Welcome to the first stage of Arts In!
A one-stop, virtual destination connecting community through the Arts in Pinellas County. There’s more to come over the next few weeks! We invite you to explore, watch, listen, enjoy and share creative content from the Pinellas County Arts & Culture community.
Gialanella in the Garden
Arts In: Premiere | donsculpture.com
Artist Don Gialanella is currently displaying three giant metal sculptures at the Florida Botanical Gardens. Creative Pinellas sat down with Gialanella for an interview and a virtual tour through the gardens to learn more about these pieces.
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At Home with The Dali
thedali.org | Dalí Museum Curator of Education Peter Tush examines one of Dalí’s complex masterworks. Step into a painting as The Dalí Museum Curator of Education Peter Tush examines one of Dalí’s complex masterworks, The Hallucinogenic Toreador.
Typewriter Talks: ep8
keepstpetelit.org| Episode 8: Paul Wilborn – Typewriter Talks with Keep St. Pete Lit is a weekly online series where we interview and showcase literary works by Tampa Bay writers.
A Sign of Hope
carolinekarpartist.com | A Sign Of Hope is a multi-layered, intuitive mixed media painting. My paintings are inspired by nature and how humankind interacts with that nature. The painting started as a… listen to find out.
Painting Big Ol’ Full Moon
Caroline Karp Artist
caroline_karp_artist | This mixed media piece called, “Big Ol Full Moon” is a creative journey from the outside to the inside which I decided to embark on during the CoVID 19 pandemic. I figured since I had a bit of time on my hands, I would put it to good use. Kinda deep… that’s what artists do, they think deeply.
The Bob Project Directors Cut
Aurailieus_artist | Watch aurailieus make an urban art mural and tell us about bob the robot. Aurailieus artists received a grant from the St Pete Arts Alliance to paint mini Bob the Robot murals around town.
Painting A Sunflower Field
Caroline Karp Artist
carolinekarpartist | Watch as a paint a sunflower field. Painting sunflower field 6 the sixth in a series of many videos where expressionist artist Caroline Karp walks you through her process of inspiration and adding elements to her sunflower field. 🌻
Stories & Words
Typewriter Talks: ep5
Maureen McDole and Nathan Van Coops
keepstpetelit.org| Episode 5: Nathan Van Coops – Typewriter Talks is a weekly online series where we interview and showcase literary works by Tampa Bay writers. Nathan Van Coops is the author of the time travel adventure series In Times Like These, as well as The Skylighter Adventures, and Kingdom of Engines series. Learn more at www.nathanvancoops.com.
Storytelling with Patrick A. Jackson
Arts In: Premiere | americanstage.org
Join us for a special storytelling with American Stage Adult Education Associate Patrick A. Jackson, as he shares one of his favorite stories, Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe, with you!
Typewriter Talks: ep6
keepstpetelit.org| Episode 6: Tenea Johnson – Typewriter Talks is a weekly online series where we interview and showcase literary works by Tampa Bay writers. Tenea Johnson writes speculative fiction, makes music, and builds an arts & empowerment enterprise. To learn more about Tenea Johnson go to www.teneadjohnson.com.
artnothate.com | Grief is universal. The arts help us express our grief. Lamentations are an expression of deep grief and sorrow. It is also a sacred text for observant Jews and Christians. It speaks to the dark depths of the human soul.
Mundo Caliente: It’s a Hot World
Creativeshare | This short video interweaves images of real climate change with a fantasy of art, music, and dance. Robert Barancik, artist and creator; Phyllis Chapell, singer; Ken Ulansey, music; Dan Kleiman, music Animation; Dave Puls, Creative ideas, Amy Blake and Brad Ericson
Beyond the Sea – Scotty Wright
Helios Jazz Orchestra
emitseries | The 18-piece Helios Jazz Orchestra, directed by David Manson, backs singer Scotty Wright in “Beyond the Sea” on the EMIT series.
Lisa L Kirchner
lisalkirchner | This staged reading was done over Zoom, as a creative response to the COVID-19 crisis both in content and format. It premiered live as part of Creative Pinellas’ variety show with Beauty and the Burg. Writer, actor: Lisa L. Kirchner (Hope), Video editor: James Reyfield, Director, actor: Tom Leu (David), Actor, Stage Directions: Katharine Boelter (Rachel), Actor: Rick Rosa (Bill)
Acrobotic:Mark & Sarah’s Acrobatic Duo
nicolehays.com | Acrobotic is an original performance created by Nicole Hays with peformers A.J. Vaughn, Sarah Stuve and Mark Myers.
Helen Hansen French
reedydance.org | A dance film featuring St. Petersburg based dancer, Helen Hansen French
Arts In: Mickett & Stackhouse
Internationally-known artists Robert Stackhouse and Carol Mickett share details of the evolving designs included in their Gateway Plaza commission in Richmond, Virginia. The building was constructed as their artwork was embedded in the structure.
Bahia Ramos, Director of Arts, Wallace Foundation, spoke about audience development research and grants at the 2019 Art of Marking and Branding Summit hosted by Creative Pinellas.
Arts In: Chad Mize
Chad talks with Barbara St. Clair about the allure of mural work, and the draining physical labor of mural creation. He shares his many inspirations, the business sense that lets him earn his living as an artist, and the sharp eye for design that drives his work.
Still Waters Run Deep – A Short Film
Monoceros Multimedia | A documentary about STUFF, Several people are interviewed in their surroundings concerning their inability to get rid of their stuff. Mending time by conquering fear. Written and Directed by Joe Rosenberger. Starring: Nikole Rossitter as Ki, Sage Quisenberry as Gaia, Brian Roller as Dad/Duarte, Ava Pearl Kuehner as Young Gaia, Script Supervisor: Lacey Kuehner, Boom Operators: Brian Roller, Lacey Kuehner, Foley Sound: Charlie Legasse, Original Soundtrack: Ceros Princeps.
Hot Season Productions and Media Mechanic
geoffreybarisphotography.com | “We are what people make us.” A lonely and traumatized teenaged girl runs away from home to live off the land with the help of a mysterious homeless veteran who calls himself Paleo Man. Written and Directed by Bill Leavengood, Filmed and Edited by Christian Moriarty, Starring Joe Leavengood, Charlie Leavengood, With Lizbeth Lopez, Jake Seymour, and Garrett Schulte.
Hope’s Touch – A Musical Short
monocerosmultimedia | When you have Hope, you have everything. Hope’s Touch – A Musical Short is a visual tale of Hope … a girl with dreams and enough hope in her heart to make them come true. Featuring original songs “Floating Outside” and “Space Walk” from artist Ceros Princeps. Music composed by: Joe Rosenberger (aka Ceros Princeps) Video directed by: Joe Rosenberger, Starring: Ava Pearl Kuehner as Hope, Linda Van Vliet as Mom, Whitney Swinford is Mermaid Giselle, Filmed on location in Palm Harbor, FL with the permission of Eric & Mercedes Rosell as well as Jen Shtab & Joe Rosenberger, A Monoceros Multimedia Production
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