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St. Pete’s youngest mural painter is Gibbs student

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At 17 years old, Justin Wagher is St. Pete’s youngest wall muralist. The Gibbs High School senior has eight murals painted in and around St. Pete on the sides of buildings. The works were a part of Wagher’s senior project at the Pinellas County Center for the Arts program. Each of the young man’s murals contains a similar motif. They all depict a woman in grayscale with flashes of pink as an accent. And they’re not just pretty pictures. Wagher…

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Wayne Atherholt has an incentive for supporting BP settlement plan

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St. Pete’s cultural affairs office director Wayne Atherholt has an idea to sweeten the deal for City Council to approve Mayor Rick Kriseman’s plan to include $1 million for an arts endowment in the uses for BP settlement funds. According to Nonprofit Quarterly, Atherholt wants to raise additional funds to add to the pot. Already, the mayor’s plan would create $40,000 a year in additional grant money available to the arts. That figure grows the more money is put into…

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