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A MAGAZINE OF THE TAMPA BAY TIMES

AUGUST 2017

KEEPING IT COOL


BAYSHORE BEAUTIFUL

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HUNTER’S GREEN

4 Bed | 3 Bath | 2,537 SF | Offered at $415,000 Don Pellegrino 813.625.4399 donstarteam.smithandassociates.com

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4 Bed | 2/1 Bath | 2,403 SF | Offered at $849,000 Mary Pond & Ed Gunning 813.690.7902 4220westculbreathavenue.smithandassociates.com

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5 Bed | 4/1 Bath | 4,731 SF | Model | Offered at $1,549,000 Ed Gunning & Mary Pond 813.294.8867 4512westlambavenue.smithandassociates.com

4 Bed | 3/1 Bath | 3,261 SF | Offered at $949,000 Julie Lux & Margaret Bush 813.598.0911 2615southwestshoreboulevard.smithandassociates.com

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4 Bed | 3 Bath | 3,412 SF | Offered at $995,000 Traci Burns 813.833.7510 909harbourbaydrive.smithandassociates.com

BAYSHORE BEAUTIFUL

4 Bed | 3/1 Bath | 3,887 SF | Offered at $999,990 Ed Gunning & Mary Pond 813.294.8867 2940westbayshorecourt.smithandassociates.com

FISHHAWK RANCH

4 Bed | 4 Bath | 4,113 SF | Offered at $945,000 Dina Sierra Smith 813.760.6354 FishHawkModel.com

ONE ST. PETERSBURG

Pricing from the $600s to $4M | 1,402 - 4,062 SF ONE St. Petersburg Sales Team 727.240.3840 ONEStPetersburg.com

CRYSTAL RIVER

6 Bed | 3/1 Bath | 3,540 SF | Offered at $1,176,500 Connie Nies & Travis Miller 727.207.9271 10700northsunflowerpoint.smithandassociates.com

PALMA CEIA

3 Bed | 3 Bath | 2,084 SF | Offered at $669,000 Mary Pond & Ed Gunning 813.690.7902 3113westgranadastreet.smithandassociates.com


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64 THE OASIS IN THE THEME PARK Animal Kingdom’s Tiffins restaurant isn’t a mirage.

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80 AND THE WINNER IS … How art patrons decide on acquisitions.

92 16 GET THE SPA TREATMENT… At home.

20 WHO SAYS THE OUT OF DOORS HAS TO BE HOT? Cooling systems can change your patio and pool.

30 DIP YOUR TOE In some of the prettiest pools around Tampa Bay.

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THE ART OF KEEPING COOL Escape the heat in Tampa Bay’s bevy of museums.

102 FACES Martine Meredith Collier talks about art — and its economic impact.

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A MAGAZINE OF THE TAMPA BAY TIMES

EDITOR Katherine Snow Smith kssmith@tampabay.com PHOTO EDITOR

CREATIVE DIRECTOR Pegie Stark pstark@tampabay.com

Patty Yablonski

GENERAL MANAGER

Christopher Galbraith

Bay is published eight times a year by Times Publishing Co. and delivered to Tampa Bay Times subscribers in select neighborhoods in Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco counties. Copyright 2017. Vol. 10, No. 7. THE TAMPA BAY TIMES CHAIRMAN AND CEO Paul C. Tash EDITOR AND VICE PRESIDENT Neil Brown MANAGING EDITOR Jennifer Orsi VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES AND MARKETING ADVERTISING MANAGER

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National / Major Retail Advertising Manager Kelly Spamer St. Petersburg Retail Advertising Manager Andi Gordon Clearwater Retail Advertising Manager Jennifer Bonin Brandon Advertising Sales Manager Tony Del Castillo Classified Real Estate Manager Larry West Pasco Retail Manager Luby Sidoff Automotive Advertising Manager Larry West FULFILLMENT MANAGER Gerald Gifford

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IMAGING AND PRODUCTION Gary Zolg, Brian J. Baracani Jr., Ralph W. Morningstar, Patsy Boatright, Greg Kennicutt DISTRIBUTION MANAGER Jim Thompson REGIONAL HOME DELIVERY MANAGERS Diann Bates, David Maxam To view the magazine online, visit www.tampabay.com/bay To order photo reprints, visit www.tampabay.com/photosales To advertise in Bay magazine: (727) 893-8535


from the editor

KEEP YOUR CHILL WITH ‘HEAT DAYS’

Have comments, questions? Let us know. Contact Katherine Snow Smith at (727) 409-3642 or kssmith@tampabay.com.

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Many Tampa Bay residents escape the August heat in favor of cool, green mountains to the north or out west. For those of us who remain, there are still ways to enjoy our steamy habitat without melting. When my children were younger, I approached August like other mothers up north would January. Instead of snow days marooning us inside, we holed up in the air conditioning on what I called “heat days.” The craft box came out, we made cookies, watched old movies and built tents from blankets around every table and chair. We ventured out only to the pool, movie theater, library or a museum. Museums were my favorite escape because they gave us a chance to stretch our legs and minds for two or more hours in the cool and calm. Besides the climate control, our bounty of museums are great places to check out in August and September because they are less crowded.

This issue of Bay highlights the visiting and permanent exhibitions at more than 15 museums in our area. Perhaps now is the time to explore the ones you’ve never been to or haven’t frequented lately. You can extend your cooling-off period with lunch, dinner, beer or wine at the cafes within several museums. Your swimming pool, of course, is another way to cool off during these dog days of summer, or dip your toe into the ones we feature in a spread on some of the prettiest pools in the area. There’s also a story on how to cool off your pool area or patio, with more than just a breeze. A day at one of the many spas in the area will refresh you. This issue shares the best-selling items from several spas that let you bring the benefits home. Keep turning the pages for other ways to beat the heat. Thank you for reading. — Katherine Snow Smith


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Bring home the spa. Here are the best-selling items from spas around Tampa Bay that can turn your home into a spa staycation.

Above, Sand Pearl signature line body wash, conditioner, body lotion and shampoo, $12 each; 32 fluid ounces of Lavender & Geranium hand soap, $74; locally made “energy jewelry”: emerald necklace, $155; amethyst necklace, $125; amethyst bracelet, $45; ruby bracelet, $58. The Sand Pearl Resort & Spa, 500 Mandalay Ave., Clearwater Beach. At left, Tipsy Pink Moscato Soy Candle, $33; Caudalie Crushed Cabernet Scrub, $38; Elemis Superfood Facial Oil, $79. Spa Evangeline at the Epicurean Hotel, 1203 S Howard Ave., Tampa.


