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Press Release: New art exhibit “Connections” by Tyler Staggs opens February 11 at The Studio@620
For Immediate Release
St. Petersburg, FL (Jan 31, 2017) — The Studio@620 welcomes local artist, Tyler Staggs, as he exhibits a new body of work, Connections, which explores the relationships between life experiences and his personal relationships with others. This exhibition embraces Staggs’ own fears of vulnerability by showcasing personal growth through art. Through performance art and painting, he’ll share his philosophy of individual transformation and overcoming inner obstacles. By sharing the importance of his relationships with others, he hopes the viewer creates their own personal connections.
After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Staggs has taught art in a wide range of settings to many people with varying abilities and disabilities in the Tampa Bay area. Some of these settings include the position as Art Coordinator at Project Return, where Staggs educated and facilitated art to adults experiencing mental illnesses, as a teaching artist at PARC where he taught adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and a teaching residency where he implemented his curriculum to teach troubled youth to draw at AMI Kids. Through an understanding of his own personal experiences, Staggs shares his experiences and knowledge of art to help others develop their abilities. He also regularly teaches and entertains thousands of students at Painting with a Twist.
Opening Reception during Second Saturday Art Walk, Saturday Feb. 11, 2107 5-9 PM
Closing Reception Friday March 3, 2017, 6-9 PM
Admission is free and open to the public.
February 11 - March 3, 2017, Additional Gallery Hours by Appointment
Staggs will also be leading a painting workshop on Sunday March 5, 2017 from 1 PM – 4 PM. In this unconventional workshop, Tyler Staggs will share his techniques of painting learned through his education and implemented through his teaching experience. Every attendee will leave with a 16” x 20” painting inspired by themselves while using high quality paints. This unique workshop allows Staggs to share his story and connect with others through art, the very basis of his exhibition and life. Registration fee of $50 includes supplies and instruction. Space is limited, pre-registration is requested by calling the Studio office at 727-895-6620
The Studio@620 is a non profit arts venue located at 620 1st Ave. South, St. Petersburg FL 33701
Visit The Studio@620 online at www.studio620.org or call 727-895-6620 for more information.
Contact: Coralette Damme