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Duke Energy Supports United Arts for a Fourth Year of Diversity Outreach

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ORLANDO, FL. — October 02, 2017 — United Arts of Central Florida has been awarded a $50,000 grant for diversity and inclusion initiatives from the Duke Energy Foundation, making this the fourth year in a row that Duke has supported these efforts. The grant provides “seed money” for cultural groups to create programming that will appeal to a wide...

The Butterfly Woman

I first came across Masami Koshikawa’s artworks when she was showcasing her final thesis at the UCF Art Gallery as an M.F.A (Master of Fine Art) candidate back in March. It was the opening reception, and the excited crowd piled into the gallery just as the doors opened at 6 p.m. I wandered about the gallery for a while,...

Beyond beauty: FLOWER POWER at the Asian Art Museum

San Francisco, December 8, 2016 — The 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love in San Francisco conjures images of hippies frolicking in the park and rallying with daisies in their hair. But the power of flowers to inspire peace and love goes back far more than fifty years and far beyond our city shores. From June 24-Oct. 1,...

UNITED ARTS CAMPAIGN SURPASSES $2.039 MILLION GOAL!

United Arts
ORLANDO – MAY 8, 2017 – United Arts of Central Florida today announced its 2017 collaborative Campaign for the Arts raised $2.088 million, exceeding its goal by almost $50,000. The intensive three-month fundraiser partners with the area’s cornerstone cultural groups. United Arts opened the campaign with Arts for ALL Day on February 4. The free-admission event, focused on attracting new...

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Central Florida Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival 2015
I admit that the Central Florida Dragon Parade and Lunar New Year Festival is the biggest thing I have ever done so far in my life. This crazy idea came into life four years ago when the Executive Director of Mills 50 Joanne Grant reached out to me through Ricky Ly for ways to promote the Mills 50 District to...

The first ever Hello Kitty Convention in the world

On November 2nd, Sanrio celebrated their famous character’s 40th anniversary by hosting the very first Hello Kitty convention in Los Angeles, California. This sold out event featured themed art exhibits, food, workshops, and exclusive products. Yuko Yamaguchi, the main designer of Hello Kitty even made an appearance to give hundreds of lucky ticket holders a personalized autograph! Hello Kitty...

TOMB TREASURES: NEW DISCOVERIES FROM CHINA’S HAN DYNASTY

One of the most powerful civilizations of the ancient world, China’s Han dynasty achieved profound cultural and artistic influence, technological advancements and military might. Two thousand years later, discoveries of royal tombs allow us to glimpse these extraordinary accomplishments firsthand. Emulating their grand palaces, Han royals built lavishly furnished tombs so that, in the afterlife, no need would go unmet....

AS AMERICA GRAPPLES WITH THE COLLISION OF NEW IDEAS AND OLD TRADITIONS, LAN ZHENGHUI BRINGS NEW MEANING TO “EAST-MEETS-WEST” WITH HIS ART

 ̶   To witness America's confrontation of ideas, the Chinese artist strategically schedules his New York residency and U.S. lecture tour to create a new body of work in the U.S. during one of its most tempestuous periodes ever   ̶ (NEW YORK & BEIJING)  ─ “I want a front-row seat to personally witness this historic confrontation of ideas, politics and culture...

Orlando Taiko Dojo recital

Orlando Taiko Dojo
It all started two years ago, when someone said, “Let’s have Orlando Taiko Dojo recital.” Orlando Taiko Dojo is a nonprofit organization and has been performing traditional Japanese Taiko drumming at various local events but never really held a recital before. Our first recital was small scale, more like a “picnic party.” We used the parking space behind our...

UNITED ARTS BRINGS THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER

United Arts
ARTS FOR ALL DAY on FEB. 4, 2017 ORLANDO, FL — Arts for ALL Day is a new, must-see event for all Central Floridians, with a focus of introducing new communities to local arts and cultural organizations throughout Central Florida. The event was created by United Arts of Central Florida and will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017, from 10:00AM – 4:00PM...
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