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Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Where: Showalter Hughes Community Gallery
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
At the Showalter Hughes Community Gallery May 6 to August 6
Storytellers XIV: The New Face of Rural Communities in Central Florida
From May 6 to August 6, 2011 in the Showalter Hughes Community Gallery, be sure to see the exhibit Storytellers XIV: The New Face of Rural Communities in Central Florida. Storytellers XIV is a photographic outreach program by Crealdé School of Art produced in partnership with the Hope CommUnity Center in Apopka, and St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Mt. Dora. Using words and pictures, young photographers from Central Florida's diverse communities give us insight into their changing worlds.
This year the participants are from the rural communities of Zellwood, Sorrento and Mt. Dora, including: Fernando Balderas, Marla Balderas, Arcadio Espinoza, Chastity Espinoza, Pablo Garcia, Bianca Orozco, Elexia Orozco, Maria Ramirez, Vincente Rodriguez, Alfonso Sanchez, Erika Sauceda, and Maurilio Sauceda. They were instructed by photographer Anna Maria Jannotti and assistant Brian David Becker.
A PUBLIC RECEPTION will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2011 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Showalter Hughes Community Gallery at Crealdé School of Art. Meet the young photographers and enjoy a dance performance by Sin Fronteras, "Without Borders," during the reception; refreshments and Mexican finger foods provided.
A brief history of the Storytellers program: Since the establishment of the program in 1996 by Crealdé's Executive Director Peter Schreyer, young artists from diverse Central Florida communities have been introduced to storytelling through black and white photography, sharing their unique vision of community, family, and place in history. Students learned to use professional 35mm cameras, allowing them to complete assignments and field trips to tell the story of their everyday lives. They developed their film and learned how to print their own photographs in Crealdé's darkroom facilities. They gathered information about their subjects and worked with instructors to develop picture ideas. In 2010, Storytellers had shifted to the use of digital-SLR cameras as well as computerized editing software. Over the course of the program, students can now learn digital shooting techniques, caption-writing, and photo-editing basics. Storytellers XIV is the second group to use the digital photography lab at Crealdé's Hannibal Square Heritage Center. The lab was established in 2009 thanks to a generous grant from the Community Foundation of Central Florida.
Throughout its existence, the Storytellers program has been funded by a wide range of private foundations and community partners. Past community partners have included BETA Center, the Boys & Girls Club, and the Winter Park Community Center. Travelling exhibitions of Storytellers have been organized by Crealdé, touring Central Florida libraries and community centers, including a showing in the Supreme Court building at our state capital in Tallahassee. In addition, this project has been featured on two covers of Florida Magazine and was voted Best Arts Collaboration in 2000 by United Arts of Central Florida.
Storytellers XIV was funded through a grant from the St. Margaret Mary Outreach Fund, with additional support from Crealdé member Melodi Roberts.
Caption for The Offerings: Here is one of many symbols that are brought to the altar to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe. This tradition happens on December 12th. I have never participated in carrying the symbols, but would love to do it some year. A lot of people go to this celebration and I like going as well. -Pablo Garcia, Storytellers XIV

For more information, call:
Crealdé School of Art: (407) 671-1886 www.crealde.org; open M-Th. 9-4, Fri. & Sat. 9-1.
Heritage Center: (407) 539-2680 www.hannibalsquareheritagecenter.org , open Tu.-Th. 12-4, F 12-5, Sat. 10-2.



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Where: Orlando Museum of Art
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
XX-XY/Gender Representation in Art
The critique of gender and cultural identity is a powerful theme in contemporary art. See how traditional and emerging artists have explored this issue, which is on the cutting edge of art today. This exhibition is part of the Discovering the Visual Art Treasures in Central Florida project, a comprehensive series of exhibitions and related programming at the OMA that showcase important art treasures in Central Florida.

