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Sunday, May 1, 2011
Event Title: La Bohème
Where: Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Philharmonic Proudly Continues Concert Opera with La Bohème
With thanks to Darden Foundation, United Arts of Central Florida, Florida Opera Theatre and individual donors from the community, the Orlando Philharmonic is proud to continue its popular Concert Opera performances with a concert staging of Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème. Performances will be held on Friday, April 29, 2011 at 8:00 PM, and Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 2:00 PM at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, 401 W. Livingston Street, Orlando. The Philharmonic once again collaborates with Mad Cow Theatre, and also collaborates with Florida Opera Theatre for this production. Frank McClain, who has directed Philharmonic productions Porgy and Bess and Guys and Dolls to critical acclaim, serves as director.
La Bohème is one of Puccini's most popular operas. The story focuses on the love between the seamstress Mimì and the poet Rodolfo. Arias include "Che gelida manina," "Quando me'n vo' (Musetta's Waltz)," "O suave fanciulla" and "Si, mi chiamano Mimì." The world première performance of La Bohème took place in Turin on February 1, 1896 at the Teatro Regio and was conducted by the young Arturo Toscanini. The opera quickly became popular throughout Italy and productions were soon produced throughout the country.
Conducted by Philharmonic Music Director Christopher Wilkins, the Philharmonic's production stars Maria Antuñez as Mimì and Noah Stewart as Rodolfo.
Wilkins describes the opera, "La Bohème is a story of young people: youthful idealism, close kinship, first love and the coming of springtime. I am thrilled that we can feature a leading pair who embodies everything this opera is about. Maria Antuñez and Noah Stewart are young, beautiful, and ardent performing artists. They also are consummate musicians with the necessary vocal agility and power to deliver these demanding roles with tremendous power and punch."
Wilkins continues, "La Bohème is quintessential Puccini. On stage, spirits soar and emotions are hot. We are won over by the glowing personalities of Puccini's characters right from the start. The action is taken from everyday life and is completely believable. Gradually, we are seduced into a more empathic understanding of Mimì, Rodolfo, Musetta, and the whole cast of young people. With every musical phrase, each one more beautiful than next, we fall into deeper connection until...
"Well, it is quintessential Puccini. What we love most, we live in dreaded fear of losing. This drama touches us so deeply. La Bohème is a great example of why Puccini has been called the most intuitive of all composers. His music seems to know so much about each one of us."
Unlike traditional opera, the Philharmonic's opera performances are described as Concert Opera. The key difference between these productions and fully staged opera is that the orchestra performs on stage rather than in the orchestra pit. Generally, the chorus sits on risers behind the orchestra in a traditional concert placement. This places greater emphasis on the musical expression of the drama rather than on sets, costumes, and movement. As a musical organization, this fits the Philharmonic's mission completely. Without all of the set and costume elements, audiences are more likely to focus on and enjoy the music. In all other respects, the singers come on and off stage and interact in the same way they do in a fully staged production. Lighting plays an even more crucial role in these productions than it does in traditional opera stagings because it is the primary agent for creating mood and establishing spatial relationships.
The Orlando Philharmonic recognizes the importance of keeping opera as an art form alive in the Central Florida community. "The Orlando Philharmonic is grateful to our many individual donors, but offers special funding kudos to United Arts of Central Florida and Darden Foundation, for helping to preserve opera as an art form in Central Florida," says David Schillhammer, Executive Director. "We were overwhelmed by the critical acclaim and audience enthusiasm to our efforts last season, and are proud to continue the tradition this year with our production of La Bohème."
Schillhammer continues, "We are also deeply respectful of our long standing collaborative partner, Mad Cow Theatre. With Mitzi Maxwell at the helm, Mad Cow has played a significant role in the production of these operas. We are delighted to be working with that team once again this year. We are pleased to announce a new collaborative partner for La Bohème, Florida Opera Theatre. This organization, comprised of hard working, dedicated and generous supporters of opera, are deeply committed to ensuring that opera will never again fade in our community. With their recent hiring of the talented Frank McClain as their artistic director, they are a perfect and natural additional collaborator. It will take the efforts of many to further our long term goal of establishing a new opera organization in Orlando."
Tickets to La Bohème are $75, $57, $42, $30, and $15.75. Students can purchase half-price tickets in select sections. To purchase tickets, phone the Orlando Philharmonic Box Office at 407-770-0071. Tickets are available on line at www.OrlandoPhil.org. Seating is assigned based on the date orders are received. Last year's Concert Opera subscribers will be seated first and new orders will be seated after February 1.

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Event Title: Art in the Chambers
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Art in the Chambers
Featuring the works of J. Andre Smith
Exhibtion Dates: Jan 17 - May 20, 2011
Reception:Thursday, January 20 at 5:30pm
Orange County Adminstration Building
201 S. Rosalind Ave, Room 105
Orlando, FL 32801

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Where: Orlando Museum of Art
Sunday, May 1, 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
Sunday, May 1, 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
Sunday, May 1, 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: LEADING LADIES
Where: Theatre Downtown
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Theatre Downtown presents
LEADING LADIES, an outrageous comedy

By Ken Ludwig
Directed by Tim DeBaun
Featuring; Kevin Bee, Michael Colavolpe, Jamie-Lyn Hawkins, Doreen Heard, David Hiller, Robb Ross, Danielle Spisso and Larry Stallings
April 21st thru May 14th
Performances are:
Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 8 pm
Sunday Matinees: May 1st & 8th at 2:30 PM
Tickets are $20.00/$16.00 for Seniors & Students
For reservations call 407-841-0083
A hilarious comedy about two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, who find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing "Scenes from Shakespeare" on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania in 1958. When they hear that an elderly lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren't nephews, but nieces! Romantic entanglements abound, especially when Leo falls head-over-petticoat in love with the elderly lady's vivacious niece, Meg, who's engaged to the local minister. Meg knows that there's a wide world out there, but it's not until she meets "Maxine and Stephanie" that she finally gets a taste of it
Theatre Downtown
2113 North Orange Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32804
407-841-0083 theatredowntown.net

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Where: Orange County Regional History Center
Sunday, May 1, 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.*

Event Title: Paint Out Exhibit
Where: Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Paint Out Exhibit
May 1 - 8, 2011
This special gallery exhibition presents three rooms of paintings created by 26 artists during the museum's annual "Winter Park Paint Out."

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Where: Crealde School of Art
Sunday, May 1, 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: Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
Sunday, May 1, 2011
2011 Winter Park Paint Out - A Plein Air Invitational

Saturday, April 23- Saturday, April 30, 2011
(Florida Plein Air Masters exhibit runs from May 1-8, 2011)

Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens

Third Annual Winter Park Paint Out This Spring

The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens hosts the Third Annual Winter Park Paint Out during the last week of April 2011. Twenty-eight of Florida's finest "plein air" artists will be painting throughout Winter Park capturing local landscapes and landmarks with oils, watercolors and pastels.

The public is invited to stop by the museum and gardens all week long to see recently completed works, watch artists painting in the gardens, and to attend free painting demonstrations. Artwork produced during the paint out will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to supthe presermainand operof the museum and gardens.

Plein air, a French term meaning "in the open air," describes artworks painted outdoors with the subject directly in view, rather than being created in a studio. Plein air artists capture the spirit and essence of a landscape or subject by incorporating natural light, color and movement into their works.

The paint out concludes with a special ticketed evening event - The Paint Out Garden Party, which takes place from 6pm-9pm on Saturday, April 30. All artists will be present and patrons are able to discuss and purchase their works. Tickets for The Paint Out Garden Party are available through the Polasek Museum and are priced at $35 in advance, $50 at the door.

Call the museum at (407) 647-6294 for additional information or visit the paint out web site at www.winterparkpaintout.org.

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Event Title: Narrative Portraits — Paintings by Rima Jabbur
Where: Winter Park City Hall (401 Park Ave. S.)
Sunday, May 1, 2011
"Narrative Portraits - Paintings by Rima Jabbur"
The City Commission chambers of Winter Park City Hall (401 Park Ave. S.) will be the exhibition space for "Narrative Portraits - Paintings by Rima Jabbur" until May. I've watched her body of work grow for the last 10 or 15 years; from her time as a professor at Valencia State College, curator of exhibitions at Crealde School of Art and her sojourn to Norway to study with Odd Nerdrum, a world-famous figurative painter. You can see her work at the reception Thursday, March 31, (5:30-7 p.m.) or during regular City Hall hours.


Event Title: Masters at the Brock: Crealdé Faculty Artists in Winter Garden
Where: Winter Garden City Hall.
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Masters at the Brock: Crealdé Faculty Artists in Winter Garden,
through May 31 at Winter Garden City Hall. All are welcome.


Where: Amway Center
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Emotional Traffic Tour: Tim McGraw w/ Luke Bryan & The Band Perry
Amway Center
Orlando, FL
Sun, May 1, 2011 07:00 PM



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Monday, May 2, 2011
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Event Title: Art in the Chambers
Monday, May 2, 2011
Art in the Chambers
Featuring the works of J. Andre Smith
Exhibtion Dates: Jan 17 - May 20, 2011
Reception:Thursday, January 20 at 5:30pm
Orange County Adminstration Building
201 S. Rosalind Ave, Room 105
Orlando, FL 32801

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Where: ORANGE COUNTY REGIONAL HISTORY CENTER
Monday, May 2, 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
Monday, May 2, 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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Where: Anita S. Wooten Gallery on Valencia Community College's East Campus
Monday, May 2, 2011
Juried Student Graphic and Fine Art Exhibition Opens April 14
The annual Juried Student Graphic and Fine Art Exhibition is scheduled to open Friday, April 15, at the Anita S. Wooten Gallery on Valencia Community College's East Campus.
The exhibition is free and open to the public.
An opening reception is set for 6:30 p.m. on April 15. An awards ceremony is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
The gallery is at 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando.
Gallery hours are weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The exhibit runs through May 20.
For information, call 407-582-2298 or 407-582-2268 or visit <http://www.valenciacc.edu/artsandentertainment/gallery/>


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Where: Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Fine Arts Gallery (building G)
Monday, May 2, 2011
Seminole State holds 42nd annual Juried Student Art Exhibit
Seminole State College of Florida concludes its 2010-11 season by showcasing the talents of its art students during the 42nd annual Juried Student Art Exhibit in the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Fine Arts Gallery (building G), starting with an opening reception on Thursday, April 7, at 5 p.m.
The exhibit, which runs through noon on May 19, is a group show, featuring a juried selection of work executed over the past year by Seminole State Fine Arts students. Mediums include photography, painting, printmaking, drawing, mixed-media, ceramics and sculpture.
The gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and also during music and theater performances. All gallery exhibits are free and open to the public.
For more information on cultural events at Seminole State, please visit www.seminolestate.edu/arts, or call 407.708.2040.


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Where: Orange County Regional History Center
Monday, May 2, 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.*

Event Title: Paint Out Exhibit
Where: Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
Monday, May 2, 2011
Paint Out Exhibit
May 1 - 8, 2011
This special gallery exhibition presents three rooms of paintings created by 26 artists during the museum's annual "Winter Park Paint Out."

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Where: Crealde School of Art
Monday, May 2, 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: Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
Monday, May 2, 2011
2011 Winter Park Paint Out - A Plein Air Invitational

Saturday, April 23- Saturday, April 30, 2011
(Florida Plein Air Masters exhibit runs from May 1-8, 2011)

Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens

Third Annual Winter Park Paint Out This Spring

The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens hosts the Third Annual Winter Park Paint Out during the last week of April 2011. Twenty-eight of Florida's finest "plein air" artists will be painting throughout Winter Park capturing local landscapes and landmarks with oils, watercolors and pastels.

The public is invited to stop by the museum and gardens all week long to see recently completed works, watch artists painting in the gardens, and to attend free painting demonstrations. Artwork produced during the paint out will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to supthe presermainand operof the museum and gardens.

Plein air, a French term meaning "in the open air," describes artworks painted outdoors with the subject directly in view, rather than being created in a studio. Plein air artists capture the spirit and essence of a landscape or subject by incorporating natural light, color and movement into their works.

The paint out concludes with a special ticketed evening event - The Paint Out Garden Party, which takes place from 6pm-9pm on Saturday, April 30. All artists will be present and patrons are able to discuss and purchase their works. Tickets for The Paint Out Garden Party are available through the Polasek Museum and are priced at $35 in advance, $50 at the door.

Call the museum at (407) 647-6294 for additional information or visit the paint out web site at www.winterparkpaintout.org.

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Event Title: Masters at the Brock: Crealdé Faculty Artists in Winter Garden
Where: Winter Garden City Hall.
Monday, May 2, 2011
Masters at the Brock: Crealdé Faculty Artists in Winter Garden,
through May 31 at Winter Garden City Hall. All are welcome.


Tuesday, May 3, 2011
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Event Title: Art in the Chambers
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Art in the Chambers
Featuring the works of J. Andre Smith
Exhibtion Dates: Jan 17 - May 20, 2011
Reception:Thursday, January 20 at 5:30pm
Orange County Adminstration Building
201 S. Rosalind Ave, Room 105
Orlando, FL 32801

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Where: House of Blues Orlando
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Cody Simpson and Greyson Chance
Tue, 05/03/11
Orlando, FL
House of Blues Orlando



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Where: Orlando Museum of Art
Tuesday, May 3, 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 3, 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 3, 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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Where: Anita S. Wooten Gallery on Valencia Community College's East Campus
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Juried Student Graphic and Fine Art Exhibition Opens April 14
The annual Juried Student Graphic and Fine Art Exhibition is scheduled to open Friday, April 15, at the Anita S. Wooten Gallery on Valencia Community College's East Campus.
The exhibition is free and open to the public.
An opening reception is set for 6:30 p.m. on April 15. An awards ceremony is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
The gallery is at 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando.
Gallery hours are weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The exhibit runs through May 20.
For information, call 407-582-2298 or 407-582-2268 or visit <http://www.valenciacc.edu/artsandentertainment/gallery/>


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Where: Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Fine Arts Gallery (building G)
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Seminole State holds 42nd annual Juried Student Art Exhibit
Seminole State College of Florida concludes its 2010-11 season by showcasing the talents of its art students during the 42nd annual Juried Student Art Exhibit in the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Fine Arts Gallery (building G), starting with an opening reception on Thursday, April 7, at 5 p.m.
The exhibit, which runs through noon on May 19, is a group show, featuring a juried selection of work executed over the past year by Seminole State Fine Arts students. Mediums include photography, painting, printmaking, drawing, mixed-media, ceramics and sculpture.
The gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and also during music and theater performances. All gallery exhibits are free and open to the public.
For more information on cultural events at Seminole State, please visit www.seminolestate.edu/arts, or call 407.708.2040.


