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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Artists & Displays

Monthly Artists & Displays

Stop by the libraries every month to see changing displays featuring beautiful works of art and interesting collections, artifacts, or memorabilia--all contributed by the creative, talented people that live right alongside you in your community.

August 2014:

Do you have an interesting collection to share?

We're always looking for community members who wish to share their talents at the library each month. 

Displays provide exposure to the work of artisans and artists, or provide information on subjects of general interest to the public. The display cases are secured. For more information call your local branch or contact us.

Central Ridge Branch

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Lego2 1
Display: Legos!

David Androski, Jacob Gabb, Jameson Falls, Carlie Pearcy, Hannah Gabb, Jeremy Falls, Blake Daehnick, Garrett Pearcy, and Aidan Pearcy

Legos certainly have stood the test of time. Most people are familiar with these plastic building blocks that can be arranged in infinite combinations to create an unlimited number of creations. These young people have really put their creative muscles to the test creating works of art with tiny bricks. There are powerful vehicles, monstrous creatures, colorful ninjas, and much more. Each case contains something just a little different than the one before. Seeing these fun arrangements might tempt you to find some Legos yourself and express your inner engineer or artist!

Coastal Region Branch

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Tiger Face by Ed Orrell
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Sunset Over Ozello by Phyllis Milton

Display: Nature Coast Bead Society


This month’s display is a selection of works from The Nature Coast Bead Society. Visit the library this month and see some beautiful/amazing handcrafted art and jewelry. The Nature Coast Bead Society meets at the Coastal Region Library every Wednesday at 10:00.


For more information contact Edwin Orrell 352-503-6165.





Artist: Heritage Museum Collection


The Coastal Region Library is pleased to present artwork featuring Citrus County scenery. This artwork is provided by The Old Courthouse Heritage Museum. If you are interested in learning more about Citrus County, visit The Old Courthouse Heritage Museum to learn more today!


Floral City Branch

Highwaymen: Alfred Hair

Artists: Florida Highwaymen: display Courtesy of the Floral City Heritage Council

In the early 1950’s through the 1980’s a group of twenty-six African-American artists painted beautiful landscapes that displayed the serene, undeveloped Florida landscape of their time. Today these artists are known as the “Florida Highwaymen” and because of the tranquil scenes and history involved, their original paintings are highly demanded by collectors and enthusiasts.

 For more information about the Floral City Heritage Council visit: Floral City Heritage Council

Homosassa Branch

Artist: Watch this space.


Display: Beannie Babies

The Homosassa Public Library is pleased to present a selection from the Beannie BabyBeannie Babies 2 collection graciously donated to the library by Glenn and Marion Daniels.

Come take a peak before they go back into hibernation on August 31st.

Lakes Region Branch

Blue Necklace
 Make and Take 4-H

Artist: C. Anne Allen

C. Anne Allen is a watercolor and ink artist. She has been influenced by her mother who was an artist, primarily oil painting techniques. C. Ann attended watercolor classes and discovered a new passion for this art medium. Since then, C. Ann has painted and displayed her work at Lakes Region Library and Central Ridge.








Display: 4-H Display UF/IFAS Extension
4-H is a fun, educational program for youth ages 5-18 years old. This program is designed to provide engaging activities that reinforce life skills, goal setting, building self-confidence, responsibility and positive decision making for the youth. 

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