Publications

Arts Coast Magazine

How a Book Launched a Healing Space for Women

By Margo Hammond. In 2012, after reading Anita Diamant’s The Red Tent, Barbara Rhode was inspired to launch a unique program of healing at the Pinellas County Jail for women prisoners. The Red Tent Women’s Initiative, a program that combines group therapy with classes on arts and crafts, has helped over 1,000 incarcerated women work through the trauma that landed them behind bars in the first place… Read More

Community Healing Through Poetry

By Bernice Willis. Let’s talk, not text, your voice is what I want to hear
It closes in the distance, as if you-are-near.
Call Me
Your voice is pleasing, gives me the same joy as to when
I heard it the first time. A text can’t recapture that moment, now or then…. Read More

Creating Gourd-geous Art

By Robyn Crosa and Christina Marko. An NEA/Pinellas Recovers grant update. Visual artist Robyn Crosa has a solo exhibition, Gourdgeous Goddess Gals, on display at the Largo Public Library. Robyn first became enchanted by gourds when she was in a small town country store in Georgia. “When I looked at the basket of gourds, it looked like my mother and my sisters and I sitting together… Read More

Be Inspired – Arts Coast Magazine


Arts Coast Studios

Creating Art Together, 500 Miles Apart

Watch as the father and daughter artists collaborate over Zoom and through the mail…. Read More

Dropping in to the Studios of Three Pinellas Artists

Painters Ray Domingo and Jabari Reed, and Choreographer Helen French Speak about Collaboration and the Inspiration they Find Nearby… Read More

Dive into the Art of Mark Mitchell

The artist takes us on a tour of the process, inspiration, and thoughts behind his talented, painstakingly detailed, and often surprising work…. Read More

Discover – Arts Coast Studios


Arts Coast Galleries

Javier T Dones

Javier’s current work springs from a lifelong passion and fascination for the elements of nature, her power, arrangements, and structures. The medium is metals and chemistry. Copper is the main working material…. Read More

Mark Mitchell

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

Take a Walk Through– Arts Coast Galleries


Arts Coast Artists 2022 at Work

Comedia

Prague Diaries, June 28

The weather in a new place is always a surprise. Prague is an odd climate- yesterday, it was cold and rainy all day (about 68 degrees Fahrenheit) and today it… Read More

Sarah Emery

Why Dance?

Dance has made enormous progress in popularity over the last decade. It used to be considered a serious art form and something for only the elite to enjoy. Perhaps one… Read More

TOUCHSTONE MOMENT

I recently went down a mental rabbit hole thanks to a scene in HBO’s WestWorld. Somewhere near the tail end of Season One, a main character, Bernard, mentions something about… Read More

Get to know the 2022 Emerging Artists