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Where: Orange County Regional History Center
Tuesday, May 3, 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.*

Event Title: Paint Out Exhibit
Where: Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Paint Out Exhibit
May 1 - 8, 2011
This special gallery exhibition presents three rooms of paintings created by 26 artists during the museum's annual "Winter Park Paint Out."

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Where: Crealde School of Art
Tuesday, May 3, 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: Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
2011 Winter Park Paint Out - A Plein Air Invitational

Saturday, April 23- Saturday, April 30, 2011
(Florida Plein Air Masters exhibit runs from May 1-8, 2011)

Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens

Third Annual Winter Park Paint Out This Spring

The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens hosts the Third Annual Winter Park Paint Out during the last week of April 2011. Twenty-eight of Florida's finest "plein air" artists will be painting throughout Winter Park capturing local landscapes and landmarks with oils, watercolors and pastels.

The public is invited to stop by the museum and gardens all week long to see recently completed works, watch artists painting in the gardens, and to attend free painting demonstrations. Artwork produced during the paint out will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to supthe presermainand operof the museum and gardens.

Plein air, a French term meaning "in the open air," describes artworks painted outdoors with the subject directly in view, rather than being created in a studio. Plein air artists capture the spirit and essence of a landscape or subject by incorporating natural light, color and movement into their works.

The paint out concludes with a special ticketed evening event - The Paint Out Garden Party, which takes place from 6pm-9pm on Saturday, April 30. All artists will be present and patrons are able to discuss and purchase their works. Tickets for The Paint Out Garden Party are available through the Polasek Museum and are priced at $35 in advance, $50 at the door.

Call the museum at (407) 647-6294 for additional information or visit the paint out web site at www.winterparkpaintout.org.

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Event Title: SUPER
Where: Enzian Theater
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page star in SUPER
Frank (Rainn Wilson) has lived "a life of humiliation and rejection." A glutton for punishment, he reaches an all-time low when his ex-addict wife (Liv Tyler) is willingly snatched by a seductive drug dealer (Kevin Bacon). But when the finger of God pries open his brain and endows it with sudden clarity, Frank decides to fight back under the guise of a makeshift superhero named Crimson Bolt. A bumbling and klunky mess who manages to make headlines, he attracts the attention of a young woman from the local comic book store (Ellen Page) who joins in on the fun as his sidekick, Boltie.
Tue 5/3 6:30PM 9:15PM
Wed 5/4 6:30PM 9:15PM
Thu 5/5 6:30PM 9:15PM



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Event Title: Masters at the Brock: Crealdé Faculty Artists in Winter Garden
Where: Winter Garden City Hall.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Masters at the Brock: Crealdé Faculty Artists in Winter Garden,
through May 31 at Winter Garden City Hall. All are welcome.


Event Title: Juried Art Show
Where: Osceola Center for the Art
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
Juried Art Show
place: Osceola Center for the Arts - Art Gallery & Lobby
date: opening reception Tuesday, May 3
time: 6-8pm
cost: free & open to the public
tickets: 407.846.6257 x 0


Wednesday, May 4, 2011
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Event Title: Art in the Chambers
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Art in the Chambers
Featuring the works of J. Andre Smith
Exhibtion Dates: Jan 17 - May 20, 2011
Reception:Thursday, January 20 at 5:30pm
Orange County Adminstration Building
201 S. Rosalind Ave, Room 105
Orlando, FL 32801

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Where: Orlando Museum of Art
Wednesday, May 4, 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
Wednesday, May 4, 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
Wednesday, May 4, 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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Where: Anita S. Wooten Gallery on Valencia Community College's East Campus
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Juried Student Graphic and Fine Art Exhibition Opens April 14
The annual Juried Student Graphic and Fine Art Exhibition is scheduled to open Friday, April 15, at the Anita S. Wooten Gallery on Valencia Community College's East Campus.
The exhibition is free and open to the public.
An opening reception is set for 6:30 p.m. on April 15. An awards ceremony is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
The gallery is at 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando.
Gallery hours are weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The exhibit runs through May 20.
For information, call 407-582-2298 or 407-582-2268 or visit <http://www.valenciacc.edu/artsandentertainment/gallery/>


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Where: Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Fine Arts Gallery (building G)
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Seminole State holds 42nd annual Juried Student Art Exhibit
Seminole State College of Florida concludes its 2010-11 season by showcasing the talents of its art students during the 42nd annual Juried Student Art Exhibit in the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Fine Arts Gallery (building G), starting with an opening reception on Thursday, April 7, at 5 p.m.
The exhibit, which runs through noon on May 19, is a group show, featuring a juried selection of work executed over the past year by Seminole State Fine Arts students. Mediums include photography, painting, printmaking, drawing, mixed-media, ceramics and sculpture.
The gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and also during music and theater performances. All gallery exhibits are free and open to the public.
For more information on cultural events at Seminole State, please visit www.seminolestate.edu/arts, or call 407.708.2040.


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Where: Orange County Regional History Center
Wednesday, May 4, 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.*

Event Title: Paint Out Exhibit
Where: Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Paint Out Exhibit
May 1 - 8, 2011
This special gallery exhibition presents three rooms of paintings created by 26 artists during the museum's annual "Winter Park Paint Out."

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Where: Crealde School of Art
Wednesday, May 4, 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: Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
2011 Winter Park Paint Out - A Plein Air Invitational

Saturday, April 23- Saturday, April 30, 2011
(Florida Plein Air Masters exhibit runs from May 1-8, 2011)

Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens

Third Annual Winter Park Paint Out This Spring

The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens hosts the Third Annual Winter Park Paint Out during the last week of April 2011. Twenty-eight of Florida's finest "plein air" artists will be painting throughout Winter Park capturing local landscapes and landmarks with oils, watercolors and pastels.

The public is invited to stop by the museum and gardens all week long to see recently completed works, watch artists painting in the gardens, and to attend free painting demonstrations. Artwork produced during the paint out will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to supthe presermainand operof the museum and gardens.

Plein air, a French term meaning "in the open air," describes artworks painted outdoors with the subject directly in view, rather than being created in a studio. Plein air artists capture the spirit and essence of a landscape or subject by incorporating natural light, color and movement into their works.

The paint out concludes with a special ticketed evening event - The Paint Out Garden Party, which takes place from 6pm-9pm on Saturday, April 30. All artists will be present and patrons are able to discuss and purchase their works. Tickets for The Paint Out Garden Party are available through the Polasek Museum and are priced at $35 in advance, $50 at the door.

Call the museum at (407) 647-6294 for additional information or visit the paint out web site at www.winterparkpaintout.org.

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Event Title: SUPER
Where: Enzian Theater
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page star in SUPER
Frank (Rainn Wilson) has lived "a life of humiliation and rejection." A glutton for punishment, he reaches an all-time low when his ex-addict wife (Liv Tyler) is willingly snatched by a seductive drug dealer (Kevin Bacon). But when the finger of God pries open his brain and endows it with sudden clarity, Frank decides to fight back under the guise of a makeshift superhero named Crimson Bolt. A bumbling and klunky mess who manages to make headlines, he attracts the attention of a young woman from the local comic book store (Ellen Page) who joins in on the fun as his sidekick, Boltie.
Tue 5/3 6:30PM 9:15PM
Wed 5/4 6:30PM 9:15PM
Thu 5/5 6:30PM 9:15PM



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Event Title: Masters at the Brock: Crealdé Faculty Artists in Winter Garden
Where: Winter Garden City Hall.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Masters at the Brock: Crealdé Faculty Artists in Winter Garden,
through May 31 at Winter Garden City Hall. All are welcome.


Where: Enzian Theater
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Time: 8:30 PM EST
Wednesday Night Pitcher Show
AMERICAN PIE
Wed 5/4 at 8:30PM

FREE at Eden Bar


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Event Title: Art in the Chambers
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Art in the Chambers
Featuring the works of J. Andre Smith
Exhibtion Dates: Jan 17 - May 20, 2011
Reception:Thursday, January 20 at 5:30pm
Orange County Adminstration Building
201 S. Rosalind Ave, Room 105
Orlando, FL 32801

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Where: Orlando Museum of Art
Thursday, May 5, 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
Thursday, May 5, 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
Thursday, May 5, 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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Where: Anita S. Wooten Gallery on Valencia Community College's East Campus
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Juried Student Graphic and Fine Art Exhibition Opens April 14
The annual Juried Student Graphic and Fine Art Exhibition is scheduled to open Friday, April 15, at the Anita S. Wooten Gallery on Valencia Community College's East Campus.
The exhibition is free and open to the public.
An opening reception is set for 6:30 p.m. on April 15. An awards ceremony is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
The gallery is at 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando.
Gallery hours are weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The exhibit runs through May 20.
For information, call 407-582-2298 or 407-582-2268 or visit <http://www.valenciacc.edu/artsandentertainment/gallery/>


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Event Title: LEADING LADIES
Where: Theatre Downtown
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Theatre Downtown presents
LEADING LADIES, an outrageous comedy

By Ken Ludwig
Directed by Tim DeBaun
Featuring; Kevin Bee, Michael Colavolpe, Jamie-Lyn Hawkins, Doreen Heard, David Hiller, Robb Ross, Danielle Spisso and Larry Stallings
April 21st thru May 14th
Performances are:
Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 8 pm
Sunday Matinees: May 1st & 8th at 2:30 PM
Tickets are $20.00/$16.00 for Seniors & Students
For reservations call 407-841-0083
A hilarious comedy about two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, who find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing "Scenes from Shakespeare" on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania in 1958. When they hear that an elderly lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren't nephews, but nieces! Romantic entanglements abound, especially when Leo falls head-over-petticoat in love with the elderly lady's vivacious niece, Meg, who's engaged to the local minister. Meg knows that there's a wide world out there, but it's not until she meets "Maxine and Stephanie" that she finally gets a taste of it
Theatre Downtown
2113 North Orange Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32804
407-841-0083 theatredowntown.net

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Where: Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Fine Arts Gallery (building G)
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Seminole State holds 42nd annual Juried Student Art Exhibit
Seminole State College of Florida concludes its 2010-11 season by showcasing the talents of its art students during the 42nd annual Juried Student Art Exhibit in the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Fine Arts Gallery (building G), starting with an opening reception on Thursday, April 7, at 5 p.m.
The exhibit, which runs through noon on May 19, is a group show, featuring a juried selection of work executed over the past year by Seminole State Fine Arts students. Mediums include photography, painting, printmaking, drawing, mixed-media, ceramics and sculpture.
The gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and also during music and theater performances. All gallery exhibits are free and open to the public.
For more information on cultural events at Seminole State, please visit www.seminolestate.edu/arts, or call 407.708.2040.


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Where: Orange County Regional History Center
Thursday, May 5, 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.*

Event Title: Paint Out Exhibit
Where: Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Paint Out Exhibit
May 1 - 8, 2011
This special gallery exhibition presents three rooms of paintings created by 26 artists during the museum's annual "Winter Park Paint Out."

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Where: Crealde School of Art
Thursday, May 5, 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: Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
Thursday, May 5, 2011
2011 Winter Park Paint Out - A Plein Air Invitational

Saturday, April 23- Saturday, April 30, 2011
(Florida Plein Air Masters exhibit runs from May 1-8, 2011)

Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens

Third Annual Winter Park Paint Out This Spring

The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens hosts the Third Annual Winter Park Paint Out during the last week of April 2011. Twenty-eight of Florida's finest "plein air" artists will be painting throughout Winter Park capturing local landscapes and landmarks with oils, watercolors and pastels.

The public is invited to stop by the museum and gardens all week long to see recently completed works, watch artists painting in the gardens, and to attend free painting demonstrations. Artwork produced during the paint out will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to supthe presermainand operof the museum and gardens.

Plein air, a French term meaning "in the open air," describes artworks painted outdoors with the subject directly in view, rather than being created in a studio. Plein air artists capture the spirit and essence of a landscape or subject by incorporating natural light, color and movement into their works.

The paint out concludes with a special ticketed evening event - The Paint Out Garden Party, which takes place from 6pm-9pm on Saturday, April 30. All artists will be present and patrons are able to discuss and purchase their works. Tickets for The Paint Out Garden Party are available through the Polasek Museum and are priced at $35 in advance, $50 at the door.

Call the museum at (407) 647-6294 for additional information or visit the paint out web site at www.winterparkpaintout.org.

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Event Title: SUPER
Where: Enzian Theater
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page star in SUPER
Frank (Rainn Wilson) has lived "a life of humiliation and rejection." A glutton for punishment, he reaches an all-time low when his ex-addict wife (Liv Tyler) is willingly snatched by a seductive drug dealer (Kevin Bacon). But when the finger of God pries open his brain and endows it with sudden clarity, Frank decides to fight back under the guise of a makeshift superhero named Crimson Bolt. A bumbling and klunky mess who manages to make headlines, he attracts the attention of a young woman from the local comic book store (Ellen Page) who joins in on the fun as his sidekick, Boltie.
Tue 5/3 6:30PM 9:15PM
Wed 5/4 6:30PM 9:15PM
Thu 5/5 6:30PM 9:15PM



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Event Title: Masters at the Brock: Crealdé Faculty Artists in Winter Garden
Where: Winter Garden City Hall.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Masters at the Brock: Crealdé Faculty Artists in Winter Garden,
through May 31 at Winter Garden City Hall. All are welcome.


