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By SUZANNE SCRUGGS

© St. Petersburg Times, published March 23, 2001


ART: HCC presents The GREEN MAN RETURNS -- AN INSTALLATION FOR SPRING today through April 15 in the Ybor campus art gallery. The show features the cast and sculpted glass artworks of HCC sculpture professor Susan Gott. Gott's sculptural glass embodies her interest in mythological imagery, symbolism and traditions from historic and ancient cultures. The Green Man installation investigates and reinterprets this ancient image of creativity through life-size glass floor sculptures and wall installations. Professor Gott is a glass artist and educator who owns and operates the Phoenix Glass Studio in Tampa. She earned an MFA in sculptural glass from Kent State University and studied glass at Pilchuck, Haystack and Penland schools. Call (813) 253-7674.

UT will host the annual fundraising art show and sale for Las Damas de Arte today through Thursday at the Scarfone/Hartley Galleries. Las Damas is a Tampa-based cultural organization celebrating women in the arts. The exhibition features works for sale by more than 50 acclaimed women artists, whose works include paintings, drawings, photographs, jewelry, fiber, ceramics, sculpture and mixed media. Admission is free. Call Dorothy Cowden at (813) 253-6217.

EVENTS: UT hosts GreenFest on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Plant Park. The annual garden festival is a flower and plant sale sponsored by the Friends of Plant Park, a group dedicated to the preservation and beautification of the park. The keynote speaker will be Susie Coelho, host of HGTV's Surprise Gardener. She will speak on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Plant Hall grand salon. Call Cindy Henderson at (813) 837-9195 or Mary Jo Shenk at (813) 251-4655.

UT will sponsor a technical education career orientation night on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Room 134 of the John H. Sykes College of Business building. The night will highlight new technical certification opportunities at UT. Training experts from Data Management Systems will join UT counselors detailing the many valuable new certificates available at the university. This is a free event. Call (866) 882-3283.

UT's Student Productions presents a performance by Elvira Kurt & Stargazer Lily on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Plant Hall grand salon. This is a four-piece alternative/pop/rock female-fronted quartet. This event is free.

THEATRE: UT welcomes social critic Arthur Schnitzler's controversial La Ronde now through Saturday at 8 p.m. each night at the Falk Theater. A matinee performance will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Shnitzler first privately published La Ronde in 1900 in Austria. Those first 200 copies created a sensation, and a public edition was published in 1903. The play's frank sexual portrayals met with condemnation and bans across Europe. UT theater professor Gary Luter leads a cast of UT theater students in this production, which is a cycle of 10 dialogues based on the 1998 English-language adaptation by British playwright David Hare and set in jazz-era urban America. The play contains adult situations and adult language. Tickets $10 general, $5 students and seniors, free for UT students and faculty. Call (813) 253-3333, ext. 3499.

UT presents live theatre, "Upstairs/Downstairs at the Tampa Bay Hotel." The single character performance of Arthur Schleman-Hunting Guide at the Tampa Bay Hotel 1895, played by John Snell, will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday in The Henry B. Plant Museum. Admission is $5 adults, $3 children. Call (813) 254-1891, ext. 23.

MUSIC: USF's School of Music will host a concert on Sunday, March 25, at 3 p.m. in the music recital hall (FAH 101). The concert features the USF Collegium Musicum, with John Robison as the director. This is a free concert.

USF's Music School is hosting a faculty recital on Monday at 8 p.m. in the music recital hall (FAH 101). The recital features Theresa D'Aiuto Andrasy, mezzo-soprano, and Robert Helps on piano. $6 general admission, $4 students and seniors. Call (813) 974-2323.

USF's Music School hosts a concert on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center-Ferguson Hall. This concert features the USF Choirs: Men's Glee Club, Women's Chorale and Chamber Singers. $6 general admission. Call (813) 974-2323.

-- Send information for the Campus Calendar to Suzanne Scruggs, St. Petersburg Times, 1000 N. Ashley Drive, Suite 700, Tampa, FL 33602, or fax it to her at (813) 226-3381.

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