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World Creativity and Innovation Week is an international community dedicated to seizing the infinite creative potential that awaits us every day. Its purpose is to encourage people to use new ideas, make new decisions, and take new steps towards making the world, and your place in it, better through creativity. 

WCIW begins on Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday, April 15th, as an homage to his revolutionary vision. It ends on April 21st as a UN International Day of Observance to encourage people to use creative multidisciplinary thinking at the individual and group levels with respect to advancing the United Nations sustainable development goals, also known as the "Global Goals".  Founded in 2001 the celebration has now flourished to people celebrating in over 50 countries every year - in their businesses, schools, associations, organizations, communities and homes. For more information, visit

Explore Innovative and Creative Ways to Solve Problems and move things forward in Life, Work, Family and the World

Hosted by the Morean Arts Center and My Favorite Art Place

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All events are Free of Charge and will be held on the campus of the
Morean Arts Center
719 Central Ave
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020 from 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Changing Your Perspective - The Ocular Effect

If you change where you stand you will change what you see. If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at will change. One of the important skills in photography, or any art - including the art of life - is understanding two very important things. 

1) Where you stand to take a photo - if you don't like what you're looking at then move and it will look different. This could be as easy as walking around a tree until the sunlight is coming just right through the branches. It is also a metaphor for taking action.

2) True images are composed in your mind before you take the shot. This could be as easy as knowing you want to crop out the overhead electrical wires but keep the beautiful shadows that float across the front. It is also a metaphor of visualizing the next steps in any area of your life as a catalyst for change.

Join photographer Doc Jon, who has also been a successful international business owner/physican and motivational speaker.  Doc also does wildlife rescue and works with the groups Sea Shepherd (The group on TVs "Whale Wars ) and Birds in Helping Hands bird rescue. Speaker: Doc Jon

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 from 4:00pm - 5:30pm

The New Normal

So, you have a business that is based on getting a gallery show and getting as many people as you can to show up and see your body of work you’ve taken over a year to create. Or you are a location that relies on getting the most number of eyes to walk through.  But now - that may have changed.   Or - you have a retail establishment and now people don’t want to come out - and you don’t have a product or service that can be delivered. What Is Our New Normal???  This is a round table conversation where we share ideas and make choices / decisions based on our business model in our current climate. Please come and share - your input is valuable. Facilitated by Jerri Menaul

Thursday, April 16, 2020 from 1:00pm - 2:30pm

The Rise of the Creative Entrepreneur

Have you ever wondered whether you could live a sustainable life of Creative Independence? Wish you could live a life filled daily with your amazing talents?  According to the UN, the arts and creative industries are one of the fastest growing sectors in the global economy.  The US alone spends $760 billion per year on the arts and creative industries. … This is the only global online summit focused entirely on creative entrepreneurship and artistic independence.Whether you’re a traditional fine artist or someone in the creative industries, this is about you. ​Writers, musicians, filmmakers, illustrators, culinary artists, graphic artists, printmakers, makeup and fashion designers, painters, voice artists, comedians and many more. Whatever your creative passions, you're in good company  Get a comprehensive picture of how YOU can start, build or grow your creative business. Presented by Aris Creates

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

Every Next Level of Your Life Will Demand a Different You!

Live your best life, something most aspire to do, but can we, how do we? 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. Speaker: Valerie Fulbright

Friday, April 17, 2020  from 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Changing the Way the World Gets Divorced

Divorce is not a subject that most people want to talk about. However, with 50 percent of first marriages ending in divorce, it is a sad fact of life. Not only does divorce have a hugely negative impact on the couple and any children involved, but it also affects extended family and friends as well as the workplace.

Author and award-winning family law attorney, Joryn Jenkins, used to be one of those trial attorneys who ardently fought for clients, excited to win battles, and eventually, the war. But she came to realize that there is a huge negative impact on families who go through a trial divorce.

