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Indie-Folkfest 2019 Artists & Artisans

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All of Lure Paper Goods‘ cards, journals and posters are designed by us and printed by hand in our studio. We aim to say the things you want to say in a fresh way. Our cards are personal. They’re extensions of our personalities and interests. They may be inspired by a love of all things vintage. They may make you laugh. They may raise an eyebrow.

John Baker
Specializing in Black and White Photography with the option of Custom Framing

Jon Napoles
A self-described Southern Fauve, Jon Napoles paints vivid themes of Southern Revelry on reclaimed window panes. His media also include acrylic on panel.

Creative extraordinaire Dawn Schreiner is set to debut her Star Valentines at the Indie-Folkfest! We are convinced this thoughtful illustrator, visual storyteller and folk artist never sleeps, judging by her incredible energy and output, including daily posts of timely illustrations on her Facebook page.

To A Certain Degree
Nick Georgoudiou fell in love with radio and likely the sound of his own voice while volunteering at WUCF-FM 89.9 in the mid-90s. TaCD is a weekly interview show on WPRK FM 91.5. The show is also converted to a podcast available in all the usual podcast places including iTunes and SoundCloud.


Life’s Palette crafts living succulents and air plants artfully into new homes of found wood and shells!

Annette King
Annette King creates art-to-wear dresses, jackets, handbags, and onesies made from vintage handkerchiefs and lace!



Lady Lion Creations
Handmade flower crowns for all occasions: weddings, birthdays, festivals, celebrations. Because life is better with flowers in your hair…


Kathy Ivers
Kathy is a folk and jazz singer since the age of seven and has been painting her whole life. She wants to show the world what she feels through her art.


Just Okay Things & Leviathan Artworks
Just Okay and Leviathan Artworks offer originally designed and hand-printed shirts and other accessories like pins and stickers. They have handmade art prints made with traditional methods such as woodcut and copper etching. Their goal is to provide people with unique t-shirts that make them feel good when they are wearing them and inevitably complemented in them!


Pat High
Meteorites, dinosaur parts, Florida artifacts and fossils mounted in fine silver and 14K gold. Period replica copper and sterling silver hand-hammered chains, cloak pins, bracelets, and earrings. Psychic readings using astrology, tarot, palmistry and tea leaves.


Kicking Cones
Katrina Constantine is a comic artist and illustrator from Orlando. Specializing in digital art, Constantine began teaching herself to illustrate digitally in 2001 and launched her own blog, Kicking Cones, in 2010. Constantine constructs witty and touching illustrations infused with meaning in short comics featuring her dogs, famous penguins and a cast of light-hearted, personified flora and fauna.


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Questions? Contact Katherine Navarro
407.246.4278  ext. 4861  •  kpagemennello@gmail.com

Indie Folkfest 2019 Vendors

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The Courtesy
The Courtesy is all about experience.
Our handcrafted cocktails are made from spirits and ingredients of only the highest caliber. The wine and craft beer selection are sure to bring variance and pleasure to every palate.


Maxine’s on Shine
Orlando’s true neighborhood restaurant located just east of Lake Eola in the heart of the Colonial town area, surrounded by homes. The warm and intimate atmosphere reminds you of entering a friend’s home. The friendly and focused service ensures a comfortable connection. Owner-operators, Kirt & Maxine Earhart are your hosts.


Ten 10 Brewing
Situated in the MIlls50 District, Ten 10 Brewering is not just another Brewery! Great Beer, good food and friends are just the beginning.  Ten 10 Brewing believes that in order for beer to taste well, it needs to be made with pure, clean ingredients.


Olde Hearth Bread Co.
Olde Hearth Bread Company, Orlando’s original artisan bakery, serves the area’s finest hotels, restaurants and caterers with natural, fresh-baked breads and rustic breakfast pastries.


 

The Thirsty Topher
Intimate beer and wine bar in the heart of Ivanhoe Village.


Dawg Swim
Swimming lessons & exercise for dogs. Pet CPR and First Aid classes.


Feel free to bring your own picnic baskets and coolers to the festival, but we’ll also have foodie-friendly picnic fare, craft cocktails and beer for sale, too.

