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Arts Annual 2022 – Artist Tours & Talks

November 11, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


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.

Free to the public.

Below is the schedule for the artists’ talks.


Neverne Covington

Neverne Covington’s has drawn and painted since her childhood. Growing up in the South, with its resplendent light and verdant landscape, botanical diversity has been and endless source on inspiration for her work. Her imagery is inspired by direct observation and memory influenced by the richness of the American South. Her work combines abstraction and figuration addressing the flow of time and movement and the rhythm of nature. Her mediums include oil painting, monotypes, intaglios. drawing, sculpture and book arts.…… Read More


Patricia Kluwe Derderian

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

My artwork focuses on existence, consciousness, and our relation to them. At times I also take a critical view on social, political and cultural issues and how they impact the human condition. The most recent work relates to themes of mortality, decay and re-generation and loss and pain. My preferred medium in painting is oils. The multiple layers of paint on the canvas depict the multilayered themes behind the work and the subject. The image is developed by adding and…… Read More


Emily Lee Stehle

Emily Lee Stehle is a Clearwater, FL-based mixed media artist specializing in fiber art who strives to make beautiful things out of discards. An ever-evolving creative basket maker, she began weaving traditional baskets more than 20 years ago learning from books and local weavers. She also took workshops with nationally recognized artists such as Flo Hoppe, Jerry Bleem, Kari Lonning, Marilyn Moore, Jo Stealey and Vladmir Yarish. Through time, the traditional reed supplies have been switched over to include Florida…… Read More

2:00pm Tampa Bay Afrofuturism Festival Panel Discussion*

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:

  • Antonio Brown, Black Excellence Summit, Barbershop Bookclub/Central Station Barbershop & Grooming
  • Celeste Davis, Director of Arts, Culture, and Tourism for the City of St. Petersburg
  • Dr. Katurah Jenkins Hall, GRACE-Greater Reach Alliance of Counselors and Educators, LLC
  • Carl Lavender, Foundation for a Healthy St. Pete
  • Judith Scully, law professor, co-founder of Stetson’s Innocence Project
  • Jake-ann Jones (Moderator)

Jake-ann Jones

Jake-ann Jones began her career as an actress and performance artist at The New York Shakespeare Festival, Ohio Theatre, Soho Rep, Aaron Davis Hall, Dixon Place, Company One, and Penumbra Theatre.  She performed the lead role in Bridgett Davis’ award-winning independent feature film Naked Acts. Jones’ writing for stage includes Portrait of The Artist as A Soul Man Dead (Penumbra Theater, St. Paul), Under Frank Observation (New York Theater Workshop), and Magic Kingdom (New Georges/Hourglass Theater Company), and Black Bitches…… Read More


Judy Vienneau

Judy Vienneau, jvienneauart.com, is a mixed media artist who lives and works in St. Petersburg, Florida. Her work explores the world of three-dimensional mixed media sculpture with a finely tuned graphic sensibility. The twisted representational wire forms are infused with a bold linear thrust, informed with a commentary on contemporary times. By combining training in traditional sculptural techniques in metal, clay and stone with a concurrent background in graphic design and illustration, Vienneau has demonstrated her expertise as a wire…… Read More


Christina Bertsos

“My muse is the stone” Christina Bertsos is a self-taught sculptor best known for her fluid works in stone. Influenced by her love of classic Greek figurative sculpture and modern abstract expressionism, she uses this ancient medium to explore contemplative themes such as the evolution of consciousness and the essence of Beauty as reflected in the female form. Her sculpture, Aphrodite Rising (2021) is one such example. She calls herself an artist and also an artisan, hand crafting each of…… Read More


Saumitra Chandratreya

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


Mark Mitchell

Arts Coast Galleries Artist Mark Mitchell is an International Multimedia Artist, specializing in painting Conceptual Pop Art…. Read More

*This panel conversation will be held at the auditorium at Creative Pinellas


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November 11, 2022
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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