Orange County Government, Florida
Doreen Overstreet, Public Information Officer
(407) 836-5301 (work) or (407) 592-7706 (mobile)
or Doreen.Overstreet@ocfl.net
26 June 2015
*** MEDIA ADVISORY ***
Art in Orange County: Inaugural Sculpture Exhibition and Ribbon-Cutting
July 1 at 4:30 p.m. with Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs

WHAT: Join Orange County as it celebrates the inaugural sculpture exhibition of five artists. The sculptural installation will be displayed on the Orange County Government Administration Center’s lawn for one year.

The Public Art Review Board – overseen by the Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs Advisory Council – surveyed temporary sculpture programs throughout the state and reviewed more than 100 sculptures by nearly three dozen artists. The Public Art Review Board raised $14,500 in private funds to rent sculptures from the artists for one year. In addition, a one-month sculptural installation was selected to last the opening month.

Selected artists and sculptures include:

  • Jacob Harmeling from Orlando
    “Micro Banyan”
  • Julia Ousley from Dallas, TX
    “Skyline II”
  • Chris Scala from Orlando
    “Red Ladder”
  • Jonathan Schork from St. Petersburg, FL
    “For the children of astrios & eos i: canticle”
  • One-month installation by
    (Ms.) Dale Wayne
    Altamonte Springs, FL
    “Joy’s Horizon – Building Bridges”

WHEN: Wednesday, July 1, 2015
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (ceremony begins at 5 p.m.)

WHERE: Orange County Government Administration Center – outside lawn
201 S. Rosalind Ave.
Orlando, FL 32801

INTERVIEW OPPS: Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs
Terry Olson, director of Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs
Various artists in the exhibition
Members of the Arts & Cultural Affairs Advisory Council and Public Art Review Board

FOR MORE INFO: Terry Olson
(407) 242-5790 or email: Terry.Olson@ocfl.net

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About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its citizens and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world famous theme parks, the nation’s second largest convention center, and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners including the Mayor who is elected countywide. For more information please visit www.OCFL.net or go to the Orange County facebook and twitter pages.