5 Earl Cunningham Facts to Impress Friends and Family When You Visit The Mennello Museum

Planning a trip to the Mennello Museum of American Art? Check out these Earl Cunningham facts to impress your friends and family!

 

 

1.  Earl Cunningham often painted from memory rather than on-location.

One example of this is Gabriel Overlooking Boothbay Harbor painted in 1960, 11 years after he settled in St. Augustine, Florida. Cunningham was born in Edgecomb, Maine, and spent some of his life in the folk-artist community of Boothbay.

2. Cunningham was known to use commercial paints he picked up from yard sales.

Cunningham painted with a collection of artist paints as well as commercial paints like house paints. He was known to purchase cans of paint from yard sales and have as many as 20 to 30 cans in his studio. It’s possible that the pinks, greens, and yellows so prominent in his works, such as this one Sunrise at Pine Point, Maine,  are commercial paints.

3. Cunningham may have been inspired by other artists to pursue themes of nature and people in harmony.

Cunningham might have begun to consider his works in terms of related ideas and was inspired to develop themes around known places in Maine, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina, which could provide range and appeal for museum exhibitions not unlike his own gallery. One example is the above work, Seminole Village, Deep in the Everglades, which is one of many works featuring the Seminole people living in harmony with the natural wonders of the Everglades.

4. Despite the utopia of many of his works, Cunningham sometimes included reminders of tragedy and the destruction of progress.

A recurring theme in Cunningham’s otherwise idyllic works is a bit of tragedy. Typically, as in this work titled Everglades Winter, tragedy appears in the form of fallen trees. Trees have been sawed rather than felled by natural means — meant to symbolize human destruction.

5. The Everglades by Cunningham was acquired by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy.

Although Cunningham stated that The Everglades was purchased by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy for the White House restoration, in a letter from her social secretary, Letitia Baldrige, Kennedy thanks Cunningham for the painting, making it appear more likely that he gifted the work to her. It is possible that the First Lady admired the work during her own visit to Cunningham’s St. Augustine studio. The acquisition of The Everglades by the Kennedy White House demonstrates the high esteem held for art reflecting the peoples of America. In 1961, it hung prominently in the White House where it could be glimpsed during presidential television interviews.

 


View the largest collection of Earl Cunningham’s work at the Mennello Museum of American Art.

Learn more about Earl Cunningham

Day of Art at the Mennello Museum

REGISTER      STUDENT FORM 

June 4 & 11, 2018.

The Mennello Museum of American Art is hosting Day of Art, and we invite elementary, middle, and high school students to explore art and be artful at the museum!

We invite young artists to step inside the museum for a full day of inspiring art projects. The museum is all yours as you learn new methods and make new friends!

Elementary Day of Art
June 4, 2018
8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Elementary students will create large-scale abstract sculptures, paint with watercolors and oil pastels and learn how to draw the world around you. Students will be led by art teacher extraordinaire, Melissa Rudge.  Melissa Rudge is a visual arts teacher with Orange County Public Schools. She has been working in the arts industry for seven years. Before moving to Orlando, she served the Peace Corps as an art teacher in Ghana.

Middle and High School Day of Art
June 11, 2018
8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Middle and High School students will be inspired to use their environment to create mixed media prints, kinetic sculptures, and acrylic landscapes. Students will also create poetry and trade artist cards inspired by the environment with new friends. Students will be led by teaching artist and educator, Jolie Spelman. Spelman is currently a fine art teacher at Bishop Moore Catholic High in Orlando. She exhibits her work locally and teaches adult and children’s art workshops.

Day of Art at the Mennello Museum is open to elementary, middle and high school students. Registration is open now and space is limited. Early registration is encouraged.

Pricing

Non-Members: $50
Members: $45
Mennello Museum Members must present their valid Membership card if purchasing a summer camp session in advance online. Become a Mennello Museum Member.

Sessions

Dates Time Grade Fall 2018
June 4, 2018 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 1st – 5th
June 11, 2018 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 6th – 12th

Registration Form

 

 


Questions? Contact Katherine Navarro
407.246.4278  ext. 4861  •  kpagemennello@gmail.com

Indie-Folkfest 2018 Local Bites & Beverages

 

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The tasty Hawaiian tradition of combining savory meats with the subtle sweetness of fruit was the inspiration for Kona Dog, a Hawaiian-style Hot Dog stand first opened in the heart of Orlando’s tourist district.

