"Leap of Faith: Epiphany Centennial Exhibit, 100 Years of Epiphany in Tarpon Spring," features Epiphany celebration photographs, circa 1946 to 2005.
TARPON SPRINGS - "Leap of Faith: Epiphany Centennial Exhibit, 100 Years of Epiphany in Tarpon Spring," featuring Epiphany celebration photographs, circa 1946 to 2005, will open at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center on Saturday, Jan. 7. The exhibit will remain on display through Jan. 30.
In honor of the 100th Epiphany celebration in Tarpon Springs, the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center will showcase a collection of photographs from the archives of the St. Petersburg Times. The photographs, dating back to 1945, have never been on public display.
During the opening on Saturday, Jan. 7, 4 to 7 p.m., a slide show of archival photos from the St. Petersburg Times, as well as from other sources, will run continuously in the Cultural Center Theatre. After the exhibit, the photographs will become a part of the Cultural Center's permanent collection.
Scott Keeler, a St. Petersburg Times staff photographer, was instrumental in making this exhibit possible.
Other items in the exhibit include a dinghy used in past Epiphany dives, sponges, the mold used to make the Epiphany crosses, as well as some of the crosses, an Epiphany banner, and other artifacts.
The exhibit is free and open to the public weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Saturdays noon to 4 p.m. The exhibit will be open Friday, Jan. 6, (Epiphany Day), Saturday, Jan. 7, and Sunday, Jan. 8, from noon to 4 p.m.
Tarpon Springs Cultural Center is at 101 South Pinellas Ave. Call 942-5605.