Fine Art Gallery 2012 – 2013 Schedule
Oct 9-Nov 8, 20 Opening Reception: October 9
Juan Vazquez Martin, Cuban Abstract Painting
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage on the Ybor Campus, Cuban abstract painter Juan Vazquez Martin combines cultural influences from the US and Cuba in his challenging, brilliant abstract paintings.
Nov 15-Dec 11 Awards Reception: November 15
Blake Arts Magnet High School, "Senior Masters Certification Exhibit"
In our 13th year of partnership, Blake High seniors with a four-year concentration in visual art show their work at college level. Award winners are given HCC Art Department scholarships for tuition.
January 7-21, 2013 Artists Reception: January 17
Rocky Bridges, Assemblage/Collage
Well-respected Florida artist/educator Rocky Bridges exhibit his artworks that are reinvented mixed media, assemblages, incoporating recognizable refuse from our material culture. Bridges’ artworks are composed of wood, metal and fabric recombined in innovative and compelling ways.
February 14-March 20 Opening Reception: February 14 (this may change)
University of Florida Faculty
The Ybor Campus Art Gallery has initiated an innovative collaboration with the University of Florida, Gainesville. We will invite six UF fine art faculty members to exhibit in Tampa. Gallery talks, and special classroom workshops will be held by UF faculty, open to all HCC students.
April 2-26 Opening Reception: April 2
39th Annual HCC Juried Student Art Exhibition
HCC students enter work created in the Fall and Spring semesters--all mediums will be judged. Winners receive monetary scholarships from Tampa’s art support group Las Damas De Arte.
May 14-June 20 Artists Reception: May 16
Ina Kaur, Cross-Cultural Negotiations
A native of New Delhi, India, Kaur combines various processes including printmaking, drawings and site-specific installations in her work. Currently teaching at the Univ of Tampa she is exploring localism, globalism and hybridity, forming a new perspective in conceptualizing and visualizing her work and her identity.
July 2013 Opening Reception: TBA
Artistic Mural Messaging by Community Stepping Stones
The gallery continues its outreach program that supports youth-at-risk through our "Tampa Neighborhoods Documentary Project" with Community Stepping Stones of Sulphur Springs, an art-infused, after-school community project for underserved teens. Under the direction of USF Community Arts Instructor Ed Ross and CSS Executive Director Sigrid Tidmore the teens learn not only art practices, but also skills to help them become successful adults. The exhibit will consist of photography, painting, drawings and their innovative endeavour of mural painting throughout Tampa Bay neighborhoods.
August 2013 Opening Reception: TBA
The Cuban Sandwich Show
Artistic Director of Tampa’s Artists and Writers Group, David Audet, will curate an eclectic, mixed media invitational exhibit for the HCC Ybor gallery, involving local and regional artists with artwork specially created about Tampa and Ybor City.
August/September 2013 Artist’s Reception: Sept 12
Kirk Ke Wang
During August/September 2013, to begin our academic year, the Ybor Gallery will host an exhibit by Kirk Ke Wang. Professor of Art at Eckerd College, Wang is a painter, sculptor, photographer and mixed media artist born in Shanghai, China. At age 16, he enetered the Nanjing Normal University in China for his BFA and MFA studies.