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An Evening With Fabulous Friends

Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 6:00 PM

The Friends of the Mennello Museum invite you to celebrate together again in person for An Evening With Fabulous Friends.

Join us under the stars at the Mennello Museum of American Art. 

Featuring Orlando Artists | Cocktails | Dinner | Live Music | Tribute to our Founders

More to Come!

Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors:

Want to support the museum as a sponsor of this event? Call us at 407-246-4278.

An Evening with Fabulous Friends, 2022 Invitational Artwork by:

John Baker  

Mary Bel

Edson Campos

Loura Parks Dobbs

Donna Dowless

Jim Hobart 

Marlene London

Martha Jo Mahoney

Matt Maher, Mojo Metal Works

Heather Nagy

Jon Napoles 

Robert Ross

Paul Scarborough

Jamieson Thomson-Thomas 

Lillian Verkins 

And the 2022 Evening with Fabulous Friends Featured Artist: Mindy Colton

Free Family Funday

Every second Sunday of the month is Free Family Funday! 

On the 2nd Sunday of each month – Join us at the museum for free admission all day, plus a fine art project! Docent touring and art making are back!  Talk about the art with our knowledgable educators and then create your own work!

Each Free Family Funday has a different art project based on the artists of the current exhibition, their subject matter, and their methods. Check out the photos and videos below to see some of the projects we’ve been making between 2020 – 2022!

We would LOVE to see your projects. Share it with us on social media using #MennelloMuseum

Other past projects have included cyanotypes with Orlando based artist John Baker during the Edward Steichen photography exhibition; Ink Pouring Portraits during the Firelei Baez exhibit; and Stained Glass-like landscapes during the Lawrence Lebduska exhibit.  

Free Family Fundays

September 11, 2022 | Free Family Funday | Braiding Coasters in the Breeze

August 14, 2022 | Free Family Funday | Personifying Color Fields

July 10, 2022 | Free Family Funday | Carving Soap Sculptures

June 12, 2022 | Free Family Funday | Puffy Paint Party

May 8, 2022 | Free Family Funday | Kitchen Lithography

April 10, 2022 | Free Family Funday |

March 13, 2022 | Free Family Funday | Melting Wax Paintings

February 13, 2022 | Free Family Funday | Candy Crowns

January 9, 2022 | Free Family Funday | Blackout Poetry

December 12, 2021 | Free Family Funday | Freedom Lanterns

November 14, 2021 | Virtual Free Family Funday | Writing and Drawing Manga

October 10, 2021 | Virtual Free Family Funday | Wood Block Printing Patterns

September 12, 2021 | Virtual Free Family Funday | Origami Kimono Bookmarks

August 8 2021 | Virtual Free Family Funday | Flowers and their Language

July 11 2021 | Virtual Free Family Funday | Mumma and the Fauves

June 13, 2021 | Virtual Free Family Funday | Painting with Play-Doh

May 9, 2021 | Virtual Free Family Funday | Mumma’s Signature Portraits

April 14, 2021 | Virtual Free Family Funday | Ripped Landscapes

March 14, 2021 | Virtual Free Family Funday | Plant and Animal Motifs in Watercolor

February 14, 2021 | Virtual Free Family Funday | Relief Printing Valentine’s Cards

January 10, 2021 | Virtual Free Family Funday | Tablets

December 13, 2020 | Virtual Free Family Funday | Chalk Murals

November 8, 2020 | Virtual Free Family Funday | Painting on Wood

October 11, 2020 | Virtual Free Family Funday | Create Your Own Zine

September 13, 2020 | Virtual Free Family Funday | DIY Watercolors


August 9, 2020 | Virtual Free Family Funday | Eco Weaving


July 12, 2020 | Virtual Free Family Funday | Mobiles

April 2020 | Virtual Free Family Funday | Botanical Printing


Past projects have also included:

Alice Aycock: Waltzing Matilda and Twin Vortexes

Grounds for Exhibitions − Inaugural Outdoor Exhibitions Series
On view since September 2016

The Mennello Museum inaugurates Grounds for Exhibitions with two large-scale works by American sculptor Alice Aycock installed in the Marilyn L. Mennello Sculpture Garden. The beautiful works, Waltzing Matilda and Twin Vortexes were originally part of a series of seven sculptures in Aycock’s significant outdoor exhibition on Park Avenue in Manhattan entitled Park Avenue Paper Chase. Grounds for Exhibition features year-long large-scale sculpture exhibitions by nationally renowned American artists who otherwise would not be shared with Orlando audiences.

Shannon Fitzgerald states: “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.”