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Hidden Artists: The Tradition Continues

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UPDATE: The Hidden Artists Art Reception on Sept. 7 is cancelled.

The reception date has been rescheduled for Thursday, Sept. 21 @ 4-6 p.m. in the John C. Hitt Library room 223.

“You might find us in front of the classroom or in the office down the hall and yet never suspect the secret we share. We are artists. Whether we have exhibited in galleries around the world or have never shown our work before, we are artists. We present to you our dreams, our hearts, our passion…We are the Hidden Artists.”

University of Central Florida has many talented employees who use their creativity in their daily jobs. Some of these employees are “visual artists” who create artwork on their own time for themselves, their families and/or for the public. They are the “Hidden Artists.”

The Hidden Artists will exhibit at the John C. Hitt Library from September 1-29, 2017 with a reception on September 21.

Artwork will be exhibited in the library on the Art Wall and in the glass display cases with a variety of styles, subjects and mediums, including photography, mixed media, acrylic, graphic and jewelry.

The exhibit features the talents of: Maribel Amaro-Garcia, Gina Clifton, Pamela Williams Gruen, Jacqui Johnson, Simona Loh, Russ Muller, Fiona Murphy, Judy Bragg Pardo, Brian Pate, Christopher Saclolo, M.C. Santana, and Paul Viau.

“In 2008, I got together a group of creative UCF faculty and staff members; and formed the Hidden Artists,” says Judy Bragg Pardo. “Since that time, I have coordinated nine exhibitions at the UCF John C. Hitt Library. Some members retired or left UCF and new members have joined. This year will be my last year exhibiting as I am retiring at the end of 2017. I wanted to say how proud I am of the dedicated Hidden Artists who have opened their hearts and souls to share their artworks with the UCF community. There were many artists who had never exhibited before and have gone on to enter juried exhibitions and display their art in galleries. Special thanks to Brian Pate who designed our beautiful postcards throughout the years and to those artists who have been with the group from the very beginning. With the collaborative effort of the group members, the Hidden Artists will keep its tradition of exhibiting at the library for years follow.”

Visit the Hidden Artists on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/hiddenartists [2] and click “Like.” to follow the group.

Hidden Artists membership is open to currently working UCF faculty or staff members who create artwork. For more information, email Judy Bragg Pardo at: judyart23@aol.com [3].

The University of Central Florida John C. Hitt Library is located at 4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816. Call the library for hours of operation at 407.823.2580 or visit the website at library.ucf.edu.
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