afroQuantum Experiences Celebrates Creative Women

By Jake-ann Jones. The final episode of “afroQuantum Experiences: ArtMaker Talks” streams live on March 21 to discuss making art and culture in today’s economy. “These women have all made a profound impact on the arts and entertainment environment in a very challenging economic and cultural landscape for Black and Brown communities.”… Read More

“I Dream a World Where Young Voices Aren’t So Small”

By Sara Ries Dziekonski. These elementary-age scholars are discovering the safe space and possibility of the blank page and the power of the pen as they build something beautiful and important out of words. They show up week after week to tackle big emotions and take risks, and to nudge us to laugh a little more… Read More

Art in The ‘Wood

By Luci Westphal. Every year on the 3rd weekend in March, artists of the Historic Kenwood Neighborhood of St. Petersburg invite the public to stroll along the leafy streets and visit studios and art exhibits in homes and backyards. The tour is self-guided, free, and everyone is invited…. Read More

Contemporary Art Explorations in Miami

By Tony Wong Palms. I was recently in Miami and while there, took the opportunity to see what art there was to see. The wide-ranging collection of the Miami-Dade Public Library and the global view of the Pérez Art Museum … Read More

Exploring New Music

By Kurt Loft. “New music has to be performed – otherwise, classical music is going to die.” CAMPground23 hosts four concerts this week in St. Pete and Tampa, a pair of world premieres and 28 composers from the United States, Europe and Asia…. Read More

The Other Side of Dance

By Robin O’Dell. Dance photography is a difficult and dynamic practice requiring precise timing, knowledge of the medium – and the ability and willingness to collaborate with performers. One of the greats, who also just happened to live in St. Petersburg, was the late Thomas Kramer (1934-2022). … Read More

Empowering Seniors Through Theater

SAGES Theater in Tarpon Springs presents three Plays with Purpose this year, all with free admission. Each event entertains, educates and empowers seniors to meet the challenges of aging with humor and wisdom…. Read More

Get Inspired at the MFA

By Jennifer Ring. Feeling uninspired? Consider visiting the Museum of Fine Arts. That’s what I did when the MFA hosted Maira Kalman in Conversation with Bob Morris – launching an exciting slate of programming designed to make you think, feel and discuss. And if Kalman and Morris’s conversation is any indication of what’s to come, it’s going to be awesome…. Read More

Rocking with Rachmaninoff

By Kurt Loft. If you had a front-row seat for Joyce Yang’s performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Florida Orchestra last Sunday at the Straz Center, you witnessed a bit of magic. Or, more accurately, you were swept up by an artist’s ability to concentrate on a magical level…. Read More

True Nature

By Emily Lee Stehle. This remarkable exhibit at the MFA showcases Auguste Rodin’s best-known sculptures alongside other Impressionist masterworks from artists of his time. Drawn from the permanent collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the show offers a comprehensive look at Rodin’s influential and revolutionary life as an artist…. Read More

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