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This August Is SURREAL…The Orlando Story Club

The Orlando Story Club (OSC) hasn’t had it’s 1st birthday yet, but what began as a group of live storytellers in late 2013 has continued to expand here in Orlando. As part of a growing metropolitan trend throughout the country, oral storytelling is experiencing a renaissance, and along with other awakening creative traditions, a metamorphosis. (OSC) co-founder and film producer, Robin Cowie was recently on NPR’s “Here And Now With Robin Young,” where they discussed oral storytelling in…


Added by Logan Anderson on August 19, 2014 at 8:15pm — No Comments

TrIP- The Commuters show opening at The Gallery at Avalon Island Thursday August 21, 2014 6-9PM

The Transit Interpretation Project (TrIP) is made up of artists, writers, composers, guerrilla

gardeners, storytellers and urban space manipulators interpreting their experiences in transit.

Since the inception of TrIP over 50 participants have responded with pieces ranging from poetry

to concrete castings. These experiences are shared through the TrIP blog and social media.

TrIP’s goal is to provide a platform that shares lesser-told stores about the community and…


Added by Patrick Greene on August 17, 2014 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Finally up and running!

Hello Orlando!

I can't believe how quickly the time has passed.  My website is up and running, and my paintings are available on

Local pickups can avoid shipping.

Thank you!


Added by Sandy Abouda on August 9, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Gallery Opening Reception

Opening Reception for Brenda Giegerich is August 21st, 6-8pm at gallery 500, located inside the Center for Emerging Media, 500 West Livingston St.

Orlando, FL 32801-1416 |



Added by Diane Daugherty on August 5, 2014 at 8:37am — No Comments

Vote for the Best Photo Now Through Monday, August 4th!

Vote NOW by visiting and clicking on the pink box that will directly link you to the voting…


Added by David Wheeler on July 31, 2014 at 9:46pm — No Comments

"What the Dickens" Best in Show Winner Announced

Artist DaMarco Rondle won with his piece, "I Used to Be Like You" displayed here at CityArts Factory. 

Added by David Wheeler on July 28, 2014 at 9:41pm — No Comments

$5K for Staging a Flash Mob, What The Dickens?

You heard right, What the Dickens Orlando is offering a cash prize of $5,000 to the best flash mob video that is built around a song from a musical inspired by the works of Charles Dickens. Examples include “Who Will Buy” or “Food, Glorious Food” from Oliver! and “Thank you Very Much” from Scrooge. To be eligible, a video cannot be longer than 7 minutes, and must be posted on YouTube by 5 pm Eastern…


Added by David Wheeler on July 22, 2014 at 9:40pm — No Comments

Comedy May Be the Ultimate Pusher of Boundaries

A reflection on art history reveals an undeniable connection between artistic expression and activism. The Wiki definition of activism is as follows: "...consists of efforts to promote, impede, or direct social, political, economic or environmental change, or stasis". Mirroring personal observations of society through art can be cathartic for the creator; but those who feel compelled to share it with others are…


Added by Andrea Steele-Meyer on July 8, 2014 at 10:06am — 1 Comment

May's Third Thursday

May 2014 Third Thursday

I began attending Third Thursdays in April after Leena Buchy (manager of CityArts) invited me. We met at a UCF event called Intern Pursuit.

My first third thursday left such a good impression on me and my friends. Although, the only gallery we visited was…


Added by Courtney Wilson on July 2, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Nihilism on a Lovely Morning

As I sit in bucolic retrograde

Like the Rolling Stones

“I watch the children play as tears go by”

In beauty and truth

Contemplating a world ruled by lies

Perpetrated by the elite

Prison industrial complex

Making us all willing slaves in their dystopic Hunger Games

My sweet headed baby boy eyes a colorful plastic toy Made in China

Later I watch RT news from Russia with love my Siberian sisters over the Bearing…


Added by Sandra Monday on May 29, 2014 at 7:28am — No Comments

The Awesome 80s...Like Totally

You know you loved it!  The big hair…the leg-warmers…the MUSIC!

Orlando Circle of Friends Chorus presents their Spring Concert: The Awesome 80s…like totally.

Join them down tubular lane as they showcase the music that you teased your hair to…the music that you…


Added by Alya Poplawsky on May 28, 2014 at 2:20pm — No Comments

March Against Monsanto

Saturday, May 24 at City Hall begins a PEACEFUL march against this evil corporation. Aggression or violence will not be tolerated, no matter how much we hate this corporation. Better results are achieved through positive and peaceful action. There is no room for ego, this is not about any one person, this is about UNITY, standing together and fighting as ONE. We all complain about the sad situation of this world, but without effort and action, change does not happen! We are each just one…


Added by Erika Suzannah Avery on May 22, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

“Questions Concerning Art in the Age of Global Financial Gangsterism and the Death of the Nation

What is the role of the artist in a world where the rule of law has deteriorated everywhere,

where the numbers of the poor and disenfranchised across the globe grow in a geometric

progression, where a handful of individuals own the majority of the world’s wealth, where

injustice, murder, and atrocity, are sound business strategies? Is there any ethical way to make

art in the midst of what is becoming the greatest catastrophe of its own making humanity…


Added by Scott on May 17, 2014 at 11:53am — No Comments

The War on Motherhood in America

America; the only industrialized nation to not have federally mandated maternity leave, while having one the world’s highest infant mortality rate. Welcome to the war on motherhood; to unfriendly workplaces unaccommodating to women’s unique reproductive needs and blind to the age…


Added by Sandra Monday on May 9, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

The False Narrative of the Hipster

The Hipster is the final form of consumer. He is the end point of the Western commercial consumer culture begun in Europe back in the 17th century. The Hipster is perfectly vapid. His mind possesses no coherent ideas, only pre-linguistic images all referring to products in an entirely commodified environment. For the hipster all is packaging and advertisement. There is no substance other than the production of images and affectations which…


Added by Scott on May 1, 2014 at 8:36am — 1 Comment

Fractured: Simple Truths in Abstraction

The latest exhibition at Twelve21 Gallery, “Fractured,” features the work of Sarasota artist, Michael Wyshock.

Wyshock paints abstract mixed-media works based on real life experiences and the exploration of human nature. To learn more about…


Added by Alya Poplawsky on April 17, 2014 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Sacred Landscapes - The Photography of Kevin Boldenow

Pensacola Museum of Art - April 10 - May 31, 2014.

Added by Kevin Boldenow on April 13, 2014 at 11:34am — No Comments

Musings of a former Political Punk Rock Performer..the second cold war sucks even more than the first one

Cold War 2.0 Sucks!

“The Nazis are coming! The Nazis are coming!” The Sound of Music

Welcome folks to the ludicrous comedy known as Cold War 2.0 , and as usual the remake is even crappier than the original. My old political punk band The June…


Added by Sandra Monday on March 21, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Help the creator of the giant puppet man (from The Cardboard Art Festival) help his awesome wife kick cancer's butt

If you attended The Cardboard Art Festival you may have played with the interactive ball wall or the giant marionette that was hung from the ceiling. Both of those were created by Nathan Selikoff. Nathan has also exhibited at CityArts Factory. You might remember his pieces from the 2012 – Granted!, City Arts Factory.


Nathan recently shared the…


Added by Denna Beena on March 18, 2014 at 12:45pm — No Comments

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