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Purses & Passon

Purses & Passion

The YWCA of Tampa Bay combines purses and passion to benefit women of all ages.

Elderly Lady Purses and Passion Exhibit Image The Studio @ 620

The "Purses & Passion" Exhibit will be open June 7 through 13 with a free Opening Reception Saturday, June 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Studio@620 (620 1st Avenue South, St. Petersburg). The week long exhibit features photography of women from all walks of life and their most prized accessory – their purse. This beautiful tapestry of images of women and their purses have been captured by the YWCA of Tampa Bay Ygirls and students from Melrose Elementary and John Hopkins Middle School who have been working alongside professional photographers Lara Cerri, Julie Busch, Marian Krauthamer, Lisa Presnail and Beth Reynolds.


Established locally in 1919, the YWCA is an autonomous women's movement providing leadership for change. The YWCA provides services for over 6,000 women, girls, and their families through these local programs: short-term emergency housing and longer term transitional housing, child development, child abuse prevention, Hispanic outreach services, academic and childbirth education, parenting classes, teen pregnancy prevention and youth development.


Young Girl with her Mother Purses and Passion Exhibit Image The Studio@620

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