right before Halloween, Florida CraftArt in downtown St. Pete brings the spooky stories and terrors of 38 visual artists to light…. Read More

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