June 26 – Sept. 27, 2015
Folk Art by Southern Women
Curated by Jeanine Taylor of Jeanine Taylor Folk Art Gallery and Genevieve Bernard, Curator of Education, this exhibit will feature pieces from the Mennello Museum's permanent collection, going back to the museum's original mission of featuring American self-taught or folk artists. The exhibit will include a variety of artistic mediums from traditional painting and sculpture to textiles and found-object sculpture. The museum will partner with Jeanine Taylor Folk Art Gallery in Sanford to supplement is own collection.
June 26 – Sept. 27, 2015
The Ceramic World of Sang Roberson
Roberson’s work is greatly influenced by her love of nature and organic forms. She grew up in the Mississippi Delta surrounded by natural beauty and her goal is to re-create the simple, serene shapes of nature in her terracotta art. Roberson has exhibited at the Smithsonian Craft Show and in galleries and museums throughout the U.S., as well as in Europe and South America. She is recipient of an NEA fellowship. The Mennello will work directly with Roberson to acquire the pieces to be featured in this exhibit.
Oct. 16, 2015 – Jan. 3, 2016
Mary Whyte: A Portrait of Us
Watercolor artist Mary Whyte is a teacher and author whose figurative paintings have earned national recognition. A resident of Johns Island, S.C., Whyte garners much of her inspiration from the Gullah descendants of coastal Carolina slaves. Her portraits are included in numerous corporate, private, university and museum collections and have been featured in a variety of national and international publications and on CBS Sunday Morning. The Mennello will include a series of iPad installations throughout the gallery to allow visitors to listen to audio recordings of stories collected by Whyte that share stories behind her work. In cooperation with Coleman Fine Art, Charleston, S.C.
EVENINGS WITH THE DIRECTOR
Every second Tuesday - 6:00 pm
Join Executive Director Frank Holt for a gallery walk.
Call 407.246.4278 for reservations
General Admission required.
The 10th Annual Orlando Folk Festival
February 11th and 12th, 2012
10 am to 5 pm
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The Orlando Folk Fest and The Mennello Museum of American Art are proud to be a part of Artsfest:
Our 2015 Exhibition Series celebrates "Storytellers of the South: Voices of Women."
January 23 – June 7, 2015
Real Lives: Observations and Reflections by Dale Kennington
Dale Kennington is a contemporary painter working in the style of New American Realism. Her imagery is often of anonymous, passive individuals engaged in simple activities of everyday life in which anyone may recognize themselves. Kennington’s work is included in numerous public and private collections and she was recognized by the Alabama State Council on the Arts with the Governor’s Arts Award in 2009 and by the Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Travel as one of Alabama’s Master Artists. Curated by Lee A. Gray, PhD. Pictured: Dale Kennington, "Always Alone."
The 2015 "Storytellers of the South: Voices of Women" exhibitions are sponsored by the City of Orlando and the Friends of The Mennello Museum of American Art with funding from Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program.