At left, Boca terrycloth spa robe, $55; Hawaiian Tropic black bikini, $15; Kerstin Florian sun protection, $44, Kerstin Florian At Home Correcting Professional Peel, $25; Spa Signature Line Sugar Body Scrub, $18; Body Lotion, $15; Sunscreen, $18. Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, 105 N Bayshore Drive, Safety Harbor.

Himalayan salt crystal lamp, $45; Himalayan salt bath bar, $12; Phytomer body milk, $85; Phytomer strengthening body cream, $40. Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. doTERRA aroma lite diffuser, $120; doTERRA 1.5-milliliter assorted essential oil samplings ranging from $18 to $40; La Bouquetiere Parisian rice body powder, $48; body lotion, $48; Rice body powder refill pack, $28. Spa Jardin and Melt Out, 4121 S MacDill Ave., Tampa.

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NuFace Mini Facial Toning Device, $199; Watermelon Basil Vodkatini body scrub, $38; Farmhouse Fresh clementine body oil, $20; Strawberry Smash Sweet Cream Moisturizer, $29. Spa Oceana at the Don CeSar Resort. 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach.

SpectraLite Eyecare Pro smooths wrinkles and removes fine lines, $229.50. Rock Spa at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa.

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utdoor relief from the heat with a blast of cool air and a spritz of water has been a welcomed wonder at theme parks and restaurants for a while now. But there are outdoor cooling systems designed for residential pools, patios and loggias as well, and they are becoming a more frequent perk for homes throughout Tampa Bay. “At first it was purely a high-end luxury item for mansions. Now people building homes in the 4,000-square-foot and up range are putting cooling systems in their patios,” said Al Erturk, president of A-NIKS Outdoor Comfort Solutions. “It’s like (indoor) air conditioning. When it first came out, only the rich had it, and now everybody has it.” His Tampa-based company has a system called TurboCool that lowers the outdoor temperature by at least 10 degrees and sometimes 20 degrees depending on the weather conditions. “Even though we use mist, it’s such a fine vapor that most of the time people don’t even know it’s mist,” Erturk said. “The TurboCool system delivers the air in such a way that the mist is diffused into the atmosphere and quickly evaporated. The flash evaporation happens typically two to four feet from the discharge point. You can sit comfortably beyond that and not get wet.”

Ken Metcalf of St. Petersburg is the mastermind behind the system. He invented the technology in 1996 after deciding there was great room for improvement to what was on the market at the time. “Fan-based systems that utilized a heavy mist and misting lines were the prevalent technology then,” he said. Metcalf ’s system, which A-NIKS bought in 2011, integrated air velocity and evaporation to create a dry, cool air. While his customers include Ferg’s Sports Bar & Grill, BellaBrava and Moon Under Water, Metcalf’s main focus was the residential market. The TurboCool system, which can be recessed into outdoor ceilings and pergolas, cools a 300-square-foot space and is priced between $5,000 and $6,500. Every 100 square feet after that costs around $1,500 more. A-NIKS also sells the standard fan and mist systems without the fast evaporation component. They start at $2,500 to $3,500 to cool a 300square-foot area and $600 more for every subsequent 100 square feet. But the TurboCool is what customers love the most, according to Erturk. “The evaporative process creates the cooling, kind of like an ocean breeze,” Metcalf said. “We thought it was a great solution for everybody’s patios.”

Summer afternoon — summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” HENRY JAMES

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The TurboCool system (black unit, top) can be installed in ceilings or pergolas. Photograph courtesy of A-NIKS Outdoor Comfort Solutions.

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1933 OCEANVIEW DRIVE, TIERRA VERDE Surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico & award-winning preserves, this magnificent 5 bed / 9 bath estate features a two-story library; floating, hand-carved spiral staircase; two-story wall of windows; custom marble finishes throughout; executive office, media room, custom pool with grotto & waterfall & 4-car garage. OFFERED FOR $6,400,000

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1841 OCEANVIEW DRIVE, TIERRA VERDE With sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico, this stunning custom Key West 4 bed / 6 bath / 6,141 sq ft home situated on 136 ft of natural shoreline is a nature lover’s island paradise. OFFERED AT $3,300,000 Contact Holland and Rightmyer at 727-401-1771

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2050 COFFEE POT BLVD NE, ST. PETERSBURG Completely updated 1925 Mediterranean estate with 5 bed/ 5.5 bath / 4,623+ sq ft features a gourmet chef’s kitchen, pool, detached 2-car garage with upstairs guest suite and 4 water lots with a private dock. OFFERED AT $1,890,000 Contact Holland and Rightmyer at 727-401-1771

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292 CATALAN BLVD NE, SNELL ISLE, ST. PETERSBURG Contemporary Spanish Mediterranean 4 bed / 4.5 bath / 3,900+ sq ft turn-key home on a tropically landscaped corner lot on Snell Isle. OFFERED AT $1,024,900 Contact Holland and Rightmyer at 727-401-1771

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1359 MONTEREY BLVD NE, ST. PETERSBURG Completely remodeled Mediterranean home on an oversized lot on Snell Isle. This open concept 4 bed / 2 bath / 2,800+ sq. ft. home features a gourmet chef’s kitchen, master suite with spa-like bath and lush, tropical landscaping. OFFERED AT $749,000 Contact Holland and Rightmyer at 727-401-1771

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1087 MARCO DRIVE NE, CAYA COSTA, ST PETERSBURG 2.5 bath / 2,870 sq ft / pool with spa LAST OFFERED AT $549,000 Contact Holland and Rightmyer at 727-401-1771

2880 ALTON DR, ST PETE BEACH Beautifully renovated, move-in-ready waterfront home in premiere boating community of Vina Del Mar! 3 bed / 3 bath / 2500+ sq ft / spectacular outdoor kitchen, pool & spa, fountain, custom bar, gas fireplace, dock & newer seawall. OFFERED AT $1,295,000 Contact Holland and Rightmyer at 727-401-1771

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1325 SNELL ISLE BLVD NE | #306 Expansive unobstructed water views! Located in the much sought after “South Tower” this condo is one of only 2 units featuring over 1100 sf of outside living space. The interior is an open floor plan of 1940 sf of living space including 2 bedrooms, 3 baths and a den. The living room, dining room, kitchen and master bedroom suite all have stunning water views! Come experience waterfront living at its FINEST! OFFERED AT $1,049,000

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Amazingly remodeled Tierra Verde beach home. The “U” shaped home is incredibly unique with the pool sitting right in the middle for ultimate privacy. French doors open around the entire pool and waterfront area. no bridges and only 5 minutes to the open Gulf of Mexico. 2 VERY large deep water boat slips. 3 Bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. 2415 well laid out square feet. Incredible home and all it is missing is you! Offered by AL Bennati for $875,000.

