Fernwood String Quartet – Live at the Dr. Phillips Center

On Saturday, January 23rd the Fernwood String Quartet performed live at the Dr. Phillips Center. Visual artist Arthur L. Dawson painted alongside the Quartet. Audiences sat a safe distance away from one another while watching the show.

The Quartet performed several pieces written by local composers who are a part of the Central Florida Composers Forum. Click here to visit the Forum’s website.

Daniel Cortes Interview

Daniel Cortes is a Venezuelan American who played viola for this program. He describes the range of sounds found within the program as “esoteric” and  “lush.” Learn more about the program by watching the video above.

Program:

Five Miniatures, Austin Ashe

OMAHA, Alex Burtzos

Gigue, Stan Cording

Shock of Waking, Jim Croson

Lumina, Troy Gifford

Minimalist Madness, Joseph Gray

Billings Portrait, Charlie Griffin

Unfortunately Not A Samba, Jamie Wehr

Arthur L. Dawson painted throughout the night, even during the break between shows. He is the Resident Artist at Timucua for January 2021. Dawson is a self-taught artist who grew up in North Florida. He developed an interest in art at the age of seven when he created a comic book with himself as the superhero vanquishing evil-doers. Loïs Mailou Jones influenced him to pursue a career in fine art. Click here to visit Dawson’s website.

Gerald Law II and the Clutch

Thank you to everyone who came out. The next performance at the Dr. Phillips Center will be on Saturday, February 6th. Gerald Law II and the Clutch will play two shows on the same evening. Click here to buy tickets! 

Resident Artist – January 2021

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Arthur L. Dawson is a self-taught artist who grew up in North Florida. He developed an interest in art at the age of seven when he created a comic book with himself as the superhero vanquishing evil-doers. Loïs Mailou Jones influenced him to pursue a career in fine art. 

Learn more about Dawson in the video below.

Message from the Artist: 

“What we do as artists is not an easy job. It’s truly a labor of love. So when you spend your time and money to support the arts, we appreciate it! There is no measure of thanks for your generosity. Without you and your passion for the arts, we could not continue to do the craft we enjoy and love so much. I can’t speak for others, but at Arthur L Dawson Studio and Contemporary Masters, Inc., your support is greatly appreciated. And we hope to always answer your generosity by continuing to create and provide high-quality collectible art we all can be proud of. Your support says how you feel about us; I just thought you should know how we feel about you!”

Click here to view more works of art on Arthur L. Dawson’s website.

Live Art

Timucua hosts a 4-week residency program for visual artists. We invite painters, sculptors, and other visual artists to showcase their work in the concert hall. Artists also work on stage alongside musicians. However, due to the conditions set by COVID-19, artists now work from the safety of their homes.

Resident Artist – Paul Vincenti

Welcome, Paul Vincenti to the Resident Artist Program at Timucua! Vincenti is an oil painter who lives and works in Orlando, Florida. His paintings portray both the natural and supernatural beauty of wildlife. The light source in pieces like “Spoonbill’s Sunrise “and “Palm Square” exhibit Vincenti’s attention to detail, rendering a candid perspective of serenity found in tropical landscapes.

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Pieces like “Golden Mermaid” present a similar concept, where a warm pink light surrounds a relaxed mermaid. The subject, although supernatural, displays Vincenti’s talent to depict a peaceful portrait of tropical colors and figures. You can find this painting and more on his website.

Aritst Website:

https://paul-vincenti-800415.square.site/

Live Art

Paul will live stream his work on the following days at 1:00 pm on YouTube:

Thursday, November 5th (watch past event)
Saturday, November 7th (watch past event)
Monday, November 9th (watch past event)
Thursday, November 12th (watch past event)
Saturday, November 14th (watch past event)
Monday, November 16th (watch past event)
Thursday, November 19th (watch past event)
Saturday, November 21st (watch past event)

Timucua hosts a 4-week residency program for visual artists. We invite painters, sculptors, and other visual artists to showcase their work in the concert hall. Artists also work on stage alongside musicians. However, due to the conditions set by COVID-19, artists now work from the safety of their homes.

Resident Artist – September 2020

Welcome watercolor artist Witha Lacuesta to Timucua! Throughout September, Lacuesta will share her pieces with our community and discuss her process on Timucua Talks.

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Lacuesta has always been fascinated by watercolor paints. She loves their ability to render brilliant images from nature like animals and landscapes. Her work focuses on translating emotions through pieces like “Dancing Tree,” which inspires a whimsical notion of love and self-appreciation. “Dancing Tree” has been featured in Fifth Avenue Art Gallery and can be found on Lacuesta’s website.

Artist Website:
http://www.lacuesta-art.com/

Live Art
Timucua hosts a 4-week residency program for visual artists. We invite painters, sculptors, and other visual artists to showcase their work in the concert hall. Artists also work on stage alongside musicians. However, due to the conditions set by COVID-19, artists now work from the safety of their homes.

