Presented by the UCF Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (UCF-CARD), this exhibit features the broad as well as exciting creativity and talent embedded in the autism spectrum.
The arts can provide an avenue of expression that serves as a self-supporting necessity for individuals with autism. This exhibit spotlights artists ranging from self-taught children who imitate comic characters to artists whose work reflects individual character, dedication to detail, technique and emotional impact.
This year’s exhibit also features Bruce the Balloon Man who is sculpting a giant “Rapunzel” out of balloons on the 2nd tier — to find her, just follow the braid!
On April 15, audiences can enjoy a jazzy harp recital, performed by Kyle Krekeler, a young man with autism. He is also an accomplished Special Olympics Triathlon Athlete.
Entry to the Dr. Phillips Center requires an event ticket. Patrons who wish to visit the exhibitions without an event ticket must register via the Visual Arts Pass link. Lobbies open an hour in advance of most events.