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Featured Work

Bayou Heart

 - Michael Galletta
Sculpture (EXTERIOR)

Crealde School of Art

About the Artwork

A juxtaposition of an outsized, disembodied organ with reptilian figures slithering on its surface. This bronze piece is finely detailed and textured and visually arresting.

About the Artist

Michael Galletta
Michael Galletta holds an MFA in Ceramics from Wichita State University in Kansas and has been a Professor of Art at Valencia Community College in Orlando since 1990. Since 2980 he has had his ceramics and sculpture shown in solo and group exhibitions throughout the eastern United States and Costa Rica. His series of hearts were inspired by a trip to New Orleans in 1999. The personal meaning of his work is embedded in his Catholic upbringing, love of nature, and family predisposition for heart ailments. His pieces are originally sculpted ove an armature using water-based clay, then fired and given a metallic finish. The sculptures are a combination of sculpture in the round and narrative low relief.

Did you know?

The City of Winter Park's Public Art Advisory Board seeks to bring a temporary exhibitions of sculpture by internationally known artists to Winter Park. Their first 'Art on the Green' was held in 2006/2007.

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.

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