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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

A Message of Thanks From the Chairman

Dear Orlando Slicers,

I have to admit I am overjoyed by the generosity shown by the donors who so generously contributed over $12,000 to our annual fundraising campaign! Simply put, if it wasn't for faithful supporters like these, we wouldn't exist.

These funds help us continue our mission to lead, stimulate, and guide the development of a vibrant, innovative arts and cultural district that enhances economic development in Downtown Orlando.

We are…


Added by David Wheeler on February 4, 2014 at 9:21pm — No Comments

2014 Cardboard Art Festival

We are furiously preparing for this years Cardboard Art Festival. Please read on about this years events!

A large modern warehouse space in the Mills/50 District will be filled with cardboard art hanging from the ceiling, stuck to the walls and sprouting up from the…


Added by Denna Beena on January 21, 2014 at 12:46am — 1 Comment

The Endurance Race Of Creativity

Looking for some creative ideas in 2014? Me too! In that search I compiled a lecture I did in Orlando about creative vision in photography, a walk-through of how a group of friends and I brought the "Mirrors Edge" Video game to life and a ton of inspirational links to creative talks and photographers...let this be a big grab bag of inspiration!

The full story with the lecture, how to video and creative resource links:…


Added by Jesse James Allen on January 9, 2014 at 1:25am — No Comments

A Message From The Chairman

Dear Orlando Slicers,

We are so close to hitting our annual campaign goal -- all we need now is your help.

Now in existence for over 13 years, The Downtown Arts District of Orlando continues to strive to expand its programs and offerings to the community. We hope that you will be able to take part in one or more of the many exciting events that we are offering this year and experience firsthand the pride we take in supporting the arts in Orlando. This past year,…


Added by David Wheeler on January 8, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

#WingstoWalls Mural Series



Added by Pamela Sanchez on January 7, 2014 at 11:33am — No Comments

My Top Ten Photographs from 2013

2013 was a fantastic year for photography, so many diverse projects and wonderful opportunities for me.

I had a lot of fun working with medium format film seriously for the first time as well learning a whole lot more about creative lighting.

 Here are my absolute favorite photos from the year and a little back-story for each.…


Added by Jesse James Allen on December 22, 2013 at 8:38pm — No Comments

One Man "A Christmas Carol" December 22 through December 24, 2013 - 3 Locations


Southern Winds Theatre presents 3 opportunities to see the 16th Season of their One Man “A Christmas Carol” in 3 separate locations. Adapted for the Stage and starring David A. McElroy where he performs all 37…


Added by David A. McElroy on December 15, 2013 at 12:05pm — No Comments

Curtis Yoder Wins "COMMENT TO WIN" FREE Tickets To See Paul Oakenfold LIVE

Congratulations to Slicer, Curtis Yoder is the winner! Thank you everyone for your participation.

Added by David Wheeler on December 12, 2013 at 6:17pm — No Comments

Narcissistic Culture and the Empathy Gap


As capitalism implodes and cannibalizes on itself from greedy bond holders (who themselves avoided paying the proper amount of taxes), you have to ask yourself; what the hell is wrong with our society?

What do we, as a people, value? The problem is we as a society doesn’t value “we” at all, we only value “me”. We are…


Added by Sandra Monday on December 11, 2013 at 8:50am — No Comments

"COMMENT TO WIN" A Pair of FREE Tickets To See Paul Oakenfold LIVE

We're giving away a pair of FREE tickets to one lucky winner for Paul's upcoming show at Vain Orlando on 12/13. All you have to do is "comment to win" and tell us what's your favorite nightclub and/or LIVE concert venue Downtown and why in the comment area for…


Added by David Wheeler on December 9, 2013 at 9:37pm — 10 Comments

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