Tuesday, January 16, 2018

#ACYPLMacedonia in Florida -- Mural Tour St. Petersburg with Ann Wykell

I was honored to be the State Host of the delegation of Macedonian political leaders for the American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) in December, organizing a 6-day visit in December.

For the last few years, the City of St Pete has hosted the SHINE Mural Festival.  There has been an explosion of public art in the city.  I asked

 Ann Wykell public art consultant for USFSP

to take us on a brief tour around St. Pete to tell us about the project and about the artists - selecting a few to highlight.  In between our meetings in Seminole City Hall about transparency in government and over dinner to discuss economic development - we drove around the City to appreciate the public art.

For more about SHINE, St. Pete's Mural Festival, see http://shineonstpete.com/

SHINE -- "Made up of local artists and community members, SHINE is an art project, intended to illuminate the power of art in public spaces by revitalizing areas, inspiring dialogue and uniting our community—while cultivating new standards of artistic excellence and reflecting St. Petersburg’s creative and vibrant spirit."
Thanks, Ann Wykell for taking us on a tour of the murals in St Pete!



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