Blake High School
Senior Masters Exhibition - December 4 - 15, 2014

Blake High School
Kenisha Morales, Untitled, 2014, photograph


Dance Portrait Postcard

November 6-24, 2014 

HCC’s Ybor School of Visual and Performing Arts Gallery in conjunction with the HCC Dance Department’s Fall Dance Recital is pleased to exhibit several photographs by St. Petersburg photographer Tom Kramer. Kramer is widely known in areas of dance, film and theatre for photographs that have been termed dramatic, technically sharp, incisive and capable of capturing the very essence of the performer.  The dance portraits in this exhibit focus on the superb dancers that live, work and perform here in Tampa Bay. Some are students, others teachers and faculty at our colleges and universities.



A Sculpture Exhibition
October 2 - 30, 2014 

Best known for his public art pieces, Tampa-born sculptor Bradley Arthur presents a sampling of his four decades of object making.

This exhibition includes a diverse range of mediums including cast bronze, traditional metal, found object assemblage and text based sculpture. Often controversial, his 3-D language integrates and reframes the common object into a transformed entity which stimulates deeper investigation.


Make time for these can't-miss art events in Tampa Bay - Lennie Bennett, Tampa Bay Times Art Critic

Alternative Mood

Alternative Mood pan

Recognized Tampa photographers, Rebecca Sexton Larson and Matt Larson present an exhibition of historic photo processes including salt print, bromoil and collodion works. In addition, the artists will showcase their collaborative mobile studio project, the Boxfotos Airstream on the Ybor Campus the night of the opening.
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ARTISTS' RECEPTION: THURSDAY, September 11, 4:30-8:00 PM 
Gallery Talk: 6:15  Boxfotos Airstream Tours: 7:00pm

community stepping stones - "I AM RIVER"



A social enterprise from the youth of Community Stepping Stones in collaboration with PowerStories Theatre.

Girl in Canoe Postcard 

"creativity is boundless" - an exhibition of works by the vsa florida registry artists

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, June 19, 4:30-7:30PM
Gallery Talk - 6:15 pm

Click Here to watch the video

The VSA Adult Registry is an online website-based network of adult artists with disabilities. The registry showcases each artist’s work individually and is accessible for everyone to view. Please visit to view the full range of VSA artists and their work.

VSA Poster 

NOELLE MASON, "transliminal"

May 12-June 12, 2014

OPENING RECEPTION: Tuesday, May 13, 4:30-7:30PM

USF Professor of Art Noelle Mason presents hand woven Gobelin tapestries that investigate the phenomenological effects of vision technologies on the perception of undocumented immigrants. This project exposes how new vision technologies (backscatter, x-ray, sonic, thermal and digital imaging) reinforce and span international and political border relationships relating to human trafficking. Her process offers an interesting link between political views, science, technology, art and sociology.

 Noelle Mason

Creative Loafing Border Garde Article - May 8, 2014  

40th Annual HCC Juried Student art exhibit

April 11-30, 2014


This exhibition is a major milestone for the college as HCC students enter their work in the 40th year of student exhibits presented on the Ybor Campus. All mediums created in the 2 semesters of 2013-14 will be judged by a respected outside juror. Winners will receive monetary scholarships sponsored by Tampa’s Art support group, Las Damas De Arte.

Student 40th




“Foreverglades”is an environmental installation of six large red recycled plastic snail sculptures installed in front of the SSB and PAB.   The installation will be in place mid-January through Earth Day, April 22. The “Foreverglades” installation premiered at Art Basel Miami at Miami-Dade College’s Freedom Tower—large recycled, plastic animals by international artist collective William Sweetlove and the “Cracking Art Group” based in Europe, represented by Gallery Ca d’Oro, Italy and Miami.  The snails made their way to Tampa from Central Park in NYC where they were installed through the months of November/December. You may have seen them on CNN, while reporting on the recent snow storms in NY.

In its REgeneration Art Projects, the “Cracking Art Group” creates public art using recyclable plastic. The red snails are part of an intriguing public art series designed to inspire community-wide conversation about the importance of recycling and its environmental impact.  They are bold, unexpected visuals that will leave a memorable artistic trace in Tampa. The REgeneration Art Project has developed an international following by placing large, colored animal installations in a variety of unusual spaces worldwide, including Paris, Milan, Venice, Rome, Prague, New Orleans, NYC and L.A.


