Tapas in Marbella, Oil on linen. 53 (w) x 48”(h)
always felt safe and protected; despite their passing, I feel them all around
me. Likewise, my wife (Nutia) is a brilliant mother, as well. Plus, for me, as a
visual artist, her astounding physical beauty rivaled Raphael’s “Sistine Madonna”
(Dresden), and Giorgione’s “Sleeping Venus” (Dresden).
8. What is your idea of a perfect weekend? Luxuriating, restfully
enjoying each day, moment-by-moment, brunching with loved-ones, attending
art shows, doing art ---- and foremost, being at a Florida Gulf Coast
beach with loved-ones.
9. What do you hate? I hate tyrants that commit thoughtless acts of
cruelty and evil, i.e., Hitler, Mussolini, Franco, Tojo, Stalin, Mao, and all the
current monstrous crop of lying criminals and tyrannous-brutes, who hate
freedom, liberty, and democracy, who maliciously place six-month old babies
in dog cages for several days unfed, unloved, soiled, and then these
fascistic Cretans act shocked when ten babies in their cruel care die.
10. What is the single thing that brings you the most joy? My
entire Family, starting with my wife & my two children and our dog “Coco,”
all the grandparents (dead & living) all aunts & uncles, and my beloved
sisters & brothers-in-law and my nieces & nephews, my God-children and
their families, and all my glorious and amazing cousins.
José Rodeiro is an acclaimed NYC metropolitan-area artist, who has lived and worked (off-andon)
in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Northern New Jersey for over twenty-five years. Born and raised in
Ybor City, Tampa, Florida, he graduated from Tampa’s Jesuit High School where he developed a life -
long passion for knowledge and creating art. As a result, he pursued an academic career, eventually obtaining
a Ph.D. from the College of Fine Arts, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, an MFA from Pratt Institute,
NYC, and a BA in Art from the University of Tampa, Tampa, Florida. Rodeiro views all visual-art through
the clear-lens of art’s long-body, currently spanning over-73,000 years. Generally, “great art” consistently
furnishes viewers with individual, intuitive, and sensate visions, revealing creativity and genius.
American Stage presents
By Jet Hall
An inspiring true story of a brilliant, history-making woman’s scientific journey
to map the stars and understand life on earth.
Florida Women Magazine had the privilege to review this outstanding play,
produced by Lauren Gunderson. Her story brings to the forefront the struggle of
an amazing woman, Henrietta Leavitt, as she began her work at the Harvard
Observatory in the early 1900s. Not being able to even touch a telescope or
be creative, she works with a group of women that are called “computers” who
chart the stars. Their work is counted as “girl hours”. Such were the times. But
love, family, and comedy all come into play in this refreshing production that
allows the audience to become one with Henrietta, as she struggles to follow
her passion and love.
The American Stage Theatre is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization providing
live theatrical performances in the heart of St. Petersburg since 1977.
Their mission is to reinforce the power of live theatre with high quality productions
that excite and challenge a diverse audience and to deepen the
connection to one another through the illumination of diverse perspectives.
American Stage artists and stakeholders are responsible for helping a small
theatre touring company blossom into a thriving world-class professional
theatre providing nearly 80,000 Tampa Bay residents and tourists with
accessible, relevant art and arts education annually. Be sure to contact
them for upcoming performances!
Raymond James Theatre, 163 3rd Street North, St. Petersburg, FL
33701. 727.823.7529. firstname.lastname@example.org or follow them on
social media: @americanstage or /americanstage
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