Terry Hummel is an Orlando artist and past president of OVAL, the Orlando Visual Artists' League. You can reach him at or 407-650-6387.

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Terry Hummel

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Art events Orlando include downtown art stroll

Art events Orlando include downtown art stroll

September 11, 2014

It seems that every Thursday of each month has become art time somewhere in Central Florida. One of the biggest and best events is Third Thursdays Downtown Orlando, and the art stroll on Sept.18, 6-9 p.m., will see the return of the popular "Dresses" invitational show at the Gallery at Avalon Island (39 S. Magnolia Ave.). This year's edition features 13 artists and their interpretations of that sartorial staple rendered in several media, with the majority being paint and mixed-media. Meet the artists and see their work on Thursday, Sept. 18, or view "Dresses" until Oct. 11.

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    September 4, 2014

    The fall arts season has just begun and once again there are more art happenings each week than you can attend. "Too much art" is my favorite kind of art! It starts with Friday's events, too many to mention (so check our Calendar listings), but I'll give you a sampling.

  • Art events Orlando include abstracts at UCF

    August 27, 2014

    Our arts community is so supportive of each other. I love it when organizations combine talent, artists and venues to stage a hybrid event, impossible to achieve by only one of them.

  • Art abounds in Winter Park

    August 20, 2014

    Very few small cities can boast of having 3 1/2 fine-arts museums within a few blocks of each other.

  • Art for everyone

    August 13, 2014

    I'm loving all the public art around Central Florida.

  • 30th Cup-A-Thon opens Friday at Crealde

    August 7, 2014

    It's time for Crealde's Cup-A-Thon, one of my favorite annual events in Central Florida.

  • Art with an accent

    July 31, 2014

    One of the biggest benefits of living in a tourist mecca is that millions of people from all over the world come here, including big-name artists, buyers and exhibitions.

  • Art events along I-Drive in Orlando

    July 23, 2014

    When I think of "art" in Orlando, I think of downtown, Winter Park and Maitland and the museums, galleries and events they offer.

  • Art, music, food at expo

    February 17, 2011

    It's hard to believe that the Orlando Downtown Art & Living Expo will be seven years old this weekend. It seems like yesterday when I attended the first show near the Lake Eola Park bandshell. This ever-growing outdoor show now takes up the eastern end of the park AND is spilling over onto Robinson Street (where you'll find the juried Madonnari competition). Madonnari are street painters who transform streets and sidewalks into art masterpieces with colored chalk, a tradition dating to the 16th century in Italy. There also will be 200 artists and craftsmen, street performers, children's activities, food and concerts. The free event is Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.