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Every delicious dezert we create is made from mostly from scratch.  We offer homemade simplicity in our classic cheesecakes, cookies, pies, cakes and other goodies.

 

Tapa Toro

Tapa Toro
Located at I-Drive 360, Tapa Toro features tapas-style dining, a full-service bar and Flamenco dancing. The restaurant leads with a 12-seat paella pit serving up family-style paella, a traditional Spanish dish made of rice, vegetables, and meat or seafood.


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The Courtesy
The Courtesy is all about experience.
Our handcrafted cocktails are made from spirits and ingredients of only the highest caliber. The wine and craft beer selection are sure to bring variance and pleasure to every palate.


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Hanson’s Shoe Repair
Downtown Orlando Speakeasy serving up craft beverages.


Rick’s Dog Deli
Rick’s Dog Deli combines simple, whole, and fresh foods that provide excellent health benefits to your best friend.


La Femme Du Fromage
Orlando’s premier cheese shop committed to bringing you the best in Farmstead, Hand-crafted and Artisan cheeses from around the world. Located in East End Market in Audubon Park.


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Conveniently connected to Will’s Pub. It’s intimate, cozy, non-smoking, and perfect for conversations, dates, and parties. Take over a couch and spend a quiet evening with one of our handcrafted cocktails, craft beers, or a glass of wine. For entertainment, you can occasionally catch live music, themed DJ nights or art events.


Ten 10 Brewing

Situated in the MIlls50 District, Ten 10 Brewering is not just another Brewery! Great Beer, good food and friends are just the beginning.  Ten 10 Brewing believes that in order for beer to taste well, it needs to be made with pure, clean ingredients.


Olde Hearth Bread Co.

Olde Hearth Bread Company, Orlando’s original artisan bakery, serves the area’s finest hotels, restaurants and caterers with natural, fresh-baked breads and rustic breakfast pastries.


Maxine’s on Shine
Orlando’s true neighborhood restaurant located just east of Lake Eola in the heart of the Colonial town area, surrounded by homes. The warm and intimate atmosphere reminds you of entering a friend’s home. The friendly and focused service ensures a comfortable connection. Owner operators, Kirt & Maxine Earhart are your hosts.


SIMPLY FOODS BY COURTNEY


Feel free to bring your own picnic baskets and coolers to the festival, but we’ll also have foodie-friendly picnic fare, craft cocktails and beer for sale, too.

Indie-Folkfest 2018 Artists

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Go Big Tees is a family owned and operated print company specializing in superior quality and customer service. Sue Hanna has owned Go Big Marketing in Central Florida for over 13 years.

Life’s Palette crafts living succulents and airplants artfully into new homes of found wood and shells!

All of Lure Paper Goods‘ cards, journals and posters are designed by us and printed by hand in our studio. We aim to say the things you want to say in a fresh way. Our cards are personal. They’re extensions of our personalities and interests. They may be inspired by a love of all things vintage. They may make you laugh. They may raise an eyebrow.

Porch Therapy
You can expect unique products that brighten a room. Our succulents, floral arrangements, terrarium kits, plants and other offerings make wonderful gifts and add a sense of whimsy to any space.

John Baker
Specializing in Black and White Photography with the option of Custom Framing

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Jon Napoles
A self-described Southern Fauve, Jon Napoles paints vivid themes of Southern Revelry on reclaimed window panes. His media also include acrylic on panel.

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Creative extraordinaire Dawn Schreiner is set to debut her Star Valentines at the Indie-Folkfest! We are convinced this thoughtful illustrator, visual storyteller and folk artist never sleeps, judging by her incredible energy and output, including daily posts of timely illustrations on her Facebook page.

Kalaika Designs
Kalaika Y. Sugita was born and raised on Oahu.
He pours the Ohana spirit in to each piece he creates, and connects with the collectiveness of the universal energies to make each creation unique.



