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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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.

May 2015:

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


Display: Video Game Characters


Heroes, villains, and monsters of all sorts are currently on display at the Central Ridge Library. Some of you may remember these Characters from 90’s video game fame. A truly exciting collection that will bring back memories of your first Zergling Rush, the time you gibbed that noob, or how you forgot to restock phoenix down before that boss fight. If none of that made sense to you its ok, you can still come down and take a look at early videogame history!

Coastal Region Branch






Artist: Sharon Harris

This month's artwork is a collection of paintings by Sharon Harris. She grew up in Grapevine Texas and moved to Citrus County in 1998 with her husband of 52 years, Mac Harris.

Sharon is actively involved in the arts in Citrus County, serving as the Vice Persident of the Art Center of Citrus County. She is currently the Director of the Art Center's Academy of the Arts. 

In her spare time, she enjoys teaching others to draw and paint and traveling.

Visit the Coastal Region Library this month to see some Sharon's paintings.

Display: Cards

Stop by the Coastal Region Library this month to see some unique and wonderful cards for all occasions. This display is by Donna Walker. Donna has been designing and showing her cards for many years. Many of her blue ribbon winning cards can be seen on display this month. 

Floral City Branch

Sea Cross, No. 2, 2013

Artist: DJ Collins


 DJ graduated from the University of Florida in 1997 with a B.A. in Art Education, with honors.  She began her teaching career at Floral City Elementary, where she has taught elementary art for 18 years.  Unfortunately, the rigors of teaching leaves her with little time or energy for creating her own work.  However, for the past few years she have had the privilege of exhibiting her work at the Citrus County Art Teacher Art exhibits at the Old Courthouse Museum in downtown Inverness, Florida.  This opportunity has encouraged her to begin creating her own artwork again on a regular basis.  For her personal artwork she tends to specialize in mixed media sculptures while incorporating the fiber arts.  Her current work focuses on using earthenware, crayon, and India ink to create mosaics.  She explored this technique with her students a few years ago and fell in love with working with clay!  Most of her subject matter concentrates around a nautical theme.  She has a deep fascination and love of the ocean and did much scuba diving in her younger years.  For her creating art is very personal and therapeutic and she can’t imagine her life without it.  She feels so honored to be able to share her talents with others, especially her students.

Homosassa Branch


Artist: Watch This Space

Display: Collectible Comics


Enjoy this generous display of rare and collectible comics and figurines

Available for viewing through the month of May.

Lakes Region Branch

M&B Glassworks
Display: M & B Glass Works
Glassworks designed by Barbara LaMountain and Mary Haddock showcase a variety of jewelry, accessories and home decorating glassware.
For more information:
Barbara LaMountain


Display: Honoring Fallen Heroes 
Matt Canning shares a special poem, "The Wall" and a print by Lee Teter titled "Reflections." 
The display honors our fallen soldiers in commemoration to Memorial Day. 
                The Wall
          Moving, Laughing,
          sharing joy-
          Reflect a far-off pond
          Black engraved-
          Looking beyond-
          Each one I know-
          as I stare
          Memories, memories-
          Standing there.
The author of this poem was born in County Longford, Ireland. He emigrated to the USA when he was 16 years old. 
He joined the US Army in 1965 and served in Vietnam, 1965-1967. After being discharged from the Army, he became an American citizen in Mineola, NY.

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