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August 2018

Reel Western Movie Series

August 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free – $5

August 21 @ 6-8 p.m. (galleries are open 5-8 p.m.) $5; Free for members - Join former Tampa Bay Times movie critic Steve Persall for an introduction to and screening of Little Big Man (1970). Gunslinger. Frontiersman. Cheyenne warrior. Cavalry muleskinner. Fur trapper. Just a few of the Western archetypes that Dustin Hoffman slips into, in Arthur Penn’s gonzo Western myth. Hoffman plays Jack Crabb, 121 years old and the sole white survivor of the battle at Little Big Horn…

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Live Music with The Sara Rose Band

August 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free – $5

August 28 @ 5-8 p.m. $5; Free for members - Enjoy happy hour specials in The Canyon restaurant, $5 gallery admission, and a rocking performance by The Sara Rose Band, specializing in pre-1980 country & Western music made famous by stars the likes of Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, and George Jones.

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Educators Open House

August 30 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The James Museum, 150 Central Avenue St.
Petersburg, FL 33701
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Teachers, school administrators, home school educators, and college arts & humanities instructors are invited to learn about educational tours and resources available at the James Museum.

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September 2018

$10 TUESDAY: Art Demo

September 4 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wildlife Artist John Brennan Tuesday, September 4 5-8 p.m. Included with admission; free for members Watch artist John Brennan work during a live painting demonstration. An award-winning wildlife artist, Brennan is one of the youngest people ever accepted into the Society of Animal Artists. With his wide range and attention to detail, he has established himself as a major force within the artistic world.

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FAMILY DAY: Navajo Weavers at Work

September 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Navajo Weavers at Work Saturday, September 8 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Included with admission; free for members Bring the kids every second Saturday for fun with an artsy, western, or wildlife twist! Enjoy themed activities, including storytelling, a kid-friendly tour highlighting special works of art, and a chance to get creative with a hands-on art workshop. How do you turn sheep’s wool into a blanket? Learn how Navajo Indians use wool to weave blankets with colorful and unique designs. Watch a…

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$10 TUESDAY: Film

September 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World (2017) Tuesday, September 11 6 p.m. Included with admission; free for members This award-winning documentary tells the story of a profound and little-known chapter in the history of American music – the Indigenous influence. Featuring music icons Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, and others, RUMBLE shows how talented Native musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives. Join author and music journalist Bill…

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$10 TUESDAY: Live Music

September 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Trailside Phantoms Tuesday, September 18 5-8 p.m. Included with admission; free for members With a rich mix of influences and original songwriting, Trailside Phantoms seamlessly blends elements of rock, folk, country and blues with a dose of experimentation to create their "Americana Weird" sound. This high-energy group delivers a driving, eclectic set that appeals to music lovers of all ages.

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BOOK CLUB: Read ‘Em & Eat

September 20 @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm

Dragon Teeth, by Michael Crichton Thursday, September 20 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.  Included with admission; free for members A spectacular adventure tale set in the Old West, Crichton used real-life bone wars between rival paleontologists as the foundation for this page-turning novel. Yale student William Johnson signs on for a summer digging for bones with Professor Othniel Marsh. Marsh abandons him, convinced he is a spy, and Johnson ends up working for Marsh's rival, Edward Cope. One adventure follows another as…

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September 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Suzie Seerey-Lester Sunday, September 23 2 p.m. Included with admission; free for members Suzie Seerey-Lester discusses her work and fascinating career path – from professional diver who taught search and rescue skills to CIA, Secret Service, and FBI Agents, to award-winning wildlife artist. A devoted marine turtle conservationist, Seerey-Lester has traveled the world as a painter and art instructor. Her work has been featured in dozens of exhibitions, including “Art and the Animal,” currently at The James Museum. Space is…

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$10 TUESDAY: Gallery Sketching

September 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Tuesday, September 25 5:30-7:30 p.m. Included with admission; free for members Experience the museum’s collection through close observation and sketching. Artist Douglas Land will demonstrate techniques and answer questions. Open to artists of all ages and abilities. Paper, pencils and gallery stools provided. Space is limited.

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