July 2009 Blog Posts (14)

10 finalists chosen from hundreds around the globe for 67 Days of Smiles in Orlando!

I want to share something with you that is sure to put a smile on your face......and introduce the 10 pairs of finalists from all over the USA and the world for the Orlando/Orange County Convention and Visitors Bureau's 67 Days of Smiles in Orlando. One of these lucky pairs will be selected to spend 67 days in Orlando enjoying our endless exciting attractions...places...and… Continue

Added by Slice Administrator on July 31, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Disney Cast Members Raise $35,000 for United Arts

July 29, 2009

Disney Cast Members Raise $35,000 for United Arts

ORLANDO, FL - Making music for charity’s sake, the Encore! Cast Choir and Orchestra, a volunteer ensemble of nearly 300 Disney Cast Members, struck a high note by raising a record $35,000 for United Arts of Central Florida.

"On behalf of Encore!, we are grateful to everyone who came out to support our concerts and help us raise a record level of funds for United Arts,” said… Continue

Added by Emma Kruch on July 30, 2009 at 8:48am — No Comments

Orlando's Sky Line

After living in Central Florida for 17 years, I can tell you that the sky line is finally looking like a big city. Things sure have changed. Many more buildings, a bigger I-4, more businesses, and art events happening nightly. Orlando is growing up!

Added by Amy M. Wieck on July 22, 2009 at 11:33pm — No Comments

Handbags for hospice at CityArts Factory

Some one of a kind handbags are up for sale and you won't have to feel guilty about splurging on them. That's because you're helping a good cause when you buy them. Christine van Blokland shows you what "Handbags for Hospice" is all about.

See the video feature from FOX 35 by clicking this link.

For more info: log on to… Continue

Added by Slice Administrator on July 20, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

"I Hate Hip Hop" Film Premiere with Live Music and Graffiti Art.

“I Hate Hip Hop” an independent short film will be having its official premiere at the Enzian Theater Sunday August 2nd. The event starts at 12:30pm with live music performed by local Hip Hop artists, B Boys break-dancing, followed by the premiere of the film and ending with a Q&A with the Director and fellow Artists. The event will also feature art pieces from local graffiti artists on display and for sale.

About the film:

Spencer doesn't understand Hip Hop. His roommate… Continue

Added by Jack Treez on July 19, 2009 at 3:58pm — No Comments


You are invited to PERSPECTIVES: A FINE ART GALA, hosted by Neu America Art Magazine. We will feature the work of 13 talented artists, including Allan Cody - Rapport's collection: " LOST LANDSCAPES". Please join us in this four-day celebration of the arts. Besides the art work, you will enjoy live music and performances. Admission is free but we would like to receive your generous donations for wine and other beverages. Portions of all proceeds will benefit a local charity: Pet Rescue by Judy.… Continue

Added by Edemuel Mora on July 18, 2009 at 4:19pm — 2 Comments

Third Thursday was Great!

Thanks to everyone who turned out last night for Third Thursday at CityArts Factory! I sold almost a third of my pieces....but not to worry, I have plenty more, including many of my BEST works. I'll be there many days through the week working on new pieces, so stop by and INSPIRE me! Also, I'll be having a CLOSING reception on Friday, AUGUST 14th, 5-9pm. Thanks again for a great night last night!!!!!!…


Added by Terry Hummel, M.A. on July 17, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Do you really have to be 1 in a Million?

I don't think so, I mean really, when I was a little girl my Mother told me that I shoud not rely on my looks or my creative side to earn a living.

She said that I would have to be "1 in a Million" to make anything of being a singer, artist or writer, I say; "sorry Mom" you were wrong. You don't have to be a million painting selling Artist, if you sell 1, 2, 3 or even thousands, then you have done what you set out to do, "SELL".

That's how I view it or my life would be… Continue

Added by P. Dale Henson on July 17, 2009 at 9:06pm — No Comments


Are you someone that wants to get involved in the Downtown Arts Community? The Downtown Arts District and the CityArts Factory are currently seeking volunteers to assist in the following areas:


The person in this role will welcome all of the guests that visit the CityArts Factory each day. A person in this position should be familiar with Downtown Orlando and arts and cultural happenings and have a welcoming personality. The CityArts… Continue

Added by Slice Administrator on July 13, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Museum exhibits Michael Jackson's Orlando ties

Plinnie Thompson, at the Wells' Built Museum in Orlando, holds pictures from Michael Jackson's visit to his hair salon. (STEPHEN M. DOWELL, ORLANDO SENTINEL / July 7, 2009)

Posted from the OrlandoSentinel.com article, July 7, 2009

Jeff Kunerth, Sentinel Staff Writer

Inside the Wells'Built… Continue

Added by Slice Administrator on July 8, 2009 at 5:38pm — No Comments

Changes at the CityArts Factory

Dear SLICE members,

The Downtown Arts District, which oversees the operations of the CityArts Factory, is making a number of organizational restructures that are specifically aimed at consolidating the organization’s plans for stabilization in the continuing recession.

As of today, we will be eliminating the position of Facilities Director, led by… Continue

Added by Slice Administrator on July 7, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The more votes we receive, the better our odds are of winning!

I have officially registered the Downtown Arts District for the CommuniCause campaign which was created by MindComet.

One winner will be randomly selected from the top ten charities that receive the most votes. Upon awarding the winner, MindComet will provide $25,000 in expert consulting services to help improve our social media presence and assist with fundraising outreach!

To cast your vote, please visit… Continue

Added by Slice Administrator on July 7, 2009 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Newest Painting!

Marlene London and I will be packing up our art show at Pound Gallery and taking the unsold pieces home. Please check out my website to see the paintings that were in that show (and/or make a purchase!). Attached here is my newest painting that I completed last week (it was not at the Pound Gallery show). Let me know what you think!

Added by Terry Hummel, M.A. on July 6, 2009 at 6:58pm — No Comments


Husband and wife painting team of Tracy Burke and Ralph Verano have wildly differing styles. From visually stunning abstracts to surreal character studies and emotionally charged portraits.Their work can be seen at Gallery On First in historic downtown Sanford, FL beginning April, 2009. Both maintain an online blog featuring the day-to-day activities of the artists, as well as works in progress at… Continue

Added by Ralph Verano on July 5, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

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