A Century of Memories at the Melrose Gallery

The rich history of the Orange County Library System’s Albertson Public Library and Orlando Public Library is captured in these photographs taken through the decades. Images portray library patrons using resources and technology of different eras, library staff members engaged in everyday activities, and compelling shots of the two buildings that have occupied the corner of Rosalind Ave and Central Boulevard for the last 100 years.  The exhibit will be on display through November 2023.

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Then & Now: 100 years of Orlando Public Library

The Melrose Gallery is pleased to host a retrospective look at the history of the Orlando Public Library building and its operation over the years. Work displayed includes imagery from local photographers during the 1960s through the 1980s and current day recreations by Winny Rivas to celebrate the unique structural and environmental changes that have occurred in the Orlando Public Library building and its surroundings.  You may view the exhibit on the second floor of the Orlando Public Library.

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The Melrose Gallery: Buildings, Lines and Reflections

The Melrose Center is pleased to present ‘Buildings, Lines and Reflections’, a photographic exhibition on the second floor of the Orlando Public Library by photographer Pedro R. Berrios.

Award-winning photographer Pedro Raphael Berrios has over thirty years of experience as an editorial and commercial photographer, specializing in Fashion, Illustration and Food photography with a style consisting of interesting and energetic imagery.

His photographs have graced the covers and been featured in such editorial and commercial entities as Imagen Magazine, Caribbean Business Newspaper, Buena Salud Magazine, El Nuevo Día Newspaper, DE MODA magazine, GO magazine, Business Puerto Rico magazine, The New York Post, Central Communications Advertising, Lintas Advertising, Miramar Advertising, Cellular One, Ponderosa Restaurants, Marubeni Caribbean, El Conquistador Hotel and Resort and Casiano Communications Publishing among others.

One of his most noted exhibitions, “People of My Country” in New York City, depicted the people and culture of Puerto Rico in 1987. His exhibition “Photography Alchemy” in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1994 featured different images of Puerto Rico through a unique visual brush texture technique. In 1999 Pedro was honored for his work by the Association of Photojournalism of Puerto Rico.

In 2003 Pedro Rafael joined the team of Central Florida’s first Hispanic daily newspaper, El Nuevo Día Orlando, leading the photography department.

Currently, Pedro is one of the Melrose Center photography instructors.

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