Art Sandwiched In

VIRTUAL, Select Wednesdays, Noon-1:00pm

An informal lunchtime program with engaging speakers or films held monthly. Programs will be presented virtually as Zoom webinars. Participants will receive a link prior to each session. Pre-registration is required.

Lectures are free!

January 12: Shawn Welcome, City of Orlando Poet Laureate

During this virtual program, Orlando’s new Poet Laureate will share more about his practice and perform a reading of his recent work.

Shawn Welcome is the Poet Laureate for the City of Orlando. He has traveled the US speaking and performing poetry, written NBA commercials for the Orlando Magic, done voiceover work for universities, and more. Shawn is the Founder and CEO of Diverse Word, LLC, the longest running weekly open mic series in Orlando which has other creative arts offerings. His poetry can be described as inspirational, insightful and thought-provoking with seamless delivery.


February 9: Rebekah Lugo, Renaissance Theatre Company

Learn more about this new theatre space in Orlando’s Loch Haven Park during this Zoom webinar.

Renaissance Theatre Company is a nonprofit dedicated to creating and developing original theatrical experiences in Orlando and beyond, with an intentional focus on fair pay for artists, environmental sustainability, highlighting diverse perspectives, and creating Theatre in new and innovative ways. Their permanent space opened fall 2021 in a 15,468 sq. ft. converted warehouse. Learn more at

Rebekah Lugo has been involved in the arts since primary school and specifically in the non-profit arts world for the last 5 years. She is currently the Operations Manager for Renaissance Theatre Company, Orlando’s newest theatre focused on new works. In this role she has her hands in the daily administrative tasks but also gets to play and influence some of the creative decision making that happens for each project.


March 23: The Corridor Project Billboard Exhibition

Learn more about this exhibition of artwork on billboards throughout Central Florida that launched in January. Modeled after the successful Billboard Creative in Los Angeles and Sonora 128 in Mexico City, The Corridor Project Billboard Exhibition features the artwork of 30 artists from regions along the I4 corridor. The Downtown Arts District (DAD) and curator Pat Greene, founder of The Corridor Project, selected the artists and artwork for this exhibition. Greene will be joined by DAD representatives Barbara Hartley and Ha’Ani Hogan for this virtual presentation. For more on this project, visit:


April 13: Melissa Geppert, PhD, Art Historian

In anticipation of the 2022 Florida Prize in Contemporary Art (opening June 4), this virtual presentation will consider the trends and themes that have emerged in the past seven editions of this annual exhibition. Dr. Geppert will also situate the Florida Prize within a broader context of contemporary art annuals and biennials.


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