By Kathy L. Collins

ArtshortphotoIn celebration and honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Bruton Memorial Library in historic downtown Plant City is presenting an art exhibit by Plant City resident, Jossie Azorin. The stunningly vivid exhibit is available for viewing now through the end of October during normal library operating hours.

Maria Josefa de Quesada Azorin, known commonly as Jossie Azorin, was born on the island of Cuba. She is a fourth generation artist who was educated in the arts in her native country.

When Castro came to power in the 1960s, Azorin’s family fled and ultimately immigrated to the U.S. The family struggled at first, but then realized the American dream. Azorin became a U.S. citizen in 1971. She now calls Plant City her home.

The current exhibit is a beautiful collection of 11 of Azorin’s most current works of art. The medium is acrylic on canvas.

Azorin, according to her artist’s statement, draws inspiration from the places she visits. Landscapes and still life are her favorite subject matter. Azorin has also acquired an interest in a technique known as Pointillism. This is characterized by the application of paint in small dots that blend together when viewed from a distance.

The Bruton Memorial Library, located at 302 W. McLendon St. in Plant City. For more information on this exhibit and upcoming exhibits, call 757-9215.