A Look Behind The Scenes With John Collins
John Collins, the executive director of the St. Petersburg Arts Council, and his wife Mary Ellen, a writer, met at Tufts University in Boston where he was the associate director of Alumni Relations and she was hired as one of several assistant directors. It was a definite match from the start. “We knew we were in trouble right away,” jokes John.
Another little known fact about John. When he lived in Boston, he was a street mime at the Faneuil Hall Marketplace. “I loved it,” says Collins. “I studied mime with private instructors for two years, did some teaching, and then ventured out into street performing.… Read More