Enjoy amazing sunset views from your back yard on the BEST beach in the county. St Pete Beach has the best restaurants, best beach bars and has easy access to down town St Pete. The unique waterfall, courtyard entry leads to a comfortable, remodeled paradise. The master suite boasts his and her walk-in closets and enormous bathroom. The 4th bedroom can also be an extra family room. The dock has a 12,000 lb. boat lift and the Gulf of Mexico is around the corner. Offered by AL Bennati for $890,000

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10229 GOLDEN EAGLE DRIVE Absolutely beautiful Thurston Groves lakefront home located on large, pie-shaped cul-de-sac lot features 4 br’s, 5.5 baths, “his and her” offices, mother-in-law, game room, bonus/cooled storage, 4 car garage. Sparkling pool/spa and outdoor kitchen hen with built in grill. Custom designed, loaded with quality upgrades and amenities. Luxurious urious ground flr master retreat. Wonderful space for parties, family, friends, kids, pets--all all are welcome and have a spot in this fabulous home. OFFERED AT $1,100,000. Contact Dave Smith at 727-573-2727 or Maggie Smith at 727-385-2688

2811 SANDPIPER PLACE. Beautiful custom built 4/4/3 pool home located in The Sanctuary at Feather Sound. Large open living areas wit with lots of natural light and wood burning fireplace. Single le level living with 3 way split bedroom plan. Large eat-in kitchen kitch with center island plus outdoor bar/ kitchen at poolsid poolside. Master wing with beautiful hardwood floors, 3 walk wa in closets, and built-ins. Sparkling pool in screened enclosure. Huge side yard for possible expansion. Off Offered at $634,000. Contact Dave Smith at 727-573-2727 727-573-2 or Maggie Smith at 727-385-2688

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A remarkable blend of contemporary design and ultra-luxury amenities are featured in this exquisite Frank Lloyd Wright inspired waterfront estate in one of St. Petersburg’s most coveted neighborhoods. The horizontal lines of the exterior of this magnificent 6-bedroom, 4-full bath, 2-half bath home become one with the natural landscape and reflect the modern tastes of the most discriminating buyer. Entertain and relax in elegance in the enclosed, pebble-Tec pool and slide, outdoor kitchen bar with Viking grill. New Seawall and cap, private dock with two boat lifts, 4-car garage, are just some of the amenities of this beautifully designed and landscaped estate. Contact Estelia Mesimer at 727-686-2859.

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he sun goes down, the lights come up and suddenly you’re relaxing on the Italian Riviera . . . or in a South Tampa back yard with a titanic swimming pool reminiscent of the homeowners’ favorite vacation destinations. “They wanted to take cues from travels around the world to complement the Mediterranean influences of the waterfront residence, but with a pool they could actually use,” said architectural designer Thomas Everett Lamb. His vision of a cross-shaped infinity-edged swimming pool was one of the first drawings he completed for the house built in 2016 by Windstar Homes. The north-south axis allows swimmers a 50-foot lap lane anchored at one end with a concrete umbrella table and underwater stools. The shorter east-west axis flows from a shallow sun shelf at the east end across the pool toward Tampa Bay. Glazed porcelain tile in rustic Old World shades rim the unusual design. A trio of terraces connects the upper, main living level to the ground level, waterfront activities. An outdoor gourmet kitchen, dining table, fireplace and TV fill the top tier. The middle terrace holds a comfy sectional sofa and a fire table. The lush, landscaped pool level opens to the bay and an incomparable view of downtown Tampa and Bayshore Boulevard. “Some of the finest sunsets to be seen anywhere,” Lamb said. Including the Italian Riviera. — Amy Scherzer

Designed in the shape of a cross, the pool features a north-south lap lane while the east-west axis flows from a swim shelf. Photograph by Octavio Jones

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his beautiful infinity pool that spills into Tampa Bay is 7,000 miles away from Beijing, China, but that’s where its roots were born. Judy Barcia was in Beijing three years ago traveling with her husband, Dick, when she had a heart attack. She recovered with wonderful care at a private hospital — Dick Barcia, former senior vice president of operations at Tampa General Hospital, made sure of that. When they returned to their ranch in Brooksville, he was still shaken by the health scare and embraced the saying that “life is short.” “He said to me: ‘Where do you want to spend the rest of your life?’ ” Judy recounted. She thought of the yellow, two-bedroom block house on Tierra Verde they’d bought in 1996 to use as a rental property. She decided that was the place, but in a new house with plenty of room for their big Latin family to converge.

Tampa Bay appears to meet the pool seamlessly at Judy and Dick Barcia’s home in Tierra Verde. Photographs by Scott Keeler

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“That was in September, and by December we’d knocked down the house. He’s a man of his word,” she said, sitting next to the 53-foot pool behind their Caribbean-style home. “I wanted to be on an island. This is my island house. I’m in Hawaii or Fiji or somewhere.” The pool is flanked by a hot tub on one end and a shallow area with furniture and an umbrella on the other. The covered loggia next to it has a sitting area, dining area, kitchen and flat screen TVs mounted on the wall on each end. “You can float from one end to the other and not miss an inning,” Dick said. The other side of the pool, designed by Sekas Custom Pools, is bordered by a catch basin where water pours and then flows back into the main pool. Next to the catch basin lies Tampa Bay, and the pool appears to meet it seamlessly. “For Christmas pictures we line the grandkids along the edge and it looks like they are walking on water,” Dick said. The grandchildren, ages 14 to 25, gather often at the Tierra Verde home. After gorgeous sunsets over the Sunshine Skyway, the pool’s underwater lights come on and continually change through a spectrum of 24 colors. The lights, fans, fountains and camouflaged speakers inside rocks at the base of the palm trees are all orchestrated by a remote control. “Let me tell you, you can make those (speakers) blast. I have to tell my grandkids to bring it down,” Judy said with a laugh. “We love having everybody here.” — Katherine Snow Smith

The infinity pool has an eastern view of Tampa Bay and the Sunshine Skyway bridge. Photograph by Scott Keeler

