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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Chelsea Smith: Magical Realism… Etching Myths and Legends

May 1, 2018 - June 30, 2018

Orlando Public Library, 1st Floor

Artist Chelsea Smith grew up living between Casselberry Florida and staying summers in Nottingham England and Derry Northern Ireland. Connecting with her Irish and English heritage inspired her artwork and determination to work exclusively with etched copper plates using only renaissance era tools and techniques.

Chelsea has accumulated an impressive number of nationally rated fine art show juried awards, selected to be the poster artist for several festivals, currently retailing original artwork within Universal Studios Orlando. She has been inducted by the National Association of Women Artists. She is a featured artist within the Bowersock Gallery in Provincetown Cape Cod and continues to increase her gallery presence. 

On display in this solo show are pieces from Chelsea's two ongoing series, Sacred Feminine and Celtic Mythology. The latter series explores the stories of the Irish epic Táin Bó Cúailnge and also Scottish, Welsh & Nordic animal symbology of ancient civilizations and folklores.

For more information about Chelsea Smith, visit


Thinking Money PosterThinking Money

May 16, 2018 - June 26, 2018

Orlando Public Library, 2nd Floor

Thinking Money is a museum-quality traveling exhibition that strives to teach tweens, teens and their parents, caregivers and educators about financial literacy topics like saving, spending and avoiding fraud in a way that is not only understandable, but fun. Through an adventure-themed storyline, interactive iPad content and other fun, hands-on activities, the exhibition explores the following themes:

•            Wants vs. needs

•            Earning and paying interest

•            Preparing for rainy/sunny day

•            Imagining your future self

•            Avoiding financial fraud

•            Thinking money

Thinking Money was created by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office.


The Art of Joseph BucemioThe Art of Joseph Bucemi

On Display through May 2018

Alafaya Branch

After formal training from the School of Visual Arts in New York, Joseph Bucemi took a break from painting that ended up becoming a 37 year career with American Airlines.  Recently retired, Joseph has returned to his first love of art and has been enjoying the process of retraining himself to paint.  Examples of Joseph's most recent work can be seen throughout the Alafaya Branch through May.


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