Opening Reception: The View From Within

Celebrate the opening of this new exhibition with music, a food truck, and the artists on our beautiful National Historic Landmark campus!

Admission, to this event is FREE! However, donations of any size are gratefully accepted with your order or at the event, in order to support our many free community programs!

About the exhibition: This exhibition is an introduction to the work of two emerging women artists with strong ties to Florida, Trinidadian artist Nneka Jones and African-American artist Shannon Elyse. The exhibition provides a rare opportunity to move beyond consumption and assumptions, artistic tropes and stereotypes, and experience introspective art that reveals the inner voice and motivations of these two artists. The exhibition is a partnership with the Tampa (FL) Chapter of The Links Inc. The Links is an international service organization established in 1946, and consists of more than 17,000 professional women of 2 African descent in 299 chapters located in forty-one states, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and the United Kingdom. This exhibition will be co-curated by sculptor and multidisciplinary artist Kendra Frorup, a Links member who is currently the Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University of Tampa.

Presented By:
Art & History Museums - Maitland
Dates:
April 26, 2024
Price:
Free
Time:
6:30 - 9 p.m.

Celebrate the opening of this new exhibition with music, a food truck, and the artists on our beautiful National Historic Landmark campus!

Admission, to this event is FREE! However, donations of any size are gratefully accepted with your order or at the event, in order to support our many free community programs!

About the exhibition: This exhibition is an introduction to the work of two emerging women artists with strong ties to Florida, Trinidadian artist Nneka Jones and African-American artist Shannon Elyse. The exhibition provides a rare opportunity to move beyond consumption and assumptions, artistic tropes and stereotypes, and experience introspective art that reveals the inner voice and motivations of these two artists. The exhibition is a partnership with the Tampa (FL) Chapter of The Links Inc. The Links is an international service organization established in 1946, and consists of more than 17,000 professional women of 2 African descent in 299 chapters located in forty-one states, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and the United Kingdom. This exhibition will be co-curated by sculptor and multidisciplinary artist Kendra Frorup, a Links member who is currently the Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University of Tampa.