Arts and Entertainment

Tampa Bay History Center Opens Largest-Ever Exhibition Of Florida Cartography

Tampa Bay History Center Opens Largest-Ever Exhibition Of Florida Cartography

By Kathy L. Collins As Florida celebrates the quincentenary (500 hundred years) of Ponce de Leon’s 1513 landing on Florida’s shores, the Tampa Bay History Center presents Charting the Land of Flowers: 500 years of Florida Maps. The exhibition opens on Saturday, September 21. This is the most comprehensive exhibition of Florida cartography ever presented.(…)

Test Your Luck At Casino Night At The Regent

Test Your Luck At Casino Night At The Regent

By Kathy L. Collins Test your luck at the Seffner Relay for Life Team’s Casino Night at The Regent on Thursday, October 3 from 7 to 10 p.m. The Regent is located at 6437 Watson Rd. in Riverview. All money raised at this event benefit the American Cancer Society’s local efforts. Tickets for Casino Night(…)

Dice Are Ready To Roll At Center Place “Beach Blanket Bunco For The Arts”

Dice Are Ready To Roll At Center Place “Beach Blanket Bunco For The Arts”

By Kathy L. Collins You can support Center Place and the arts by attending Center Place’s “Beach Blanket Bunco For The Arts.” This fun event will be held on Thursday, September 19 beginning at 6:30 p.m. A donation of $20 gets you dinner, refreshments and several lively rounds of bunco. Advance tickets are available at(…)

Colleen Justin Is A Talented And Diverse Artist Whose Work Is Now Featured At The Bruton Memorial Library

Colleen Justin Is A Talented And Diverse Artist Whose Work Is Now Featured At The Bruton Memorial Library

By Kathy L. Collins The current exhibit at the Bruton Memorial Library in Plant City features the beautiful artwork of Colleen Justin, a long-time Plant City resident and artist. Justin exhibits 11 pieces which show her versatile style. Justin uses mostly oil and watercolor in her paintings. She is a well-rounded artist who chooses a(…)

The Florida Museum Of Photographic Arts Wants You To Participate In One Day Tampa Bay 2013

The Florida Museum Of Photographic Arts Wants You To Participate In One Day Tampa Bay 2013

By Kathy L. Collins The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts (FMoPA) has issued a call to photographers (professional and amateur) to photograph our community on Saturday, September 21 during the One Day Tampa Bay 2013. This is an annual event that FMoPA wants to use to create a dynamic and reflective documentation of our city(…)

Get Set For Twin Lakes’ 5th Annual Art In The Park

Get Set For Twin Lakes’ 5th Annual Art In The Park

By Kathy L. Collins Zeina Park, Twin Lakes’ beautiful community park in Valrico, is the perfect setting for an art festival. On Saturday, September 28, the 5th Annual Art in the Park will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Twin Lakes is located east of Lithia Pinecrest Rd. at the end of Bloomingdale(…)

Dinosaur World Introduces New Shows For 15th Year

Dinosaur World Introduces New Shows For 15th Year

By Michelle Harris Dinosaur World launches its 15th anniversary celebration with remarkable new exhibits and activities based on the company’s core strengths and commitment to education, entertainment and customer service. “Visitors get a rare look at some of the most feared predators ever to walk the planet,” said Marlene Svensson, General Manager of Dinosaur World.(…)

Congregation Beth Shalom Presents Stage Drama to Prepare for Jewish High Holy Days

Congregation Beth Shalom Presents Stage Drama to Prepare for Jewish High Holy Days

Staff Report Congregation Beth Shalom will present the play “Dedication”, the fifth in a series of original stage dramas written and directed by congregant Anna Brubaker. Serious, yet tinged with light-hearted comedy, the play follows a small group of friends and relatives through one long, trying day that will test their relationships and emotions in(…)

Music Showcase And The Florida Academy Of Performing Arts Announce New Musical Theatre & Acting Programs

Music Showcase And The Florida Academy Of Performing Arts Announce New Musical Theatre & Acting Programs

By Kathy L. Collins Music Showcase and The Florida Academy of Performing Arts (FAoPA) are offering several new and exciting programs this fall. Class schedules vary but some start as early as September 3. Adult Theatre is a group forming to help students who have graduated high school and want to continue acting, singing and(…)

Jennie Sikora-Muehl Is A National Ceramic Artist Who Creates Beautiful And Useable Art Here In The Local Area

Jennie Sikora-Muehl Is A National Ceramic Artist Who Creates Beautiful And Useable Art Here In The Local Area

By Kathy L. Collins Jennie Sikora-Muehl is a wonderfully talented ceramic artist from Riverview. Sikora-Muehl recently learned that her artwork will be featured, along with a number of well-known National Ceramic Artists, in the Arizona State University Museum Store. The works will include candle sticks, butter dishes, bowls, platters, cups and olive dishes. Her work(…)