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Saturday, November 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.

October 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

 Wood Carver 2014

Display: Nature Coast Carving Club

Nature Coast Carving Club


The Nature Coast Carving Club has outdone themselves as usual. Come see their beautiful creations. Some are painted and lifelike, others are left unpainted to keep an earthy feel, and all have been created with care and expert skill. If you are trying to hone your own carving skills this Club would be an excellent place to start. Learn more about these industrious carvers at and maybe next year some of your carvings will be featured!

Coastal Region Branch

Artist: Sharon Harris

October Display

Burger Buro (People's Office)

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Manatee Decorative Artists Work

This month's artwork on display takes us to Germany. Paintings are 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.

Be sure to stop in this October to see wonderful paintings of Germany.

For more information please visit:


Display: Manatee Haven Decorative Artists

About Manatee Haven Decorative Artists

The Manatee Haven Decorative Artists are a group of local artists that get together to do what they love...PAINTING! Stop by Coastal Region Library this month to see some wonderful painted artwork. This display will be available to view until October 30th!

The Manatee Haven Decorative Artists group meets every second saturday of the month at 9:30 at the North Oak Baptist Church in Citrus Springs. For more information...

Floral City Branch

True Image

Artist: Connie Townsend

Oil Painting


Connie Townsend (Constance L. Townsend) grew up in the little country town of Philmont, NY. She has been an Elementary School teacher, a beginning Sister of St. Joseph, Philadelphia, worked for the Department of Defense, has owned and operated her own business, and, through it all, continued with her painting. It was only after retiring and moving to Florida, she began to write.

Stop by the Floral City Library on Wednesday, November 5th from 1:30 to 5 PM for a Meet the Author event featuring Connie.

For more information about Connie and her work visit: Florida Artist 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

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:  If You Go Out into the Woods Tonight

Bears, bears, and more bears. Join the staff of the Homosassa Public Library in thanking Karen Bollman for sharing her collection of  Boyd Bears with us.

The bears will be here for viewing until the end of October.


Lakes Region Branch

 Horse Feathers



Artist: Barbara Kerr

Barbara taught intermediate watercolor at the Art Center for eleven years. She is a member of the Nature Coast Painters, the Citrus Watercolor Club and the Floral Artist Gallery. She is sharing her art collection of watercolor eclectic works at Lakes Region Library throughout the month of October and will exhibit her new collection at the Floral City Artist Gallery themed, “True Friends Collages.”






Display: Nature Coast Carving Club

The Nature Coast Carving Club Carvers are sharing a diverse collection of styles of carving such as in the round, chip carving, wood burning, bark carving  and cane carving, just to mention a few of the techniques displayed at Lakes Region Library.

For more information about the club visit: 

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