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Thursday, September 29, 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.

September 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: Celebrating the Constitution of the United States

Come to Library during the month of September to celebrate the patriotic and wonderful display honoring the Constitution of the United States.

The DAR group has gathered an incredible collection of Constitutional items that will help to enhance your knowledge about our Constitution and it's history. There is also a display honoring the 9/11 events.

Please come and check this out, you will not be disappointed!





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

 Happy Fall!
Artist: TBA

Homosassa Branch





Artist: Liz Meeks

This month's art display is courtesy of Liz Meeks. In her own words: "My paintings reflect feelings, energy and enthusiasm for objects, scenes or people that inspire me to preserve a special moment I've experienced. SCUBA diving trips, for example, have provided wonderful inspirations for paintings of coral reefs and the sea life that exists around these areas. I consider my work an integration of Impressionism, American Abstraction, and Expressionism styles.

Creating a palette of colors and shapes that will appeal to the viewer is a process of creative transformation. I particularly like to use texture and mixed media to add excitement and interest. Portraying the beauty I see and recreating that feeling on canvas for others to enjoy is my objective. I hope you enjoy my paintings."





Display: Daughters of the American Revolution

Featured in our display case for the month of September is a variety of objects celebrating the history of our country, including the United States Constitution, and commemorating the September 11th terrorist attacks. These objects have been generously provided by the Daughters of the American Revolution. Don't forget to come visit the library during Constitution Week, September 17th through the 23rd, and pick up your very own US flag and pocket copy of the constitution.

Lakes Region Branch

 Norman Freyer




 DAR Constitution_Week

Artist: Norman Freyer


Norman Freyer is a watercolorist from Homosassa, FL.  He studied watercolor techniques under Marion Langlois at the Withlacoochee Technical Institute in Inverness from 1999 to 2002. In addition, he has studied in watercolor workshops with such noted artists as Tom Jones, Chuck MacClachlan, Ken Hosmer, Kathleen Hoffsinger, Steve Rogers and Paul George.

Mr. Freyer is a member of the Art Center of Citrus County, the Citrus Watercolor Society, the Nature Coast Painters and an associate member of the Florida Watercolor Society. He served as president of the Citrus Watercolor Society 2008 – 2010. His paintings are exhibited regularly in the Art Center Gallery in Hernando. His work has been the featured exhibit at the Chronicle Gallery in Inverness, the Art Center CC East Gallery in Hernando, FL and the Art Center CC Theater Gallery.



Display: Daughters of the American Revolution


Constitution Week is the commemoration of America's most important document. It is celebrated annually during the week of September 17-23.The United States Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties, freedoms and inalienable rights.

This celebration of the Constitution was started by the Daughters of the American Revolution. In 1955, DAR petitioned Congress to set aside September 17-23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week. The resolution was later adopted by the U.S. Congress and signed into public law on August 2, 1956, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

The DAR has also erected a structure that is built in tribute to the Constitution of the United States. DAR Constitution Hall, which is a performing arts center, opened in 1929.

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