The Mennello Museum of American Art has announced its schedule of exhibitions and events for the 2013-14 season. The Mennello is located in Orlando's Loch Haven Park and run by the city. It offers regular classes and free family days and events that are too numerous to list here, so keep an eye on its website — mennellomuseum.com
Here's an overview of major exhibitions and events:
• Southern Folk Art Masters: Through Jan. 5. Executive Director Frank Holt curates a selection of works by legends in the folk art world, including William Edmondson, Nellie Mae Rowe, Gertrude Morgan, Edgar Tolson, Howard Finster, Mose Tolliver, Purvis Young and Clementine Hunter.
• Never No More: Storter's Southwest Florida: Through Jan. 5. The Mennello Museum is the first venue to showcase the new traveling exhibition based on the memoirs of Rob Storter (1894-1987), which were published in 2000 as the book "Crackers in the Glade." Storter, a self-taught artist, came from a family of early settlers in the village of Everglade. Organized by Collier County Museums and the Friends of the Museum of the Everglades.
• Art and Artifacts of the Seminole: Selections from the Collection of I.S.K. Reeves V & Sara W. Reeves: Through Jan. 5. Amassed over 35 years, the Reeves collection includes clothing, jewelry and photographs that tell the story of Florida's Seminole people.
• Earl Cunningham's Everglades: Through Jan. 5. The permanent collection of works by Cunningham (1893-1977) will be enhanced by paintings and artifacts that reflect the self-taught artist's fascination with the Everglades and native tribes. On special loan will be the painting "The Everglades" from the Collection of The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.
• Eugene Savage: The Seminole Paintings: Aug. 16-Jan. 5. Inspired by his observations over two decades, beginning in 1935, Savage created perhaps the most extensive painted record of the Florida Seminoles from the early 20th century. Organized by the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, Jacksonville, Florida.
• Southwestern Allure: The Art of the Santa Fe Art Colony: Jan. 24-April 6, 2014. Organized by the Boca Museum of Art, this exhibition features 40 artworks from public and private collections that reflect the development of Santa Fe as an art colony, tracing the colony's formative years from approximately 1915 to 1940.
• Mingled Visions: Images From "The North American Indian" Collection by Edward S. Curtis: May 2-Oct. 5, 2014. This traveling exhibition organized by the Dubuque Museum of Art presents 40 original photogravures by Curtis (1868-1952), who spent more than 30 years documenting American Indian traditional life throughout the American West.
• EnCHANTment: May 2-Oct. 5, 2014. Contemporary self-taught artist Trés Taylor creates an installation of light and beauty that uses imagery from a monastic life and was inspired by the book "The Re-enchantment of Everyday Life" by Thomas Moore.
• Pueblo Pottery: May 2-Oct. 5, 2014. A selection of Southwest pottery dating from prehistoric days through contemporary times.
• Friends of the Mennello Museum of American Art's Annual Fashion Show: Nov. 7 The museum's popular fashion-show fundraiser moves to a new location, Sak's Fifth Avenue at Florida Mall, this year.
• The Friends of the Mennello Museum of American Art's Patron's Party: Jan. 25. A gala at the museum.
• 12th annual Orlando Folk Festival: Feb. 8-9. The annual celebration of music, nontraditional art and traditional crafts is free to the public. Children's activities are offered, and dogs on leashes are welcome.
• 11th annual Evening With Fabulous Friends Gala: Feb 22. The annual gala, at the Alfond Inn at Rollins College in Winter Park, will honor Harold Ward III, an attorney practicing in the Winter Park firm of Winderweedle, Haines, Ward and Woodman.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun