Morean Artist Kodi Thompson among Thursday speakers: World Creativity and Innovation Week

14 Apr 2020, Posted by Robin McGowan in ART Matters, Classes, Events, News, Press Releases
Sculptor Kodi Thompson hanging art

Thursday line-up explores creative business growth and reinvention of self

In a local virtual celebration hosted by Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg and My Favorite Art Place, Clearwater, creators, makers, and arts organizations are joining innovators in over 48 Countries around the world to celebrate World Creativity and Innovation Week (WCIW).The FREE online workshops follow WCIW inspiration to find pathways to greater global cooperation, stewardship of resources and improved quality of life for all.

“Be the next Big Thing” in this high-energy presentation Marc Ensign will coach you on how to go from being a “Best Kept Secret” to a “Top of Mind Authority.” Regardless of what you do or you we do it for, there’s something everyone wants that is more valuable than money. Attention. With enough attention you can build a business. You can help people. You can do what you love. And you can create a community. With enough attention you can change the world! Presented by Marc Ensign

Thursday, April 16, 2020 from 2:30pm – 3:45 pm

Living your best life is something most aspire to do, but can we, how do we? Life coach Valerie Fulbright will step out of her bank executive suit jacket to roll up her sleeves and get real with you in this inspiring workshop “Every next level of your life will demand a different you!” Understanding how approaching life’s purpose from a holistic perspective is crucial, and how happiness is the main ingredient to living a fuller and longer life.
Open up a new way of thinking and looking at life. Gain exposure to techniques and modern ideas on the topic. Use in everyday living to improve their experience. This topic is essential knowledge for everyone, but especially women, to live a full and happy life.

Thursday, April 16, 2020 from 4:00pm – 5:00pm

A Conversation Regarding Innovation and Artwork; What Does Tomorrow Look Like? The 2020 Creative Pinellas Emerging Artists will share their art journeys, how they tap into and hone their creativity during a special conversation with Danny Olda, Manager of Curatorial Programs, Content and Engagement with Creative Pinellas. Join Patricia Kluwe Derderian, Lynn Foskett, Steph Hargrove, Mark Mitchell, Zoe Papas, Gianna Pergamo, Kodi Thompson, Judy Vienneau, & Angela Warren as they discuss trends in art, artistic expression and innovation. Emerging Artist Grantees are artists with a recognized and proven promise, a history of success, a strong portfolio of work and a vision for their future. Each of the artists was selected because their potential shines exceptionally bright. The Conversation is held in conjunction with and recognizes World Creativity and Innovation Week, a global celebration from April 15th – 21st, sanctioned by the United Nations to raise awareness around the importance of creativity and innovation in problem solving and encouraging creative multidisciplinary thinking at the individual and group levels. In responsive to COVID-19, this conversation will be streamed on the Creative Pinellas Facebook Live.

Thursday, April 16, 2020 from 7:00pm-9:00pm  

World Creativity and Innovation Week became a United Nations International Day of observance in 2017.  WCIW is a worldwide community dedicated to using Creativity and Innovation to solve problems for the planet, in countries, states, cities, schools, the workplace and in personal lives. Beginning April 15 and concluding on the eve of Earth Day, April 21st, people unite globally to provide time, space, opportunity and skill building for people to generate new ideas and use the power of imagination to make a difference in many ways. For more information visit

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