Orange County Government, Florida
Lindy Shepherd, Arts & Cultural Affairs
(407) 836-0913
16 September 2016
Vibrant Paintings by Giuseppe Corazzina Open the Art in the Chambers Exhibition Series, Sept. 19
Join us for the reception in Commission Chambers, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

What:

Art in the Chambers Opening Reception featuring paintings by Giuseppe Corazzina

When:

Monday, Sept. 19, 2016
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Exhibit continues through Jan. 5, 2017

Where:

Commission Chambers
Orange County Government Administration Center
201 S. Rosalind Ave.
Orlando, FL 32801

Who:

Winter Park-based, internationally exhibited artist Giuseppe Corazzina will be in attendance as well as Director of Arts & Cultural Affairs Terry Olson.

Orange County, FL – The opening reception for artist Giuseppe Corazzina kicks off the Art in the Chambers 2016-17 series, and has the distinction of being the 39th exhibition presented in the Orange County program.

Born in Padua, Italy, Corazzina has made Orange County his home since 1996, and continues to be a working exhibitor and instructor in the visual arts. He has taught studio arts courses and workshops at Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College and the University of Central Florida.

“In my work, I wish to convey the daily emotions which are an integral part of my journey through life, of which I am the protagonist and active participant,” says Corazzina in his artist statement. “My paintings are purely emotional and are strongly influenced by visionary and fanciful atmosphere or moods.”

Curated by Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs, four-month-long exhibitions of visual artworks in all media are rotated three times a year in the Commission Chambers on the first floor of the Orange County Government Administration Center. This exhibition of paintings by Giuseppe Corazzina represents the 39th exhibition in the Art in the Chambers series, which was designed and implemented by Terry Olson, Director, Arts & Cultural Affairs.

“As you know, the Commission Chambers is a busy room. In many ways, it is the living room of our Orange County home,” says Olson. “During any particular quarter of the year, approximately 75 to 100 events take place here ─ board meetings, advisory councils and review boards, the State legislative delegation, departmental briefings and associated awards ceremonies.”

Olson continues, “The Art in the Chambers program allows us to showcase some of the art from our local museums and collections and the art of some of the nationally known artists that live or work in Orange County. Not only do the thousands of people who come through these Chamber doors get to see these creative works, but also all those who pass through the remote portal of Orange TV and Vision TV, as well.”

The Arts & Cultural Affairs Office was established by Mayor Richard T. Crotty and the Board of County Commissioners in 2001. The mission is to “elevate Central Florida’s arts and culture to the status of that befitting a world-class community,” an initiative that continues to receive resounding endorsement from Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs.

“The long-standing ‘Art in Chambers’ program adds a wonderful dimension of human expression to our County Commission chambers,” said Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs. “We are deeply proud to regularly present visual art by acclaimed artists from our community, as well as works that are part of significant local collections. In addition to their obvious artistic and aesthetic quality, the many genres of art represented through the ‘Art in Chambers’ programs help to demonstrate our commitment to diversity of expression – a wonderful complement to the public deliberations and conversations that take place each week in our chambers.”

Coming Soon
Opening January 9, 2017, reception 5:30-6:30 p.m., featuring Art Faculty of Valencia College.
Opening May 8, 2017, reception 5:30-6:30 p.m., TBA.

For more information, please visit ocfl.net/arts, or call (407) 836-4450.

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