TARPON SPRINGS – The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art will celebrate Tarpon Springs Day on June 21 with free admission for all Tarpon Springs residents.
Any resident with a current Tarpon Springs ID can enter the museum from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for special exhibits honoring the city. Docent tours will also be offered at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
An Arts Legacy: George Inness Jr. in Tarpon Springs: George Inness Jr. (1853-1926), who painted in Tarpon Springs at various points in his career, has had a profound impact on this community. A visit to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tarpon Springs to see the 10 religious paintings created by Inness Jr. has been a pilgrimage of cultural and religious tourism for nearly a century. Several paintings from the UUC and significant works from the Cici and Hyatt Brown collection are on display.
The Legacy Continues: Today’s generation of visual artists in Tarpon Springs demonstrates that the Inness arts legacy remains strong, and that the community is a nurturing place to be creative. Featured artists who paint in the landscape tradition include Kevin Grass, Elizabeth Indianos, Mitch Kolbe, Allen Leepa, Christopher Still and Joseph Weinzettle.
Historic Tarpon Springs: A group of prints by Tarpon Springs architect Edward C. Hoffman Jr. of historic buildings in Tarpon Springs that were in existence during the time of Inness Jr.