As a result, Joryn became a national advocate for a new way of approaching divorce--collaborative divorce. In this presentation, Joryn will present how collaborative divorce works as well as 6 other courtless divorce options. This is vital information for individuals who find themselves in the position of “first responder” for people going through a divorce. First responders include Human Resource staff, ministers, business and real estate attorneys, bartenders, and beauticians. Speaker: Joryn Jenkins, Esq.

Friday, April 17, 2020  from 2:15pm - 3:15pm

Expand your Practice and Increase your Credibility by Publishing

In the highly competitive legal market, it is critical to stand out. Nothing helps a professional gain credibility faster than publishing articles online and writing a book.

Best selling author and collaborative family law attorney Joryn Jenkins, Esq., and Holly and Brendan Haggerty of Haggerty & Haggerty Digital Services, team up to present a fail-safe approach for collaborative professionals to expand their influence through publishing. Attendees will learn tips of the publishing trade they can put into immediate practice.

This presentation is for collaborative professionals in the field of law, financial services and counseling. Presented by Joryn Jenkins, Esq, Holly Haggerty and Brendan Haggerty

Friday, April 17, 2020 from 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Telling the Story of Your Business

In the world of marketing, things have gotten more challenging. With the increased number of communication outlets, it can be difficult to know where to start. One thing is sure—no matter what outlet, telling your story is a critical aspect of marketing. In spite of this, many small businesses are hard-pressed to articulate exactly what their story is. The story of a business is not just its history. The story of a business is really the story of its target audience. What are the needs of your public? How does your business fill those needs? Holly and Brendan Haggerty founded Haggerty & Haggerty Digital Services to help small businesses navigate their way strategically through the digital marketing universe. One of the fundamental steps in this process is articulating your company's story. Presenters: Holly Haggerty and Brendan Haggerty

In this workshop, attendees will:

  • Get examples of excellent stories of businesses, both large and small, 

  • Learn the process and key ingredients for articulating their own story,

  • Walk away with the first draft of their company’s story that can be used in marketing.

Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 10:30am - 11:15am

1 small Twist! - what a balloon artist can teach you about passion, purpose, and fulfillment.

The idea of change makes many people nervous, to a point where we are taught early on to establish a comfort zone and never stray from it.  Despite that, many people feel a sense of stagnation at some point, leaving a sense of illusion towards what they value.  The concept of change is foreign and frightening to many, leaving us to wonder how to go about finding the things in life that will help us feel truly fulfilled. 

“One Small Twist” shows the power of words and subtle actions work against us, but more importantly, how to find a well-positioned attitude shift to embrace the very things that are feared, creating a new path of thoughts, words, actions, and experiences to achieving whatever is desired. 

This presentation focuses on how slight adjustments, with time, result in huge desired changes. Speaker: Jimmy Leo

Saturday, April 18, 2020  from 11:30am - 12:15pm

(C)C.O.F.F.E.E.! - 8 concepts to attaining and KEEPING the happier LIFE.

Learn where happiness lies, what’s needed to find it, and what to do to keep it. Tools and strategies offer increased awareness and improvement in the areas of Change, Creativity, Organization, Focus, Fulfillment, Education, Envisioning, and Impact.  Speaker: Jimmy Leo

Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 12:30 - 1:15pm

The 18 points of wealth- Why life is easier when you know what’s important to you.

By examining different forms of wealth, you will understand yourself in improved ways, understanding a potential within yourself never realized before.  Offering tips, tricks, and techniques to increase your productivity, Jimmy Leo will take you out of the comfort zone and into a realm of self-awareness, creativity, and fulfillment.  Develop your leadership skills, balance, and identity. Speaker: Jimmy Leo

Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Bringing Humanity First Policies to our Communities

American entrepreneur, author, and lawyer, Andrew Yang, has created a national movement.  Join local community activists aka “Yang Gang” members as we discuss in-depth with slides and videos Andrew’s key, Humanity First proposals and where the movement is going from here. Part of the presentation will allow for networking so people can join forces with others from their community for change.

