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Wall Street Plaza
About the Artwork
Commissioned by the City of Orlando, the colorful Orange Avenue Arch is a gateway to the Wall Street Plaza leading up to the Orange County Regional History Center. A different artist designed each side of the arch; then the two artists collaborated on the fabrication. The side pictured intermingles two natural elements that have played a prominent role in so much of Florida’s identity, economy, and history: waves representing the ocean and lakes and the citrus trees. At the center of the arch is a large blue clock.
About the Artist
J. Calvert LaFollette
J Calvert LaFollette received his BFA from Rollins College. After graduation he began creating at McRae Studios where he ran the studio for five years while exhibiting at art festivals across the United States. He has served on the gallery committed for Crealde School of Art and exhibited locally and internationally. Cal works in multiple mediums in two and three-dimensions including wood, bronze, clay and paper. His career as an artist has evolved into the culinary arts: He recently graduated from Orlando Culinary Academy’s Le Cordon Bleu Program.
Did you know?
There is a large and colorful abstract leaded glass window in the Orange County Administration Center, called Riverwalk to the Sea, that is hidden behind shutters in order to control light for the T.V. cameras which broadcast meetings held in the room. However the shutters can be opened on request.
Discover Art in Central Florida!
For those who have eyes to see, there are hundreds of works of art around them.
This web site provides some information on many of those works of art that can
be regularly viewed in Orange County by any member of the public without an
admission fee. They are outside in public view, or located in an interior area
that is normally open to the public.
Look around this web site and find something that interests you. Then go see it
in person. The information you find here will add to the pleasure of exploring
public art in Central Florida.
If, in your travels around Orange County, you come across some public art that
is not listed here, please let us know so we can add it. If you are aware of
additional information about art or artist that is included here, again, please
let us know. Together we can make this an incredible resource for people seeking
to spice up their life through exploring art.