Crestview library exhibit features variety of local talent

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Charlotte Parrish's "Thistle Ballet" is a nature study.

BRIAN HUGHES / News Bulletin
Published: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 11:33 AM.

CRESTVIEW — Works by artists of varying ages and experience levels meet on the Crestview Public Library’s north wall in a current exhibit.

"They range from the budding artist to the dying artist," exhibit coordinator Peggy Hollingshead said.

In addition to some of Hollingshead's own abstracts, artists Charlotte Parrish, Terry Scott, Nicole Weaver, Sarah Hawkins and Jessica Bruegenhemke have works on the display wall.

One of the delights of shows featuring mixed talents and styles is the variety of expression. Patrons view details of Parrish's "Thistle Ballet" and contrast it with Hollingshead's evocative "Phoenix."

Budding artist Bruegenhemke sets us pondering with "Bird King," a splendid graphite work of a wolf holding a falcon on its forepaw under the full moon. Shades of "LadyHawke"? Only the artist knows for sure.

Northwest Florida State College student Hawkins displays remarkable agility in capturing textiles’ graceful drape in sepia pastels called "Cloth Drawing" and "Boot Drawing."

Weaver has lots of fun with color and text in her self-described "crazy paintings," including the lively "Pig Love," which includes roses, hearts and, yes, a friendly pink oinker.

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