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Printmaking Collective Featured in Exhibition

A colorful abstract print of oranges, greens, reds, pinks by the printmaking collective, 24 Hands

Beginning in August, a free exhibition of the recent works on paper by the 24 Hands Printmaking Collective will be on display for a month at St. Petersburg College‘s Clearwater Campus.

24 Hands is made up of 12 Tampa Bay Printmakers, including myself. We work in a variety of print media, including intaglio, relief, lithography, silkscreen and mono printing.

Our founding members include Marjorie Green Graff, Christine Renc-Carter, Ali Norman, Holly Bird, Barbara Hubbard, Ry McCollough, Stephen Littlefield, Elizabeth Coachman, Polly Perkins, Linda Guy, Sumatra Chandratreya and Rachel Stewart.

This show highlights the latest works of our group. The show’s title, Matrix, refers to the plate or formative part of the print that can be reproduced. Our members have mined the meaning of this word to produce an extensive array of work.

The exhibition will run from August 23- September 23, 2021 at the Crossroads Gallery, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays.

The artist reception will be Wednesday, September 15, from 6-8 p.m. The event is free and all are welcome.

The Crossroads Gallery is located on the St. Petersburg College Clearwater Campus, at 2465 Drew St., Clearwater.

For more information, call (727) 791-2548. Download the flyer here.

digital Calyx Schenecker High School SPC exhibition

I wanted to let you know that Pinellas County Schools Visual Arts Department has just posted all of the accepted student artwork in a virtual exhibition format for the Calyx Schenecker High School SPC show in the digital PCS Student Gallery

https://pcsvisualarts6.wixsite.com/pcsbva/home

https://pcsvisualarts6.wixsite.com/pcsbva/home?fbclid=IwAR0hJOQSvaMwSo1o_i1QriDa4EmMi7rCjBFblbXHn6PLg20qN6IdxLk6ASw

SPC Clearwater Fine Arts Department Awards 21st Student Exhibition

The Exhibition———————————–

This annual juried art exhibition, which began in 2000, serves to highlight the diverse artistic talents of students at St. Petersburg College. The exhibition occurs in The Crossroads Gallery on the Clearwater Campus from February 25 to March 26, 2020.

Eligibility——————————————-

Participants are currently enrolled full-time or part-time students of St. Petersburg College or attended SPC during the fall semester of 2019. All majors are encouraged to apply. All work submitted must have been completed in 2019 to 2020.

Guest Juror: Amanda Cooper————

Amanda Cooper by Creative Pinellas on SoundCloud Morean Arts Center

This year Amanda Cooper, Curator of Exhibitions from the Morean Arts center, selected the art that is in this years show. The Morean Arts Center, the 100+ year mainstay of St. Petersburg’s arts community, has a mission to provide training in the arts for all ages. This year we had 98 student submissions from a variety of mediums. Ms. Cooper selected 50 items and chose this year’s winners, who each received a certificate and a cash award. Below is a list of the winners, with commentary from Amanda Cooper.

Awards———————————————–

The seven Merit Award recipients are:

  • Ruby Schumacher, Jug and Canvas Cloth – drawing
  • Kevin Beganovic, Danny Devito – latex
  • Jaime Rodriguez, Pet Kid – photo
  • Joe Ventimiglia, Bowl – ceramic
  • Jess Walkuski, Quakers on I.R.B. – acrylic painting
  • Morgyn Perry, Alien Bakery – ceramic
  • Byron C. Williams, Ksasha – oil painting

Third Place: Madeleine Leibrecht, Bleeding Wall

Third Place: Madeleine Leibrecht, Bleeding Wall – 3d paper design

This is a deceptively simple, site-specific installation. A linear paper piece runs uniformly down the wall only to puddle organically on the floor. I liked how the artist incorporated the space into her work, and the simplicity of the design.

Second Place: Matthew Lowe, Edgar Apocalypse

Second Place: Matthew Lowe, Edgar Apocalypse – 3d paper design pop up book

An interactive pop up book about the coming zombie apocalypse? Yes, please! The artist did a terrific job creating tension and skewering pop culture, using a medium not seen often in these types of exhibitions. Keeping the craftsmanship high is difficult for this kind of work, and the artist did that and made me laugh, too. Great design with an engaging color palette.

First Place: Sandro Bukornik, Strength


First Place: Sandro Bukornik, Strength – black and white digital photograph

At first glance, the figures in this elegant, beautifully-lit photograph look like they are actually connected, like conjoined twins or mirror images. The image contains a tension of strength and softness. I particularly liked how their headwraps seem to have no beginning or end.

