Category: Visual Arts

SPC Environmental Society hosts Valentween fundraiser Feb. 29

Butterfly garden

If you like Halloween and Valentine’s Day, then you’ll love Valentween, a fundraising event on Feb. 29, from noon to 2 p.m. at St. Petersburg College’s Downtown Center. Sponsored by the Environmental Society, proceeds of this event will go to the campus earth garden, and for Mission Blue, an ocean conservation group that promotes a … Continue reading SPC Environmental Society hosts Valentween fundraiser Feb. 29

Design students use digital fabrication technology to design and build chairs

During the summer of 2015, Jonathan Barnes and Kim Kirchman (SPC Clearwater Faculty) built two X-Carve CNC routers to teach students about digital fabrication technology. These pieces of equipment are computer controlled routers that cut wood based on lines designed on the computer in Adobe Illustrator.  The machines are open source, upgradable, modifiable, and will … Continue reading Design students use digital fabrication technology to design and build chairs

Tarpon Springs Student Art Show winners announced

St. Petersburg College’s Tarpon Springs Campus hosted the 13th Annual Student Art Show Charrette, April 29-May 2. Best in show was awarded to Linda Sanchez for her Drawing, Reversal Conduct, (above) which will be on display at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art (LRMA) for the next few weeks. (Other winners are listed below.) Students in the … Continue reading Tarpon Springs Student Art Show winners announced

NCECA 2015 conference, plus art and technology

Two weeks ago Kim Kirchman and I had the pleasure of going to the National Council of Education on Ceramic Arts Conference (NCECA) in Providence, RI.  We try to attend the conference every year so that we can stay current with trends in the ceramics world, both with education and studio practice. This allows us … Continue reading NCECA 2015 conference, plus art and technology

Artist Eva Champagne visits SPC Ceramics

On March 19 and 20, the St. Petersburg College’s Ceramics Studio at the Clearwater Campus of SPC hosted Eva Champagne,  a visiting artist from Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Fl. During her two-day workshop,  Champagne worked on a number of ceramic pieces, including two large sculptures. She shared her construction techniques and decoration methods in … Continue reading Artist Eva Champagne visits SPC Ceramics

Tarpon Springs Student Art Show Charrette winners announced

The Tarpon Springs Campus at St. Petersburg College hosted its Fall 2014 Student Art Show Charrette Dec. 3-6. The winning artwork will be on display at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art Dec. 14-Jan. 18 in the museum’s Interactive Gallery. Now in its 13th year, the show exhibited artwork created by students at the campus during … Continue reading Tarpon Springs Student Art Show Charrette winners announced

Inaugural Arts & Entertainment speed networking event a success

Students, staff and industry professionals in the field of art and entertainment discuss the industry, their goals and ongoing projects during the Arts & Entertainment Speed Networking Event on Thursday, Oct. 9 at the St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus.

More than 70 students had a date with their future during the St. Petersburg College Arts & Entertainment speed networking event at the St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus on Thursday, Oct. 9. Students got to strengthen their career networks with representatives from WMNF, Gasparilla Music Festival, the Mahaffey Theater, the Palladium, local music schools, and SPC’s fine … Continue reading Inaugural Arts & Entertainment speed networking event a success