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Friday, August 26, 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.

August 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


Display: The Nature Coast Carving Club

Come to Library during the month of August and enjoy the beautiful wood carvings on display created by The Nature Coast Carving Club.

Their mission is to promote carving in our community and to assist new carvers who wish to try different types of carving – “In The Round, Chip Carving, Wood Burning, Bark Carving, Cane carving, Birds, Fish, …” – and hope that we can be a part of the joy they find in turning “that plain ole’ piece or chunk of wood into something beautiful.”





Coastal Region Branch

 Paula CR_Display_August2016

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: Native American

Stop by Coastal Region Library and take a look at some amazing pieces of Native American culture displayed by Paula Bateman. This collection features, drums, arrowheads, pottery, clothing, and more. 

Paula runs the popular Acoustic Music Meet Up held every first and third Monday at 2:00. She's an accomplished musican and author.

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

 Art by Jan Vermilya



 Pillar Coral (courtesy of Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Carr)

Artists: Sugarmill Artisans

This month's art display is courtesy of the Sugarmill Artisans. Local artists Terry Carter, Ellen Jones, Liz Meeks, and Jan Vermilya have each brought in a few pieces of their art for you to enjoy. If you're interested in joining their local artists' group, the Sugarmill Artisans, feel free to drop by for their meetings on Tuesday, August 9th and/or Tuesday, September 13th from 10am - 2pm in the Community Room.


Display: Carr Coral Collection

Featured in our display case this month is the Carr Coral Collection. This collection was donated by Mrs. Thomas Carr. Her late husband Tommy was a scuba diver for over 30 years and was one of the original founders of the St. Petersburg Underwater Club. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Carr owned and operated Carr Enterprises, a metal fabrication shop in Homosassa. He designed and built many items for locat fisherman. Come and see beautiful examples of pillar, lettuce, fire, finger, and brain coral, along with a spiny oyster. All coral was found near Marathon in the Florida Keys; the oyster was found off of St. Petersburg at about 110 feet.

Lakes Region Branch




Artist: TBA




Display: TBA


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