Exhibit honoring Orlando pandemic healthcare heroes opens

ORLANDO, Fla. — An exhibit honoring Orlando healthcare workers who served on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic is now open at the Orange County Regional History Center.

The exhibit, called “Healthcare Heroes: Portraits of Orlando Health’s Frontline Workers,” opened on Monday.

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It includes large portraits by Central Florida-based artist Nelson Cárdenas that will be on display in the museum’s atrium through Aug. 15.

The museum said Cárdenas, who is also a cook at the Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, created the portraits of Orlando Health employees using oil paints and a technique called pyrography, which uses blowtorches.

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His artwork provides an intimate look at the community’s frontline healthcare staff who have worked tirelessly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Stay tuned to Channel 9 Eyewitness News for details on the exhibit.

Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.