Issue 04-17

New Murals Decorate Crescent Heights

Photo by Andrejka Photography

After 18 months of planning and painting, Crescent Heights Neighborhood Association unveiled two new murals in the Crescent Lake area Sunday, April 2. The beautification project is comprised of more than 500 hours of volunteer time and a $12,000 grant from the City of St. Petersburg. “The process started with finding walls where we could decorate, bring vibrancy and a little personality to one of the best neighborhoods in the city,” says Thomas Patrick, President of the CHNA, “it’s a huge community effort supporting small business and local artists.”

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Issue 04-17

The St. Pete Store & Visitors Center Is For Locals Too!

St Pete Store & Visitor Center

The store began as a way for the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce to showcase community artists and makers. Since then, the concept has taken off and exceeded expectations. Last year they saw more than 16,000 visitors! And they plan to see even more this year. Tourists and locals love it! In fact, Coordinator Shelli Hemans, explains that her biggest concern is keeping up with demand for new artists. “Some stop by just to see what’s new which is why we update our inventory at least every quarter,” says Hemans.

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Issue 03-17

Local Artist Spotlight: Ella Jet

Ella Jet

If you’ve been to Ruby’s Elixir on a Saturday night between 6:30 and 9:30, you may have had the pleasure of listening to the spellbinding voice of St. Pete native, Ella Jet. Despite being just 18 years old, her self-written songs coupled with her folk rock vibe sound more like the wise words of an old soul.

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Issue 02-17

Local Artist Spotlight: Perry deVick

Perry deVick: Rough Around The Edges, Oil on Canvas 30”x24”

Perry has been an artist since she first picked up a crayon. She strengthened her desire to be a working artist in a high school Arts magnet program, before getting a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota. She then ran a gallery, Studio 1411, in Village of the Arts, Bradenton.

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ArtGreater WoodlawnIssue 01-17

Local Artist Spotlight: Nathan Beard

Exit Music #46 (Slowdown) by Nathan Beard

Confluence of Origins is a continuation of local artist, Nathan Beard’s Exit Music series.

In this series, Nathan uses masking tape as a dry resist representing conscious deliberation or will. The serpentine gesture is meant to evoke the march of time and infinity, and is a visual metaphor for the energies at work forming and reforming all we see and experience. His paintings are personal meditations upon interconnectedness, the power derived through transformation and the nature of consciousness.

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