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Wednesday, August 22

2 p.m. – Sneak Peek of Two New Local Exhibitions

Mennello Museum of American Art, 900 East Princeton Street

Get a sneak peek of the Mennello Museum of American Art’s two newest exhibitions, Our Orlando: Making Sense of Our World and American Youth: Our Future, before they are officially open to the public on Friday. At the sneak peek, you’ll have exclusive interviews with several of the artists behind the works. Additional information about the two exhibitions, featuring paintings, sculptures and abstract art, include:

  • Our Orlando: Making Sense of Our World, features work from four rising Orlando artists: Sarah M. Bender, Peterson Guerrier, Boy Kong and Kelly Joy Ladd. These artists conceptualize a multitude of relationships within the shared world, ranging from the personal and familiar to the mysterious and universal. In this exhibition, human experience is depicted in various two and three-dimensional pieces.
  • American Youth: Our Future showcases the creativity of talented teen artists from local high schools, through an exhibition that aspires to empower rising arts and gives them a space to engage in conversations through art.

With the leadership of Michael Mennello, the city is expanding the Mennello Museum of American Art to include more space for classes while ensuring residents have access to more world-class traveling exhibitions.

During the sneak peek, Mennello Museum of American Art Executive Director Shannon Fitzgerald, Marilyn L. Mennello Associate Curator of Education Katherine Page-Navarro and various local artists exhibiting will be available for interviews.