László Horvath "the water’s edge”
February 6 – 28, 2014
Focusing on the water and wildlife along the Hillsborough River--Lettuce Lake Park, Morris Bridge Park, Trout Creek State Park, John B. Sargeant Wilderness Park and Hillsborough River State Park--the exhibit documents a personal, minimalist study featuring monochrome videos and digital stills. Also a creative musician, he has recorded a live soundtrack for the show.
"Mythic Dimensions in Printmaking"
January 6-29, 2014
Howard W. Blake High School’s Senior Masters Certification Exhibit
December 5 - 12 -- The exhibit showcases the work of Blake High School seniors who will complete a 4-year concentration in the visual arts in May. On view will be drawing, painting, jewelry, ceramics, photography, digital art. This year sixteen senior artists include Triston Soto, Savannah Gibbs, Danielle Biggins, Ayanna Sykes, Erika Huertas, Darby Carver, Lauren Petty, Rachael Carlson, Roger Huntsinger, Joshua Van Dijk, Alexa Treglia, Celena Hamon, Amber Fogg, Danny Santiago, Erick Alfonso and Meredith Lucius.
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.
A Site-Specific Installation by Kirk Ke Wang
During August/September 2013, to begin our academic year, the Ybor Gallery will host a mixed media installation by Kirk Ke Wang, Professor of Art at Eckerd College. Wang is a painter, sculptor, photographer, mixed media artist born in Shanghai, China. At age 16, he entered the Nanjing Normal University in China for his BFA and MFA studies. “Sugar Bomb” has been inspired by Wang’s international focus, including exhibitions and teaching in Beijing and Shanghai this year, and a recent trip to Cuba.
October 7 – 29
Santiago Echeverry, “Ojos,” E-Portraits and Experimental Imaging
Arist’s Reception: Thursday, October 17
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage on the Ybor Campus, Colombian immigrant and Univ of Tampa Art Professor Santiago Echeverry combines cutting-edge video and still digital images highlighting the culture and life of the Tampa Bay area.
Ina Kaur, "Ink Link"
May 14 - June 20, 2013
Ina Kaur is a multi media artist, printmaker who is a native of New Delhi, India. She received her MFA degree in Studio Art from Purdue University in Indiana, and her BFA in Drawing and Printmaking from Punjab University in Chandigarh, India. "As an Indian woman living in a post-modern global environment, I explore a continuum of cross-cultural negotiations," states Kaur. Localism, globalism and hybridity have formed a new perspective for Kaur in conceptualizing and investigating notions of identity.
39th Annual HCC Juried Student Art Exhibit
Featured are the fine arts disciplines of the Ybor School of Visual and Performing Arts, including photography, digital art, printmaking, drawing, painting, sculpture and mixed media installations. Awards will be chosen by our judge, Adam Justice, Curator of Art at the Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland. The Awards are sponsored by Las Damas De Arte.
"Making Connections, Engaging Possibilities"
An Invitational University of Florida Studio Art Faculty Exhibit
February 12 - March 20, 2013
The HCC Ybor Art Gallery is pleased to host an innovative collaboration between the Ybor Campus Art Department and the University of Florida, Gainesville. Eight studio art faculty members have been invited to show their work in Tampa. UF art faculty members include Katerie Gladdys, digital media; Richard Heipp, painting; Lauren Garber Lake, drawing; Alison McNulty, video/sculpture; Robert Mueller, printmaking and artists books; Celeste Roberge, sculpture; Maria Rogal, graphic design; and Craig Smith, creative photography.
Rocky Bridges, "Mixed Media Assemblage"
January 7 - 30, 2013
Bridges' constructions are carefully composed meditations on the transcience of functional, manufactured items from our contemporary, material culture. "In all of my work, I hope to celebrate the beauty and material existence of the discarded object. The history of the object, through its scratches and scars, dents and rust, is being honored," states Bridges. "The objects find a heightened level in their new arragements; they are reinvented and have new meaning in aesthetically ordered settings."
Howard W. Blake High School, Senior Masters Certification Exhibition
November 15 - December 10, 2012
A juried exhibit of painting, drawing, photography, digital art, ceramics, jewelry and sculpture.
Juan T. Vazquez Martin, Cuban Abstract Painting
October 9 - November 8, 2012
The Ybor Gallery presents this exhibition in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Vasquez Martin was born in Havana, Cuba in 1941. He lives and works in Havana. Juan is a founding member of the Writers and Artists Union of Cuba (UNECA). He has been acquainted with many experimental atists in Cuba, Spain and Europe. His own work has been influenced by the New York abstract expressionist movement of the 50s.
The Jerry and Steve Show
September 7 - 28, 2012
An invitational exhibition by alumni students of HCC professors Jerry Meatyard and Steve Holm celebrating their 30-year commitment to arts education.
