Orlando Public Library

What Has Changed?

On display through July 2017.

What Has Changed? ArtworkIn April, local art-supply store Sam Flax put out a call to artists asking them to create works of art that reflect the artists’ feelings about what has changed since June 12, 2016, when 49 people were killed at LGBT nightclub Pulse. Sam Flax donated the art supplies that went into creating the pieces in this show, which will be on display through July.  An opening reception for the show will be taking place on June 15, and will feature performances from the Orlando Gay Chorus and Latin guitar/percussionists Antone Affronti and Adalberto Bravo. Participants will be invited to make short videos of themselves discussing what they think has changed in our community over the past year. 




Florida Fruit Crate Labels

On display through October 2017.

Crate LabelIn the late 1930s, Florida's 417 packinghouses shipped more than 30 million crates of fruit each year.  In order to compete against as many as 2,500 brands, packing houses used eye-catching crate labels to make their products stand out.  Florida crate labels are now widely recognized for their historic and aesthetic value.  The labels on display are reproduced from the Orange County Regional History Center's permanent collection.



Alafaya Branch

Art by Zoi

On display through July 2017.

Art by ZoiZoi Hunter is a homeschooled 14 year old who loves steampunk and anime. At 10 years old, her father, an artist himself, taught her how to draw and appreciate art.  Zoi’s passion is drawing manga. She teaches a manga class at her homeschool co-op. She is currently writing her own graphic novel. Her medium of choice is acrylic but she also uses some water color. She paints what she feels and what she sees in her mind.





Chickasaw Branch

The Art of Nelson Cardenas

On display through July 2017.

Nelson CardenasLocal artist Nelson Cardenas creates stunning portraits by applying the extreme heat of a blowtorch to pieces of plywood.  Examples of his work can be seen at the Chickasaw Library through July.






Edgewater Branch

The Art of Justin Fong Cruz

On display through July 2017.

The Art of Justin Fong CruzJustin is an Orlando based artist who creates pieces primarily using pen & ink, pencil & charcoal, and acrylic.  He also indulges regularly in short story & contemporary writing, writing & recording music, and tattooing.

On display are miniature paper models and other miscellaneous structures created by Justin out of used materials.  

More information about Justin Fong Cruz can be found on his website.




Southwest Branch

David S. Froelich

Fine Art Photographs from Around the World

On display through July 2017.

Remarkable images of architecture and landscapes from around the world.


Winter Garden Branch

Milkos Cruz

Landscapes of Puerto Rico

On display through July 2017.

Landscapes of Puerto RicoAs part of a travelling exhibition, Milkos Cruz brings forth the beauty of the lush landscapes of Puerto Rico. Utilizing watercolors and the pointillist technique, this impressionist style of art transports the viewer into a dream-like atmosphere.









Are you an artist who would like to exhibit with the Orange County Library System?  Contact us at comrel@ocls.info for more information on how to have your work displayed.

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