Lincoln Property Company Southeast, with support from the Orlando arts community, replaced the 44-foot tall murals covering the parking garage on One Eleven, a 31-story, mixed-use high-rise encompassing office, retail and Aspire luxury apartments, located in downtown Orlando.
Orlando’s art community is a dynamic, vibrant component of Central Florida’s culture. To enhance its presence, local artists were asked to submit ideas reflecting the eclectic energy of downtown to enhance the surrounding community.
Lincoln and the board members of See Art Orlando, including Mayor Buddy Dyer, judged the entries. The pieces chosen were “E Scape in Blue” and “The Universe in my Head” by Marla E and “The Continental Shelf” by Roberto Gonzalez.
“These murals showcase Lincoln’s dedication to the Orlando culture and the Downtown art scene,” said Scott Stahley, Senior Vice President for Lincoln who oversees the firm’s Central Florida office. “We are committed to keeping the city beautiful and supporting local artists through our efforts.”
Marla E’s unique sculptural paintings are displayed in shows, galleries and private collections around the world and have even appeared in national television advertisement campaigns. Her work has been featured in major Florida venues, including Mount Dora Center for the Arts, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Osceola Center for the Arts, University of Central Florida, The Orlando Museum of Art, Casselberry Art House, Casselberry City Hall, Lake Mary City Hall, The Mayors Gallery located in Orlando City Hall, Maitland City Hall, and Art Basel Miami.
Roberto Gonzalez’ works have been exhibited at City Arts Factory Downtown Orlando and he has a permanent piece, “Cold Blue Mountain,” on display at the Amway Center in Orlando. Additionally, he participated in the Osceola Center for the Arts celebrating Hispanic Artists and Culture Exhibition and was invited to participate in a two-man show at Gallery at Avalon Island in Orlando in August of 2012. Roberto was the featured artist for the Premier Art exhibit showcase that opened the Waldorf Astoria Orlando in 2010. In May 2014, Roberto was appointed to the City of Orlando Public Arts Advisory Board.
The winning artists will have their work displayed over the streets of Downtown Orlando for five years, and will each receive a cash prize of $2,000.
About Lincoln Property Company
Dallas-based Lincoln Property Company is one of the nation’s largest diversified commercial real estate companies, employing over 6,800 people in 32 states and 10 countries in Europe. Since its inception in 1965, Lincoln has developed over 128 million square feet of office, industrial, and retail projects as well as 209,000 apartment units. Stemming from its development and ownership background, Lincoln’s operating platform seamlessly integrates its various service lines, provides for consistent and measureable performance and utilizes cutting-edge technology over its 350+ million square feet of managed assets.
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