The name “Cracking Art” comes from the English verb “to crack:” to split, to break, to crack, to crash, to yield. “Cracking” is also the term for the chemical reaction that occurs when converting raw crude oil into plastic. For the artists it represents the instant when something natural becomes artificial. “Cracking is the gap of the contemporary man struggling between primary naturalness and a future that is becoming more and more artificial.”   William Sweetlove  



"Colloquial Luminosity: Where Fiber Meets Electricity"  

March 6-28, 2014

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, March 6, 4:30-7:30pm

Gallery Talk: 6:15pm

alex trimino

                                                Luminous, 2012, installation, dimensions variable






"the water's edge" 

February 6-28, 2014


laszlo, dancing limpkin  

  A multi-media environmental installation concentrating on intuitive, compelling videos and digital stills, inspired by and focusing on the water and wildlife along the Hillsborough River.

HCC Ybor Gallery, Performing Arts Buildng, Palm Ave and 15th Street




"Mythic Dimensions in Printmaking"

January 6-29, 2014  

Reception: Thursday, January 16, 4:30-7:30pm   Gallery Talk: 6:15

The Pricess and The Queen

                                                "The Princess and The Queen, " 2013





Howard W. Blake High School's

Senior Masters Certification Exhibition

Dec 5-16, 2013

Reception: Thursday, Dec 12, 5-7pm      Awards: 6pm  

Blake High School  

A juried exhibit of painting, drawing, photography, digital art,

ceramics, jewelry and sculpture






 MATEO ROMERO, War Music  

  Mateo Romero

  November 2-27, 2013

Mateo Romero is from the Pueblo of Cochiti in New Mexico. Timeless, archaic elements of Pueblo culture are juxtaposed with post-modern imagery from our American, mainstream society. Abstract expressionistic palette knife and swirling gestural brush work develop a rhythmic, trancelike feeling in his paintings which refer to the metaphysical space of the Pueblo and the dance itself.  

  Opening Reception: Nov 5, 4:30-7pm; Arvel Bird Concert, 7:30pm

Arvel Bird

Arvel Bird is a violinist and Native American flutist known around the world for his dramatic connection between Celtic and Native American traditions. His music is enlightening and humanizing.  He has toured with Glen Campbell, Loretta Lynn, Louise Mandrell and others. Once he began composing and recording his own music, the result was a fusion of both his Scottish (Clan Kennedy) and Native American (Southern Piute) roots.





October 7-29, 2013  

MODERN SAINTS, Santiago Echeverry  

Artist's Reception Thursday, October 17, 5-7:30pm  

  Ryan, Echeverry  

                                                  Ryan, 2013, digital photo, 16" x 24"

An exhibition of digital photography, prints and alternative video exploring the nature of human strength and the dichotomy between realism and hyper-pixilation, using three-dimensional grids and video mapping.  

 Gallery hours: Mon & Weds-Fri 10am-4pm; Tuesdays noon-7pm  



  Aug 26-Sept 30, 2013

Kirk Ke Wang


Artist's Reception: Thursday, Sept 12, 5-8:00pm 

Power Point Presentation: 6:30pm. Mainstage Theatre

This site specific installation was inspired by the artist's recent travel to China and Cuba, his memory of enjoying Cuban sugar during the cold war time in China, and the connections Ybor City has with Cuba. It deals with the love-hate relationships between opposite or different political systems. The paradox and irony of "bombs" made of brown sugar, candy, tobacco and other culture icons will instigate a debate regarding today's international affairs. Kirk is currently Porfessor of Art at Eckerd College.

Bomb Maker, Kirk Ke Wang

                                    Kirk Ke Wang at work in his stuido.  Contact the gallery at 813.253.7674




HCC Ybor City Campus Art Gallery


Currently on View July 8-31

Facts and Fantasies from Amazing Aquatic Microbes

Created by the Teens and Staff of Community Stepping Stones

as part of their SCIENCE=ART  Learning Program

Beautiful Beasty

 Opening Reception: Thursday, July 11, 4:30-7:30pm

Closing Reception: Thursday, July 30, 4:30-7:30pm


The art gallery is sponsored in part by the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners.

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