The SCAC grants review panel met Friday, August 21st at the Historic Sanford Welcome Center for review of the 7 applications received for FY 2020-21. Applications were judged on a points criteria in 4 grant categories: Cultural/Historical Organization, Education/Educational Outreach, Community Outreach, or Individual.
The following awards will be mailed to recipients at the start of our new fiscal year on October 1, 2020:
Central Florida Community Arts for "In-School Arts Programs for Seminole County Schools"
Florida Sculpture Guild for the "re-Vision" Program
Jonathan May Foundation for "Seminole County Student Scholarship Program"
Love Your Shorts Film Festival for the 2021 Love Your Shorts Film Festival
Saint Johns River Festival of the Arts for the "Art for Kids" Program
Seniors for a Better Community for the "Virtually Young At Art" Program
Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center for the "Jr. Repertory Company"
Congrats to all grant recipients and thank you to all of our supporters who make this process possible and the volunteers who review these grants each year.
Seminole Cultural Arts Council (SCAC) 2020 Membership and Community Meeting
You are invited to join the Seminole Cultural Arts Council (SCAC) for our annual community meeting on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 5:00 pm at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center & Historic Ritz Theater, 201 S. Magnolia in Sanford. A social distance separation for seating will be maintained, and all attendees are required to wear a mask or other face covering. No RSVP is necessary and it is free and open to the public.
There will be a brief installation of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee: Commissioner Anthony Aramendia (President); Mary Blake; Commissioner Bob Dallari; Josie Foranoce (Secretary); Charles Holcomb; Melanie Mucario, Esq.; Saulius Jankauskas, MD (Vice President); Steve Nelson (Treasurer); Abby Sanchez, School Board; Bonnie Sprung; Stephen Summers Ph.D.; and Kathryn Townsend.
We will also be introducing honored guests including elected officials, Artist of the Year Award recipients, winners of the heART for the ARTS Award, art & culture partners, and the recipients of our FY 2020-21 grants.
For more information, please call or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The City of Lake Mary sponsors a rotating juried art exhibit at the Senior Center, 911 Wallace Court (off Rinehart Road) as part of an Art in Public Places program. It features 3 cycles per year, each for approximately 3 months. SCAC facilitates the Call to Artists.
The current exhibit opened November 6th and is themed THE PLACES WE LIVE LIFE. It is free and open to the public, and artworks are for sale. You may visit the exhibit Monday through Friday (except holidays) from 8:30am - 4:00pm
An agreement was completed for several juried exhibitions co-sponsored by Orlando Health, Inc. Lake Mary and the Seminole Cultural Arts Council (SCAC) as part of the Art In Public Places program in Seminole County.
The new facilities for Orlando Health, Inc. (commonly called ORMC) on Rinehart Road will include a free-standing Emergency Department and associated Medical Complex. The grand opening was held on September 13th and 14th and included artworks by local artists. The new buildings have been specifically designed with unique lobby spaces and wall features to highlight the community art component. The inaugural exhibit, “Mind Body Soul Wellness”, is expected to hang for 4-6 months.
(Sanford, 8//19) THE CENTER FOR FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS AT SEMINOLE STATE COLLEGE HOSTS
Latinx Festival of Fine & Performing Arts
October 3-5, 2019
Gallery Opening: Jose Betancourt Cuba: Reconstructing Memories
Campus: Sanford/Lake Mary
Date: Thursday, Oct 3, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The fall gallery season begins with José Betancourt Cuba: Reconstructing Memories. Jose's life changed forever, literally in a matter of minutes. With his suitcase and a toy plane, Betancourt traveled with his parents from Havana, Cuba to Miami, Florida. The flight was part of the Freedom Flights that carried over 250,000 Cubans to a new life in the United States between 1965 to 1973. Everything was left behind except what Betancourt and his family could carry. As a five-year-old he had no idea what this meant. For this exhibition, Betancourt chose to assemble a group of photographs that are initiated by memory. Part of his method was to write down what he remembered and apply the photographic technique that best communicated his unclear image. The pictures are usually missing something or manipulated to a surreal state. Sometimes they seem as simple as the artist’s memories.
Opening is October 3rd and will close on November 4th, 2019. Don Soledad, guitarist, will perform at the opening.
