Martin County Library System Press Releases

April 17, 2013

Florida’s history revealed through postcards May 4

For immediate release:  April 17, 2013
Contact:  Alicen Kikkert,  Martin County Library System, Public Relations,  772-463-3205  
    
Take a trip back in time on Saturday, May 4 at 3:00 p.m. with Liz Coursen’s vibrant presentation “Having Fun, Wish You Were Here! An Illustrated History of the Postcard in Florida.” Coursen merges Florida’s history as a backwoods swamp in the 1900s with its transformation to a vacation paradise in the 1950s, using museum-quality, vintage postcards to tell the tale. The event, held at the Hoke Library, located at 1150 NW Jack Williams Way, Jensen Beach, is free and open to the public. 

Examples of each type of postcard—undivided back, divided back, white border, linen and real photo—will be chronologically shown and described, using Florida’s history as a backdrop. Particular attention will be given to Florida’s Sunny Scenes postcard publishers and the Samuel Langsdorff Company’s Alligator Borders series. 

This presentation, one of several Journey Stories events for adults, is brought to you by a grant received from the Florida Humanities Council, to complement the Museum on Main Street: Journey Stories traveling exhibition presented by the Smithsonian Museum. The exhibit will be on display at the Elisabeth Lahti Library October 19 through November 30. Eighteen months of events exploring Journey Stories themes will take place at Martin County libraries leading up to and immediately following the Smithsonian exhibit.

To learn more about the Martin County Library System, pick up a Library Connection at any Martin County library, call 772-221-1403 or visit the website at www.library.martin.fl.us.

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From France to Florida – an artist’s journey explained

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For immediate release:  April 17, 2013             
Contact:  Alicen Kikkert, Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-3205

 

Join Natalie L. as she discusses her artistic journey from Paris, France to Hobe Sound, Florida on Saturday, May 4 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Hobe Sound Public Library, located at 10595 SE Federal Highway, Hobe Sound. Parisian-born, self-taught and eclectic, Natalie L. will explain how she left a successful career in tourism to realize her dream of becoming an artist and embracing the bohemian lifestyle. The event is free and open to the public.

Since her first solo exhibition in New Caledonia, Natalie L.’s work has been included in several Florida galleries and is in many collections from Tokyo to Jupiter Island. Her artwork explores a wide variety of subject matter from impressionism to abstract and will be available for viewing in the Community Room of the Hobe Sound Public Library throughout May for all to enjoy.

To learn more about the Martin County Library System, call 772-221-1403, pick up a Library Connection at any Martin County library or visit the website at www.library.martin.fl.us

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