Where: Orlando Museum of Art
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST
1st Thursdays
Citiescape

Artists escape to the beauty of the urban landscape from the tops of buildings to the concrete of the road and everything in between.
05 05 11, 6- 9pm
Listen: Please Respect Our Decadence - experimental Jazz band
Eat: Orchid Thai Cuisine
View: Perception & Reality, a Snap! Orlando Exhibition
Interact: Snap! Orlando, Florida Artists Registry, & Red Chair Project
Admission is $10 and always free for OMA members . Join the OMA today! For more information, call 407 896 4231 x260.

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Event Title: DESPERADO
Where: Enzian Theater
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Time: 8:30 PM EST
Free Outdoor Screening of DESPERADO
It's a Cinco de Mayo Blow-out at Eden Bar!
Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the Enzian crew! The party starts at 3PM with great Mexican-inspired food and drink specials - beer and a shot, anyone? How about an outdoor taco and nacho station? Then as the sun goes down, grab your sombrero and guitar case and head to the lawn to enjoy a FREE screening of DESPERADO, starring Antonio Banderas and Selma Hayek. The film will begin at 8:30PM and the party ain't over 'til it's over.
Thursday, May 5
Party starts at 3PM
Film starts at 8:30PM
Food and Drink Specials:
$3 Margaritas
$5 Frozen Margaritas
$7 Beer and a Shot - Corona and Jose Cuervo
$10 Beer and a Shot - Corona and Patrón
Outdoor Taco and Nacho Station

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Friday, May 6, 2011
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Where: Showalter Hughes Community Gallery
Friday, May 6, 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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Event Title: Art in the Chambers
Friday, May 6, 2011
Art in the Chambers
Featuring the works of J. Andre Smith
Exhibtion Dates: Jan 17 - May 20, 2011
Reception:Thursday, January 20 at 5:30pm
Orange County Adminstration Building
201 S. Rosalind Ave, Room 105
Orlando, FL 32801

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Where: Orlando Museum of Art
Friday, May 6, 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
Friday, May 6, 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
Friday, May 6, 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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Where: Anita S. Wooten Gallery on Valencia Community College's East Campus
Friday, May 6, 2011
Juried Student Graphic and Fine Art Exhibition Opens April 14
The annual Juried Student Graphic and Fine Art Exhibition is scheduled to open Friday, April 15, at the Anita S. Wooten Gallery on Valencia Community College's East Campus.
The exhibition is free and open to the public.
An opening reception is set for 6:30 p.m. on April 15. An awards ceremony is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
The gallery is at 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando.
Gallery hours are weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The exhibit runs through May 20.
For information, call 407-582-2298 or 407-582-2268 or visit <http://www.valenciacc.edu/artsandentertainment/gallery/>


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Event Title: LEADING LADIES
Where: Theatre Downtown
Friday, May 6, 2011
Theatre Downtown presents
LEADING LADIES, an outrageous comedy

By Ken Ludwig
Directed by Tim DeBaun
Featuring; Kevin Bee, Michael Colavolpe, Jamie-Lyn Hawkins, Doreen Heard, David Hiller, Robb Ross, Danielle Spisso and Larry Stallings
April 21st thru May 14th
Performances are:
Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 8 pm
Sunday Matinees: May 1st & 8th at 2:30 PM
Tickets are $20.00/$16.00 for Seniors & Students
For reservations call 407-841-0083
A hilarious comedy about two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, who find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing "Scenes from Shakespeare" on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania in 1958. When they hear that an elderly lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren't nephews, but nieces! Romantic entanglements abound, especially when Leo falls head-over-petticoat in love with the elderly lady's vivacious niece, Meg, who's engaged to the local minister. Meg knows that there's a wide world out there, but it's not until she meets "Maxine and Stephanie" that she finally gets a taste of it
Theatre Downtown
2113 North Orange Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32804
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Event Title: POTICHE
Where: Enzian Theater
Friday, May 6, 2011
POTICHE
French master François Ozon's (8 Women, Swimming Pool) latest film, POTICHE, is set in a small town in 1977 and depicts a typical French bourgeois family. Husband Robert Pujol (Fabrice Luchini) runs an umbrella factory, while his wife Suzanne (the luminous Catherine Deneuve) stays at home, as "respectable" wives do. Tyrannical and extremely conservative, Robert is held prisoner by his employees who have gone on strike to protest their working conditions. No surprise here-this happens all the time in France. He is saved by none other than his archenemy, the communist mayor (a wonderfully endearing Gérard Depardieu) of the village. After her husband suffers a heart attack, Suzanne, the "potiche" wife, must take over the factory while he recovers. The roles are reversed as she transforms into an extraordinary leader, and this delightful comedy is a nice feminist wink, hilarious and smart throughout.
Fri 5/6 3:45PM 6:30PM 9:15PM
Sat 5/7 3:45PM 6:30PM 9:15PM
Sun 5/8 4:15PM 7PM 9:30PM
Mon 5/9 6:30PM 9:15PM
Tue 5/10 6:30PM
Wed 5/11 6:30PM 9:15PM
Thu 5/12 6:30PM 9:15PM


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Event Title: Barefoot in the Park
Where: Osceola Center for the Art
Friday, May 6, 2011
Barefoot in the Park
A Neil Simon comedy directed by Jeremiah Krivinchuk
place:
Osceola Center for the Arts - Main Stage
dates:
May 6 - 15
times:
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm; Sundays at 2pm
tickets:
$20 adults; $15 seniors & students
call:
407.846.6257 x 0


Where: Orange County Regional History Center
Friday, May 6, 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.*

Event Title: Paint Out Exhibit
Where: Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
Friday, May 6, 2011
Paint Out Exhibit
May 1 - 8, 2011
This special gallery exhibition presents three rooms of paintings created by 26 artists during the museum's annual "Winter Park Paint Out."

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Where: Crealde School of Art
Friday, May 6, 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: Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
Friday, May 6, 2011
2011 Winter Park Paint Out - A Plein Air Invitational

Saturday, April 23- Saturday, April 30, 2011
(Florida Plein Air Masters exhibit runs from May 1-8, 2011)

Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens

Third Annual Winter Park Paint Out This Spring

The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens hosts the Third Annual Winter Park Paint Out during the last week of April 2011. Twenty-eight of Florida's finest "plein air" artists will be painting throughout Winter Park capturing local landscapes and landmarks with oils, watercolors and pastels.

The public is invited to stop by the museum and gardens all week long to see recently completed works, watch artists painting in the gardens, and to attend free painting demonstrations. Artwork produced during the paint out will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to supthe presermainand operof the museum and gardens.

Plein air, a French term meaning "in the open air," describes artworks painted outdoors with the subject directly in view, rather than being created in a studio. Plein air artists capture the spirit and essence of a landscape or subject by incorporating natural light, color and movement into their works.

The paint out concludes with a special ticketed evening event - The Paint Out Garden Party, which takes place from 6pm-9pm on Saturday, April 30. All artists will be present and patrons are able to discuss and purchase their works. Tickets for The Paint Out Garden Party are available through the Polasek Museum and are priced at $35 in advance, $50 at the door.

Call the museum at (407) 647-6294 for additional information or visit the paint out web site at www.winterparkpaintout.org.

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Event Title: Masters at the Brock: Crealdé Faculty Artists in Winter Garden
Where: Winter Garden City Hall.
Friday, May 6, 2011
Masters at the Brock: Crealdé Faculty Artists in Winter Garden,
through May 31 at Winter Garden City Hall. All are welcome.


Where: Leu Gardens
Friday, May 6, 2011
Time: 6:00 PM EST
Date Night at Leu Gardens

Enjoy outdoor movies in a beautiful botanical garden at Date Night at Leu Gardens. See a classic movie or current feature film on one of the largest outdoor screens in Central Florida! Movies are shown the first Friday of every month from March through December (no movie in July). Leu Gardens opens at 6:00 pm and movie time is at 8:30 pm, March and December's movies are shown at 7:30 pm. Pack a dinner picnic basket and a blanket or chairs for you and your date. Grilled items, popcorn and drinks are available for purchase. Garden admission: $5 adult plus tax, $2 child (K-12th grade) plus tax and movies are free for Leu Garden Members, weather permitting. Leu Gardens is located at 1920 N. Forest Avenue, Orlando, 32803. For more information please contact the Leu Gardens at 407.246.2620 or check the web: www.leugardens.org .

Feature Presentations
March 4 - Twilight (showing at 7:30 pm)
April 1 - Iron Man 2
May 6 - Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
June 3 - Inception
No movie in July
September 2 - TBD
October 7 - TBD
November 4 - TBD
December 2 - TBD (showing at 7:30 pm)


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Saturday, May 7, 2011
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Where: Showalter Hughes Community Gallery
Saturday, May 7, 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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Event Title: Art in the Chambers
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Art in the Chambers
Featuring the works of J. Andre Smith
Exhibtion Dates: Jan 17 - May 20, 2011
Reception:Thursday, January 20 at 5:30pm
Orange County Adminstration Building
201 S. Rosalind Ave, Room 105
Orlando, FL 32801

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Event Title: Orlando Rocks!
Where: House of Blues Orlando
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Orlando Rocks!
Sat, 05/07/11
Orlando, FL
House of Blues Orlando



Where: Orlando Museum of Art
Saturday, May 7, 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
Saturday, May 7, 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
Saturday, May 7, 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: LEADING LADIES
Where: Theatre Downtown
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Theatre Downtown presents
LEADING LADIES, an outrageous comedy

By Ken Ludwig
Directed by Tim DeBaun
Featuring; Kevin Bee, Michael Colavolpe, Jamie-Lyn Hawkins, Doreen Heard, David Hiller, Robb Ross, Danielle Spisso and Larry Stallings
April 21st thru May 14th
Performances are:
Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 8 pm
Sunday Matinees: May 1st & 8th at 2:30 PM
Tickets are $20.00/$16.00 for Seniors & Students
For reservations call 407-841-0083
A hilarious comedy about two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, who find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing "Scenes from Shakespeare" on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania in 1958. When they hear that an elderly lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren't nephews, but nieces! Romantic entanglements abound, especially when Leo falls head-over-petticoat in love with the elderly lady's vivacious niece, Meg, who's engaged to the local minister. Meg knows that there's a wide world out there, but it's not until she meets "Maxine and Stephanie" that she finally gets a taste of it
Theatre Downtown
2113 North Orange Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32804
407-841-0083 theatredowntown.net

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Event Title: POTICHE
Where: Enzian Theater
Saturday, May 7, 2011
POTICHE
French master François Ozon's (8 Women, Swimming Pool) latest film, POTICHE, is set in a small town in 1977 and depicts a typical French bourgeois family. Husband Robert Pujol (Fabrice Luchini) runs an umbrella factory, while his wife Suzanne (the luminous Catherine Deneuve) stays at home, as "respectable" wives do. Tyrannical and extremely conservative, Robert is held prisoner by his employees who have gone on strike to protest their working conditions. No surprise here-this happens all the time in France. He is saved by none other than his archenemy, the communist mayor (a wonderfully endearing Gérard Depardieu) of the village. After her husband suffers a heart attack, Suzanne, the "potiche" wife, must take over the factory while he recovers. The roles are reversed as she transforms into an extraordinary leader, and this delightful comedy is a nice feminist wink, hilarious and smart throughout.
Fri 5/6 3:45PM 6:30PM 9:15PM
Sat 5/7 3:45PM 6:30PM 9:15PM
Sun 5/8 4:15PM 7PM 9:30PM
Mon 5/9 6:30PM 9:15PM
Tue 5/10 6:30PM
Wed 5/11 6:30PM 9:15PM
Thu 5/12 6:30PM 9:15PM


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Event Title: Barefoot in the Park
Where: Osceola Center for the Art
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Barefoot in the Park
A Neil Simon comedy directed by Jeremiah Krivinchuk
place:
Osceola Center for the Arts - Main Stage
dates:
May 6 - 15
times:
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm; Sundays at 2pm
tickets:
$20 adults; $15 seniors & students
call:
407.846.6257 x 0


Where: Orange County Regional History Center
Saturday, May 7, 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.*

Event Title: Paint Out Exhibit
Where: Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Paint Out Exhibit
May 1 - 8, 2011
This special gallery exhibition presents three rooms of paintings created by 26 artists during the museum's annual "Winter Park Paint Out."

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Where: Crealde School of Art
Saturday, May 7, 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: Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
Saturday, May 7, 2011
2011 Winter Park Paint Out - A Plein Air Invitational

Saturday, April 23- Saturday, April 30, 2011
(Florida Plein Air Masters exhibit runs from May 1-8, 2011)

Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens

Third Annual Winter Park Paint Out This Spring

The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens hosts the Third Annual Winter Park Paint Out during the last week of April 2011. Twenty-eight of Florida's finest "plein air" artists will be painting throughout Winter Park capturing local landscapes and landmarks with oils, watercolors and pastels.

The public is invited to stop by the museum and gardens all week long to see recently completed works, watch artists painting in the gardens, and to attend free painting demonstrations. Artwork produced during the paint out will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to supthe presermainand operof the museum and gardens.

Plein air, a French term meaning "in the open air," describes artworks painted outdoors with the subject directly in view, rather than being created in a studio. Plein air artists capture the spirit and essence of a landscape or subject by incorporating natural light, color and movement into their works.

