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Maggie Duffy - Times Arts Writer

Times Arts Writer

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. Julie Andrews arrives at the Los Angeles Philharmonic 2015-16 season opening gala at Walt Disney Concert Hall.
    Plus, comics Jay Mohr and Cristela Alonso, the Florida Orchestra’s ‘Deep Field’ with Eric Whitacre and more.
  2. On Sunday, Christmas Under the Oaks will highlight Bless the Children Jewelry at St. Petersburg College's Clearwater campus.
    Plus, the Mother of All Baby showers and an unclaimed clothing sale.
  3. Jamie Randall and Mark Clarson have collaborated to make decanters based on extinct birds.
    There’s ‘Sweater Weather’ at Mize and a lecture at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, too.
  4. “'The Grasshopper and the Ant’ and Other Stories as Told by Jennifer Angus" installation, which is composed of 5,000 dried exotic insects, is on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg through Jan. 5, 2020.
    Jennifer Angus’ installation, ‘The Grasshopper and the Ant,’ is her largest to date.
  5. An electrical box is seen directly across the street from John Hopkins Middle School in St. Petersburg on Oct. 31. A mural by Shine mural festival artist iBoms was removed after parents' complaints.
    The edgy work by Jabari Reed, a.k.a. iBoms, was installed near John Hopkins Middle School.
  6. Jobsite Theater's "The Thanksgiving Play" features Caitlin Eason, Giles Davies, Dana Mauro and Adam Workman. It runs through Nov. 17 at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for Performing Arts in Tampa.
    Larissa FastHorse’s witty satire at Jobsite Theater mocks political correctness as well as theater itself. | Review
  7. Leslie Peebles is the featured artist at Dunedin's Art Harvest on Saturday and Sunday.
    Plus, Babette Herschberger’s deceptively simple surface studies bring color to the Leslie Curran Gallery in St. Petersburg.
  8. "Fiddler on the Roof" will come to the Straz Center in Tampa on Tuesday as part of its 2019-20 Broadway series.
    Plus, Mo’Nique, Bianca Del Rio and more.
  9. Let the helpful staff at Artpool help you find a Halloween of Dia de los Muertos costume.
    Costume shops also have Dia de los Muertos gear. Plus, catch one more party Friday.
  10. A cyclist heads east on the Pinellas Trail in St. Petersburg on Monday. With a grant from NOAA, mural artists Blaine Fontana and Jeremy Nichols, both of Portland, Ore., are creating a mural for the Shine Mural Festival on the exterior of Bama Sea Products that features Florida sea creatures.
    The St. Petersburg mural festival ends with a daytime party on Saturday.