Osceola Arts partners with local businesses and government agencies to present Art in Public Places.  Artwork is currently on display at the Hart Memorial and Buena Ventura Lakes libraries, Kissimmee City Hall and Florida Hospital Celebration.

Contact Marilyn Cortes-Lovato for exhibit details and artist application.

 

Marilyn Cortes-Lovato

Director, Visual Arts

Osceola Arts

marilyn@osceolaarts.org

407-749-6607

CURRENT EXHIBITS

July 1 - August 31

Kissimmee based artist Nelson Cardenas is self-taught with an “insatiable appetite” for experimentation with all types of art mediums. He is currently incorporating fire, using the blowtorch to transform wood panel into unique works of art. “Art is very special to me and even though I don’t have a formal art education it is a big part of my life story. Like the cavemen before me, I have discovered fire. I have immersed myself in working with flames on wood and seeing, feeling, and smelling the outcome of a blowtorch. It gives me such a natural high as the wood panel transforms itself into beautiful shades that only Mother Nature can produce.” Artworks created by Nelson Cardenas will be on display at West Osceola Library in Celebration, July 1 through August 31. For more information on Art in Public Places, contact marilyn@osceolaarts.org.

West Osceola Library

June 5 - August 23

Central Florida artists Cory and Laura Jurica worked side by side at Disney’s Animal Kingdom as artists maintaining the audio-animatronics skins, show facades, props and ride show vehicles. Years of working and creating side by side evolved their individual creativity into something that is a representation of them as a couple and as a team. Laura is an award-winning photographer and published travel writer who has taken her love of travel and art to create culture inspired pieces that embrace the world we all depend on. Cory’s work has been showcased as a conglomerate collage effort entwining his textured designs with select artisans, some of whose works have displayed in the Smithsonian. The Jurica’s aim is to combine their love of art, culture and their own diverse heritage into works of art that remind their viewers, underneath the clothes and traditions of our cultures we are all the same. The Jurica’s have taken this idea of "man" coming from earth and clay, our part in the circle of life and our dependence on the resources of the earth and created their textured wall hangings from recycled content. Works created by the Jurica’s will be on display on all floors at Kissimmee City Hall from June 5 through August 23.

Kissimmee City Hall

July 1 - August 31

Anna Brunelli reaches into the depths of her feelings and emotions as her inspiration, expressing herself through the vibrant use of color, texture, and diverse subject matter. Born in Transylvania, raised in Italy and migrated to Orlando Florida, Anna is self-taught. Rarely does she begin a painting with the end in mind, but each piece develops and changes with the ebbs and flows of the energy she feels, and that which inspires her at the moment. Anna’s work covers a variety of styles from Fractal Abstract to Impressionistic, always putting her bright, vibrant colorful love of life on canvas. Works by Brunelli will be on display at the Hart Memorial Library in Kissimmee July 1 through August 31. For more information, on Art In Public Places contact marilyn@osceolaarts.org

Hart Memorial Library

July 1 - August 31

Orlando artist Jennicel Bolaños developed a passion for visual arts as a child in her native Puerto Rico. Her mother was an art consultant and her father an ordained minister. Even though she studied psychology in college, her love for artmaking continued. After getting married and raising three children, Jennicel embraced and developed her art skills while taking classes at the Creative Art Workshop in New Haven Connecticut and Paier College of Arts. Jennicel does not limit her themes to a specific subject matter. The love for her heritage, nature, portraiture, abstract among others, reflects her artistic freedom and open approach to her work. Paintings created by Jennicel Bolanos will be on display at Buenaventura Lakes Library, July 1 through August 31. For more information on Art in Public contact marilyn@osceolaarts.org

BVL Library

July 1 - August 31

Local artist Blanca Rosado has been a Kissimmee resident since 2012. Originally from New York City, her childhood was filled with art experiences and opportunities, which includes displaying work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Blanca Rosado relocated to Puerto Rico where she continued her art studies, receiving a BA from the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture. She is influenced by her cultural surroundings Her portraits revolve between sub-figurative realism and realism. Each painted figure is content to reside in the serene and almost spiritual space that they occupy. Paintings created by Blanca Rosado will be on display at the Veterans Memorial St. Cloud Library July 1 through August 31. For more information on Art in Public Places contact marilyn@osceolaarts.org

Veterans Memorial Library

NEW PUBLIC MURALS PROJECT

Art Transforms-Building a Creative Community

 

Public spaces are essential ingredients in every community.  Public spaces provide opportunities for people to meet and be exposed to a variety of neighbors. ARTisNOW: ​Osceola Arts Public Murals Project​ coming in May 2019, will join talented local artists and community members through the collaborative process of mural-making to create high-quality public murals that transform and revitalize downtown Kissimmee public spaces. This program will provide new ways of looking at the arts as a powerful force to inspire community dialogue, community development, and celebrate local culture.

 

There are  four properties in historic downtown Kissimmee that will be the first to be transformed.

 

This project is scheduled for May 11- May 18, 2019.

 

 For more information please contact me at ​marilyn@osceolaarts.org​, 407-846-6257.

Thank you to the

City of Kissimmee & Sherwin Williams

for their sponsorship of this program!

16 Broadway

Artist: Christian Stanley

120 Broadway

Artist: Steven Teller

8 Broadway

Artist: German Lemus

421 Broadway

Artist: Willie Soto

Connecting You to Creativity!

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2411 East Irlo Bronson Highway

Kissimmee, FL 34744