The paint out concludes with a special ticketed evening event - The Paint Out Garden Party, which takes place from 6pm-9pm on Saturday, April 30. All artists will be present and patrons are able to discuss and purchase their works. Tickets for The Paint Out Garden Party are available through the Polasek Museum and are priced at $35 in advance, $50 at the door.

Call the museum at (407) 647-6294 for additional information or visit the paint out web site at www.winterparkpaintout.org.

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Event Title: Masters at the Brock: Crealdé Faculty Artists in Winter Garden
Where: Winter Garden City Hall.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Masters at the Brock: Crealdé Faculty Artists in Winter Garden,
through May 31 at Winter Garden City Hall. All are welcome.


Where: The Springs Community, 400 Woodbridge Road, Longwood
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Romance is in the Air!
The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra presents The Springs Concert 2011:
Broadway Romance at The Springs
Romance is in the air! The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra proudly announces the 2011 Concert at The Springs, the orchestra's popular annual outdoor concert featuring the Orlando Philharmonic performing on a stage built right on the beautiful body of water known as Sanlando Springs. This season's concert, Broadway Romance at The Springs, is held on Saturday, May 7, 2011, at The Springs Community, 400 Woodbridge Road, Longwood. Gates open at 5:00 PM. The concert begins at 8:00 PM. The Orlando Philharmonic is pleased to continue this concert tradition, which has become the orchestra's most popular concert of the year and a social event not to be missed. Last year, this event sold out!
Grab a blanket, pack a picnic, gather some friends and enjoy this delightful concert in the lush surroundings of The Springs. Or make it a date with your special someone as romance blossoms under the musical spell of time-honored Broadway classics at Broadway Romance at The Springs. The concert, conducted by Maestro Christopher Wilkins, is more than just a lot of Broadway tunes; it's more like a Broadway show unto itself, chock-full of your favorite romantic songs sung by two of Broadway's brightest stars with just the right blend of solos and duets from the opening number to the final song. From Cole Porter to Andrew Lloyd Webber, the program offers all the best of Broadway's romantic show tunes from the past century. You'll find that love is definitely in the air!
Alcoholic beverages are permitted for patrons 21 and older. Lawn seating is on a first come first served basis.
Tickets to Broadway Romance at The Springs are presently on sale. Advance tickets are $30 and can be purchased by phone at the Philharmonic's Box Office at 407-770-0071; on the Philharmonic's web site at www.OrlandoPhil.org; at the Philharmonic's Box Office, 812 E. Rollins Street, Suite 300, Orlando (in the Lowndes Shakespeare Center); at the Springs Business Office, at 400 Woodbridge Road, Longwood (by phone, 407-862-3881); or at Petty's Meats and Specialty Foods, 2141 W. SR 434, Longwood.
Grab another couple and go on a double date with our DOUBLE DATE SPECIAL- 4 general admission tickets for $100 - that's a savings of $5 per ticket! This offer expires on April 15 at 5:00 p.m.
Tickets can also be purchased at the door beginning at 5:00 PM the day of the performance. There are no senior, children or student discounts. All tickets purchased on the day of the performance are $35.
The Friends of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra sponsor a VIP Clubhouse, complete with complimentary food, beer and wine provided by Meiner's Catering. A dinner buffet will be served from 6:00 to 8:00 PM inside the clubhouse, with dinner seating available at tables under the trees. VIP concert seating is located on the lawn in front of the Spring. Chairs are provided for VIP patrons. VIP patrons also receive preferred parking. VIP tickets are $125, and can be purchased by phone at 407-770-0071 or on line at www.OrlandoPhil.org <http://www.OrlandoPhil.org>.
Corporate and patron tables are available in the VIP area for $1,500 for a table of ten. Event sponsorships begin at $5,000. Phone Susan Bright, Director of Development, at 407-896-6700 x 225 for details on patron tables and sponsorships.
Broadway Romance at The Springs is sponsored in part by Robert B. Fisher, P.A.; the Friends of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra; Harriett Lake, Joyce and John McLeod; Meiner's Catering and Bubbalou's Bodacious Bar-B-Que; Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Winter Park; Orkin Pest Control; Margery Pabst and Bryce West; and Wayne Densch Inc.
For further information on Broadway Romance at The Springs, phone the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra at 407-770-0071, or visit www.orlandophil.org <http://www.orlandophil.org/>.
The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is proud to partner with The Springs Community to bring this concert tradition to Seminole County. So grab a blanket, a picnic basket and good friends for an evening of romance, fun and great music at Broadway Romance at The Springs!
A Rain date is scheduled for Sunday, May 8, 2011 at 8:00 PM. If the weather is inclement on May 7, phone the Orlando Philharmonic at 407-770-0071 after 3:00 PM for updates.

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Sunday, May 8, 2011
Mother's Day
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Where: Showalter Hughes Community Gallery
Sunday, May 8, 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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Event Title: BRUNCH AND A MOVIE
Where: Enzian Theater
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Time: 11:00 AM EST
MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH AND A MOVIE
Featuring THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Gather the entire family and treat mom to a fabulous afternoon of delicious food at the utterly charming setting of Enzian. Start the day off with live music by a band while sipping a refreshing mimosa cocktail, then indulge in an incredible buffet, complete with a carving station. After brunch, experience one of the most entertaining films of all time, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, on the big screen.
Sunday, May 8
Brunch at 11AM
Film at 12PM
General Admission $35
Film and Brunch
Enzian Film Society Members will receive a special gift with purchase!
Friends of Enzian Packages
Film, Brunch, Table Reservation, Unlimited Champagne and Mimosas
Table for 2 $100
Table for 4 $200

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Event Title: Art in the Chambers
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Art in the Chambers
Featuring the works of J. Andre Smith
Exhibtion Dates: Jan 17 - May 20, 2011
Reception:Thursday, January 20 at 5:30pm
Orange County Adminstration Building
201 S. Rosalind Ave, Room 105
Orlando, FL 32801

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Where: Orlando Museum of Art
Sunday, May 8, 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
Sunday, May 8, 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
Sunday, May 8, 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: LEADING LADIES
Where: Theatre Downtown
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Theatre Downtown presents
LEADING LADIES, an outrageous comedy

By Ken Ludwig
Directed by Tim DeBaun
Featuring; Kevin Bee, Michael Colavolpe, Jamie-Lyn Hawkins, Doreen Heard, David Hiller, Robb Ross, Danielle Spisso and Larry Stallings
April 21st thru May 14th
Performances are:
Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 8 pm
Sunday Matinees: May 1st & 8th at 2:30 PM
Tickets are $20.00/$16.00 for Seniors & Students
For reservations call 407-841-0083
A hilarious comedy about two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, who find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing "Scenes from Shakespeare" on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania in 1958. When they hear that an elderly lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren't nephews, but nieces! Romantic entanglements abound, especially when Leo falls head-over-petticoat in love with the elderly lady's vivacious niece, Meg, who's engaged to the local minister. Meg knows that there's a wide world out there, but it's not until she meets "Maxine and Stephanie" that she finally gets a taste of it
Theatre Downtown
2113 North Orange Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32804
407-841-0083 theatredowntown.net

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Event Title: POTICHE
Where: Enzian Theater
Sunday, May 8, 2011
POTICHE
French master François Ozon's (8 Women, Swimming Pool) latest film, POTICHE, is set in a small town in 1977 and depicts a typical French bourgeois family. Husband Robert Pujol (Fabrice Luchini) runs an umbrella factory, while his wife Suzanne (the luminous Catherine Deneuve) stays at home, as "respectable" wives do. Tyrannical and extremely conservative, Robert is held prisoner by his employees who have gone on strike to protest their working conditions. No surprise here-this happens all the time in France. He is saved by none other than his archenemy, the communist mayor (a wonderfully endearing Gérard Depardieu) of the village. After her husband suffers a heart attack, Suzanne, the "potiche" wife, must take over the factory while he recovers. The roles are reversed as she transforms into an extraordinary leader, and this delightful comedy is a nice feminist wink, hilarious and smart throughout.
Fri 5/6 3:45PM 6:30PM 9:15PM
Sat 5/7 3:45PM 6:30PM 9:15PM
Sun 5/8 4:15PM 7PM 9:30PM
Mon 5/9 6:30PM 9:15PM
Tue 5/10 6:30PM
Wed 5/11 6:30PM 9:15PM
Thu 5/12 6:30PM 9:15PM


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Event Title: Barefoot in the Park
Where: Osceola Center for the Art
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Barefoot in the Park
A Neil Simon comedy directed by Jeremiah Krivinchuk
place:
Osceola Center for the Arts - Main Stage
dates:
May 6 - 15
times:
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm; Sundays at 2pm
tickets:
$20 adults; $15 seniors & students
call:
407.846.6257 x 0


Where: Orange County Regional History Center
Sunday, May 8, 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.*

Event Title: Kylie Minogue
Where: Hard Rock Live Orlando
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Kylie Minogue
Sun, 05/08/11
Orlando, FL
Hard Rock Live Orlando


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Event Title: Paint Out Exhibit
Where: Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Paint Out Exhibit
May 1 - 8, 2011
This special gallery exhibition presents three rooms of paintings created by 26 artists during the museum's annual "Winter Park Paint Out."

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Where: Crealde School of Art
Sunday, May 8, 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: Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
Sunday, May 8, 2011
2011 Winter Park Paint Out - A Plein Air Invitational

Saturday, April 23- Saturday, April 30, 2011
(Florida Plein Air Masters exhibit runs from May 1-8, 2011)

Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens

Third Annual Winter Park Paint Out This Spring

The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens hosts the Third Annual Winter Park Paint Out during the last week of April 2011. Twenty-eight of Florida's finest "plein air" artists will be painting throughout Winter Park capturing local landscapes and landmarks with oils, watercolors and pastels.

The public is invited to stop by the museum and gardens all week long to see recently completed works, watch artists painting in the gardens, and to attend free painting demonstrations. Artwork produced during the paint out will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to supthe presermainand operof the museum and gardens.

Plein air, a French term meaning "in the open air," describes artworks painted outdoors with the subject directly in view, rather than being created in a studio. Plein air artists capture the spirit and essence of a landscape or subject by incorporating natural light, color and movement into their works.

The paint out concludes with a special ticketed evening event - The Paint Out Garden Party, which takes place from 6pm-9pm on Saturday, April 30. All artists will be present and patrons are able to discuss and purchase their works. Tickets for The Paint Out Garden Party are available through the Polasek Museum and are priced at $35 in advance, $50 at the door.

Call the museum at (407) 647-6294 for additional information or visit the paint out web site at www.winterparkpaintout.org.

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Event Title: Masters at the Brock: Crealdé Faculty Artists in Winter Garden
Where: Winter Garden City Hall.
Sunday, May 8, 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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Where: Showalter Hughes Community Gallery
Monday, May 9, 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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Event Title: Art in the Chambers
Monday, May 9, 2011
Art in the Chambers
Featuring the works of J. Andre Smith
Exhibtion Dates: Jan 17 - May 20, 2011
Reception:Thursday, January 20 at 5:30pm
Orange County Adminstration Building
201 S. Rosalind Ave, Room 105
Orlando, FL 32801

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Where: ORANGE COUNTY REGIONAL HISTORY CENTER
Monday, May 9, 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
Monday, May 9, 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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Where: Anita S. Wooten Gallery on Valencia Community College's East Campus
Monday, May 9, 2011
Juried Student Graphic and Fine Art Exhibition Opens April 14
The annual Juried Student Graphic and Fine Art Exhibition is scheduled to open Friday, April 15, at the Anita S. Wooten Gallery on Valencia Community College's East Campus.
The exhibition is free and open to the public.
An opening reception is set for 6:30 p.m. on April 15. An awards ceremony is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
The gallery is at 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando.
Gallery hours are weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The exhibit runs through May 20.
For information, call 407-582-2298 or 407-582-2268 or visit <http://www.valenciacc.edu/artsandentertainment/gallery/>


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Where: Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Fine Arts Gallery (building G)
Monday, May 9, 2011
Seminole State holds 42nd annual Juried Student Art Exhibit
Seminole State College of Florida concludes its 2010-11 season by showcasing the talents of its art students during the 42nd annual Juried Student Art Exhibit in the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Fine Arts Gallery (building G), starting with an opening reception on Thursday, April 7, at 5 p.m.
The exhibit, which runs through noon on May 19, is a group show, featuring a juried selection of work executed over the past year by Seminole State Fine Arts students. Mediums include photography, painting, printmaking, drawing, mixed-media, ceramics and sculpture.
The gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and also during music and theater performances. All gallery exhibits are free and open to the public.
For more information on cultural events at Seminole State, please visit www.seminolestate.edu/arts, or call 407.708.2040.


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Event Title: POTICHE
Where: Enzian Theater
Monday, May 9, 2011
POTICHE
French master François Ozon's (8 Women, Swimming Pool) latest film, POTICHE, is set in a small town in 1977 and depicts a typical French bourgeois family. Husband Robert Pujol (Fabrice Luchini) runs an umbrella factory, while his wife Suzanne (the luminous Catherine Deneuve) stays at home, as "respectable" wives do. Tyrannical and extremely conservative, Robert is held prisoner by his employees who have gone on strike to protest their working conditions. No surprise here-this happens all the time in France. He is saved by none other than his archenemy, the communist mayor (a wonderfully endearing Gérard Depardieu) of the village. After her husband suffers a heart attack, Suzanne, the "potiche" wife, must take over the factory while he recovers. The roles are reversed as she transforms into an extraordinary leader, and this delightful comedy is a nice feminist wink, hilarious and smart throughout.
Fri 5/6 3:45PM 6:30PM 9:15PM
Sat 5/7 3:45PM 6:30PM 9:15PM
Sun 5/8 4:15PM 7PM 9:30PM
Mon 5/9 6:30PM 9:15PM
Tue 5/10 6:30PM
Wed 5/11 6:30PM 9:15PM
Thu 5/12 6:30PM 9:15PM


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Where: Orange County Regional History Center
Monday, May 9, 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.*

Where: Crealde School of Art
Monday, May 9, 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: UCF ARENA
Monday, May 9, 2011
Avenged Sevenfold with Three Days Grace and Bullet For My Valentine
Mon, 05/09/11
ORLANDO, FL
NEW UCF ARENA



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Event Title: Masters at the Brock: Crealdé Faculty Artists in Winter Garden
Where: Winter Garden City Hall.
Monday, May 9, 2011
Masters at the Brock: Crealdé Faculty Artists in Winter Garden,
through May 31 at Winter Garden City Hall. All are welcome.


