Through Our Eyes: Midtown and Beyond

The Multi-Media Work of Student Journalists

Date(s) & Times

September 12-October 2, 2014


Opening Reception Friday Sept. 12, 5-8 PM

Gallery Hours Tuesday-Saturday, 12-4 PM




Presented with Funding from Duke Energy

Red Circle Sponsors of the Month: Hal Freedman and Willi Rudowsky

Related Video

For 10 years, student journalists have been documenting the people, places and stories in their neighborhoods through the Journeys in Journalism program at Melrose Elementary, John Hopkins Middle and Lakewood High schools. Their work culminates in the exhibit "Through Our Eyes: Midtown and Beyond". The work portrays significant elements in the students’ communities through photography, writing and multimedia.

On opening night, Sept. 12, from 5-8 p.m., students will lead tours of the exhibit. Entertainment includes the John Hopkins Jazz Band and World Drummers.

To celebrate a decade of remarkable journalism by students in kindergarten through 12th grade, there will be a 10 year birthday cake.
As a special 10th anniversary memento, “Art in a Bag” will be available for $10. Patrons may choose a surprise bag of three 4x6 prints from the exhibit, or mix and match three prints including select images from the past 10 years for $15.
Exhibit hours are Tuesday- Saturday, 12-4pm.
Admission is free and open to the public.

Journeys  in  Journalism is a partnership between Pinellas County Schools and the Tampa Bay Times. The program is designed to immerse students K-12 in journalism/multimedia training. This year, the program at Lakewood High achieved the status of Pinellas County Career Academy, the Center for Journalism and Multimedia. All three schools have won prestigious national journalism awards.

Through Our Eyes is sponsored by Studio@620 and a generous grant from Duke Energy, Bay Area Art Supply, Reedy Photo Process, Diane Bailey Morton Esq., Dowling & Wedding, St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership, and The Looper Group, Inc.

For more information, please contact Cynda Mort at or 727-430-7773.