MANHATTAN – Eighteen-year-old Cliffannie Forrester earned a distinction many other artists could only dream of having: a painting displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
Her oil-painted work titled "Uganda" was selected as a winning piece in the scholarship competition "P.S. Art 2016: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of NYC Kids."
The Brooklyn native has more in mind and wants inspire and empower.
"I want to inspire other African American artists like me," Forrester said. "I just want them to know: If I can do this, you can do it also."
On top of having her painting shown at the Met, she's also receiving a $1,000 scholarship.
Her art is on view now until October 23, 2016.