Hanging out, drinking delicious coffee, talking about art… ahhh, that’s the life! Well that IS the life at least for an hour or so each month at the Dunedin Fine Art Center’s Coffee & Conversation series. Enjoy coffee (presented by the Sterling Society) and insights as each month’s invited guest holds forth on their own area of expertise. Admission to these relaxed talks is $5 and is FREE to current DFAC members.
Thursday, November14th, 2019 at 12 noon, the series welcomes photographer Renato Rampolla. His photography is rooted in two diverse genres; his street photography series; Life in the Present Tense and his street portrait series; Dignity. Join him in an exploration of his most recent project, Dignity No Matter What. In his most poignant ongoing series, Rampolla photographs striking portraits of the homeless.
Renato “Ron,” says “Like many, I used to think the homeless needed to get a job, responsibility and gray hair like the rest of us. I learned through talking to them however, it could have very easily been me on the street. It could be me. ‘There but for the grace of God I go’.”
Renato Rampolla is an artist based in Tampa, Florida. He recently authored a book of street portraits of homeless titled, Dignity No Matter What: The
Light Within. All proceeds of this book go to Blanket Tampa Bay, a local non-profit which works directly with the homeless.
He was a 2019 Professional Development Artist Grant Award Recipient from the Arts Council of Hillsborough County. He was also chosen the 2019 Creative Loafing Best of the Bay for Best Human Photography for a Cause.
So stop by for some Coffee & Conversation! Or call ahead to the Palm Cafe’ (298.DFAC ext 237) and have lunch waiting for you!