Arts/Entertainment/Sports

DUNCAN MCCLELLAN

ARTIST & OWNER, DUNCAN MCCLELLAN GALLERY AND DMG SCHOOL PROJECT, ST. PETERSBURG

Ten years ago, McClellan, a nationally known glass artist, converted a 7,800-sq.-ft. former fish and tomato packing plant into an art glass gallery, not only featuring his work, but the work of 60 other glass artists from around the world. In doing so, he helped create St. Petersburg’s Warehouse Arts District, a once seedy part of town that now features other art galleries, artist workspaces, restaurants, coffee shops, antique shops and numerous other businesses, including a craft brewery.

McClellan, whose gallery centers around a hot-glass studio where the public can watch artists create glass objects, founded the DMG School Project, which he says is dedicated to bringing arts education to the public, with a focus on school outreach.

“Our DMG School Project gives great satisfaction,” he says. “It is wonderful to see young people be inspired by art. DMG also hosts a number of emerging artists residencies. These give artists a jump start on their careers through free studio time, stipends and mentoring. These are things I could have used starting up, and it’s a pleasure to pass this on to artists who participate in our programs. I am also very passionate about helping other communities develop sustainable arts programming in their communities. I have been asked to speak and consult on projects throughout the country.”

STACEY ALLASTER

UNITED STATES TENNIS ASSOCIATION

KEN BABBY

FAST FORWARD SPORTS GROUP

Mark Bellissimo

Equestrian Sports Productions

TOM BRADY

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

Matt Caldwell

Florida Panthers Hockey

Tony Dungy

Broadcaster

Tom Garfinkel

Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium

STEVE HOGAN

FLORIDA CITRUS SPORTS

NANCY HOGSHEAD-MAKAR

CHAMPION WOMEN

Derek Jeter

Miami Marlins

Shahid “Shad” Khan

Jacksonville Jaguars

JUDY LISI

STRAZ CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

Alex Martins

Orlando Magic

Duncan McClellan

Duncan McClellan Gallery

Jay Monahan

PGA Tour

ERIC POMS

ORANGE BOWL COMMITTEE

J. Michael Prince

USPA Global Licensing

KATHY RAMSBERGER

DR. PHILLIPS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

KAY RAWLINS

ORLANDO CITY SC

Matt Silverman

Tampa Bay Rays