Faith Arts Village Artists
Faith Arts Village Orlando is a ministry of Park Lake Presbyterian Church that provides a place where the faith community and local artists can work together to share their gifts of inspiration, beauty, and spiritual expression to promote peace, understanding, and well-being in the larger community.


Annette King

Annette King creates art-to-wear dresses, jackets, handbags, and onesies made from vintage handkerchiefs and lace!

Kicking Cones
Katrina Constantine is a comic artist and illustrator from Orlando. Specializing in digital art, Constantine began teaching herself to illustrate digitally in 2001 and launched her own blog, Kicking Cones, in 2010. Constantine constructs witty and touching illustrations infused with meaning in short comics featuring her dogs, famous penguins and a cast of light-hearted, personified flora and fauna.


To A Certain Degree

Nick Georgoudiou fell in love with radio and likely the sound of his own voice while volunteering at WUCF-FM 89.9 in the mid-90s. TaCD is a weekly interview show on WPRK FM 91.5. The show is also converted to a podcast available in all the usual podcast places including iTunes and SoundCloud.


Grand Bohemian Gallery

The Grand Bohemian Gallery, located within the luxury hotels and resorts of The Kessler Collection, is one of the most eclectic and visually stimulating art galleries in the nation. The collections at the Grand Bohemian Gallery are comprised of internationally and locally renowned artists.


Panther Brunotte


 

Questions? Contact Katherine Navarro
407.246.4278  ext. 4861  •  kpagemennello@gmail.com

Indie-Folkfest Volunteer Information

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Indie Folkfest 2019 will take place on Saturday, February 16, 2019, from 12 to 5 p.m. This annual event in the Mennello Museum Sculpture Garden is free to the public.  With over 5,000 attendees in 2018, we anticipate 2019 to attract 6,000+ people and their pets in celebration of music, artists, food and community.

Interested in being a volunteer at Indie-Folkfest?

Do you have a passion for the festival atmosphere, teamwork, hospitality, organization, food, music, and art? We are looking for dedicated individuals who can help us with welcoming visitors, running arts projects, parking guidance, and vendor care.

  1.  Download the Volunteer Application
  2.  Email the completed form to Katherine Navarro at kpagemennello@gmail.com.

 


Questions? Contact Katherine Navarro
407.246.4278  ext. 4861  •  kpagemennello@gmail.com

Indie-Folkfest Sponsor Information

« Indie-Folkfest 2019

Indie Folkfest 2019 will take place on Saturday, February 16, 2019, from 12 to 5 p.m. This annual event in the Mennello Museum Sculpture Garden is free to the public.  With over 5,000 attendees in 2018, we anticipate 2019 to attract 6,000+ people and their pets in celebration of music, artists, food and community.

Presented as a gift to the community, admission is free to Indie-Folkfest thanks to the generous support of local individuals and businesses. You can help support the 2018 festival by becoming a sponsor! Your sponsorship not only keeps Indie-Folkfest free for all, but also supports Mennello Museum family-friendly educational programs.

Interested in sponsoring Indie-Folkfest?

  1.  Download the Sponsorship Packet.
  2.  Review the options.
  3.  Contact Kim Robinson at kim.robinson@cityoforlando.net or 407.246.3294 by December 31, 2018.
  4. Secure your sponsorship through our online Payment Portal.

 


Questions? Contact Kim Robinson
407.246.3294  •  kim.robinson@cityoforlando.net

Indie-Folkfest Artist Information

« Indie-Folkfest 2019

Indie Folkfest 2019 will take place on Saturday, February 16, 2019, from 12 to 5 p.m. This annual event in the Mennello Museum Sculpture Garden is free to the public.  With over 5,000 attendees in 2018, we anticipate 2019 to attract 6,000+ people and their pets in celebration of music, artists, food and community.

Interested in being an artist at Indie-Folkfest?

  1.  Download the Artist Application.
  2.  Email the completed form to Katherine Navarro at kpagemennello@gmail.com by December 31, 2018.
  3. Pay the Artist Fee via our online Payment Portal

 


Questions? Contact Katherine Navarro
407.246.4278  ext. 4861  •  kpagemennello@gmail.com