"Art Among the Books" at the Eustis Memorial Library
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MT. DORA, FL, June 11, 2018 – Artisans on fifth, a non-profit Artist Cooperative and the Eustis Memorial Library have teamed together for “Art Among the Books”, a special exhibit of handmade art and fine crafts by members of Artisans, all of whom are from the local area.
This exhibit will showcase a variety of works, including wall art in oil, acrylic, colored pencil, and watercolor; paper quilling; silversmithing; and other jewelry; wood; fused and stained glass; ceramics; basketry; and more. The exhibit will last for three months, from the first of September through the end of November and will rotate monthly, each month offering new works and, perhaps, a new perspective.
In addition, the Library will be offering selected books, and other library media from its collection, complementing the art on exhibit, making this a truly joint effort.
The Artisans Committee maintaining the exhibit is composed of Ray Mellott, a Eustis wood turner, a frequent Library patron, Gwen Hertz, jewelry maker and President of Artisans on fifth; Mike Hertz, fused glass artist; Laura Howell, and Shara Abel, both award winning photographers.
Rebecca Campbell, Adult Services Librarian and others at the Eustis Memorial Library, have graciously provided critical assistance to the committee.
"We want people in Eustis and elsewhere to know what Artisans on fifth has to offer, to let them know where we are and what we do. We want people to know that Artisans serves the entire area," said Gwen Hertz, President of Artisans. "We want people to come to Artisans on fifth and check us out," Gwen added.
“The Eustis Memorial Library takes pleasure in collaborating on the rotating art exhibit, ‘Art Among the Books’, with Artisans on fifth,” said Rebecca Campbell. “This is a wonderful opportunity for the public to learn about and view quality artwork free of charge. The Eustis Memorial Library is well-designed to host this exciting exhibit, and the Adult Services Department will curate a reading list and book displays to further enhance the experience “. The exhibit is free and open to the entire public.
Artisans on fifth is a not-for-profit artist co-op located at 134 E 5th Ave. in Mount Dora, directly across the street from Donnelly Park. There, one will find unique hand-crafted fine art, fine crafts and gifts made by over 25 Florida artists. There is always an artist in the shop, and they frequently offer demonstrations of their work. Hours are Tues. - Sat. 10 am. - 5 p.m. and Sun. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed on Mondays. 352-406-1000. www.artisansonfifth.com
Originally founded in 1902, the Eustis Memorial Library, located at 120 N. Center St., in Eustis has served Eustis residents and others for over 115 years. It has a circulating collection of 117,000 items in print, video and audio media and a growing e-book collection. Hours are Monday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. www.eustismemoriallibrary.org
Artwork will be available at Artisans on fifth for sale after the exhibit. If you would like to buy something that is in the exhibit, contact Ray Mellott at firstname.lastname@example.org