Local Artists Salvator Ingrassia, Anna Schermerhorn Show Work At SouthShore Regional Library

By Kathy Collins

The current exhibit in the Crawford Gallery at the SouthShore Regional Library in Ruskin is an eclectic group of artwork of two very different local artists. Salvator Ingrassia is from Sun City Center and Anna Schermerhorn is from Riverview. The exhibit is up for viewing through the end of August.

Ingrassia has an impressive resume dating back to his graduation from the Art Institute in Chicago in 1958. His artwork includes painting, printing, drawing and mixed media. There are approximately 35 pieces of his work in the show. It is most interesting and a good exhibit of fine artwork. Ingrassia’s work is both calming and fun.

Laurie Burhop, art coordinator for the SouthShore Regional Library said, “Sal has an abundant amount of work. Some of his work is very realistic while other work incorporates many materials and has a bit of abstraction to it.”

Schermerhorn’s work includes both small and large textural paintings. The theme of her work in this exhibit is underwater. The artwork is stunning and wonderful to view. It captures you as you enter the gallery space.

Burhop said, “Anna works in a lot of texture in her paintings and works with vibrant colors. Her work is very expressive.”

“These two artists were selected by the John Crawford Advisory Board for their creativity and approach to their work. This show is varied and quite dynamic,” Burhop said. “This is an excellent exhibit and we already have had such a positive response from our patrons here at the library. The patrons here at the SouthShore Regional Library really appreciate the exhibits and are very verbal about them.”

The SouthShore Regional Library is located at 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin. For more information on the current exhibit or on upcoming exhibits, call 273-3652.