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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. Collective Soles Dance Company in "Our Town: A Moving Dance Tour of St. Pete" in 2016. It was curated by Andee Scott, who is bringing "Reverberation," a socially distant dance performance, to St. Petersburg on June 6. [Charlotte Suarez]
  2. Visitors wander through the courtyards in between the galleries at the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota. [MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE  |  Times]
  3. Chihuly Collection's assistant retail manager Jesse Revning patriotically poses in the gallery as reopened to the public on Memorial Day weekend. [Courtesy of the Chihuly Collection]
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  5. The Fairgrounds team: Olivia Mansion, Haris-Adele Peteranecz, Tyson Johnson, Liz Dimmitt and Mikhail Mansion. [Courtesy of Liz Dimmitt]
  6. A past exhibit from the Glazer Children's Museum. The museum will reopen to the public June 6, 2020. [GLAZER CHILDREN'S MUSEUM  |  Glazer Children's Museum]
  7. Karan Komurdoji, 8, plays surgeon at the Surgery 101 table at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Tampa in 2017. [Times (2017)]
  8. Mural artist Derek Donnelly of Pinellas Park paints a mural of his dog Lov, a male pitbull mix, on a pillar under I-375 near the intersection of I-275 in Kenwood Dog Park in St. Petersburg on Thursday, May 21. The mural project was started by St. Petersburg resident Tim Huff in 2018 to beautify the area. [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times]
  9. Packets of art kits for the St. Pete Postcard Project, started by local artist Sara Norine. People will decorate postcards, write messages to the community and mail them back. They will be posted in the windows of the Morean Arts Center and Articles Art Gallery. [Courtesy of Sara Norine]
  10. Aneka Ingold's "Silent Foreboding" is on display in "I've Come to Look for America" at the Dunedin Fine Art Center through Aug. 16, 2020. [Courtesy of the Dunedin Fine Art Center]
  11. The Tampa Museum of Art will reopen soon. [Times (2009)]
  12. The Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota. [JAMES BORCHUCK  |  St. Petersburg Times]
  13. From left: Anna Ehrlich of Seminole, Kady Cahill of Seminole, and Katina Cahill of Seminole participate in a low-impact aerobics class on May 18 in the parking lot of the Bardmoor YMCA in Largo. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times]
  14. Trainer Neil Magida, 44, and his client, Kevin Northcott, 31, both of Tampa, train at Optimum Gym on its first day opening back up for members, on Monday, May 18, 2020 in Tampa.  [MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE  |  Times]
  15. A screen shot of the Creative Clay Connects class taught on Zoom. [Courtesy of Kim Dohrman]
  16. Interior shot of the theater and stage inside the American Stage building in downtown St. Petersburg. [Courtesy of American Stage]
  17. Barr and Co. hand sanitizer, sold at Cleanse Apothecary. [Courtesy of Greg Curtis]
  18. The Corey Avenue Business District on St. Pete Beach in 2017. [Courtesy of Daniel Veintimill]
  19. The mural "Come Out St. Pete" is reflected in a puddle on Oct. 21, 2019. [SCOTT KEELER  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  20. The Mahaffey Theater in downtown St. Petersburg. [TODD A. BEATTY  |  Mahaffey Theater]
  21. Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'South Pacific' is scheduled to come to Ruth Eckerd Hall in 2021 as part of the performing arts center's Broadway series. [MONA LUAN  |  Courtesy of Ruth Eckerd Hall]
  22. Miles Fetherston-Resch, 7, center, poses with his mothers Jess Fetherston-Resch, left, and Libby Fetherston-Resch, right, at their home in St. Petersburg, Wednesday, April 29, 2020. [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times]
  23. "Mall People" by Jack Barrett. The Leslie Curran Gallery will feature Barrett's work during Virtual Art Walk. [Courtesy of the Leslie Curran Gallery]
  24. A portion of the Enigma, the 75-foot-tall glass entryway at the Dali Museum, is illuminated with blue light on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, in downtown St. Petersburg. The surrealism-inspired structure bows into the museum's courtyard which remains unattended in the wake of coronavirus. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times]