Tuesday, May 10, 2011
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Where: Showalter Hughes Community Gallery
Tuesday, May 10, 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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Event Title: Art in the Chambers
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Art in the Chambers
Featuring the works of J. Andre Smith
Exhibtion Dates: Jan 17 - May 20, 2011
Reception:Thursday, January 20 at 5:30pm
Orange County Adminstration Building
201 S. Rosalind Ave, Room 105
Orlando, FL 32801

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Where: Orlando Museum of Art
Tuesday, May 10, 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 10, 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 10, 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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Where: Anita S. Wooten Gallery on Valencia Community College's East Campus
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Juried Student Graphic and Fine Art Exhibition Opens April 14
The annual Juried Student Graphic and Fine Art Exhibition is scheduled to open Friday, April 15, at the Anita S. Wooten Gallery on Valencia Community College's East Campus.
The exhibition is free and open to the public.
An opening reception is set for 6:30 p.m. on April 15. An awards ceremony is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
The gallery is at 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando.
Gallery hours are weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The exhibit runs through May 20.
For information, call 407-582-2298 or 407-582-2268 or visit <http://www.valenciacc.edu/artsandentertainment/gallery/>


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Where: Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Fine Arts Gallery (building G)
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Seminole State holds 42nd annual Juried Student Art Exhibit
Seminole State College of Florida concludes its 2010-11 season by showcasing the talents of its art students during the 42nd annual Juried Student Art Exhibit in the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Fine Arts Gallery (building G), starting with an opening reception on Thursday, April 7, at 5 p.m.
The exhibit, which runs through noon on May 19, is a group show, featuring a juried selection of work executed over the past year by Seminole State Fine Arts students. Mediums include photography, painting, printmaking, drawing, mixed-media, ceramics and sculpture.
The gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and also during music and theater performances. All gallery exhibits are free and open to the public.
For more information on cultural events at Seminole State, please visit www.seminolestate.edu/arts, or call 407.708.2040.


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Event Title: POTICHE
Where: Enzian Theater
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
POTICHE
French master François Ozon's (8 Women, Swimming Pool) latest film, POTICHE, is set in a small town in 1977 and depicts a typical French bourgeois family. Husband Robert Pujol (Fabrice Luchini) runs an umbrella factory, while his wife Suzanne (the luminous Catherine Deneuve) stays at home, as "respectable" wives do. Tyrannical and extremely conservative, Robert is held prisoner by his employees who have gone on strike to protest their working conditions. No surprise here-this happens all the time in France. He is saved by none other than his archenemy, the communist mayor (a wonderfully endearing Gérard Depardieu) of the village. After her husband suffers a heart attack, Suzanne, the "potiche" wife, must take over the factory while he recovers. The roles are reversed as she transforms into an extraordinary leader, and this delightful comedy is a nice feminist wink, hilarious and smart throughout.
Fri 5/6 3:45PM 6:30PM 9:15PM
Sat 5/7 3:45PM 6:30PM 9:15PM
Sun 5/8 4:15PM 7PM 9:30PM
Mon 5/9 6:30PM 9:15PM
Tue 5/10 6:30PM
Wed 5/11 6:30PM 9:15PM
Thu 5/12 6:30PM 9:15PM


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Where: Orange County Regional History Center
Tuesday, May 10, 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.*

Where: Crealde School of Art
Tuesday, May 10, 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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Event Title: Masters at the Brock: Crealdé Faculty Artists in Winter Garden
Where: Winter Garden City Hall.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Masters at the Brock: Crealdé Faculty Artists in Winter Garden,
through May 31 at Winter Garden City Hall. All are welcome.


Where: Enzian Theater
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Time: 9:30 PM EST
Cult Classic
HAROLD AND MAUDE
Tue 5/10 at 9:30PM
Only $5

Upcoming Cult Classics

THEY LIVE
Tue 5/31 at 9:30PM
Only $5
FARGO
Tue 6/14 at 9:30PM
Only $5



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Wednesday, May 11, 2011
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Where: Showalter Hughes Community Gallery
Wednesday, May 11, 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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Event Title: Art in the Chambers
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Art in the Chambers
Featuring the works of J. Andre Smith
Exhibtion Dates: Jan 17 - May 20, 2011
Reception:Thursday, January 20 at 5:30pm
Orange County Adminstration Building
201 S. Rosalind Ave, Room 105
Orlando, FL 32801

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Where: Orlando Museum of Art
Wednesday, May 11, 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
Wednesday, May 11, 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
Wednesday, May 11, 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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Where: Anita S. Wooten Gallery on Valencia Community College's East Campus
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Juried Student Graphic and Fine Art Exhibition Opens April 14
The annual Juried Student Graphic and Fine Art Exhibition is scheduled to open Friday, April 15, at the Anita S. Wooten Gallery on Valencia Community College's East Campus.
The exhibition is free and open to the public.
An opening reception is set for 6:30 p.m. on April 15. An awards ceremony is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
The gallery is at 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando.
Gallery hours are weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The exhibit runs through May 20.
For information, call 407-582-2298 or 407-582-2268 or visit <http://www.valenciacc.edu/artsandentertainment/gallery/>


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Where: Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Fine Arts Gallery (building G)
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Seminole State holds 42nd annual Juried Student Art Exhibit
Seminole State College of Florida concludes its 2010-11 season by showcasing the talents of its art students during the 42nd annual Juried Student Art Exhibit in the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Fine Arts Gallery (building G), starting with an opening reception on Thursday, April 7, at 5 p.m.
The exhibit, which runs through noon on May 19, is a group show, featuring a juried selection of work executed over the past year by Seminole State Fine Arts students. Mediums include photography, painting, printmaking, drawing, mixed-media, ceramics and sculpture.
The gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and also during music and theater performances. All gallery exhibits are free and open to the public.
For more information on cultural events at Seminole State, please visit www.seminolestate.edu/arts, or call 407.708.2040.


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Event Title: POTICHE
Where: Enzian Theater
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
POTICHE
French master François Ozon's (8 Women, Swimming Pool) latest film, POTICHE, is set in a small town in 1977 and depicts a typical French bourgeois family. Husband Robert Pujol (Fabrice Luchini) runs an umbrella factory, while his wife Suzanne (the luminous Catherine Deneuve) stays at home, as "respectable" wives do. Tyrannical and extremely conservative, Robert is held prisoner by his employees who have gone on strike to protest their working conditions. No surprise here-this happens all the time in France. He is saved by none other than his archenemy, the communist mayor (a wonderfully endearing Gérard Depardieu) of the village. After her husband suffers a heart attack, Suzanne, the "potiche" wife, must take over the factory while he recovers. The roles are reversed as she transforms into an extraordinary leader, and this delightful comedy is a nice feminist wink, hilarious and smart throughout.
Wed 5/18 6:30PM 9:15PM
Thu 5/19 6:30PM 9:15PM

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Where: Orange County Regional History Center
Wednesday, May 11, 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.*

Where: Crealde School of Art
Wednesday, May 11, 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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Event Title: Masters at the Brock: Crealdé Faculty Artists in Winter Garden
Where: Winter Garden City Hall.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Masters at the Brock: Crealdé Faculty Artists in Winter Garden,
through May 31 at Winter Garden City Hall. All are welcome.


Where: Enzian Theater
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Time: 8:30 PM EST
Wednesday Night Pitcher Show
SCREAM
Wed 5/11 at 8:30PM

FREE at Eden Bar


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Thursday, May 12, 2011
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Where: Showalter Hughes Community Gallery
Thursday, May 12, 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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Event Title: Art in the Chambers
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Art in the Chambers
Featuring the works of J. Andre Smith
Exhibtion Dates: Jan 17 - May 20, 2011
Reception:Thursday, January 20 at 5:30pm
Orange County Adminstration Building
201 S. Rosalind Ave, Room 105
Orlando, FL 32801

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Where: Orlando Museum of Art
Thursday, May 12, 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
Thursday, May 12, 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
Thursday, May 12, 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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Where: Anita S. Wooten Gallery on Valencia Community College's East Campus
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Juried Student Graphic and Fine Art Exhibition Opens April 14
The annual Juried Student Graphic and Fine Art Exhibition is scheduled to open Friday, April 15, at the Anita S. Wooten Gallery on Valencia Community College's East Campus.
The exhibition is free and open to the public.
An opening reception is set for 6:30 p.m. on April 15. An awards ceremony is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
The gallery is at 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando.
Gallery hours are weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The exhibit runs through May 20.
For information, call 407-582-2298 or 407-582-2268 or visit <http://www.valenciacc.edu/artsandentertainment/gallery/>


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Event Title: LEADING LADIES
Where: Theatre Downtown
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Theatre Downtown presents
LEADING LADIES, an outrageous comedy

By Ken Ludwig
Directed by Tim DeBaun
Featuring; Kevin Bee, Michael Colavolpe, Jamie-Lyn Hawkins, Doreen Heard, David Hiller, Robb Ross, Danielle Spisso and Larry Stallings
April 21st thru May 14th
Performances are:
Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 8 pm
Sunday Matinees: May 1st & 8th at 2:30 PM
Tickets are $20.00/$16.00 for Seniors & Students
For reservations call 407-841-0083
A hilarious comedy about two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, who find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing "Scenes from Shakespeare" on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania in 1958. When they hear that an elderly lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren't nephews, but nieces! Romantic entanglements abound, especially when Leo falls head-over-petticoat in love with the elderly lady's vivacious niece, Meg, who's engaged to the local minister. Meg knows that there's a wide world out there, but it's not until she meets "Maxine and Stephanie" that she finally gets a taste of it
Theatre Downtown
2113 North Orange Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32804
407-841-0083 theatredowntown.net

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Where: Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Fine Arts Gallery (building G)
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Seminole State holds 42nd annual Juried Student Art Exhibit
Seminole State College of Florida concludes its 2010-11 season by showcasing the talents of its art students during the 42nd annual Juried Student Art Exhibit in the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Fine Arts Gallery (building G), starting with an opening reception on Thursday, April 7, at 5 p.m.
The exhibit, which runs through noon on May 19, is a group show, featuring a juried selection of work executed over the past year by Seminole State Fine Arts students. Mediums include photography, painting, printmaking, drawing, mixed-media, ceramics and sculpture.
The gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and also during music and theater performances. All gallery exhibits are free and open to the public.
For more information on cultural events at Seminole State, please visit www.seminolestate.edu/arts, or call 407.708.2040.


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Event Title: POTICHE
Where: Enzian Theater
Thursday, May 12, 2011
POTICHE
French master François Ozon's (8 Women, Swimming Pool) latest film, POTICHE, is set in a small town in 1977 and depicts a typical French bourgeois family. Husband Robert Pujol (Fabrice Luchini) runs an umbrella factory, while his wife Suzanne (the luminous Catherine Deneuve) stays at home, as "respectable" wives do. Tyrannical and extremely conservative, Robert is held prisoner by his employees who have gone on strike to protest their working conditions. No surprise here-this happens all the time in France. He is saved by none other than his archenemy, the communist mayor (a wonderfully endearing Gérard Depardieu) of the village. After her husband suffers a heart attack, Suzanne, the "potiche" wife, must take over the factory while he recovers. The roles are reversed as she transforms into an extraordinary leader, and this delightful comedy is a nice feminist wink, hilarious and smart throughout.
Fri 5/6 3:45PM 6:30PM 9:15PM
Sat 5/7 3:45PM 6:30PM 9:15PM
Sun 5/8 4:15PM 7PM 9:30PM
Mon 5/9 6:30PM 9:15PM
Tue 5/10 6:30PM
Wed 5/11 6:30PM 9:15PM
Thu 5/12 6:30PM 9:15PM


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Where: Orange County Regional History Center
Thursday, May 12, 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.*

Where: Crealde School of Art
Thursday, May 12, 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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Event Title: Masters at the Brock: Crealdé Faculty Artists in Winter Garden
Where: Winter Garden City Hall.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Masters at the Brock: Crealdé Faculty Artists in Winter Garden,
through May 31 at Winter Garden City Hall. All are welcome.


