Michéle Des Verney Redwine, the founder of the Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative (SBAC), announced that the nonprofit was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation for its “Visions in Black” initiative. According to Redwine, the program was created to help regional college students of color, who are also emerging artists, discover opportunities to promote and exhibit their art. Artists Jesse Clark and Krystle Lemonias were selected to coordinate the program at area-based colleges and higher education institutions. These include New College of Florida, Ringling College of Art and Design, State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, and USF Sarasota-Manatee and Tampa. This initiative will culminate with a juried “Visions in Black” exhibition of works by some of the program’s participating artists at Art Center Sarasota in January.
Visions in Black is a juried art exhibition celebrating the talents and love of the arts by showcasing artists of African descent who reside in the State of Florida. We celebrate fine art and all mediums by young emerging, generational, and professional artists of African descent.