It has been announced that the unveiling of Ruth Eckerd Hall’s Commemorative Painting by nationally acclaimed artist Christopher M. Still will be Sunday, November 8, from 10 am to 2 pm. This open house event is free to the public.
The painting celebrates how the community came together to create what is considered to be one of the finest performing arts centers in the country. The painting depicts many longtime Ruth Eckerd Hall supporters as audience members, as students from The Marcia P. Hoffman Performing Arts Institute bring the Hall’s logo to life on stage, while founders Jack and Ruth Eckerd look on from behind the curtain.
“What an experience, to portray the warmth of this community and the history behind this very special center for the arts,” commented Christopher Still.
“We look forward to the entire community joining us as we celebrate this masterpiece,” said Robert A. Freedman, President and CEO of Ruth Eckerd Hall, “this signature artwork is akin to the Chagall paintings that adorn the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.”
The event is sponsored by Progress Energy.
The first of three large-scale sculptures was installed on Cleveland Street on August 27th. The piece is titled “Going Green” by Jack Howard Potter of Long Island City, NY and is on display east of the Cleveland Street and Garden Avenue intersection.
The sculptures are part of the Sculpture 360: Season II year-long exhibit of public art. The sculpture program provides new works every year in Downtown Clearwater and is funded through a partnership with the Downtown Development Board. The program brings high-quality public art work to enhance the aesthetics of the area for residents and visitors can enjoy.
Clearwater Jazz Holiday is proud to announce the Second Annual Clearwater Jazz ’N Art Walk in downtown Clearwater, October 17th and 18th from 10AM – 5PM.
Each year more than 60,000 visitors come to Coachman Park in downtown Clearwater to enjoy 4 days & nights of FREE Jazz by some of today’s greats. The visitor experience is complemented by the Clearwater area’s mild fall weather, miles of world-famous Gulf beaches, brilliant sunsets, nearby attractions, accommodations and dining to suit every taste and budget.
St. Petersburg, Fla. (August 10, 2009) – As Ovation, the area’s newest luxury waterfront community, nears building completion, two retailers—a fine jeweler and an art gallery—are among the first to open their own doors to the locals and visitors of downtown St. Petersburg.
Bernie’s & Son and Mindy Solomon Gallery will both be located in the street-level retail space of the upscale 27-story condominium building on prestigious Beach Drive and 2nd Avenue NE, overlooking downtown St. Petersburg’s waterfront.
While the days are still long and the dog days of August are still ahead of us, there’s time to see the extraordinary display of Pop Art at the local hot spot, Pangea Café, in downtown Clearwater. On the other hand, when you see school buses back on the roads in September you’ll know you’re too late if you haven’t made the pilgrimage to see the exhibition of artist, Lord Colin O’Neal.
Old Palm Harbor Main Street Hosting the Second in a Series of Art Shows and Exhibits
Old Palm Harbor Main Street (OPHMS) is proud to present the Professional Association of Visual Artists (PAVA) at Harbor Hall on April 25, 2008 between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00PM.
The exhibitors for this show are very talented local photographers David Lawrence, Tony Blue, David Ewart, Steve Carlisle, and Ric Savid.
Along with a wonderful collection of stunning and thought provoking photographs, OPHMS will offer complimentary Hors Devourers and a Black and White Martini tasting.
February 1, 2008 Sarasota, Florida -M Gallery of Fine Art in Sarasota, Florida, is proud to announce the names of three artists who have recently been accepted into Salon International 2008: Jane Chapin, for Lisbon Castle; Deborah Paris for Winter Grey's and Twilight at Scatter Creek; and Ron Sanders for Courtney's Pumpkin. As one of the four leading national professional art contests, Salon International dedicates its selections to those contemporary artists who are pursuing a path of artistic skill and excellence in the area of traditional representational art. Awards for the 2008 competition will be announced in April.
Arithmetickles, the interactive math show, is on its way to Florida schools during the month of February 2008. A national touring production performed during school assemblies and for parent/student evenings, Arithmetickles is based on the inspired concept of math plus fun.
Presented by ArtsEcho, a New Jersey-based theatre and musical arts production company now in its 20th year, Arithmetickles uses theatre games, audience participation, interactive math, teams of kids onstage, and stand-up comedy to help teach mathematics to children in grades K through 8.
Arithmetickles lives up to its name. It was created by the team of Sandra and Ben Bendor, who are theatre artists and parents of three children. Concerned by their own kids’ reluctance to learn math through traditional classroom methods, the Bendors decided to use their theatre and comedy skills to help school children appreciate the world of math.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (December 27th, 2007) – The red carpet is being rolled out to make room for the Inaugural Downtown St. Petersburg Art Fest at BayWalk, near Straub & Vinoy parks. The entertainment hot spot for shopping and nightlife will be the backdrop to this year’s art festival, which takes place on Saturday, January 5th & Sunday, January 6th, 2008 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The event is free.
“It’s a great way to start the year in St. Petersburg, since we have such a thriving art community. We’re the unofficial town center for Downtown, so it’s appropriate for an event like this to be showcased at our front door. ” said Amber Overby, spokesperson for BayWalk.
More than 200 local and national artists will transform the central business district into an outdoor art gallery. Local and national artists were chosen by an independent panel of judges before they were given the thumbs-up to show off their work. “We’re very proud to be hosting this event, which brings artisans and craftsmen from all over the country,” said Howard Alan, producer of the festival, as well as many other top shows nationwide. “Everything is original and handmade and all made in America,” adds Alan.