“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.”

Mark your calendar:
Meet the “Hidden Artists” during an opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 2, in the UCF Library, Room 223. Entertainment will be provided by UCF student guitarist, Aaron Lingelbach. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The exhibit features the talents of:

  • Kathy Hudson –Housing and Residence Life, Student Development and Enrollment Services
  • Simona Loh – Student Legal Services, SDES
  • Linda Milner – Student Union, SDES
  • Brian Pate – Registrar’s Office, SDES
  • Judy Bragg Pardo – SDES
  • Dawn M. Herrod – College of Medicine
  • Jacqui D. Johnson – UCF Library
  • Neida Mora-Maus – Facilities, Planning & Construction
  • Russ Muller – UCF Regional Campuses
  • Fiona Murphy – Human Resource
  • Diane Colvin Reitz – Student Financial Assistance, Strategy, Marketing, Communications and Admissions
  • Tina Tran – Student Financial Assistance, SMCA
  • Artwork will be exhibited on the Art Wall as well in five glass display cases and encompasses a variety of styles and mediums, including stain glass, photography, mixed media, acrylic, watercolor, oil, sculpture, graphic, digital, and “nature” art.

    Becoming a tradition, this is the fourth year the Hidden Artists will exhibit artwork at the UCF Library. “We already reserved the gallery space for August 2013,” says Judy Pardo, coordinator for the Hidden Artists. “For new blossoming artists, exhibiting at the UCF Library is a friendly step into the art world,” says Pardo. “Many Hidden Artists have gone on to enter juried exhibitions and had their work displayed in other galleries.”

    The Hidden Artists exhibition will be on display at the UCF Library on August 1-31. Visit the Hidden Artists on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/hiddenartists and click on “Like.”

    The exhibition brings together creativity and community. Hidden Artists membership is open to currently working UCF faculty or staff members who create artwork. For more information, email: judyart23@aol.com.

    The University of Central Florida Library is located at 4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816. Summer hours include: Mon.-Thu. 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Fri. 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sun. 12 p.m.-11 p.m. For more information, call 407.823.2580 or visit: library.ucf.edu.