FREE HUGS – WITH MISS ZUKIE

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FREE HUGS  – BY ARTIST MISS ZUKIE

“Zukies are mysterious creatures that do not talk. They communicate with thought bubbles and facial expressions. Zukies intend to generate emotions through their visual thoughts and that is how they create an emotional bond with us.” – Miss Zukie

Exhibition Opening night
3rd Thursday
Jan 21 2016
6P-10P
Through
Exhibit Closing
Feb 13 2016

Redefine Art Gallery
29 S. Orange Ave Orlando FL 32801
CityArts Factory Building Downtown

Third Thursday Downtown Orlando Art Walk – Free Admission

http://www.zukies.net/
http://www.redefinegallery.com/

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-fiVe- Art Show with Little Joe’s Primrose Tattoo Parlour

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Primrose Tattoo Parlour — V —Five Year Anniversary Art Show

This December, Third Thursday is a special day. Redefine Gallery & Primrose Tattoo share a birthday, and this December marks the 5 year anniversary of opening both of our current locations.

We are super excited to celebrate this milestone with our friends at Primrose by hosting an art show showcasing the work of the many multitalented artists of Primrose Tattoo.

Come by for the Third Thursday Art opening and see the new artwork from Little Joe and friends that will include a variety of mediums, styles, and subject matter.

Third Thursday

December 17 2015

6PM – 10PM

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Show Close – Jan 15 2016

 

Redefine Gallery

www.redefinegallery.com

29 S. Orange Ave. Orlando FL 32801 at the CityArts Factory.

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Choose The Wolf You Feed – Opening Photos

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“CHOOSE THE WOLF YOU FEED”

An old women told her granddaughter: “My child, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, and resentment. The other is good. It is joy, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, and bravery.” The girl thought about it, and asked, “Grandmother, which wolf wins? The old woman quietly replied, “The one you feed.”

At Redefine Gallery we love to support and encourage the next generation of artists. Our exhibit this month is a special collaboration with the local art group: ArtReach Orlando. We teamed up with ArtReach and artist Boy Kong to put together an art show featuring a group of children that live in the community of Bithlo. ArtReach has been working with these children on various art projects, and we will be showcasing a few of the works they have produced, as well as some photography focusing on these children in their community, by photographer Wille J. Allen Jr.

This event is free and open to the public – Donations and a portion of art sales will go to benefit ArtReach Orlando and the children they work with.
Donations and purchases can be made at the gallery. Donations are also accepted on the ArtReach website here: artreachorlando.org/donate-now

Below is more information about ArtReach Orlando and what they do.

*ArtReach Orlando:
ArtReach Orlando is an art outreach program that works with children in underserved areas of Orange County, Florida. We are a 501 © 3 non-profit that explores the nexus between art and social justice.
Our Mission: ArtReach Orlando supports art projects that foster creativity and hope, develop self-esteem, and offer children a platform to reflect, re-vision, and rejoice. By fostering creativity, we are encouraging and empowering children to imagine the positive changes they wish to see and be in their own lives, their communities, and the world.

*SAAFE Project:
SAAFE: Social Awareness – Arts For Empowerment is a special initiative and partnership between ArtReach Orlando and The Orlando Repertory Theatre. SAAFE combines visual, written, and dramatic arts programming to engage middle school students in conversation about how we treat one another and give them insight into the dynamics of bullying. The interactive programming provides students the ability to explore bullying from the inside-out; understand why people bully, the causes & effects of bullying, and the individual part they play in bullying. We hope this program will create an open conversation about bullying to raise awareness and help students understand how they can address it in their own school community.

*Art Truck Mobile Classroom:
Last summer ArtReach Orlando became the proud owners of a 1989 Born Free camper. The camper has been converted to our very own Mobile Art Classroom. Full Blown Advanced Automotive restored the truck, and Hittn Skins designed its graphic wrap, customizing it into a functioning art studio. The art truck made its debut voyage in March 2015. This amazing mobile art classroom has enabled ArtReach to provide hands-on arts programming featuring professional local artists to children and their families in underserved areas of Orlando and Orange County. ArtReach is “Taking the Art Mobile!”

*Community Outreach: Bithlo United Global Outreach and Orange County Academy
In 2012, ArtReach Orlando began working with students at Orange County Academy in Bithlo, FL through a community outreach initiative with United Global Outreach. ArtReach provided a free children’s summer art camp in partnership with Orange County Academy and hired award-winning photojournalist, Wille J. Allen Jr., to document the faces, culture and living conditions of Bithlo residents. The children’s artwork and photographers were featured in an installation called the “Welcome to Bithlo” Art Show in August of 2012. The exhibit called attention to the past, present and future of an ignored community in Central Florida. We are excited to announce that we have returned to Bithlo! ArtReach Orlando’s Artist-in-Residence, Jenn Benner, is currently providing art classes once a week to students at Orange County Academy and we will be offering a special free winter break art camp. Orange County Academy is a K-12 school that takes in children who have fallen through the cracks of public school education and who need a little more love and attention. We’re so honored to be a part of the great work being done there.

