Orlando Weekly Fall Guide
VISUAL ARTS: Museums and galleries alike bloom in the fall with new exhibitions and related programming including films, lectures and art walks
Published: September 25, 2013
Art & Algorithms Festival
First things first: Yes, it’s a haul. Titusville is about an hour away, but some things are worth the travel time and we’re betting that this is one of them. A 10-day digital arts event, Art & Algorithms brings 3-D digital mapping projection, a holographic and lenticular art exhibit, a short film festival and more to the Space Coast – fitting, since the men and women of the aeronautics industry have plenty of experience creating beauty from math. Various times daily; downtown Titusville, Julia Street and Hopkins Avenue South, Titusville; visit website for details; artandalgorithms.com.
Oct. 4, Nov. 1
First Friday Enjoy free admission to the galleries, light refreshments and gallery talks. 4 pm Friday; Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-646-2526; rollins.edu/cfam.
Oct. 5, Nov. 2
Meet Lexa Walsh Hear from the ACA Community Artist-in-Residence. 4-7 pm Saturday; Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1414 Art Center Ave., New Smyrna Beach; free; 386-427-6975; atlanticcenterforthearts.org.
Oct. 7-Oct. 12
2013 Canaveral Seashore Plein Air Paint Out Artists set up canvases along the beach and paint works inspired by the surrounding scenes. Various times Monday-Saturday; various venues, New Smyrna Beach; free-$35; 602-882-5758; friendsofcanaveral.com/paintout.
Evening With the Director: Frank Holt Join the museum director for a walk and talk through the galleries. 7 pm Tuesday; Mennello Museum of American Art, 900 E. Princeton St.; $5, includes wine and cheese; 407-246-4278; mennellomuseum.com.
Demo’d: Art in Teaching: Andrew Downey Opening Reception Works by the Valencia art professor. 6:30-8:30 pm Friday; Anita S. Wooten Gallery, Valencia College East Campus; free; 407-582-2298; valenciacollege.edu.
Family Ties: Trace Your Ancestry Opening Reception Interactive exhibition explores the history of Maitland’s founding families. 6-8 pm Friday; Maitland Historical Museum and Telephone Museum, 221 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland; $3; 407-644-1364; artandhistory.org.
Heavy Metal Opening Reception Collection of abstract mixed-media metal works by Rocky Bridges. 6-8 pm Friday; Maitland Art Center, 231 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland; $3; 407-539-2181; artandhistory.org.
Sex and Sensibility: The Allure of Art Nouveau – Paris Friday Brown Bag Matinees series focuses on art nouveau this fall. Noon Friday; McKean Pavilion, 161 W. Canton Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-645-5311; morsemuseum.org.
Artist-in-Residence One: Josette Urso Opening Reception
One of the best things to happen on the art scene last year was the return of artists-in-residence to the Maitland Art Center, just as founder Andre Smith originally intended. Brooklyn abstract painter Josette Urso spent six weeks living and working on the beautiful grounds; in April, she told Orlando Weekly: “I work very intuitively, so I will bring only a ‘blank slate’ mind. Maitland’s environment will take me where it wants me to go.” Tonight is your chance to see where that was in oil paintings, watercolors and drawings inspired by her surroundings at the museum. 6-8 pm Friday; Maitland Art Center, 231 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland; $3; 407-539-2181; artandhistory.org.