Fall Guide 2012
Fall Guide 2012: Visual Arts
Published: September 26, 2012
Crealdé's Community Forum Join in a conversation about the Haitian culture as related to the school's current exhibition, Keeping Haiti in Our Hearts. 4-6 pm Saturday; Crealdé School of Art, 600 St. Andrews Blvd., Winter Park; free; 407-671-1886; crealde.org.
Meet John Rocco Rocco, best known for his covers of the Percy Jackson series of kids' books, signs books and speaks about his work, influences and current exhibition, From Alice to Zeus, part of OMA's annual Art of the Picture Book series. 1 pm Saturday; Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave.; free; 407-896-4231; omart.org.
Oct. 1-Oct. 31
The Creative City Project Organizer Cole NeSmith had a vision: What if the whole city burst out in art, a different work and media every day for a week? Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs director Terry Olson countered: Why not an entire year? They settled on one month … this year. During the month of October, local artists and arts organizations such as Orlando Ballet, Cirque du Soleil and SAK Comedy Lab present free daily performances throughout Orlando. Various times daily; free, visit website for details; creativecityproject.com.
1st Thursdays: The Art of Social Commentary Work exploring the role of the artist in political discourse; live music by the Dave Capp Project, food by Maxine's on Shine, beer and wine, and more. 6-9 pm Thursday; Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave.; $10; 407-896-4231; omart.org.
Oct. 3-Oct. 4
Casa Florida: The Romance of Spanish
Design Southern architectural historian Susan Sully, published in the New York Times, Town and Country and House & Garden, gives a talk on the "love and happiness" inherent in Winter Park's landmark James Gamble Rogers farmhouse, Casa Feliz. In keeping with the Latin theme, tapas and sangria will be served. 5:30 pm Wednesday, 10:30 am Thursday; Casa Feliz, 656 N. Park Ave., Winter Park; $15; 407-628-8200; casafeliz.us.
Frankenshow: The Revisitation Doug Rhodehamel presents a Halloween-appropriate show of 13 everyday items that have been "frankenized," or stitched together out of found objects and spare parts. 7-11 pm Friday; Stardust Video & Coffee, 1842 E. Winter Park Road; free; 407-623-3393; stardustie.com.
Bearing Witness Dancer DaQuan Barnes Williams (America's Got Talent) and rapper Maintain perform a collaboration inspired by MOFA's current Purvis Young exhibition, From the Outside In. 7 pm Saturday; Second Stage Theater at The Museum of Florida Art, 600 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand; $20; 386-734-4371; museumoffloridaart.org.
The Falcon Presents: Zombies 3 Third annual zombie art show rises from the dead with works by local artists. 8 pm Saturday; The Falcon, 819 E. Washington St.; free; 407-423-2788; thefalconbar.com.
Works by Heidi Edwards Opening Reception Landscape paintings by the Florida-based artist; exhibit through Oct. 27. 4-7 pm Saturday; Arts on Douglas, 123 Douglas St., New Smyrna Beach; free; 386-428-1133; artsondouglas.net.