Monday, April 20, 2020  3:30pm - 4:45pm

Creating a Native Ecosystem Garden - A Case study using Florida Native Plants

Did you know that there is a garden of only native plantings which has created an Urban Ecosystem in the garden of the Chihuly Collection? There are many positive results in focusing on native plant species for use in landscaping. They attract endangered native lizard species, rare butterflies and bees.  Andy Schlauch from the Chihuly and David Byrkit of Wilcox Nursery will discuss the plants, their benefits and the development of a mini-ecosystem in an urban environment that leads to the successful implementation of native plants in the institution's landscaping as well as ideas how you can do this in your own location. Presented by Andy Schlauch and David Byrkit


Monday, April, 20, 2020 5pm - 5:45pm

What Difference Can One Person Make?

Yes, one person can make a difference. Through your creativity and passion, you can bring light and happiness to people with your art. Art brings us together and art can impact lives in so many ways. You don’t need to a Picasso or a Chihuly to do it either. This presentation will discuss various ways you can bring your community together with creativity.  Speaker: Beth Reynolds

Thursday, April 16, 2020 from 7:00p-9:00p on  


A Conversation Regarding Innovation and Artwork; What Does Tomorrow Look Like?

On April 16, 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.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm

How to negotiate for world peace and other things where we can all be WINNERS

Whether we are wanting our child to put on their raincoat so we are not late for a meeting, or trying to negotiate two opposing parties to align their viewpoints to help citizens in need - the rules, tactics, strategies and process are all the same. Dorothy Davis specializes in identifying, connecting, and executing common interests between people, cultures and business from local to global levels to produce positive, effective, and sustainable results. She is known for transforming the unimaginable and inconceivable into powerful, holistic and impactful outcomes. She finds solutions to extraordinary complex challenges by creatively connecting intangible and tangible dots tailored to the circumstances. Always starting with the question, “what do you need?” and end with the answer. And in this session - she is going to share her ideas with you so you can negotiate for world peace and other things where we can all be WINNERS! Speaker: Dorothy Davis

About Our Speakers

Doc Jon, Photographer 

When I took up photography I immediately started seeing the world differently as I experimented with shutter speed and lighting.  As I slowed the world down I noticed things that aren't noticeable with the naked eye.  As I took new photos I saw more and more that we don't see with our eyes which made me even more curious what else were were missing.  It opened a whole new world of wonder and beauty that is around us constantly.  As this new world, hidden right there in front of us, opened up I started to think differently.  I noticed how beautiful it was and I was transported from the anxiety, panic, and even the hate I saw around me to a much happier place.  I could breathe it all in and was more excited to wake up and start my days seeing what my next discovery was. Sharing my photos, and my process I am able to make a difference with my art form.

Aris Creates

As a multi-passionate creative, Aris has started businesses or created income in over a dozen different creative disciplines. She’s been paid for live stage performances, voice acting, costume design, hand lettering, graphic design and just about any other creative work she could get her talent on.

She has won awards for her writing, singing, illustration, design work and more and has lent her voice to audiobooks, radio commercials and software projects, run her own graphic design and multimedia agency, and co-founded a mobile game startup. Her experiences have let her touch on every aspect of being both a creative and an entrepreneur.

She is now focused on helping other creatives live fulfilling lives that allow them the freedom to choose their own paths through entrepreneurship. Through the Artapreneurs Summit, she is bringing together experts from all sides of the subject of creative entrepreneurship to paint a better picture of where artists and creatives have been, what they’re facing now and where they’re going next.


Jerri Menaul

Jerri Menaul, together with her late husband, abstract surrealist artist Scott Menaul, have brought over three decades of leadership to the visual communications and arts business that they as co-founders and owners built from the ground up. Over the years they have acquired other businesses and forged strong collaborations to promote the arts as well as attracting their own clientele for artwork for both residential and wide-ranging commercial projects. My Favorite Art Place serves both wholesale and retail clients with fine art printing and custom art framing. While her business has both a retail and wholesale component, Jerri’s focus is helping businesses brand themselves and create culture through the use of artwork.

