‘Forms of Freedom’ at Golden center

Exhibit will be on display through Aug. 28

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES

Artists and artist appreciators came together on May 22 to honor freedom and enjoy live music by Highway 40 at the Yvonne Scarlett Golden Cultural & Educational Center located at 1000 Vine Street, Daytona Beach.

A visitor to the Yvonne Scarlett Golden Cultural & Educational Center examines a painting from the “Forms of Freedom’’ exhibit.
A visitor to the Yvonne Scarlett Golden Cultural & Educational Center examines a painting from the “Forms of Freedom’’ exhibit.

The exhibit “Forms of Freedom,’’ curated by local professional artist Margaret Schnebly Hodge who participated in the city’s recreational programs as a child, celebrates a variety of ways individual artists express thoughts associated with living in the United States and the freedoms we enjoy.

Public participation
The public can take part in the exhibit by stopping by the “Freedom Post” located within the exhibit and post messages, poetry and copies of pictures relative to their thoughts on freedom.

150528_dt_front02bAdmission is free and the show will be on display through Aug. 28. A closing reception will be held on that date from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Forty works of art including paintings, sculptures, fiber, collage, mixed media and photomontage were considered for award by Daytona State College Professor Kandy Lopez, who recently came to Daytona State after receiving her master’s of fine art from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.

Honors for artists
The first place went to “The Journey” by Beau Wild, second place to “Free From the Storm” by Barbara Perrotti and third place to “Aral Relic” by Kathy O’Meara.

Honorable mentions went to “Escape” by Antoinette Slick, “The Preacher” by Mary Salmon, “Homage to Jack and Bill” by Patrick Flannery and “The Pledge” by Earl Weydahl.

The Yvonne Scarlett Golden Cultural & Education Center is open Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, call the center at 386-671-5780.

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