It's a relatively quiet fall season, speaking visually. The traditional gala fundraisers, Halloween-related exhibitions and fresh-air art festivals return, with their high potential for holiday gift purchases, as usual; but flashes of brilliance are there if you look.
Rollins' Cornell Fine Arts Museum offers a bust-out gamut-spanning three-gallery takeover with its group fiber-and-textile show, The Mysterious Content of Softness. The Atlantic Center for the Arts, generally home to a highly intellectual stripe of artists, hosts three cartoonists for its Residency #147 – their outreach presentations, scheduled for Oct. 15, 16 and 18, promise to be standing room only. With his Creative City Project, Cole NeSmith turns the city of Orlando into a canvas for all of October. And for a more focused experience, the Morse Museum presents a close look at a recent acquisition, Lockwood de Forest's punningly titled 1880 oil painting, "The Wreck."
Dr. Sergio Cortesini
Lecture on the topic "One Day We Must Meet: The Diplomacy of Modern Italian Art in Franklin Roosevelt's America." Between 1933 and 1940, the Fascist regime in Italy used fine art as a propaganda tool, in an attempt to soften its militaristic and belligerent reputation through the museums and galleries of America. Cortesini, a modern art professor at the University of Pisa, examines the use of this strategy – its success on cultural terms (Italy is still seen as a cultural capital) but eventual failure on the political level. 6 pm Thursday; Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park; $5; 407-646-2526; rollins.edu/cfam.
La Maschera Goes Roaring '20s Speakeasy-themed fundraiser with music by the Z Street Band, cocktails, heavy hors d'oeuvres, a dessert bar and a silent auction; proceeds benefit the Downtown Arts District. 7 pm Friday; The Abbey, 100 S. Eola Drive; $50; 407-704-6261; orlandoslice.com.
Opening Reception for The Power of Two and Spatial Relationships Two new exhibitions open: one displays the work of three local artist couples, exploring the influence of their relationships on their art; the other pulls from the permanent collection, pairing works with related form, color or compositions (see Selections, page 85). Both exhibits through Dec. 30. 6-8 pm Friday; Maitland Art Center, 231 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland; $3; 407-539-2181; artandhistory.org.
Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 23
Sanford Art Walk Monthly art party with art displays in various venues along First Street. 6 pm Friday; downtown Sanford; free; 407-302-2586; sanfordwelcomecenter.com.
Crealdé's Community Forum Join in a conversation about the Haitian culture as related to the school's current exhibition, Keeping Haiti in Our Hearts. 4-6 pm Saturday; Crealdé School of Art, 600 St. Andrews Blvd., Winter Park; free; 407-671-1886; crealde.org.
Meet John Rocco Rocco, best known for his covers of the Percy Jackson series of kids' books, signs books and speaks about his work, influences and current exhibition, From Alice to Zeus, part of OMA's annual Art of the Picture Book series. 1 pm Saturday; Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave.; free; 407-896-4231; omart.org.
Oct. 1-Oct. 31
The Creative City Project Organizer Cole NeSmith had a vision: What if the whole city burst out in art, a different work and media every day for a week? Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs director Terry Olson countered: Why not an entire year? They settled on one month … this year. During the month of October, local artists and arts organizations such as Orlando Ballet, Cirque du Soleil and SAK Comedy Lab present free daily performances throughout Orlando. Various times daily; free, visit website for details; creativecityproject.com.
1st Thursdays: The Art of Social Commentary Work exploring the role of the artist in political discourse; live music by the Dave Capp Project, food by Maxine's on Shine, beer and wine, and more. 6-9 pm Thursday; Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave.; $10; 407-896-4231; omart.org.
Oct. 3-Oct. 4
Casa Florida: The Romance of Spanish
Design Southern architectural historian Susan Sully, published in the New York Times, Town and Country and House & Garden, gives a talk on the "love and happiness" inherent in Winter Park's landmark James Gamble Rogers farmhouse, Casa Feliz. In keeping with the Latin theme, tapas and sangria will be served. 5:30 pm Wednesday, 10:30 am Thursday; Casa Feliz, 656 N. Park Ave., Winter Park; $15; 407-628-8200; casafeliz.us.
