Arts Coast Magazine – Arts and Education

Arts For All Ages and Abilities

By Sheila Cowley

We’re asking for arts experiences in our area you’d recommend to friends and family of all ages and abilities, for this special Arts Coast feature…. Read More

Being Brave Together at USF

By Sheila Cowley

This Is My Brave is a live presentation of essays, original music, poetry and comedy performed by a dozen USF students living with – or loving someone with – a mental illness or substance use condition…. Read More

Meat Your Maker at Eckerd College

By Tom Winchester

By Tom Winchester. Jahcinda Law’s exhibition titled “Meat Your Maker,” recently on view at Eckerd College, brought together family heirlooms, ceramic trompe-l’oeils and cyanotypes that represent what it’s like to be a woman…. Read More

Visual Art for All Ages in Safety Harbor

By Harriet Monzon-Aguirre

By Harriet Monzon-Aguirre. Every year in the middle of springtime, Safety Harbor holds its Bloom n Chalk Fest bringing artists from around the country and state to decorate the sidewalks with beautifully rendered chalk art. … Read More

Free Exhibits for All Ages in Largo and St Pete

By Sheila Cowley

Visual Art by K-8 Students Free Through March 31 Creative Pinellas Gallery Details here Embracing Our Differences Through March 31 Free USF St Petersburg Details here Two free exhibits this… Read More

Eckerd College Students Help Visually Impaired People Experience Dalí

By Tom Zucco

By Tom Zucco. Describe a painting by Salvador Dalí to someone who is blind or visually impaired. That was the challenge when Cameron Hunt McNabb took her Disability and Literature class to The Dalí Museum… Read More

Two New Free Exhibits in March

By Sheila Cowley

Creative Pinellas welcomes two beautiful free exhibits this month. Youth Art Month shares the visual artwork of Pinellas County students in grades K-8 at the Creative Pinellas Gallery in Largo, and at Poynter Park in downtown St. Pete, a large-scale exhibit of inspirational visual by Embracing Our Differences…. Read More

Suntan Art Center in St Pete Beach

By Carlene Cobb

By Carlene Cobb. Suntan Art Center in St Pete Beach “has a warm, family vibe to it. You never feel like a stranger here,” says SAC member Donna Mansbart. … Read More

Emerging Designers Showcase at the Dalí

By Sheila Cowley

The Dalí Museum invites creative teens each year to learn the intricate art of fashion design – and runway presentation – while creating work inspired by Salvador Dalí. These emerging artists share their… Read More

Outstanding Robert Rauschenberg Exhibit at USF

By Tony Wong Palms

By Tony Wong Palms. THIS is the way to start the year! The USF Contemporary Art Museum’s “OFFSET” – celebrating Robert Rauschenberg’s long and influential creative life. … Read More

The Science of Music

By Kurt Loft

By Kurt Loft. “We’re translating trends of scientific data for the human ear,’’ says Heather O’Leary, a USF anthropologist who spearheads a project that’s creating music from marine science data. … Read More

Journeys in Journalism

By Margo Hammond

By Margo Hammond. Cynda Mort was convinced that the best values of journalism could help young people acquire important life skills – how to interact with others, how to ask probing questions, how to learn to listen. And, most importantly, how to speak truth to power…. Read More

Celebrating Lea Umberger’s Creative Work

By Sheila Cowley

. . .  As we celebrate this year shifting into a new start, Creative Pinellas is remembering and missing the amazing and creative Lea Umberger, who sadly passed away this… Read More

Exploring Largo’s New Free Children’s Garden

By Harriet Monzon-Aguirre

By Harriet Monzon-Aguirre. My little ones and I visited the newly opened Majeed Discovery Garden at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo, and all I have to say is ‘what a treat!’… Read More

Brimming with Excitement

By Harriet Monzon-Aguirre

. . . Brimming with excitement. That is how it feels to have been awarded the Emerging Artist Grant from Creative Pinellas. I admit that painting on larger canvases instills… Read More

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