Addiction: Empathy or Disdain?
The Social Justice Roundtable Discussion Series The Studio@620 invites you to the latest installment of the Social Justice Roundtable Discussion Series ”Addiction: Empathy or Disdain?“on Wednesday July 16, 2014 at 7:00 PM The evening will feature ”A Flower for Alex“, a one-act play exploring the dynamics and conflicting views that arise within a family dealing with the consequences of addiction. Playwright Chuck Reigle, a St Petersburg resident, will be among the participants in a panel discussion after the play. In ”A Flower for Alex“, siblings fall on either side of the equation with regard to the role that addiction played in the death of a loved one. Empathy or Disdain.....where do you stand? Come explore the issue with us. Light hors d'oeuvres will be provided.
Studio@620 and Erin Tracy
The Studio@620 presents “Foreign / Familiar Cities”, a hybrid of dance theatre and film by choreographer Erin Tracy and based onInvisible Cities by Italo Calvino. Live dance integrates seamlessly with dance film shot on location in iconic settings around Tampa Bay and in exotic environments across the globe. Tampa Bay Food Truck Rally will also be featured at the event, offering cuisine from some of the foreign and familiar locations seen in the film. “Foreign / Familiar Cities” features performances from local circus and dance notable Kurt Krynski and Spec Performance’s Erin N Tracy. The piece also includes original music by New York composer Matt roi Berger. Join us for an evening of movement, travel, adventure, and delicious food! This performance is made possible through generous support from The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Studio@620, Tampa Bay Food Truck Rally, and Kickstarter supporters.
Guitarist Michael Chapdelaine
Studio@620, Michael Chapdelaine, and Nate Najar
The Studio@620 invites you to an evening of amazing musical performance by guitarist Michael Chapdelaine with special guest Nate Najar on Friday April 25, 2014 at 7:00 PM. During this event, each of these talented gentlemen will play some solo numbers, both classical and otherwise, and then they will play a duet or two together. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity! Admission is $20, students and seniors $15. Michael Chapdelaine won the world's top competitions in both “fingerstyle” and “classical" guitar”, the 1998 National Fingerpicking Champion and the Guitar Foundation of America International Classical Guitar Competition. He is the only person to ever have won both awards! And of course Nate Najar is well known both locally and internationally and is a beloved favorite performer at The Studio!
Journey to Greatness
Studio@620 and Sir Brock
The Studio@620 presents “Journey to Greatness”, the first of six Project GenYes! artist accelerator programs funded by a grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. “Journey to Greatness” is a new work by creator, art maker, and force Sir Brock about self-discovery in which he transforms his triumphant life struggles into empowering works of art. It features an ensemble of spectacular dancers, a multimedia installation and original music created by Nico Warren and Ryan Copeland of Nic & Ryan Productions in collaboration with Sir Brock. Blending the urban experience, the African diaspora, the avant-garde, pop culture, and classical movement, Sir Brock aims to empower people to live masterfully; creating the lives they yearn to live. “Being great is not a destination, it is an awareness and a direct connection to your true self.”—Sir Brock
See. Hear. Feel.
A multi-sensory experience focusing on Alzheimer’s disease by Mark Feinman. You’re invited to witness and experience eight collaborative art installations that include photographs from Rossie Newson, poems by Gloria Muñoz and music by La Lucha. Each artist will perform and speak about their involvement in this collaborative event. Partial proceeds from admissions will benefit the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute, which is dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. There will be an open gallery hour on Sunday from 3–4 PM for folks who would like to view the artwork but who are not able to stay for the full performance. Performance will begin at 4 PM that day.
