This is a past event.

The Originals 

When: Sat., June 6, 7 p.m. 2015
Price: free
If you were to try and name Orlando’s longest-running gallery, chances are you might not guess Stardust Video & Coffee, the video store-turned-coffee joint-turned-sandwich spot-turned-music venue-turned-bar. As indicated by that clunky hyphenate, Stardust has always morphed into whatever it needs to be for the people who populate it, and as a lot of them are artists (including Katherine Bennett, one of the original Stardust founders), a place to show their work was among those needs. As local artist and Stardustian Doug Rhodehamel notes, “Some of Orlando's best artists had their very first shows at Stardust.” To celebrate 16, they’re bringing back many of the original artists alongside some newer ones (like current ’dust curator Vanessa Andrade), including well-loved names like Anna McCambridge, Terry Hummel, Brian Phillips, Jaime Margary, Kim Darovec, Brigan Gresh, Andrew White, Morgan Steele, and Rhodehamel and Bennett, of course. Also to be revealed at the opening: the official name of the gallery, aka “the room to the left of the espresso machine.” (A truly ancient Orlandoan tells us the room was at one time called “Welch Hall,” named in honor of irascible jazz drummer Michael Welch, but any way of confirming that fact seems to have vanished into the mists of time.) Come celebrate. As befits any Truly Serious Art Opening, there will be cheese. – Jessica Bryce Young



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