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Orlando Sketch Tour Workshops for Visitors and Residents

Sketch Tourism comes to Orlando!

Artist Thomas Thorspecken (Thor) from Analog Artist Digital World and Kelly Medford from Sketching Rome Tours will be guides for this 2-day sketching tour around Orlando.

The Saturday workshop will start off by introducing simple and straightforward techniques in pen, pencil and watercolor for all levels, from beginners to more practiced artists or sketchers. Both Thor and Kelly will offer several hours of tips and tricks to get you comfortable working with your materials. Kelly will offer insights into the use of watercolor and Thor will give tips on how to compose your urban sketch.

Attendees will break for lunch at Panera and then continue sketching together afterwards. We will finish off the day at the Red Pagoda at 2pm to share sketches and chat about the experience.

The Sunday workshop will be much like the Saturday workshop with more time for those who attended Saturday’s workshop to sketch and for newcomers to work directly in getting to know your materials and various techniques. *The sketch tours are for all levels, NO experience is required.

Artist Thomas Thorspecken (Thor) from Analog Artist Digital World

Artist Thomas Thorspecken (Thor) from Analog Artist Digital World

Each workshop day is $125, or $200 for both days.
Saturday February 28, 2015 Workshop 10am to 2pm.
Sunday March 1, 2015 Workshop 10am to 2pm.

All materials provided, just bring yourself.

Each sketch kit includes:
pencil and sharpener
waterproof drawing pen
travel sized watercolor kit
5×7 inch watercolor artist journal
a zippered supply bag to hold everything

Registration is on Eventbrite:

For more information on  Orlando Sketch Tours, call 407-760-2813

or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/694204017367426/


Red Bull Curates Orlando with Canvas Cooler

A way for our community to get to know our local artist, Red Bull Curates is taking twenty local artist to paint twenty coolers

20 Artists | 20 Coolers | 20 Venues 
Celebrating Orlando’s most innovative contemporary artists as they turn their eye-catching designs into canvas-wrapped Red Bull coolers. You and a luminary panel of judges will vote two artists through to participate in a Red Bull Curates Canvas Cooler group exhibition this coming December in Miami during the 2014 Art Basel Season.

Featured Artists:
• Brandon McLean • Andrew Spear • Adaro Art • Winkstyles • Soco Freire • Gregorii • Marcos Cruz • Peter Van Flores III • DRES13 • Holly Tharp • Chris Rodriguez • Christopher Reason • SKIP • Lemus’ • Swamburger •
Peterson • Sean Hartman • Christie Miga • SPEN 1 • Wolfrich

Featured Accounts:
• NV • Aloft • Elixir • PR Taco • Hawkers • Hammered Lamb • BBQ Bar • Shari • Wills Pub • Monkey Bar • Hen House • Lucky Lure • Santiagos Bodega • The Peacock Room • Cafe Tu Tu Tango • Orlando City Soccer • Whats2hot • Park Ave CD’s • Plush Studios • Space Bar

Luminary Judge Panel:
• Jay “Jbon” Bonadio // Owner @ Brimskins & JbonClothing

-All Brimskins & JbonClothing Products are produced in house at Cocoa Beach Warehouse location where everything is made by hand. JbonClothing is an original street wear brand that is retailed in over 3 dozen stores across the world including online outlets such as Karmaloop.com.

• Sam Flax // Owner @ Sam Flax Art Supply

-Not just for Artists ! Sam Flax has been around for almost 100 years, and over 20 years here in Orlando. Known for artists materials first and foremost, Sam Flax is much more :picture framing, Herman Miller Seating, stationery and fine pens, Giclee printing services on site, and of course
our overwhelmingly unique gift department.

• Patrick Kahn // Founder @ Snap! Cultural Events, Inc
-Patrick Kahn’s creative endeavors spans two continents and ranges from publishing a bi-annual fashion and art magazine in Los Angeles, to creating Snap! Orlando, one of the city’s fastest-growing art concepts.

