June 23, 2012

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Great feature for the St. Petersburg Crochet Coral reef in the Tampa Bay Times Weekend edition.

 

St. Petersburg Crochet Coral Reef Sneak Peek

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Many thanks to Creative Pinellas for their great preview video of the Crochet Coral Reef!

 

 

 

 

Crochet Coral Reef Events

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The St. Petersburg Satellite Reef at Florida Craftsmen

A Satellite of the worldwide Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Project created by Margaret and Christine Wertheim of the Institute For Figuring in
Los Angeles.

 

 

Stay tuned for announcements about family activity days on the Reef!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coral Reef Contributors

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Sponsors
Great Barrier Reef Sponsors:

Prism Yarns, Laura and Matt Bryant

 


The Yarn Group

 




The National NeedleArts Association

 

 

Andros Barrier Reef Sponsors:
Al May
Kathryn Howd

New Caledonia Reef Sponsors

Muench Yarns

 

 

Pulley Ridge Reef Sponsors:
Judy & Bud Cherry
Bonita Cobb
Duncan McClellan
Gail Simpson

Friends of the Reef:
A Good Yarn
Enee Ablemen
Diane Keane
Mary Alice McClendon
MRK Hair Designs
Picasso’s Moon
Sonya Miller
Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild

Special Thanks to the Steering Committee and Marine Scientist Advisors:
Butch Ringlespaugh
Caitlin Tighe
Joe Cavanaugh
Dr. John Ogden
Dr. Kate Lunz
Kathryn Howd
Laura Bryant
Mary Anna Murphy
Dr. Pam Hallock Muller
Dr. Peter Betzer
Sarah Butz
Dr. Walt Jaap
Walter Bowen

Mural Artists:
BC Woo
Audri Tirabassi
Laura Spenser
Saori
Tammy Berk

Construction Volunteers:
Adrienne Ruga
Ted Steinwender
Rodger Johansson
Betsy Lester
Mike Montgomery
Murray Post

