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New book chronicles contemporary Florida artists and Florida-influenced art

October 29, 2014
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New book chronicles contemporary Florida artists and Florida-influenced art

Gallery at Avalon Island and Bookmark It throw a launch party for "Art Capsules," a new book about Florida art by Egberto Almenas.
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To the moon! Doug Rhodehamel launches his SPORE Project to higher levels

February 18, 2014
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To the moon! Doug Rhodehamel launches his SPORE Project to higher levels

If you’ve lived in Orlando for more than a few months, you’ve probably been captivated by Doug Rhodehamel‘s work, perhaps without even knowing it. Even if you haven’t attended an art show including his work (like Cardboard Art Festival, his most recent Stardust show, or his takeover of the Lake Eustis Museum in 2010),...
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Photo Gallery: Doug Rhodehamel’s DOUGBOTS at Stardust Video

November 5, 2013
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Photo Gallery: Doug Rhodehamel’s DOUGBOTS at Stardust Video

If we're talking quirky creatures, recycled materials, and Stardust, then it must be installation artist Doug Rhodehamel. Orlando's own “mushroom man” is back with a brand new collection of cardboard sculptures, this time a dozen-strong series of pint-sized robots. DOUGBOTS's went on display tonight (Tues 11/5/13) inside Stardust Video and Coffee's side room, where...
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Doug Rhodehamel creates his 50,000th paper bag mushroom

March 28, 2013
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Doug Rhodehamel creates his 50,000th paper bag mushroom

Thursday, March 28 – The Live Creation of Doug Rhodehamel’s 50,000th Paper Bag Mushroom 7 p.m. The Venue 511 Virginia Drive 407-412-6895 dougrhodehamel.com $2 Referring to one of our favorite local artists, Doug Rhodehamel, as “The Paper Mushroom Guy” is probably pigeonholing him a little bit, but looking at how influential his paper mushroom...
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Photo Gallery: Cardboard Art Festival Closing Party with Andy Matchett & Dog Powered Robot

January 28, 2013
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Photo Gallery: Cardboard Art Festival Closing Party with Andy Matchett & Dog Powered Robot

Orlando's first-ever Cardboard Art Festival inspired corrugated craziness in Orange Avenue's Say It Loud studio over the weekend. As detailed in this week's issue of OW, producer Mark Baratelli of The Daily City collaborated with curators Doug Rhodehamel and Brendan O'Connor to assemble artists including Jessica Earley, Nathan Selikoff, Adriaan Mol, and Evan &...
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Bring Your Bacon to Work Day

June 25, 2012
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Bring Your Bacon to Work Day

Many thanks to Doug Rhodehamel for bringing us a delicious plate of bacon today. It has given us the strength to soldier on and finish our Orlando Weekly inaugural Summer Guide, which is scheduled to hit the streets in the midst of Tropical Storm Debby.
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Photo Gallery: Book release party for Liz Langley’s “Crazy Little Thing” at SIP

December 3, 2011
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Photo Gallery: Book release party for Liz Langley’s “Crazy Little Thing” at SIP

I’ve had a crazy week of unexpected cross-country travel, which is why you won’t be seeing my Live Active Cultures column in the next edition of the Orlando Weekly. (Worry not, I’ll be back the following week.) But I made sure to make a brief stop home in time to celebrate the release of...
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Selection Reminder: Bacon! The Experience at Say It Loud

October 15, 2011
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Selection Reminder: Bacon! The Experience at Say It Loud

Saturday, Oct. 15 – Bacon! The Experience Meat candy. Fried crack. Sir Francis Awesome. Bacon has been called many things, and in the last five years, it’s become the trendy food additive, finding its way into everything from chocolate to mayonnaise to soda – but until now it hasn’t been called art. Peripatetic Orlando...
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Hot In The City Tonight

August 13, 2011
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Hot In The City Tonight

Saturday, August 13th – Hot In The City Tonight, Alchemy Hair Salon and TheDailyCity.com are hosting a dank-ass party. Definitely the most all-encompassing, swag event happening. The roster boasts an art installation by Doug Rhodehamel, the unveiling of Black Bean Deli’s “La Empanada” food truck, vendors, bands, and boooooooooooooooooooze. Musical acts include Heather Lee...
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Go the distance: Sea of Green by Doug Rhodehamel

November 4, 2010
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Go the distance: Sea of Green by Doug Rhodehamel

Artist Doug Rhodehamel (aka the paper-bag mushroom guy) usually doesn’t have to worry about attendance at his openings, many of which are one-night installations. But the Friday, Nov. 5, reception for his latest project, Sea of Green, might be a different story, because it’s going to be an hour’s drive from Orlando at the...
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