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Thursday, July 30, 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.

July 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


 Frank Curtis Photography



Altered Art 

Artist: Frank Sunshadow Curtis

This month's artwork is a collection of photographs taken by local photographer Frank Sunshadow Curtis. 

Frank is a descendant of the Peobscot & Chippewa Tribes. He lives in Citrus Springs with his wife Ellen. 

Frank began his career in photography while he was enlisted with the US Coast Guard. His photography skills have taken him all over the world, even to Antarctica. 

In addition to photography, Frank is also an accomplished musician and writer of Native American stories. 

Visit the Coastal Region Library this month to see some Frank's photography.

For more information contact Frank: 352-643-0096.

Display: Altered Book Art

Stop by the Coastal Region Library this month to see some unique uses for discarded books. Altered Book Art recylces old books and turns them into works of art. Learn to make a book sculpture, decorative wreath, and much more. Classes will be held monthly at the Coastal Region Library. Classes are free! Sign up today online or call 795-3716.

Floral City Branch

My Super Hero Creation


Artist: Floral City Elementary School


Super Heroes

Floral City Elementary Kindergarten and 1st Grade students under the direction of Art Teacher DJ Collins have created their own super heroes.  Stop in to view their super creations and celebrate our summer theme "Every Hero has a Story."



Artist: Gary Kuhl



Retired from a career in environmental engineering in February 2010. Gary has worked in Florida Water Management, County Public Works and County Administration. He now enjoys wildlife and nature photography.

Join us at the Floral City Library on Wednesday, July 8th at 1:30 PM to explore the glory of the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River with Gary as your guide. He will take you on an exciting pictorial trip of his bucket list adventure which included a five day raft trip down the river.





Homosassa Branch

Artist: Watch This Space


Display: The Buddha and Other Asian Artifacts

Enjoy this display of Asian screens, origami, miniatures and Buddhas.

Available for viewing through the month of June.



Lakes Region Branch

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Metal Bots


Tina in the Bog

Display: Metal Bots

The Metal Bots display is provided by Brenda Spilios. 

From the artist:  "In the summer of 2013, I viewed a special exhibit at the Appleton Museum of Art in Ocala called "Art of the Robot."  I became smitten with the robot-inspired sculptures made from vintage objects and metal scraps on display.  I thought to myself, "I can do this!"

I came home and set about creating my own sculptures, calling them whimbots (whimsical robots.) I started browsing antique shops, charity stores and the family garage for interesting metal pieces.  I love using pieces that are tarnished, rusted, and battered because I find them charming.

I became adept at using a drill press and a hack saw in order to assemble my creations.  I do no welding or soldering.  Each work of art comes together like a complex puzzle; I use nuts and bolts and screws and my imagination.  I have fun making them and my hope is that they are fun to look at.

I retired from teaching five years ago after 34 years in the profession. I have lived with my family in Inverness since 1986."


Artist: Lucy Lowry

Artist Lucy Lowry relocated from Texas as a digital editor and is an inspirational artist. She shares a collection of wonderful artwork themes in watercolor.

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“Grampy has always believed that children should grow just like wildflowers along the waterside.”

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