Exhibit's location is in Building J 109 and is free and open to the public
Gallery hours: Mon - Thurs 11 am - 4 pm 407-708-2704
Seminole State Music and the Orlando Symphony Orchestra Latin Music Concert
Latin Soul/Alma Latina
ampus: Sanford/Lake Mary
Location: C108 Office
Date: Friday, Oct 4, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Orlando Symphony Orchestra will present a program celebrating the music and culture of Spain and Latin America, featuring the music of Lecuona (Cuba), Leng (Chile), Piazzolla (Argentina), Gutierrez (Venezuela), Moncayo (Mexico) and De Falla (Spain) and dancers of Orlando's Flamenco del Sol. The Orlando Symphony Orchestra. David Handel, conductor. This event is free and open to the public on the Sanford/Lake Mary campus in building C on October 4, 2019 from 7:30 pm to 9 pm.
Through music performed at the highest artistic level, the Orlando Symphony’s mission is to celebrate the region’s rich cultural diversity, by partnering with communities and educational institutions. Founded in 1991, the Orlando Symphony Orchestra is Central Florida’s oldest continuously performing professional symphony orchestra.
The Orlando Symphony Orchestra has engaged internationally renowned conductor David Handel as its first ever Music Director. Along with David, the OSO has embraced a series of dynamic new initiatives, including recordings, multi-media programming and strategic inter-institutional partnerships.
ARTE BAJO LA SOMBRILLA
Location: SC100 Central Lobby Pavillion
Date: Saturday, Oct 5, 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tertulia4Gatos will host “Arte bajo la Sombrilla”, (Art under the Umbrella) on October 5th, 2019 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Student Center Pavilion. Patrons are invited to bring painted umbrellas (no art background required) which will be exhibited as a background of a day full of Hispanic art, music, poetry, dance and readings as well as an exhibition of paintings, books and handcrafts .
The day will include dances by Flamenco Del Sol, led by Tammy Weber- Millar; Flamenco Alborea, led by Ernesto Caballero; Folkloric Group Mi Panama…., Venezuelan dances led by Jaidira Giménez from Life´s Gift Center, Huellas de Colombia, led by María Fernanda Saavedra, and Argentian Tango interpreted by Maria Mussi. We will count on the participation of several recognized poets such as Anahilda García, from Dominican Republic, and Augusto Beranio, from Cuba. The day will showcase beautiful voices from Allison Cento, Hispanic descendent singer and songwriter; the renowned soprano Arleen Ramírez from Puerto Rico; the esteemed Nélida Málaga from Argentina; and other outstanding singers like Betsy León from Venezuela; Jimmy Tobar from Ecuador; Genteel Karina from Venezuela, Manuel Ocampo (Manu), Oliverio Gutiérrez and Nubia Cano, all from Colombia; and the group Loly y Beto from El Salvador, among others.
Flamenco Del Sol will perform a “Flamenco Walk’ leading to Jose Betancourt’s photography exhibition titled Cuba: Reconstructing Memories located in Building J 109. Patrons are also invited to follow the “Performance walk” designed by Tertulia4Gatos founder, María Emma Fernández, and participate in the poetry and books room . Prominent poets and writers such as Carlos Mazzeo, Jonhy Gely, Yamila Pérez, Carmen Estrada, Mirna de Sio and Nieves Stuart will be sharing their talent. Enjoy the production of the Mexican play “Censo” directed by Nadia Garzón.Take the time to appreciate the exhibition of Alberto Quintero and Luma, outstanding pictorial artists, as well as Wendy Ramírez, Ivonne Sánchez, Ulyses Mora, Iris Torres, Lizbeth Palacios, Homero Rodríguez Sr. and Jr., etc., Finally, visit the “Tertulianos” writers who will be presenting their poetry and prose books.
The day will conclude with a parade of typical Hispanic folkloric dresses. All are welcome to celebrate Hispanic art and culture. The event is free and open to the public. Food Truck service will be available on campus for patrons enjoyment.
Tertulia4Gatos is an initiative that has been promoting Hispanic Art and Culture in Central Florida for 12 years. You can join them attending a Tertulia at your local library.
Seminole State’s Center for Fine and Performing Arts offers programs in art, music and theater as well as a wide variety of concerts, theatre productions, gallery exhibits and other cultural events. For more information about the Center, including calendars of all upcoming cultural events at Seminole State, visit seminolestate.edu/arts and follow them on Facebook.
Seminole Cultural Arts Council
SCAC is a catalyst for the preservation of local cultural and historic heritage, including performing, literary, visual arts and sciences; serving to sustain, develop and advance the cultural life of Seminole County.