Special Exhibits

The Art of the Book Exhibit
February 2 to March 27, 2009
Lake County Historical Museum

Award winning author/illustrator Janeen Mason will be our featured artist for the 2009 Festival of Reading “Fantastic Florida”. This exhibit, “The Art of the Book” is collaboration with the Lake County Historical Museum and the Lake County Library System.

This is a once in a lifetime chance for Lake County residents to view a kaleidoscopic array of the aquatic and the astronomical. Mason’s paintings are from the popular children’s books “Ocean Commotion: Sea Turtles” and “Going around the Sun: Some Planetary Fun.”

Janeen Mason is an illustrator or author/illustrator of eight children’s picture books with two more titles due for release in 2009. She was appointed by Senate President Ken Pruitt to serve as a member of the Florida Arts Council - a fifteen member council which advises the Secretary of State on matters pertaining to Arts and Culture in Florida. In 2007 she received two major awards: The U.S. Maritime Literature Award for her book titled “Ocean Commotion: Sea Turtles!”, and a Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award.

artwork Art of the Women of Lake County
March 2 to April 4, 2009
W.T. Bland Public Library

24 women from Lake County whose work was juried to hang in a special exhibit at the Deltona Arts and Historical Center. Artists include: Evelyn Albanese; Dorothy Blondin; Kathy Bowden; Joyce Brady; Diane Brannon; Jean Briggs; Alice Dressler; Charlene Edwards; Michelle K. Hall; Lynne Herrick; Jeanine Jones; Jennifer Kirton; Carol Lucas; Eiko Magner; Donna Miller; Susan Mulholland; Jennie Myers; Barbara Perry; Marlene Timensberger; Kathleen Ryan; Linda Spencer; Marion Strahle; Barbary Vey; and Marty Yokowonis. A variety of styles will be represented making for an interesting show, something for everybody.