Frankenshow: The Revisitation Doug Rhodehamel presents a Halloween-appropriate show of 13 everyday items that have been "frankenized," or stitched together out of found objects and spare parts. 7-11 pm Friday; Stardust Video & Coffee, 1842 E. Winter Park Road; free; 407-623-3393; stardustie.com.
Bearing Witness Dancer DaQuan Barnes Williams (America's Got Talent) and rapper Maintain perform a collaboration inspired by MOFA's current Purvis Young exhibition, From the Outside In. 7 pm Saturday; Second Stage Theater at The Museum of Florida Art, 600 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand; $20; 386-734-4371; museumoffloridaart.org.
The Falcon Presents: Zombies 3 Third annual zombie art show rises from the dead with works by local artists. 8 pm Saturday; The Falcon, 819 E. Washington St.; free; 407-423-2788; thefalconbar.com.
Works by Heidi Edwards Opening Reception Landscape paintings by the Florida-based artist; exhibit through Oct. 27. 4-7 pm Saturday; Arts on Douglas, 123 Douglas St., New Smyrna Beach; free; 386-428-1133; artsondouglas.net.
Artists-in-Residence #147 Opening Reception Reception to welcome cartoonists/graphic novelists Ellen Forney, Megan Kelso and Dean Haspiel. 5-7 pm Friday; Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1414 Art Center Ave., New Smyrna Beach; free; 386-427-6975; aca35.org.
Déjà Vu A solo exhibition featuring the work of popular Orlando graffiti-influenced artist Dres13; afterparty with DJs Rod 1 and Brooklyn. 7-11 pm Friday; Spacebar, 2428 E. Robinson St.; free; facebook.com/spacebarorlando.
Oct. 12-Oct. 13
Spirits in Sanford IV The fourth edition of the two-day Halloween art show in Sanford featuring a costume party, hors d'oeuvres, and artworks and jewelry for purchase, all inspired by or made of antique and vintage materials. 6-9 pm Friday, 10 am-4 pm Saturday; Jeanine Taylor Folk Art, 211 E. First St., Sanford; $5-$20; 407-323-2774; spiritsinsanford.com.
Antiques Appraisal Event Bring your antiques and treasures for an appraisal by local professionals, with a portion of proceeds to benefit the Seminole County Historical Society. 9 am-1 pm Saturday; Museum of Seminole County History, 300 Bush Blvd., Sanford; free, $5 per item appraised; 407-665-2489; seminolecountyfl.gov/museum.
Evening in the Grove Cocktail reception, gourmet dinner, program honoring the Orlando Magic, and silent and live auctions, to raise funds for the Maitland Art and History Museums. 6 pm Saturday; Sheraton Orlando North Hotel, 600 N. Lake Destiny Drive, Maitland; $70; 407-539-2181; artandhistory.org.
Oct. 13-Oct. 14
Winter Park Autumn Art Festival 39th annual outdoor juried art show with hundreds of art displays (by all Floridian artists), live entertainment and children's activities along Park Avenue. 9 am-5 pm Saturday-Sunday; Park Avenue at Morse Boulevard, Winter Park; free; 407-644-8281; winterpark.org.
The Central Florida Barber Shop Documentary and Barber Story Opening Reception Penny Jordan's hand-printed black-and-white photographs, historic images and memorabilia are a visual record of Central Florida barbers and their shops, showcasing their diverse neighborhood locations and cultural relevance; exhibit through Oct. 31. 2-4 pm Sunday; University Club, 841 N. Park Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-644-6149.
