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Winter Garden Village Shopping Center
About the Artwork
A girl named “Haley” after the artist’s granddaughter, holds two oranges, one close to herself and the other out as if offering it to someone else. This sculpture is one of a series of nine sculptures of children interacting with citrus crates, symbolizing the historic presence of the citrus industry in the everyday life of the people of Winter Garden.
About the Artist
Winter Garden sculptor, painter and photographer Sue Thompson was born in Orlando, Florida in 1952. She graduated in 1974 from Valencia Community College and in 1977 from the University of Central Florida. Her passion for art and curiosity of other cultures has taken her all over the world. Thompson is best known for her nostalgic, historic and realist representations. Her works are in many private and public art collections and she has had solo exhibitions at the Winter Garden Heritage Museum, The University of Central Florida, and Valencia Community College. Thompson has also received numerous honors of distinction including: Congressional Certificate of Recognition and National Women In Art Museum Archives in Washington, DC; a Mayoral Proclamation Honoring Outstanding Citizens; Certificate of Recognition from the Winter Garden Heritage Museum; Outstanding Young Woman of America; Certificate of Recognition and Special Advisor for Cultural Affairs, State of Florida; an honorary degree from International Burckhart Adademie; and Cultural Ambassador to the Huichole Indians, Ajijic, Mexico. Thompson recognizes the following artistic and advisory team who collaborated in the process of creating the Winter Garden Village series: Nancy Krug, Scott Donahue, Erick Villanueva, Shawn Harrison, Charles Thompson, Mark Johnson, Wayne Thompson, Bruce Miller, Delbert Peavey, Derrick Peavey, Alex McCollouch, Davin Ahern, and Dewayne Hardy.
Did you know?
UCF has a large collection of public art, since many of their buildings were built in recent years under state regulations that invests a percentage of the construction for original art.
Discover Art in Central Florida!
For those who have eyes to see, there are hundreds of works of art around them.
This web site provides some information on many of those works of art that can
be regularly viewed in Orange County by any member of the public without an
admission fee. They are outside in public view, or located in an interior area
that is normally open to the public.
Look around this web site and find something that interests you. Then go see it
in person. The information you find here will add to the pleasure of exploring
public art in Central Florida.
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