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Theodosia A. G. Tamborlane is the featured speaker at the May 9 edition of Coffee and Conversation at Dunedin Fine Art Center.

Coffee and Conversation series to present Theodosia A. G. Tamborlane

DUNEDIN — Artist Theodosia A. G. Tamborlane of Dunedin will take part in the monthly Coffee and Conversation series Thursday, May 9, noon, at Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin.

Admission to these relaxed talks is $5 per person and is free to current DFAC members. For information, call 727-298-3322 or visit www.dfac.org.

Tamborlane will present a program entitled “Abstract Art and You — Perfect Together.” She will provide a brief history of the development of Abstract Art in Europe and the USA during and after World War II and information on the difference between the POP Art movement and Abstract Art, both of which now flourish simultaneously. Tamborlane also will guide attendees through the pricing and purchasing process for abstract art in various mediums.

Tamborlane is an abstract artist and illustrator. Her paintings use dynamic colors and combine gestural movements with geometric lines and forms in a deliberative yet free spirited process in series paintings with particular themes. She studied at the Art Student League and the School of Visual Arts, both in New York City, and has exhibited her paintings in over 150 exhibitions in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida since 2008. She is on the board of the Florida Professional Association of Visual Artists.

Second Saturday ArtWalk set

ST. PETERSBURG — The Waterfront Arts District, Central Arts District, EDGE District, Grand Central District, and the Warehouse Arts District become one arts destination for the St. Petersburg Second Saturday ArtWalk on Saturday, May 11, 5 to 9 p.m.

The monthly event allows attendees to explore St. Petersburg’s five exciting arts districts as more than 40 artists’ studios and galleries open their doors. Many of ArtWalk galleries celebrate the opening of brand new exhibitions each month. It’s an exciting time to see new work by local and national artists, enjoy refreshments and often live music.

For a map and list of participants, visit www.stpeteartsalliance.org.

Opening reception set for second annual ‘ArtOut’ exhibit

GULFPORT — An opening reception for the third annual “ArtOut: LGBTQ Artists in Gulfport,” a group art exhibit, will take place Thursday, May 30, 7 p.m., in the atrium space of the Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. S., Gulfport.

Complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be offered. The reception is free and open to the public.

The exhibit will run May 30 through June 30 and will help celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month, featuring the work of several LGBTQ and allied visual artists living or working in or with ties to Gulfport. The show will include selected art work by a growing roster of artists including Cheryl Bell, Elissa Cardamone, Michael Chapman, Rick Coleman, Noah Enders, Eagle Finnegan, Eric Folsom, Janet Folsom, Eunice Fisher, Amy Howell, Cedar Kindy, Wesley Ray, Yolanda Roman, Debbie Stevenson, Doug Warren and Debbie Wolfe. Media represented in the exhibit will include acrylics, oils, watercolors, glass, ceramics, photography, mixed media and more.

ArtOut is part of a full month of programs sponsored by the LGBTQ Resource Center of the Gulfport Public Library to celebrate Pride Month in June. For a full schedule of Pride events, and for more information about the center, visit www.mygulfport.us/lgbtq-resources or email LGBTQGulfport@gmail.com. The resource center, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, was established in 2014 and is the first of its kind in a public library setting in Florida, providing collections, services and events throughout the year to the local LGBTQ community, its friends and family.

2nd Stage Dinner Theater to stage ‘Pizza, An Awkward Love Story’

CLEARWATER — “Pizza, An Awkward Love Story,” presented by 2nd Stage Dinner Theater, will run June 6 through July 28, at 407 Saturn Blvd., Clearwater.

Tickets are $36 a person and include dinner and show. Albanese Catering will be catering this show. Call 727-277-6953 or email tickets.2ndstage77@gmail.com.

In "Pizza, An Awkward Love Story,” boy meets girl, they talk, he decides to pop the question and when she finds out, she does everything to distract him from proposing.

Visit www.2ndstage77.com.

Tarpon Art Guild to host artist reception

TARPON SPRINGS — An artist reception for the Open Sky Studio exhibit, featuring work by Suzanne Murphy and Percy Kleinops, will take place Friday, May 10, 6 to 9 p.m., at Tarpon Art Guild, 161 E. Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs.

Light refreshments will be offered, free of charge.

In addition, The Tarpon Art Guild will be exhibiting artwork by their resident gallery artists during the month of May. Award-winning artists will include Frank Hipp, Anneke Hulstein, Patsy Renz, Heather Risley, and Petera Semple from Tarpon Springs; Sue McCubbin from Palm Harbor; Kathy Detrano and Jan Wojcik from New Port Richey; Mary Louise Pollock from Dunedin; Tom Wilke from Clearwater; Ruth Lovett from Oldsmar; Susan Duda and David Radden from Hudson, and our newest artist, Jane Collier from Land O’Lakes.

The Tarpon Art Guild is the newest art addition to Downtown Tarpon Springs, and exclusively features original artwork from local award-winning artists. For information, call 727-744-3323.

Gulf Coast Artists’ Alliance to present artist market

PINELLAS PARK — The Gulf Coast Artists’ Alliance Inc. will present its Fourth Saturday Artist Market Saturday, April 27, noon to 5 p.m., at GCAA Creative Zone, 5619 70th Ave. N., Pinellas Park.

Art, crafts and various art supplies will be for sale by members of the Gulf Coast Artists’ Alliance. For more information, email director@gcaa-fl.org or call 727-738-8010.

Central Park Performing Arts Center adds summer shows

LARGO — Central Park Performing Arts Center recently announced its 2019 Summer Music Series.

