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"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

There's still time to catch the "Immersed" Exhibit at CityArts Factory

Here's a video from the opening night of the "Immersed" exhibit, Orlando's first ever Aquaculture Art Gallery Show at CityArts Factory, by the Central Florida Aquarium Society -


Closing party, Friday, March 14th from 6:00 pm til 9:00 pm…


Added by David Wheeler on March 7, 2014 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

CFLAS Immersed Closing Party

Well my first ever curated show is coming to an end. It has been such a growing experience and I am so extremely proud of how Immersed turned out!


Travis, the director of Central Florida Aquarium (and my husband) and I have decided to have a closing party on Friday March 14th from 6:00pm til 9:00pm. We hope our friends, family, aquarium and art lovers will join us as we close down the Immersed show and start the count down to Immersed 2015! 


We have created a…


Added by Denna Beena on March 6, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

$3,500 dollar aquarium being auctioned during the CFLAS Immersed show!!

The Central Florida Aquarium Society has this beautiful 110 aquarium up for (silent) auction! The winner will not only receive the tank and stand but the equipment and everything inside the tank. The aquarium is filled with beautiful South American cichlids. 

The bidding ends on March 1st. The winner will have the option to have the aquarium delivered and installed by Fish Gallery ( for an…


Added by Denna Beena on February 25, 2014 at 2:20pm — No Comments

Looking Forward to The "Arts of March"

Springtime is around the corner, & that brings the Artists out into the warmer weather.


There is much to look forward to next month!  Beginning with the Twitter Art Exhibit, arriving on March 20th, and running through April 11th, at The City Arts Factory.  For more information, go to  Artists from around the globe, submitting 4 x 6 works of art, to benefit charities and non-profits…


Added by Cynthia Fortune on February 19, 2014 at 11:53am — No Comments

Nude Nite!

I'm excited to share that a series of large scale paintings I began many years ago and recently updated will be on display for the first time this weekend at Orlando's "Nude Nite." 

More of an installation, these paintings are 6 feet tall and end to…


Added by Alan Pepin on February 10, 2014 at 5:28pm — No Comments

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