Juror’s Purchase Award: Brandon Agee, Epilogue

Juror’s Purchase Award: Brandon Agee, Epilogue – black and white 35 mm film photograph

This piece reminds me of my own experience as a student at SPC (it was SPJC then)—sitting at a table with my head in a jumble while I tried to turn paper into sculpture in Mr. Hagenbucke’s Design 2 class. The photograph is disturbing in one sense, with all the crazy scribbles and the emotions these lines imply, but the beauty and order in the row of origami cranes lends a sense of hope to the image.

Best of Show: James Harper, Domesticated Hare

Best of Show: James Harper, Domesticated Hare – ceramic

I was impressed by the scale of this sculpture, as well as the strange elongation of the figure, which reminded me a bit of Beth Cavener’s work. Everything about it, from the figure’s penetrating (and judgmental) stare and the mottled surface to the realistic collar, works together to create one bizarre whole that I couldn’t stop looking at.

2020 SPC Annual Juried art exhibition

The Crossroads Gallery, located at the St. Petersburg College Clearwater Campus, is hosting the 22nd Annual Juried Art Show Exhibition for St. Petersburg College students. The artwork collection contains a variety of art mediums by current SPC students.  This exhibition is juried by Amanda Cooper, the Curator of Exhibitions from the Morean Arts Center. The reception and awards ceremony is on Wednesday March 18 from 6-8pm. The event is free and all are welcome. Crossroads Gallery show runs between February 25 to March 26, 2020 2465 Drew Street, Clearwater, FL 33765
  • Wednesday at 6pm March 18th we will announce the winners of:
    • Best of Show- $500
    • Juror’s Purchase Award- $400
    • First Place – $200
    • Second Place – $150
    • Third Place – $100
    • Merit Award (7) -$50
  • Gallery Hours:
    • Monday- Thursday, 9 am to 5 pm
    • Friday, 9 am to 2 pm
    • Saturday – Sunday, closed
This year we are showing fifty submissions. The art mediums range from architecture, ceramic, drawing, engineering, leather-work, painting, photography, three dimensional design, and woodwork.

Theater performance: The Laramie Project

The Laramie Project

Performances of The Laramie Project are presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. Performances will be at Saint Petersburg College Clearwater Campus Arts Auditorium on:

  • October 9-12 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • October 13 @ 2 p.m.
  • October 17-19 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • October 20 @ 2 p.m.

The prices are $10 for general admission, $5 for students and free for SPC students, faculty and staff.

THE STORY: In October 1998, a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten and left tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His bloody, bruised and battered body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later in an area hospital. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was the victim of this assault because he was gay. Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a year and a half, in the aftermath of the beating and during the trial of the two young men accused of killing Shepard. They conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town. Some people interviewed were directly connected to the case, while others were citizens of Laramie, and the breadth of the reactions to the crime is fascinating. Kaufman and Tectonic Theater members have constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience from these interviews and their own experiences in Laramie. THE LARAMIE PROJECT is a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable. ” https://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/single.asp?key=2955

AUDITIONS: THE LARAMIE PROJECT

Auditions for SPC students are August 21 and 22  at 5:00-8:00pm for “The Laramie Project” at the Saint Petersburg College Clearwater Campus Arts Auditorium. Actors please prepare a one minute dramatic monologue for the audition.

Performances of The Laramie Project is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. At Saint Petersburg College Clearwater Campus Arts Auditorium on:

  • October 9-12 @ 7:30pm, October 13 @ 2:00pm
  • October 17-19 @ 7:30pm, October 20 @ 2:00pm

The prices are $10.00 for general admission. $5.00 for students. Free for SPC Students/Faculty/Staff.

” THE STORY: In October 1998, a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His bloody, bruised, and battered body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later in an area hospital. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was the victim of this assault because he was gay. Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a year and a half, in the aftermath of the beating and during the trial of the two young men accused of killing Shepard. They conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town. Some people interviewed were directly connected to the case, while others were citizens of Laramie, and the breadth of the reactions to the crime is fascinating. Kaufman and Tectonic Theater members have constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience from these interviews and their own experiences in Laramie. THE LARAMIE PROJECT is a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable. ” https://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/single.asp?key=2955

Musical PIPPIN at the SPC theater

SPC Theater is excited to announce its high school/college summer musical – PIPPIN. June 28 and 29 at 7:30 pm. And a 2 pm showing on June 29 and 30. $15 general admission at the theater’s entrance at the SPC Arts Auditorium, Clearwater Campus 2465 Drew Street, Cleareater FL. 33765

After successful runs of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and URINETOWN (a Top 10 production in the Tampa Bay area), SPC is looking forward to producing another successful summer musical, PIPPIN.

