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Carrollwood Cultural Center Welcomes New Art Curator and New Director of Education

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The Carrollwood Cultural Center has announced Katie Castonguay and Michele Stone are joining their staff as Education Director and Art Curator respectively.

Katie Castonguay, Education Director

Katie CastonguayCastonguay is an Eckerd College graduate with a B.A. in Theatre Arts. She is a professional actor, teaching artist, and arts education administrator with more than 10 years experience. She has worked with students of all ages throughout the Tampa Bay area through American Stage, Patel Conservatory, PARC and the Carrollwood Cultural Center. Castonguay specializes in working with students of all neurodiversities and in creating opportunities for students who do not have access to the arts.

The Carrollwood Cultural Center offers arts-based classes for all ages in visual art, ceramics, dance, languages, music, theatre, woodcarving, yoga, and creative writing. The Center also offers an arts-based summer camp and several community-based programs.

You can find out more about education opportunities at the Center by visiting, or emailing  Castonguay at

Michele Stone, Art Curator

Michele StoneStone is an award-winning American artist and educator in the Tampa Bay area. Her early work includes impressionistic paintings and small metal sculpture.  Eventually, her work lead to painting realistic murals and paintings, designing and creating jewelry, exploring with recycled materials, and finally to mixed media. Her work has been shown and sold in Ohio, New York, West Virginia, Alabama and Florida.

Stone has managed exhibits at the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, DACCO, The Centre, Centre 4 Girls and the Hillsborough County Children’s Board. 

The Gallery has five areas to showcase visual art: The Main Gallery, The Atrium, The Lobby, Corridor Gallery and Alcove Galleries. 

For more information about The Gallery, visit, or email Stone at

The Carrollwood Cultural Center is located at 4537 Lowell Road in Tampa. The Carrollwood Cultural Center is a partnership between Hillsborough County and the Friends of the Carrollwood Cultural Center.  The mission of the Friends of the Center is to create culture through community and community through culture. The Friends of the Carrollwood Cultural Center, a 501(c)3  organization.  



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