Window on Arts & Leisure: April 14, 2023 | Diversions – thqaftqlm

Window on Arts & Leisure: April 14, 2023 | Diversions

Coronary heart Breaker to play Performing Arts Heart

PINELLAS PARK — Coronary heart Breaker will carry out music from Coronary heart on Saturday, April 15, 8 p.m., on the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Heart, 4951 78th Ave., Pinellas Park.

Tickets are $17 prematurely. For info, name 727-369-5746 or go to

Coronary heart Breaker is the final word U.S. tribute to the band Coronary heart. This nationally touring act, based mostly in North Carolina, was introduced forth with the objective of enjoying every track with love, respect, and a real ardour for the unique materials. With Coronary heart Breaker, audiences not solely get all the best chart-topping hits by Coronary heart equivalent to “Alone,” “These Goals,” “Loopy for You,” and “Barracuda,” but additionally a style of the nice Led Zeppelin songs that impressed Coronary heart, usually performed on tour. The vocal energy delivered to bear on songs is second to none due to Staci McBeth and Joan Burton — Coronary heart Breaker’s “Ann and Nancy Wilson.”

The Coronary heart Breaker present is a full live performance expertise that’s certain to thrill and entertain any basic rock fan.

Shawn Dell Joyce portray reside at DFAC

DUNEDIN — Nationally-acclaimed artist Shawn Dell Joyce — who lately was awarded a 2023 Pinellas County Skilled Artist Grant — is portray reside on weekdays within the foyer of Dunedin Fantastic Artwork Heart, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin.

Joyce is portray Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 10 a.m. to midday, by April 28. The pastel artist and well-liked teacher is engaged on a large-scale colourful Florida panorama. Guests can ask questions or simply watch. On show within the gallery retailer is a collection of Joyce’s work made en plein air round Pinellas County, and as demonstrations in her lessons.

Whereas on the Dunedin Fantastic Artwork Heart, take a look at #SMF, the present exhibit that options the work of scholars, members, and school. These artistic endeavors have been created at DFAC. Joyce, and all of the gifted instructors at DFAC, have works on show on this exhibit.

Joyce leads a collection of plein air portray lessons referred to as Plein Air Journey round Pinellas County, and teaches workshops in drawing and portray throughout the nation. Beforehand, she based and ran a nonprofit plein air college in New York for 20 years, based mostly on the Hudson River Faculty which nonetheless exists immediately. She teaches lessons and workshops on plein air portray, and the Hudson River Faculty, and transcendentalism across the nation. Her work has been featured in magazines, museums, and galleries throughout the nation and has work in museums in New York and France.

Arts and Tradition Grant Program utility interval opens

ST. PETERSBURG — The appliance interval for town of St. Petersburg’s Arts and Tradition Grant Program started April 3 and closes on Friday, June 9, at 5 p.m.

For info on eligibility necessities and the grant utility, go to

Three ranges of funding alternatives starting from $7,500 to $22,000 will likely be obtainable for eligible arts-focused organizations. Award ranges will likely be based mostly on the group’s measurement and price range.

“Creating equitable alternatives for arts organizations of all sizes is a precedence in St. Petersburg,” mentioned Mayor Kenneth T. Welch. “Supporting and cultivating these organizations ensures intentional inclusivity for the humanities group, incomes us recognition as a Metropolis of the Arts.”

From established organizations to new teams that target rising inventive expressions, this system helps native organizations that contribute to the colourful cultural alternatives that serve the various residents of the St. Pete group. Grants fund eligible arts and tradition group actions accomplished between Oct. 1, 2023, and Sept. 30, 2024.

“I’m excited to proceed this program that gives funding to lots of our gifted and inventive native organizations,” Celeste Davis, town’s director of arts, tradition and tourism. “Their influence in our group is great, and I sit up for seeing the influence this subsequent spherical of funding can have in our group.” 

Downtown artwork stroll set

CLEARWATER — The Downtown Clearwater Artwork Stroll is obtainable third Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. The subsequent walks will happen on Saturday, April 15. Contributors meet their information on the Ring Cover Sculpture in entrance of the Outdated Metropolis Corridor at 112 S. Osceola Ave. Free parking is accessible within the Outdated Metropolis Corridor parking zone. The docent-led stroll covers the Cleveland Avenue hall and close by areas.

Attendees will stroll by downtown Clearwater whereas studying in regards to the metropolis’s vibrant public artwork scene. Throughout the hour lengthy stroll, contributors will see no less than 20 artwork installations together with sculptures, murals, artwork wrapped sign packing containers, pavement artwork and storm drain murals.

Excursions are organized by the Clearwater Arts Alliance.

Tickets are for the Downtown Clearwater Artwork Stroll are $10 prematurely or $15 the day of the tour. To register, go to For details about the group, go to or e-mail

Ruth Eckerd Corridor Refrain to carry out

CLEARWATER — The Marcia P. Hoffman Faculty of the Arts at Ruth Eckerd Corridor will current the Ruth Eckerd Corridor Refrain Spring Live performance on Saturday, April 15, at 7 p.m., within the Murray Theatre at Ruth Eckerd Corridor, 1111 McMullen Sales space Highway, Clearwater.

The refrain efficiency will likely be carried out by Yohance Wicks, Marcia P. Hoffman music division chair. The live performance will rejoice the sounds of spring because the Ruth Eckerd Corridor Refrain performs songs by artists equivalent to Stephen Sondheim, Paul McCartney, John Denver, Enya and extra. Tickets are on sale now.

The Ruth Eckerd Corridor Refrain, previously often called the Clearwater Refrain, is the grownup refrain of Ruth Eckerd Corridor’s Marcia P. Hoffman Faculty of the Arts and is comprised of members ages 18 and older. Along with performing all through the group, the refrain has carried out at sporting occasions and most lately carried out the nationwide anthem previous to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sport on Dec. 18, 2022. The refrain has additionally toured in Europe, Carnegie Corridor and appeared alongside the Florida Orchestra, Linda Eder, Andy Williams and John Tesh.

The Ruth Eckerd Corridor Refrain is at all times welcoming new faces and voices every season. To be taught extra in regards to the refrain and easy methods to register, e-mail rehedu@rutheckerdhall.web or name 727-712-2706.

Tickets priced at $10 can be found on the field workplace at Ruth Eckerd Corridor, by calling 727-791-7400 or by visiting

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