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hen the Morrisons moved from Indiana to St. Pete Beach 10 years ago, they fell in love with life on the Gulf of Mexico. Now they enjoy their renovated 1925 home even more since buying the lot next door and making way for a pool and loggia. “In the summer we have kids here every day,” said Tammy Morrison. “They go back and forth from the pool to the beach.” Her two teenagers and friends can play volleyball in the center of the pool since it’s just over four feet at its deepest. Younger guests like the sun deck, which holds about six inches of water. (Adults enjoy lounging there as well.) Morrison’s husband, Chris, is happy behind the grill in the loggia with the flat screen over the fireplace turned his way so he can watch whatever sports are airing. The pool has underwater bar stools that also face the TV. The outdoor area was created by landscape architect Phil Graham and Sekas Custom Pools. Since the city wouldn’t allow a higher wall, the pergola is there as a slight barrier from the street and foot traffic on the sidewalk. The plan was to add flowing, sheer curtains but Tammy said they feel they have enough privacy, even though passers-by stop to take photos from time to time. “But people are always so nice. They tell us how pretty it is,” she said. “During the day there is a lot of energy and fun. By nighttime the beach gets peaceful when all the tourists leave.” — Katherine Snow Smith

Underwater bar stools face the flatscreen television of the Morrisons’ pool at their renovated 1925 home in St. Pete Beach. Photographs by Scott Keeler

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utdoor activities rival a five-star resort at this waterfront residence in the West Shore area of South Tampa. The homeowner and father of four adult kids enjoys “every water sport possible,” said architectural designer Thomas Everett Lamb, standing on the vast terrace overlooking an array of boats and jet skis moored at an extensive dock on Old Tampa Bay. Gas-lit tiki torches rim the property along the water’s edge, and there is a fire pit with wrap-around seating for sunset, bird and airplane watching. The view is spectacular, but the three-tiered, infinityedged swimming pool draws its share of oohs and aahs. “The upper-level spa spills into the intermediatelevel which spills down an 8-foot wall into the groundlevel pool,” said Lamb who designed the family retreat 12 years ago. The lower pool features a 50-foot lap lane and is adjacent to a 2,700-square-foot gym. Italian glass mosaic tiles gleam in a medley of aquatic blues. If the family and friends aren’t boating or swimming, they’re likely to be barbecuing in the outdoor kitchen, competing at ping pong or just chilling on a chaise longue. A fireplace, two televisions and misting fans round out the amenities. “It’s a destination for the family to come together but also to host large scale events, more often than not, benefitting worthy causes,” Lamb said. — Amy Scherzer

The pool is trimmed in Italian glass mosaic tile, which gets lighter in color as the water descends. Photograph by James Borchuck

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The three-tier design begins with a hot tub spa that cascades into the middle level with its underwater table and stools, and that cascades down 8 feet to the lower level, which has a sun shelf and 50-foot swim lane. Photographs by James Borchuck

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Vintage styles always come back again. This high-waisted suit of pineapple-printed fabric is brand-new but harkens back to a time when there was a little more forgiveness for the tummy. Just as high-waisted jeans and skirts are also back in the fashion worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good graces, so is the high-waisted two-piece.


Oh when the sun beats down and burns the tar up on the roof And your shoes get so hot you wish your tired feet were fireproof… You don’t have to go under the boardwalk as the Drifters sang in 1964. Our model found a cool, shady spot along the boardwalk that wraps through the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay’s 35 acres where this golden, fringed suit beautifully complements the mangrove canopy. Or is it the other way around?

Gold fringe underwire top, $98. Woven full bottom, $90. Both from Heart of a Hippie, Luli Fama. Seaicon cork gold tote, Mudpie, $57. Headband, CB Sarong, $42. All from Cerulean Blu.


OVER THE BOARDWALK Mangroves are one of the hardest-working ecosystems on Earth. Shellfish live on mangrove roots, birds roost in their leafy branches, they provide nectar for bats and honeybees, food for crabs and stabilize coastlines by preventing erosion. Add to all that, they provide the perfect backdrop for this beautiful white bikini.

Off-white shea ribbed top, $95. Off-white classic shea ribbed bottom, $70. Both by Frankies Bikinis. Fire Pit black and cream charm bracelets, Simbi, $28. All from Surf Outfitters.


BACK IN BLACK The little black bikini is like the little black dress, timeless and classic. The ruffles on this one add a little flouncy fun and extra coverage.

Dark roast twist bandeau, $94, and ruffle skirted bottom, $98. Tara Grinna. Pom pom necklace, Core, $60. Cream ball earrings, Tell Your Tale, $15. All from Cerulean Blu.


PLAYING IT COY Swimsuits with short sleeves are on the runways and the beaches. The loose sleeves on this one make it flattering to the arms and the bright koi makes it a work of art. Short-sleeve suits can incorporate popular fashion trends such as cutouts in the shoulders, and in this case, an exposed zipper up the back.

Koi maillot one-piece, Lenny Niemeyer, $350. Off-white sun hat, San Diego, $32. Both from Dody Beach Boutique.

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ON THE ROCK OF THE BAY Watch the tide roll away (and the egrets come in for a landing) in this lace-up onepiece. The recent remake of Baywatch wasn’t a hit at the box office, but it did boost demand for one-piece suits just as the movie 10, starring Bo Derek, did in the early 1980s and as Farrah Fawcett’s famous poster did in 1976.

Hibiscus tie-up one-piece, Citrine, $150. Black tassel bracelet, “Karma,” Bali Malas, $13. Multi-colored straw bag, “East of Dove,” Billabong, $44.95. All from Surf Outfitters. Mirrored sunglasses, $18. Studded sandals, Lenny Rocker, by Ipanema, $55. Both from Cerulean Blu.

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ON TOP OF THE BAY A beautiful swimsuit top with ample coverage can go far beyond the beach and pool when paired with a flowing skirt such as this one. Top the outfit with a gorgeous hat and it’s ready for a breeze and a beer on the Hyatt’s rooftop off of Armani’s restaurant.

Orange V top, “Palm Beach,” Indie Wild, $135. Black Sun gypsy maxi skirt, Rip Curl, $54. Beaded charm bracelets, Clay Collection, Simbi, $28. All from Surf Outfitters. Cutout sun hat, Mudpie, $29.95. Cerulean Blu.

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The high-cut legs of the one-piece swimsuit makes the legs themselves appear longer. Not that our model, Kailyn Perez, needs the optical illusion. Her statuesque appearance is enhanced by this elegant suit with a metallic drape, but she achieved it on her own with years of ballet. The third-year law student is competing as Miss Tampa USA for the Miss Florida USA crown in December in hopes of going on to represent the state in the Miss USA competition.

Chain Reaction maillot onepiece, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Luxeâ&#x20AC;? by Lisa Vogel, $154. Black teardrop necklace, Influence, $36. Both from Cerulean Blu.


FROM SANDCASTLES TO COCKTAILS Some smart women buy just one suit a year or even less often but stock their hot weather wardrobe with beautiful coverups. They give you plenty coverage and comfort if you’re playing in the sand with the kids, then can go straight into a bar, restaurant or cocktail party.

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Gray-black caftan, Matta, $295. Black straw hat, San Diego, $65. Both from Dody Beach Boutique.

