being there, doing that
INSPIRING ART, INSPIRING OTHERS
The fourth annual MUSE Awards recognized five local “muses” who contribute to the St. Petersburg arts community. Whether because of their art, their time volunteering, their financial or educational support or all of the above, the muses were thanked at the event at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. The 2017 honorees are Kyu Yamamoto, Eric Davis, Kathryn Howd, David Warner and Leon “Tes One” Bedore. 1. Sylvia Runche, Ezra Singer and Skiter Singer. 2. The band LaLucha with James Suggs performs during the fourth annual MUSE Awards. 3. Emily Porterfield and Madelin Willett of the YMCA Dance Academy perform. 4. MUSE Visual Arts Award recipient Kyu Yamamoto. 5. Adam Curtis, top, with, from left, Alison Curtis, Michelle Cohen and Betsy Englander. 6. MFA board member Laura Bryant and husband, Matt Bryant, dance during the event. 6
Photographs by Lance Rothstein
Fly Away. Vol. 10, No. 5. Copyright 2017.