Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

March 14, 2013

Local artist shares work at downtown venue

Jacksonville Daily Progress

JACKSONVILLE — Artist June Crosby shared her art and love of community Tuesday evening at a "Meet and Greet" gathering at Phoenix Square, where she has several pieces of art on display.

Crosby first began painting when she was 8 years old. Seventy-four years later, she is still going strong. June has lived in Jacksonville almost all of her life. Her love for painting has endured over the years and is evident in her work and her commitment to her craft. She founded the Jacksonville Art League in the 1950's and had the first show of local artists at her own place of business, Crosby Furniture Store, on Woodrow Street. From there, the League grew into a large organization with an annual art show featuring artists from all over the state, as well as professional judges. The League welcomed artists from all backgrounds and had divisions for students, amateurs and professionals.

Crosby is offering an original oil painting to the lucky winner of a drawing to be held on March 25. Anyone interested in owning original artwork by June Crosby should go by Phoenix Square, 201 E. Commerce St.,  and view the artwork she has for sale, as well as register for a chance to win the original oil painting.