• Patty Sheehan // Commissioner @ City of Orlando District 4
-Commissioner Patty Sheehan was first elected to the Orlando City Council in 2000. She served as President of the Colonialtown North Neighborhood Association, and is proud to come from a servant leadership background. Commissioner Sheehan attended the University of Central Florida and earned her B.A. in art.

• Coralie Claeysen-Gleyzon // Curator @ Jai Gallery
-Jai Gallery Director and Curator Coralie Claeysen-Gleyzon has worked in museums and art galleries across the globe, including the large 5-storey-high contemporary urban art museum URBIS in Manchester UK, and one of the highest profile galleries in the Middle East: The Third Line.

• Erin Sullivan // Editor @ Orlando Weekly
-Erin Sullivan is the editor of Orlando Weekly, an alternative newsweekly dedicated to strengthening the community by keeping readers informed about important local issues, arts, events and politics.

Musical Talent:
– DJ Bingo Balls
– Chris Bushnell

•Ages 21+
•Hosted Premium Bar
•Free with Eventbrite RSVP: http://canvascoolerorl.eventbrite.com/

Orchid Garden at Church Street
122 W. Church Street
Orlando, Florida 32801

After Party:

Monkey Bar
26 Wall St, Orlando, FL 32801

11pm onward // 21+ // Free entry

Join the conversation: #CanvasCooler @redbullORL
For more info: www.redbull.com/canvascooler

Orlando’s Snap! Space ‘TAKING FLIGHT’ Opening

You are going to want to be at this Art Show! We hope you have seen the new gallery. It is quite the gem and they are curating very fine works.

Be sure to RSVP and get your Free Ticket today!

* We are not sure sure what “Vernissage” means- we think there might be a special toast or something…

Friday, February 21 ( Vernissage : 7 – 10pm )
No cover, please register ► http://www.eventbrite.com/e/snap-space-taking-flight-opening-tickets-10586359085

Free parking in Snap! Space’s parking lot on Thornton Ave. behind the building.

‘TAKING FLIGHT’ examines the transitional and transformative state of an idea, an individual, or a collective as it evolves into a distinctive form or realization. An unconfined and unrestrained existence arises to come into being. The exhibit features the works of three international fine art photographers, two national and two local fine artists, with sculpture, multimedia installation, and jewelry art.

 Image : Volute #4 (and detail) by Gilles Soudry, courtesy Art Vitam.

Image : Volute #4 (and detail) by Gilles Soudry, courtesy Art Vitam.

Guest artists in attendance. Cash Bar, Snap! Space Art Store and Bibliotheque, and music DJ Nigel John.

‘TAKING FLIGHT’ Photographers :
• Patricia Van de Camp, Goor, Netherlands (in attendance) – ‘Butterfly Kisses’ series.
• Gilles Soudry, Paris, France (in attendance) courtesy Art Vitam (in attendance as well) – ‘Volutes’ series.
• Stephanie Jung, Schifferstadt, SW Germany – ‘Maigo Desu’ series.

• Nathan Selikoff (in attendance) – Series ‘Alluvial Fan’ sweeping organic forms w/ aerial views.
• Emilie Finney (in attendance) – Words Series.
• Todd Brittingham – Series ‘Angels’ Sculptures cast in bronze finished with unique patina.
• Daniel Wilson – Organic dye sublimation transfer art.

Artists also On View :
• Chris Scala – Visual art and sculptures.
• Blair Sligar – Soulful furniture & art Installations (Hog Eat Hog).
• Rebecca Rose – Wearable art jewelry (Sculpturings).
• Wesley Geometry – Textural design experiments through geometric paper art.
• Midtown Architecture Studio (MAS) – Courtyard light installation.

Ticket Link 

Facebook Invite

Address: 1013 E Colonial Dr Orlando, FL 32803

Snap! Space is the 5,000 sq. ft. indoor/outdoor gallery home of Snap! Orlando. www.snaporlando.com

The Little Red Dress Exhibition at Jai Gallery

You are invited to attend this clever event in downtown Orlando!

