Best Of 2005

BEST ARTISTIC RESPONSE TO POLITICAL BIGOTRY: Just Say Know: Family Values Portrait Project

Gallery Director Carrie Mackin and cultural anthropologist Shari Feldman set up a portrait studio at Covivant Gallery in response to the Hillsborough County Commission’s legislated discrimination against gay pride. Friends, neighbors and families of all sexual orientations came for family portraits. Love the red velvet, love the expansiveness of “family” that the word represents. A sweet and simple idea — a family portrait to remind the neanderthals of how civilized people respect each other and live together. 4906 Florida Ave., Tampa, 813-234-0222, -Mary Mulhern