Resident Artist – August 2020

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About Jiha Moon:
Jiha Moon is Timucua’s resident artist for the month of August. Jiha creates iconic figures with cultural references from around the world. She says “I am a cartographer of cultures and an icon maker in my lucid worlds.” She references colors and designs from popular cultures, like Korean temple paintings and internet emoticons.

Jiha is a from DaeGu, Korea. She lives and works in Atlanta, GA. She received her MFA from the University of Iowa, Iowa City. Her works have been acquired by Asia Society, New York, NY, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, and many more. She is the recipient of prestigious Joan Mitchell foundation’s painter and sculptor’s award for 2011. Her mid-career survey exhibition, “Double Welcome: Most everyone’s mad here” organized by Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and Taubman Museum has toured more than 10 museum venues around the country until 2018.

Website

http://jihamoon.com/

Live Art
Timucua hosts a 4-week residency program for visual artists. We invite painters, sculptors, and other visual artists to showcase their work in the concert hall. Artists also work on stage alongside musicians. However, due to the conditions set by COVID-19, artists now work from the safety of their homes.

Empower the Arts Campaign

Introducing the United Arts Empower the Arts Campaign

Timucua is proud to partner with eleven other Central Florida arts organizations for the Empower the Arts Campaign! From July 15 – September 15, 2020, United Arts will match 15% of your donation (e.g., you donate $100 and they donate an additional $15)!

This is an incredible opportunity to support Timucua’s artistic, educational, and wellness programming. We have a goal of raising $25,000 for the campaign, which will help us continue delivering great live stream and rebroadcast concerts, as well as visual art, educational, and wellness programming while our doors are closed.

CLICK HERE TO EMPOWER TIMUCUA

On August 5th at 7:30 PM, the founders Benoit Glazer and Elaine Corriveau will perform with their children on the Timucua stage. The show is a throwback to original Timucua concerts when the family entertained neighborhood guests. In order to watch, you must donate through United Arts by July 31st. Every dollar helps. Click the link below and donate today!

CLICK HERE TO EMPOWER TIMUCUA

Resident Artist – July 2020

Roberto González:
Welcome Roberto González, Timucua’s resident artist for the month of July. Roberto paints a colorful perspective of Mexican heritage that outlines a story of self-discovery. His polyptych mural “The Continental Shelf” illustrates a fluid mix of blues swirling around the One Eleven building in downtown Orlando. He showcases work around Central Florida, participating in the Hispanic Artists and Culture Exhibition at the Osceola Center for the Arts. Timucua’s music publication Piano Anthology Number One features Roberto’s “Night Sea” on the front cover. We are excited to share his work with our audience this month!

Website
http://www.artbyrobertogonzalez.com/

Live Art
Timucua hosts a 4-week residency program for visual artists. We invite painters, sculptors, and other visual artists to showcase their work in the concert hall. Artists also work on stage alongside musicians. However, due to the conditions set by COVID-19, artists now work from the safety of their homes.

Juneteenth Read-Along

Juneteenth For Mazie By Floyd Cooper

Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when slavery finally ended in America. Although the Emancipation Proclamation formally freed slaves two and a half years earlier, the order was slow to take effect in Southern states like Texas and Florida. Many slaveholders moved further South during the American Civil War to escape the fighting. On June 18, Union Army General Granger arrived at Galveston Island in Texas on behalf of the federal government. The following day, Granger announced the total emancipation of enslaved people.

Sankofa Read Aloud presents a reading series on YouTube that addresses the need for representation of African Americans in children’s literature. The Sankofa Read Aloud page says, “ I believe that it is vital that African American children are able to see themselves within the beautiful stories that they read. At Sankofa Read Aloud, your child will encounter a variety of short stories written for them by amazing authors.” 

Juneteenth For Mazie by Floyd Cooper empowers children by teaching them about the liberation of African Americans.

Timucua also believes that children learn the importance of their identity through representation in the arts. Juneteenth For Mazie by Floyd Cooper empowers children by teaching them about the liberation of African Americans. Cooper’s character Mazie learns about self-value by honoring her ancestor’s journey to freedom. This year we invite you and your family to read Cooper’s book and celebrate Juneteenth.

Click here to purchase Juneteenth For Mazie on Amazon Smile.

Resident Artist – June 2020

Live Art 

Timucua hosts a 4-week residency program for visual artists. We invite painters, sculptors, and other visual artists to showcase their work in the concert hall. Artists also work live on stage alongside musicians. However, due to the conditions set by COVID-19, our resident artists are working from the safety of their homes. 

About Virginia Zuelsdorf: 

This June, Virginia Zuelsdorf joins Timucua Arts Foundation in presenting a series of inspiring live stream performances. Zuelsdorf is a local Orlando painter and photographer. Her visual art reflects a “multi-hued” dream expressed through portraits of nature. Zuelsdorf pulls inspiration from Impressionists and German Expressionists, both of which embody the artist’s inner feelings and ideas about reality. 

Click here to view Zuelsdorf’s Instagram 

Click here to view Zuelsdorf’s Website