On Feb 7th Jai Gallery’s Fashion Lounge Orlando will open a one-of-a-kind exhibition and event. The Little Red Dress exhibition will gather 10 local designers’ couture dresses under one roof. For 10 days the public will have a chance to come visit the exhibition and admire their truly magnificent work. The purpose of the exhibition is for lovers to commission a one-of-a-kind experience for their valentine: the opportunity to commission a MADE-TO-MEASURE COUTURE GARMENT according to their BUDGET.

Opening Night: FRIDAY 7th FEBRUARY, 8-11pm
Exhibition: Feb 7-15th 2014.  47 E. Robinson #104, Orlando, Florida 32803

The Little Red Dress Orlando
How it works:

1) Bring your Valentine to see our Exhibition at Jai Gallery (7-15 Feb)

2) Sense which Designer they like the best

3) Make contact with us and we will connect you with the Designer

4) Decide on your Budget

5) Commission a Made-to-Measure Garment for your Valentine

6) Present your Valentine with an exclusive Gift Certificate
for the Experience of a Lifetime

The Little Red Dress: Invite from Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/417812798321640/


Raw Artists Orlando Presents GENERATION!

Come celebrate RAW’s 4th birthday with us tonight at The Abbey!

RAW Artists Orlando Presents GENERATION: a multi-faceted artistic showcase tonight! We feature film screenings, musical performances, fashion shows, body art, make-up and hair exhibits, and a full gallery of local art!

TICKETS: $10 advance | $15 night of
Let’s get creative & be inspired! 21+//Cocktail attire//8PM
Check out the line up and purchase your tickets: http://www.rawartists.org/orlando/generation

What is RAW Artists Orlando?


Buy early and SAVE $5 to use towards purchasing local art & tasty beverages
TICKETS $10 advance:http://www.rawartists.org/orlando/generation
Let’s get creative & be inspired! 21+//Cocktail attire//8PM


RAW:natural born artists Orlando RAWards Semi-Final Winners

RAW: Orlando launched their RAWards Semi-Finals competition at The Abbey. 30 local nominees were narrowed down to 9 top artists in their relative categories and now go on to represent the Orlando community in the 4th annual RAWards National Indie Arts Awards in LA, California.

Over the course of the past month the RAW:natural born artists organization hosted an online nomination process for 10,000 independent artists across the globe. The online popular vote with a local Showcase Director weigh in narrowed down the top 3-5 artists to represent Orlando in the Semi-Finals Showcase. Recently at the Semi-Finals Showcase the local community came out to cast a live vote. The community popular vote consisted of 50% and the scores of three local judges (Cindy LaFronz, Ron Legler, and Erin Sullivan) made up the other 50%.

The final 9 winners now will go on to represent Orlando in the last and final round of national judging on November 18th 2012.

Award categories include:

RAW:ORLANDO Filmmaker of the Year: TRENT DUNCAN

RAW:ORLANDO Fashion Designer of the Year: ELAITHEIA QUINN

RAW:ORLANDO Musician of the Year: BETH VANDAL

RAW:ORLANDO Visual Artist of the Year: BILL MORRISEY

RAW:ORLANDO Photographer of the Year: THUYVI GATES

RAW:ORLANDO Hairstylist of the Year: ANGEL CARDONA

RAW:ORLANDO Makeup Artist of the Year: SHANNON HOLT

RAW:ORLANDO Performing Artist of the Year: JULIENE BOTTICELLO

The national RAWards winners receive big career boosting prizes like distribution, store placement, studio time, gallery placement and consultation with industry executives and professionals.

 MORE ON RAW: RAW:natural born artists is an independent arts organization, for artists, by artists.  RAW’s mission is to provide independent artists of all creative genres, with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity. RAW connects artists with one another so that they might grow together. RAW Headquarters in based in Southern California but hosts RAW events in 21 cities across the U.S per month from February-October. They also showcase their artists online via RAWartists.org