The Arts Annual 2022 continues Friday with artist tours and talks throughout the day. These opportunities allow us to celebrate the artists in the Arts Coast while learning more about the artists and their processes.
Below is the schedule for the artists’ talks.
Neverne Covington’s drawings, prints, paintings and sculpture explore childhood, language, landscape, memory, and the American south where she grew up. Her work has been exhibited at the Florida Museum for Women Artists, the Tampa Museum of Art, the Brevard Museum of Art, the State Capital and various venues throughout Florida and at the Museum of the South in Alabama. John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital commissioned her to create a twenty foot mural for their lobby in St. Petersburg, FL. She…… Read More
Arts Coast Galleries Artist Patricia Kluwe Derderian has always loved to draw, even the smell of her uncle’s colored pencils inspired her to major in architecture – since art was not an option in the little city where she was raised in Brazil. She has used her art to express her projects and ideas…. Read More
Jim Gigurtsis was born in Crete, Greece and moved to England as a young adult. Jim moved to Seminole, Pinellas County from Europe in 2016. Jim Gigurtsis is an award winning multi-discipline artist. His work is internationally known and found in private and public collections. Jim’s preferred medium is oil painting but he also uses video and installation in order to reflect on different perspectives. Jim has taught art and facilitated many workshops, including with the Morean Arts Center. Jim’s…… Read More
Emily Lee Stehle is a mixed media fiber artist who has been three times an Emerging Artist. First with Florida CraftArt in 2017, second with the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts in 2018 and 2021 for Creative Pinellas. She says she’ll never stop emerging as she sees inspiration every day for her art practice of transforming discards to fine craft art. An ever-evolving creative basket maker for more than 30 years Emily is known for weaving baskets out of non-conventional…… Read More
Creative Pinellas is excited to share that the Tampa Bay Afrofuturism Festival will be presenting their first event of their three day event here at Creative Pinellas with “THE JOURNEY: The Future of Black Tampa Bay.”
“THE JOURNEY: The Future of Black Tampa Bay” panelists and moderator are:
Jake-ann Jones also works under the name J.A. Jones and J.A. Morton (she, her, hers), is the 2022 Creative Pinellas Artist Laureate, and author of the Black Classic Press release SometimesFarmgirls Become Revolutionaries: Notes on Black Power, Politics, Depression, and the FBI. She works extensively with community organizations through the SOW Fund at Pinellas Community Foundation, is part of the team at PinellasDiasporaArtsProject, writes for The Weekly Challenger Newspaper in St. Petersburg, FL, and lives between Clearwater, FL, and Harlem,…… Read More
Judy Vienneau is a Professional Artist and Arts Administrator with a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. Since moving to Florida from Massachusetts in 1989, having worked previously in commercial graphic design and advertising for 10 years, Vienneau has been studying traditional sculptural techniques, and producing wire and mixed media sculpture. Vienneau has exhibited in galleries and juried exhibitions throughout Florida and the Northeast for the last thirty years. Her artwork is part of private and…… Read More
Stone is inherently a beautiful medium. My intention and focus as a sculptor is to listen to the stone and to coax it into a moving expression of sensual form. In this timeless medium I find inspiration in everything from the classical figures of Ancient Greece to the abstract expressionists of modern times, as well as in exploring the symbolic role that form plays in both the mystical and natural world. For me, sculpture is a sacred dance – a…… Read More
Born 1990, Saumitra Chandratreya is a Fiber-Installation artist who lives in St. Petersburg, FL and Chicago, IL. He was born in Mumbai and Bangalore, India is his other home. He graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2017 with a Master of Design in Fashion, Body and Garment. He has a BFA in Textile Design from the Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore, India. Chandratreya was awarded one of the Individual Artist Grants…… Read More
*This panel conversation will be held at the auditorium at Creative Pinellas
We are excited to announce the relaunch of Arts Annual’s THE PARTY REDUX on Thursday, December 15th from 6-9 pm at the Gallery at Creative Pinellas. This one-night only event will be our only fundraiser of the year. Experience music, visual art, and participatory experiences – all from the Arts Coast…. Read More
The Arts Annual 2022 wraps up a celebratory weekend with artists in Music, Theatre, Dance and Film for Performances in the Park. There will be special appearance by Tampa Bay Ray’s mascot and food available by Top Nosh Street Food. Free to the public. In the Courtyard: 11:00 am: Scenes from the Nutcracker from the Academy of Ballet Arts – Suzanne Pomerantzeff, Director (A Childhood Classic!) 11:30 am: Musical highlights from Oh Gasparella! A new musical by Tom Sivak (She’s not…… Read More
SUPPORT PINELLAS ARTS AND CULTURE! Be a part of an unforgettable arts and cultural experience as a sponsor of Arts Annual. Sponsors receive marketing and publicity leading up to the Arts Annual and throughout the exhibition on view to the public in the gallery and online from November 9 through December 31, 2023. Your support of Arts Annual helps us uplift the arts and cultural community on the Arts Coast. BECOME A SPONSOR TODAY! If you have any questions on…… Read More