On view 12/18/2010 - 06/05/2011

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Where: ORANGE COUNTY REGIONAL HISTORY CENTER
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
THE WORKING WHITE HOUSE: 200 YEARS OF TRADITION AND MEMORIES
Workers Provide Intimate Portrait of the Country's Most Famous Household in Smithsonian Exhibition at the Orange County Regional History Center
March 19-May 29, 2011
They were maids, cooks, butlers, doormen, electricians, and all the people who kept the country's most famous household at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. running efficiently. Covering 200 years of White House service, their narratives provide a rare and intimate perspective on the ceremonies, elegant state dinners, national celebrations, and heartbreaking tragedies that shape and make United States history.
The workers and their unique stories are the subject of the The Working White House: 200 Years of Tradition and Memories, an exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES). The exhibition, which opens at the Orange County Regional History Center in Orlando, Fla., on March 19, 2011, is developed with and supported by the White House Historical Association (WHHA), with assistance from the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.
The Working White House showcases souvenirs, housekeeping implements, clothing, letters, menus, photographs, and other objects to help illustrate the full story of the residence. New interviews with past workers conducted by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and WHHA staffers provide eyewitness accounts of White House work culture and will be included in an audio tour and exhibition video.
"Behind the scenes, the workers of the White House welcomed and helped guide new administrations and got to know the American presidents as few could," said Anna R. Cohn, director of SITES. "While Americans don't know them, it's clear that the presidents, first ladies and their children did and came to deeply honor their service."
Firsthand Accounts
"The Working White House gives exhibition visitors a rare view of the inner workings of America's most renowned residence through the experiences, firsthand accounts, and one-of-a-kind artifacts of the largely unrecognized people crucial to the everyday lives of our first families," said Neil W. Horstman, president of WHHA. "For two centuries, workers at the White House have witnessed history in the making and, in the process, they have created their own. We are pleased to share that proud history with the nation."
Veteran doorman Preston Bruce shared a particularly painful White House memory from 1963. "It was sad, very sad," said Preston of the hours following President John F. Kennedy's funeral ceremony. "When we came back from Arlington, Robert [Kennedy] pulled off his gloves and said to me, 'Keep these gloves and remember always that I wore them to my brother's funeral.'" Robert F. Kennedy's gray gloves, featured in the exhibition, bear the memory of that difficult time for a family and the nation.
"I had to produce glossy, smooth confections on an almost daily basis at the White House," said former Executive Pastry Chef Roland Mesnier. He developed his own signature chocolate-tempering techniques and used them to delight White House guests for more than 25 years. Mesnier's plastic chocolate mold from the 1990s, designed to yield nine candies embossed with the presidential seal, can be seen in the exhibition.
Oral histories from White House workers also include: Lillian Rogers Parks, a maid and seamstress for more than 30 years; Alonzo Fields, chief butler and maitre'd for 21 years; and Eugene Allen, who rose through the ranks from pantryman to chief butler while serving 34 years.
In conjunction with The Working White House, the History Center will host these special events:
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Artists & Authors Series: All the Presidents' Pastries with Chef Roland Mesnier
Enjoy an elegant dinner as Roland Mesnier shares stories from his 26-year tenure as White House pastry chef. Working for the administrations of Jimmy Carter through George W. Bush, Chef Mesnier created countless perfect desserts for the first families and their distinguished guests. Reception with Chef Mesnier at 6:30 p.m. Dinner and program at 7 p.m., followed by a book signing. $50 Members; $65 non-members. Table pricing available. Call (407) 836-7010 to reserve your seat by March 25.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
White House Egg Roll in Heritage Square
Celebrating a historic White House tradition. Enjoy an egg roll in the park and an egg hunt in the museum, plus other fun activities including a visit from the Easter Bunny. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Included in general admission; up to four children free with paid adult admission. Call (407) 836-7035 for details.
The White House Historical Association, established in 1961, is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to enhance the understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of the White House. All proceeds from the association's trusts, publications, and other items are used to fund acquisitions of historic furnishings and artwork for the permanent collection, to assist in the preservation of public rooms, and further its educational mission.
SITES has been sharing the wealth of Smithsonian collections and research programs with millions of people outside Washington, D.C., for more than 50 years. SITES connects Americans to their shared cultural heritage through a wide range of exhibitions about art, science, and history, which are shown wherever people live, work, and play.
The Orange County Regional History Center, housed in a restored historic five-story 1927 courthouse in downtown Orlando, showcases the vast collection of the Historical Society of Central Florida, Inc. The museum features three floors of permanent exhibitions and also presents nationally important limited-run exhibitions. The museum, a Smithsonian Institution affiliate, is accredited by the American Association of Museums.
Special Hours of Operation, March 19-May 29, 2011:
During The Working White House, the Orange County Regional History Center will be open seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Regular hours of operation Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday noon-5 p.m.)
Special General Admission Prices, March 19-May 29, 2011:
$12 adults; $9 seniors (60+), military and students with valid I.D.; $7 children ages 5-12; and children 4 and under are free. (Regular admission prices $9 adults; $7 seniors (60+), military and students with valid I.D.; $6 children ages 5-12.)
The Orange County Regional History Center is located at 65 E. Central Blvd., in downtown Orlando. Covered parking is available at the Orlando Public Library garage on Central Boulevard adjacent to the museum.
Dates, times, prices subject to change. For more information, visit www.thehistorycenter.org or call (407) 836-8500.


