Wednesday, April 12, 2017

First Thursdays at the Orlando Museum of Art.

Every first Thursday of each month the Associates of the Orlando Museum of Art host “Orlando’s original art party” from 6-9 pm. The event gives patrons an opportunity to discover local artists, listen to live music and mingle with an eclectic mix of people. There are cash bars serving wine, beer, soft drinks and water, and café offerings from area restaurants.

 On this evening, a beautiful 19 year old ballerina was posing for s sculptor and several sketch artists. s8nce I carry my own chair, I sat down and joined in. I arrived as the model was resting. Bernie Martin beside me was putting finishing touches on a spontaneous watercolor. Bob Hague was seated across from me using a camera tripod as an easel. It is a compact solution that I would like to emulate.

The sculptor, Steve Pi specializes in nude dancers. You can always see his work on the bar at White Wolf Cafe  (1829 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32804).

Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at

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