Megan Kelso Illustrated Talk Cartoonist Megan Kelso (Girlhero, Artichoke Tales, Squirrel Mother), one of the Master Artists at Atlantic Center for the Arts Residency #147, talks about and displays her work; a Q&A follows. 7:30 pm Monday; University of Central Florida (building TBA), 4000 Central Florida Blvd.; free; 386-427-6975; aca35.org.
Elissa Auther Lecture The contemporary art curator and professor, author of String, Felt, Thread and the Hierarchy of Art and Craft speaks in relation to the Cornell's massive fiber-arts group exhibition, Mysterious Content of Softness. Auther examines the boundaries between "art" and "craft," and the feminist or chauvinist implications of those distinctions. Interestingly, several of the artists featured in Mysterious Content are male. 6 pm Tuesday; Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park; $5; 407-646-2526; rollins.edu/cfam.
Dean Haspiel Illustrated Talk Cartoonist Dean Haspiel (The Quitter, The Alcoholic, Billy Dogma), one of the Master Artists at Atlantic Center for the Arts Residency #147, talks about and displays his work, including collaborations with Harvey Pekar (American Splendor); a Q&A follows. 7 pm Tuesday; Stetson University Lynn Business Center, Rinker Auditorium, 345 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand; free; 386-427-6975; aca35.org.
The Traveling One Show The One Show is an annual awards presentation for excellence and innovation in advertising of all forms: television, print, package design, brand identity and more. This traveling exhibition of winning works features presentations by Bob Meagher of the Martin Agency, one of the creators of Geico's unsettling "Celebrities and Icons" series (featuring the likes of Charo and Mrs. Butterworth) and Yash Egami, editor of The One Club's magazine. 6 pm Wednesday; The Orange Studio, 1121 N. Mills Ave.; $5-$20; orlando.aiga.org.
Ellen Forney Illustrated Talk Seattle cartoonist Ellen Forney (I Love Led Zeppelin, "I Was Seven in '75"), one of the Master Artists at Atlantic Center for the Arts Residency #147, talks about and shows her work; a Q&A follows. 7:30 pm Thursday; Deltona Library Auditorium, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona; free; 386-427-6975; aca35.org.
Halloart, The Monster Moviement Horror-themed artworks by Craig Johnson, Mark Hadley, Christopher M.W. Johnson and others; exhibit through Nov. 11. 6 pm Thursday; Club 57 West, 57 W. Pine St.; free; 407-872-0084; club57west.com.
Third Annual Dia de los Muertos/Monster Factory Exhibit Opening Horror-themed art show with a coinciding street party featuring live music by Tacatantan Records, food trucks, a zombie dance performance by Yow Dance and more. 6-10 pm Thursday; CityArts Factory, 29 S. Orange Ave.; free; 407-648-7060; orlandoslice.com.
Oct. 18, Nov. 15
Third Thursday Gallery Hop Stroll through the Downtown Arts District, with new openings at various galleries. 6-9 pm Thursday; CityArts Factory, 29 S. Orange Ave.; free; 407-648-7060; orlandoslice.com.
Thornton Third Thursday Gallery Hop & Art Walk Nontraditional galleries and retail vendors display artworks. 7-9 pm Thursday; Thornton Park, Summerlin Avenue and Washington Street; free; orlandoslice.com.
Through Oct. 18
Packet Switching Downtown's UCF Center for Emerging Media (home of the Flying Horse Editions print studio) continues its tradition of tech-oriented, brainy, process-over-product art shows with this exhibit. Packet Switching finds its basis in the way information is transferred digitally: communications software breaks each transmission into small data blocks, then reassembles the information at its destination. Artists Joelle Dietrick and Owen Mundy interpret this process in architectural installation, large-scale photographs, paintings and animations. 1-4 pm Wednesday; 10 am-4 pm Friday; Gallery 500 at UCF Center for Emerging Media, 500 W. Livingston St.; free; 407-823-2121; cem.ucf.edu.
