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Friday, July 01, 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.

June 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

4 H Display

Artist: Jessica Watson

Come and celebrate the art of Jessica Watson now on display throughout Central Ridge Library. Jessica's unique art collection is an assortment of canvas and mannequin paintings.

Her art will be on display for all to enjoy from June 28th - August 1st.

Display: "Farming with 4-H"

Marnie Ward, from UF/IFAS Extension, Citrus County, has created a wonderful display showing all that 4-H has to offer.

The 4-H pledge tells what they are:

I Pledge my Head to clearer thinking, my Heart to greater loyalty, my Hands to larger service, and my Health to better living, for my club, my community, my country, and my world.

The intent is to inspire young people to continue to learn and grow to make their best efforts trhough participating in educational experiences.


Coastal Region Branch

 June CR_Artist
 May Display_CR

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: LEGO 

LEGO, a favorite building block of children and adults. This month we have an amazing collection of LEGO on display at the Coastal Region Library by Paul Wetmore. Paul has been building with LEGO for 10 years and builds many customize creations. 


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

 Proud Peacock by Myrna Bradshaw



Artists: "As I See It!" Nature Photography by Myrna Erler-Bradshaw

Myrna Erler-Bradshaw is a fourth generation Floridian who loves the Sunshine State. After owning and operating a small printing/sign company for over 20 years in Central Florida, she was able to retire and pursue her love of nature and photography. She improved her photography skills by taking workshops with professional nature photographers and all the "hands on" classes that she could. She considers just being out in nature and enjoying all that is so freely offered a blessing. If her photos can make someone smile or brighten their day - then the time has been well spent!

To see more of Myrna's art, check out her website:

Display: Daughters of the American Revolution

Watch this spot for information about the D.A.R.'s display!

Lakes Region Branch

 Copenhaver 1




 Wooden Boxes

Artist: Sandra Copenhaver


Sandra "Sandy" Copenhaver has always had a deep and abiding passion to paint. She is a lover of nature and paints what she sees here in Inverness and on her travels to North Georgia.She has worked in both oils and watercolors.

Her passion for art has given her an opportunity to give back to her community. For three years her art has funded "ART FOR THE HOMELESS", by giving back to local charities and local shelters to support the homeless. In her own words, "Give back, pay it forward, however you want to put it, I love painting and it gives my work a real purpose."

Sandy's art will be on display for the month of June and you can see her full body of work at


Display: Diane and Rod Taylor


On display this month at Lakes Region Library are handcrafted wooden boxes by Diane and Rod Taylor. These were cut using a band saw, scroll saw or hand tools. There are basket weave designs and beautiful wood with the natural grain showing through. 

Diane and Rod are fairly new to the area and have already won second place at the Inverness art show. They enjoy the beauty they see here in Citrus County. We invite you to come and see the beauty of their work.

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