Orlando Loch Haven Park

Orlando Loch Haven Park located at 777 E. Princeton Street in Orlando. What is now 2.6 miles of urban trail formerly the Dinky train line that began service in the late 1880s. The Orlando-Winter Park Railroad owned the 6-mile train line that ran from Orlando to Winter Park eventually extended service to Oviedo and by the late 1960s service ended.

Whether its a 0.5-mile, 1.25-mile, or a 1.3-mile urban trail all lead to different areas in Orlando all part of the former Dinky Line. Lake Formosa an historic neighborhood established in the early part of the 20th century to Virginia Drive or Magnolia Avenue in downtown Orlando.


 

 

 

ROYAL COUPLE
Paul Marco

INTERLACE
Albert Paley

ATTITUDE
Bob Van Breda

 

 

 

 

 

Relax in a lounge chair under a thatched hut, a lounge chair by the lake or on a garden bench under a trestle overlooking the lake. Stroll around the manicured lawn admiring the many sculptures that are part of the collection of the Mennello Museum of American Art and some gifted to the city of Orlando. Sculptures made of welded steel, welded metal, bronze and fiberglass with steel.

I recommend the park a relaxing way to spend a couple of hours. Afterwards, visit a museum or science center.

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The Cornell Fine Arts Museum

the-cornell-museumfrancesco-de-muraThe Cornell Fine Arts Museum located at 1000 Holt Avenue on the Rollins College campus in Winter Park. Wander through the galleries and admire the art of Francesco de Mura one of the greatest painters of the Golden Age of Naples during the Bourbon period from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

gneshaBronze statues by Elizabeth Catlett and Audrey Flack both American artists. A sculpture that depicts Greek mythology by Paul Jean Baptiste Gasq. A Ming-dynasty statue in the 16th century to the 18th century Ganesha a Hindu deity used in prayers. Paintings throughout the museum that used oil and canvas, oil on copper with silver, brush and gray wash and pen and black ink. Landscape paintings by American artist William Louis Sonntag to Alberto Pasini an Italian artist who painted “A Mosque in Cairo.”

Modern art that includes pencil on paper, oil on board by twentieth-century American and British artists. Decorative notebooks, postcards and an assortment of jewelry and books for sale in the gift shop. Free entrance to the museum donations accepted.

Sculpture Garden

pict1107-1Seven contemporary sculptures located on 2.5-acres of the Abraham and Dorothy Frischer Sculpture Garden on the grounds of The Museum of Arts and Sciences at 352 Nova Road in Daytona Beach.

KIRIMAS - Tall, slender metallic column with curved fluid lines by Ralph Komives

KIRIMAS – Tall, slender metallic column with curved fluid lines
by Ralph Komives

UNTITLED - Blue, geometric steel sculpture by Doris Leeper

UNTITLED – Blue, geometric steel sculpture by Doris Leeper

RUINS XVIII - Painted gray beams intertwined in asymmetrical fashion by Ernest Shaw

RUINS XVIII – Painted gray beams intertwined in asymmetrical fashion by Ernest Shaw

STATUE OF LIMITATIONS - Charcoal gray painted by Alfredo Halegua

STATUE OF LIMITATIONS – Charcoal gray painted by
Alfredo Halegua

RED TANGO - Red, geometric sculpture by Alfredo Halegua

RED TANGO – Red, geometric sculpture
by Alfredo Halegua

FOUR FIGURE COLUMNS - Ceramic figures embedded in concrete columns by Bob Fetty

FOUR FIGURE COLUMNS – Ceramic figures embedded in concrete columns by Bob Fetty

BOX TOTEM #6 - Triangular shapes of steel held together by steel pipes by Fonchen Lord

BOX TOTEM #6 – Triangular shapes of steel held together by steel pipes by
Fonchen Lord

Central Park

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Central Park located on Park Avenue in the heart of Winter Park. Charles Morse an early settler donated the land. Walk along the brick path and admire the abundance of roses or sit on a bench underneath a trestle. A Peacock Fountain in the rose garden in memory of a classmate and friend by sculptor Lloyd Le Blanc.

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Sit on a bench and admire the fountains. Emily, a sculpture inside one of the fountains by Albin Polasek a sculptor from Moravia that is now part of the Czech Republic. A Veterans Memorial Fountain dedicated to war veterans in the early part of the 20th century donated by Howard G. Lindsay a Winter Park resident.

central park & environmental center 110central park & environmental center 031-2Admire the Tsuboniwa in Japanese means small-scale garden. The newly built Winter Park Train Station designed in the Craftsman-style architecture. An earlier train station now part of the Winter Park Historical Museum and Farmers Market. Concerts throughout the year at the band stand. Many restaurants and shops along Park Avenue. For special events, contact the number located on the website.

Lemon Street Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit

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TRIKE - James Westermann

TRIKE – James Westermann

WINGED GLORY Jack Howard-Potter

WINGED GLORY
Jack Howard-Potter

Ten sculptures made the final cut for the Lemon Street Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit in downtown Lakeland during the 1st Friday in April. Two awards given for Best in Show and Honorable Mention. Visitors and locals voted for People’s Choice.