Oct. 20-Oct. 21
Winter Springs Festival of the Arts More than 125 juried and invited artists display work, with live entertainment on the main stage, food and drink vendors, and children's activities. 10 am-5 pm Saturday-Sunday; Winter Springs Town Center, 158 Tuskawilla Road, Winter Springs; free; 407-365-6500; wsfota.org.
Oct. 21-Oct. 27
Canaveral Seashore Paint Out Third annual art event welcomes 27 landscape painters for a week of outdoor ("en plein air") painting around the area. Various times daily; Canaveral National Seashore, 308 Julia Street, Titusville; free-$500; 386-423-7758; friendsofcanaveral.com/po.html.
Secrets of Tiffany Glassmaking Opening The museum presents a relocated and updated exhibition of art objects, photographs and artifacts. 9:30 am-4 pm Tuesday; Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, 445 N. Park Ave., Winter Park; $5; 407-645-5311; morsemuseum.org.
Focus Exhibition: Lockwood de Forest's "The Wreck" A recent gift to the museum, de Forest's large oil painting depicts a grim desert landscape: Bedouin riders pass on the horizon, while the foreground is dominated by a picked-clean camel carcass. (A pun: Camels were known as "the ship of the desert.") De Forest, though related by friendship and family to the painters of the Hudson River School, was deeply affected by a tour of Egypt, Syria and Greece he took in 1875; his artistic course was diverted to focus on Orientalism and the study of East Indian decorative design, eventually leading to a partnership in Louis Comfort Tiffany's Allied Artists firm. 9:30 am-4 pm Tuesday; Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, 445 N. Park Ave., Winter Park; $5; 407-645-5311; morsemuseum.org.
Oct. 23, Nov. 27
Artists' Critique & Conversation Local artists are welcome to bring a piece to be assessed by guest panelists. 6 pm Tuesday; Germaine Marvel Building, 210 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland; free; 407-539-2181; artandhistory.org.
Related Alternatives Gallery Tour Featuring a conversation with artist Jim Jipson. 6:30-8:30 pm Thursday; The Museum of Florida Art, 600 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand; $10; 386-734-4371;
Hands of a Craftsman, Heart of an Artist: Gustave Baumann Screening of a documentary featuring excerpts from the painter's unpublished autobiography and a tour of the New Mexico studio where he made his color woodcut prints and watercolors. 6 pm Thursday; Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-646-2526; rollins.edu/cfam.
Artists-in-Residence #147: InsideOut Closing reception for the three out-of-town graphic novelists; exhibition will feature works created by master artists Ellen Forney, Megan Kelso, Dean Haspiel and the associate artists who worked with them for three weeks. 7 pm Friday; Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1414 Art Center Ave., New Smyrna Beach; free; 386-427-6975; aca35.org.
Delicate Creatures Opening Reception Carolina Cleere's large-scale digital collages blend photography and painting; exhibit through Nov. 11. 6-9 pm Friday; Jeanine Taylor Folk Art, 211 E. First St., Sanford; free; 407-323-2774; jtfolkart.com.
Gallery Talk with Rima Jabbur The oil portraitist presents new works with an informal talk and slideshow. 6-8 pm Friday; Crealdé School of Art, 600 St. Andrews Blvd., Winter Park; free; 407-671-1886; crealde.org.
Through Oct. 28
Frank Hallam Day: RV Night Day's photographs of trailers wedged deep in Florida jungle scrub glow with an otherworldly beauty. Shot by night and capturing an eerie blend of darkness and artificial light, the RVs appear self-sufficient and closed off, yet vulnerable to the voyeuristic gaze of the unseen or -suspected photographer. Part of OMA's "New Work: A Series of Bimonthly Exhibitions of Contemporary Art"; through Oct. 28. 10 am-4 pm Tuesday-Friday, noon-4 pm Saturday-Sunday; Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave.; $8; 407-896-4231 omart.org.
1st Thursdays: Dia de los Muertos Artworks inspired by the Latin American holiday, with live music, food and more. 6-9 pm Thursday; Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave.; $10; 407-896-4231; omart.org.
