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January 10th, 2014 3:14 PM by Karyn Smith

The Art & History Museums – Maitland (A&H) presents an evening of art, fashion, music, poetry and fun withCulture Pop! on Friday, January 10 from 7 to 11 PM at the A&H’s Maitland Art Center, 231 W. Packwood Avenue, Maitland.  This month’s Culture Pop! is titled The Dapper Date: Celebrating the Art of Fashion, and features artful fashion by Other People’s Property.

Culture Pop! is a monthly, one-night only pop-up exhibition of Central Florida’s fine artists and artisans.  Guests take part in interactive art happenings, enjoy music, listen to flash fiction and literary readings performed by Maitland Poets and Writers, and relax in our Mayan Lounge with music, mingling, craft beer and fine wines.  

Fashion has been a celebrated art form in popular culture for decades, and our January artisan, Other People’s Property, specializes in vintage clothing from all eras.  Looking to thrift stores, estate sales, & vintage shops to find the best or what could be the best, Other People’s Property fixes, updates, and alters clothes to make them more current. 

Models will showcase fashions from each decade, and clothing will be on display and for sale.  Other People’s Property has a deep commitment to philanthropy, giving funds to Hati, Uganda, and to charity: water.  For the January event, Other People’s Property will present a line of clothing in which 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the A&H.  Patrons are invited to donate old clothing for updating and resale to the A&H line by dropping off clothes at the A&H’s Maitland Art Center during normal business hours prior to the event.

After viewing the stunning fashions by Other People’s Property, be sure to stay and enjoy music by Chasing Jonah, relax in the Mayan Lounge featuring music, food, and libations, and join us in the Packwood Avenue Reading room for readings by Maitland Poets and Writers, featuring Girl's Garments on Parade. The perfect complement to this night of fashion and fun, Girls Garments on Parade features the “Lady Ladies,” a wild foursome of females who reminisce their way through the wonders of wearing woman’s garments. Laughter gives way to tenderness as they explore what it means to be a woman from the angle of blue jeans and braziers.

Culture Pop is your one-stop Friday night experience!

The A&H also celebrates three new exhibitions on January 10 with an Opening Reception from 5:30 to 8:00 PM in the A&H’s Main Galleries.  The exhibitions are Environmental Pioneers: The Florida Audubon, located in the A&H’s Maitland Historical Museum; and Portraits: The Birds of Paradise and Constructed Landscapes: Works by Jake Fernandez, both held in the A&H’s Main Galleries.  Come for the reception, and stay for this evening of artful fashion, music, poetry, friendship and FUN! 

The event schedule is as follows:

Opening Reception (5:30 – 8 PM):

Main Gallery (Opening Reception from 5:30 to 8 PM; Gallery remains open until 11 PM)

Opening Reception (5:30 to 8 PM) for the exhibitions Constructed Landscapes: Works byJake Fernandez andPortraits: The Birds of Paradise

Galleries remain open until 11 PM so Culture Pop! guests can enjoy these exhibitions.

Maitland Historical Museum (5:30 - 8 PM) Opening of Environmental Pioneers: The Florida Audubon

Culture Pop! event (7 - 11 PM)

Main Garden

ART: Other People’s Property

MUSIC: Chasing Jonah

BAR: Craft Beer by Cigar City Brewing and Joel Gott Fine Wines

FOOD: Antonio’s Café Quick Dinners

Mayan Lounge

LOUNGE: Music, Craft Beer by Cigar City Brewing and Joel Gott Fine Wines

FOOD: Antonio’s Café Quick Dinners

Packwood Avenue Reading Room:

READINGS by Maitland Poets & Writers: Girl's Garments on Parade

Admission, which includes the opening reception and Culture Pop! is free for A&H members, and $5 for not-yet-members. The $5 admission includes a complimentary drink.

Culture Pop! is sponsored by Maitland Tire & Michelin.  Music for Culture Pop is sponsored by Performing Arts of Maitland. Craft beer is sponsored by Brown Distributing Specialty Division. 

The Culture Pop! Season continues as follows:

            February 14: Wild At Heart featuring Danielle DeGuglimo and Katherine Bennett

            March 14: Roll, Repeat featuring the art of printmaking with a steam roller print and Mama’s Sauce print projects

            April 11: Photo Slam!

For more information on Culture Pop! and the Art & History Museums – Maitland, visit www.ArtandHistory.org or phone 407-539-2181.

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