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Princess Smith, acclaimed local artist, launches new show Saturday

“Fear, 2011” by artist Princess Smith, who will host an inaugural art show, A SiSTAR Movement.

Courtesy of Princess Smith

“Fear, 2011” by artist Princess Smith, who will host an inaugural art show, A SiSTAR Movement.

Princess Smith and rap artist Craig Till Infiniti premiere their inaugural art show, A SiSTAR Movement, from 7-10 p.m. on Saturday at the Tampa Heights Civic Center, 2005 N Lamar Ave.

The show brings local female artists to the forefront and celebrates their ability to elevate the art world with their unique stories. Smith gained acclaim for her work after record producer Swizz Beatz hand-picked her to showcase her work at the world-renowned Sotheby's Art Auction.

But the bright lights of New York haven't drawn Princess away from the goal of creating a culture and connection to African-American art in Tampa Bay. Equally important to her is highlighting African-American women.

"The goal has always been to represent African-American women in the most positive and productive way that I possibly can."

Growing up in a rough L.A. neighborhood, she saw violence and abuse all around her.

Her art depicts social issues and injustices, as well as the emotional trauma that comes as a result of those situations.

Joining Smith for the exhibit will be other African-American artists, including Brittany Jordon, Jayde Archbold, Gabrielle Gantier, Courtney Alexander and Viva Williams.

In addition to art, there will be food, music and fun.

Tickets are $7, and are available through her home page at psmithart.com.

Princess Smith, acclaimed local artist, launches new show Saturday 07/29/16 [Last modified: Friday, July 29, 2016 1:46pm]
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