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Release Date: November 11, 2017
Contact: Gina Marini, Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida
115 Westview Avenue, Valparaiso, FL 32580
850-678-2615 gina.marini@heritage-museum.org

Photo caption: Artist, Julia Vanover presents portrait of late Mayor Arnold to Steve Czonstka and Gina Marini of the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida
Valparaiso, FL – Julia Vanover, artist and owner of Kind Design Fine Art studio and gallery in Valparaiso, FL, recently donated a pen and ink portrait she created of the late Mayor Bruce Arnold to the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida. Since the Mayors passing earlier this year, Museum Chairman, Steve Czonstka, wanted to do something special to commemorate Bruce Arnold who served as Mayor of Valparaiso, FL for 53 years. Czonstka approached Vanover, who had recently opened her art studio, and asked if she would be willing to do a portrait of the mayor. Without hesitation and with honor Julia crafted a beautiful portrait of Mayor Arnold, as she does with all her art, with kindness and love. Mayor Bruce Arnold’s portrait will remain on permanent display at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida.

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