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Social media on display in St. Pete during Tweetup at Dali Museum listen

08/12/11 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The St. Petersburg Dali Museum’s first social media night, Get Surreal, kicked off on Thursday August 11. Museum officials presented the art collection and its building to the social media scene and because of this new communication approach, the turnout was a success.

Over 200 people tweeted live using their smartphones and iPads and they scanned QR codes. Museum docent and volunteer Christine Paul said that these bar codes allow the audience to instantly learn...

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Hillsborough County Public Art Committee meets Friday listen

07/14/11 Olivia Kabat
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tomorrow Hillsborough County’s Public Art Committee will meet. According to their website, the Public Art Committee of Hillsborough County works to select, place, and maintain works of art throughout the county. The committee is in charge of the management and planning of the Public Art Program. Their mission is to visually enhance buildings and other public places and further the understanding of authentic artwork. The Public Art Committee me...

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Discussion with the director of Tampa's International Freethought Film Festival

05/11/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. On the first part of today's program we'll meet Andrea Steele who is executive director of the International Freethough Film Festival.

The event will take place at the Tampa Theatre, located at 711 Franklin Street in downtown Tampa, Florida, USA. Opening night begins at 7:30 pm on Friday May 13, 2011. The weekend-long event will run through Sunday, May 15th. Information on the program can be found at the Website of the [International ...

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Philanthropic Youth Tampa Bay raises money for art museum listen

02/18/11 Lachelle Roddy
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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With today’s economy, arts are often the first target of funding cuts. But young people have formed a new organization to raise money for the arts.

The Philanthropic Youth Tampa Bay gathered last night at the Tampa Museum of Art. They have helped to raise funds to purchase a film from New York artist Janet Briggs, to donate to the museum. The film, which depicts scenes of the melting Arctic, was introduced by Todd Smith, the executive director of the Tampa Museum of Art.

“Each of ...

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New Dali Museum Opens In St. Petersburg listen

01/11/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The new Salvador Dali Museum opened today in downtown St. Petersburg. The new home for one of the largest Dali collections in the world stands as a remarkable tribute to the artist.

Construction on the new Dali museum spanned over 23 months, but today the new building is finally open to the public. Two main focal points make this building particularly unique. The new museum was designed and constructed by the Beck Group. It boasts a glass enigma consisting of thousands of triangular glas...

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Live preview of new Salvador Dali Museum opening in St. Pete listen

01/10/11 Seán Kinane & Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tomorrow the new Salvador Dali Museum opens to the public in St. Petersburg. Our reporter, Janelle Irwin just toured the museum and is live on the scene.

"Hi Sean, I'm here in front of the new Salvador Dali Museum in downtown St. Petersburg. Beautiful building overlooking Tampa Bay that is set to open tomorrow beginning with a procession from the old building that will end here at the new building at around 10 a.m. They also have a ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled for noon tomorrow that ...

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Art and Africa create social change listen

01/21/10 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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While many may enjoy artistic expression simply for its own sake, others use art for the greater good. This spring Eckerd College is hosting a series of forums as part of its initiative called “The Plight and Promise of Africa.”

The college has set up a photography exhibit at the Poynter institute in St. Petersburg about the problems that women face in the Congo. Last night a group of teachers and community leaders accompanied the exhibit with a panel discussion called “The role of ...

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Hillsborough County Commission discusses art funding, local talent listen

01/06/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Today the Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners approved amendments to an ordinance that will likely curb the amount of money the county spends on public art. It can now constitute one percent or less of a public building’s project cost, and can go to zero in tough times. All projects will be capped at $150 thousand. But it was the inclusion of local artists - not the cuts – that were the big issue at today’s hearing. The issue drew an impassioned plea from activist Marilyn Smith....

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Perri Neri opens at Scarfone Gallery, U of Tampa listen

10/31/09 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Perri Neri will appear at University Tampa for the opening of a 3 UT alumni art show, including Perri, Chalet Comellas, and Rob Bovarnick. The show opens Friday, November 6th and runs through December 10th. The opening is from 7-9 pm and includes experimental dance by Susan Taylor Lennon. We talked about Perri's recent work which is rich in texture, color, and motion. Her former instructor at UT, Rebecca Skelton said, "Her early work foreshadowed the torrent of flesh and implied flesh tha...

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Public art unveiled on Tampa Riverwalk listen

09/22/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday

A new work of public art was dedicated in downtown Tampa this morning. A cenotaph and art installation called “Ceremonial Space” is located at the south end of Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park on the Riverwalk near the Tampa Bay History Center.

This is City Council member Linda Saul-Sena’s reaction: “The public art piece is an extraordinarily beautiful place to visit.”

Bob Haozous is a member of the War...

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