Visiting Artist Series

The Art World has a sea of diverse artistic genres, people, and professionals. ACT finds immense value in forums that provide opportunities to share insights, talents, and passions. The Visiting Artist Series (VAS) provides vital access and exposure for underserved youth and teens to engage with local to international professionals. Visiting artists provide critical industry perspective as well as engage in creative workshops. Students are encouraged to exchange with innovative artists, construct meaningful responses, collaborate, and to think critically about the artistic process. If you would like to participate in the VAS, we extend an open invitation. Come Inspire Success! (click)

Helen Pruitt Wallace 

Helen Pruitt Wallace is Poet Laureate of St. Petersburg, and a recipient of the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance SunLit Award. Her first collection of poems, Shimming the Glass House, won the Richard Snyder Prize for Poetry and a bronze Florida Book Award, and her chapbook, Pink Streets was published in 2016 by Yellow Jacket Press. Co-editor of the Anthology, Isle of Flowers (Anhinga Press), Wallace’s individual poems have been published in several journals and anthologies. She earned her Ph.D. in English/ Creative Writing from Florida State University and has taught poetry and non-fiction at Eckerd College. A trustee of the Dali’ Museum, Wallace hosts the Dali Poetry Series, and looks forward to teaching poetry workshops as a visiting artist with musician Alex Harris and The Arts Conservatory for Teens (ACT).

Poet Laureate, St. Petersburg, FL

Workshop Details: Poetry/Spoken Workshop

Workshop dates: February 22, 2018 and March 1, 8th, 15th 

Time: 6:00PM-7:00PM

Location: USFSP Harbor Hall Room 110

 Robert Teasdale 

Actor, American Musical and Dramatic Academy, NYC

Workshop date: Monday, January 9, 2017

Workshop Details: Industry Seminar and Improvisation Workshop

Robert is an actor/singer from St. Petersburg, FL, now based in NYC. He has worked all across the U.S. at various regional theaters, and toured the country with Shrek The Musical. In addition to theater, he has also worked in TV, commercials, and radio. Training: AMDA, NYC. Favorite regional credits include: Assassins (Czolgosz), Moonlight And Magnolias (Victor), White Christmas (Bob), Pirates Of Penzance (Sergeant of Police), Hairspray (Corny). TV: Young, Hot And Crooked (Discovery ID), The Haunting Of… (Lifetime Movie Network).


Monday-Friday 9:00am-8:00pm

Saturday-Sunday Closed Except for Performances and Events

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