Current Exhibit

Current Exhibit

Spring 2016


Epiphany Exhibitions: “Leap of Faith” and “Epiphany in Tarpon Springs”
January 5 through April 30, 2016
Center for Gulf Coast Folklife Gallery/Cultural Center, 101 S. Pinellas Avenue. Monday-Friday 9am-4pm.
Free admission.

The City of Tarpon Springs is pleased to present two photographic exhibitions that document and explore the celebration of Epiphany in Tarpon Springs.

“Leap of Faith” showcases Epiphany photographs from the archives of the St. Petersburg Times (now the Tampa Bay Times). Staff photographer Scott Keeler was instrumental in creating the exhibit to celebrate the centennial of Epiphany celebrations in Tarpon Springs in 2006. The show includes color and black and white images spanning the years from 1946 to 2005 by Douglas R. Clifford, Jennifer Corbett, Autumn Cruz, Jim Damaske, Joan Kadel Fenton, Ricardo Ferro, Brendan Fitterer, Joseph Garnett, Jr., Steve Hasel, Scott Keeler, Krystal Kinnunen, Dave Pierson, Carrie Pratt, Joe Walles, V. Jane Windsor, and Andrea Bruce Woodall.

“Epiphany in Tarpon Springs” features images by Beeba Christopoulos-Lekkas and Kostas Lekkas. For five years, the husband and wife team worked to capture the magic and pageantry of this renowned event, and the many singular events and individuals that compose it. The exhibit will be displayed in the upstairs gallery.

The exhibits will be displayed January 5 through April 30, 2016 in the Folklife Gallery, Center for Gulf Coast Folklife, Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S. Pinellas Avenue, Tarpon Springs.. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 9am-4pm.

Call 942-5605 for more information. The exhibits were made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts’ Folk & Traditional Arts Program and the St. Petersburg Times.

Dodecanese Music Night
Saturday, January 9, 7-11pm, Kalymnian House, 42 W. Morgan St., $5 admission, $10 mezedes (appetizers plate)
Kalymnian violinist Michalis Kappas joins laouto player Panayotis League for a night of music and dance from Kalymnos and other Dodecanese islands. Food and beverages can be purchased from the Levendia Dance Troupe. Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Night in the Islands
Saturday nights, 6-11pm. April 2, May 7, June 4, July 9, August 6, September 10, 2016, Sponge Docks. Free dance lessons 6-7pm.
Night in the Islands offers outdoor dining on the Sponge Docks, music by outstanding groups Ellada and Odyssey, and Greek dancing. Free dance lessons are offered by Levendia Dancers. Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Salsa on the Sponge Docks
Saturday, 6-11pm. May 28 and October 1, 2016. Sponge Docks. Free dance lesson 6-7pm.
Our first annual Latin Night offers outdoor dining under the stars, the entrancing rhythms of tropical Latin music by Tampa’s own Orquesta Infinidad, dancing on the Sponge Docks—and a free dance lesson before the band begins! Funded in part by MARC (Medical Accident Resource Center).


Kalymnian Violin Workshops with Michalis Kappas
Saturday 1/9 and Sunday 1/10, 1-2:30pm; Tuesday 1/12, Wednesday 1/13, and Thursday 1/14, 7-8:30pm; Safford House, 23 Parkin Ct. $5 per class.
Michalis Kappas will journey from Greece to provide workshops in the traditional violin music of the island of Kalymnos. An archaeologist, Dr. Kappas learned from the best traditional Kalymnian players of the older generation and began performing at events when he was 17. He appears on a recording of traditional Kalymnian music and has performed extensively at European and U.S. festivals. Students should bring a violin. Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Greek Percussion Workshops with Panayotis League
Saturday 1/9 11:30-1pm; Safford House, 23 Parkin Ct. $5 per class.
Musician/ethnomusicologist Panayotis League will explore playing techniques and styles for the touberleki (dumbek), daouli (two-headed drum), defi (tambourine), and other instruments used in traditional Greek music. Students will learn dance rhythms and improvisation within rhythmic structures. Please bring an instrument. Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Bouzouki Workshops with Leonidas Zafiris and Elias Poulos
Sundays, 2-4pm, March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 8, 15, 2016
Safford House, 23 Parkin Ct. $5 per class
Outstanding Greek musicians Zafiris and Poulos teach bouzouki in adult (2-3pm) and youth (3-4pm) sections. A few bouzoukis are available for young beginners.

Salsa Dance Lessons with Jairo Garcia.
Tuesdays, beginning 7-7:45, intermediate 8-8:45pm, March 2-May 25, 2016
Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane, Craig Park
$10 per lesson or 4 lessons for $35
Open to dancers at all skill levels. Salsa coalesced in New York City among Puerto Rican and Cuban musicians, and has been popular among Spanish-speaking Caribbean peoples since the 1970s. Our instructor is award-winning dancer Jairo Garcia. We will also have a Latin dance social hour from 8:45-10pm on the last Tuesday of each month. Limited to 30—please call 942-5605 to register.

Call 727-937-1130 or 942-5605 for more information.

Tarpon Springs Cultural Center
101 South Pinellas Avenue (Alt. 19).
Free Admission. 727-942-5605
Monday to Friday 10 am to 4 pm