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701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando, Fl 32825

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Art exhibit featuring ceramic, three-dimensional figures created by Orlando artist Helaine Schneider. Schneider's ceramic heads of friends are neither portraits nor look-alikes of a person, but somehow manage to capture their personalities.  And, by incorporating sound into a series of sculptures of people, she is adding a new dimension to her work.

The public is invited to an opening-night reception on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The Anita S. Wooten Gallery will be hosting the opening reception for visiting artist Helaine Schneider on January 17th, 2019. The reception will be held from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm- located in the gallery at Valencia College, East Campus (Building 3-112).

There will be a live performance featuring the Valencia Dance Group at 5:00pm, followed by an artist talk in the gallery at 6:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public! Please join us for an evening of art viewing and conversation.

For more information about the exhibition, please visit Anita S. Wooten Gallery website:

For more information please call 407-582-2268, ext: 2268.

The exhibition runs until March 8, 2019.

Gallery hours of operation: M – F from 8:30am – 4:30pm.


Artist's Statement:

"In each moment, we have the ability to choose how we feel about what is happening to and around us. We choose the filters through which we process perceived information. Is the glass half empty or half full? Our physical appearances vary so greatly. The incessant inner dialogue we perpetuate does not. Upon exploration of hours of random recorded thoughts of a diverse group of people, I have discovered a common expression of humanity. This humanness weaves its way through all mortals regardless of religion, race, culture, and sexual orientation. It manifests as joy, worry, fear, pride, insecurity, love and loss. We have the choice to focus on what we have in common with each other and celebrate our sameness or focus on thoughts that perpetuate the illusion of separation and isolation. This exhibit is about leaning in and listening."  -Helaine Schneider

Event Details

  • Darlene Anderson
  • Brian Sosa Colman
  • Genesis Santiago
  • Russell Ramsey

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