The Menaul’s purchased their current location, a 6,400 sq ft gallery and working studio on North Hercules Avenue in Clearwater in 2008.

Jerri has a great reputation in the art business and has been hired by businesses, organizations, governments and groups to curate art shows, produce shows, and mentor / instruct artists how to grow their business. She has clients across the country. Jerri is on the Board for Tampa Bay Business for Culture & the Arts. She has served since 2013 and is currently in her second year as the chair for the City of Clearwater’s Public Art & Design Advisory Board. She is active as a member of the Programs Committee for ASID (American Society of Interior Designers – Tampa Bay) and an active member on several committees for CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women – Tampa Bay.) She is also a member of PPFA (Professional Picture Framing Association) and IIDA (International Interior Design Association). She is a natural connector.

Jerri has been a resident of Clearwater since 2003 (proud native of Cincinnati, Ohio) and is mother to daughter Andi – age 23 and son Austin – age 19. When she’s not working, she is usually on the water.

My Favorite Art Place
(aka Canvas Zoo, Image Creations of Florida, Menaul Art, Menaul Art Printing)

Open 6 days a week M-F: 10-5PM, Thursday: 10-8PM, Saturday: 10-2PM 1750 N. Hercules Ave Clearwater, FL. 33765
Shipping is available nationally and internationally. Call or text us at 727-726-7411 or email us at

We're Hoping that My Favorite Art Place becomes Your Favorite Art Place!


Valerie D. Fulbright MA, SPHR, CPC

Valerie is a Human Resources executive with 30 years of HR, Community & Business expertise, with experience in Manufacturing, Telecom, Healthcare, and Financial Services.

In her current role as VP, Community Engagement & Program Development, at First Home Bank in St. Petersburg FL, Valerie leads the banks community engagement and program growth activities.  Before launching The Fulbright Method, her own consulting firm, Valerie served in an executive level at; Well Care Health Plans, GTE Financial, Truman Medical Center, and UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX. Valerie began her career at General Motors while attending undergrad at the University of Michigan in 1982 where Valerie received her bachelor’s degree. She later received her master’s from Webster University in 1993. Valerie enjoys developing others and thus is an experienced Certified Professional Coaching (“CPC”).  She also has her Senior Professional Human Resources, (“SPHR”) certification.

Valerie served on several boards; the Suncoast HR Board, Director of Diversity. Previously she served on the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, in 2014, Dallas Children’s Advocacy Board, The Foster Care of Missouri, and The Girl Scout of America.


Joryn Jenkins, Esq.

In 2002 I discovered the newly-imagined collaborative process and have become more and more enamored of it as I do more of this cutting-edge work. Having made my name early on, as a leader and mentor in the American Inns of Court movement, as editor-in-chief of two national magazines, and as an expert on ethics, I’ve now written nine books, first on the collaborative divorce process and later for lawyers and other professionals on marketing their practices. As a lawyer’s lawyer (many of my clients are lawyers), I have learned a lot about family law and about people. I am grateful to be able to work in an area where I can truly make a difference in people's lives; we work hard to make that a positive difference.

My clients divorce their spouses without destroying their families or their finances. Using collaborative and other court-less divorce processes, my clients spend less money, take less time, they make the decisions (not judges who don't know them or their children, or share their values), and they protect their relationships with the people they care about. This is critical to achieving a Dream Divorce, in which the restructured family can thrive. Reconstruction, not destruction, is what my law practice is about! Find my book, War or Peace, at or on Amazon, at

Brendan Haggerty, Holly Haggerty

Haggerty & Haggerty brings 25+ years of diverse experience in marketing and public relations to each and every client, assembling teams and talent to execute on each client’s specific and tailored needs.

Whether managing advertising and marketing opportunities for the aerospace industry, working on Capitol Hill, crafting successful campaigns for both B2B and B2C businesses or constructing a company’s entire funnel from acquisition to planned sales engineering, we have the experience you can leverage.