The Cuban Sandwich Show
August 3 - 30, 2012
The Cuban Sandwich Show is an exhibition featuring artworks created exclusively about Tampa and/or Cuban Sandwiches. Curated by Artists & Writers Group Artistic Director David Audet, this mixed-media invitational exhibition transforms the gallery into a labyrinth of spaces illustrating and illuminating a "Mysterious town lingering on the edge of the bay..." Artwork is traditional, whimsical, silly, surprising, satirical, political, hysterical, deadly serious and fun.
PIXELS - A Faculty/Student Exhibit
Featuring Photoshop-based Artwork Created in HCC Digital Art Classes
One Waterway, One Tampa Bay
June 15 - 28, 2012
Mosaic murals on social responsibility created from beach clean-ups by the teens of COMMUNITY STEPPING STONES
Theo Wujcik, "NO U TURN"
May 10 - June 7, 2012
Over the past decade Wujcik has clearly demonstrated his expansive approach to art making, combining appropriated images, patterns and concerns from our contemporary culture into paintings filled with symbolism, metaphor, humor and irony. "NO U TURN," focuses on issues of Global Warming. Describing the painting below, Deadly Cocktail, Wujcik quotes, "Deadly Cocktail is Two Parts Global Warming, One Part Dimming Sun." His Global Warming series of work was featured in "Melting Ice: A Hot Topic"--a world-wide exhibition produced by the Natural World Museum in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme that addressed the theme of Climate change.
38th Annual Juried Student Fine Art Exhibit
April 10 - May 2, 2012
Sponsored by Las Damas De Arte
Visions and Journeys
March 1 - 29, 2012
Leslie Neumann, Oil and Encaustic Painting
Judith Salmon, Drawing and Mixed Media Installations
The two artists complement each other with overlapping themes expressed throughout their work. They explore emotional and metaphysical states and share with us a visual involvement with time, energy, memory messages and spiritual journeys. They explore the fleeting nature of things that produce a mystical experience, be it cosmic or terrestrial, contemporary or ancient.
February 2 - 23, 2012
HCC Student Sculpture Invitational
February brings a student invitational exhibit by members of the current HCC sculpture class and art instructor and sculptor Roger Chamieh. PROCESS includes unique, edgy works using a variety of mediums from tea bags to foam, chicken wire, sugar, plastic, wood, rusted steel and found objects. The presenting students are Jenna Alderiso, Nick Cruz, Cor Fahringer, Jerad Owens and Chris Polidoro.
Gil de Meza, Notes of Interest
January 5 - 26, 2012
De Meza's mixed media work stems from childhood memories, mythology, ancient art, literature and the music of modern and contemporary composers. He studied music and the visual arts, painting in particular. Most of his teaching career at the University of Tampa focused in the area of sculpture. Now his work goes from two to three dimensions without hesitation or constraints with an emphasis on structural formality.
Blake High School, Senior Master Exhibition
December 1 - 14, 2011
An exhibit of drawing, painting, sculpture and photography by eight Blake High seniors who have completed their 4-year concentration in the visual arts. Award winners are given HCC Art Department scholarships for tuition.
Felipe Packard and Ricardo de la Vega, collaborative cast paper fantasy sculpture
October 20 - November 22, 2011
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage artists Felipe Packard and Ricardo de la Vega combine influences from Mexico and the United States to create vibrant, cast paper, mixed media sculptures that challendge the imagination.
Neverne Covington, "A Hungry Attention"
September 15 - October 13, 2011
Drawings, Paintings, Prints and Books
HCC Fine Art Faculty Exhibition
August 4 - September 8, 2011
Recent work by Jeanne Cameron, Catherine Thompson, Suzanne Camp Crosby, Linda Galgani, Thomas Judge, Katherine Moyse, Tracy Midulla Reller, Jim Sims and Christopher W. Weeks
Paint the Possible
July 14 - 28, 2011
Artistic Mural Messaging by Community Stepping Stones
Community Stepping Stones is a nonprofit art-based community project dedicated to using an arts-infused curriculum to inspire, educate, and prepare at-risk youth to become successful adults.
The Cuban Sandwich Show
June 8 - July 8, 2011
Featuring over 40 artists, the current Cuban Sandwich Show , curated by David Audet, is the 20th Anniversary expanded version of a very popular annual arts exhibition that originated in Ybor City.
May 12 - June 2, 2011
Mike Massaro is a University of Tampa fine art graduate. He makes use of diverse materials in his work including new, found, natural and manufactured woods, metals, stone and fiber. Of his assembled sculptures and installations Massaro says, "i have alwways had a intense interest in the connectivity of materials and a natural curiosity of how things fit together.
37th Annual HCC Juried Student Art Exhibition
April 14 - May 4, 2011
"Florida's Finest" Ceramic Artists with Roots in Florida
March 30 - April 5, 2011
Part of NCECA 2011 Conference & Clay Around the Bay
The Digital Lounge Show - 9th Annual Ybor Festival of the Moving Image
March 23 - 27, 2011
Video Installations and Single Channel Exhibition