Orange County Library System Art Exhibits:
Library Central Art Exhibits
Recycled Plastic Bottles
The art of Dale Wayne, created using colorful recycled plastic bottles, is on exhibit at the Orlando Public Library through October. This sustainable art exhibit transforms discarded plastic bottles into a celebration of color and form. The art is on display in the stairwell at the Main Library. It was previously on display at the Orange County Administration Building. It has also been shown at Busch Gardens Tampa and in several Hillsborough County Schools.
Hispanic Art Exhibition
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Through Art
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Orange County Library System and the Casa de Dominicana de Cultura present a system-wide exhibition featuring artwork from artists representing different Hispanic countries. Bring your family and experience the creative richness and diversity of various Hispanic cultures through art.
Meet the artists at the Orlando Public Library in Library Central
on Wednesday, September 9 from 5pm to 7pm.
Orlando Public Library
North Orange Branch
South Creek Branch
Gladys Torres De Pirela
South Trail Branch
Washington Park Branch
West Oaks Branch
Women in the Arts, Inc.
Call to Artists
Women in the Arts, Inc. and the Orange County Library System are inviting professional, female artists to submit their work to be exhibited during Women’s History Month. Five finalists will be chosen from the entries submitted. Selected art will be featured in the upcoming 5th Annual Celebrating the Genius of Women exhibition at the Orlando Public Library in March and April 2016. Finalists will be eligible for $1500 in cash awards.
Apply online at www.womeninthearts.org.
The deadline for submissions is Saturday, January 23.
For more information, please call 407.835.7481.
This event is sponsored by Women in the Arts, corporate and private donors, and Studio T Photography.
Orlando Public Library Displays
First Floor Gallery
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Through Art, Rafael Picon
Sculptor Rafael Picon, from Andalucia, Spain, displays his unique sculptures on the first floor of the Orlando Public Library. As a young boy, Rafael began working in metal at age eight. He would help his father, Antonio, and his uncle Agustin craft steel and copper designs for the town’s churches and local buildings. Today Rafael is a skilled metal smith and sculptor who works in a variety of mediums. He describes his work as “Fused Functional Art”, using glass, copper, wood, bronze, marble, gold, silver, ceramic, and just about anything to create unique designs.
Third Floor Collections
Harry Potter, Kim Peters
The foray into the world of Harry Potter began in 1997 with the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. It’s hard to believe it’s been 18 years since “the boy who lived” entered the world and our imaginations. The first book became a movie in 2001 and imagination became real. Relive the excitement and fun through Harry Potter memorabilia and collectibles -- Quiddatch watches, ornaments, Wedgwood china, calendars, games and even a Nimbus 2000!
Third Floor Landing
In the Mid-Century Kitchen, Owen Spencer
View a collection of vintage kitchen ceramics including Pyrex mixing bowl sets, Hall China Co. refrigerator ware (made for Westinghouse, GE, and Hotpoint), and more.
Branch Exhibits and Displays
A Hat Full of Sky, J.J. Dennis
A Hat Full of Sky features her collection of photographs and mixed media pieces. Her artwork will be on display through December.