After a brief closure to remove the drop ceiling, the Photo Studio is back open and available to reserve for credentialed members! Come check out the newly renovated space. We have two paths to access available: full studio including cameras, and studio space only. If you’re interested in gaining credentials, come see us and we’ll get you started!
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.
Something really interesting is going to happen for Photo Studio Reservations in March. We’ve gotten feedback that our members want shorter reservations in the Photo Studio. So, we’re trying out 1-hour reservations on Thursdays in March.
Access to the Studio hasn’t changed, so members still have to:
1. Complete the General Orientation
2. Complete the Photo Studio Orientation
3. Pass the Access Assessment for the Photo Studio
Also, each 1-hour reservation still counts towards the limit of 3 that our members can have active at any given time, but we hope this will meet the needs of our users!
On Saturday, February 11, members of the community gathered to celebrate the Melrose Creative Expo, which kicked off with recognizing top projects created by Melrose members from the past year in the 2017 Melrose Awards. This marks the third year recognizing members’ efforts, and each passing year has shown growth–not just in the number of entries or votes, but also the range of subject matter. We’re so proud of the work our members have created and are pleased to share the work of this year’s semi-finalists:
And now, it is with great pleasure that we present the category winners and grand prize winner:
Congratulations to the winners!
You know, if you think you have what it takes to take home a prize, be sure to start working on your project and keep an eye out for the opening of the submission period for next year’s Melrose Awards. We’ll celebrate the next Melrose Awards at the 2018 Melrose Creative Expo on February 17.