I've been doing sketches around the Mennello Art Museum (900 East Princeton Street Orlando FL) for possible use in a 2014 brochure about the museum's 15th anniversary. The museum will be kicking off the New Year with new exhibitions. Reader Diane Crispin won two free tickets by answering the trivia question right on the December 23rd AADW post. The Mennello Museum is the first venue to showcase the traveling exhibition based on the memoirs of Rob Storter (1894-1987),
which were published in 2000 as the book “Crackers in the Glade.”
Storter came from a family of early settlers in the village of
Everglade. He was a self-taught artist and sketched pictures of his
rural lifestyle and environment, and annotated them with stories, often
bemoaning the wilderness that was being lost to development. This exhibit ran through January 5th.
Mark your Calendars! Saturday and Sunday, January 4 and 5Museums on Us Weekend
Holders of Bank of America/Merrill Lynch credit cards
receive free admission with the presentation of their cards and photo
Sunday, January 12 Free Family Day on the Second Sunday: Earl Cunningham Edition
The make-and-take craft table is open from noon-2:30
p.m., and docents are available for mini-tours of the museum. Then it's
open house in the galleries until 4:30 p.m.
Friday, January 17 Exhibition opens,Southwestern Allure: The Art of the Sante Fe Art Colony
Friday, January 31Opening reception and 15th Anniversary Kick-off
6-8 p.m.$5, free to MMAA members; reservations requestedSouthwestern Allure: The Art of the Sante Fe Art Colony
Saturday and Sunday, February 9 and 10Orlando Folk Festival, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., free
The 12th annual celebration of music and art on the shores of Lake
Formosa brings together an eclectic mix of creative talent, plus
hands-on arts and crafts activities for children. Find the list of
participating musicians and artists as well as other updates at
10 x 10 Orlando Urban Sketching Workshops start August 5, 2017
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Thomas Thorspecken (Thor)
This site began in 2009 as a New Year's resolution to do a sketch a day, to document art and culture in Orlando. It became a way to put down roots and become part of the community one sketch at a time. Any sketch is available as a limited edition print (1-5) for $250 or the original for $400. Frames are $100 more. firstname.lastname@example.org to order.
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