First Fridays Free admission and later hours, light refresh-ments, docent-led tours, artist demos and gallery talks. 4-8 pm Friday; Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-646-2526; rollins.edu/cfam.
Starting Nov. 2
Friday Nights at the Morse Free admission to the galleries, with select evenings offering live music, art demos and curator-led tours; through April 2013. 4 pm Fridays; Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, 445 N. Park Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-645-5311; morsemuseum.org.
Falcon Presents: Lure of Velour Art party featuring a collection of velvet paintings, with music, drinks and more. 8 pm Saturday; The Falcon, 819 E. Washington St.; free; 407-423-2788; thefalconbar.com.
Works by Jeff League Opening Reception League's pigment-saturated mixed-media pieces combine photography with encaustic (beeswax and resin) painting; exhibit through Nov. 24. 4-7 pm Saturday; Arts on Douglas, 123 Douglas St., New Smyrna Beach; free; 386-428-1133; artsondouglas.net.
Central Florida Watercolor Society Meeting Don Andrews leads a watercolor art demo. 1:30 pm Sunday; Germaine Marvel Building, 210 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland; $10; centralfloridawatercolor.com.
Nov. 9-Nov. 11
Festival of the Masters Three-day outdoor festival features a bevy of art displays, live music and entertainment and shopping opportunities at downtown Disney. Various times Friday-Sunday; Downtown Disney, 1478 E. Buena Vista Drive; free; 407-939-6244; disneyworld.disney.go.com.
Art Walk at Avalon Park Artwork from local school art programs is judged and the artists are awarded prizes, with food and shopping opportunities at nearby merchants. 11 am-4 pm Saturday; Avalon Park Town Center, 13001 Founders Square Drive; free; 407-658-6565; avalonpark.com.
Florida Watercolor Society Plein Air Workshop Outdoor watercolor painting session with members of the Society. 11 am-4 pm Saturday; Mennello Museum of American Art, 900 E. Princeton St.; call for price; 407-246-4278; mennellomuseum.com.
Yacht Pub Art Fair Artwork by Chris Redmon, Geoff Decker, Kayla Prommersberger and others; outdoor market with crafts, jewelry and more; book release party for Benjamin Sawinski; live music, food, beer and more. 8 pm Saturday; Belle Isle Yacht Pub, 7521 S. Orange Ave.; free, for every three food items donated, receive a free sake bomb; 407-850-3491.
Through Nov. 10
Art in Stitches Geographically distant but contiguous in intent to the Cornell Fine Arts Museum's Mysterious Content of Softness is this fiber art show with works by Katherine K. Allen, Connie Enzmann-Forneris, Valerie Goodwin and others. Though some of the work here may be less intellectually oriented, the techniques on display are impressive. 11 am-6 pm Tuesday-Saturday; Florida Museum for Women Artists, 100 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand; $5; 386-873-2976; floridamuseumforwomenartists.org.
Edge to Edge: Vintage Panoramic Photography in Florida Curator's Talk and Reception Jay Mechling curates a collection of more than 200 photographs and vintage postcards from 20th century Florida; exhibit through Dec. 14. 6-8 pm Tuesday; Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona State College, Daytona Beach; free; 386-506-4475; smponline.org.
Diversity Opening Reception Group art show with works by street artists and experimental works by Ken Austin, Rebecca Rose, Judy Batterson, Tracy Burke and many others; exhibit through Dec. 14. 6-9 pm Thursday; CityArts Factory, 29 S. Orange Ave.; free; 407-648-7060; orlandoslice.com.
Knit-In at CFAM Guests are invited to bring knitting, embroidery, needlepoint or other textile art project and enjoy light refreshments and late access to the Mysterious Content of Softness exhibit while working in the galleries. 4-8 pm Friday; Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-646-2526; rollins.edu/cfam.