Small Brains En Masse
Studio@620 and Dennis Hlynsky
The Studio@620 invites you to experience a profound merging of technology and creativity and immerse yourself in a unique video installation. The title of the exhibition, “small brains en masse”, represents the past, present and future aspects of Dennis’s art. It is not a critical statement. It is a statement of wonder and intrigue that integrates and extends future studies by Dennis to include our very own St. Petersburg. Dennis Hlynsky is a US-based Artist, Designer and Professor at Rhode Island School of Design. “Nothing I am doing with these video recordings is complex or new. There is nothing new under the sun. The internet has given us tools to track our data exhaust —I am afraid in the future we will be comparing any creative thought we have to thousands of similar hits from a google search.” —Dennis Hlynsky
Uncovered" Power of the Being
Studio@620 and Alex Jones
“Uncovered: Power of the Being” explores the journey to empowerment. Directed and choreographed by Alex Jones, this dance-theatre work tells the stories of five individuals as they venture from a place of powerlessness to find a source of their own personal power. This interactive dance theatre work will integrate film, photography, original artwork, and digital media to completely immerse the performance space physically, audibly, and visually. The evening will also include a special new work, “I Still Feel”, dedicated to Project GenYes! mentor Sharon Scott. Come and join the story circle October 10th, 11th, and 12th at the Studio@620 and uncover your own Power.
A Conversation with Trees
Studio@620 and Daniel Blignaut
The Studio@620 presents “A Conversation with Trees”, an exhibit of original artwork by Daniel Blignaut. January 19-February 2, 2013 “In my latest work, I return to the subject of trees, which has fascinated me since childhood. Instead of a representational depiction, I employ something similar to an Iconographic template to portray their presence, complexity, and majesty. In “A Conversation with Trees,” I explore the visual nature of my subject matter by expressing it in a variety of textures. The chess board pattern which has always been a dominant symbol in my art now inhabits a new role as part of the broader language of pattern and texture.”— Daniel Blignaut
AF Dance Theatre II
Studio@620, Chase Adin, and Chris Ferguson
The Studio@620 welcomes the return of choreographer/director Chase Adin and composer Chris Ferguson as they present AF DANCE THEATRE II, celebrating their 5 years of collaboration. This event will premier four new works and a critically-acclaimed work from the duo’s past repertoire, and will highlight guest choreographer DeMario Henry and the VYB Dance Company. Works range from the comedic “White Man Can’t Dance”, to a dramatic story about love “The Meaning of Time”, to an exploration of sacred rituals in “Sky Burial”.
An Intimate Collaboration
Studio@620 and The Florida Orchestra
The Florida Orchestra at The Studio@620 Each performance will include musical and theatrical elements connected by a common theme. All events begin at 7:00 PM at The Studio@620, doors open at 6:20 PM. Reservations are accepted by phone at 727-895-6620 as seating is limited. Suggested donation of $10 payable at the door. This series has grown to be fantastically popular so please don’t wait to reserve your space! January 23, 2013 “All The World’s A Stage” February 20, 2013 “Hidden Gems” March 7, 2013 “Harlem Renaissance” May 15, 2013 “Romantic Revival”
Celebrate The Harlem Renaissance Initiative
Ron Bobb-Semple performs “The Spirit of Marcus Garvey” at The Studio on February 12-13 and there will be a film screening of “Harlem in Montmartre” and a discussion with the film’s Executive Producer Charles Hobson held at the Museum of Fine Arts on February 15, 2013. The Spirit of Marcus Garvey Doors open at 7 PM, Performance at 7:30 PM at The Studio@620, Feb. 12-13, All seats $15. This performance is not to be missed as Ron truly brings the spirit of Jamaican Activist Marcus Garvey to life. For Black History Month 2001, Bobb-Semple was the voice of Garvey in the PBS Special Film, “Marcus Garvey: Look For Me In The Whirlwind.” Harlem in Montmartre Reception at 6:30 PM, Film Screening at 7:00 PM at The Museum of Fine Arts, Feb. 15, All seats $10 Harlem in Montmartre tells the story of the musicians who left America to create the jazz age in Paris between the First and Second World Wars. This remarkable performance- driven documentary features the stories and music of such key figures as Josephine Baker, Sidney Bechet, Django Reinhardt and more. The Museum of Fine Arts is located at 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 RSVP by calling 727-895-6620. A limited number of Red Member Tickets will be accepted for each of these events.
