A public memorial service for Bill "Woo" Correira will be Saturday, Dec. 1, at First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg.
The service is at 1 p.m., at 1900 Gandy Blvd., St. Petersburg. All are welcome to attend.
Correira is a St. Petersburg artist who died Monday at his Central Avenue gallery. Correira was known for painting colorful images of marine life.
He also had a high profile in St. Petersburg, beloved for his openness and generosity toward others.
A Correira pastime was to paint saltwater fish and other underwater creatures in public, sometimes at sushi restaurants or on a downtown street.
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1.) Fundraisers are being held locally this week to help Correira's family defray the costs for his funeral. They include a gathering Friday at 400 Beach Seafood and Tap House, where Woo painted on Fridays. The event is from 5-7 p.m. On Saturday, the St. Pete Indie Market will become the Woo Market.
2.) Bill Correira Woo is recalled for his creativity and friendships. Many of the comments are left on social media sites.
3.) News that Bill Correira Woo, St. Pete Icon, died Monday stunned the St. Petersburg arts community. Correira had been diagnosed with brain cancer in 2007 but survived. He went on to open Woo Gallery.
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