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Another look at Theo Wujcik’s work

The Tampa Bay area lost one of its most beloved and well-known artists.  Theo Wujcik died Saturday, March 29, at the age of 78. Artist Theo Wujcik was known for his critically acclaimed work in painting, drawing, printmaking and teaching. 

Wujcik’s oil painting, “Invocation of the muses C2A,” is in the library’s permanent collection and can be viewed on THPL’s Digital Collection.

Invocation of the muses C2A


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Burgert Brothers Seminole Heights Traveling Display

In celebration of the newly opened Seminole Heights Branch Library, a Burgert Brothers display has been assembled. The display includes an image of the original library from 1927, an image of the library from 1936, and one of the later building taken in 1965. Other photographic subject matter includes: Hillsborough High School, the Seminole Heights Methodist Church, the Seminole Heights Baptist Church, a Piggy Wiggly on Florida Avenue, the Hillsborough Avenue Bridge, Lake Roberta, Seeley’s Drive-In Restaurant, and several community businesses and residences. It is currently @Seminole Heights Branch Library until the end of July.

Early Seminole Heights


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R.I.P Theo Wujcik

Artist Theo Wujcik was known for his critically acclaimed work in painting, drawing, printmaking and teaching.  He won awards at the Gasparilla Arts Festival on various occasions, including “Best of Show” twice (1988 and 1995).  In 2000 he was the first Bay Area artist granted a retrospective at the Gulf Coast Museum of Art.  The exhibition catalog is housed in the Florida Collection in the Florida History and Genealogy Library:

Theo Wujcik: 30 Year Retrospective: 1970-2000   R 758.9975 Wujcik

Theo Wujcik

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