Studio@620 and Alex Jones
The Studio@620 welcomes the return of Alex Jones as he presents “CONTACT” on November 23 and 24, 2013. “CONTACT”, an original dance work choreographed by Alex Jones, is centered around the idea that nothing is more powerful than the human touch. As the evening progresses, you’ll witness how someone’s touch can ease an awkward greeting between strangers, spark a confrontation, and rebuild a special bond between friends. Alex is honored to be joined by USF College of Arts Dance Department Alumni, Kyra Ruston, and Yow Dance Company Member, David Lambert-McMichael, for thrilling dance work. If you witnessed Alex’s prior performance at The Studio in 2011 then you know you're in for an evening of amazing quality. If you missed that show then don't miss this one!
Don Juan in Hell
Studio@620 and George Bernard Shaw
Join us for staged readings of “Don Juan in Hell”, which consists of a philosophical debate between Don Juan and the Devil, presented at The Dali Museum on Nov. 12-13 and The Studio@620 on Nov 15-16, 2013. The readings will include the talents of John Fleming (Tampa Bay Times Performing Arts Critic), Todd Olson (Artistic Director of American Stage Theatre), David Warner (Editor of Creative Loafing) and Roxanne Fay (Three times Creative Loafing’s Best Actress award winner) under the direction of Bob Devin Jones (Artistic Director of the Studio @ 620). Performances will be underscored by guest musicians Ella Fredrickson, Cello and Irv Goldberg, Bass.
Studio@620 and Alice Ferrulo
The Studio@620 presents Alice Ferrulo in a new production of her original work of performance art,“DON’T 3”. Through the character of Lisette, very simply, “DON’T 3” examines the command of “DON’T” as affliction, revenge and empowerment. Alice Ferrulo is image-maker and founder of Black Horse Theatre...dark at its brightest. Black Horse Theatre is committed to addressing the human state of being. It uniquely draws upon components of dance, theater and film to create signature images that are urgent and impactful. Always intimate and vulnerable, the work is set forth in hopes of rattling the mind and spirit. General Admission $15/ Student and Senior Admission $13. A limited number of Studio@620 Membership Tickets will be accepted for admission to this production. Please call 727-895-6620 to RSVP.
Grief to Gratitude
Studio@620 and Sharon Britton
The Studio@620 welcomes emerging artist Sharon Britton as she presents some of her most recent work. “Grief to Gratitude” consists of a series of paintings and will be on display April 13-20, 2013 with an artists reception on Saturday April 13 from 6-9 PM. Gallery Hours are Tuesday-Saturday 12-4 PM. Admission is free and open to the public. “I am a painter who believes there is an artist inside everyone seeking to express his or her own unique impressions of the various inputs of our reality, how we view our individual experiences in a shared world. I see my art as a continuing abstract self-portrait. After I create the pieces and meditate on them, they seem to illuminate some aspect of my life.” www.sharonbritton.com
Home Fires Burning
Studio@620 and Roxanne Fay
Join us as we premiere two new haunting stories about the fierce fight to reclaim and hold on to that most elemental human need- a place of one’s own- told by two unique and surprising women. Performed by Betty-Jane Parks and Roxanne Fay.
