Friday, April 12, 2019

Weekend Top 6 Picks for April 13 and 14, 2019

Saturday April 13, 2019
6pm to 9pm Free. Imaginarium: Natura Art Reception. Chapman Leonard Studios And Production Center Orlando, Florida 9460 Delegates Dr, Orlando, Florida 32837.
This Art Reception is a family friendly event that is free and open to the public, and there will be light refreshments. The artists on display are Bridget Hanley Cohen, Heidi Vance, Tatjana Andre, Richard Bond, Stephanie Muse, Kerry Harripersad, Eileen A Art, Mark Hadley, Charlie Charen, Leyna McGrath, Leona Gold, Maryse Jupillat, Dan Meneely, Violeta Militaru, Richard Guerriero, Teresa Touhey, and Bethany Piotrowski.
In honor of Earth Day the Arts Hub Organization and Chapman/Leonard Studios brings you the next installment of Imaginarium, “Natura”. With beautiful works of art depicting the majesty that is nature, it is a show not to miss. “Without nature we would not exist, nothing we have or place value on would exist. It should be respected.” states Jason Lee, the curator of the space. The artists in this show are a mixture of established and emerging individuals that are a vital part of the eclectically talented Central Florida arts community.
The art will be on display February 2nd through May 4th, 2019.
The local artists’ works may also be viewed during normal business hours, 9am-5pm, by appointment with an Arts Hub Org. representative.
Chapman/Leonard Studios is an award winning manufacturer of camera support equipment for motion picture and television productions worldwide. The equipment manufacturer is based out of their state of the art sound stages and production facilities.

7pm to 11pm Free. All Things Music Art Show. Kaleidoscope Venue For The Arts 1991 Corporate Square #181, Longwood, Florida 32750. An art show featuring Music related and inspired art. Beer, wine, sodas, and water available at the show for donation. Contributing artists' drinks are complimentary.

10:30pm to 11:30pm Free but get food and drink. Son Flamenco. Ceviche Tapas Orlando, 125 W Church St, Orlando, FL. Hot blooded Flamenco dancing to acoustic guitar.

Sunday April 14, 2019
11:00am to 1:30pm Free. Conway Community Market and Urban Sketching Demo. Barber Park 3701 Gatlin Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32812. Urban Sketchers Orlando is hosting a FREE sketching demo at the Conway Community Market! If you are new to urban sketching, this is for you! Experienced sketchers will share advice on how to focus on small stories from observation and demonstrate the art of making an urban sketch on location. Clipboards, paper, pencils, and coloring supplies will be provided for those who would like to sketch along with us and the session will include a QandA.
We also invite our fellow sketchers of Central Florida to join us on a sketch walk of the market and Palm Sunday/Early Easter celebration. The Conway Community Market brings people together for a fun afternoon outside with the opportunities to offer new experiences. The event will include the Easter Bunny, a photographer and an Easter Egg Hunt! There will be plenty of festive stories and moments to capture into our sketchbooks.
Meet Up Point: At the covered pavilion near the pond and the market. where the Urban Sketching Demo begins at 11:00 am.

1pm to 4:30pm Free. Family Day. The Mennello Museum of American Art, 900 East Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32803. The make-and-take craft table is open from noon-2:30 p.m., and docents are available to give mini-tours of the museum. Then it's open house in the galleries until 4:30 p.m.

2pm to 4pm  UCF Opera presents The Tender Land An opera by Aaron Copland. Alexis and Jim Pugh Theater Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts 445 S Magnolia Ave, Orlando, FL 32801. Generously supported by Ronald Thow and Carolyn V. Thow
In the American heartland during the Great Depression, the provincial existence of a rural farming family hinges upon the high school graduation of the eldest daughter, Laurie Moss. However, on the eve of her graduation, Laurie finds herself questioning her place in the world and wondering what kind of life she could lead if she were to leave the farm. Her restlessness is fueled by two drifters, Top and Martin, who are hired to help with the harvest.
While Ma and Grandpa Moss are suspicious of the strangers, Laurie is captivated by their vivid tales of travel, and she and Martin quickly fall in love, culminating in a tender kiss at Laurie’s graduation party. Grandpa Moss, furious, banishes the two men, leading Martin and Laurie to make plans to elope, but Martin quickly realizes that this would cause trouble for all involved, and reluctantly sneaks away before daybreak. Heartbroken, Laurie realizes that, though now alone, it is still time for her to go. She bids farewell to the farm and sets off into the unknown, leaving her weeping family to completely reassess their hopes, dreams, and plans for the future.
A vivid portrait of the rural mid-west, The Tender Land is painted richly with Copland’s quintessentially American harmonies and tells a beautiful and simple story of a young woman’s coming of age.
Sung in English with super titles.

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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