(Tuscaloosa, Ala.) The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa will host a one day joint exhibit of works by students from the Department of Fine Arts of Stillman College and The University of Alabama’s Department of Art and Art History at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center. Presented on Feb. 20, 2016, by the Miss Black Alabama Ambassadors, the display will be open to the public from 3-6 p.m. Admission is free.Annual BFA Juried Exhibition at the UA Gallery, DWCAC

The organization’s hope is that the exhibit will “promote change and awareness in the Tuscaloosa area by presenting paintings and ceramics by Black artists from Stillman and The University of Alabama.”

Stillman students participating are Kardarius Rhinehart, senior: painting and ceramics; Karina Salazar, senior, painting and ceramics; Kendra Ramos, senior, ceramics; Danylle Everson, senior, ceramics. University of Alabama students participating are Jordan McGowan, painting; Krystal Jordan, painting; Taniesha Childs, photography.

The event is sponsored by the Miss Black US Ambassador and Miss Black Teen US Ambassador Scholarship Pageant, LLC, in collaboration with the Dr. Ruth Joyce Colbert Barnes Foundation & The Oklahoma Sovereign Arts Foundation. These organizations provide once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to young African American women. As Ambassadors of Change, each young woman embarks on the journey to encourage, empower and enlighten communities, states and nations. These young women are a rising voice in the community that seek to make a difference by providing educational forums and events that focus on health disparities, poverty, violence and major issues plaguing the African American community. They are role models not only to young African American women but to women around the world. Ambassadors of Change partner with key political figures and national initiatives to bring support to their efforts and platforms.

The Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center is located at 620 Greensboro Avenue in downtown Tuscaloosa. For more information about The Arts Council, Bama Theatre or CAC, patrons should LIKE the Facebook page “The Arts Council – Bama Theatre – Cultural Arts Center” and follow tuscarts on Twitter. Call 205-758-5195 or visit tuscarts.org for further information.

Source: The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa
For more information, contact: Alicia Mitchell ammitchell4@crimson.ua.edu