If You Could Speak My Language
Studio@620 and Claudia Strano
The Studio@620 invites you to view a series of recent artwork, “If You Could Speak My Language”, by St. Petersburg artist Claudia Strano. An opening reception with musical performance by Imani Woomera will be held Friday December 13 from 6-9 PM, admission is free and open to the public. This series was unintentional. It evolved over a time when all my senses were put to the test. This series was an escape valve, a way to communicate when speech was almost impossible. When I fought breast cancer 3 years ago, I caved into the one thing I know best—my art. —Claudia Strano
Jake Troyli: Emerging Artist
Studio@620 and Jake Troyli
The Studio@620 introduces emerging artist Jake Troyli with an exhibition of original oil paintings on canvas and hand drawn pen and ink illustrations. Everyone has a secret dream. How do you leave one talent to pursue another? Find out with us as Jake branches out to pursue his hidden passion for art. Meet the artist during the opening reception, Friday August 16, 2013 from 6-9 PM. Admission is free and open to the public.
John Lamb Birthday Celebration
Nate Najar and The Studio@620 invite you to attend a birthday party for a living legend, Mr. John Lamb! John is a virtuoso performer bassist who performed with the Duke Ellington Orchestra for more than ten years and has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for his career as a musician and educator. Come jazz it up with John as he celebrates 80 swingin' years! The evening will include performances by: Kenny Drew Jr Nate Najar Trio La Lucha Ray Biscoglia An open jam session will be held following the scheduled performances, local musicians are invited to participate! The fun begins at 7:30 PM, admission is free and open to the public. Come raise a glass and celebrate! RSVP to The Studio@620 by calling 727-895-6620
Lost in the Wilderness
Studio@620 and Coralette Damme
The Studio@620 presents “Lost in the Wilderness”, recent artworks by local artist and printmaker Coralette Damme. Exploring hidden meanings, seeking direction, interpreting personal symbols, accepting cosmic instruction, and the search for self. The exhibit will feature images created in a variety of media with emphasis on linocut and silkscreen printing techniques.
Memoirs of a Painted Woman
Studio@620 and Karleigh Chase
Studio@620 and Nikki Devereux
The Studio@620 invites you to view “Opus Rouge”, an exhibit of original mixed media artworks by local fashion photographer Nikki Devereux. Meet the artist during the opening reception, Friday July 12 from 6-9 PM. Artwork remains on display until July 27 during gallery hours, Tuesdays-Saturdays from 12-4 PM. Admission is free and open to the public. “This mixed media fashion project has evolved from a simple attempt to discover beauty in unusual places, to a full fledged exploration of myself, my world, my emotions, the very core of my being. Art and photography have permeated my life to such an extent that they are a part of the very core of my being. Art nourishes me.” — Nikki Devereux
Studio@620 and John Logan
By John Logan Directed by Ryan James Monroe
The Story: Master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art, a series of murals for New York’s famed Four Seasons Restaurant. Rothko faces the agonizing possibility that his crowning achievement could also become his undoing. Raw and provocative, RED is a searing portrait of an artist’s ambition and vulnerability as he tries to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting. Featuring Keven Renken as Mark Rothko and Dacey McNally as Ken. Assistant Director: Amanda De La Cruz
Saenz of Attraction
Studio@620 and Josue Saenz
The Studio@620 fosters a new generation of local creativity with frequent exhibitions of emerging artists’ work. “Saenz of Attraction” is the latest in this series of events highlighting alternative points of view and millennial perspectives. Audience members can expect to confront their own attitudes about human sexuality, with a variety of paintings, crafts, and a few little surprises throughout the evening. We invite people to come in, expand their minds, and witness the simplicity of true, unbridled sensuality- not to mention the accomplishments of a fresh, free-thinking young artist with a very diverse set of skills. The opening reception will include live models turned into walking works of art with complete body paintings. NOTE: This exhibit will contain mature subject matter
The Odd Couple
Studio@620 and Neil Simon
The Studio@620 invites you to their unique production of Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple”, directed by Lisa Tricomi. Don’t miss St. Pete’s oddest couple of friends: Nate Najar as neurotic neat freak Felix Ungar and Bob Devin Jones* as the slovenly sportswriter Oscar Madison. Longtime Studio@620 familiars Bonnie Agan* and Sharon Scott* enhance the ensemble with roles as the Pigeon Sisters.
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