Where: Central Park, Winter Park
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Popcorn Flicks
STAR TREK II THE WRATH OF KHAN
Thu 5/12 at 8PM
FREE in Central Park


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Friday, May 13, 2011
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Where: Showalter Hughes Community Gallery
Friday, May 13, 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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Event Title: Art in the Chambers
Friday, May 13, 2011
Art in the Chambers
Featuring the works of J. Andre Smith
Exhibtion Dates: Jan 17 - May 20, 2011
Reception:Thursday, January 20 at 5:30pm
Orange County Adminstration Building
201 S. Rosalind Ave, Room 105
Orlando, FL 32801

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Where: Orlando Museum of Art
Friday, May 13, 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
Friday, May 13, 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
Friday, May 13, 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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Where: Anita S. Wooten Gallery on Valencia Community College's East Campus
Friday, May 13, 2011
Juried Student Graphic and Fine Art Exhibition Opens April 14
The annual Juried Student Graphic and Fine Art Exhibition is scheduled to open Friday, April 15, at the Anita S. Wooten Gallery on Valencia Community College's East Campus.
The exhibition is free and open to the public.
An opening reception is set for 6:30 p.m. on April 15. An awards ceremony is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
The gallery is at 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando.
Gallery hours are weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The exhibit runs through May 20.
For information, call 407-582-2298 or 407-582-2268 or visit <http://www.valenciacc.edu/artsandentertainment/gallery/>


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Event Title: LEADING LADIES
Where: Theatre Downtown
Friday, May 13, 2011
Theatre Downtown presents
LEADING LADIES, an outrageous comedy

By Ken Ludwig
Directed by Tim DeBaun
Featuring; Kevin Bee, Michael Colavolpe, Jamie-Lyn Hawkins, Doreen Heard, David Hiller, Robb Ross, Danielle Spisso and Larry Stallings
April 21st thru May 14th
Performances are:
Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 8 pm
Sunday Matinees: May 1st & 8th at 2:30 PM
Tickets are $20.00/$16.00 for Seniors & Students
For reservations call 407-841-0083
A hilarious comedy about two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, who find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing "Scenes from Shakespeare" on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania in 1958. When they hear that an elderly lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren't nephews, but nieces! Romantic entanglements abound, especially when Leo falls head-over-petticoat in love with the elderly lady's vivacious niece, Meg, who's engaged to the local minister. Meg knows that there's a wide world out there, but it's not until she meets "Maxine and Stephanie" that she finally gets a taste of it
Theatre Downtown
2113 North Orange Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32804
407-841-0083 theatredowntown.net

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Event Title: Barefoot in the Park
Where: Osceola Center for the Art
Friday, May 13, 2011
Barefoot in the Park
A Neil Simon comedy directed by Jeremiah Krivinchuk
place:
Osceola Center for the Arts - Main Stage
dates:
May 6 - 15
times:
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm; Sundays at 2pm
tickets:
$20 adults; $15 seniors & students
call:
407.846.6257 x 0


Where: Orange County Regional History Center
Friday, May 13, 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.*

Where: Crealde School of Art
Friday, May 13, 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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Event Title: Masters at the Brock: Crealdé Faculty Artists in Winter Garden
Where: Winter Garden City Hall.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Masters at the Brock: Crealdé Faculty Artists in Winter Garden,
through May 31 at Winter Garden City Hall. All are welcome.


Saturday, May 14, 2011
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Where: Showalter Hughes Community Gallery
Saturday, May 14, 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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Event Title: Art in the Chambers
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Art in the Chambers
Featuring the works of J. Andre Smith
Exhibtion Dates: Jan 17 - May 20, 2011
Reception:Thursday, January 20 at 5:30pm
Orange County Adminstration Building
201 S. Rosalind Ave, Room 105
Orlando, FL 32801

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Where: Orlando Museum of Art
Saturday, May 14, 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
Saturday, May 14, 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
Saturday, May 14, 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: LEADING LADIES
Where: Theatre Downtown
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Theatre Downtown presents
LEADING LADIES, an outrageous comedy

By Ken Ludwig
Directed by Tim DeBaun
Featuring; Kevin Bee, Michael Colavolpe, Jamie-Lyn Hawkins, Doreen Heard, David Hiller, Robb Ross, Danielle Spisso and Larry Stallings
April 21st thru May 14th
Performances are:
Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 8 pm
Sunday Matinees: May 1st & 8th at 2:30 PM
Tickets are $20.00/$16.00 for Seniors & Students
For reservations call 407-841-0083
A hilarious comedy about two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, who find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing "Scenes from Shakespeare" on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania in 1958. When they hear that an elderly lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren't nephews, but nieces! Romantic entanglements abound, especially when Leo falls head-over-petticoat in love with the elderly lady's vivacious niece, Meg, who's engaged to the local minister. Meg knows that there's a wide world out there, but it's not until she meets "Maxine and Stephanie" that she finally gets a taste of it
Theatre Downtown
2113 North Orange Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32804
407-841-0083 theatredowntown.net

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Event Title: Barefoot in the Park
Where: Osceola Center for the Art
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Barefoot in the Park
A Neil Simon comedy directed by Jeremiah Krivinchuk
place:
Osceola Center for the Arts - Main Stage
dates:
May 6 - 15
times:
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm; Sundays at 2pm
tickets:
$20 adults; $15 seniors & students
call:
407.846.6257 x 0


Where: Orange County Regional History Center
Saturday, May 14, 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.*

Where: Crealde School of Art
Saturday, May 14, 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
Saturday, May 14, 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.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Masters at the Brock: Crealdé Faculty Artists in Winter Garden,
through May 31 at Winter Garden City Hall. All are welcome.


Event Title: Joshua Bell
Where: Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Virtuoso Violinist Joshua Bell Performs Additional Concert
with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is proud to announce that world-renown violinist Joshua Bell will perform two concerts with the orchestra this season. The first concert is on Saturday, May 14, 2011at 8:00 PM at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, 401 W. Livingston Street, Orlando. This concert is part of the orchestra's 2010-2011 Super Series, sponsored by Darden Restaurants Foundation. Bell will perform an additional concert with the orchestra on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 3:00 PM at the Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Boulevard, Daytona Beach. Tickets to the concert on May 14 in Orlando are presently on sale. Tickets to the concert on May 15 at the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach go on sale February 1.
Under the direction of Maestro Christopher Wilkins, Bell performs Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with the Orlando Philharmonic. The program also features the Philharmonic performing Sibelius' Symphony No. 1, and a world-premiere of a commissioned work by composer Daniel May.
For more than two decades, Bell has enchanted audiences worldwide with his breathtaking virtuosity and tone of rare beauty. He came to national attention at the age of 14 in a highly acclaimed orchestral debut with Riccardo Muti and the Philadelphia Orchestra. A Carnegie Hall debut, the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, and a recording contract further confirmed his presence in the music world. His restless curiosity and multifaceted musical interests have taken him in exciting new directions that have earned him the rare title of "classical music superstar."
With more than 30 CDs recorded, Bell's performances for Sony Classical film soundtracks also include The Red Violin, which won the Oscar for Best Original Score, the Classical Brit-nominated Ladies in Lavender and Academy Award-winning film Iris, in an original score by James Horner while appearing as himself in the film Music of the Heart starring Meryl Streep. Millions of people are just as likely to have seen him on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Tonight Show, Tavis Smiley, Charlie Rose, CBS Sunday Morning, A&E's Biography and the PBS programs Great Performances-Joshua Bell: West Side Story Suite from Central Park, Joshua Bell at the Penthouse-Live From Lincoln Center, Memorial Day Concert, and Sesame Street. He was one of the first classical artists to have a music video air on VH1, and he has been the subject of a BBC Omnibus documentary. Bell has been profiled in publications ranging from Newsweek to People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People issue, Gramophone and USA Today.
Tickets to the performance on Saturday, May 14 at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre are $22, $37, $52, $72, and $87, and can be purchased by phone at 407-770-0071 or on line at www.OrlandoPhil.org. Students with valid student ID can purchase discounted tickets in select areas.
Tickets to the Sunday, May 15 performance at the Peabody Auditorium are $17, $32, $47, $62 and $77. Students with valid student ID can purchase tickets for $24.50 in select areas. To purchase tickets to the May 15 performance, phone the Philharmonic's Box office at 407-770-0071; phone Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000; purchase tickets on line at www.OrlandoPhil.org; or purchase tickets in person at the Peabody Auditorium Box office, 600 Auditorium Boulevard, Daytona Beach.
For further information on the Philharmonic's concerts, phone 407-770-0071 or visit www.OrlandoPhil.org.


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Sunday, May 15, 2011
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Where: Showalter Hughes Community Gallery
Sunday, May 15, 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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Event Title: Art in the Chambers
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Art in the Chambers
Featuring the works of J. Andre Smith
Exhibtion Dates: Jan 17 - May 20, 2011
Reception:Thursday, January 20 at 5:30pm
Orange County Adminstration Building
201 S. Rosalind Ave, Room 105
Orlando, FL 32801

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Where: Orlando Museum of Art
Sunday, May 15, 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
Sunday, May 15, 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
Sunday, May 15, 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: Barefoot in the Park
Where: Osceola Center for the Art
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Barefoot in the Park
A Neil Simon comedy directed by Jeremiah Krivinchuk
place:
Osceola Center for the Arts - Main Stage
dates:
May 6 - 15
times:
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm; Sundays at 2pm
tickets:
$20 adults; $15 seniors & students
call:
407.846.6257 x 0


Where: various
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Stetson University School of Music announces April and May concerts
The Stetson University School of Music will present a variety of concerts in April and May, and the public is invited to attend. The schedule is as follows:
Sunday, April 3: Percussion Ensembles featuring Marja Kerney, director; 3 p.m. Lee Chapel inside Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. Admission: $8 general public; $5 senior citizens and area students; free with Stetson I.D. and Friends of Music.
Friday, April 8: University Symphony Orchestra to host "The Planets," featuring Anthony Hose, conductor, Jesus Alfonzo and the Bartok Viola Concerto; 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel inside Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. Admission: $8 general public; $5 senior citizens and area students; free with Stetson I.D. and Friends of Music.
Saturday, April 9: Stetson Women's Chorale and Stetson Men Concert; 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel inside Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. Admission: $8 general public; $5 senior citizens and area students; free with Stetson I.D. and Friends of Music.
Sunday, April 10: Brass Ensembles; 3 p.m. Athens Theatre in downtown DeLand, 124 N. Florida Ave. Admission: $8 general public; $5 senior citizens and area students; free with Stetson I.D. and Friends of Music.
Tuesday, April 12: Jazz Combos; 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel inside Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. Admission: $8 general public; $5 senior citizens and area students; free with Stetson I.D. and Friends of Music.
Saturday, April 16: University Symphonic Band featuring Dr. Bobby Adams, conductor; 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel inside Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. Admission: $8 general public; $5 senior citizens and area students; free with Stetson I.D. and Friends of Music.
Tuesday, April 19: Choral Union Concert and University Symphony Orchestra; 7:30 p.m. First Baptist Church, 725 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. Admission: $8 general public; $5 senior citizens and area students; free with Stetson I.D. and Friends of Music.
Wednesday, April 20: Jazz Ensembles; 7:30 p.m., Athens Theatre in downtown DeLand, 124 N. Florida Ave. Admission: $8 general public; $5 senior citizens and area students; free with Stetson I.D. and Friends of Music.
Saturday, April 30: Community School of the Arts' Youth String concert, 3 p.m. Lee Chapel inside Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. Admission: $8 general public; $5 senior citizens and area students; free with Stetson I.D. and Friends of Music.
Sunday, May 15: Community School of the Arts' Children's Choir Concert featuring Claudia Gatewood and Ann Small, conductors, 3 p.m. Lee Chapel inside Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. Admission: $8 general public; $5 senior citizens and area students; free with Stetson I.D. and Friends of Music.
For additional information, contact the School of Music, 386-822-8950, or Concert Line, 386-822-8947. The full list of spring concerts is at: www.stetson.edu/music/calendar.


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Where: Orange County Regional History Center
Sunday, May 15, 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.*

Where: Crealde School of Art
Sunday, May 15, 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
Sunday, May 15, 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.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Masters at the Brock: Crealdé Faculty Artists in Winter Garden,
through May 31 at Winter Garden City Hall. All are welcome.


Event Title: Bon Jovi
Where: Amway Center
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Bon Jovi
May 15, 7:30
Amway Center

Globally, this Grammy® Award-winning group has performed more than 2,700 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 35 million fans. Bon Jovi Greatest Hits (Island Def Jam Music Group) debuted at #1 around the world this past November, with the band's three-decade-spanning retrospective charting higher and selling more copies in its first week than their 1994 Cross Road release, which has sold more than 21 million copies to date. Previously, the band's "Lost Highway Tour" was named the #1 tour of 2008. Nearing three decades of an incredible career, Bon Jovi shows no sign of slowing down!

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Event Title: Joshua Bell
Where: Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Virtuoso Violinist Joshua Bell Performs Additional Concert
with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is proud to announce that world-renown violinist Joshua Bell will perform two concerts with the orchestra this season. The first concert is on Saturday, May 14, 2011at 8:00 PM at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, 401 W. Livingston Street, Orlando. This concert is part of the orchestra's 2010-2011 Super Series, sponsored by Darden Restaurants Foundation. Bell will perform an additional concert with the orchestra on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 3:00 PM at the Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Boulevard, Daytona Beach. Tickets to the concert on May 14 in Orlando are presently on sale. Tickets to the concert on May 15 at the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach go on sale February 1.
Under the direction of Maestro Christopher Wilkins, Bell performs Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with the Orlando Philharmonic. The program also features the Philharmonic performing Sibelius' Symphony No. 1, and a world-premiere of a commissioned work by composer Daniel May.
For more than two decades, Bell has enchanted audiences worldwide with his breathtaking virtuosity and tone of rare beauty. He came to national attention at the age of 14 in a highly acclaimed orchestral debut with Riccardo Muti and the Philadelphia Orchestra. A Carnegie Hall debut, the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, and a recording contract further confirmed his presence in the music world. His restless curiosity and multifaceted musical interests have taken him in exciting new directions that have earned him the rare title of "classical music superstar."
With more than 30 CDs recorded, Bell's performances for Sony Classical film soundtracks also include The Red Violin, which won the Oscar for Best Original Score, the Classical Brit-nominated Ladies in Lavender and Academy Award-winning film Iris, in an original score by James Horner while appearing as himself in the film Music of the Heart starring Meryl Streep. Millions of people are just as likely to have seen him on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Tonight Show, Tavis Smiley, Charlie Rose, CBS Sunday Morning, A&E's Biography and the PBS programs Great Performances-Joshua Bell: West Side Story Suite from Central Park, Joshua Bell at the Penthouse-Live From Lincoln Center, Memorial Day Concert, and Sesame Street. He was one of the first classical artists to have a music video air on VH1, and he has been the subject of a BBC Omnibus documentary. Bell has been profiled in publications ranging from Newsweek to People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People issue, Gramophone and USA Today.
Tickets to the performance on Saturday, May 14 at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre are $22, $37, $52, $72, and $87, and can be purchased by phone at 407-770-0071 or on line at www.OrlandoPhil.org. Students with valid student ID can purchase discounted tickets in select areas.
Tickets to the Sunday, May 15 performance at the Peabody Auditorium are $17, $32, $47, $62 and $77. Students with valid student ID can purchase tickets for $24.50 in select areas. To purchase tickets to the May 15 performance, phone the Philharmonic's Box office at 407-770-0071; phone Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000; purchase tickets on line at www.OrlandoPhil.org; or purchase tickets in person at the Peabody Auditorium Box office, 600 Auditorium Boulevard, Daytona Beach.
For further information on the Philharmonic's concerts, phone 407-770-0071 or visit www.OrlandoPhil.org.