Coral contributors:
Abbie Go
Abby Robbins
Aimee Holley
Alicia Bernhardt
Alicia Conroyd
Amanda Michaud
Anatobin Tinnaro
Anita Jenkins
Anne Mathes
Anne-Marie Stephenson
Annie Myer
Antje Gillingham
Astrid Ellis
Audrey Rosenberg
Audrey Strecher
Avalyn DeVore
Ayako Matsuo
Barbara Chororos
Barbara Obeng
Barbara Rusin
Barbara Williams
Becky Dunsmoor
Ben Pridemore
Bernie De Maesschalck
Bert Fazio
Beth Morean
Betsy Lester
Betsy Potter
Betsy Reynolds
Betty Bean
Betty Bowley
Beverly Wiberg
Bonita Cobb
Cami Smith
Candace Berner
Carla Reiniger
Carol Bonnefil
Carol Veneziano
Carol Johnson
Carole Hayes
Caroline Tacker
Carolyn Baum
Carolyn Jeannette
Cayla Heste
Charleen McGrath
Charles Davis
Charles Gandy
Charlotte Florell
Charlie Belcher- FOX13
Cheri Krumholz
Cheri Tardif
Cheryl Anne Day-Swallow
Cheryl Knight
Chris Parker
Chris Williams
Christine Nissley
Cley Pickel
Cynthia Apter
Dani Skozypek
Dante Vogtner
Debbie Reeser
Deborah Winton
DeeDee Slone
Denise Bennett
Denise Romano Bright
Dennis Lightfield
Diana Lauring
Diana Lucas Leavengood
Diana Sowers
Diane Arthur
Diane Drutowski
Diane Lewis
Diane Shelly
Diane Shewbuirt
Dianne Wood
Dolly Cummings
Donna Parrey
Dorine Chambers
Eleanor Pigman
Elisheba Weathers
Elizabeth Gonzolez
Elizabeth Hillmann
Elizabeth Kozlowski
Elizabeth McFeeters
Ellen Burkhart
Emily Fasan
Emily Shrider
Emily Stehle
Emily Turek
Erika Greco
Erin Shelly
Estelle Chakrin
Finley Wilsher
Francene Penhallow
Frances Haney
Frances Tresselt
Freda Dexter
Gail Dold
Ginger Luters
Gini Rollins
Glenda Booth
Gypsy Ingram
Hans-Otto Bienau
Howard Rutherford
Isa Jorgensen
Jacqueline Keller
Jan Curtis
Janet Dove
Janet Hendren
Janet Milne
Janice Montgomery
J.C. Briar
Jean Andrews
Jean Flood
Jeanne Mansfield
Jeanne Soucy
Jennifer Arness
Jennifer Baldwin
Jennifer Raheb Soyke
Jessie Green
Jill Shapiro
Joan Williford
Joanna Davis
Jordan Trimble
Joy-Hope Weathers
Judith Barry
Judy Lynd
Judy Kulju
Judy Saitta
Julia Flood
Julie Price
Julius Keblinskas
Kay George
Karen Eckles
Karen May
Karen Park
Karen Wilson
Karina Gonthier
Karrie Klement
Kathleen Byers
Kathryn Howd
Katri Saari
Keith Best
Kelley Towne
Kirstin Lundvall
Kim Wells
Kristi Capone
Lachondeia Thomas
Laura Bryant
Laura Elizabeth Green
Laura Vrooman
Lee Summerall
Leslie Jennings
Leslie Knox
Leslie LeRoy
Lianna Stehle
Lin Jorgensen
Linda Champagne
Linda Hoffman
Linda Kurent
Lindi Fischer-Defoy
Lisa Keblinskas
Lisa Marquetty
Liz Brown
Lois Jenkins
Lori Stone
Lova Patterson
Lydia Rose Rupinski
Lynda Simmerly
Madeline Hamilton
Mae Mello
Magdalena Go
Marcia Kutash
Margaret Bruninghaus
Margaret Moore Holmberg
Margarita Musa
Margot Woodrough
Maria Peas
Marianne Browne
Marianne Gustafsson
Marie Bean
Marilyn Hayden
Marion Huey
Marlene Johnson
Marsha Bard
Mary Alice McClendon
Mary Ann Dougherty
Mary Ann Pittman
Mary Bandera
Mary Cummings
Mary Lou McIntosh
Mary Meza
Mary Murray
Mary Stenov
Maryanne Hamilton
Meara Corbett-O’Connor
Megan Walker
Mei-Ling St. Leger
Melanie Moore
Melissa Hunt
Melissa Wykell
Megan Yousef
Merike Saarniit
Michele Egerter
Michele Tuegel
Michelle Keeney
Mike Campbell
Mitzi Campbell
MJ Arnaldi
MJ Koslowski
Monika Redburn
Nancy Mullikin
Nancy Vladovich
Natalie Kaltenbacker
Natalie Oliver
Nikki Delaney
Nola Flamingo
Norma Prado
Olga Roy
Olivia Adamson
Oneita Tinsley
Pam Hatton
Pat Bickel
Pat Mason
Patricia Shelton
Patsy Monk
Patty Attkins
Paula Walker
Peg Rigg (in memory of)
Philip Weathers
Priya Thorsen
Rachel Goldberg
Rachel Shapiro
Ralenda Broerman
Rebecca Kramer
Renee Athey
Reta Robson
Rita Robson
Rory Goldych
Rosemary Erbeck
Rosemary Lutz
Rosemary Prins
Ruth Cox Leaders
Ruth Defoy
Ruth Pettis
Sally Bedrosian
Sandra Hennessy
Sara Shapiro
Sarah Butz
Sara James
Sandi Brown
Shannon Cobb Tappan
Sharon Richards
Sharon Robinson
Sheila Wasserman
Sophia Hirst
Sophia Stone
Stacie Koslovsky
Stacy Perry
Stella Vaughan Andersen
Sue Morrow
Summer Ford
Susan Dee
Susan Post
Susan Savitsky
Susan Swanson
Susie Cusling
Tallulah Taylor
Tara Wood
Teri Plumridge
Tess Danielson
Thanh Seybold
Tyler J. Fortura
Tricia Rotter
Una Barnitz
Ursula O’Brian
Valerie Nelson
Veronica Keblinskas
Vicki Siddons
Wade Brickhouse
Wendy Grey
Wendy Hirst
Wioleta Chalama
Willi Rudowsky
Zhana Sidoranko
Zoe Hettrich

Crochet Coral Reef

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The St. Petersburg Satellite Reef at Florida Craftsmen
June 8-September 1, 2012
Opening reception Friday, June 8th  5:30-8:30

A Satellite of the worldwide Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Project created by Margaret and Christine Wertheim of the Institute For Figuring in Los Angeles.

Originating in California as the brainchild of twin sisters, one in science and one in art, the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef project unites math, science, and arts. The ruffled shapes created through crochet illustrate the hyperbolic plane while calling attention to the plight of coral reefs around the world. Fiber artists are challenged to create diverse shapes but crochet is a relatively easy skill to learn.

Florida Craftsmen has engaged the community to create a Satellite Coral Reef which will be on display this Summer  at the Florida Craftsmen Gallery in downtown St. Petersburg. Over 280 people have created thousands of crocheted coral, shells, fish, eels, rays and so many more incredible forms. The finished reef fills the 1200 sf exhibition gallery with a bleached reef, an oil spill reef and some fun surprises in store.

Area marine scientists are presenting programming about marine life issues, how these crocheted forms actually explain a very complex mathmatical theory, and how a project like this can bring diverse groups of people together. We currently have people from  4 countries, 5 states and numerous locations in Florida who contributed coral pieces to the project!

 

 

Events

Crochet classes, Wine and Reef Gatherings, Coral Reef Presentations and more

Contributors

Donors, Sponsors and Reef Contributors