WEATHERFORD — Staff Reports
The East Parker County Library has announced two artists, Diane Brown and Homer Norris, as recipients of its 2014 “Never Give Up Award.”
The library presents the special award at its annual Garden Party to a supporter who has given their time and talents to make the library a better place for all. The recipient has never given up on supporting the numerous ways the library serves its communities.
Norris has given proceeds from the sale of his sketches of Old Aledo to the library since the library was founded. He serves as a visual historian for East Parker County, and his book, Parker County Prairie Sketchbook, was selected for the EPCL’s One Book/One Community this year. The historic tour of Parker County included sites that Homer depicts in his book and raised more than $5,500 for the library.
Brown, a portrait artist and owner of ruralgirlgraphics.com, might be called the resident-artist of the EPCL. Her watercolors of library heroines Anita Bond and Reubene Scott hang in the library, where Brown is often found giving drawing lessons, painting on the mural, helping with library flyers or volunteering in various capacities. For nearly a decade she has led art activities at the library’s Garden Party, and she has served as a member of the EPCL Board of Directors.