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Visit the Orlando Art Scene LibGuide

After the Last Harvest:
The Lake Apopka Farmworker Memorial Quilt Project

Orlando Public Library, Library Central

Celebrate the lives, struggles and triumphs of former Lake Apopka Farmers by viewing this extraordinary exhibition featuring Lake Apopka Farmworker Memorial Quilts—on loan from the Farmworker Association of Florida—and The Last Harvest photo-documentary collection from Crealdé School of Art. As a tribute to the men and women whose contributions to agriculture have been vastly misunderstood and unrecognized, the exhibit serves as a testament to the farmworkers’ endurance, resilience and perseverance.

Meet those responsible for and inspired by the Memorial Quilt Project at an Opening Reception and Interactive Gallery Walk at the Orlando Public Library on Saturday, July 14 at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m.

Follow the Lake Apopka Farmworker Memorial Quilt Project at www.apopkaquiltproject.blogspot.com. For more information, contact Jeannie Economos at farmworkerassoc@aol.com.

Origami: The Ancient Art of Paper Folding

Orlando Public Library

Local artist and expert Al Aki displays his intricate works of origami. Popular with children and adults, Al’s artistic pieces include animals, modular shapes, flowers, dinosaurs, spaceships, dollar bill origami and Kirigami. Mr. Aki’s origami exhibit will be on display throughout July and August.

For more information visit www.origamiland.com or email akial6006@yahoo.com. See Origami with Alvin Aki on www.youtube.com.

Region4: Transformation through Imagination

Orlando Public Library

On display through July

Seventeen contemporary Florida artists display their work that documents the history and possibilities of the Cabot-Koppers Superfund site in Gainesville, Florida. The artwork addresses the artists’ interaction with the site and their interpretations of its significance in their lives and community. The exhibition is being presented through the Superfund Art Project in collaboration with Protect Gainesville Citizens.

 
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