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Eckerd College hosts an all-day celebration of the arts

Rarely does an arts event offer something for everyone, but Eckerd College in St. Petersburg does just that on Saturday during an all-day celebration of the arts. A visual arts show, musical performances, poetry and fiction readings, and Legally Blonde, The Musical will be on the campus, and it's all free.

Students, faculty and staff have come together to present a rich selection of creativity that will tempt you to stay for the day on the college's lovely campus at 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. The only event requiring tickets (though they're free) is Legally Blonde, and the tickets will be available throughout the day while they last.

Here's the lineup:

'The Invisible Elephant: Paintings and Sculpture by Theo Wujcik and Kirk Ke Wang': The exhibition comes after a successful run at the Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland, featuring two of the finest artists in the bay area. See it on Saturday or through December 7 in the Elliot Gallery. Meet the artists at a gallery talk Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the gallery.

Organ Recital by Thomas Hall: Hall, an alumnus of Eckerd and now an instructor there, will perform a program spanning four centuries that will include works by Bach, Messiaen and Mendelssohn from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m. at Wireman Chapel.

Readings in Poetry and Fiction by Jon Chopan and Jay Baron Nicorvo: Both writers will read from their collections from 2:45 to 4 p.m. at Roberts Music Center.

Chamber Music Concert: Flutist Barbara Prescott, clarinetist David Irwin and pianist Brent Douglas will perform works by Faure, Ibert, Saint-Saens, Emanuelle and Shostakovich from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Roberts Music Center.

'Legally Blonde, The Musical': Elle Woods brings her Delta Nu vibe to Harvard Law School in this musical based on the hit movie. There's also the adorable dog, but for this show it's a stuffed toy. The Saturday show is at 8 p.m. at Bininger Theatre, but if you miss it, other performances are Sunday at 2 p.m., Nov. 15-17 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. Pick up free tickets at other campus venues listed throughout the day.

Lennie Bennett, Times art critic

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