Orlando Public Library

Celebrating the Genius of Women

On display through April 2017.

The annual Celebrating the Genius of Women art exhibition features local finalists as well as national and international artists who have entered work in the Women in the Arts Inc. competition. The exhibition features work from the following artists:

Denisse Berlingeri

Denisse Berlingeri ArtDenisse Berlingeri, born and raised in Orocovis, Puerto Rico, is an award-winning Puerto Rican fashion designer and artist. Her artwork is very much a reflection of her personality, inspired by nature and her roots. 






Mel Kistner

Mel Kistner ArtMel Kistner worked for 12 years as a Licensed Clinical Therapist, using art as a tool to help others. Her career as a therapist informed her artwork as she learned more about how thought, emotion and behavior intersect in everyday life.  






Mila Belle

Mila Belle ArtMila works with a vast variety of materials, including metal, ink and acrylics to create her artwork. For this competition, Mila will be exhibiting a diverse collection of hardened clay sculptures.





Vicki Jones

Vicki Jones ArtVicki Jones is an award-winning graphite artist and printmaker. Her work is a staple of many Florida art festivals.  





Shosh Cohen

Shosh Cohen ArtShosh Cohen first began stone carving while attending The University of Tampa.  Now she wakes up consumed by the stone carving process, creating original and custom sculptures from marble, steatite and alabaster.





Chickasaw Branch

Photograms and Photography

On display through April.

CSA Photo

As part of a project, Community School of the Arts (CSA) students were tasked with creating art using personal items found in their pockets or in the art studio. They arranged these items using minimalist concepts, photographed the design, and created a photogram - a picture produced with photographic materials, such as light-sensitive paper, but without a camera. 

The results of this project can currently be seen on the walls of the Chickasaw Branch.

More information about the Community School of the Arts can be found online, at womeninthearts.org.



The Art of Mary Liarte

On display through March.

Painting of Michael JacksonMary Liarte earned an M.B.A.in Finance, but her love of drawing and painting flourished when her sons left home in 2001 to go to college, and she found herself facing the empty-nest syndrome. 

At that time, she discovered her natural talent for drawing, and began to search for the knowledge that would allow her to express herself in different media. She likes figurative art and has preference for faces and expressions.




Edgewater Branch

The Art of Justin Fong Cruz

On display through April 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.




Winter Garden Branch

Milkos Cruz

Landscapes of Puerto Rico

On display through May 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.







Winter Garden Historical Society
World War I and West Orange County

On display through April 2017.

West Orange County assisted in the conflict with soldiers and by providing food for troops stationed overseas. Artifacts and images of those who served, as well as events related to the war’s effect on the local population.


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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