Internal Landscapes: The Mysterious World of Steven Kenny
On Exhibit January 21 – April 15
Opening Reception: January 20 at 5:30-7:30pm
Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art
600 E. Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs
Focusing on the beauty and mystery of the natural world, Steven Kenny’s paintings illuminate the bonds between humans and nature through a surrealist context. Allowing the subconscious to emerge, the surreal and symbolic juxtapositions of man versus nature become strangely harmonious as we venture into the human psyche in Internal Landscapes: The Mysterious World of Steven Kenny. Featuring nearly forty exquisite paintings by renowned surrealist painter, Steven Kenny, this exhibition highlights the artist’s love of mysticism and craftsmanship.
Steven Kenny, The Ribbons, 2015, oil on canvas, 40 x 28 inches, Private Collection
Full of Hate: The Toll of Violent Extremism
January 25 at 6pm-8:15pm
SPC Seminole Campus Conference Center
9200 113th St. N., Seminole
Hate groups are on the rise – as is the violence their members generate. Since the violent marches last August in Charlottesville, Va., white nationalists, neo-Nazis and sovereign militias have moved out of the shadows, spewing messages of hate on the street, in mass media and on the internet. Why do people join violent hate groups, and how do they affect American politics? Moreover, how do they impact the lives of those they hate? Join us to learn about the journey of a former violent far-right extremist and hear from a distinguished panel representing minority groups as they explore these questions in depth.
$25 Guest/ $20 Students & Educators. Includes dinner & program.
Seating is limited and online registration is required.
St. Petersburg Jazz Festival
The Palladium Theater
253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg
The lineup for this year’s Jazz Festival includes the original compositions by the Tal Cohen trio, Jeff Rupert Quintet with Veronica Swift, B3 Fury with the Shawn Brown Quintet, The Helios Jazz Orchestra with singers Whitney James & Chuck Wansley and Latin Jazz with the Gabriel Hernandez Trio.
All concerts are at the Palladium Theater and Palladium Theater Side Door venues. The jazz festival is designed to provide a optimum environment for listeners of jazz. You won’t find food trucks, stadium seating or massive columns of speakers at the St. Petersburg Jazz Festival. What you will find is an intimate concert experience with pure sound quality and a great appreciation of the jazz artists performing.
19th Annual Scholarship Luncheon
March 21 at 12-1:30pm
Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park
950 Lake Carllion Dr. Petersburg, FL
Dr. Tonjua Williams and the St. Petersburg College Foundation Board of Directors cordially invite you to the 19th Annual Scholarship Luncheon to celebrate our donors and recognize our students’ success. The Foundation gives a special thanks to RBC Wealth Management for their continued support and sponsorship of this event.
Call (727) 341-3302 for more information
SPC Night at the Trop 2018
April 13 at 7:10pm
1 Tropicana Dr, St. Petersburg, FL 33705
Join us as the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Philadelphia Phillies for SPC Night at the Trop!
More information available soon.
Silverberg Family Reception
St. Petersburg College Foundation Board of Directors, family and friends gathered at the new SPC Bay Pines STEM Center on November 16 to honor the Silverberg Family for their long-time support. Jane Silverberg designated $150,000 earlier this year to name the Community Center at the college’s newest facility.
Jane Silverberg and her late husband Donald have been ardent supporters of St. Petersburg College and created the Silverberg Endowment for Academic Excellence Award in 1982 to help support, enrich and develop programs that benefit SPC, its students, and the broader community. Over the years, the Silverberg family has taken great pride in providing funding for a broad range of projects that enhance the learning experience for students of St. Petersburg College.
Pictured: Jane Silverberg (seated) is joined by members of her family at the SPC Bay Pines STEM Center following a reception to honor Jane and recognize her contributions.
26th Annual Women on the Way Appreciation Breakfast
An “amazing support system”, “a sisterhood” and “the best part of coming back to college” are just a few of the ways WOW participants describe the program. As six-time sponsor of the Annual Women on the Way Appreciation Breakfast, Transamerica understands the impact WOW has on students, their families and the community. The annual event recognizes the dedicated supporters of WOW who have made it possible for the program to grow over the past three decades. During the program WOW participants shared their moving stories and demonstrated how WOW changes lives. WOW Coordinator, Shirley Crumbley thanked all those in attendance for their years of generous support.
Pictured: L to R: Aimee Tesoro Transamerica Senior Director, Sales Support & Customer Advocacy; Steven Shepard St. Petersburg College Foundation Board Member; Shirley Crumbley WOW Program Coordinator
President’s Roundtable Luncheon
The SPC Foundation Board of Directors convened over 30 Foundation donors at the President’s Roundtable Luncheon in June 2017 to welcome in-coming College President, Dr. Tonjua Williams. Dr. Williams provided a state-of-the-college address and shared her vision for ensuring the continued success of St. Petersburg College and its students.
The event also included a presentation of the President’s Circle Award in recognition of the generous support provided by five distinguished donors. Alfred May, Helen Gilbart and Helen Leslie were honored for the significant impact they have had on the lives of SPC students. Dr. Walter and Vivian Schafer were honored posthumously for their support of SPC’s Baccalaureate Nursing Program, with grandson Kurt Schafer accepting the award on their behalf.
Pictured L to R: Alfred May, SPC President Dr. Tonjua Williams, Helen Gilbart, Helen Leslie and Kurt Schafer
Calyx Schenecker Art Infinitum Exhibition
The first annual Calyx Schenecker Art Infinitum Exhibit at SPC’s Crossroads Gallery opened with a well-attended reception and awards ceremony on May 17, 2017. Pinellas County public and private high school students proudly displayed works of art in all mediums. Gabrielle Cohen, East Lake High School; Malik McCain, Largo High; and Sarah Holmes, North East High, received first, second and third place prizes respectively. All three students were awarded SPC scholarships in recognition of their achievements in visual arts.
18th Annual Scholarship Appreciation Luncheon
SPC Foundation donors, partners, students and college leadership celebrated the awarding of more than $1.7 million in scholarships to over 2,000 students during the 2015-16 academic year at the St. Petersburg College Foundation’s 18th Annual Scholarship Appreciation Luncheon on March 30.
More than 250 guests attended the event, sponsored by RBC Wealth Management and Emceed by Bay News 9’s Veronica Cintron. SPC students, Andrew Holness and Valerie Diaz, moved the audience as they shared their educational journeys with guests.
Offering a donor’s perspective, Terry Brett co-founder of the Patrick Brett Foundation and former Chair of the College Board of Trustees, shared the heart-felt story behind the Foundation he created with wife Kim in memory of their son. The Patrick Brett Foundation funds scholarships for fresh-start students at SPC, giving them a second chance to succeed.
Diaz, who is graduating in May with an A.A., said, “I want to sincerely thank those who have made this all possible. All of the Foundation’s donors along with SPC’s dedicated faculty and staff have given me the opportunity to aim higher and achieve the unthinkable.”
SPC Night at the Trop 2017
SPC Foundation Board Members and friends (right) as well as an excited crowd of SPC students cheered on the Rays who won their first series of the season with a 4-1 victory over the New York Yankees on April 5th. We must be good luck!
The evening kicked off with a check presentation from the Rays Baseball Foundation to fund first generation scholarships at SPC.