Region4.1.0 at Santa Fe College

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 in Archive, Continuing Projects, Current Projects | Comments Off on Region4.1.0 at Santa Fe College

Can art play an important role in promoting a call to action by educating the public and raising awareness? We believe that Region4: Transformation Through Imagination, an exhibition organized in 2012 by oconnorartLLC and the Superfund Art Project did just that. The current exhibition, Region4.1.0: Remediation, is a report card on the progress that has been made and the problems that remain to be addressed. We haven’t forgotten what’s at stake and wish to remind the citizens of our community that to get results we have to educate ourselves and take appropriate action to protect our health...

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Artist-Naturalists in Florida: Then and Now

Posted by on Nov 2, 2015 in Archive, Current Projects | Comments Off on Artist-Naturalists in Florida: Then and Now

Mallory has organized a new art exhibition to celebrate the re-opening of The Doris Bardon Community Cultural Center in Gainesville. The exhibit, “Artist-Naturalists in Florida: Then and Now,” includes the work of 22 contemporary Florida artists as well as prints by early artist-naturalists such as William Bartram and John James Audubon. The exhibit will be on display at The Doris, 1315 South Main Street, Gainesville, through December 11. Gallery hours are wednesday through sunday 1-5 p.m.  John did the design work for the brochure. The opening reception attracted over 200...

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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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Region4: Transformation Through Imagination

Posted by on Jan 6, 2012 in Archive | Comments Off on Region4: Transformation Through Imagination

Region4: Transformation Through Imagination includes works by twenty artists that seek to transform the raw reality of the Cabot/Koppers Superfund site into images that suggest both the history of the problem and the possibilities for restoration and transformation. The artists used scientific data from the site to create their art works, often forming partnerships with scientists who served as consultants on the projects. The artists also worked to portray the concerns, hopes, beliefs and experiences of the people whose lives have been affected by the site over the past thirty years. The...

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