An oil painting of Maya Angelou titled “Maya” by Daniel DeWindt won first place in the Black Art Matters art exhibition at the Gallery at Carrollwood Cultural Center during an artist reception on Friday, April 8.
Black Art Matters, on display at the Center through April 23, is a visual art exhibit that celebrates the peaks and valleys of black lives in the past and present and the future possibilities. The show incorporates pieces from local artists that explore the struggle, tears, laughter, frustration, and hope of black people.
The Gallery announced the winning pieces during the reception, which included “Maya” by DeWindt. Other winning works include second place for “Hot Summer Joy” by Ag Sanfiz and third place for “Color of Justice” by Dacota Maphis. In addition, honorable mentions were awarded to “Dziva, Goddess with Skin the Color of Dirt” by Rebecca Skelton, “DNA: Sisters – Nikole” by Dionne Seevers, and “Cape Verdean Women” by Arnold Swepson.
Admission to The Gallery located inside the Carrollwood Cultural Center at 4537 Lowell Road in Tampa is free. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., and Saturdays, 9 a.m. until noon. For more information, visit carrollwoodcenter.org, email [email protected] or (813) 922-8167.