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Fruits of the open mind

For a look at what some area female artists are doing, check out the work of 17 local members of the National League of American Pen Women. An exhibition featuring their paintings, sculptures and poetry opens today at Snooty Judy's Gallery for the Open Mind, 514 Skinner Blvd., Dunedin. The National League of American Pen Women, founded in 1897 in Washington, D.C., promotes development of the creative talents of professional women in the arts. The league has more than 5,000 members with more than 200 branches in the United States. An opening reception with storytelling and poetry readings will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday. The show continues through March 21. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Call (727) 734-9835.

Gershwin, Copland, more

Pianist Anthony de Mare will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Recognized for his knowledge of contemporary music, de Mare began his career under the auspices of Young Concert Artists with debuts in New York and Washington, D.C. He won first prize at the International Competition of Contemporary Piano Music in France and several grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. He has performed worldwide in venues such as the Bergen Festival in Norway, the Mardi Gras Festival in Sydney and the Almeida Festival in London. His concert at the Performing Arts Center will feature works by George Gershwin, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Charles Ives, Aaron Copland and Meredith Monk. Tickets are $13. Call (727) 942-5605.

Sunset with music

The Bobby Romano Trio will bring its straight-ahead jazz to Clearwater Beach on Sunday. The local group, which opened the Clearwater Jazz Holiday in 1998, combines the sounds of pianist Bobby Romano, bassist T.J. Glowacki and drummer Dave Rudolph. The trio will perform from 5 to 8 p.m. at Pier 60 Pavilion. If you can't make it to the pier on Sunday, Lane Change will play some jazz today and Fat Antenna will rock on Saturday. Those shows also are from 5 to 8 p.m. All of the shows are free, so grab a lawn chair and a picnic basket and head to the beach. Call (727) 562-4800.

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