Akron Soul Train welcomes Maya Matthews and her ceramic sculptures in their new Capsoul Gallery featuring emerging artists and special projects.


Inspired by her culture and life experiences, Maya Matthew’s head and face sculptures are a celebration of blackness. Her pieces explore the healing, freedom, and empowerment of black people through representations of hairstyles, symbols, and expression. The emotional power of her sculptures create a pause in time, asking the onlooker to gain a new understanding of not only history but the true beauty of blackness.

Thank you to our Funders

Lehner Family Foundation