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United Arts of Central Florida announced today that five weeks into the annual Collaborative Campaign for the Arts, donations and pledges total $1.08 million (at 53.8 percent of the campaign’s $2 million goal). The 2019 Collaborative Campaign officially runs from February 1 through April 30. “I am thrilled that we’ve hit this...

Celebrating Lunar New Year series with Year of the Pig stamp

USPS Year of the Pig stamp
Lunar New Year is upon us again, and that always brings a flurry of orders for stamps collection. Around the world, millions of people welcome a new year with gifts, music, and celebration! Bright pink peach blossoms highlight the 2019 Year of the Pig/Boar stamp from the U.S. Postal Service®, the 12th and final stamp in the Celebrating...

Japanese Pottery Artist Brings Rich History of Kogei to South Florida

Artist Ohi Toshio Chozaemon XI
Artist Ohi Toshio Chozaemon XI presents “The Spirit of Japanese Craftsmanship (Kogei) and Tea Ceremony” on January 23 The Consulate-General of Japan in Miami presents a series of lectures by renowned Japanese pottery artist Ohi Toshio Chozaemon XI on Wednesday, January 23. Mr. Ohi will host...

World cultures celebrate diversity at the FusionFest

The FusionFest took place at the Dr. Phillips Center in Orlando, Florida on November 24th and 25th, 2018. The two-day event set out to explore and promote the “fusion” of multiple international nations through all the things that create a culture; food, art, language, and people. It was an ambitious endeavor for a first-year event located in the heart of a diverse...

Japanese Calligraphy “Shodo Performance Koshien” Competition

Elegant calligraphy performance by Japanese high school at the Japan Koshien Calligraphy Competition.
Japanese learn shodo calligraphy from childhood in order to write beautiful characters. The brush—a traditional writing instrument—is very hard to use until one gets used to it. But by training many times, anyone can learn to express characters in his or her own unique way. Calligraphy arts can be seen not only at exhibitions, but also in a variety of places,...

FusionFest Celebrates Diversity

FusionFest 2018
New festival brings two days of cultural and international entertainment, food and film to Central Florida Orange County, Fla. – A new festival celebrating Central Florida’s growing diversity is coming to Orange County on Thanksgiving weekend this year. FusionFest, a free, two-day celebration of cultural inclusion, will be held on Nov. 24 and 25, 2018 in front of the Dr. Phillips Center in downtown...

Japanese Artist Yasunori Kimata to Perform Live Painting at UCF on November 5

Japanese artist Yasunori Kimata arts
ORLANDO, Fla. (October 17, 2018) – The Consulate-General of Japan in Miami and the University of Central Florida (UCF) present a live painting performance by Japanese artist Yasunori Kimata on Monday, November 5 at 10:30 a.m. in Cape Florida Room 316ABCD in the UCF Student Union, located at 12715 Pegasus Dr. in Orlando. Admission is free. Kimata’s skill, artistry and mastery...

Artist Makes Tiny Designer Sneakers

Miniature Designer
Asian American artist Chris Pin that specializes in detailed miniature designer fashion and shoes. He creates a local fashion design shop Haute Hero. Haute Hero was founded in 2014 to create limited edition figures inspired by street fashion, art, and music. Check it out in this video from Insider. Chris Pin is no ordinary NYC-based artist and designer. He creates...

Candy Arts for Japan Squad 2018 FIFA World Cup

Soccer is very popular sports all over the world. During FIFA World Cup, which is held every four year, many people watch the games on TV, and cheer their favorite national team. Candy artist Miyuki creates special candy arts cheers for the Japan National Players. Candy Miyuki created the candy arts in 2014. When Japan won Zambia in their final warm-up...

Orlando Museum of Art Announces Themes for its 2018-2019 1st Thursdays Season

Orlando Museum of Art Announces Themes
Presented by the Associates of the Orlando Museum of Art (OMA), 1st Thursdays parties are held on the first Thursday of every month from 6-9 pm. 1st Thursdays is an opportunity for the Central Florida community to discover local artists, enjoy live music, and socialize with a diverse group of people. There are cash bars serving beer, wine and soft drinks as...
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