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

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Terry Hummel

Terry Hummel

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Art events in and near Orlando include college exhibits

Art events in and near Orlando include college exhibits

April 16, 2014

It's that time of year when our colleges present exhibits featuring the work of graduating art majors. I love attending these previews, which show what our next generation of artists can produce and where art is headed.

  • Check out these art events Orlando

    April 8, 2014

    Some of my artist friends bemoan the presence of our theme parks because they say it's harder to be taken as a serious artist if you're from a tourist town and not from a place known as an art mecca.

  • Check out these art events in and near Orlando

    April 3, 2014

    Unlike many large cities, Orlando does not have a central museum / gallery district. This doesn't mean we don't have excellent art venues; you just may have to look a little harder to find some of them.

  • Check out these art events Orlando

    March 25, 2014

    If you're thinking about donating to one of our arts organizations, consider writing a check to United Arts of Central Florida before April 30, designate your institution(s) of choice, and UA will add 15 percent to your gift. United Arts — which supports more than 50 arts, history and science organizations in Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties — is in its 25th year and has invested more than $126 million in our arts programs since 1989. A reminder that the organization now charges a 7 percent administrative fee for each donation. Go to UnitedArts.cc for details and to donate online, or call 407-628-0333 for more info.

  • Art events include Winter Park festival, exhibit at Snap! Space in Orlando

    March 18, 2014

    Here's my game plan for this weekend's Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival: Arrive early so I can actually be able to see the art.

  • Art events include Art Stroll in Mount Dora,Twitter Art Exhibit in Orlando

    March 13, 2014

    There's lots going on this Friday in Mount Dora. It's a lovely time of year to stroll what I think is one of the most lovely towns in Florida.

  • Art events include Mennello Walk & Talk in Orlando, Crealde family day

    March 5, 2014

    I'll wager that many of you may not know about reciprocal memberships. You should, because they are a great deal for art-aholics.

  • March: 31 days of art events

    February 26, 2014

    "Next month" starts Saturday, so adjust your mental calendar for the various "first day" events.

  • Harn Museum in Gainesville is a state treasure

    February 19, 2014

    If you're a regular reader of this column, you know that I often mention great art happenings and exhibitions to our east (Melbourne to Daytona Beach) and to our west (St. Petersburg and Tampa). Sometimes I'll even inform you of what to see to our south (Miami). I seldom mention anything north of DeLand or Mount Dora, but that's going to change now.

  • Love among the paintings and other Valentine's art events near Orlando

    February 11, 2014

    It's Valentine's weekend, and nothing says love like a gift of art or spending an evening in a gallery sipping liquid amour from stemmed glasses. If you haven't made dinner reservations yet, you're in trouble. An art evening would be the perfect cover, and on Friday, Feb. 14, you have at least two from which to choose. (Bonus: These locations are minutes apart, so you can attend events.)

  • Art, music, food at Mardi Gras street party in Melbourne

    February 5, 2014

    February is Mardi Gras time, so wear your beads to the First Friday Art Walk in the historic Eau Gallie Arts District area of Melbourne. The street party, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 7, has a Mardi Gras theme with jazz, food, drinks and more. Check out the latest art exhibits at the Foosaner Museum (1463 Highland Ave.) and the juried photography show at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery (across from the Foosaner). Other galleries and shops are participating all along Highland, a block each side of Eau Gallie Boulevard in Melbourne. It's all free, except the food and beverages.

  • Catching up with the Mennello Museum in Orlando

    January 28, 2014

    The Mennello Museum of American Art kicks off its 15th-anniversary season with an opening reception Friday, 6-8 p.m., for "Southwestern Allure: The Art of the Santa Fe Art Colony."

  • 5 art events to check out in and near Orlando

    January 22, 2014

    Any art event takes a lot of work and expense to stage.

  • Snap! gallery pops into Orlando

    January 16, 2014

    My vote for the most important art happening this week is the opening of Snap! Space at its new location in the Mills 50 neighborhood near downtown Orlando. The opening is so big, it's spread across three days: Friday, 7-10 p.m.; Saturday, 7 p.m.-1 a.m.; and Sunday, 2-8 p.m.

