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Creative Clay and Parc Center for Disabilities partner for The Good Earth Exhibit

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The public is invited to attend an opening reception for The Good Earth, featuring the artists of Creative Clay and Parc Center for Disabilities, Friday, Sept. 8, 6:30-8:30 pm, at the St. Thomas’ Art Project at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, 1200 Snell Isle Blvd. NE, St. Petersburg.

     The Good Earth, a group exhibit featuring the artists of Creative Clay and Parc Center for Disabilities, opened Sept. 1 and continues through Sept. 30. The artwork is inspired by the good Earth, and it expresses the Earth’s beauty and interpretations of the challenges our world faces.

     The art created expressly for this show reflects the notion that the Earth is breathtakingly beautiful, complex, and full of diverse life.

Gina White, of St. Thomas’ Art project shared the guiding theme behind this show.

     “This exhibit celebrates the joy and beauty of our world, while remembering the need for all of us to do our best to take care of it,” she said.

     Creative Clay Member Artists were eager to meet the challenge of creating art themed around our planet.

     "The theme of the good earth, in all its beauty and fragility, was inspirational for the artists of Creative Clay,” said Jody Bikoff, Creative Clay Director of Exhibitions. “Their interpretations produced a collection of artworks of vibrant sunsets, idyllic mountains, city scenes, and endangered animals, as well as messages about recycling and saving our seas.”

     About the St. Thomas’ Art Project: The St. Thomas' Art Project uses the creative arts for the glory of God and to welcome the broader community to St. Thomas' Episcopal Church in St. Petersburg, FL. Its hope is to enhance our worship, foster creative expression, and offer hospitality. The gallery is open by appointment. Please call St. Thomas' Episcopal Church at 727-896-9641 to schedule an appointment.

     About Creative Clay: Creative Clay's mission is to help people with disabilities achieve full and inclusive lives by providing expressive, educational and vocational experiences in the arts. Specifically, Creative Clay achieves its mission by providing ongoing studio arts workshops for individuals with disabilities five days per week. Creative Clay teaching artists provide students with education and experience in artistic techniques, as well as vocational skills related to the display, promotion, and sale of their expressive works. In addition, Creative Clay engages professional musicians and actors to integrate music and theatre experiences into Creative Clay’s programming.

     About Parc Center for Disabilities: Parc Center for Disabilities has served individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 1953. Parc is a progressive leader for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Pinellas County.

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