SELF PORTRAIT AS ARMADILLO - BEST IN SHOW - PEOPLE'S CHOICE - Bob Dorsey

SELF PORTRAIT AS ARMADILLO – BEST IN SHOW – PEOPLE’S CHOICE – Bob Dorsey

AROUND THE GATE Ray Katz

AROUND THE GATE
Ray Katz

DELILAH Joni Younkins-Herzog

DELILAH
Joni Younkins-Herzog

Gran-ANT - C.R. Gray

Gran-ANT – C.R. Gray

YELLOW TAIL - Honorable Mention - Roger Halligan

YELLOW TAIL – Honorable Mention – Roger Halligan

SUMMER & SPRING - 2nd Place - Hanna Jubran

SUMMER & SPRING – 2nd Place – Hanna Jubran

TREE - Adam Walls

TREE – Adam Walls

 

 

Hollis Garden

Hollis Garden

Windows - Robert Wick

Windows – Robert Wick

Oracle - Jerome Fogle

Oracle – Jerome Fogle

 

 

 

 

 

In Flux: Persistence - Brad Hunter

In Flux: Persistence – Brad Hunter

Hollis Garden located at 702 East Orange Street in Lakeland. Throughout the garden neatly pruned bushes surround the fountains, sculptures and runnels. Classical music in the background as you walk by “Windows” a sculpture by Robert Wick in the Tropical Room, “Oracle” a sculpture by Jerome Fogle in the Yellow Room and “In Flux: Persistence” a sculpture by Brad Hunter in the White Room.

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A cavern behind the gazebo shaped like a canopy with a fountain and a lily pond. Red Maple, Andover American elm and a Helen Keller Water Oak along a winding path. Many native plants provide habitat in the secluded butterfly garden.

Hollis Garden (10)Sit in the gazebo and look out towards Lake Mirror. Feel the breeze while sitting on a bench looking out at the lake or walk along the promenade. Surrounded by beauty a day well spent. Entrance to the garden is free.

 

Sculptures in Orlando

Muse of Discovery, Cedars of Lebanon and Centered some of the sculptures on display at Lake Eola Park in Orlando. Two sculptures located in the center of town. I went in the early evening when it was still very warm but not crowded. Each sculpture has a plaque that describes the art.

Centered

Centered

“Centered” by C.J. French of Hood River, Oregon. The sculpture depicts Orlando as the epic center of family fun, creating lifetime experiences and endless memories.
Does the yellow form represent the sun?

Union

Union

“Union” by Ralfonso is a Kinetic Stainless Steel Wind Structure that has thirty wings. Kinetic art depends on movement for its effect. Born in Switzerland Ralfonso now resides in West Palm Beach. Most of his large kinetic sculptures appear in public places throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and United Arab Emirates.

Take Flight

Take Flight

“Take Flight” by Douve Blumberg. The sculptor is made of aluminum and magnesium. I describe it as birds taking flight. Douve Blumberg has received many awards and commissions throughout his career. Douve Blumberg lives in Demossville, Kentucky.

Muse of Discovery

Muse of Discovery

“Muse of Discovery” by Meg White is made of limestone and earthwork. Earthwork is a large, artificial bank of soil. What is a muse? In Greek mythology, in poetry and literature they were the goddesses of literature, science and the arts. Most of the work she produces are large and of a figurative nature. Meg White lives in Stephensport, Kentucky.

Cedar of Lebanon

“Cedar of Lebanon” by Jacob S. Harmeling of Orlando. The sculpture made of Steel Tubing and Mirror Polished Stainless Steel. What is the Cedar of Lebanon? The Cedar of Lebanon a tall evergreen tree noted for its high quality timber, oils, resins,
and is the national emblem of Lebanon.

Monument in Right Feet Major

Monument in Right Feet Major

“Monument in Right Feet Major” is a bronze sculpture by Todji Kurtzman who lives in Portland, Oregon. His art considered movement art. Whether its a painting or sculpture art is perceived as beauty in the eyes of the beholder. I see his sculpture as a man whose feet are firmly on the ground but turning and twisting as in a dance.

Global Convergence

Global Convergence

“Global Convergence” is a solar powered LED light sculpture by Deedee Morrison and is located at the front of the Orange County Regional History Center. Her art form considered installation art that is three-dimensional, shaped like a globe and emits light from solar power. Her works displayed throughout the United States. She lives in Birmingham, Alabama.

AstroGenesis II

AstroGenesis II

“AstroGenesis II – The Birth of Stars” by Wendy M. Ross is at the corner of Church Street and Orange Avenue. It is a kinetic structure, which lights up by LED light. Kinetic sculptures depend on motion for its effects. The ball is made of steel. Wendy owns a sculpture studio “Ross Sculpture Studio”, LLC in Bethesda, Maryland.