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Maggie Duffy - Bright Spot and Arts Reporter

Bright Spot and Arts Reporter

I have fun covering Tampa Bay's thriving arts scene and my other passion, shopping. I'm always on the hunt for art exhibits, indie markets and small businesses to write about, so if you have one, please share it with me! I graduated from USF in 2004 with a degree in Art History, which comes in handy not only when writing art reviews, but also for the cool history stories I've been covering lately. I also worked professionally in the local art scene for years as a gallery manager and curator, so it's a thrill to continue to support the arts. I came to the Tampa Bay Times in 2006 as an editorial assistant and have found my writing voice in the past few years.

  1. "My Fair Lady" comes to the David A. Straz Jr Center for the Performing Arts as part of their 2021-22 Broadway series.
  2. Large letters that say Fairgrounds are being painted and will have glitter added to them during a sneak peek at the progress of Fairgrounds St. Pete, an interactive art-technology experience in the Warehouse Arts District.
  3. Married artists Robert Stackhouse and Carol Mickett stand with their piece, “Currency: Climate Exchange,” which is on display in "Expanding Waters" at the Gallery at Creative Pinellas in Largo.
  4. "Leonard Bernstein's New York," a drive-in concert revue, is being performed at Freefall Theatre in St. Petersburg.
  5. Amy George, 63, and her daughter Rachel Crozier, 36, along with Wilson, Crozier's dog, are pictured at Dell Holmes Park on 22nd Street S in St. Petersburg. “We were determined to hit all 150 parks,” George said. They spent the past year walking the parks in St. Petersburg.
  6. Richard Avedon's portrait, "Marian Anderson (Contralto, New York, June 30, 1955)," is on display in "From Margins to Mainstays: Highlights From the Photography Collection" at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg.
  7. Shelia E. and Family perform in Philadelphia in 2016.
  8. "Nerodia" by Jeff Whetstone is included in "Batture Ritual" on display at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts in Tampa.
  9. The COVID Ribbon Memorial of Florida at the Morean Center for Clay before the beginning of the We Remember Them Memorial event on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 in St. Petersburg.
  10. Terry Marks, the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance.
  11. "Sealing the Deal," Christine Knapp's bronze and travertine sculpture of polar bears, is on display in "Artists for Conservation: International Exhibit of Nature in Art" at the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art in St. Petersburg.
  12. The American Stage building in downtown St. Petersburg in 2009. After a year of virtual programming, the company will return to live, in-person outdoor performances in 2021.
  13. Peter Stilton in his home studio in 2006.
  14. Escenas de "Van Gogh Alive" en The Dali Museum,
  15. Leonard Baskin's "Chief American Horse - Oglala Sioux" is included in the "Leonard Baskin: Native American Portraits" exhibition at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art in Tarpon Springs through May 20.
  16. Scenes from "Van Gogh Alive" during a media preview as the exhibit opens Nov. 21 at The Dali Museum, on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 in St. Petersburg. "Van Gogh Alive," a multimedia exhibition of Vincent van Gogh's beloved works that have been projected on large screens and on the floor, giving the viewer the feeling of being "inside" the paintings. The images are synchronized to a classical score and include bits of animation. The Dali is the first North American stop on this international touring exhibition.
  17. Sunshine 96.7 FM features the music of nearly 400 local musicians.
  18. Jane Bunker, a local artist and founder of the Woodson Warriors Scholarship, poses with her painting that will be auctioned off to benefit the scholarship.
  19. "Monet’s House in Bloom" at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, part of the "Roy Lichtenstein: Monet's Garden Goes Pop," on display through June 27, 2021.
  20. "A Self Portrait," John Sims, 2020
  21. Musician, Christie Lenée performs on the amphitheater stage sponsored by Hideway Cafe at Williams Park for the 7th Annual Localtopia festival on Saturday afternoon, February 22, 2020.  Localtopia is organized by Keep Saint Petersburg Local, a non-profit organization, affiliated with the American Independent Business Alliance, working to build a thriving local economy and a unique community.
  22. Anna Brennen, founder of Stageworks Theatre, died on Feb. 12, 2021.
  23. L. Peter Callender portrays Louis Armstrong, Joe Glaser and Miles Davis in American Stage's virtual production of "Satchmo at the Waldorf."