Arts Coast Magazine – Arts and Education

St Pete’s New Workshop Space

By Laura Kepner. The new Morean Workshop Space in St. Pete’s Warehouse Arts District opens this weekend, hosting a low-cost, locally-focused workshop with Doris Conner, Charlie Parker and Don Williams, who have over 100 years of collective ceramics experience…. Read More

A Lit Fest for Kids Makes its Debut

By Margo Hammond. The first annual St. Pete Reads! Lit Fest — a celebration of all things literacy — was hosted by Cultured Books Literacy Foundation in partnership with the Barbershop Book Club and St. Petersburg College. Aimed at kids and their parents, it was the brainchild of Lorielle Hollaway, dedicated to promoting books and literacy in the South St. Pete community…. Read More

Helping Your Kids Learn to Love Reading

By Margo Hammond. Here are discussions from the St Pete Reads! Lit Fest – with creative tips from parents on how to help kids learn to love reading – a crucial skill that will help them choose their own path… Read More

Literacy is a Civil Right

By Jake-ann Jones. St. Pete Master Barber Antonio Brown is continuing the legacy of the barbershop as a place of power, and taking it to the next level — a space for growing and impacting youth literacy. Join the Barbershop Book Club and Cultured Books at the free St Pete Reads! Lit Fest on November 5 at the Woodson African American Museum… Read More

Oral Histories Told Through Dance

By Josiah Barnum. HCC Dancers had a wonderful experience working with our fall guest artists, NYC’s Bridgman|Packer Dance. Our project focused on gathering family stories related to life during Ybor City’s early manufacturing days and comparing our stories to those of other towns…. Read More

Artistic Investigations

By Pamela Joy Trow. We’ve long considered art and science to be contrasting institutions. But the truth is, there is a flow, a bridge, between both disciplines. Using scientific methods, investigators work to discover ways that make for a better life and world. We artists investigate with our hearts, visualizing and touching lives with those findings. … Read More

Breakfast. Literacy. CommUNITY.

By Margo Hammond. BLC stands for Breakfast. Literacy. CommUNITY. The recipe from St. Pete’s Cultured Books is simple. Encourage young Black kids to read a self-affirming picture book. Invite an artist to offer a workshop related to that book’s subject. Bring everyone to the park and mix in some waffles. … Read More

Unleash Your Creativity at the Beach Art Center

By Suzanne Norman. The Beach Art Center is a wonderful art meeting place centrally located in mid-Pinellas County on Indian Rocks Beach. Weekly classes at all skill levels are taught by award-winning, experienced artists, and the gallery features the work of well-versed artists and new artists in varied mediums…. Read More

DARKMATTER with Kids

By Harriet Monzon-Aguirre. Jason Hackenwerth’s DARKMATTER exhibit at the Creative Pinellas Gallery delivered on its promise of being an inspiration for the whole family. I recommend anyone with children to visit and glimpse at the inner workings of the mind of this internationally-known Pinellas artist…. Read More

Collect Your Thoughts, Creatively

By Steph Hargrove. It’s not easy to collect all your thoughts if your brain is overloaded and overworked. Art journaling is the perfect guide to explore your thoughts in a relaxing, creative and fun way…. Read More

Florida Crafts – Up Close and Personal

Metal artist Eric Folsom photo Florida CraftArt . . . Story and Photos by Emily Lee Stehle . . . Artists’ Workbench Demonstrations Show Art from Start to Finish …. Read More

SPACEcraft for Grownups

Story and Photos by Emily Lee Stehle . . . Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No. It’s SPACEcraft, a Traveling Art Project! . . . WEDS +… Read More

Chess Club Project Update

  By Jackie Kaufman The Chess Board Unveiled September 10-30 Morean Arts Center Details here NEA/Pinellas Recovers Grant Update . . . The chess pieces for “The Chess Club Project”… Read More

A Universal Day for Music

  Story and Photos by Laura Kepner Playing Ukes on the Portico at the Safety Harbor Library My grandparents lived in Denver in a white house with red shutters. A… Read More

Florida’s First Center for the Arts

By Laura Kepner The Morean Arts Center Florida’s First Center for the Arts . . . NEA/Pinellas Recovers Grant Update . . . The origins of integral parts of our… Read More

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