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Pan-seared duck breast with leg confit, hen of the woods, parsnip puree, truffle reduction and peach gastrique.

Photograph courtesy of Walt Disney World Resort

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hough Tiffins pays homage to the people who created Disney’s Animal Kingdom by displaying their journals and sketches, the upscale restaurant can make you forget you are dining in the middle of a steamy theme park. Tiffins, an Indian word for a type of container used to carry food, is open for both lunch and dinner, but don’t be fooled by the T-shirts and flip-flops of the patrons: This is a splurge. With entrees starting at $29 and a wide variety of food, it’s a dining experience on par with the most high-end options at other parks. The restaurant opened about a year ago in the Discovery Island section of the Animal Kingdom park and sits right on the edge of the area that became the longawaited World of Avatar in May.

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Above, cocktails. Below, the dining room at Tiffins. Photograph by Scott Watt, courtesy of Walt Disney World Resort

Like everything Disney, the 252-seat restaurant aims to be immersive, starting with three themed dining rooms: The Trek Gallery celebrates Asia, the Safari Gallery is all about Africa, and the largest, the Grand Gallery, is a tribute to the animals featured in the park as part of the Disney Conservation Fund. Each of the rooms is filled with travelthemed artwork. Diners leave with a postcard-sized sketch from a Disney Imagineer of travels that inspired the Animal Kingdom’s design. The adjoining Nomad Lounge is a real looker, with indoor and outdoor seating plus a gorgeous patio on which to sip a cocktail like the Annapurna Zing (gin, passion fruit puree, mint, lime juice and ginger beer, $8.50) and eat from a short menu of small plates. Also notable is a house beer, the Kungaloosh Spiced Excursion Ale Draft ($8.75), a dark ale brewed with sorghum. The Black-Eyed Pea Fritters, with yogurt and a pep-

padew puree ($11), make for a hearty appetizer; a complimentary sweet focaccia served with pomegranate olive oil renders the Tiffins Signature Bread Service ($10) unnecessary. When it comes to entrees, there is a lot of variety, from the Wagyu Strip Loin and Braised Short Rib ($53) and the Berkshire Pork Tenderloin with a tamale and mole sauce ($39) to the Grilled Swordfish with carrot-coconut puree ($42) and Roasted Vegetable Curry ($29). The Duo of Lamb ($41), which contains a loin and a house-made sausage, came with a striking “leek ash” coating on one side of the plate. For dessert, the Lime Cheesecake ($10) isn’t your sweetest option, but it may be the best, the custardy cheesecake given texture by an almond-sesame tuile. Whether you drop in for just dessert, drinks or a full meal, Tiffins is an oasis of relaxing luxury in the midst of adventure that some might call chaos. Photograph courtesy of Walt Disney World Resort


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Wash Day, by Marguerite Zorach, New York City, c. 1925. Oil on canvas.

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After Dinner, Paris, by Margarett Sargent, c. 1930. Oil on canvas.


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night starting with sparkling samba dancers from Rio de Janeiro would seem destined to lose steam after such a kickoff, but the annual Collectors Choice dinner at the Museum of Fine Arts proved to be exciting up until the last minute with an unexpected round of fundraising and surprising art purchases.

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HERE ARE THE RULES OF THE GAME The Collectors Circle, made up of donors who give $750 or more annually, gather at the museum for cocktails, dinner and contemplation of three pieces of art on the market. At the end of the night each member casts a vote for their favorite, and the one with the most support is bought with the circle’s funds. The party is open to anyone who wants to buy a $250 ticket, but only those in the Collectors Circle can cast a vote. If a couple votes, they must each donate $750 for two ballots or cast one joint vote. Around 120 people came out for this year’s gala, dubbed Flying Down To Rio. Two months before the big night, museum director Kristen Shepherd spent several days crisscrossing New York, meeting with art dealers and scouting works of art. “I had interest in about 15 to 20 works. I brought images and information back to my curatorial team and we discussed them all together. We considered everything from the quality of the works to how each would fit into the collection,” said Shepherd. “This year I was looking at American paintings, with a particular focus on female artists.” The curatorial team narrowed the large pool of contenders down to six, then Shepherd made the selection of the final three to present to the Collectors Circle. The dealers shipped the paintings to St. Petersburg for the night, and they were hung in the actual galleries where the museum’s curators would place them if they became part of the permanent collection.

MAKING A CHOICE Between bites of chorizo empanadas or spicy gazpacho shots and rhythmic music from steel drums, patrons milled through the Poynter and Smith galleries to see the works they would have a say in acquiring.

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Joice Sousa and the Phoebe Samba Team entertained attendees during the event.

Under the Birches (1872) is an early piece by Edward Gay, an Irish-born artist who was part of the Hudson River School, a group of mid-19th century landscape painters. Margarett W. Sargent’s After Dinner, Paris (circa 1930), demonstrates her simplified forms, strong lines and broad washes of a light palette. Wash Day, New York City (circa 1925) by Marguerite Zorach brings Fauvist and cubist styles together. “She is the most well known artist of the three,” Barbara McCoy, an MFA patron and longtime volunteer docent, said of Zorach. “I have a name for this painting, Sex and the City,” joked her husband Fred McCoy, referring to the delicate lace hanging on a clothesline between two apartment buildings, then added that his idea would draw more votes than the actual title, Wash Day.


The expected favorite, Under the Birches earned the most votes and would be purchased for $55,000. The other two contenders were in a dead heat for second place with only one vote separating them.

Members look at the oil painting Under the Birches, 1872, by Edward Gay.

Of those who revealed their opinions, a majority of patrons were partial to Under the Birches, described by several donors as being so vivid it looked like a photograph. “And the frame is so beautiful,” said Mary Wheeler, referring to the painting’s original 145-year-old frame with intricate carvings that rival the creamy swirls of a decorated cake.

ART HISTORY 101 During dinner of Black Angus filet and jumbo gulf shrimp, guests learned more about the works and artists in a crash course on art history. Katherine Pill, the museum’s curator of contemporary art, educated the crowd on Sargent and Zorach. Though Sargent was the cousin of famed artist John Singer Sargent, her family discouraged this woman born in 1892 in Wellesley, Mass., from pursuing her love of art.

The ballot used by members to cast a vote for their favorite work.

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Mary Wheeler, longtime patron, admired the Under the Birches frame.

Susan Gordon, MFA Director Emeritus Dr. John E. Schloder, Susan Hicks, and Terrence Leet in front of a backdrop of Rio de Janeiro.

