A creative oasis.
We pride ourselves on three things; bringing high level gallery exhibits to Orlando, giving the dedicated talent in Orlando access to the venue they deserve, and engaging our community by creating a positive and infectious atmosphere with art as its core motivator.
"...a bricolage of psychedelic rock sounds and jazz notes delicately surprises the aural senses." - Nicolette Shurba, Orlando Weekly ( source: https://goo.gl/TVFtY8 )
June 1st 2017 | Ugly Orange & Citrus City Present: Crumb | Lance Bangs | The Welzeins | Room Thirteen
Indie pop band Crumb, from Brooklyn, headlined the night and it was easy to see that they have something quite unique and special they're bringing to the scene but don't take my word for it. Check out the video above and if you like what you hear, find them on FB here, like, share, follow.
Colours of the Culture - Early 2017 brought Niko Is and Thanks Joey, two Orlando icons, musicians pioneering their own sound in hip hop. They wanted a stage that could be surrounded by the crowd. We happily obliged and the crowd loved being up close to them both.
Patrick McGrath Muniz at HENAO Center - For our 5th Feature Art Exhibit in Orlando, FL, we showcased the sculptures of Kevin Haran, works from Chicago printmaker Carlos Barberena, and featured on this video, the work of Nationally recognized painter Patrick McGrath Muniz. As a real craftsman, Patick McGrath creates everything from scratch, mixing his own pigments and creating his own frames and retablos in the way of old masters.
Chase Shelle Album Release: High on Maybe - We were SO completely blown away by her performance, we had to have her back for an an encore. Chase Shelle is an amazingly talented and dedicated musician working in a blend of rock and jazz that is soulful, unique and refreshing.
Dream Catchers - A very elegant, classy mix of paintings by award winning painter Lillian Verkins with sculptures by equally prolific, talented, and award winning sculptor Fay Samimi. It was quite a beautiful 6 week show spanning June and July of 2016 and curated by none other than Josh Garrick. If you missed it, follow us on Facebook and don't miss whats next
S.A.F.E! WORDS! POETRY! GRAND SLAM - 04/30/2016 This is it, kids!! After a season battling each other, the top 12 poets from the 2015-16 slam season duke it out one last time in a three-round slamtastic spoken word battle with the top 5 ranking poets going on to become Team Olympus 2016 at The 2016 National Poetry Slam this August in Decatur, Georgia, and with the winner of the event becoming the newly crowned Poet!
Harold Garde - Video from Museum of Florida Art - The Henao Contemporary Center proudly showcased the work of the Great American Expressionist Harold Garde early in 2016.
Wine & Demo with Steven Assael - December 2015 - Hosted a Wine & Demo with the great Steven Assael. He wowed the crowd with back to back demonstrations. First a graphite drawing from life done masterfully in a couple hours, followed by a painting of the same live model done the same day in a few hours... Mind blowing...
Henao Center UCF Symposium - How can we make Orlando more vibrant?
Henao Opening Night HD - Our Grand Opening Event featuring Josh Garrick's history making exhibit, titled TIMELESS here in the U.S.
$35-100/event or fundraiser
$10-25/event with door sales going directly to the talent.
*Gallery shows are free and open to the public