Current Exhibitions at Gallery221


Red textileconstruction with wooden furniture


Touchy/Feely: Form, Function & Contemporary Fiber

Curated by Alyssa Miller


Gallery221@HCC Dale Mabry | 2nd Floor DLRC


August 14, 2023 – October 12, 2023

Reception Thursday, September 14, 5 – 8 p.m.

Artist talk to begin at 6 p.m.


Art touches you, and sometimes you get to touch it back. Challenging conventional gallery manners, Touchy/Feely encourages visitors to assume the role of participant by handling and manipulating several of the works on view. Contemporary fiber artists disrupt the long-held distinction between art and craft, blending the conceptual with the experiential in a highly tactile medium. In Touchy/Feely curated by Alyssa Miller, artists Jessica Caldas, Saumitra Chandratreya, and Emiliano Settecasi go one step further in collapsing the space between artist and viewer, exploring themes of labor, motherhood, relationships, conscious choice, and joy through fiber art that both holds and is held.

In Their Own Words 

Painting with three female figures and a tardigrade



In Their Own Words: Selections from the HCC Permanent Art Collection


Gallery3 | 3rd Floor DLRC


June 26, 2023 – February 29, 2024
Reception Wednesday, August 2, 6 – 8 p.m.


Over the past four decades, the Hillsborough Community College’s Permanent Art Collection has fostered strong connections between the college and local arts community. Now including over 200 objects, the collection maintains a strong focus on artists who have lived or worked in the Tampa Bay region. This exhibition spotlights significant artworks curated by the college’s collection manager, Alyssa Miller. Accompanying oral history interviews add richness to the work on view, as selected artists were asked to discuss their work as well as their own connection to the region. In Their Own Words engages the local community in honoring the artistic and cultural legacy of Tampa Bay by inviting a greater diversity of voices to lead in the interpretation and discussion of the artworks in the collection.

Artists include: Suzanne Camp Crosby, Aneka Ingold, Aimee Jones, Akiko Kotani, Tom Kramer, Tracy Midulla, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, Renatto Rampolla, Frank Rampolla, Babs Reingold, Omar Richardson, Emiliano Settecasi, Kirk Ke Wang, and Ruby C. Williams.

Connect with Us

Project Manager
Ybor City

See more information about the hours of operation, parking and location for your next visit.