“CHOOSE THE WOLF YOU FEED”

November 19 2015
6pm – 9pm
Redefine Gallery
29 S. Orange Ave.
Orlando, FL 32801

Show runs through Dec 11 2015

www.redefinegallery.com
artreachorlando.org
www.boykongart.com
www.williejallenjr.com

 

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ODDITIES

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REDEFINE GALLERY PRESENTS – ODDITIES

An extraordinary mixed medium group art exhibition.

Experience in person the fantastic and gruesome works of Taxidermy, Osteology, Curiosities, Skulls and the Bizarre from some of the leading artists in the country. Artists include Forgotten Boneyard, RatBro Team, The Artwork of Valency Genis, Bonelust, ButterflyBabe, and many more!

October 15th 2015

6-10pm….

Redefine Gallery

29 S. Orange Ave. Orlando FL 32801 at the CityArts Factory.

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Saltimbanques

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All new collection of paintings by Chad Pollpeter.

Pollpeter has been working on the series over the past couple of years and this will be the first time they will be shown together. The Paintings depict a series of circus performers such as tightrope walkers, trapeze artists, acrobats, etc. Each painting features a different act completed in a variety of monochromatic color schemes with the use of high value contrast.

September 17th 2015

6-10pm.

Redefine Gallery

29 S. Orange Ave. Orlando FL 32801 at the CityArts Factory.

Enchanted Damsels

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ENCHANTED DAMSELS

Featuring the works of Artist – DIDI / Diana Contreras

August 20 2015 // 6P-10P

At Redefine Gallery / Downtown Arts District/CityArts Factory

3rd Thursday Downtown Orlando Art Walk

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“Enchanted Damsels” is a collection of works created by Miami-based artist Diana “Didi” Contreras, this collection is an exploration of femininity set in whimsical portraiture.

Along with the Enchanted Damsels collection, Didi will be premiering her new collection of works on wood as well as her first mural in Orlando.

www.dianacontreras.com

INKSTAINS

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REDEFINE GALLERY   -presents-   INKSTAINS

By Artist Scott Lukacs

JULY 16 2015

6PM – 10PM

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AUG 15 2015

Opening reception will be 07/16/15 6P-10P During the Third Thursday, Downtown Orlando Art Walk at CityArts Factory.

Scott is an Orlando local, multifaceted artist. He is a full time tattoo artist at Rise Above Tattoo on Mills Ave., and the owner of Rebel RePrints print shop, near Lake Ivanhoe. (Soon to be relocating due to condensed-living development destruction of neighborhoods.)

Check out his print work at RebelReprints.com

Scott will be displaying new works that have a unique combination of styles, with tattoo influenced imagery, colorful, illustrative, bold linework, as well as work with loose, gestural, interpretive line, that feels heavily influenced by traditional Asian works.

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lukacsarts.com

RedefineGallery

OrlandoSlice/CityArts

3rdthu.com

WAX NOSTALGIC

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WAX NOSTALGIC
Crayon Carvings by Hoang Tran
June 18 2015
THIRD-THURSDAY
6PM – 10PM
Through July 10
REDEFINE GALLERY
29 S. Orange Ave.
Orlando, FL 32801
At CityArts Factory
About The Artist-
Wax Nostalgic is the work of Hoang Tran, an artist residing in Sunnyvale, CA. Hoang carves geek and pop culture inspired characters out of everyday crayons. He draws influence from a variety of sources including movies, television, animation, comic books and video games.
Each crayon is hand carved using precise dental instruments under a bright light with the naked eye. The multiple colors that some of the carvings have are not made with paint. Instead wax from other colored crayons is melted and carefully applied to the main crayon. Thus each carving is made completely out of crayon wax.
Hoang enjoys combining the nostalgia of crayons from our childhood with the nostalgia of our favorite characters we grew up loving. By using crayons in an entirely new way, he hopes to encourage creative thinking outside the (crayon) box along with showing how ordinary things can become extraordinary.
Words from the Artist –
My background probably isn’t typical for an artist. Growing up I was very artistic and enjoyed being creative. However eventually art became less important during everyday schooling so I did it less and less as time went on. Luckily though I was a very bright student and found myself in dentistry school years later. Unfortunately after three years there, I came to the realization that dentistry was not for me and I made the difficult decision to withdraw from school. I decided I wanted to try to find a more creative career path. During this time when I was trying to find myself and what I wanted to do in life, I came across carving crayons and have been doing it ever since.
I didn’t come up with the idea of carving crayons myself. Around the first year of dental school, I saw the work of Diem Chau online who carved some animals out of crayons. That in itself was remarkable, however what really struck me was the fact that I was doing something similar to that already. During the first years of dental school, we had to carve teeth out of wax to help learn dental anatomy and improve our hand skills. So when I saw Diem Chau’s work, I knew I already had the tools and skills to do it myself. I wanted to give it a try but I was just too busy at the time. After I quit dental school, a friend of mine was putting on a small art show. She asked if I wanted to participate and I agreed to. While brainstorming what to make for it, I remembered the idea of carving crayons. I gave it a try and they were well received at the show. Then I posted my work online which also became popular. Because of this and since I also enjoyed doing it, I just kept on going.
Links-
Artist Website – http://hqtran.tumblr.com/
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