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Florida Living Artisans Exhibit Work

posted on January 04, 2015, under Florida Living by

Carol Janssen exhibited her quilts and facilitated the Florida Living Retirement Center Artisan Exhibit. (Photo: Lee Bennett)

Carol Janssen exhibited her quilts and facilitated the Florida Living Retirement Center Artisan Exhibit. (Photo: Lee Bennett)

Artist Von Stimpson served as a missionary nurse to Pitcairn Island on three different occasions with her pastor husband, Ollie. (Photo: Lee Bennett)

Artist Von Stimpson served as a missionary nurse to Pitcairn Island on three different occasions with her pastor husband, Ollie. (Photo: Lee Bennett)

by Betty Kossick

Residents and friends of Florida Living Retirement Community (FLRC) in Apopka, Fla., recently held a two-day fine arts, crafts, and hobbies show highlighting their talents in recent and past accomplishments.

While browsing through 23 exhibits, attendees gained new perspectives about the talented artisans. “I’m excited about the variety of arts done by this age group, including lost arts that have reappeared,” said FLRC’s Administrator, Nancy Pleasants. “It’s very insightful of those who included these arts from the past that are memory connected.”

Facilitated by FLRC resident Carol Janssen, the exhibition showcased needlework, crafts, paintings, woodwork, photography, and published works. The mediums, materials, and skills used made each of the items unique. One talent which could not be hidden was the aroma of fresh baked bread.

Many who exhibited their handiwork were retired missionaries, pastors, or professionals in the fields of medicine and education. Two students from Forest Lake Academy joined the exhibit and displayed their quilt-making abilities.


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