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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.
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.
Portions of this installation are currently on display in the Arts Annual at the Gallery at Creative Pinellas through December 31st, 2022.
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 have built 100 art boxes full of collage supplies, written an art journaling guidebook, and are hosting six public events where adults residing in South St. Pete can join them on the journey to improved mental health through the practice of art journaling.
Work for the program began in February 2022, and the project will culminate in an art show featuring images from art journals in January 2023.
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
Feedback will return in 2022 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 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
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.