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8/16/2016 Member News
The Art of Politics: The Art of the Possible hosted by St. Petersburg College Center for Civic Learning and Community

The Art of Politics: The Art of the Possible hosted by St. Petersburg College Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement (CCLCE)

St. Petersburg College’s Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement (CCLCE) Fall 2016 event series is entitled “The Art of Politics: The Art of the Possible.” This series is tied together by the diverse threads of civic thought and expression often represented through art, be it politically motivated or meaningful civic dialogue. CCLCE is committed to providing a variety of opportunities to build civic pathways between SPC and our community. The fall series includes:

• Propaganda, Protest and Satire
Aug. 17-Nov. 16
SPC Downtown, 244 Second Ave. N., St. Petersburg
SPC Allstate Center, 3200 34th St. S., St. Petersburg
This art show will display aspects of political and civic thought including patriotism, community involvement, dissonance and propaganda. Artists are encouraged to interpret the art of politics to include issues of social justice, the community, and the individual's place within.

• Civic Public Mural Art
September-October
SPC Seminole, 9200 113 St. N.
SPC St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus, 6605 Fifth Ave. N.
SPC Downtown Campus, 244 Second Ave. N., St. Petersburg
Large, highly visible mural pieces on display at these campuses will depict social justice and address student success in a variety of themes.

• The Art of Civic Dialogue: A Workshop
Oct. 14 and Oct. 21 at University of South Florida St. Petersburg, 140 Seventh Ave S.
Oct. 27 at St. Petersburg City Hall steps, 175 5th St N.
Art is a powerful medium of political expression. Students will explore the role art plays in positive civic dialogue and produce pieces to share with the mayor and the community at large.

• A Silent Message in a Tweeting World
Nov. 1
Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Dr. NE, St. Petersburg
This panel discussion, led by St. Petersburg author and community development consultant Peter Kageyama, will address the issues of political art in all its forms, including the role art plays in the 2016 political arena.

• Food for Thought & Music for your Soul
Oct. 6 and Nov. 14-22 at various SPC Campuses
This event, which includes a food drive as well as a drive to collect used musical instruments, empowers SPC’s Music Industry Recording Arts students to enrich the community by giving the gift of music and food to financially challenged Pinellas County Schools students. For information on how to donate, contact Rosaria Pipitone at (727) 341- 4722.