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Where: Maitland Historical Museum
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Maitland History Illustrated: Works by Dawn Schreiner
April 21 - November 1, 2011
We Make History Community Gallery
In this exhibition, artist Dawn Schreiner creates her own interpretations from the history of Maitland, drawn and painted from source material at the Maitland Historical Museum.


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Event Title: INCENDIES
Where: Enzian Theater
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
INCENDIES
Opens Friday Exclusively at Enzian!
A sensation at the Toronto, Venice, and Telluride Film Festivals, INCENDIES is one of the most acclaimed films of the year and a 2011 Academy Award®-nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. After their mother's death, twins Simon and Jeanne embark on a journey to the Middle East to grant her dying wish: find their father, who they believed was dead, and the brother they never knew existed. INCENDIES is two deeply moving parallel stories that delivers a powerful and poetic testament to the uncanny power of love and the will to survive.
Fri 5/20 3:15PM 6:30PM 9:30PM
Sat 5/21 3:15PM 6:30PM 9:30PM
Sun 5/22 3:15PM 6:30PM 9:30PM
Mon 5/23 6:30PM 9:30PM
Tue 5/24 6:30PM 9:30PM
Wed 5/25 6:30PM 9:30PM
Thu 5/26 6:30PM 9:30PM


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Event Title: Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival
Where: Loch Haven Park
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival- May 18-30, 2011. Loch Haven Park
Emotions Dance returns to Fringe this year performing excerpts from our 2011 season at the free stage at Fringe. We are also pleased to announce that Emotions Dance will be collaborating with other artists performances such as G.O.A.T Theatre's production "PANDEMONIUM" and also with choreographer Yezzi with her production of "Unspoken". Dates and Times TBA.


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Event Title: The Last Harvest: A History and Tribute to the Life and Work of the Farmworkers on Lake Apopka
Where: Cornell Museum at Rollins College;
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
'The Last Harvest' returns: story by Joyce Wallace Dickinson, Orlando Sentinel, May 1, 2011
Another powerful artistic project about the Lake Apopka farmworkers is on display through June12 at the Cornell Museum at Rollins College; it's the photography exhibit "The Last Harvest: A History and Tribute to the Life and Work of the Farmworkers on Lake Apopka," created in the late 1990s by students at Winter Park's Crealdé School of Art. Their goal was to capture images from a community that found its way of life was rapidly coming to an end. For more information contact Peter Schreyer at 407-671-1886.