  • Art scene catches fire

    January 8, 2014

    The most spectacular art happening this week is the third annual Night of Fire on Saturday at the Crealde School of Art in Winter Park. In just three hours, 5-8 p.m., you can watch a bronze sculpture pour, a raku ceramic firing and demonstrations of printmaking and portrait painting. There's storytelling around a campfire, live music and an opening reception for "Director's Choice IV," works by Crealde's faculty. Did I mention that all this is free? Crealde is at 600 St. Andrews Blvd., Winter Park. Details: 407-671-1886.

  • Resolve to see, make art

    January 2, 2014

    Start the new year with seeing art at various "first" events in Orlando

  • Orlando arts scene in 2013 all about sculptures, FAVO, Garrick

    December 26, 2013

    This is my 12th end-of-the-year and best-of-the-year column. When I started writing for the Sentinel, our local art scene was sparse and about the only way to find out about an event was word of mouth, maybe a notice on a coffeehouse bulletin board.

  • Take a tour of downtown art

    December 18, 2013

    Here's a free, one to two hour, easy-to-walk tour: Start in our Downtown Arts District

  • Check out these art events in and near Orlando

    December 10, 2013

    There's enough art Friday to last the week, but there are a couple of other happenings later on that you may also want to attend. When it comes to viewing art, too much is just barely enough. Here's a sampling to help you plan.

  • Check out this art events in and near Orlando

    December 4, 2013

    Start your art-appreciation tour and support local artists at the third annual Orlando Pottery Festival

  • The amazing gift of art among holiday options in Orlando

    November 27, 2013

    I'm sure some of you are already fighting the mobs of shoppers at the malls, but I want to ask you one more time to buy at least one gift from one of our galleries or working artists.

  • Family, food and art at events in Orlando

    November 19, 2013

    This is the last weekend for Festival of Trees at the Orlando Museum of Art

  • A week of big art events in Orlando

    November 13, 2013

    Big art events happening all week

  • Cooler weather, hot shows

    November 6, 2013

    With the cooler weather comes more outdoor art happenings such as the Mount Dora in the Fall Plein Air Paint Out

  • Free evenings at the Morse

    October 31, 2013

    Morse offers extended hours and free admission to its world-famous galleries

  • See, buy Maury Hurt art

    October 22, 2013

    As a celebration of his life, talent and influence, the Mennello Museum of American Art in Orlando will host a retrospective show and sale of his work this week

  • 'Five by Five' celebrates small works

    October 17, 2013

    We had an annual tradition in downtown Orlando for several years: the 12x12 Show at the Gallery at Avalon Island. All work had to be exactly 12 inches square, and all was priced at a flat rate, usually around $200.

  • 2 big events for paper fans

    October 10, 2013

    There are two great events this week for art-aholics interested in graphics, works on paper, engravings, serigraphs, stone lithographs and other fine-art prints

  • FAVO's First Friday art event features music, food trucks in Orlando

    October 3, 2013

    Here's a sampling of this week's happenings

  • Explore a museum for free on Saturday

    September 26, 2013

    Saturday is Museum Day Live!, which means free admission at more than 1,400 venues across the country. At least a dozen local organizations, including the African American Museum of Art in DeLand, Art & History Museums — Maitland, and the Mennello Museum of American Art in Orlando, are participating in the Smithsonian magazine program. To find others and print your ticket go to http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/.

  • New kid on the (art) block

    September 19, 2013

    Common Sense Furniture Showroom will exhibit the work of RL Lewis, an original member of the Florida Highwaymen

  • Local groups remember Kristallnacht

    September 12, 2013

    Local organizations are joining together to present programs commemorating the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht

  • Squeeze in a visit to Wooten gallery

    September 5, 2013

    If you've never been out to the Anita S. Wooten Gallery at Valencia College's East Campus in Orlando, Friday could be extra-special "first time" experience for you. You can enjoy a reception at 6:30 p.m. while viewing the artwork of Luba Lukova, a New York based artist who also will explain her distinctive use of color, text and economy of line in the creation of her paintings. Also on Friday, 5-8 p.m., enjoy a special "Outdoor Variety Show" of singers, a rock band and comedian/magician Michael Kent. Both events are free, but a donation of two cans of food for Valencia's food pantry is requested for the variety show. Valencia is at 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail. Details: 407-582-2298 (gallery office).

