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Paradise Found: LRMA Celebrates 15 Years

On Exhibit June 3-September 24, 2017

Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art
600 E. Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs, FL

The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art turned 15 this year and to celebrate, we are showcasing the best of the collection, new acquisitions, honoring collectors and artists, and digging into the vault to unearth never-before-seen works. This two-part series will begin with summer-themed exhibitions that pay tribute to our beautiful area in Paradise Found. The celebration continues October through December with Fall into Greatness, including themed exhibitions, activities and an installation of Rattner’s studio.

Selina Roman, Untitled (Lean), 2011, archival ink jet print, 36 x 24 in., Gift of Katherine Gibson and Jose R. Gelats in honor of R. Lynn Whitelaw, 2015.16.1

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Planetarium Show: The Stars of Summer

July 21 at 7:00pm and 8:15pm

SPC St. Petersburg/ Gibbs Campus
Natural Science Building (2nd Floor)
6605 5th Ave N, St. Petersburg

Jupiter continues to dominate the evening skies through June and July. In late June, as spring gives way to summer, the ringed planet Saturn finally makes its debut. Learn about these planets and see them first-hand with our observatory telescopes!

The planetarium offers two free public shows on Friday nights at 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Shows are hosted by resident astronomer Dr. Craig Joseph and feature live narration with images displayed by computer-controlled projectors.

The planetarium comfortably seats 46 and admission is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Planetarium shows last approximately 45 minutes, and no one can be admitted after the show begins. Children are welcome as long as they are 5 or older. The observatory and portable telescopes are available to the public after planetarium shows, weather permitting.

Summer 2017 Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, July 22 at 10:00am

First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks
12685 Ulmerton Rd, Largo, FL

Join us to celebrate our Summer 2017 graduates!




La Lucha Featuring Jeff Rupert & Marty Morell

Friday, August 11 at 8:00pm

Palladium Theater
253 5th Ave N. St. Petersburg, FL

“Best of The Bay” trio, La Lucha returns with special guests featuring an evening of all new original music, inspired by pet rocks, brains, & A.C. Slater. La Lucha is John O’Leary (piano), Alejandro Arenas (bass) and Mark Feinman (drums). The trio will be joined by special guests Marty Morell (vibraphone/drums) who played with the Bill Evans Trio for seven years – longer than any other drummer, and Jeff Rupert (sax), a Yamaha performing artist, whose credits include associations with Diane Schuur, Mel Tormé, Kevin Mahogany, Ernestine Anderson, and Benny Carter’s Grammy-winning Harlem Renaissance. Percussionist Michiko Morell will also appear.

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