By Kathy Collins

The artists of the East Hillsborough Art Guild and their artwork is featured this month at the Bruton Memorial Library in historic downtown Plant City. There are nine artists who have submitted a total of 18 pieces of artwork.

The artists who are showing in this exhibit include Joyce Owens, Colleen Justin, Joyce Boner, Gay Nell Lewis, Loretta Burns, Paula Andra Aigner, Danny Lewis, Jessica Bradley and Nancy Driscoll.

Chad Loving, administrative and services assistant with the Bruton Memorial Library, said, “As with any showing of multiple artists, the work is very diverse. Styles include folk art, landscapes, illustrations and watercolor. Subjects range from cityscapes and waterways to wildlife and foliage and even historical scenes. These pieces are full of life; beautiful muted and subtle colors, vibrant primary hues, still watercolors and textured acrylics. We certainly have an eclectic group of artists full of surprising talents in Plant City.”

Some of these talented artists are self-taught while others have significant education and training. Some of the artists are young and some are older. While they each have unique beginnings, they are all masterful painters.

Justin, Andra Aigner and Driscoll have all entered work at the Florida Strawberry Festival. Some, such as Nell Lewis and Lewis are pursuing their passion for art. Bradley is the youngest artist. Bradley works in digital art and is creating her own comic, but for this exhibit, she created an acrylic piece.

The Bruton Memorial Library is located at 302 McLendon St. in Plant City. For more information, call 757-9215 or visit

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