New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
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Steve Hardock is an award-winning artist who does commission work for the Bradford Exchange, a major dealer of collectibles. He exhibits at local art shows and museums and created murals for the children’s room at the Museum of Arts & Sciences and the media center at Mainland High School, both in Daytona Beach.
The Mainland mural, in the school’s cupola, is 17 feet off the ground and 20 feet in diameter. The school’s principal commissioned Hardock to depict historically significant images from around Volusia County to commemorate the school’s reopening in 2006.
Hardock teaches art in Volusia County public schools and is a former member of the Cultural Council of Volusia County.