Thursday, July 30, 2009
Curator Christine Renc-Carter has asked me to kick off the Series with her on Saturday, August 8th, 11am – 12 noon. Our point of departure will be a discussion of A Close Shave, my piece in the exhibition. After that, any and all art subjects will be fair game.
Please join us for an hour of casual conversation in the intimate setting of the Florida International Museum galleries. RSVP (727) 341-7918. Coffee and pastries will be provided by Panera Bread.
Florida International Museum is located at 244 2nd Avenue North in St. Petersburg, (727) 341-7900. www.spcollege.edu/FIMuseum
This event is complimentary with price of museum admission.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
All work and no Saturday sit-down dinners makes this writer a cranky chap, so recently I gladly accepted friends' invitation to a dinner based on the cookbook Nigella Bites. Nigella Lawson is a British best selling author and host of Nigella Feasts and Nigella Express.
Our hosts, David and Carol Cortright, opened their wonderfully eclectic home and provided an assortment of creative cuisine. Carol Cortright, accomplished chef and writer herself, started the evening with watermelon daiquiris and Elvis Presley Sandwiches - great little appetizers of peanut butter and sliced bananas on white bread, all fried to a golden turn.
Kicking caution into the humid night, I promptly overindulged, leaving just enough room for the main course - eggplant ratatouille, a sublime mix of vegetables, herbs and garlic. A double helping and plump strawberry trifle for dessert sent this gourmand home sated and ready for the sack.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Here are a few of the artists who made Cool Art Show 2009 a rousing success. A record number of visitors came, saw and bought outstanding art from 80 talented artists. St. Petersburg's fabulous Coliseum became the perfect backdrop for a weekend that Florida thunderstorms could not even dampen.
Thanks to all who made it possible.
Artists from top: Lisa Glaser, Lee Jones, James Michaels, Jack Bond, Candace Ripoli, Barbara Hanson