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Monday, May 16, 2011
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Where: Showalter Hughes Community Gallery
Monday, May 16, 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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Event Title: Art in the Chambers
Monday, May 16, 2011
Art in the Chambers
Featuring the works of J. Andre Smith
Exhibtion Dates: Jan 17 - May 20, 2011
Reception:Thursday, January 20 at 5:30pm
Orange County Adminstration Building
201 S. Rosalind Ave, Room 105
Orlando, FL 32801

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Where: ORANGE COUNTY REGIONAL HISTORY CENTER
Monday, May 16, 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
Monday, May 16, 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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Where: Anita S. Wooten Gallery on Valencia Community College's East Campus
Monday, May 16, 2011
Juried Student Graphic and Fine Art Exhibition Opens April 14
The annual Juried Student Graphic and Fine Art Exhibition is scheduled to open Friday, April 15, at the Anita S. Wooten Gallery on Valencia Community College's East Campus.
The exhibition is free and open to the public.
An opening reception is set for 6:30 p.m. on April 15. An awards ceremony is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
The gallery is at 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando.
Gallery hours are weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The exhibit runs through May 20.
For information, call 407-582-2298 or 407-582-2268 or visit <http://www.valenciacc.edu/artsandentertainment/gallery/>


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Where: Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Fine Arts Gallery (building G)
Monday, May 16, 2011
Seminole State holds 42nd annual Juried Student Art Exhibit
Seminole State College of Florida concludes its 2010-11 season by showcasing the talents of its art students during the 42nd annual Juried Student Art Exhibit in the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Fine Arts Gallery (building G), starting with an opening reception on Thursday, April 7, at 5 p.m.
The exhibit, which runs through noon on May 19, is a group show, featuring a juried selection of work executed over the past year by Seminole State Fine Arts students. Mediums include photography, painting, printmaking, drawing, mixed-media, ceramics and sculpture.
The gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and also during music and theater performances. All gallery exhibits are free and open to the public.
For more information on cultural events at Seminole State, please visit www.seminolestate.edu/arts, or call 407.708.2040.


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Where: Orange County Regional History Center
Monday, May 16, 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.*

Where: Crealde School of Art
Monday, May 16, 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
Monday, May 16, 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.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Masters at the Brock: Crealdé Faculty Artists in Winter Garden,
through May 31 at Winter Garden City Hall. All are welcome.


Tuesday, May 17, 2011
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Where: Showalter Hughes Community Gallery
Tuesday, May 17, 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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Event Title: Art in the Chambers
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Art in the Chambers
Featuring the works of J. Andre Smith
Exhibtion Dates: Jan 17 - May 20, 2011
Reception:Thursday, January 20 at 5:30pm
Orange County Adminstration Building
201 S. Rosalind Ave, Room 105
Orlando, FL 32801

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Where: Orlando Museum of Art
Tuesday, May 17, 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 17, 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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Event Title: SHREK THE MUSICAL
Where: Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
SHREK THE MUSICAL, based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks film that started it all and part of the Get Wicked package, brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to life on the stage.
In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre - not a handsome prince - shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won't shut up, a bad guy with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand… and his name is Shrek. Featuring a terrific score of 19 all-new songs, big laughs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery, WWOR-TV proclaims SHREK THE MUSICAL, "Far, Far and away the funniest new musical on Broadway!" SHREK THE MUSICAL is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone! SHREK THE MUSICAL will give the Orlando stage a make-ogre May 17 - 22, 2011.

Where: Maitland Historical Museum
Tuesday, May 17, 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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Where: Anita S. Wooten Gallery on Valencia Community College's East Campus
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Juried Student Graphic and Fine Art Exhibition Opens April 14
The annual Juried Student Graphic and Fine Art Exhibition is scheduled to open Friday, April 15, at the Anita S. Wooten Gallery on Valencia Community College's East Campus.
The exhibition is free and open to the public.
An opening reception is set for 6:30 p.m. on April 15. An awards ceremony is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
The gallery is at 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando.
Gallery hours are weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The exhibit runs through May 20.
For information, call 407-582-2298 or 407-582-2268 or visit <http://www.valenciacc.edu/artsandentertainment/gallery/>


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Where: Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Fine Arts Gallery (building G)
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Seminole State holds 42nd annual Juried Student Art Exhibit
Seminole State College of Florida concludes its 2010-11 season by showcasing the talents of its art students during the 42nd annual Juried Student Art Exhibit in the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Fine Arts Gallery (building G), starting with an opening reception on Thursday, April 7, at 5 p.m.
The exhibit, which runs through noon on May 19, is a group show, featuring a juried selection of work executed over the past year by Seminole State Fine Arts students. Mediums include photography, painting, printmaking, drawing, mixed-media, ceramics and sculpture.
The gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and also during music and theater performances. All gallery exhibits are free and open to the public.
For more information on cultural events at Seminole State, please visit www.seminolestate.edu/arts, or call 407.708.2040.


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Where: Orange County Regional History Center
Tuesday, May 17, 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.*

Where: Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
Tuesday, May 17, 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 17, 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 17, 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 17, 2011
Masters at the Brock: Crealdé Faculty Artists in Winter Garden,
through May 31 at Winter Garden City Hall. All are welcome.


Wednesday, May 18, 2011
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Event Title: Kris Kristofferson
Where: Plaza Theatre
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Kris Kristofferson Comes To The Plaza Theatre May 18 -

Where: Showalter Hughes Community Gallery
Wednesday, May 18, 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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Event Title: Art in the Chambers
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Art in the Chambers
Featuring the works of J. Andre Smith
Exhibtion Dates: Jan 17 - May 20, 2011
Reception:Thursday, January 20 at 5:30pm
Orange County Adminstration Building
201 S. Rosalind Ave, Room 105
Orlando, FL 32801

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Where: Orlando Museum of Art
Wednesday, May 18, 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
Wednesday, May 18, 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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Event Title: SHREK THE MUSICAL
Where: Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
SHREK THE MUSICAL, based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks film that started it all and part of the Get Wicked package, brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to life on the stage.
In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre - not a handsome prince - shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won't shut up, a bad guy with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand… and his name is Shrek. Featuring a terrific score of 19 all-new songs, big laughs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery, WWOR-TV proclaims SHREK THE MUSICAL, "Far, Far and away the funniest new musical on Broadway!" SHREK THE MUSICAL is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone! SHREK THE MUSICAL will give the Orlando stage a make-ogre May 17 - 22, 2011.

Where: Maitland Historical Museum
Wednesday, May 18, 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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Where: Anita S. Wooten Gallery on Valencia Community College's East Campus
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Juried Student Graphic and Fine Art Exhibition Opens April 14
The annual Juried Student Graphic and Fine Art Exhibition is scheduled to open Friday, April 15, at the Anita S. Wooten Gallery on Valencia Community College's East Campus.
The exhibition is free and open to the public.
An opening reception is set for 6:30 p.m. on April 15. An awards ceremony is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
The gallery is at 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando.
Gallery hours are weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The exhibit runs through May 20.
For information, call 407-582-2298 or 407-582-2268 or visit <http://www.valenciacc.edu/artsandentertainment/gallery/>


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Where: Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Fine Arts Gallery (building G)
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Seminole State holds 42nd annual Juried Student Art Exhibit
Seminole State College of Florida concludes its 2010-11 season by showcasing the talents of its art students during the 42nd annual Juried Student Art Exhibit in the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Fine Arts Gallery (building G), starting with an opening reception on Thursday, April 7, at 5 p.m.
The exhibit, which runs through noon on May 19, is a group show, featuring a juried selection of work executed over the past year by Seminole State Fine Arts students. Mediums include photography, painting, printmaking, drawing, mixed-media, ceramics and sculpture.
The gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and also during music and theater performances. All gallery exhibits are free and open to the public.
For more information on cultural events at Seminole State, please visit www.seminolestate.edu/arts, or call 407.708.2040.


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Event Title: POTICHE
Where: Enzian Theater
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
POTICHE
French master François Ozon's (8 Women, Swimming Pool) latest film, POTICHE, is set in a small town in 1977 and depicts a typical French bourgeois family. Husband Robert Pujol (Fabrice Luchini) runs an umbrella factory, while his wife Suzanne (the luminous Catherine Deneuve) stays at home, as "respectable" wives do. Tyrannical and extremely conservative, Robert is held prisoner by his employees who have gone on strike to protest their working conditions. No surprise here-this happens all the time in France. He is saved by none other than his archenemy, the communist mayor (a wonderfully endearing Gérard Depardieu) of the village. After her husband suffers a heart attack, Suzanne, the "potiche" wife, must take over the factory while he recovers. The roles are reversed as she transforms into an extraordinary leader, and this delightful comedy is a nice feminist wink, hilarious and smart throughout.
Wed 5/18 6:30PM 9:15PM
Thu 5/19 6:30PM 9:15PM

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Event Title: Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival
Where: Loch Haven Park
Wednesday, May 18, 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.


Where: Orange County Regional History Center
Wednesday, May 18, 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.*

Where: Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
Wednesday, May 18, 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
Wednesday, May 18, 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
Wednesday, May 18, 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.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Masters at the Brock: Crealdé Faculty Artists in Winter Garden,
through May 31 at Winter Garden City Hall. All are welcome.


Where: Loch Haven Park
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Time: 5:00 PM EST
Opening Night Gala Fundraiser, Ribbon Cutting and Visual Fringe
Opening-May 18th
May 18, 2011 at Loch Haven Park
5:00 PM-The Beer Tent Opens!
6:00 PM-Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on the Outdoor Stage
6:15 PM-Visual Fringe Opening inside the Lowndes Shakespeare Center
7:00 PM-Fringe Gala Show hosted by THE OOPS GUYS with special guests!
Ribbon Cutting and Visual Fringe Opening is a free event open to the public. Gala Show requires an $8 Fringe Button and $10 Ticket. All proceeds benefit Fringe 20. Purchase tickets at www.orlandofringe.org.



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Thursday, May 19, 2011
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Where: Showalter Hughes Community Gallery
Thursday, May 19, 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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Event Title: Art in the Chambers
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Art in the Chambers
Featuring the works of J. Andre Smith
Exhibtion Dates: Jan 17 - May 20, 2011
Reception:Thursday, January 20 at 5:30pm
Orange County Adminstration Building
201 S. Rosalind Ave, Room 105
Orlando, FL 32801

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Where: Orlando Museum of Art
Thursday, May 19, 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
Thursday, May 19, 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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Event Title: SHREK THE MUSICAL
Where: Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre
Thursday, May 19, 2011
SHREK THE MUSICAL, based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks film that started it all and part of the Get Wicked package, brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to life on the stage.
In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre - not a handsome prince - shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won't shut up, a bad guy with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand… and his name is Shrek. Featuring a terrific score of 19 all-new songs, big laughs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery, WWOR-TV proclaims SHREK THE MUSICAL, "Far, Far and away the funniest new musical on Broadway!" SHREK THE MUSICAL is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone! SHREK THE MUSICAL will give the Orlando stage a make-ogre May 17 - 22, 2011.

**FREE EDUCATIONAL THEATER EVENT**

WHAT: Chat Back Opportunity with cast members from SHREK THE MUSICAL
WHEN: Thursday, May 19 at 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Barnes & Noble
2418 East Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32803
WHY: As part of Florida Theatrical Association's continued effort to cultivate theater audiences, cast members from the Broadway show SHREK THE MUSICAL will be on hand to interact with and answer and all questions regarding the show, life as a performer, etc.


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Where: Maitland Historical Museum
Thursday, May 19, 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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Where: Anita S. Wooten Gallery on Valencia Community College's East Campus
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Juried Student Graphic and Fine Art Exhibition Opens April 14
The annual Juried Student Graphic and Fine Art Exhibition is scheduled to open Friday, April 15, at the Anita S. Wooten Gallery on Valencia Community College's East Campus.
The exhibition is free and open to the public.
An opening reception is set for 6:30 p.m. on April 15. An awards ceremony is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
The gallery is at 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando.
Gallery hours are weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The exhibit runs through May 20.
For information, call 407-582-2298 or 407-582-2268 or visit <http://www.valenciacc.edu/artsandentertainment/gallery/>


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Where: Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Fine Arts Gallery (building G)
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Seminole State holds 42nd annual Juried Student Art Exhibit
Seminole State College of Florida concludes its 2010-11 season by showcasing the talents of its art students during the 42nd annual Juried Student Art Exhibit in the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Fine Arts Gallery (building G), starting with an opening reception on Thursday, April 7, at 5 p.m.
The exhibit, which runs through noon on May 19, is a group show, featuring a juried selection of work executed over the past year by Seminole State Fine Arts students. Mediums include photography, painting, printmaking, drawing, mixed-media, ceramics and sculpture.
The gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and also during music and theater performances. All gallery exhibits are free and open to the public.
For more information on cultural events at Seminole State, please visit www.seminolestate.edu/arts, or call 407.708.2040.


