The photography of the late Jack Mitchell, who chronicled the arts scene in New York for 35 years, will be on display at the University of Central Florida Art Gallery from June 12 to July 11.

Black-and-white photos depicting memorable personalities of American culture from 1960 to 1995 will be featured in the free Icons & Idols exhibit.

Icons & Idols shows photos of some of the greatest actors, dancers, painters, composers, writers, choreographers and musicians of Mitchell’s career. His own words accompany each photograph in the collection to provide behind-the-scenes close-ups of some of the most iconic legends of the era.

According to American playwright Edward Albee: “For 35 years, almost everyone who was anyone in the arts found themselves in Jack Mitchell’s photography studio in New York City.”

After working in New York, Mitchell moved back to his hometown of New Smyrna Beach, where he remained active as an advisory board member for the Master Artist-in-Residence Program at the Atlantic Center of the Arts, which organized this exhibit. Mitchell died last year.

An opening night reception will be 6 to 8 p.m. June 12. The gallery’s normal hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The gallery is in the Visual Arts Building just off West Gemini Boulevard and Aquarius Agora Drive.

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