Virginia Drive FREE Mayhem Street Party This Friday 9/30/11

Ivanhoe Village Presents Mayhem Street Party on Virignia Drive for FREE. 6-10p

Dancers, Singers, Musicians, Actors and other fabulous performers!

Friday, September 30 · 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Location: Ivanhoe Village – Virginia Ave


Dec. 16 Meeting RE: Mills Ave. Improvement Project (Virginia to Dorchester), Intersections at Lake Highland-Marks St.‏

Please try to attend this meeting on Wednesday. While this project is already designed, and while there are currently no plans to 4-lane Virginia, this is a good opportunity to remind the City Transportation Dept of our opposition to any widening of Virginia.

>>> From:
Date: November 30, 2009 12:58:02 PM EST
Subject: Dec. 16 Meeting RE: Mills Ave. Improvement Project
(Virginia to Dorchester) and Intersections at Lake Highland and Marks St.

Dear Neighborhood Leader,

The City of Orlando is hosting an Open House on December 16, 2009 between 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Colonialtown Neighborhood Center, 1517 Lake Highland Drive, Orlando (corner of Fern Creek Ave & Lake Highland Dr. / 407-246-4449) about the Mills Ave. Improvement Project (Virginia to Dorchester) and intersections at Lake Highland and Marks St. The design plans will be available for inspection and project representatives will be available to answer any questions.

We ask that you inform your association members and neighbors about this upcoming Open House. Please see the attached flyer for details
or feel free to contact me. I hope to see you on Dec. 16.

Patricia Newton, Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator
Office of Communications & Neighborhood Relations
City of Orlando
P.O. Box 4990
400 S. Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407.246.3245
Cell: 407.797.1474
Fax: 407.246.2584

2nd Tuesday at Comma Gallery

COMMA Gallery Presents:

Charles Turzak: Fine Art Printmaker

2nd Tuesday Opening Reception October 14th, 2008 6:30-9pm
Featuring a rare selection of original woodcuts from the 1930s and mid-century papercuts (collographs) by artist Charles Turzak

About Charles Turzak:
Charles Turzak was born in 1899 in Streator, Illinois. Following high school he attended the prestigious Art Institute of Chicago. Upon graduation in 1924,Turzak began his career as a free-lance artist. Turzak cut many woodblocks for the 1933 World’s Fair and his work was prominently featured at that event. Following his success at the World’s Fair, Turzak participated in several WPA, federal depression-era art programs that allowed him to develop several woodcuts into murals. One of these murals still survives at the Post Office in Lemont, Illinois.Charles Turzak died in Orlando, Fl in 1986. He was a member of the Artist League of Orange County (ALOC) and many Central Florida artists remember him fondly as a mentor.

Examples of Turzak’s work may be found in the collections of Library of Congress, Yale University Art Gallery,The Art Institute of Chicago, Northwestern University’s Mary and Leigh Block Gallery, The Cleveland Museum and numerous Fine Art Print galleries to name a few.
This is a rare opportunity to see a collection of his mid century modern fine art prints and paintings that are for sale.

COMMA Gallery

813 Virginia Dr Orlando, Fl 32803


(407) 376-1400


COMMA Gallery Presents:
From Rural to Urban: Landscapes
2nd Tuesday Opening Reception September 9th, 2008 6:30-9pm

Featuring works from: Stephen Bach, Francine Levy, Tom Sadler, Wayne Hovis, Chris Tobar, Tony Garan, and more 

Park Ave by Wayne Hovis

813 Virginia Drive Orlando, Fl 32803

Also Announcing…

 Susan Bach, Karen Baker, Wayne Barham, Georgina Holt, Harry Janis, Liz Kitchens, Rachel Lloyd, Kim Miller, Ann Robinson, Vincent Sansone, Cheryl Smith, Kathy Stecker, Susie Vey 

COMMA Gallery Update

COMMA Gallery Update:
Catch the last remaining Stephen Bach: Atmospheric Landscapes through June 5th

June 10th, 2008 6:30-9pm Opens Threads Across I-4 a show of fiber art. Also featuring the Contemporary Horse Sculpture of Jim Casey
Sweet in My Dreams by Jim Casey

Also, July 8th 6:30-9pm running through August, is an exhibit by numerous museum quality artists celebrating Florida’s agriculture: Cows at COMMA

COMMA Gallery
813 Virginia Drive
Orlando, Fl 32803

MPB Refuses to Approve Parking for Dowd Project


On 5/19 I spoke before the Municipal Planning Board regarding the Dowd Project on Virginia Drive to urge them to add an additional on-street parallel parking space in front of the building. In spite of our neighborhood’s support of an additional parking space, Dowd’s support of an additional parking space, the City planning department’s support of an additional parking space, and the current City planning documents recommending additional on-street parking along Virginia, I failed to convince the MPB to add this condition. The Traffic Engineer would not support a reduction of the design standard of 23′ length for parallel parking spaces, and our request for the additional space failed.

Gordon Spears