Still, she managed to attend the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts and found a mentor in artist George Luks. Sargent made a name for herself with her portraits and figurative works and is known for her use of cool, sketchy lines and cropping her figures. She stopped painting in 1936, struggled with mental illness and spent much of her life in a sanitarium. “You can see the impressionists’ influence on her,” Pill said. Marguerite Zorach, born in 1887 in Santa Rosa, Calif., was one of the first females admitted to Stanford in 1908 but left before finishing her degree to study art in Paris, where Gertrude Stein became a friend and mentor. The influence of Picasso is evident in her non naturalistic colors, cubism and Fauvism, Pill pointed out.

“Either of these works would grow the museum’s collection of women artists,” she said. Shepherd discussed Edward Gay and Under The Birches. At age 11, he immigrated with his family to Albany, N.Y., in the wake of the Irish potato famine in 1848. After showing talent for drawing, he studied with local artists and joined the ranks of the Hudson River School painters. Like others in his genre, he felt God’s presence in his work and his subject and painted with painstaking detail.

AND THE WINNER IS … The ballots came with dessert. Collectors Circle members George and Debbie Baxter never confer on their choices until they mark their ballots, but have voted for the same work the past three years.

I voted for No. 1 (Under the Birches) because it has so much color and depth. But we need to make the museum the owner of all three of these. I don’t like to ask for money even though I’ve been doing it for the past 25 years. This is an important piece of art that we don’t want to lose. Let’s go up from $1,000 to $5,000. Then we can all go home. I’m tired.” MARK MAHAFFEY, outgoing chairman of the museum board

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Rita Peters , Jade Viana (center) of the Phoebe Samba Team, and Barbara McCoy

“I wasn’t sure he would vote for the right one,” teased Debbie Baxter as she looked over her husband’s shoulder at his pick. She admitted she was torn between one painting that spoke to her intellectually and another that moved her emotionally. The couple has a pretty good track record. “The ones they have voted for were picked for the past three years,” George said. Diane Fair admitted she had seen photos of the paintings before the event and picked her favorite but then voted for a different work after seeing them all in person. About the time spoons were scraping the last of the coconut rice pudding with crushed pistachios, Shepherd came forward with the tabulation. The expected favorite, Under the Birches, earned the most votes and would be purchased for $55,000. The other two contenders were in a dead heat for second place with only one vote separating them, she said, a smile growing across her face. After the Birches purchase there was still $30,000 left in the fund, she explained, thanks to this year’s committee chairman Mary Shuh, who raised additional donations from sponsors beyond the initial amount in the purchase budget. “We have enough to purchase the Sargent work,” she said. (It carried a $30,000 price tag.) “The Marguerite Zorach is a really important piece,” Shepherd added, then told the crowd that if $55,000 more could be raised in the room that night the museum could purchase the Zorach.

Mary Ann Morse and Joyce Larson

IMPROMPTU FUNDRAISING Hands went up and guests started pledging $1,000. Shepherd circulated the room, thanking each donor, then, proving this really was an impromptu fund drive, asked: “Is anyone writing this down?” Within minutes, about $7,000 was on the books. Then Mark Mahaffey, outgoing chairman of the museum board stood up and spoke: “I voted for No. 1 (Under the Birches) because it has so much color and depth. But we need to make the museum the owner of all three of these. I don’t like to ask for money even though I’ve been doing it for the past 25 years,” he said. “This is an important piece of art that we don’t want to lose. Let’s go up from $1,000 to $5,000. Then we can all go home. I’m tired.” Several donors pledged $5,000 and some upped their $1,000 offer to $5,000. “Someone asked me which one of these is best for teaching kids about art,” Shepherd said, pulling at heartstrings. “With the Zorach we can talk about Fauvism and cubism. We can talk about early 20th century life in New York. There is an awful lot in this painting.” A few more donors raised their hand and the magic number was achieved. “I heard all night that it would be really hard to vote for just one work — the group really liked all three works, which is wonderful,” Shepherd said after the event. “The result at Collectors Choice this year demonstrated that this group of philanthropists is enthusiastic, generous, and shares my passion for the MFA.”

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TIME FOR INSIDE STROLLING When it’s just too hot to be outside, why not visit one of our wonderful museums in the Tampa Bay area? Exhibits feature permanent collections along with works of visiting artists. Classes and workshops include painting, photography and calligraphy. Kids’ activities provide hours of fun and exploration. Take a break, walk inside and get creative.

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400 N Ashley Drive, Cube 200, Tampa (813) 221-2222 fmopa.org By the Yard: Cirkut Camera Photography Photographs featuring life, industry and culture in early 20th-century America. Through Dec. 31

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David Claerbout The Belgian artist’s work combines multiple media including photography, video, sound, drawing and digital arts. Aug. 21 - Oct. 28 (See cam.usf.edu for multiple events related to this exhibit.)

110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa (813) 443-3861 glazermuseum.org

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Cornelia Corbett Center 120 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa (813) 274-8130 tampamuseum.org Dining: Sono Cafe, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch

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The Classical World in Focus: Animals in Ancient Art. The renowned collection of ancient artifacts. Through 2017

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She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not Featuring 12 famous female artists, including Dorothea Lange, Mary Ellen Mark and Imogen Cunningham. June 10 - Sept. 10

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Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration Curators from the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, and the Tampa Museum of Art bring context to the diversity of art being made in Hillsborough, Manatee, Pinellas, and Sarasota counties within the past year. June 22 – Sept. 24

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Photorealism: 50 Years of Hyperrealistic Painting The work of 30 artists who worked from the 1960s up to today. July 13 - Oct. 22

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Under the Cuban Sun Black-and-white photography of daily life in Cuba, from the 1930s to today. Sept. 22 - Dec. 31

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Last Year at Marienbad film screening with discussion lead by USFCAM Margaret Miller about the film and its pertinence to the Claerbout exhibit. 6 p.m. September 14: Art Thursday USF School of Music Barness Recital Hall

CITY | Susanne Bartsch : Art-a-Porter The Museum’s annual fashion event that raises over $100,000 annually to fund art education programs. Featuring performance style art and interactive vignettes inspired by fashion pioneer Susanne Bartsch. Sept. 9

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The Holocaust and the Book of Fire by Murray Zimiles. Sept. 2 - Dec. 31. Frank Meeink lecture at Eckerd College about his book, Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead. Sept. 7 Artist Talk: Murray Zimiles on The Holocaust and the Book of Fire by Murray Zimiles exhibition. Oct. 26

Casey McDonough & Kenny Jensen: (in/af)inities McDonough and Jensen probe the related structures of our universe, from the microcosmic to the macrocosmic. Sept. 9 - Oct. 29

