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UCOP ARTReach fall exhibit now open on Franklin’s 12th floor

Doctor and Maid of Honor by Liz Tamayo

Doctor and Maid of Honor by Liz Tamayo, just two of the new works in Franklin’s 12th floor art gallery.

UCOP ArtReach features an eclectic collection of prints and paintings in its fall group show, Works on Paper, now on display in Franklin’s own art gallery in room 12311 and along the walls in the northwest corner of the12th floor.

The exhibit, which features four UCOP-connected artists, was installed and curated by UCOP ArtReach founder and External Relations Executive Assistant Alfred White.

“The exhibit shows the limitless variety of images, styles and colors that can be captured on paper,” White said. “We’re lucky to have so many talented artists among us willing to share their creativity.”

The artists featured include:

Yem Ling Fong, production manager for Marketing Communications, whose work includes lithographs and etchings on rag and rice paper. A photographer and printmaker, she studied at the Canberra School of Art in Australia and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. She also makes jewelry.

Andreas Johns, senior administrative analyst in the Office of the UC Regents, who displays block prints capturing street and beach landscapes. Johns has been making oil paintings and prints since 2000 and studied at SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco, UC Berkeley Extension, Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle and Sacramento City College. His work can also be seen on the walls outside the UC Regents’ offices.

Meredith Steele, a high school art instructor and spouse of former UCOP marketing communications director Jason Simon, is showing bold figure studies created during sessions with the East Bay Figure Painting Group in Berkeley. She studied at the Savannah College of Art and Design and Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. More of her work can be viewed at

Liz Tamayo, coordinator in Student Affairs, whose work includes a series of portraits in watercolor and ink and abstract seascapes done in acrylic on paper. She considers herself a perpetual art student, having studied with various teachers in the Bay Area, and is now studying with Marianne Brown in Moraga and Jim Smyth in Palo Alto.

Works on Paper will be on display through December and can be viewed during business hours. A reception honoring the artists will be announced at a later date.

UCOP ArtReach was founded in 2013 with support from Senior Vice President of External Relations Dan Dooley.

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