community stepping stones
"I AM RIVER"
MURALS * VIDEO * PHOTOGRAPHY * MUSIC * DRAMA
RECEPTION: THURSDAY, JULY 31, 4:30-6:30 PM
DRAMATIC PERFORMANCE - 6:00 pm
A social enterprise from the youth of Community Stepping Stones in collaboration with PowerStories Theatre.
"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
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 http://vsafl.org/artist-registry to view the full range of VSA artists and their work.
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.
40th Annual HCC Juried Student art exhibit
April 11-30, 2014
OPENING RECEPTION: APRIL 11, 4:30-7:30PMThis 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.
“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
Luminous, 2012, installation, dimensions variable
"the water's edge"
February 6-28, 2014
OPENING RECEPTION THURSDAY, FEB. 6, 4:30-7:30PM
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 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
A juried exhibit of painting, drawing, photography, digital art,
ceramics, jewelry and sculpture
HONORING NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE ON THE YBOR CITY CAMPUS
THE GALLERY PRESENTS
MATEO ROMERO, War Music
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 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, 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.
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
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.