Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, Commissioner Victoria Siplin and artist Katy Antill will be at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Orange County Multi-Cultural Center and the unveiling of The Spirit of Pine Hills. Katy Antill’s amazing mosaic work is featured in the entryway and will welcome all into the Center for years to come.
The Spirit of Pine Hills is a 180 square foot mosaic triptych with each of the three panels measuring 5’ x 12’. The triptych symbolizes unity by having multiple parts coming together to form one whole.
“Inspired by the people and families that make up the Pine Hills Community, my design celebrates the many cultures within the community as well as honors the past,” the artist said. “I grounded the piece in the elements of nature as it is the natural world that bonds us. Thus, the sun, sky, earth take center stage. Symbolism, both bold and subtle are abundant throughout. The bottom half of the mural is grounded by layers of patterns coming together to form a tapestry or quilt-like whole. Inspirational words from the Pine Hills Brand Statement are in between the patterned layers which intend to educate and inspire the viewer.
The ribbon cutting and art opening will take place on Monday, November 28th at 11am. The Orange County Multi-Cultural Center is located at 7149 West Colonial Drive, Orlando, Florida 32818.
“We celebrate our diversity, and our character is a rich tapestry of many cultures, all bound by a common passion for community,” the Orange County Multi-Cultural Center announcement said.
The mission of Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs is “To elevate Central Florida’s arts and culture to that befitting a diverse, world-class community.”