Saturday, September 25, 2010

1st Thursday at Orlando Museum of Art Features Literature and Art

Image: Tracey Tighe, Wonderland, Acrylic, 27" x 33"

Literature Comes to Life at Orlando Museum of Art

Upcoming 1st Thursdays Event to Exhibit Works About the Written Word

The Orlando Museum of Art's (OMA's) 1st Thursdays event, From Words to Works, taking place October 7 from 6 - 9pm, will feature artistic works inspired by the written word - plays, poems, novels, song lyrics, children's books and more.

The Kerouac Project and Orange County Public Library along with several performance art groups will be onsite to provide a unique interactive experience for guests. Live performances will include poetry readings by Orlando Poetry Troupe, Roving Ravings by Mad Man Michael Gavin, and gypsy jazz music by The Cook Trio.

Along with a complimentary tour of the OMA's current exhibition, Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey, the evening will include opportunities for guests to enjoy the fresh, organic fare of Infusion Tea, to learn about the local arts and cultural scene from Florida Artists Registry and Red Chair Project and to view Edward Gorey-inspired works by UCF Visual Arts and Theater Department Students. Handcrafted beers from Shipyard and Seadog Brewing Co. and wine poured by Premier Beverage Co. will be available for purchase throughout the night.

Admission to 1st Thursdays is $10, always free for OMA Members, and includes access to the OMA's featured exhibition Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey. Parking is free at Orlando Loch Haven Park; overflow parking is available at the Orlando Science Center parking garage. For more information, call 407 896 4231 x260, or visit

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