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1925 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg (727) 821–8992 greatex.org Since 1987 the museum has offered exhibits, programs and camps to stimulate learning, creativity and play for children 10 and under. Totally Tots: Activities for ages 5 and under. 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Aug. 14 - 18 and 21 - 25 Peaceful & Powerful Parenting Class A six-week program designed to help parents with children of all ages build peaceful and powerful family relationships. Aug. 24 - Oct. 12 and Oct. 18 - Nov. 15 Labor Day Fun: Summer and patrioticthemed games and crafts all day. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 4 Parents’ Night Out: Adults can drop off children ages 4 - 10 and let them play at the museum while they have a night to themselves. 6 - 10 p.m. Sept. 8, Oct. 13 Superhero Saturday and Sunday Kids design superhero paper dolls, make masks, ride the Touch Tunnel of glowing “kryptonite” and enjoy super hero guest appearances. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sept. 23 12 -4 p.m. Sept. 24 Great Connections: Museum opens early for children with special needs and their families. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8

Bryce Hammond: Structure Human interactions through the eye of poverty culture. Sept. 9 - Oct. 29 Josette Urso: More than Before Paintings, drawings and collages. Sept. 9 - Oct. 29 You Can Feel What We See: Tactile artwork by visually impaired students in Pinellas County Schools. Sept. 20 - Oct. 20

Morean Center for Clay

420 22nd Street South, St. Petersburg Friday Night Clay Wheel throwing or hand building clay workshops. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Weekly 100th Birthday Party: 7th Annual Great St. Pete Cupcake Contest 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. Aug. 19

Morean Glass Studio & Hot Shop

719 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg Personal Glass Experiences Learn the fundamentals of glass blowing. 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., daily Hot Shop Demonstrations 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Daily except Monday

Museum of Fine Arts

255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg (727) 896-2667 mfastpete.org Dining: MFA Cafe, lunch and brunch The Cinema Series mfastpete.org/events-calendar Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration (See description under Tampa Museum of Art) Through Oct. 1 Simmer and Sift: Summer Cooking Series celebrates Florida’s culinary history in conjunction with the exhibition, “Skyway.” Aug. 23, Sept. 2

St. Petersburg Museum of History 335 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg (727) 894-1052 HistoryStPete.org Exhibits featuring a variety of topics such as Schrader’s Little Cooperstown the world’s largest collection of autographed baseballs, Benoist XIV, a full-size replica of the city’s first commercial airliner, and a 3,000-year-old mummy. Alligators and Oddities Through Sept. 18 Two-Headed Calf Fest Sept. 8 The Raising of the Mermaid From Webb’s City, the world’s most unusual drug store. Sept. 9 Happy Hour with Bill Leavengood Discussion about Webb City, the “world’s most unusual drug store.” Sept. 14

Chihuly Collection

720 Central Avenue , St. Petersburg Solas: Light Informs Glass Featuring works by Richard Royal, Paula Stokes and Eric Mead. Through Oct. 15

Superheroes visit the Superhero Saturday and Sunday event where kids create superhero paper dolls, make masks and experience the Touch Tunnel of glowing “kryptonite.” Photograph courtesy of Great Explorations AUGUST 2017

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Community creatives and arts providers are major contributors to our economy and society, says Arts Council of Hillsborough County executive director Martine Meredith Collier. Local, nonprofit cultural spending equates to having the Super Bowl in Tampa every year, she said.

Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re ahead of similar size markets in almost every category, including nearly 15,000 arts-related jobs.â&#x20AC;? MARTINE MEREDITH COLLIER, Executive director of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County

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EMBRACING cultural vitality BY AMY SCHERZER

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n her first 100 days on the job, Martine Meredith Collier chatted up 150 artists, community leaders and elected officials, all eager to bend the ear of the new executive director of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County. Collier swiftly crafted those conversations into a questionnaire to develop a values-and-mission statement and a three-year strategic plan. More than 1,000 people responded, she said, “almost 70 percent new voices, not already on our mailing list.” Then in June, a bombshell. Results of a national economic arts impact survey arrived: Hillsborough nonprofit arts organizations and their audiences generate $433 million annually. “Jaw-dropping,” Collier said. “Like having a Super Bowl in Tampa every year,” she added, borrowing a handy comparison. “Nearly double since the study done 10 years ago. That’s a huge, huge difference.” Add in the four contiguous counties and the economic ripple hits $1 billion. “We’re ahead of similar size markets in almost every category, including nearly 15,000 arts-related jobs,” she said, rattling off fresh statistics from the 2017 Americans for the Arts study. Data submitted from event attendees incorporated the cost of tickets, dinner, parking, even down to paying a babysitter. Loaded with new information and past experience, Collier aims for more inclusion, “a deeper reach to grass-roots and ethnic organizations,” and a dedicated philanthropic revenue source, “so the organizations are not living handto-mouth.” “There’s more energy, more diversity than in the last 10 years, but not as much connective tissue,” she said. “We’re in an upward spiral, but fractured.” Collier succeeded Art Keeble, who retired last year after 32 years as executive director. She spent the prior five years as CEO of Culture Works, a regional arts agency in the Dayton, Ohio, area.

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She has previously worked for Grantmakers in the Arts in Seattle, and served as executive director of the Sarasota County Arts Council. During the three years Collier worked for the state of Georgia, from 2003-06, she was most gratified helping indigenous, self-taught artists make their remote, rural communities more art-centric. “Martine is a fantastic addition. The council is going to really take off under her guidance, engaging people at all levels,” said W. Campbell McLean, Arts Council of Hillsborough County board chairman. “My biggest regret is that my term is up after October.” Collier set out to be an actor, singing and dancing through her Nashville childhood and at the University of Memphis. “The Grand Ole Opry was my first paid dancing gig, for Minnie Pearl,” said Collier, 65. Later, the mother of three children swapped the stage for roles in arts administration. “I wasn’t cut out for the life of an artist,” she said. “It’s a really hard path, but I’m an excellent patron.” Her last performance in a community theater in 2002 was her biggest success. It’s the night she met her second husband, David Bentley. “It was a British farce, What the Butler Saw,” she recalled. “I played an alcoholic nymphomaniac in a Frederick’s of Hollywood slip. A board member got him a seat down front and invited him to the cast party.” Now residents of a downtown Tampa high rise overlooking the RiverWalk, the couple soak up the entertainment at the Straz Center, mimosas at the Tampa Museum of Art and movies at Tampa Theatre. When her three grandchildren visit, “arts junkies in training,” she said, they can walk to the Glazer Children’s Museum. Recently, an omen made her even more certain she belongs in this cultural gem. “It was at Sunday brunch. My husband and I were toasting our new life in Tampa with char-grilled oysters and Bloody Marys, when I heard a crunch,” Collier said. “I bit into a pearl.”

