Posts by mallory32653gville

UF Loop E-newsletter

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in artwork | Comments Off on UF Loop E-newsletter

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Artist-Naturalists in Florida: Then and Now

Posted by on Jul 14, 2015 in Current Projects | Comments Off on Artist-Naturalists in Florida: Then and Now

A Wildlife Art Exhibition and Related Programs Oct. 30 – December 11, 2015 The Doris Bardon Community Cultural Center   The upcoming year will be a very exciting time for friends of John and William Bartram because 2015 is the 250th anniversary of their first visit to Georgia and Florida. In response to this anniversary, I am currently organizing an exhibit of wildlife art—painting and photography—for the Doris Bardon Community Cultural Center in Gainesville. The Doris—as it’s affectionately called—is a new art center that enjoys broad-based community support. The center is...

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The Blackboard Variations

Posted by on Jun 14, 2015 in Archive, gallery openings, John OConnor, News | Comments Off on The Blackboard Variations

The Blackboard Variations, an exhibition of paintings by artist John A. O’Connor, on display at the News-Journal Center, Daytona Beach, Florida, June 15-September 2, 2015 The News-Journal Center hosted a summer-long exhibit of paintings by Gainesville artist John A. O’Connor. A University of Florida faculty member for thirty-six years before his retirement in 2005, O’Connor has had thirty-six solo exhibitions of his work, has been included in over 200 group shows and is represented in public and private collections nationally and internationally. The exhibit is sponsored by the...

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Partners in art & history

Posted by on Nov 17, 2013 in Archive | Comments Off on Partners in art & history

As they worked on an art exhibit commemorating the 500th anniversary of Ponce de Leon’s arrival in Florida, husband-and-wife team John and Mallory O’Connor have found their own fountain of youth of sorts: sharing their passion for art and art history with each other — and the public. After Mallory stepped down as a professor and gallery curator at Santa Fe College in 2005, she and John, an artist and art professor emeritus at UF, pooled their talents into an art consulting business, O’Connor Art, LLC. Together, they offer such services as organizing and curating exhibits,...

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Quest for the Fountain of Youth and Florida’s History, Mythology and Art

Posted by on Oct 27, 2013 in Archive | Comments Off on Quest for the Fountain of Youth and Florida’s History, Mythology and Art

A Traveling Version of the Exhibit Organized by oconnorartLLC For information contact: Mallory O’Connor, Exhibition Curator In 2013, Florida reached a significant milestone unlike any other in the history of the United States—the 500th anniversary of the time that began when Juan Ponce de León and his crew walked ashore on Florida’s east coast and named it La Florida. To celebrate the Quincentennial of the arrival Ponce de León and the beginning of the European settlement of the region, the Gainesville Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs and the Doris Bardon...

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