Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Get Ready...

... for the show! I can't tell you how excited we are for Friday's exhibit!!! Monte's new work is vibrant and intriguing and it is so interesting to hear him share the "story" behind each painting. Our shows are always fun, but I think this one will be extra special.

J and I picked out a few interesting bottles of vino from Tim's, food is being deliverd early afternoon, and the hanging is nearly complete. It's going to be a wonderful event!
Call us if you have questions!! 407.647.1792.

Friday, April 17, 2009

2 Weeks til Monte!

We are getting so excited about the show on May 1st featuring Monte Olinger! Monte has presented us with some incredible work recently, and it's been a treat to hear him talk about the inspiration behind the paintings. Each piece has a purpose, a story. He'll be sharing those stories with us at the reception- make sure to be there. I know you'll be inspired as well.
These particular works (above) are acrylic on metal tile. They will be on display as part of the Tampering with Reality exhibition. Details: May 1st, 6-9pm at Gallery 17.92. Cocktails, coffee, and light fare will be provided. Call 407.647.1792 with questions.
Gallery 17.92
912 S. Orlando Avenue
Winter Park FL 32789

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Framing goes GREEN!

It’s official. The framing industry is jumping on the green train. Forward thinking companies like Larson-Juhl and Nurre Caxton are now offering “earth-friendly mouldings”. Larson has just introduced the Biltmore collection, inspired by the Asheville, NC homes’ intricate, antique frames. The collection is the industry’s first Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certified frame moulding.

Following suit, Nurre Caxton has introduced EcoCare, a moulding line produced with wood from managed forests- “For every tree we use, we replace one”. Excellent! In addition, moulding colors are achieved with organic, water-based stains. No oils or chemical solvents are used.

In support of our industry’s green initiative, Gallery 17.92 will be offering 15% OFF these frame lines through May. Save the planet and save some money- what could be better?

Thursday, April 2, 2009

All the Pretty Horses

My favorite sculptor has just completed some amazing new works. You have undoubtedly seen his horses in our windows, and after several years of showing his work, I still maintain that he is one of the most talented artists we have the privilege of working with. How can someone take wood shards, copper wire, and twine and construct these horses that come alive with such movement and emotion? It’s a mystery.

Swing by the Gallery and check out his new pieces, if nothing else but to admire them and be inspired by how the simplest materials can be crafted into incredible works of art.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tampering With Reality: The Recent Paintings of Monte Olinger


Gallery 17.92 is proud to host an Opening Reception for Orlando’s own Monte Olinger. Monte is the Creative Director of Baker Barrios Architects and an accomplished artist. His work is vibrant, exciting, and sometimes even green (come see his paintings on reclaimed metal panels- my favorites!). We are excited to showcase his work and hope you will join us for a fabulous night celebrating the arts!

Reception with the artist from 6-9pm. Great food and wine will be provided by our generous sponsors, Basso Homes and Trinity Tile. Thanks, guys! As an added bonus, gourmet coffee company Kana Cuban Coffee will be offering tasty beverages as well. All are welcome! Call the Gallery with questions- 407.647.1792.