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St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Foundation Heroes Ball The third annual Heroes Ball honored Joan Steinbrenner for her philanthropy, including the Steinbrenner Children’s Emergency and Trauma Center, at a colorful, circus-themed Under the Big Top bash June 17.

Heroes Ball co-chairs Lorraine and Bob Dutkowsky

St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Foundation honored Joan Steinbrenner, seated center, at the annual Heroes Ball surrounded by her four children, Hank, Jennifer, Hal and Jessica.

Dave and Francine Rosenberg

Mechelle and Robert Ehardt, from left, and Laurice Hachem

Betsy and Eilam Isaak

Alex Rodriguez slams the High Striker. Photographs by Amy Scherzer

Heidi and Casey Gonzmart

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Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay Storybook Ball: Mulan The18th annual Storybook Ball was held at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC. Honoree Blake Casper is the third generation of his family to make essential contributions to the operation of four houses open to pediatric patientsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; families. His grandfather Fritz opened Floridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in South Tampa almost 60 years ago.

Blake Caspar, the 2017 Storybook Ball honoree

Ruth and Fred Lynch offered a $50,000 challenge match.

Fred and Ana Wallrapp

Jason and Beth Rehberg help son Tucker, 2, try his hand at drumming.

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Tampa Bay Rays Vice President Bill Weiner and his wife, Elena Wiener, left, visit with Rays Vice President Jenn Tran and her husband, David. Photograph of Blake Caspar, Rob Moorman Photography All other photographs by Amy Scherzer


  

   









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Moffitt Cancer Center Magnolia Ball Cancer survivors inspired donors to raise a record-smashing $4 million at the 24th annual Magnolia Ball, held in an elegant Tuscan garden setting April 20 and featuring Matchbox Twenty lead singer/composer Rob Thomas in a solo concert.

Barb Sellers, Moffitt Cancer Center director Tom Sellers, and Olympic figure skater Scott Hamilton

Grammy Award winner Paul Anthony and actor Vivica Fox, both new Moffitt Cancer Center national advisory board members.

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At far left, Rob Thomas, composer and frontman of Matchbox Twenty, thrilled the crowd. At left, Lesa Kennedy and Bill Christy bid $10,000 for a Goldendoodle puppy. Photographs by Amy Scherzer

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American Heart Association Go Red for Women Luncheon Go Red for Women campaign chairman Connor Lewis joined 300-plus red-dressed guests at the American Heart Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s luncheon May 19 to hear stroke and heart attack survivors share their medical miracles and subsequent lifestyle changes.

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Megan Kelly, left, Brittany Cohill and Ken Koon received red sunglasses for donating to the Go Red for Women annual campaign luncheon. Photographs by Amy Scherzer

At right, Go Red for Women 2018 chairwoman Linda Simmons, 2019 chairwoman Susan Stackhouse and Florida Hospital Pepin Heart medical director Charles Lambert Photograph courtesy of Daniel Baker, Florida Hospital

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MOUSEQUERADE: Fundraiser for The Kind Mouse, which provides food for 350 children every weekend. 6:30 to 11 p.m. Pasadena Yacht & Country Club, 6300 Pasadena Point Blvd. S, Gulfport. $75. Music by Ellie McCoy. thekindmouse.org

IMAGINATION GALA: Benefits Glazer Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Museum. 6:30 p.m., Glazer Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza. $125 for ages 21 to 25, other starting at $250. (813) 443-3861 or glazermuseum.org/imagination

ROYAL BALL: St. Pete Glitter Queensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; annual fundraiser will benefit Beth Dillinger Foundation this year with a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Modâ&#x20AC;? about the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;60s theme. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater, 12600 Roosevelt Blvd. N, St. Petersburg. $75. (727) 644-8910 or stpeteglitterqueens.org. FARA ENERGY BALL: FARA supports medical research to improve the quality and length of life for those diagnosed with Friedreichâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ataxia. 5:30 p.m., Marriott Waterside, 700 S Florida Ave., Tampa. $375. (813) 600-8179 or curefa.org/energyball

DISHES AND WISHES: Benefits Make A Wish Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. TPepinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospitality Centre. $100 until Aug. 31, then $150. (813) 288-2600 or dishesandwishes.kintera.org BURGERT BROTHERS 100TH ANNIVERSARY GALA: Presented by Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County and Henry B. Plant Museum. 6 p.m., Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. $150. plantmuseum.com

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CITY ART-A-PORTER: Benefits Tampa Museum of Art. Featuring Susanne Bartsch, pioneer of NYC fashion, art and underground club scene of the 1980s. VIP reception, 7 p.m., main event 8 p.m. Tampa Museum of Art, 120 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. (813) 274-8130 or tampamuseum.org

GOURMET FESTIVAL: Benefits Centre for Women, A La Carte Shriners Pavilion, 4050 Dana Shores Dr., Tampa (813) 241-8437 or thecentre.org.

9.23 GRAND GALA: Benefitting RCS, Help & Hope for People in Need. 6 p.m., Conmy Center, 750 San Salvador Dr., Dunedin. Guest speaker, Jay Harris, ESPN. (727) 584-3528 or rcsgrandgala.com.

9.30 BUTTERFLY BALL: Benefitting Alpha House. Vinoy Renaissance Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $150 and up. (727) 822-8190 or alphahousepinellas.org

        

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LET US ENTERTAIN YOU A hot pink jacket with buttons that look like cicadas. Kid gloves with red python skin on the fingertips to simulate polished nails. A long, silk evening dress covered in more than 300 butterflies, another with a three-foot lobster printed on organza. The narrow black belt fastened with graceful, overlapping plastic hands. And the upside down shoe that’s actually a hat. These are not the cutting-edge fashions worn by models and rock stars at this year’s Met Gala in New York. They are some of the acclaimed fashions created by designer Elsa Schiaparelli in the 1930s and ’40s. She made a name for herself with haute couture that was playful and shocking, much of it inspired by surrealist artists including her good friend Salvador Dalí. Dalí & Schiaparelli, an exhibit featuring haute couture gowns, accessories, jewelry, paintings, drawings and the history of the two artists’ creative relationship, opens at the Dalí Museum Oct. 18, just after Bay’s entertainment issue comes out. The magazine will prepare you for Schiaparelli, the accompanying couture fashion show and black tie gala as well as highlight many other entertainment offerings across the Tampa Bay area. — Katherine Snow Smith

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is lending this dress, created in 1937, to the Dalí Museum for the Dalí & Schiaparelli exhibit. Gift of Mme Elsa Schiaparelli.

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Aphrodisiac Telephone, Salvador Dalí 1938 Photographs courtesy of the Dalí Museum


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