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Fifth Annual Dia de Los Muertos and Monster Factory Experience

The locally acclaimed legendary Downtown Orlando’s Third Thursday put on a frighteningly festive face for the month of October. In celebration of the Mexican holiday Dia de Los Muertos, roads closed to make room for live music, street vendors, street artists and, of course, throngs of excited guests. Galleries proudly displayed Dia de Los Muertos and monster-themed artwork while the streets teemed with unique, locally crafted pieces for sale made in the true spirit of the holiday.…

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Added by Nichole Santana on October 27, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Dorene Butler to Paint on-site

Art Market

Added by Dorene Butler on October 24, 2014 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Tribute to American Painter Robert Butler-Florida Wildlife & Landscape Artist

A Tribute to an American Painter

Wildlife & Landscape Artist

Robert Butler

SHOWING: September 2014-December 2014

LOCATION: SFSC-COLLEGE -AVON PARK Fl


RECEPTION

DATE: NOVEMBER 7, 2014

TIME:…

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Added by Dorene Butler on October 24, 2014 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Robert Butler Videos

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Added by Dorene Butler on October 24, 2014 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Love Land "...a story of labels, love and liberty."

Two holiday seasons ago (December, 2012), my husband and I were invited to have lunch on Disney property, with a gentleman who heads the Wish Connection charity. The organization was founded by AT&T employees in San Antonio, Texas, and grants wishes to children with life-threatening…

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Added by Andrea Steele-Meyer on October 3, 2014 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Home of the Slave, Land of the Fee. My own Tidbits of ranting!

Hey all, I would like to share what I think, but you may not like it, feel free to respond! I am just worried about the world my children will inherit someday and the obvious prevarications I witness on the mainstream media are starting to really get under my skin. These are political theories and thoughts based on lots of breastfeeding and tedious research. Oh why can't I just watch soap operas and spend time on piniterest and facebook like other stay at home…
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Added by Sandra Monday on September 12, 2014 at 7:28am — No Comments

Inner Circle

"Art isn't easy, anyway you look at it" - Stephen Sondheim.

On Weds evening The Inner Circle group met for our second time. I found myself in the company of wonderful art enthusiasts who are passionate about sharing the variety of artistic events and experiences downtown Orlando…

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Added by MylesThoroughgood on September 11, 2014 at 2:01pm — No Comments

Casa Feliz- Calling all artists!

CALLING ALL ARTISTS!

Casa Feliz is hosting an art show January 8 – 18 called “There’s No Place Like Home: Art Inspired by Winter Park’s Historic Architecture.” This juried show welcomes both professionals and amateurs, and art of any medium—paintings, photography, drawings, collage, sculpture, etc. 



There will be prizes awarded by judge Dr. Ena Heller, Director of the Cornell Museum of Fine Arts at…

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Added by Barbara B. Hartley on September 10, 2014 at 11:35am — No Comments

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…

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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…

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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 sandyaboudaart.com

Local pickups can avoid shipping.

Thank you!

Sandy

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 |

PH:…

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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 www.downtownorlando.com and clicking on the pink box that will directly link you to the voting…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

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