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If you’re looking for kick ass art that raises money and awareness for social and environmental causes, you’re in the right fucking place.

causeflowers: pride

For this installation, Steph has created giant felt dahlia sculptures designed to represent pride flags from the LGBTQ community. Artist Steph Hargrove has this to say about the exhibition, “I was inspired by recent legislation both in Florida and throughout the United States to create a bright and bold celebration of the queer community on gallery walls and beyond. Every Pride CauseFlower sold generates a donation to The Trevor Project, which advocates and provides support services for LGBTQ youth.”

See the Pride CauseFlowers at the Morean Arts Center through August 31st, 2023.

Want to make your own? Join Steph at the CauseFlower workshop on August 26th at the Morean Arts Center.

dissent dahlias

See the dahlias and support access to abortion!

Dissent Dahlias is an installation featuring nine framed works inspired by the overturning of Roe vs. Wade in June of 2022. Nine pieces were created to represent the nine Supreme Court justices. The text featured in the paintings is taken directly from the dissent written by Justices Kagan, Sotomayor, and Breyer in the Dobbs decision. Dahlias were chosen because they represent strength in the face of adversity. 

 collect your thoughts

Steph is thrilled to announce that she and fellow creative Rose Cervantes have been awarded a $10,000 Pinellas Recovers grant for their project Collect Your Thoughts.

Steph and Rose built 100 art boxes full of collage supplies, co-authored an art journaling guidebook, and hosted six public events where adults residing in South St. Pete joined them on the journey to improved mental health through the practice of art journaling.

Our grant project has ended, but the journey is just beginning. Steph and Rose are now working to create retreats, workshops, and new art boxes that will be available both for sale and free of charge through scholarships and donations. Current launch date is Summer of 2024.

Collect Your Thoughts is produced with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, Creative Pinellas,
and the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners.

feedback: a childhood hunger installation

Feedback: pinellas county generated a donation for

4,800 meals.

Feedback will return to bring hunger awareness and funds to new locations.

Feedback is an art installation featuring 3,404 "plates" made from food packaging waste.

Each plate represents 10 children who are food insecure in pinellas county, fl.

A wood tabletop mounted to the gallery wall allows viewers to “put food on the table”. A $10 donation allows visitors to add a food sticker to the tabletop and provides 50 meals to hungry families through Feeding Tampa Bay.

30 minutes

30 minutes is a 432 square foot art installation consisting of 2700 leaf shapes made from collected chipboard waste.

These 2700 leaves represent the 2700 acres of rainforest lost to deforestation every 30 minutes.

The exhibit has come to an end and I’m so excited to share that 30 Minutes

saved 43 acres

of rainforest permanently through Rainforest Trust.

it's not too late to take action! let's save acres of rainforest together.

You can become a physical part of this ongoing art piece as well as a permanent part of the effort to save rainforests!

The 30 Minutes installation at Creative Pinellas has ended, but the leaves will continue to be displayed in future installations. Plans include an increase to 60 minutes (double the leaves!), new gallery spaces, and leaves traveling up walls and on ceilings.

Every ‘add your name’ leaf stays with the project permanently, because your purchase permanently saves one acre of rainforest.

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