We help businesses find their way in the ever-changing and important digital landscape. Count on us for clear answers in an unclear environment.

Jimmy Leo

Jimmy connect with young adults educating, facilitating, and speaking about creativity, personal development, positive outcomes, and points of wealth.

His Creativity enables him to educate and entertain at schools, colleges, and corporations. Whether his message is on catapulting Creativity, embracing points of wealth, or powerfully adjusting outcomes, Jimmy’s innovative approach to audience connection and interaction leaves his audiences energized.

A published author of “Get Quotivated!”, Jimmy has also filmed instructional DVDs on performance and presentation skills as well as written numerous articles on the arts, marketing, and psychology of performance and creativity. He has delivered presentations from New York to Las Vegas and many locations in between.  Humorist, Speaker, Coach, and educator, Jimmy Leo will engage and connect with you in outstanding, and at times, hilarious ways that will have you achieving desired OUTCOMES.


Andy Schlauch

Executive Director of the Chihuly Collection and Morean Glass Studio

Schlauch directly oversees the teams who engage guests daily at the Chihuly Collection and Glass Studio. He generates programming, curates temporary exhibitions and is developing an accessibility initiative. Prior to joining the Morean Arts Center in 2013 Schlauch spent six years working directly for world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly as a liaison for galleries representing the artist around the globe. He also currently holds the Chair position for the Art Advisory Council for the city of St. Petersburg.

Andy Schlauch

Beth Reynoldsvisual storyteller

Nearly 20 years ago, Beth Reynolds started the photography program at the Morean Arts Center in downtown St. Petersburg. After leaving in 2009 to teach photography and work as a photojournalist throughout New England, Reynolds returned to the Morean Arts Center as director of photography in 2016 and now leads Community Engagement.

“I began photographing for my school newspaper in the 9th grade. Being a photojournalist has been my passion for over 30 years.”

Reynolds has exhibited award-winning documentary projects in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Florida, Kentucky and California and was selected to be the first Photographer Laureate for the city of Tampa in 2003. Through grants, commissions and self-funding she has dealt with the issues of inclusion, health care, cancer survivors, welfare, the environment, immigration and aging.

A native of St. Petersburg, Reynolds earned a Master’s in Fine Arts in Photography from the University of Hartford and has been a photographer-educator for nearly 30 years. Her expertise includes documentary, fine art and portraiture photography. She teaches all levels of photography and has extensive experience leading travel-photo adventure tour groups.

Reynolds’ work is included in the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota and in multiple collections on the U.S. east coast. She exhibits her work extensively and also juries many photography shows each year.

Beth Reynolds headshot

Creative Pinellas' 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.

Dorothy Davis

Dorothy Davis is a pioneer, social entrepreneur, writer, film creator, innovator, and strategic thinker. She specializes in identifying, connecting, and executing common interests between people, cultures and business from local to global levels to produce positive, effective, and sustainable results.

Born in Liberia of U.S. Foreign Service parents, Ms. Davis grew up in Tunisia, Nigeria, Switzerland, and the United States. With a Caribbean heritage spanning Jamaica, Haiti, Cayman Islands, Cuba and Barbados, she imbues all aspects of her work with a unique multicultural perspective.

Her clients include Africa America Institute (AAI), UN Office of South-South Cooperation, AMREF, UN Women, UN-OHRLLS, IFAD, WHO, UNECA, the Executive Office of United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, Sirleaf Market Women’s Fund, the African Women’s Development Fund, Femmes Africa Solidarite, and the Alliance of Mayors and Municipal Leaders on HIV/AIDS in Africa (AMICAALL). Partners include: the African Union, the Permanent Observer Mission of the African Union to the United Nations, UN Secretariat, UNESCO, ILO, FAO, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNEP, and a spectrum of local to national governments, civil society organizations and private sector in the U.S. and spanning the globe.

"Building Bridges Between People, Cultures and Business"