Art Sandwiched In

Presented by Orlando Museum of Art at Online/Virtual Space

Oct 13 2021
Dec 08 2021
Art Sandwiched In

VIRTUAL, Select Wednesdays, Noon-1 pm

An informal lunchtime program with engaging speakers or films held monthly.  Programs will be presented virtually as Zoom webinars.  Participants will receive a link prior to each session.  Pre-registration is required.

October 13: Eve Samples, Executive Director, Friends of the Everglades

From “River of Grass” to Toxic Estuaries: How the legacy of Marjory Stoneman Douglas can inform today’s fight for clean water presented by Eve Samples

In connection with Clyde Butcher: Cathedrals of Florida, join us for a virtual lecture presented by Eve Samples, Executive Director of Friends of the Everglades.

Three-quarters of a century after Marjory Stoneman Douglas published her seminal book River of Grass, the Greater Everglades ecosystem faces new threats from old culprits. Manmade pollution and Florida’s flawed water-management system have led to increasingly frequent harmful algal blooms that threaten human health and the future of our environment—from red tide to blue-green algae. Fortunately, Marjory’s resolve offers inspiration for the work that faces Friends of the Everglades and other environmental advocates today.

Eve Samples is executive director of Friends of the Everglades, a nonprofit founded in 1969 by Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Prior to joining Friends of the Everglades, Eve worked as a journalist for 20 years. She is a native of Miami and received her B.A. in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


November 10: Terry Olson, Chief Instigator, FusionFest

Join us for a virtual presentation on this year’s FusionFest, a free festival in Downtown Orlando that celebrates diversity by drawing people from more than 110 different cultures to experience music, dance, food, visual arts, spoken word, games, and interactive activities. FusionFest will be held November 27-28, learn more at

Terry Olson has held his position of “Chief Arts Instigator” with Orange County since 2001 overseeing the county’s investment in arts and cultural organizations. Olson developed Orange County’s public art program and has served as President of the Florida Association of Public Art Professionals. He has also helped start numerous arts organizations in the Central Florida area – most notably the SAK Comedy Lab, the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival, the Downtown Arts District and in the last few years an effort to celebrate the many heritages in Central Florida with a free festival called FusionFest on Thanksgiving weekend. He holds a Masters Degree in Theatre from the University of Minnesota and his B.A. from Bethel College included a minor in visual arts. Olson’s art has been selected for a SNAP! Orlando festival and Orange County’s “Red Chair Visits . . .” collection. He has served as a judge for numerous exhibitions including at Winter Garden’s SOBO Art in April exhibition, for the City of Orlando’s Art Works exhibition, I-4 Ultimate public art for the City of Maitland and the City of Orlando, American Institute of Architects, Windermere Fine Art Festival, and state-wide youth arts competitions.



December 8: María del Mar González-González, PhD, Art Historian

“Mexico as Muse: Framing a Nation through a Foreign Lens”

The decades following the conclusion of the Mexican Revolution in 1920 brought about radical transformation within Mexico’s politics, arts, culture, and identity. The country’s blossoming artistic scene attracted foreign avant-garde artists and photographers who were both interested in the country’s development and drawn by their imagination and curiosity. This imagination and curiosity often framed the way in which photographic images were captured by foreign lenses. During this talk, we will explore the framing of Mexico through photos captured by foreign photographers – like Edward Weston, Tina Modotti, Paul Strand, Wayne Miller, and Harry Callahan – as they flocked to Mexico in search of their muse during the 1920s-1950s.

María del Mar González-González, PhD is an assistant professor of global modern and contemporary art history at Weber State University. Specializing in the fields of Latin American & Caribbean and U.S. Latinx art, with a research focus on the intersection of art and politics, her work investigates the interrelations among exhibitions, printmaking, and representation in the San Juan Graphic Arts Biennial and Triennial. Dr. González-González’s scholarly work and teaching interests extend to socially engaged practices, decolonization, the history of collecting and museums, and reprographic arts. Her academic writing has been published in Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies, Caiana: Journal of Art History and Visual Culture of the Centro Argentino de Investigadores de Arte, and numerous art exhibition catalogs.




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  • Dec 8, 2021 at 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm (Wed)
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