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Thursday, July 28, 2016

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.

July 2016:

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


Artist: Jessica Watson

Jessica is a self taught freelance artist. She is inspired by music, imagination and color. Her subjects range from abstracts, to portraits, to everday objects. She works from her garage in her studio in Ocala, Florida.

Come and celebrate the art of Jessica Watson now on display throughout Central Ridge Library. Jessica's unique art collection is an assortment of canvas and mannequin paintings.

Display: "The American Flag with DAR

The entire month of July is dedicated the American Flag. Drop by to see this wonderful display that was created by the DAR group. You will learn about the history of our flag, the meanings and symbols of the folds.





Coastal Region Branch

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Artist: Kristen R. Bilotti 

Visit Coastal Region Library this month and see some beautiful artwork. Artist Kristen Bilotti is displaying a selection of her work.

"I believe creating art is a cathartic experience which allows a person to explore and express their emotions. The beauty of art is that each individual finds their own interpretation. Regardless of ability, engaging in any of the create arts brings one a uniquely indescribable feeling of self-fulfilment."  



.Display: Model Planes

Award winning model designer Stephen Thein has a collection of planes on display this month. Be sure to stop by the library Friday July 15 at 1:00 to learn more about World History and how Stephen got started with model making.


Floral City Branch

Artist: John Romaine, Colored Pencil

John’s passion for drawing began at an early age, for creating art was truly one of the only things he could sit and work at for any length of time. Although he had become a proficient painter, by his late twenties he chose to draw primarily with colored pencils on Canson pastel papers. Over the years this combination has produced his finest realism and truly sensitive drawings. Lately, his outdoor scenic sketches and nature studies are particularly strong. They often evoke his colorful and unusual view into our world. Land and seascapes, as well as people and animal portraits have been some of his favorite subject matter.

Join us on Tuesday, March 8th from 1 to 4 PM to meet and greet John. This is an opportunity to view John’s drawings and see him creating a work in progress.

Homosassa Branch

 Proud Peacock by Myrna Bradshaw


 Gone Wild by James W. Hall







Artists: "As I See It!" Nature Photography by Myrna Erler-Bradshaw

Myrna Erler-Bradshaw is a fourth generation Floridian who loves the Sunshine State.
After owning and operating a small printing/sign company for over 20 years in Central
Florida, she was able to retire and pursue her love of nature and photography. She improved
her photography skills by taking workshops with professional nature photographers and all
the "hands on" classes that she could. She considers just being out in nature and enjoying
all that is so freely offered a blessing. If her photos can make someone smile or brighten their day,
then she considers her time well spent!

To see more of Myrna's art, check out her website:


Display: Signed First Editions

Come visit the Homosassa branch this month and view a set of signed first-edition books by authors
such as James Lee Burke, Mary Higgins Clark, James W. Hall, Craig Johnson, and Beverly Lewis.
These signed copies are on loan from the collection of Mr. Tom Scheffey and will be on display through
the month of June. While you're here, feel free to check out an item by one of these featured authors!

Lakes Region Branch






Artist: Cindy Johnson and Susie Wilson


This month at Lakes Region Library you can check out two artists at once. We are display photgraphic art and paintings by artists Cindy Johnson and Susie Wilson. There are beautiful flower prints and you can take a visual walk at the water's edge with paintings of jellyfish and crabs. Their art will be on display the month of July. Stop in and take a look. 


Display: Daughters of the American Revolution 

On display this month at Lakes Region Library are artifacts and documents about our beloved nation. DAR member Carolyn Ohlmeyer has set up a beautiful birthday display for the celebration of our nations beginning complete with a poster of our Declaration of Independance. 

Stop in and view this magnificent display the entire month of July. 

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