Lights…Camera…Action!

On Tuesday, November 15th, the Tampa Connection Class took the stage at the Straz Performing Arts Center for Arts Program Day. We began the afternoon with a backstage tour of the many auditoriums and stages that the performing center offers to audiences.

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The latter half of the day showcased an amalgam of art through speakers, talent, and artists from the Tampa Bay area to speak about and/or demonstrate their influences on the community.

 

From non-profits such as the Heart Gallery, helping children through the art of photography, to learning more about music & its influences through the Florida Orchestra, theater & acting from Stageworks, Hip Hop Dancers from VYB, Film in Florida from the Hillsborough County Film Commissioner (& Executive Director, Tampa Hillsborough Film & Digital Media Commission), comedy performance, and more art from the Tampa Public Arts Program – the class experienced a range of exciting arts that exist and influence the expanding culture of the Tampa Bay Area and….the world!

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We closed down the evening with a classy upscale social in the fabulous upstairs pre-show dining room, & restaurant, Maestro’s. The participants had opportunity to unwind and connect with many of the artists while imbibing the sounds of live music and the aroma of passed fancy hors d’oeuvres  – with a few surprise cameo dance moves from one of our class members as well!

 

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That’s a wrap for Arts Day…looking forward to another community connection opportunity for December’s Class day!

A Fantastic Arts Day!
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