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Wednesday, October 01, 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.

September 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


Display: Miniature Paintings

Nature Coast Painters

If you take a look at this month’s display, you would swear you stepped into a tiny art museum. These miniature paintings were created by members of the Nature Coast Painters. This group of about 20 members has had their art displayed in the Appleton Museum, Brooksville City Hall, and Brick City Gallery. This group has been regularly invited to host art shows around Citrus and Pasco Counties. We are proud to display their works here, and we hope you enjoy the display of miniature paintings as much as we do.

Coastal Region Branch

Artist: Sharon Harris

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10PM Jury's Out

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Giraffe Wearing a Bow Tie

This month's artwork on display is all by Sharon Harris. Harris is a Texas native. She grew up in Grapevine, Texas. She later moved to North Carolina with her husband of 52 years before moving to Citrus County in 1998.

Harris is a graduate of Appalachian State University. She received her Bachelor's in Industrial and Fine Arts.

After moving to Citrus County she served as Vice President and 6 term president for the Art Center of Citrus County (Art League). Harris has dedicated her time to helping improve arts in Citrus County.

Harris is the Director of the Art Center's Academy of the Arts and has expanded the education program there. She also serves as Vice President of the Ocala Art Group. She spends her spare time in her studio teaching drawing and painting at the Art Center in Citrus Hills.

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Display: Giraffes

About Ruth Samuda

"I am a full time Crystal River Resident, originally from New Jersey. My collection has brought me many hours of happiness and taught me many things about their home and the fascination about them.

I started collecting giraffes almost 30 years ago. When I noticed there were so many different ways people put giraffes on items, my curious side clicked in. I started reading about them, then collecting them.

Giraffes are the only animal that are completely strange to everyone." 

Floral City Branch

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Earrings of Folded Handmade Japanese Paper

Artist: Chris Randle

Jewelry and Mixed Media 

Stop by the Floral City Library on Tuesday, September 16th from 10:30 AM to 12 NOON to meet Chris, see her creative process in action and try your hand at paper folding.


For more information about Chris and her work visit: Florida Artists Gallery

Stop by the Floral City Library on Tuesday, September 16th from 10:30 AM to 12 NOON to meet Chris Randle, see her creative process in action and try your hand at paper folding.

Homosassa Branch


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Artist: Gary Kuhl

Gary Kuhl, longtime Citrus County resident and exhibiting nature photographer, is presenting a small sampling of his images in the Homosassa Library through the end of October.

Please come and enjoy these works with us.






Display: Salute to the Constitution

Join the staff of the Homosassa Library in celebrating the Constitution of the United States.

We thank the members of the Fort Cooper Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in sharing their articles and memoribilia with us and our patrons.

Stop by through the end of September to see this display .


Lakes Region Branch

Liberty Park Inverness, FL
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 Venice Bridge

Artist: Gary Simmerman

Gary Simmerman, one of our library staff members shares his displays at the Lakes Region Library throughout the month of September. The photographs include various Citrus County historical sites, scenery and landmarks.







Display: 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.

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