Best Of 2005

BEST NEW GALLERY (PINELLAS): The [email protected]

Next-door neighbors Dave Ellis and Bob Devin Jones discovered they shared a vision: presenting arts of many cultures and media with a focus on education to St. Petersburg. Ellis, an industrial and exhibition designer, brought clean visuals and a history of exhibition design to the project; Devin Jones brought his years of theater work as an actor, director, playwright and producer. Housed in a renovated building in downtown St. Pete, The [email protected] had a great first year, mixing it up among cultures and formats. Florida Highwaymen paintings, African-American quilts, spoken word performances and original plays by Devin Jones performed by local actors are just some of the accomplishments. 620 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg, 727-895-6620, www.thestudioat620.com. -Mary Mulhern