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Announcements: Week of April 14th – April 20th



Week of April 14th – April 20th 


Did You Know?

We are all familiar with the white Roman marble statues depicting warriors, gods, and emperors, but did you know they used to be colorful. They weren’t carved to remain white like the marble, in fact many were gilded, painted, had silvering, and inlays. Sometimes a statue was covered completely in paint, and sometimes the polychromy was used to emphasize specific details such as hair or armor. Polychromy is the art of painting or decorating in many colors, especially sculpture and architecture. It was very common in ancient Rome.

While many statues only look like the marble that they are carved from others have remnants of pigment left, giving us a small glimpse into how they may have looked during ancient times. Using a variety of specialized techniques, including infrared photography, microscopic examination, and ultra violet photography, scientists can gain insight into what the original appearances of these statues were.

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  • Congratulations to two of our latest members who have recently published books: Margaret Zabor – Mission to Pakkod and Susan Rodriguez – The Teapot of Hannah. They are both great reads and available on Amazon.



  • Watercolor Techniques with Lionel is canceled Monday April 15th. Class will resume next week.


  • Beginning Conversational Spanish is starting again April 22nd. If you missed out on the first round of Spanish this class is for you. Class will run for six weeks on Monday from 10:00-11:30am.



  • Friday April 26th we are going to the Florida Museum of the Photographic Arts. They collect, preserve, and exhibit works both historic and contemporary by national and internationally known artists. After viewing the museum we will be going for lunch in Ybor. The signup sheet is on the resource table, please indicate if you are willing to drive. You can also call Arleen to let us know you’re coming at (813) 932-0241.


  • Potluck is May 1st. We have guest speaker, Sheryl Kay, joining us to talk about Book Collecting. She will explain how to find your niche, what to consider, how to determine fair pricing, and more.


  • Crochet Class with Becky Helmink is beginning May 6th. This 6 week class will be on Mondays from 1:00-3:00pm. Yarn will be provided for you. You may bring your own crochet hooks, sizes G, H, I, or you may borrow ours. The signup sheet is on the resource table. Seats are limited.


  • Sometimes, things happen. If you cannot get to the LEC because you are temporarily (or permanently) unable to drive, you might benefit from our Uber card program. We received a grant that awards you a $50.00 Uber card you can use for transportation to and from the LEC. If you are interested, please call Arleen (813-932-0241) to get your application started.


  • The LEC is looking for volunteers. Please let Sheila know if you are interested in volunteering with us. The shifts are 2 hours, either in the morning or afternoons.


  • If you have been missing the weekly newsletter you can go on our website, lectampa.org and scroll down to bottom of the page. There you’ll see a line reading “Subscribe to our Newsletter” and a place to enter your email. Type in your email and hit “Subscribe”. This is the best way to be notified of upcoming classes and events going on at the LEC.
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