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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

Dual-location exhibition portrays scenes of the African American experience


Too often art by what we refer to as “minorities” is forced to bear a double weight. We expect it to be not just beautiful, but also educational. Under that expectation, looking at art by women, people of color, disabled people and other artists in marginalized communities can then feel more preachy than pleasurable. Without leaving meaning or history behind, the show currently co-located at the Crealdé School of Art and the Hannibal Square Heritage Center is a pleasure to take in. Vibrant Vision is a selection of works by 20th-century African American artists drawn from the collection of Charleston painter Jonathan Green. Barbara Tiffany, Crealdé’s exhibitions curator, has chosen 26 works, some that “told profound stories about the artists …
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Every Friday afternoon, Mark Baratelli, publisher of  The Daily City, shares his picks for can’t-miss weekend events in Central Florida.
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Spotlight: Mad Cow Theatre, Paper Art Workshop, and Cirque du Soleil on Ice


Set in the deep South at the turn of the 20th century, the play “The Little Foxes” is Lillian Hellman’s great American family drama. Clashes over inheritance, business schemes, and domestic abuse define the ebb and flow of the Hubbard family, who have built their empire on cotton. The play “The Little Foxes” runs Saturday and Sunday at Mad Cow Theatre. Enjoy a day-long workshop creating a “found papers” collage using vintage book pages, sheet music, letters, and personal found papers taught by local artist Linda Saracino. Linda will provide a brief history of collages and then spend the bulk of the day providing one-on-one assistance helping students create their collages from prep to finished take-home piece. The found papers …
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The Daily City

Spotlight: OMART, The Lake, Jazz and Film Fest


An international group of 18 artists are featured in an exhibition exploring the impact of the vast scale of commerce and immigration worldwide on contemporary life. Very topical! The show Baggage Claims runs all weekend at Orlando Museum of Art. The newest collaboration between Crealdé School of Art and the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation offers a contemporary and historic window into the culture and landscape of Central Florida’s Lake Apopka during an exhibition called “The Lake: A Documentary Exploring the Land and People of Lake Apopka.” The show runs all weekend at Crealdé School of Art. Dr. Phillips Center Jazz Orchestra is performing a show called The Vocal Jazz Summit with some of Orlando’s best jazz and R&B vocalists tonight …
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Image: Tom Rankin: Handmade gravestones, crealde.org
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Photographs, Film & Theatre


For over 25 years, North Carolina photographer Tom Rankin documented rural churches and their surrounding sacred landscape. See his work on display and hear him speak about it at the Crealde School of Art Saturday 500-8:30. For more info go to crealde.org. The Florida Film Festival continues this weekend with screenings at both the Enzian Theatre and the Winter Park Village. Now in its 25th year, the Florida Film Festival is an Oscar qualifying festival, premiering the best in current, independent, and international cinema. The festival has 170 films and first-class events. Film lovers mingle with filmmakers and celebrities over hand-crafted cocktails and a delicious menu at Eden Bar and inside the theater at Enzian. For more information go to …
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