PIPPIN is written by Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson. This musical follows the journey of Charlemagne’s son, Pippin, in his quest for the extraordinary life he believes he deserves (don’t we all?). Along the way a troupe of players help him find out what works and what doesn’t– leading to the players big “finale” for Pippin.

Originally produced on Broadway in 1972 and later successfully revived in 2013, PIPPIN has been wowing audiences for decades. Previously set in a traveling theater troupe (and in 2013 at a circus), SPC’s production will be slightly different. The musical will be set in a run-down museum exhibit about Charlemagne and his life with the exhibit coming to life to tell the story of Pippin.

Performances: Will be June 28 – 29 at 7:30 p.m. and June 29 – 30 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are available only at the door of the SPC Arts Auditorium, Clearwater Campus 2465 Drew Street, Clearwater FL. 33765

$15 General Admission ticket price | $10 student

SPC’s: students, faculty, and staff have free admission. Please have your SPC ID at the door to get one free ticket.

If you have questions call the SPC Clearwater Humanities, Theater & Fine-arts Department 727-791-2548

2019 SPC Annual Juried art exhibition

The Crossroads Gallery, located at the St. Petersburg College Clearwater Campus, is hosting the 21st Annual Juried Art Show Exhibition for St. Petersburg College students. This exhibition is juried by Nathan Beard, and features artworks made by current SPC students in all media.

The reception and awards ceremony is on Wednesday April 3rd from 6-8pm. The event is free and all are welcome.

Crossroads Gallery show runs between March 19 to April 4, 2019

2465 Drew Street, Clearwater, FL 33765

Wednesday at 6pm April 3rd we will announce the winners of:
Best of Show- $500
Juror’s Purchase Award- $400
First Place – $200
Second Place – $150
Third Place – $100
Merit Award (7) -$50

Gallery Hours:
Monday- Thursday, 9 am to 5 pm
Friday, 9 am to 2 pm
Saturday – Sunday, closed

This year we are showing fifty submissions. The art mediums range from ceramic, drawing, painting, three dimensional design, engineering, woodwork, leather-work, and photography

Ceramics Program Holds Third Annual Empty Bowls

Father and son eating lunch at Empty Bowls

St. Petersburg College Ceramics faculty and students, along with local business partner Highwater Clays, are putting on an Empty Bowls luncheon November 3, 2018 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. to benefit RCS Pinellas.

The luncheon will feature soup served in bowls made by SPC students, faculty, and local artists. Attendees will choose a bowl, and enjoy a meal of soup, bread and dessert. The bowl is yours to take home as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world.

Through this event we are helping our ceramics students to see that they can make positive change through their art and make a big impact in their local community.
This event is to raise funds for RCS, which provides food to 60,000 residents of Clearwater, 17,000 of whom are children.

Empty Bowls began in 1990 in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., where John Hartom, a high school teacher, his wife Lisa, and his students wanted to support a local food drive. One year later Empty Bowls developed into a project to support food banks, soup kitchens, and other organizations fighting hunger. John and Lisa formed the Imagine/Render group as a nonprofit organization to promote Empty Bowls.

Over the next 20 plus years, Empty Bowls has spread across the United States and other parts of the world. Last year’s event at the SPC Clearwater Campus raised more than $3,000 for RCS. This year we would like to raise significantly more!

We invite you to attend this fundraiser event. Tickets are available at the door or in advance.

Event details

When: Saturday, Nov. 3  2018, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: SPC Clearwater Campus; 2465 Drew St., Clearwater; Room ES 104
Questions: Contact Jonathan Barnes at barnes.jonathan@spcollege.edu

Want to help?

Interested in getting involved with great event? Please get in touch with Barnes, the Humanities and Fine Arts Chair at the Clearwater Campus, via email at  barnes.jonathan@spcollege.edu.

Empty Bowls at the Clearwater Campus

Preview student art that will be available at Empty Bowls Pinellas for RCS this Saturday from 11 am – 2 pm in ES104 at the St. Petersburg College Clearwater Campus. All proceeds support RCS in its mission to feed the hungry in Pinellas. http://stpe.co/emptybowls1028

Posted by St. Petersburg College on Monday, October 23, 2017