Be Good for Goodness' Sake! Open House Reception Annual holiday show features home decor, ornaments and other crafts, perfect for gift shopping or just getting in the holiday mood; exhibit through Dec. 30. 11 am-4 pm Saturday; Jeanine Taylor Folk Art, 211 E. First St., Sanford; free; 407-323-2774; jtfolkart.com.
Holiday Open House View a collection of new works by the studio artists. 6-9 pm Saturday; Gallery on First, 211 E. First St., Sanford; free; 407-323-2774; galleryonfirst.com.
Sticker Zen Sticker art party with sticker walls by Dolla Am7, Smak Sticker Krew and others, glass-blowing demo, spoken word, live graffiti art, vinyl DJ battle and a sidewalk art show. Noon-10 pm Saturday; The Bodhi Tree, 334 E. Harvard St.; free; 407-896-0342; bodhiblessings.com.
Nov. 17-Nov. 18
DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts 20th annual outdoor juried art show with more than 180 national artists displaying paintings, glass, photographs, prints and more. 10 am-5 pm Saturday-Sunday; Downtown DeLand, Indiana Avenue and South Woodland Boulevard, DeLand; free; 386-738-5705; delandfallfestival.com.
Osceola Art Festival 45th annual outdoor juried art show with sidewalk chalk art, a student art display, live entertainment, a downtown sculpture walk and dining and shopping opportunities. 9 am-5 pm Saturday-Sunday; Downtown Kissimmee, Broadway and Monument avenues, Kissimmee; free; 407-846-6257; ocfta.com.
A Woman Scorned – The Hannya Mask Project As a sequel to their November 2011 show of the same name, Nix Herrera and Ant Iannucci present 50 hand-painted Hannya masks (traditional Japanese representations of jealous female demons) by tattoo artists, conventional artists, sculptural artists and body painters. 7-11 pm Monday; Twelve21 Gallery, 1221-C N. Orange Ave.; free; 407-982-4350; hannyamaskproject.com.
Through Sept. 30
Historic Maps of Seminole County More than 50 maps of both Orange and Seminole counties. 1-5 pm Wednesday-Friday, 9 am-1 pm Saturday; Museum of Seminole County History, 300 Bush Blvd., Sanford; $3; 407-665-2489.
Rubble Rousers Junk and found objects repurposed into art by Gainesville artists Lorelei Esser and Susan Nash. 10 am-6 pm Wednesday-Saturday, noon-5 pm Sunday; Jeanine Taylor Folk Art, 211 E. First St., Sanford; free; 407-323-2774; jtfolkart.com.
Welcome to Bithlo – An Orange County Community With Pride Historic photographs by Willie Allen Jr. and art made by kids in the Bithlo Young Artist Outreach workshop. 8:30 am-5:30 pm Wednesday-Friday; Orange County Administration Building, 201 S. Rosalind Ave.; free; 407-836-5540; orangecountyfl.net.
Through Oct. 7
Roseville Pottery From the Morse Collection Two dozen new acquisitions of Roseville ceramic objects, a treat for collectors and admirers of the floral-motif American art pottery. 9:30 am-4 pm Tuesday-Saturday, 1-4 pm Sunday; Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, 445 N. Park Ave., Winter Park; $5; 407-645-5311; morsemuseum.org.
Through Oct. 12
Absolute Transition Tacatantán Records presents mixed media works by international artist Tabata Ayup. 11 am-6 pm Tuesday-Saturday; Redefine Gallery, 29 S. Orange Ave.; free; 407-648-7060; redefinegallery.com.
Through Oct. 24
The Art of Lake Eola Photographic series by Orlando artist Pamela Loudon. 8 am-9 pm Monday-Friday; The Mayor's Gallery at Orlando City Hall, 400 S. Orange Ave.; free; 407-246-4279; cityoforlando.net/arts.
Through Oct. 28
From Alice to Zeus: The Art of John Rocco Works by illustrator John Rocco as part of the "Art of the Picture Book" series. 10 am-4 pm Tuesday-Friday, noon-4 pm Saturday-Sunday; Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave.; $8; 407-896-4231; omart.org.
