2016 Events Archive

January 13 at UCF Art Gallery

Re-encounters: Literary Adaptations Through Experimental Art Creative Capital artists Christopher Harris and Eric Gottesman will discuss their work. Harris's award-winning experimental films include a long take...

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January 14 at UCF Art Gallery

Our Big Read kick-off event will be held at the UCF Art Gallery, coinciding with Zora Neale Hurston's 125th birthday, with a reception and exhibition featuring the photography by Eric Gottesman.

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January 15 at UCF Art Gallery

Join us for a guest lecture on Afro-Futurism by Dr. Julian C. Chambliss, Associate Professor of History and Director of the African and African-American Studies Program at Rollins College.

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January 16 at Enzian Theater

Join us for a screening of the 2005 screen adaptation of Zora Neale Hurston's 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. Directed by Darnell Martin and produced by Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Productions.

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Jan 21 to Jan 31 at Theatre UCF Main Stage

A live, theatrical production based on the original script by Zora Neale Hurston.

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January 21 at UCF Art Gallery

Zora Neale Hurston and her migration to the North and return to the Deep South inspired a collaboration between three Florida artists: Filmmaker & Multimedia Artist Dinorah de Jesús Rodriguez, Choreographer &...

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January 25 at UCF Art Gallery

Join us in the UCF Art Gallery for a public lecture by Jill Jones, Professor of English at Rollins College. Jones's research interests include 19th and 20th century American literature, African American literature,...

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January 26 at UCF Art Gallery

  Be Boyd of UCF Theatre will discuss her adaptation of Spunk, a play by Zora Neale...

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January 27 at SCPL East Branch Library

Selected folk tales will be shared with children by Youth Services Librarians, as they will create and present a school age program, sharing Zora Neale Hurston's collections of folklore tales.

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January 27 at UCF Art Gallery

Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier is a versatile artist and writer who has combined her studies in history with photography to create astounding public art installations. Working with communities to celebrate their own history,...

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January 27 at UCF Art Gallery

UCF Art Gallery will host a reception for Zora! Festival of the Arts and Humanities, which includes an exhibition in the UCF John C. Hitt Library curated by Anthony Major, Program Director for the Zora Neale Hurston...

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January 28 at UCF Art Gallery

Reggie Wilson, ‘The Ring Shout', African Dance and Post-Modern Dance Reggie Wilson, Inaugural Doris Duke Artist, 2009 Herb Alpert Award recipient, 2002 Guggenheim Fellow, BESSIE- New York Dance and Performance...

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January 28 at UCF Art Gallery

Sculptor Chakaia Booker fuses ecological concerns with explorations of racial and economic difference, globalization, and gender by recycling discarded tires into complex assemblages. Booker received a...

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January 28 at UCF Theatre

Come early for a pre-show discussion about Zora Neale Hurston, Spunk and the Harlem Literati, and Their Eyes Were Watching God (in cooperation with The Big Read at UCF)in the Black Box. Panelists include Spunk and the...

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January 29 at UCF Art Gallery

“What She Said…: Language and Cultural Barriers in the Ivory Tower.” Don’t miss award-winning performance artist Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz's key note “lecture” using academic jargon outside of its intended...

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February 1 at Sanford branch of the Seminole County Public Library

Join us for a public lecture, "The Life of Zora in Sanford," presented by Mrs. Francis Oliver, coordinator of the Goldsboro...

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February 2 at UCF Art Gallery

As part of a yearlong project between multiple theaters and producers in Central Florida, Valencia College Theater is presenting this docudrama, a form of documentary theater. The play, which was developed by...

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February 3 at Central Branch Library (Casselberry), 215 North Oxford Road, Casselberry, FL 32707

Youth Services Librarians will create and present a school age program that will share a few of Zora Neale Hurston’s collected folklore tales or Poirquoi Stories / Origin Stories.

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February 4 at Northwest Branch Library (Lake Mary), 580 Green Way Boulevard, Lake Mary, FL 32746

Storytelling of selected folk tales will be presented with puppets, followed by a related science experiment, and an opportunity to make art that relates to one of the tales presented.

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Feb 5 to Feb 7 at Midway Safe Harbor Community Center

Featuring site-specific glass artist Therman Statom, whose primary medium is sheet glass, "New Windows Looking Back" is a weekend-long event, involving children at the Midway Safe Harbor Community Center.

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February 12 at UCF Art Gallery

Rachel Simmons lives and works in Winter Park, Florida. She holds an MFA from Louisiana State University. Since 2000 she has been actively involved in socially engaged art projects as an artist-educator at Rollins...

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February 16 at UCF Art Gallery

UCF will host a game jam and showcase at the UCF Art Gallery, featuring narrative games created by UCF digital media students.

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February 17 at North Branch Library (Sanford) , 150 N. Palmetto Avenue, Sanford, FL 32771

The programs created by Youth Service Librarians will feature stories from What’s the Hurry, Fox?, Lies and other Tall Tales, and Go Gator and Muddy the Water.

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February 23 at Lake Mary Branch of the Seminole County Public Library

Free and open to the public. Join us for a screening of the 2005 screen adaptation of Zora Neale Hurston’s 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. Directed by Darnell Martin and produced by Oprah Winfrey’s...

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February 24 at West Branch Library (Wekiva/Longwood), 245 N. Hunt Club Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32779

Storytelling of selected folk tales will be presented by Youth Service Librarians with puppets, followed by a related science experiment, and an opportunity to make art that relates to one of the tales presented.

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March 1 at UCF Art Gallery

Cesar Cornejo, Associate Professor of Sculpture and Extended Media at the University of South Florida, discusses his artistic practice

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