  • Art exhibits worth a drive to Tampa, Daytona

    August 29, 2013

    Driving an hour east or west of Orlando this week will open a whole new world of art for you

  • Orlando artist Josh Garrick to exhibit in Greece, Rebecca Rose wins award

    August 22, 2013

    Josh Garrick is the first American artist to exhibit in Greece's National Archaeological Museum in Athens

  • Art events for all ages

    August 15, 2013

    A sampling of special programs from major arts institutions

  • MAC goes 'unplugged'

    August 8, 2013

    The Maitland Art Center continues its Summer Concert Series on Friday with an 'unplugged' version of classic rock favorites

  • In praise of FAVO

    August 1, 2013

    FAVO seems to become more popular each month with more artists showing their work and more art-aholics dropping by

  • Artists share Smith's vision

    July 25, 2013

    All the works in an exhibition at the Maitland Art Center were created by artists who have visited, worked or taught at this historic gem

  • Exhibit of landscapes shows state's beauty

    July 18, 2013

    Each of this week's happenings relate to our shared local history, shared and varied cultures

  • Downtown Orlando bursting with art

    July 11, 2013

    It's coming up on Third Thursday, the night we enjoy seeing new art at various venues in downtown Orlando

  • Share art with friends

    July 5, 2013

    There are lots of art events to attend and enjoy this week. Get some friends together and venture out to make, see and share art.

  • Morse Museum is free on July Fourth

    June 27, 2013

    Thursday is Independence Day, a good time to visit two art destinations with a tradition of being open on the Fourth of July:

  • Garrick photos headed to Greece

    June 20, 2013

    Josh Garrick has scored the historic distinction of being the first American artist to be invited to exhibit at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, Greece

  • B-Side Artists are back at Third Thursday Gallery Hop in Orlando

    June 13, 2013

    The Third Thursday art crawl brings crowds to the city's urban core to see new art in galleries, bars and on the sidewalk.

  • Summer art events in, near Orlando

    June 6, 2013

    Even in the summer, traditionally the slow time for art shows, we now have more going on than I can possibly use here

  • Summer art ideas for kids in Orlando

    May 30, 2013

    Keeping the kids occupied 24-7 for two months can be at best daunting but here are a few options

  • Summer art camps in Orlando

    May 23, 2013

    There are hundreds of arts-related programs and some probably are near where you live or work

  • 3 new exhibits at Mennello

    May 16, 2013

    Mennello is opening 'Southern Folk Art,' 'Never No More: Storter's Southwest Florida' and 'Art and Artifacts of the Seminole: Selections from the Collection of I.S.K. Reeves V and Sara W. Reeves'

  • From the historic to the nascent

    May 9, 2013

    The Maitland Art Center, Morean Arts Center and more have events going on this weekend

  • First Fridays in Orlando, Eustis

    May 2, 2013

    First Fridays at FAVO has now grown to 19 once-upon-a-time-motel rooms full of artists

  • Your chance for free art at Sanford event

    April 25, 2013

    Peter Max will unveil his 'Masters' Series,' in which he interprets famous works by Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso, Renoir and Degas in his signature style

  • A weekend of cool art

    April 18, 2013

    There are several great events across Central Florida this weekend and many more throughout the week

  • Destination: Art events in and near Orlando

    April 11, 2013

    You can head almost any direction out of Orlando on Friday, April 12, and find your way to an art event

  • 'Expanding Visions' in DeLand

    April 4, 2013

    The show depicts the growth of eight artists who appeared at the museum's Second Annual Juried Exhibition in September 2011

  • Treasures in our backyard

    March 28, 2013

    What our museums lack in size, they make up for in creativity

  • Orlando art event to feature mushroom milestone

    March 21, 2013

    You may not recognize the name, but you probably have seen Doug Rhodehamel's paper-bag mushrooms installed on lawns all over Orlando. But his art is much more than mushrooms.

