The 2013 Studio Honors

At the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club

Date(s) & Times

March 30, 2013

@6:20 PM



$175 per person / $1500 for a table of 10 / Reservations Required


Friends of the Studio Honors Rob Bowen, Sonia Raymund, Astrid and G. David Ellis, Perry and Lisa Everett, Dar Webb and Clint Page, Al May, and Community Partners

The Tampa Bay Times

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Since opening in 2004, The Studio@620 has been a gathering place where visual and performance arts flourish, lively public discussions ensue, and partnerships with other groups produce the possibilities that anything creative can happen there.

Studio Honors began as the Social Justice Pioneer Awards, which recognized some of the most influential people of our age, including John Hope Franklin, Susan Sarandon, John Lewis, Herb Snitzer, Ray Arsenault, and St. Petersburg’s own premier jazz musician Buster Cooper. The Studio Honors event represents what is best about the Studio by honoring individuals who have contributed to the intellectual, artistic, economic, social, and cultural aspects of life in the Tampa Bay community and the world beyond.

While we wine you and dine you, prepare for an entertaining show full of surprises. You’ll witness a variety of musical performances and a salute to the honorees.

The 2013 Studio Honors will be held on Saturday March 30th at the Renaissance Vinoy St. Petersburg Resort and Golf Club in the Grand Ballroom.  Festivities begins at 6:20 PM and will feature a variety of musical and dramatic performances driected by Nate Najar and Bob Devin Jones.

This year's honorees are:

Dr. Bill Heller, Cynda Mort, Terri Lipsey Scott, and Marquis Floyd.

Dr. Bill Heller

Dean, College of education, USFSP


Cynda Mort

Journalism Specialist, Melrose Elementary


Terri Lispey Scott

Chair, Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum


Marquis Floyd

Graduating Senior, PCCA/Gibbs High School,

Ola Mae Jones Emerging Artist Award