Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Crooked Can

The Orlando Urban Sketchers went to Crooked Can (426 W Plant St, Winter Garden, FL 34787). On this sunny mid morning, people were gathering in the grass covered play area to do yoga. Our group of sketchers ordered drinks and bites and started sketching.

Crooked can is in the Plant Street Market which is a local community market located in historic downtown Winter Garden, with 20 vendors featuring natural, organic food and handmade products all inside of one building.
The Market is open 7 days a week, and they are a community of quality and diverse farm fresh products, artisan specialties and local products. There is often Live Entertainment and the patio is pet friendly.

As an added bonus, Eddie Pittman, an amazing artist from my former Disney Feature Animation  days joined  us to document the occasion. Greg Bryla pulled together an interesting composite sketch that takes different elements from various times and locations to build a story in one sketch. What is so great about Urban Sketching is that every artist has their own style and no two sketches ever look the same. In this digital age where many are trying to showcase their life as a glamorous but homogenized selfie, getting to see life through spontaneous sketches can be a breath of fresh air.

If you would like to meet the Orlando Urban Sketchers, stop out on September 28, 2019 for the free Accidental Historian Exhibit Tour and Sketch Walk. Artists will meet at the Orange County Regional History Center (65 E Central Blvd, Orlando, Florida 32801) at 10am and the event runs through 1pm. Join us as we tour the Accidental Historian Exhibition, featuring the Orlando Urban Sketchers' art. Group Sketch walk will follow the tour.

The Orlando Urban Sketchers is proud to be included in the exhibition; The Accidental Historian, at the Orange County Regional History Center in Downtown Orlando. You can tour the exhibit, sketch inside the History Center, and join this unique group of artists for a Short Sketch-Walk on Saturday, September 28th 10am-1pm. - Registration is required - Entry to the History Center is free to urban sketchers participating in the Sept. 28th event.


10:00 am - at the Orange County Regional History Center main entrance (65 E. Central Blvd, Orlando, FL)

(optional sketch-in the-museum): 10:00 am to 11:00 am

SKETCH WALK: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm - Sketch walk begins at the History Center front garden and continues down Magnolia Ave towards CityArts building(10 min walk from the History Center)

1:00 PM We will gather for our traditional Sketchbook-throw down (Show and Tell) and lunch at Harp and Celt Irish Pub at 25 S. Magnolia (next to City Arts)
All drawing levels and skills are welcome. Bring your sketchbook and sketching supplies of your choice, drinking water, a hat and appropriate clothes for the weather.
The event is FREE

Parking is available in the garage located across from the public library at 112 E Central Blvd. Also, the Lymmo bus service provides free public transportation from many spots in downtown Orlando. The History Center is handicapped accessible with elevators on every floor. Two handicapped parking spaces are available on the north side of the building on E. Washington Street.
Contact us: uskorlando@gmail.com

What is The Accidental Historian exhibit?
You might be a historian without even realizing it! That’s certainly true of many bloggers, urban sketchers, photographers, and more. In this engaging exhibition, created at the History Center, learn how individuals who are absorbed in documenting the world of today accidentally become some of Central Florida’s finest historians for the future. Catch a glimpse into some of our favorite collections that were created for the now – more than 100 years ago.

The Accidental Historian features both historic and contemporary work and collections, including drawings by the renowned artist and teacher Ralph Bagley and Urban Sketchers Orlando, poetry by Orlando’s inaugural poet laureate Susan Lilley, audiovisual work by food blogger Ricky Ly, historic images by photographer T.P. Robinson, and more.

Visitors to the exhibit can create 19th-century “tweets” and step into a larger-than-life,
Instagrammable photo station, along with other fun features. The exhibit is fully bilingual, presented in both English and Spanish. Related programs range from preservation workshops to poetry readings and a historical food-based demonstration.

Thank you to the Oranges County Regional History Center for including the Orlando Urban Sketchers in the amazing exhibition.

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 analogartistdigitalworld@gmail.com

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