REVIEW: Library exhibit displays young artist’s work

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This sample of Jasmine Maughon's work (slightly cropped to fit this image space), is among those on display at the Crestview Public Library.

BRIAN HUGHES | News Bulletin
Published: Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 10:05 AM.

Jasmine Maughon, one of our community’s most remarkable up-and-coming artists, delights art lovers with her sweet personality, shy smile and remarkable, inherent artistic ability.

No matter what media she gets her hands on, when she’s through, it’s been beautifully transformed into a memorable work of art.

The exhibit of Maughon’s work currently on the north wall of the Crestview Public Library amply demonstrates the young artist’s skill in two and three dimensions, as well as her assured manipulation of a variety of media.

The 2012 Crestview High School grad is a former president of the school’s Art Club and recipient of multiple blue ribbons at both school and community art shows. She majors in studio art at Northwest Florida State College and the University of West Florida.

Maughon’s exhibited works come from high school and college projects. Pen and ink, charcoal, watercolors, fabrics and even house paint are among the media she employs. Works range from whimsical, serious and even a trifle, um…scary.

Of the latter, I especially liked a trio of perturbing pastels and ink interpretations of fairy tales.

“Seven Dwarfs” depicts a sleeping Snow White being visited by seven demonic, gremlin-like creatures that lack the Disney hugability of Dopey, Doc, Sneezy and others. Rendered primarily in black and white, their gleaming red eyes burst through the nocturnal gloom of Snow White’s boudoir.

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