Southernmost Art and Literary Portraits: Fifty Internationally Noted Artists and Writers in Florida by Jimm Roberts Portraits of artists and writers in their Florida studios and workspaces; part of the Made in Florida exhibition series. 10 am-4 pm Tuesday-Friday, noon-4 pm Saturday-Sunday; Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave.; $8; 407-896-4231; omart.org.
Through Oct. 31
Art in Chambers Featuring Rose Thome Casterline The artist's paintings explore the play time of a young child. 8 am-5 pm Monday-Friday; Winter Park City Hall, 401 S. Park Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-599-3498; cityofwinterpark.org.
Through Nov. 2
Nature's Palette Collection of works by the Artists League of Orange County. 9 am-5 pm daily; The Garden House Gallery at Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave.; free; 407-246-2620; leugardens.org.
Through Nov. 10
ACA Celebrates 35 Years: Doris Leeper – Environmentalist/Visionary Exhibition in recognition of the New Smyrna Beach-based sculptor and painter. 10 am-4 pm Tuesday-Friday, 10 am-2 pm Saturday; Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1414 Art Center Ave., New Smyrna Beach; free; 386-427-6975; aca35.org.
Through Nov. 25
From the Outside In With found-object works by outsider artist Purvis Young. 10 am-4 pm Tuesday-Saturday, 1-4 pm Sunday; The Museum of Florida Art, 600 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand; free-$5; 386-734-4371; museumoffloridaart.org.
Related Alternatives Works by Kyle and Jim Jipson. 10 am-4 pm Tuesday-Saturday, 1-4 pm Sunday; The Museum of Florida Art, 600 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand; $5; 386-734-4371; museumoffloridaart.org.
Survival Series Photography by Barbara Neijna. 10 am-4 pm Tuesday-Saturday, 1-4 pm Sunday; The Museum of Florida Art, 600 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand; free-$5; 386-734-4371; museumoffloridaart.org.
The Florida Watercolor Society's 41st Anniversary Exhibition Juried artworks by statewide members in conjunction with the annual Florida Watercolor Society convention. 10:30 am-4:30 pm Tuesday-Saturday, noon-4:30 pm Sunday; Mennello Museum of American Art, 900 E. Princeton St.; $4; 407-246-4278; museumoffloridaart.org.
Through Dec. 14
A Girl and Her Room Photography by Rania Matar explores the bedrooms of contemporary young women in the U.S. 11 am-5 pm Tuesday, Thursday-Friday, 11 am-7 pm Wednesday, 1-5 pm Saturday-Sunday; Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona State College, Daytona Beach; free; 386-506-4475; smponline.org.
Edge to Edge: Vintage Panoramic Photography in Florida Jay Mechling curates a collection of more than 200 photographs and vintage postcards from 20th century Florida. 11 am-5 pm Tuesday, Thursday-Friday, 11 am-7 pm Wednesday, 1-5 pm Saturday-Sunday; Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona State College, Daytona Beach; free; 386-506-4475; smponline.org. .
Through Dec. 29
Keeping Haiti in Our Hearts: Interpreting Heritage in the Diaspora The two-location exhibition, presented at both Crealdé and the Hannibal Square Heritage Center, features paintings and contemporary pieces by Haitian-American artists; through Dec. 29. 9 am-4 pm Monday-Thursday, 9 am-1 pm Friday-Saturday; Crealdé School of Art, 600 St. Andrews Blvd., Winter Park; free; 407-671-1886; crealde.org.
Storytellers XV: Parramore – Our Home Documentary photography by teens from the local Haitian community in Parramore; through Dec. 29. 9 am-4 pm Monday-Thursday, 9 am-1 pm Friday-Saturday; Crealdé School of Art, 600 St. Andrews Blvd., Winter Park; free, with works also at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center; 407-671-1886; crealde.org.
