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3rd Annual Fantastic Ekphrastic

  • 24 Feb 2017
  • 5:30 PM (EST)
  • 25 Feb 2017
  • 8:00 PM (EST)
  • Soft Water Studios 515 22nd St S, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33712
Hosted by KEEP ST. PETE LIT and Soft Water Studios


Fantastic Ekphrastic – Keep St. Pete Lit’s annual melding of art, theater and literature – is back!

Two shows each night!

  • Friday, February 24 Shows at 5:30pm and 8pm
  • Saturday, February 25 Shows at 5:30pm and 8pm*


Doors open at 4:30pm both nights.

EKPHRASIS /EK’PHRASIS/: a literary description of or commentary on a visual work of art.

Fantastic Ekphrastic has been heralded by Creative Loafing as a “unique melding of the visual, performance and literary arts.”

Keep St. Pete Lit and Soft Water Studios invite you to a fantastical experience: 16 visual artists’ pieces as interpreted by 16 local writers, presented in dramatic readings by captivating local performers!

All 2015 and 2016 shows sold out! Don’t delay getting your tickets!

Fantastic Ekphrastic Artists/Writers:

  • Julia Polonyi/Adrien Julious
  • Stacy Jo DeMott /Jeremiah Khokhar
  • Kim Radatz /Lisa Luella Kirchner
  • Bob Canning/Joe Hamilton
  • Zulu Painter/Jalessa Blackshear
  • D YaeL Kelley/Elizabeth Brincklow
  • Ryan Michel/Sheila Cowley
  • John Pendygraft/Brooks Peters
  • Mark Mitchell/Lisa Spencer
  • Laine Nixon/Sabrina Dalla Valle
  • Marc Levasseur/Nathan Van Coops
  • Jenipher Chandley/Tracy Kennard
  • Josh Poll, collaboration with Dave Walker Glass, Daddy O Glass/Jon Kile
  • Ya’ La Ford/Matt Cowley
  • Mike Elwell/Scott Harrell
  • Duncan McClellan/Heather Sellers


Actors: TBA

Directed by: Bob Devin Jones

*NOTE: There are four showings of Fantastic Ekphrastic on February 24 and 25. Please select either the 5:30pm show time or the 8pm show in the ticket link.

*Limited seating available.
**All proceeds benefit Keep St. Pete Lit whose mission to bring an approachable, engaging literary component to St. Petersburg’s vibrant arts community.

Art featured in poster: "White Raven Speaks – the Second Horizon" by D YaeL Kelley

A huge THANK YOU to our sponsors: J. Clayton Pruitt Foundation, Soft Water Studios, Studio @620, Jon and Monica Kile, and The Hubbard Family.

*Sponsorship opportunities available. Click here for more info: http://keepstpetelit.org/become-an-fe-sponsor/

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