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

Terry Hummel


Art events include Highwaymen exhibit in Orlando

Art events include Highwaymen exhibit in Orlando

January 29, 2015

This is the week to enjoy a little art history, starting with an exhibition of historically and socially important paintings at the Orange County Regional History Center in downtown Orlando.

  • Glass, porcelain and more at art events in and near Orlando

    January 21, 2015

    There's lots of art-fun for you this weekend, starting with a glass extravaganza at the Chihuly Collection galleries in downtown St. Petersburg.

  • A few of my favorite things

    January 14, 2015

    Not to sound like Oprah or Julie Andrews, but this week offers several of my favorite things, plus some other great happenings.

  • Exhibits grand and small

    January 7, 2015

    The Bradenton Auditorium has become a museum for "The Divine Michelangelo & DaVinci: Side by Side Exhibition," on loan from the Museum of Leonardo DaVinci in Florence, Italy. On display are Michelangelo's and DaVinci's most important works and sculptures, which were cast directly from the masters' works by the National Academy of Cast Making in Florence. The exhibit hopes to provide visitors with an unparalleled experience by immersing them into the lives of two of the world's greatest artists — without traveling to Italy. The works are on exhibit until April 30 at 1005 1st Ave. W. in Bradenton. Adult admission is $15.95, with discounts for seniors and children. Call 941-209-1236 for hours and ask about schedule of guided tours.

  • First art events of the new year in, near Orlando

    December 30, 2014

    The first week of a new year! It comes with all the monthly "first" events such as "First Fridays in EGAD" and "First Saturday Art Stroll" in New Smyrna Beach. The new year is starting off with a bang.

  • Great time for art-aholics

    December 24, 2014

    This being my last column of 2014, I thought I'd try to remember our biggest art happenings of this past year. Most made a significant impact for art in Orlando. In general, this was a GREAT year for art lovers. So, here's my list (no particular order) of happenings that immediately popped into my mind:

  • Joy to the (art) world

    December 18, 2014

    We are on the final countdown to the holidays. The malls are packed, students are out of school by 4 p.m. today (until Jan. 5) and out-of-town family and friends are arriving. If you want to reduce your holiday stress, entertain your kids (and guests) inexpensively — and get them out of the house — then take them to one of our many museums, art schools and galleries. Most are closed on Mondays and all will be shuttered Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, but many are open throughout the holiday with normal hours. All the places I've listed below are neargardens and parks, or have their own. So, make a day of it with a picnic, playtime for the kids and some (relative) quiet for the adults.

  • Get your exercise at these art events in, near Orlando

    December 10, 2014

    We have a wide selection of monthly art walks within a short drive and at every point on the compass around Orlando. There are three such strolls during the coming week, and this is the perfect time of year to attend. The weather is great and many of the venues add extra art, treats and entertainment because of the approaching holidays. Just seeing the work and meeting the artists are reasons enough for me!

  • Buy local at these art events in, near Orlando

    December 8, 2014

    The holidays are fast approaching, the malls are packed and so many artists, art groups, galleries and museums are hosting special events with a focus on handmade original gifts. Buy local and support area artists. Here's this week's selection of art-shopping scenes:

  • Holiday art events include Tiffany windows in Winter Park

    November 28, 2014

    My family and I have been attending the Space Coast Art Festival on Thanksgiving weekend for the past 50 years. The event in Cocoa Beach was always a great show and a source of many gifts.

  • Holiday art events in and near Orlando

    November 19, 2014

    Continuing our holiday theme:

  • Art events include Festival of Trees in Orlando

    November 12, 2014

    Galleries and museums are brimming with special holiday shops, the biggest of which is the 28th annual Festival of Trees fundraiser at the Orlando Museum of Art.

  • Art events Orlando include free admission to Museums

    November 5, 2014

    It's the first Friday of November and already holiday shows/sales are starting. Even our museums are holding special events, the biggest of which is the annual Festival of Trees fundraiser at the Orlando Museum of Art. The temporary winter wonderland is yours to explore Nov. 15-23, with day and evening hours. It reminds me of my childhood visits to the huge holiday displays that department stores used to stage. I'm giving you early notice, because I know many readers go to the festival to take family photos for holiday cards. I'll have more in next week's column. The museum is at 2416 N. Mills Ave. Details: 407-896-4231.

  • Art hauntings

    October 29, 2014

    There's hardly a Friday during the year that I don't have several art-event recommendations for you, but I have only one for tonight. Must be because it's Halloween. To avoid interfering with your planned hauntings, most art happenings have been scheduled for Saturday, Sunday and even Monday.  So, get out and enjoy the next several days … amongst the living … with art.

  • A leisurely look at art

    October 22, 2014

    It's the season for our many evening art strolls, which will be full of ambling patrons from now until about May or June. Get out and enjoy our wonderful weather, sip some wine and fill your eyes with art. You can start Friday, Oct. 24 in historic downtown Sanford, 6-9 p.m. The area on and within a block of First Street is big on art, with venues including galleries and some businesses, and artists and craftspeople on the sidewalks. Start at Gallery on First (211 E. First St., 407-323-2774) or across the street at the Historic Sanford Welcome Center, view their exhibitions and they will point you to the next venue. You can't get lost: It is a compact area, flat and easy to walk.

  • Fall into these art events in, near Orlando

    October 9, 2014

    Orlando is working hard to build a compact arts district, but for now we have lots of art spread out, mostly in and around downtown. But there are places you may pass every day and not realize are art havens. One such spot is The Orange Studio in the Mills 50 neighborhood. Artist/illustrator Dawn Schreiner has organized a full-on art happening there Friday, Oct. 10  beginning at 7 p.m. You'll get to view Schreiner's excellent paintings from her recent "Heroes Series," watch unicyclists and an aerial dancer, and listen to live music. The Orange Studio is the perfect venue for this. Check it out at 1121 N. Mills Ave., Orlando.

  • Your free ticket to museum fun

    September 25, 2014

  • 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.