Through Dec. 30
The Mysterious Content of Softness A massive takeover of three of the Cornell's four galleries, comprising 11 national and international artists working in fiber and textile – exquisite objets, huge scary webs, witty trompe l'oeil, performance and installation; through Dec. 30. 10 am-4 pm Tuesday-Friday, noon-5 pm Saturday-Sunday; Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park; $5; 407-646-2526; rollins.edu/cfam.
The Prints of Gustave Baumann Balancing the sprawling gamut-run of the larger exhibition described above is a small show of prints by Gustave Baumann, a collection of early-20th-century woodcuts depicting Southwestern landscapes at once robust and subtle in their simple shapes and brilliant colors. Through Dec. 30. 10 am-4 pm Tuesday-Friday, noon-5 pm Saturday-Sunday; Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park; $5; 407-646-2526; rollins.edu/cfam..
Through Jan. 31
The Sage Project: Hannibal Square Elders Tell Their Stories Historical exhibition features photos and stories from 16 elders; through Jan. 31, 2013. Noon-4 pm Tuesday-Thursday, noon-5 pm Friday, 10 am-2 pm Saturday; Hannibal Square Heritage Center, 642 W. New England Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-539-2680; hannibalsquareheritagecenter.org.
Through March 1
Art on the Green Large-scale sculptures by eight artists are displayed in Central Park and on the lawn of City Hall; through March 1, 2013. Downtown Winter Park, Park Avenue, Winter Park; free, during park hours; cityofwinterpark.org.
Tilted Tectonics Marc Barrett's paintings of downtown office buildings feature vertigo-inducing low-angle linear perspective; through Sept. 29. 10 am-5 pm Wednesday-Friday, 11 am-3 pm Saturday; Arts on Douglas, 123 Douglas St., New Smyrna Beach; free; 386-428-1133; artsondouglas.net.
Sept. 29-Dec. 31
Peanuts … Naturally Interactive traveling exhibit from the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center based on the "Peanuts" comic strip; through Dec. 31. 10 am-5 pm Monday-Saturday, noon-5 pm Sunday; Orange County Regional History Center, 65 E. Central Blvd.; $9; 407-836-8500; thehistorycenter.org.
Oct. 2-April 14
Life in the Fast Lane: The Art of David DeLong Vroom. Original oil paintings, pen-and-ink drawings and etchings from the photorealist artist depict the culture of motorcycle racing; through April 14, 2013. 10 am-4 pm Tuesday-Saturday, 1-4 pm Sunday; Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens, 633 Osceola Ave., Winter Park; $5; 407-647-6294; polasek.org.
Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination Hands-on exhibit features costumes and props from the films, video interviews with the filmmakers and two Engineering Design Labs. 10 am-5 pm Saturday; Orlando Science Center, 777 E. Princeton St.; $27; 407-514-2000; osc.org.
Oct. 23-Jan. 6
Vignette: New Acquisitions Informal installation features Blue Magnolia pottery, an oil painting by James Henry Beard, a Tiffany & Co. gold wristwatch and blown-glass vases from Arthur J. Nash; through Jan. 6, 2013. 9:30 am-4 pm Tuesday-Saturday, 1-4 pm Sunday; Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, 445 N. Park Ave., Winter Park; $5; 407-645-5311; morsemuseum.org.
Nov. 16-March 17
The Big Dog Show Outdoor exhibit of 20 sculptures by Dale Rogers; through March 17, 2013. 10:30 am-4:30 pm Tuesday-Saturday, noon-4:30 pm Sunday; Mennello Museum of American Art, 900 E. Princeton St.; $4; 407-246-4278; mennellomuseum.org.
Nov. 23-Jan. 13
Holidays at the Waterhouse The Maitland museum, formerly a private residence, transforms into a holiday-themed wonderland with spirited decor and activities; through Jan. 13, 2013. Noon-4 pm Thursday-Sunday; Waterhouse Residence & Carpentry Shop Museum, 820 Lake Lily Drive, Maitland; $3; 407-629-1532; artandhistory.org.