Scarlett Correa (BFA Painting ‘15) opened a solo show at the Tench Building Studio Gallery Friday, February 24. The show entitled Mixed: Exploring what America Looks Like Through Portraiture, is a portrait series focusing on people of color. All of the proceeds from the show benefited several nonprofits including, Planned Parenthood, the International Rescue Committee, Operation Smile and the ACLU. Correa describes the show as a mix of creative work with humanitarianism and activism.
After taking a year long break from art to recharge and refresh, Correa saw this show as an opportunity to transition into being more of a full time artist while doing something that was meaningful for her. She focused on people of color after realizing a lot her school art renderings were of petite, light skinned girls, and she saw this as an opportunity to improve her ability to rendier dark skin tones and give more representation to historically underrepresented groups.
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Abigail Friedman, “SA+AH painting alumna opens show to benefit nonprofits,” College of the Arts: In the Loop, Mar 6, 2017, http://arts.ufl.edu/in-the-loop/news/saah-painting-alumna-opens-show-to-benefit-nonprofits/