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Event Title: POTICHE
Where: Enzian Theater
Thursday, May 19, 2011
POTICHE
French master François Ozon's (8 Women, Swimming Pool) latest film, POTICHE, is set in a small town in 1977 and depicts a typical French bourgeois family. Husband Robert Pujol (Fabrice Luchini) runs an umbrella factory, while his wife Suzanne (the luminous Catherine Deneuve) stays at home, as "respectable" wives do. Tyrannical and extremely conservative, Robert is held prisoner by his employees who have gone on strike to protest their working conditions. No surprise here-this happens all the time in France. He is saved by none other than his archenemy, the communist mayor (a wonderfully endearing Gérard Depardieu) of the village. After her husband suffers a heart attack, Suzanne, the "potiche" wife, must take over the factory while he recovers. The roles are reversed as she transforms into an extraordinary leader, and this delightful comedy is a nice feminist wink, hilarious and smart throughout.
Wed 5/18 6:30PM 9:15PM
Thu 5/19 6:30PM 9:15PM

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Event Title: Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival
Where: Loch Haven Park
Thursday, May 19, 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.


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;
Thursday, May 19, 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.


Where: Orange County Regional History Center
Thursday, May 19, 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.*

Where: Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
Thursday, May 19, 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
Thursday, May 19, 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
Thursday, May 19, 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.
Thursday, May 19, 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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Event Title: Guys & Dolls, Jr
Where: Osceola Center for the Art
Friday, May 20, 2011
Guys & Dolls, Jr
Performed by the Center Children's Theatre (actors ages 12 - 16)
place: Osceola Center for the Arts - Main Stage
dates & times: May 20 at 7pm; May 21 at 2pm & 7pm; May 22 at 2pm
cost: $10 adults; $5 children
tickets: www.ocfta.com


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Where: Showalter Hughes Community Gallery
Friday, May 20, 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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Event Title: Art in the Chambers
Friday, May 20, 2011
Art in the Chambers
Featuring the works of J. Andre Smith
Exhibtion Dates: Jan 17 - May 20, 2011
Reception:Thursday, January 20 at 5:30pm
Orange County Adminstration Building
201 S. Rosalind Ave, Room 105
Orlando, FL 32801

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Event Title: Bonnie Raitt
Where: Hard Rock Live Orlando
Friday, May 20, 2011
Bonnie Raitt
Fri, 05/20/11
Orlando, FL
Hard Rock Live Orlando



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Where: Orlando Museum of Art
Friday, May 20, 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
Friday, May 20, 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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Event Title: SHREK THE MUSICAL
Where: Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre
Friday, May 20, 2011
SHREK THE MUSICAL, based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks film that started it all and part of the Get Wicked package, brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to life on the stage.
In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre - not a handsome prince - shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won't shut up, a bad guy with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand… and his name is Shrek. Featuring a terrific score of 19 all-new songs, big laughs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery, WWOR-TV proclaims SHREK THE MUSICAL, "Far, Far and away the funniest new musical on Broadway!" SHREK THE MUSICAL is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone! SHREK THE MUSICAL will give the Orlando stage a make-ogre May 17 - 22, 2011.

Where: Maitland Historical Museum
Friday, May 20, 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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Where: Anita S. Wooten Gallery on Valencia Community College's East Campus
Friday, May 20, 2011
Juried Student Graphic and Fine Art Exhibition Opens April 14
The annual Juried Student Graphic and Fine Art Exhibition is scheduled to open Friday, April 15, at the Anita S. Wooten Gallery on Valencia Community College's East Campus.
The exhibition is free and open to the public.
An opening reception is set for 6:30 p.m. on April 15. An awards ceremony is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
The gallery is at 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando.
Gallery hours are weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The exhibit runs through May 20.
For information, call 407-582-2298 or 407-582-2268 or visit <http://www.valenciacc.edu/artsandentertainment/gallery/>


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Event Title: INCENDIES
Where: Enzian Theater
Friday, May 20, 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
Friday, May 20, 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.


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;
Friday, May 20, 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.


Where: Orange County Regional History Center
Friday, May 20, 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.*

Where: Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
Friday, May 20, 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
Friday, May 20, 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
Friday, May 20, 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.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Masters at the Brock: Crealdé Faculty Artists in Winter Garden,
through May 31 at Winter Garden City Hall. All are welcome.


Saturday, May 21, 2011
Armed Forces Day
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Event Title: Guys & Dolls, Jr
Where: Osceola Center for the Art
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Guys & Dolls, Jr
Performed by the Center Children's Theatre (actors ages 12 - 16)
place: Osceola Center for the Arts - Main Stage
dates & times: May 20 at 7pm; May 21 at 2pm & 7pm; May 22 at 2pm
cost: $10 adults; $5 children
tickets: www.ocfta.com


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Where: Showalter Hughes Community Gallery
Saturday, May 21, 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
Saturday, May 21, 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
Saturday, May 21, 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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Event Title: SHREK THE MUSICAL
Where: Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre
Saturday, May 21, 2011
SHREK THE MUSICAL, based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks film that started it all and part of the Get Wicked package, brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to life on the stage.
In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre - not a handsome prince - shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won't shut up, a bad guy with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand… and his name is Shrek. Featuring a terrific score of 19 all-new songs, big laughs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery, WWOR-TV proclaims SHREK THE MUSICAL, "Far, Far and away the funniest new musical on Broadway!" SHREK THE MUSICAL is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone! SHREK THE MUSICAL will give the Orlando stage a make-ogre May 17 - 22, 2011.

Where: Maitland Historical Museum
Saturday, May 21, 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
Saturday, May 21, 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
Saturday, May 21, 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.


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;
Saturday, May 21, 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.


Where: Orange County Regional History Center
Saturday, May 21, 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.*

Where: Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
Saturday, May 21, 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
Saturday, May 21, 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
Saturday, May 21, 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.
Saturday, May 21, 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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Event Title: Guys & Dolls, Jr
Where: Osceola Center for the Art
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Guys & Dolls, Jr
Performed by the Center Children's Theatre (actors ages 12 - 16)
place: Osceola Center for the Arts - Main Stage
dates & times: May 20 at 7pm; May 21 at 2pm & 7pm; May 22 at 2pm
cost: $10 adults; $5 children
tickets: www.ocfta.com


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Where: Showalter Hughes Community Gallery
Sunday, May 22, 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
Sunday, May 22, 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
Sunday, May 22, 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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Event Title: SHREK THE MUSICAL
Where: Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre
Sunday, May 22, 2011
SHREK THE MUSICAL, based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks film that started it all and part of the Get Wicked package, brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to life on the stage.
In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre - not a handsome prince - shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won't shut up, a bad guy with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand… and his name is Shrek. Featuring a terrific score of 19 all-new songs, big laughs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery, WWOR-TV proclaims SHREK THE MUSICAL, "Far, Far and away the funniest new musical on Broadway!" SHREK THE MUSICAL is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone! SHREK THE MUSICAL will give the Orlando stage a make-ogre May 17 - 22, 2011.

Where: Maitland Historical Museum
Sunday, May 22, 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
Sunday, May 22, 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
Sunday, May 22, 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.


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;
Sunday, May 22, 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.


Where: Orange County Regional History Center
Sunday, May 22, 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.*

Where: Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
Sunday, May 22, 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
Sunday, May 22, 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
Sunday, May 22, 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.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Masters at the Brock: Crealdé Faculty Artists in Winter Garden,
through May 31 at Winter Garden City Hall. All are welcome.


Monday, May 23, 2011
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Where: Showalter Hughes Community Gallery
Monday, May 23, 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: ORANGE COUNTY REGIONAL HISTORY CENTER
Monday, May 23, 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
Monday, May 23, 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
Monday, May 23, 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
Monday, May 23, 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.


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;
Monday, May 23, 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.


Where: Orange County Regional History Center
Monday, May 23, 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.*

Where: Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
Monday, May 23, 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
Monday, May 23, 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
Monday, May 23, 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.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Masters at the Brock: Crealdé Faculty Artists in Winter Garden,
through May 31 at Winter Garden City Hall. All are welcome.


Tuesday, May 24, 2011
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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.


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.


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.*

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.


Wednesday, May 25, 2011
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Where: Showalter Hughes Community Gallery
Wednesday, May 25, 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
Wednesday, May 25, 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
Wednesday, May 25, 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
Wednesday, May 25, 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
Wednesday, May 25, 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
Wednesday, May 25, 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.


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;
Wednesday, May 25, 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.


Where: Orange County Regional History Center
Wednesday, May 25, 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.*

Where: Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
Wednesday, May 25, 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
Wednesday, May 25, 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
Wednesday, May 25, 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.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Masters at the Brock: Crealdé Faculty Artists in Winter Garden,
through May 31 at Winter Garden City Hall. All are welcome.


Thursday, May 26, 2011
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Where: Showalter Hughes Community Gallery
Thursday, May 26, 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
Thursday, May 26, 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
Thursday, May 26, 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
Thursday, May 26, 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
Thursday, May 26, 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
Thursday, May 26, 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.


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;
Thursday, May 26, 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.


Where: Orange County Regional History Center
Thursday, May 26, 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.*

Where: Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
Thursday, May 26, 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
Thursday, May 26, 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
Thursday, May 26, 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.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Masters at the Brock: Crealdé Faculty Artists in Winter Garden,
through May 31 at Winter Garden City Hall. All are welcome.


Event Title: JAMES TAYLOR
Where: Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Time: 8:00 PM EST
JAMES TAYLOR
AND HIS LEGENDARY BAND


Thursday, May 26 8 pm
Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre
The legendary James Taylor has earned 40 gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards and 5 Grammy Awards for a catalog running from 1970's Sweet Baby James to his Grammy Award-winning efforts Hourglass (1997) and October Road (2002), to his Grammy Award- nominated Covers, his last solo release.

Above all, there are the songs: "Fire and Rain," "Country Road," "You've Got A Friend," "Mexico," "Shower The People," "Your Smiling Face," "Carolina In My Mind," "Sweet Baby James," and many more!

Don't miss your chance to see James Taylor and His Legendary Band for one night only on May 26 at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre!


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Friday, May 27, 2011
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Where: Showalter Hughes Community Gallery
Friday, May 27, 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
Friday, May 27, 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
Friday, May 27, 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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Event Title: Sanford Art Walk
Where: Jeanine Taylor Folk Art
Friday, May 27, 2011
Sanford Art Walk and reception for Ab the Flagman
Friday, May 27, 6 -9pm
You'll get a chance to see Ab's latest creations on Friday, May 27 in a special pre-Memorial Day reception from 6 - 9pm.
Coinciding with the Sanford Art Walk, you can enjoy refreshments and stroll the downtown historic district to visit numerous art venues that all feature original work by local artisans.




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Where: Maitland Historical Museum
Friday, May 27, 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: Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival
Where: Loch Haven Park
Friday, May 27, 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.


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;
Friday, May 27, 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.


Where: Orange County Regional History Center
Friday, May 27, 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.*

Where: Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
Friday, May 27, 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
Friday, May 27, 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
Friday, May 27, 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.
Friday, May 27, 2011
Masters at the Brock: Crealdé Faculty Artists in Winter Garden,
through May 31 at Winter Garden City Hall. All are welcome.


Saturday, May 28, 2011
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Where: Showalter Hughes Community Gallery
Saturday, May 28, 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
Saturday, May 28, 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
Saturday, May 28, 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
Saturday, May 28, 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: Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival
Where: Loch Haven Park
Saturday, May 28, 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.


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;
Saturday, May 28, 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.


Where: Orange County Regional History Center
Saturday, May 28, 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.*

Where: Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
Saturday, May 28, 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
Saturday, May 28, 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
Saturday, May 28, 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.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Masters at the Brock: Crealdé Faculty Artists in Winter Garden,
through May 31 at Winter Garden City Hall. All are welcome.


Sunday, May 29, 2011
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Where: Showalter Hughes Community Gallery
Sunday, May 29, 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
Sunday, May 29, 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
Sunday, May 29, 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
Sunday, May 29, 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: Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival
Where: Loch Haven Park
Sunday, May 29, 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.


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;
Sunday, May 29, 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.


Where: Orange County Regional History Center
Sunday, May 29, 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.*

Where: Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
Sunday, May 29, 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: Maitland Art Center
Sunday, May 29, 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.
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Masters at the Brock: Crealdé Faculty Artists in Winter Garden,
through May 31 at Winter Garden City Hall. All are welcome.


Monday, May 30, 2011
Memorial Day (Observed)
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Where: Showalter Hughes Community Gallery
Monday, May 30, 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: Maitland Historical Museum
Monday, May 30, 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: Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival
Where: Loch Haven Park
Monday, May 30, 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.


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;
Monday, May 30, 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.


Where: Orange County Regional History Center
Monday, May 30, 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.*

Where: Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
Monday, May 30, 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: Maitland Art Center
Monday, May 30, 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.
Monday, May 30, 2011
Masters at the Brock: Crealdé Faculty Artists in Winter Garden,
through May 31 at Winter Garden City Hall. All are welcome.


Tuesday, May 31, 2011
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Where: Showalter Hughes Community Gallery
Tuesday, May 31, 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 31, 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: Maitland Historical Museum
Tuesday, May 31, 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: 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 31, 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.


Where: Orange County Regional History Center
Tuesday, May 31, 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.*

Where: Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
Tuesday, May 31, 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: Maitland Art Center
Tuesday, May 31, 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 31, 2011
Masters at the Brock: Crealdé Faculty Artists in Winter Garden,
through May 31 at Winter Garden City Hall. All are welcome.


Where: Enzian Theater
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Time: 9:30 PM EST
Cult Classic
HAROLD AND MAUDE
Tue 5/10 at 9:30PM
Only $5

Upcoming Cult Classics

THEY LIVE
Tue 5/31 at 9:30PM
Only $5
FARGO
Tue 6/14 at 9:30PM
Only $5



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