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Where: Orange County Regional History Center
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Florida in the Civil War
February 5-June 12, 2011
An Orange County Regional History Center Special History Center 10th Anniversary Exhibit
Although often overlooked in history books, Florida played an important role in the Civil War. Not only did the state send the largest percentage of troops to fight, but also contributed necessary commodities to soldiers and their families throughout the South. The exhibit, Florida in the Civil War, reveals how Florida overcame adversity to ship salt and beef to the Confederacy and how the state's citizens survived the Union blockade of its coastline. Find out which Lincoln assassination conspirator has ties to Central Florida and is buried here. Hear music of the era, listen to letters exchanged between a soldier and his wife during the war, and children can try on clothing of the era. Included in general admission.*

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Where: Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Two Generations - Two Visions
May 17 - July 10, 2011
Artists Arthur and Sam Jones (father and son respectively) share the same bloodline, the same history and the same artistic spirit. Their distinctly different approaches to art are highlighted in their first-ever dual exhibit, featuring Arthur Jones' wood sculptures and Sam Jones' paintings and mixed media pieces.

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Where: Crealde School of Art
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Urban spaces and boundaries explored in Jenny Brillhart's work
Lot Lines: The Paintings of Jenny Brillhart opens March 25 and continues through May 28, 2011 at the Alice & William Jenkins Gallery.
Jenny Brillhart's austere paintings are constructed from flat urban architectural elements, as well as contemporary interior spaces. Fragments of buildings are often isolated to the extent that the paintings appear to be almost entirely abstract. Yet there is a strong concern with the materiality of the building surfaces, and the influence of light upon them. Impeccably designed with a minimalist sensibility, it is as if a Mondrian were to assume three dimensional qualities along with a naturalistic palette.
In Brillhart's more recent works on paper, street scenes are broken up sequentially, interrupted by spaces which represent streets. We are simultaneously looking at buildings both from an aerial view and on the ground. Here, street corners are painted in their entirety, so that we have the context of sky, ground, and buildings. No longer are they cropped to the point of reading as abstract images.
While working from observed reality, Brillhart's work is fundamentally conceptual. The designs we choose, as well as the materials that we use to build and fabricate with today, speak of the values and economy of a place. We initially respond to the formal qualities in Brillhart's work, but it is upon further reflection that we consider the implications of this understated and quiet depiction of the world around us.
Represented by Kuckei+Kuckei Gallery in Berlin, Brillhart, who is Miami based, has received international recognition. Her work has been included in the prestigious Scope NY, Miami and London Art Festival, as well as Art Forum Berlin. She is also carried by Thiebaud Gallery in San Francisco.
-Rima Jabbur, curator
On Friday, March 25, Jenny Brillhart will give a lecture at 7:00 p.m. followed by an Opening Reception till 9:30 p.m. at the Alice & William Jenkins Gallery on Crealdé's main campus, 600 St. Andrews Blvd., Winter Park, FL 32792.


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Where: Maitland Art Center
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The Confident Line: Henry Patrick Raleigh
May 14 - September 11, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 14 6p.m. -8p.m.
Henry Patrick Raleigh (1880-1944) spent decades navigating high society and portraying opulent life as one of America's highest paid illustrators. He took his first job as a sketch artist for the San Francisco Examiner. While there, publishing mogul William Randolph Hearst noticed his talent and encouraged him to move to New York City.
Raleigh continued newspaper work while also creating illustrations for iconic publications such as Harper's Bazaar, The Saturday Evening Post, Vanity Fair and Colliers. Some of the greatest writers of the day, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, sought after Raleigh. Fitzgerald even wrote a fan letter saying, "Honestly, I think they're the best illustrations I've ever seen!"
Raleigh led a small pack of illustrators in this time called the "Golden Age of American Illustration." Improvements in printing technology freed illustrators to experiment with color and bold draftsmanship. His "confident line" created a portrait of American aspirations.
Art and History Museums, Maitland is proud to exhibit a selection from the Raleigh Archive, courtesy of collectors Kate and Chris Raleigh.
For more information visit www.artandhistory.org


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Event Title: Masters at the Brock: Crealdé Faculty Artists in Winter Garden
Where: Winter Garden City Hall.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Masters at the Brock: Crealdé Faculty Artists in Winter Garden,
through May 31 at Winter Garden City Hall. All are welcome.


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