Orlando, FL — March 16, 2017
The Mennello Museum of American Art is pleased to announce the loan extension of Alice Aycock’s large-scale works in our Marylin L. Mennello Sculpture Garden through September 2018, and Aycock’s subsequent visit to the museum for an artist talk on March 22.
Shannon Fitzgerald, Executive Director, shares: “I am thrilled to announce that The Mennello Museum of American Art will be able to share the stunning Alice Aycock sculptures with Orlando audiences and visitors for one more year! Alice’s work has resonated with so many in our community and people are delighted to experience such world class sculpture in such a beautiful setting.”
The Mennello Museum inaugurated Grounds for Exhibitions in September 2016 with a year-long loan of two sculptures, Waltzing Matilda and Twin Vortexes, by American sculptor Alice Aycock. The beautiful works were originally part of series of seven sculptures in Aycock’s significant outdoor exhibition on Park Avenue in Manhattan, Park Avenue Paper Chase. Grounds for Exhibition will continue to feature large-scale sculpture exhibitions by nationally renowned American artists who otherwise would not be shared with Orlando audiences.
On the activation of our Grounds for Exhibitions in 2016, Shannon Fitzgerald stated: “It is thrilling to inaugurate this outdoor exhibition program with such beautiful work by Alice Aycock, one of America’s most recognized and respected sculptors of her generation. I think visitors will delight in experiencing the stunning sculptures nestled in our lakeside landscape that challenges perspective, materiality, whimsy, and nature—in all its power and fragility. She continues, “This is an extraordinary opportunity for our community to contemplate the vital role art has and the impact it can have when shared in the Public realm.”
Artist Talk: Alice Aycock
March 22 ● 6 p.m.
We invite you to join us on Wednesday, March 22, to meet the artist behind the incredible sculptures. The Mennello Museum will be hosting an artist talk with Alice Aycock at 6 p.m. Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne while Alice speaks about her influences and highlights of her work in sculpture and drawing over her career from the early 1970s to present.
Champagne provided by The Fresh Market Mills Park.
PLEASE NOTE THE BELOW REQUIRED CREDITS FOR IMAGES.
Alice Aycock, Waltzing Matilda, 2014, Reinforced Fiberglass, 15′ high x 15′ wide x 18′ long, courtesy Alice Aycock Studio, New York.
Alice Aycock, Twin Vortexes, 2014, aluminum, 12′ high x 12′ wide x 18′ long, courtesy Alice Aycock Studio, New York.
Alice Aycock Photo. Photo: Kristine Larsen
The Mennello Museum of American Art, established in November 1998, is owned and operated by the City of Orlando. This intimate cultural gem located in Loch Haven Cultural Park, is just minutes from downtown Orlando, and is housed in what was once the private home of Howard Phillips, son of local philanthropist Dr. P. Phillips. Among the Mennello Museum’s many treasures is the permanent collection of paintings by self-taught artist Earl Cunningham (1893-1977), which was generously donated from the collection of Michael A. Mennello and Marilyn Logsdon Mennello.
On view now through May 7, BO BARTLETT: AMERICAN ARTIST. This exhibition presents large-scale oil paintings that are figurative, psychologically imbued, beautifully rendered, and wonderfully sublime by one of the most significant American Realist painters of his generation.
The Mennello Museum is located at 900 E. Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32803.
The Mennello Museum of American Art is generously supported by the City of Orlando and Friends of The Mennello Museum of American Art. Additional funding is provided by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program and United Arts of Central Florida.
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