on The Deuces
August 19 from 4-6 pm
Seven C Music, St. Pete
The String & Art Fest brings culture to The Deuces on Saturday, August 19 at 4 p.m. – with Fred Johnson, artist in residence at The Straz Center in Tampa, in collaboration with 7C’s including a tour of the guitar store.
Fred Johnson performs on the Kora, a stringed music performance with sound healers, West African Drums and storytelling.
The event will share the healing power of music with St. Pete’s Midtown community, with an audience talkback and a visual art exhibit with a musical theme.
“The purpose of this event is to integrate a variety of artforms in order to encourage new cultural experiences both for the audience and the artists, while celebrating the healing experience through sounds and art,” says presenter Elaine Chambliss.
Fred Johnson L.R.F. is an artist in Residence at the Straz Center for Performing Arts in Tampa. Fred is an educator dedicated to the journey of creating space to manifest the greatest good for all. The fact that he has opened for both Aretha Franklin and Dr. Deepak Chopra points to his versatility as an artist and healer.
An acclaimed jazz vocalist, sacred chanter, storyteller, author and arts educator, Fred is recognized globally for his work in health and wellness and his extensive work in international interfaith peace and reconciliation.
Presenter Elaine Chambliss transitioned from the technical field of Computer-Aided Drafting in Civil Engineering to become a visual artist. Elaine was awarded the Industrial Dome Award from the Warehouse Arts District Association and the Individual Artist Award from the St. Pete Art Alliance. Elaine partners with other organizations to “promote strength, share heritage, and encourage growth.”
She recently opened studio space in the heart of the South St. Petersburg community at 1326 Dr. ML King Jr. St S., on the 2nd floor over the Queen Hair and Beauty Supply store. There she will work in collaboration with artists and community engagement specialists to bring the Power of Healing though the Arts and confidence-building workshops.
Strings, Arts and Healing Fest
August 19 from 4-6 pm
Admission is free, donations are welcome.
Seven C Music
535 22nd St South
St. Petersburg FL 33712
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