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The Dexterity Art Exhibit has been organized by local artist, Olga Guy 🎨🎨📚. It showcases the work of five artists of varying styles, but they all have one thing in common – a love for painting and making art. The expansive show will be on display through October 1st in the Youth Services gallery walls, Adult Services gallery wall and a lobby display case. The art exhibit can be visited during library hours: Monday – Wednesday (9 am – 7 pm) and Thursday – Saturday (9 am – 5 pm).

Participating artists:
Anne Elsea Thrift
“I work primarily in abstract style, undertaking sharp contrast, somewhat unexpected colors, and various patterns of movement. I never fully know how a given piece will end as a final product, for much of the adventure is in the element of surprise of what will be. I do plan a loose framework but choose to follow a more carefree, less calculated attitude towards the creative process. I find great pleasure, challenge, and peace in creating art and am inspired to learn as much as I can as I expand my ARTnatomy collection.” Instagram: @artworkbyanne1707

Jeannie Whitworth
Jeannie is a local artist who has been painting for 45 years. A published author, she’s written Project Whitworth: The Story of Coach Jason Whitworth and The Girl With the Wine Bottle, both available on Amazon. She currently lives in Lynn Haven with her husband Orien Whitworth.

Jerrod Schonfeld
Jerrod is a Texan Air Force veteran and acrylic artist. Someone once commented to him that his pictures prior to the military looked like Bob Ross. His favorite colors are vibrant yellows, greens, and oranges. He finds inspiration from dreams and being out in God’s creation and looks for opportunities to capture their beauty. He loves to paint the local white sand beaches and various locations from his travels around the states. Some of his favorite scenes are clouds and water.

Lew Griffin
Lew is a 23 year U.S. Navy Veteran, a husband, a father, and a grandfather. He is a former Creative Director of Panama City Arts Cooperative and a current visual artist.

Olga Guy
A local watercolor artist with 10 years of experience who specializes in subjects of nature. The use of vibrant colors on her semi-spontaneous paintings give her work a very unique style. Olga has participated in different exhibits in the State of Florida. Her artwork has been displayed in most of the art venues in our county. Her paintings “Tropical Aquarium”, “Clown Fish” and “Sea Turtle” won the 1st place in the watercolor category at the Bay County Fair Art Show in 2014, 2015 and 2016, respectively. Olga Guy currently dedicates her time to create exquisite watercolor paintings and teaches art lessons at her private studio and at the Center for the Arts.

Hispanic Heritage Festival

Muy orgullosamente estaré representando a la comunidad Hondureña en el 2do Festival de la Herencia Hispana en Bay County, Florida.
Muchas gracias al Departamento de Calidad de Vida de la ciudad de Panama City por invitarme a celebrar mis raices hispanas junto a mis amigos de toda Latino America que residen en el condado.

I will be very proud to represent the Honduran community at the 2nd Hispanic Heritage Festival in Bay County, Florida.

Thank you very much to the Quality of Life Department of Panama City for inviting me to celebrate my Hispanic roots with my friends from all over Latin America who reside in the county and for organizing such a wonderful event.

This event is free and everyone is invited!

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