The CPPAC experience offers music and theatrical shows within an intimate setting throughout the year. Free and convenient parking is always available. Tickets are available at LargoArts.com or by phone at 727-587-6793. Central Park Performing Arts Center is at 105 Central Park Drive, Largo.

Following is a look at the 2019 Summer Music Series:

Emo Philips — Saturday, June 15, 8 p.m. Described by Jay Leno as "the best joke writer in America" and considered by many as one of the funniest people on the planet, Emo Philips continues to entertain the world with his unique comedic style. Emo's name has become part of our pop culture fabric with his award-winning comedy albums, cable TV specials and his many film appearances. Tickets range from $14.50 to $29.50 plus applicable service fee.

The Artimus Pyle Band — Friday, Aug. 23, 8 p.m. Honoring the music of Ronnie Van Zant's Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Artimus Pyle Band is led by the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and drummer from Lynyrd Skynyrd. Audiences should be prepared for an evening full of hits such as “Sweet Home Alabama,” “Saturday Night Special,” “Gimme Three Steps,” “That Smell,” “Simple Man,” “Call Me the Breeze” and “Freebird.” Tickets range from $24.50 to $39.50 plus applicable service fee.

The BoDeans — Sunday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m. The BoDeans have a remarkable 30-year career and have retained a loyal following like no other. Best known for their catchy single “Closer to Free” that became the theme song to the TV series “Party of Five,” the band also won Rolling Stone's Reader Poll for Best New American Band. They have opened for greats such as U2, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Tom Petty, George Thorogood, The Pretenders, David Bowie and numerous others. Tickets range from $24.50 to $39.50 plus applicable service fee.

ZOSO: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience — Saturday, Sept. 28, 8 p.m. ZOSO: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience formed in 1995 to perform the most accurate and captivating Led Zeppelin live show since the real thing. ZOSO embodies Page, Plant, Bonham and Jones in their spirit through tightly-wound talent and authenticity. Tickets range from $19.50 to $34.50 plus applicable service fee.

LGBTQ Resource Center film screening set

GULFPORT — The LGBTQ Resource Center at Gulfport Public Library will continue its monthly LGBTQ Film Series with a screening Thursday, May 9, 7 p.m., in the Friends Room at Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. S., Gulfport.

Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The film series is a free gathering to watch a film in the company of friends and neighbors on the second Thursday of each month.

For information, call 727-893-1074 or visit www.mygulfport.us/lgbtq-resources.

The LGBTQ Resource Center is a project of the nonprofit Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Public Library. The center provides collections, services and events throughout the year to the local LGBTQ community, its friends and family. Find out more about the center, the Circle of Friends and the library online at www.mygulfport.us/gpl.

Hard Country Rooster to play Tarpon Springs Sunset Beach Music Series

TARPON SPRINGS — Hard Country Rooster will perform Thursday, May 2, 7 to 9 p.m., at Sunset Beach, 1800 Gulf Road, Tarpon Springs.

Presented by the Tarpon Springs Recreation Division, AdventHealth North Pinellas and Gulf Coast Air Conditioning & Energy Improvements, the concert will feature honky-tonk, blues and rock and roll.

The Sunset Beach Music Series runs February through November on the first Thursday of the month. The event is free. Overflow parking and shuttle will be at Tarpon Springs High School. A shuttle runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Refreshments will be available to purchase. Pets and alcohol are prohibited.

For information, visit TSRDonline.com or call 727-942-5628.

Matinee Opera Players to present ‘Lights of Broadway’

PINELLAS PARK — The Matinee Opera Players will present “The Lights of Broadway” Sunday, April 28, 3 p.m., at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N., Pinellas Park.

Matinee Opera Players will perform favorite Broadway tunes and arias from well-known operas. The Theatre eXceptional Advanced Musical Theatre Troupe will be performing an excerpt from their production of “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Cabaret.”

Admission is free. For information, visit www.matineeoperaplayers.org.

Tampa Bay Symphony announces spring concert schedule

The Tampa Bay Symphony, under music director and conductor Mark Sforzini, will present its spring concerts Sunday, April 28, 2:30 p.m., at the St. Petersburg College Arts Auditorium, 2465 Drew Street in Clearwater; on Tuesday, April 30, 8 p.m., at the Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave. N. in St. Petersburg; and Sunday, May 5, 2:30 p.m., in Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center in Tampa.

The Sibelius “Mighty Second” Symphony, written in 1902, was inspired by Finns’ longing for their independence from Russia, not achieved until 1917. Waking Up Down at the Bottom of the Sea by Alejandro Rutty, the winner of the Tampa Bay Symphony’s third annual Composition Competition, has Latin American folk tropes that may represent the immigrant experience, like swimming in an unfamiliar medium, among the known and the unknown. This year there were 67 compositions entered from 15 countries. The winner of the 32nd Jack Heller Young Artist Competition, Bailey Michelle Collins, will perform the first movement of George Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F. Gershwin was showing that the new dance music called “jazz” could be elevated by symphonic arrangements.

The Tampa Bay Symphony, celebrating its 32nd season, has more than 80 classically-trained volunteer players, many of them music teachers. Tickets are $20 for adults and free for students with ID.

For additional information, visit www.TampaBaySymphony.com.

Studio 1212 Art Gallery to host opening reception for new show

CLEARWATER — A reception for the Black & White Show honoring artist William Pachner will take place Sunday, April 28, noon to 3 p.m., at Studio 1212 Art Gallery, 1405 Cleveland St., Clearwater.

Admission is free. Light refreshments will be available.

The gallery is open Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information, call 727-999-1524 or visit www.studio1212.org.