Celebratory Arts Events Taking Place on Both Sides of the Bay

Jobsite performers and personnel celebrate during their 10th anniversary at their home base, the Straz Center’s Shimberg Playhouse. Included in the group shot are Bob Westphal, Elizabeth Fendrick, Michael C. McGreevy, Brian Smallheer, Christen Petitt Pacabel, Owen Robertson, Katrina Stevenson, Jaime Giangrande-Holcom, Matt Lunsford, Caitlin McDonald Eason, Kari Goetz, Meg Heimstead, Shawn Paonessa, Roz Potenza, Jonathan Cho, Ami Sallee, Spencer Meyers, Matthew Paul, Jennifer Longmuir, Dayton Sinkia, Summer Bohnenkamp, Giles Davies, Nicole Jeannine Smith and Chris Perez.

Cheers to Two Vital Arts Organizations
Both Sides of the Bay

BY SARAH TELESCA | Nov. 30, 2018

Double the fundraisers, double the fun this Saturday, Dec. 1, at two diverse arts-centric fundraisers bookending Tampa Bay.

Actor and artist Spencer Meyers, star of Jobsite Theater Company’s performance of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, created this Shroud of Hedwig for each performance and gave one an audience member — a memento referenced in the script of the play.  An original oil painting of the shroud will be auctioned off at Jobsite Rocks. Artwork courtesy of Spencer Meyers.

First, head to downtown St. Pete for the Studio Honors at Studio@620 for their annual fundraising event. This year’s focus is on Art & Architecture, and artist Ya La’ford and architect Tim Clemmons’ contributions will both be honored. Alex Jones will receive the Ola Mae Jones Award as an emerging artist in Dance, and the eclectic venue will also pay special tribute to G. David Ellis, founder of The Studio@620.

Artist Ya La’ford will be honored Saturday night at The Studio@620’s Studio Honors.

The event will begin at — when else— 6:20 p.m., and if it’s anything like past Studio Honors celebrations, it promises to be a unique and exciting reflection of the community it’s celebrating.

Later in the evening, Jobsite Rocks!, is happening on Tampa’s side of the water. The Tampa Bay award-winning theatre company’s 20th anniversary-slash-end-of-the-year party features a VIP hour, so grab your ticket early and enjoy an open bar and food starting at 7 p.m.

Attendees can bid on silent auction items like Hamilton tickets at the Straz, wax nostalgic over productions from the past two decades, get photos taken courtesy Pritchard Photography and grab a copy of the 20th anniversary Jobsite retrospective book.

For general admission ticket holders, the doors open at 8:30 p.m. Start the evening with a cash bar, free portraits, opportunity drawings, and mingling with the Jobsite ensemble members. At 9 p.m., an offbeat variety show featuring recurring Jobsite performers and friends will entertain the crowd. Click here for a list of performers.

According to Producing Artistic Director David Jenkins, the show will include “live music, comedy, stupid human tricks, not-so-stupid human tricks and much more not only from our own Jobsite Ensemble but from our friends from around the Tampa Bay area.”

Find tickets and more info for Jobsite Rocks! here and for Studio Honors here.

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