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Mills 50 Main Street is looking for artists to decorate 15 dumpsters

April 7, 2014
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Mills 50 Main Street is looking for artists to decorate 15 dumpsters

The City of Orlando and the Mills 50 Main Street District are looking for artists to work with them on their next public art project. Fifteen dumpsters in the district will be transformed into “Art Boxes”. Entries are open to all two dimensional artists living in Orange County and then submitted to a judging...
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Grass: New Works from Brandon McLean opens Saturday at the Falcon

April 4, 2014
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Grass: New Works from Brandon McLean opens Saturday at the Falcon

Brandon McLean is one our favorite homegrown Orlando artists; his works in various formats can’t be contained by just one discipline, but spill all over into each other. Opening Saturday at the Falcon is Grass, a show of new work.
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David Yow to publish cat book: not an April Fool’s hoax

April 3, 2014
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I heard about this Tuesday and shrugged it off as just another April 1 ha-ha: David Yow — frontman of legendarily noisy and aggressive bands Scratch Acid and the Jesus Lizard (which I hold responsible for at least 8% of my cumulative hearing loss) — is writing and illustrating a book about cats. More specifically,...
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Our appetite for messed up Disney art knows no bounds

April 2, 2014
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Artist José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros's art shows that Disney princesses and villains don't know how to do powdered sugar right.
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Call to artists for upcoming art on the green 2014 exhibition

February 25, 2014
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The City of Winter Park and the Winter Park Public Art Advisory Board have announced a call to artists for the upcoming Art on the Green 2014 exhibition. It’s essentially an installation of sculptures in Winter Park’s Central Park that lasts from September to March of next year. The entries will be judged and...
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Roberto Clemente mural at Azalea Park Elementary School vandalized

February 13, 2014
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Orlando Police say that Azalea Park Elementary's Principal Kelly Maldonado called police to tell them that the mural had been vandalized – "It has been completely painted over by an unknown suspect," the police report says.
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United Arts wants to make it rain

February 7, 2014
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Okay we all know a bucket-load of people who have some amazing ideas but no money to make it happen. In fact, I’m usually one of those people. Thankfully there are ways to get that money that don’t include scraping my knees and messing up my lipstick. If you are an individual artist practicing...
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UPDATE: Boy Kong painting finished; bids accepted through Jan. 29

January 24, 2014
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We blogged about Boy Kong’s online art auction for the Make-A-Wish foundation last week (if you missed it, catch up here). Well, he just finished the painting, and it looks like this: Go here to bid. As of this writing, the price is absurdly low at $125.
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Urban Art Museum debuts on Mills Avenue

November 19, 2013
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On Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, the first outdoor artwork in Orlando’s new Urban Art Museum was unveiled at 932 North Mills Ave. The backlit metal wall sculpture was created by artist Marcos Cruz, with technical assistance from Abbott Electrical, and fills a formerly filthy 9″ wide gap between Tako Cheena and Saya Couture. The...
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Disney princesses get a dose of harsh reality courtesy of photographer Dina Goldstein

November 11, 2013
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It’s not the “happily ever after” you’d expect of a picture-perfect Disney princess. In Dina Goldstein’s “Fallen Princesses” series, the photographer captures a modern-day take on the struggles these ladies might encounter in real life. Next: Rapunzel lets down her hair.
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