Art & Display Header- October 2017

Orange County Library System features exhibitions from local, national and international artists.  As a cooperative effort, this enables the Library to share the enjoyment of art and informative exhibits with the public, provide exposure to local artists/artisans and enhance Library facilities.

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The Lines That Join UsThat Lines That Join Us

October 1 - November 30, 2017

Orlando Public Library, 1st Floor

The Lines That Join Us is a collection of portraits by photographer Carrie Moran that tells the stories of people who have chosen to get tattoos in response to the Pulse tragedy.

Each portrait is accompanied by a brief narrative, and will introduce viewers to one of the many who have decided to honor the 49 and greater LGBTQ+ community in this way.





The Art of MpilarAncestral Voices 

October 1 - November 30, 2017

Orlando Public Library, 1st Floor

Artists Virginia Arakelian and Mpilar Vargas, being of Armenian and Colombian heritage respectively, create vibrant works that evoke their individual cultural ancestries.  Through the use of bright colors and light, their art reflects the rich stories and higher emotions we experience throughout our lives.





Horror By Design PostersHorror by Design

October 1 - October 30, 2017

Orlando Public Library, 2nd Floor Exhibit Space

Horror by Design takes you on a journey through culturally significant eras in horror movies, examining the styles of specific horror movie posters and prominent artists such as Saul Bass and Drew Struzan.  Visitors will also have an opportunity to create their very own movie poster using titles and taglines from the poster collection on display.






Big Blue by JJ DennisThe Color of Magic

October 1-December 31

Southwest Library

JJ Dennis is a local freelance writer and artist specializing in altered books, mixed media art, and digital photography/manipulation. This dynamic exhibit focuses on color and features a collection of photographs that explore the artist’s perception of reality and love of the fantastical. There will be a Meet the Artist event Tuesday, November 28, at 7pm.



Lake Apopka Wildlife DriveLake Apopka Wildlife Drive

December 1, 2017 - January 31, 2018

Orlando Public Library, 1st Floor


The Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive is a one-way, 11-mile journey through an extraordinary wildlife habitat and restoration project gaining national attention as a huge destination for birders, wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers.

The Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive exhibition features a collection of photographs displaying some of the resident bird, alligator, cat, turtle and snake species that call Lake Apopka home.




2018 Art Competition "Celebrating the Genius of Women" at the Orlando Public Library.

Local Artists

Women in the Arts, Inc. invite professional female artists to submit their work to be exhibited during Women’s History Month at the Orlando Public Library. Finalists will be chosen from the entries submitted. 

Selected art will be featured in the upcoming Annual Celebrating the Genius of Women exhibition at the Orlando Public Library in March and April 2018. Finalists will be eligible for up to $2,000.00 in cash prizes and gallery representation. The Women in the Arts Awards event is March 24.

U.S. and International Artists

Women in the Arts invites U.S. and international women artists to enter the competition. Selected art will be part of an online exhibition at the Orlando Public Library during the months of March and April 2018. The artists will be recognized at the Women in the Arts Awards event on March 24.

This event is sponsored by Women in the Arts, corporate and private donors, Studio-T Photography, and Baterbys Art Gallery, in partnership with the Orlando Public Library.


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