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. Pictured: "Sweet Potatoes," 2012, watercolor on paper, 29 x 40 ½ inches
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."
June 26 – Sept. 27, 2015
Standing Strong in the Spirit: A Selection of Folk Art by Southern Women
Drawing from public and personal collections, this exhibit starts from a historical perspective, with pieces by master folk artists such as Nellie Mae Rowe and Clementine Hunter. A fresh perspective is added by new artists coming from a folk tradition, including Lucy Hunnicutt and Laurie Popp, among others. Come see a variety of artistic media, from traditional painting and sculpture to textiles and found-object sculpture. This exhibition teams three curators: Jeanine Taylor of Jeanine Taylor Folk Art gallery in Sanford; Frank Holt, executive director of the Mennello Museum; and Genevieve Bernard, curator of education for the Mennello Museum
June 26 – Sept. 27, 2015
Baskets and Boxes: The Ceramic World of Sang Roberson
Sang 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 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.