  • Explore art in heart of Orlando

    March 14, 2013

    Get ready, art-aholics, it's almost time for downtown Orlando's monthly 3rd Thursday Gallery Hop

  • A jampacked weekend

    March 7, 2013

    There's bound to be something near you at a time you can go

  • Art from coast to coast

    February 28, 2013

    A wonderful weekend of art gluttony awaits -- in Central Florida and on the coasts

  • Adventures in art

    February 21, 2013

    Central Florida artists are as creative and innovative as any artists anywhere

  • Fundraisers help the arts

    February 14, 2013

    Your donations make many programs and exhibitions possible in Orange, Seminole, Lake and Osceola counties

  • Wine, dinner – and art

    February 7, 2013

    Why not plan a romantic evening that includes an art event or two?

  • First Fridays — and more

    January 31, 2013

    No matter what kind of art you like or where you live, there is something for you to do tonight

  • Oils, glass and beeswax

    January 24, 2013

    Art events this weekend feature works using oils, glass, beeswax and porcelain

  • Photos inspire N.Y. artist

    January 17, 2013

    "A History of Things I Will Remember but Never See" features images painted from photos of "our recent historic memory"

  • A month of firsts for 2013

    January 10, 2013

    The holidays and 2012 are faint memories, and the normal schedules of our monthly art events have resumed

  • A hot start to the new year

    January 3, 2013

    A live bronze sculpture pour is the star of the show at Crealde School of Art's Winter Open House

  • How to donate to the arts

    December 27, 2012

    In spite of some of the toughest fundraising years on record, our local arts institutions have managed to give us some great exhibits and activities for adults and families

  • Over holidays, give kids the gift of art

    December 20, 2012

    Schools are closing for the holiday break, offering a great opportunity to introduce kids to art.

  • Art for what ails you

    December 13, 2012

    The holidays are just around the corner and you can still find the perfect art gift

  • Lifelike sculptures in DeLand

    December 6, 2012

    The Orlando International Airport is loaded with museum-quality art

  • Whirlwind tour of arts scene

    November 29, 2012

    Call some friends, fill up your car with gas and take a weekend trip full of art, pottery and camaraderie

  • Let's go shopping – for art!

    November 21, 2012

    Macy's has had its Thanksgiving Day parade and Santa has been enthroned in malls throughout the country, so we are officially in the season

  • Art all over the place

    November 15, 2012

    Enjoy the fabulous weather, see great art, buy one-of-a-kind holiday gifts and support artists by attending some of the following art events

  • Culture & Cocktails is back

    November 8, 2012

    Culture & Cocktails ¿ the second Friday of each month through April ¿ has art, live music, food trucks, poetry readings and cocktails

  • Art in every direction

    November 1, 2012

    Pick a compass point, drive in that direction and you will find some art

  • Hear a talk, take a walk

    October 25, 2012

    You can explore the art, galleries, shops and restaurants in historic downtown Sanford during its monthly Fourth Friday Art Walk

  • Spread your wings, try these little-known but regular art events in and near Orlando

    July 19, 2012

    We have fine museums, art schools, annual outdoor festivals and other arts institutions. But as with any world-class arts town, the spirit of a place starts with its people. By attending any of our regular happenings, you can help create that great art-city vibe, meet people and have fun.

  • Family fun in Winter Park, DeBary

    March 8, 2012

    Two Saturday happenings have family written all over them.

  • Art events in Orlando: Your journey starts here

    December 22, 2011

    Are you getting holiday cabin fever? Tired of being cooped up with the kids and visiting family, and party after party? Well, there are lots of art places you can go during the holiday week, some with extended hours.

  • The Cornell: A gem worth discovering in Winter Park

    November 23, 2011

    I'm avoiding the malls this weekend, but that doesn't mean I'm staying at home. Here are some art-filled suggestions for you.

  • 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.

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