Free Events in Orlando This April: UCF Celebrates the Arts 2023

March 06, 2023  The annual UCF Celebrates the Arts festival offers a variety of free music, visual arts, humanities and kid-friendly events at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts from April 2 through 15.

Alumna Uses Color, Texture to Create Surrealistic Wonderlands

February 28, 2023  School of Visual Arts and Design alumna Cheryl Tall ’74 will display her artwork at the Sparks Gallery March 12-April 30.

UCF Celebrates the Arts 2023 Has Something for Everyone

February 20, 2023  UCF’s annual festival of creativity returns April 2–15 with a wide range of affordable events. Tickets for select events are available now, with the remainder of events available Feb. 24 and March 3.

UCF Faculty Showcases New Satire Risograph

February 10, 2023  Ashley Taylor, printmaking and design professor, brought satire with a pop of color to her third art showcase at UCF’s 2023 Faculty Exhibition.

Nationally Recognized Artist Joins UCF College of Arts and Humanities

February 06, 2023  Nationally acclaimed artist Robert Aiosa has joined the staff of the College of Arts and Humanities School of Visual Arts and Design as an assistant professor in studio art.

2 Teams Win 2022 Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts and Wellness Innovation Awards for Projects to Strengthen Orlando Communities

January 30, 2023  The projects, which received $25,000 each, were chosen for improving our sense of community through the power of arts and wellness.

UCF Student, Animation Alum Credited for Work on ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’

December 19, 2022  Tal Minks ’18, character animation alum and soon-to-be psychology graduate, worked on Avatar: The Way of Water in his role as a lead animator for Steamroller Animation.

UCF Students Navigate Human Experience at SVAD’s First Art Knight

November 28, 2022  The students at the UCF School of Visual Arts and Design poured their hearts and creative minds in their first Art Knight event on Friday.

The Disney World Attraction That Inspired an Alumnus to Pursue Animation

November 22, 2022  Michael Woodside ’08 says vacations to Walt Disney World in his childhood impacted his choice to make character animation his career.

School of Visual Arts and Design Hosts Inaugural “Art Knight!” Open House Event

November 14, 2022  The Visual Arts Building will open its doors to the public for community networking, classroom tours, student art showcases, live music and free refreshments to accompany the opening reception for Mimesis: Fall 2022 BFA Exhibition in the UCF Gallery.

CAH Events: Cancellations and Postponements Due to Tropical Storm Nicole

November 08, 2022  The UCF campus will be closed for operations on Wednesday and Thursday due to Tropical Storm Nicole, and Friday for Veterans Day. All public events scheduled for those days will be canceled or rescheduled.

Knights Do That Podcast: Combining Art and Technology

November 07, 2022  Renowned composer and Pegasus Professor Stella Sung shares the importance of integrating science and the arts, as well as her research on using virtual and augmented reality in the classical concert setting.

Orlando Sentinel: UCF mourns artist Walter Gaudnek, designer Joseph Rusnock

November 02, 2022  Walter Gaudnek was as colorful and bold as the art he created. Theatrical designer Joseph Rusnock was remembered as caring and creative. Both men are being mourned at the University of Central Florida, where they were fixtures for generations of students in artistic fields of study.

The Therapeutic Benefits of Creating Art

November 01, 2022  Professor Emerita of Philosophy and Humanities Kristin Congdon reports the benefits of creating art.

Remembering Walter Gaudnek, Influential Artist and Longtime UCF Professor

October 28, 2022  A professor in the School of Visual Arts and Design for 50 years before his retirement in 2020, Walter Gaudnek is celebrated for his contributions to UCF and the international art world.

SVAD Collaboration Brings Halo-Themed Designs to Limbitless

October 24, 2022  New Halo-themed designs are coming to Limbitless’ collaboration with 343 Industries as a result of students’ and faculty’s artwork in UCF’s School of Visual Arts and Design.

UCF Student Helps Breast Cancer Survivors Heal One Tattoo at a Time

October 20, 2022  Stacie Becker, a UCF art major and medical tattoo artist at Empower tattoo, has been changing the lives of breast cancer survivors, and is taking new steps to level up her practice.

SVAD Alumni Explore the Post-Immigration Experience in Maitland Art Center Exhibition

October 06, 2022  Mär Martinez, Leo Cordovi and MJ Torrecampo, all UCF alumni, will show their work at the Maitland Art Center Gallery exhibition In Between: Painting the Post Immigration Experience from Oct. 8, 2022, through Jan. 22, 2023.

CAH Events: Cancellations and Postponements Due to Hurricane Ian

September 27, 2022  The UCF campus will be closed for operations on Wednesday and Thursday, and classes are also canceled on Friday. All public events scheduled for those days will be canceled or rescheduled.

SVAD MFA Alum Awarded Endowed Chair at Valencia College

September 23, 2022  Dominic DiPaolo ’15MFA  has been awarded the University Club of Orlando Chair in Advanced Computer Technology at Valencia College. The Endowed Chair for Learning Leadership Program honors outstanding members of the Valencia teaching faculty and provides resources needed for the advancement of instruction at Valencia.