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Our Orlando Opening Reception

August 24, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


The Mennello Museum of American Art is pleased to present “Our Orlando: Making Sense of our World” and “American Youth: Our Future.” Both exhibitions will be on view at the Mennello Museum­ from August 24 through October 7.

Our Orlando: Making Sense of our World will feature the work of four rising local artists: Sarah M Bender, Peterson Guerrier, Boy Kong., and Kelly Joy Ladd. These four artists conceptualize a multitude of relationships within our shared world – ranging from the personal and familiar to the mysterious and universal. In this exhibition, human experience is depicted, varied as it is in its accounts, through figuration and form, in two and three dimensions. The voices and visions of the artists presented here can be seen in a consideration of how we, as humans, relate to one another and our time on earth by reflecting upon their representations of individuality and imagination.

City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, the Friends of the Mennello Museum of American Art, the Mennello Museum Board of Trustees together with Executive Director, Shannon Fitzgerald, invite you to the opening reception.

Opening Reception
Friday, August 24, 2018

Members-only Preview
5:30–6:30 p.m.

Public Reception
6:30–8:30 pm

American Youth Winners Announcement
6:30 pm

Catered by Runway Catering Group
Music by FoxForce005
$10 for Non-Members | Free for Mennello Museum Members

Non-member Tickets » bit.ly/ourorlando2018

Join us for an Our Orlando Artists Panel on Saturday, September 15, from 1 – 2 p.m. Curator Katherine Navarro will moderate a panel discussion with the artists from OUR ORLANDO as they consider creativity in practice, inspiration, and the stories yet to tell. Join Sarah M. Bender, Peterson Guerrier, Boy Kong and Kelly Joy Ladd as they discuss their experiences in the art world.
Non-Member Tickets » https://squ.re/2LIyS5b

Please note: Guest passes, 2-for-1 passes, reciprocal memberships, or any other special offers are not valid for special events at The Mennello Museum. Orlando Museum of Art Memberships are not transferable for entrance or special events at The Mennello Museum.


August 24, 2018
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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The Mennello Museum of American Art
900 East Princeton Street
Orlando, FL 32803 United States
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