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Orange County Library System Art Exhibits:
October 2014

Library Central Art Exhibits

Call for Artists
Women in the Arts, Inc.

Women in the Arts, Inc. and the Orange County Library System are calling professional women artists to submit an entry to exhibit their work at the Orlando Public Library during Women’s History Month. Finalists will be featured in the upcoming Celebrating the Genius of Women art exhibition in March and April 2015. Finalists will split $ 1,500 in total cash awards and have the opportunity to win the Patron’s Choice Award.

Apply online at

Submissions accepted November 1 through January24.

For more information call 407.835.7483.

Lenin Ovalles
Hispanic Heritage Exhibition

Venezuelan artist Lenin Ovalles displays his Sumi-e art form in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Ovalles' simplistic art, created using oil, is a powerful meditation space. Visit for more information.

Orlando Public Library Displays

Storytelling Dolls, Ramona Pelley
Contact: Community Relations - 407.835.7481

Club Central
School Spirit Display, Edgewater High School
Check out our School Spirit Display featuring arts, sports and other achievements of Orange County Public High Schools. In October we showcase the sporting achievements of Edgewater High School including the Girls Basketball State Championship trophies – Go Eagles!
Contact: 407.835.7323

First Floor Gallery
Handmade Doll Exhibit, Joan Chason
Joan Chason's creative exhibit depicts children's stories and nursery rhymes using handmade porcelain dolls and soft sculpture characters.
Contact: Community Relations - 407.835.7481

Third Floor Collections
Church Street Station... One Family Remembers
Church Street Station became an Orlando entertainment destination when Rosie O'Grady's Goodtime Emporium opened its doors in July 1974. Since then, people from around the world have enjoyed music, laughter, food and fun at Church Street Station. The exhibition celebrates 40 years of good times with photos, memorabilia and collectibles.
Contact: 407.835.7323

More Than Sad: Depression, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Central Florida Chapter
Information on what depression looks like and resources available for help.
Suicide Prevention Week: September 7-13, 2014
Contact: Marie Dudek Brown - 352.978.6081

Branch Exhibits and Displays

Alafaya Branch
Creation Photos, Kenneth Williams
Kenneth Williams, though born in Maine, has been a native Floridian for over 45 years. His love of photography started in childhood when he got his first camera at the age of 15. His gift for capturing extraordinary beauty in the ordinary, often overlooked back drop of nature produces strikingly beautiful photographs. Mr. Williams specializes in landscape and wildlife photography. His photographs are currently on display at the Alafaya Branch until October 31.

Edgewater Branch
Delicate Designs, Susan D'Alessio
Created in clay; original hand painted designs with a low fire glaze. Beautiful creatures, dishes, ornaments in black and white designs. Ms. D’Alessio recently retired as a school art teacher. She is associated with The Pottery Studio, The City of Orlando Family, Parks and Recreation Department.

Southwest Branch
High Hopes, JJ Dennis
This exhibit features a collection of photographs and mixed-media works inspired by life’s little adventures. JJ Dennis is a local freelance writer and artist specializing in digital photography/manipulation, iPhoneography, and mixed media art. There will be a Meet the Artist event Tuesday, October 14, at 7pm.
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