2017-2018 HCC Ybor Art Gallery Exhibition Schedule

All fine art exhibitions take place in the Ybor City Art Gallery, Performing Arts Building, Palm Avenue and 15th Street. They are free and open to the public. 813.253.7674


Oct 6-31 “El Circo De Arturo,” Bronze Sculpture by Carlos A. Camargo Vilardy         
Opening Reception, Friday, Oct 6, 2017, 4:30-7:30pm

The HCC Ybor City Campus Art Gallery celebrates Hispanic Heritage 2017 along with Tampa Hispanic Heritage Inc., with an exhibition by accomplished Colombian painter and sculptor Carlos Arturo Camargo Vilardy. Carlos is a respected sculptor throughout the world. He now lives, works and exhibits his work in Tampa and throughout the U.S. The installation will showcase a myriad of magnificent bronze circus figures and trapeze artists under the Big Top.


Nov 9-Dec 7           BARTON GILMORE, ”Chronicles on Native Soil”
Opening Reception, Thursday, Nov 9, 2017

 Professor and Chair of the Photography Department at St. Pete College in Pinellas County, photographer and HCC alumnus, Barton Gilmore, will present a series of his recent mixed-media assemblages and related digital photographs. Barton received both his BA and MFA in Photography from the University of South Florida. He has exhibited throughout the southeast, with work in private and corporate collections.


January 11-Feb 7, 2018              Ybor’s Perpetual Expression
Reception with the Artists, Thursday, January 11 

In this exhibition, curated by Tampa Attorney Walter Aye, several Ybor City artists, past and present, will highlight the Historic Latin District, showcasing local culture, history and the vibrancy of the Ybor art community. Participating community partners will include, Ybor City Development Corp, Tampa Museum of Art, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, and several Ybor City businesses and restaurants.


Jan 2018   Blake Arts Magnet High School, “Senior Masters Certification Exhibit”   The Maze Student Gallery                                      Opening Reception, Thursday, January 11

In our 17th year of partnership, Howard W. Blake Arts Magnet High School seniors with a four-year concentration in the visual arts will show their work at the college level. Award winners are given HCC Art Department scholarships for tuition.                       

Feb 15-March 21                BEATRICE CORON, “A Cut Above”
pening Reception, Thursday, Feb 15

Tampa Bay arts enthusiasts will discover the incredible variety of contemporary papercutting and the many possible applications of this art form, from fine art to public art commissions. Cutting different materials and experimenting with scale and visual story-telling in silhouette, Beatrice will show illustrations, pop-ups, dimensional work and wearable sculptures. Born and raised in Lyon, France, she now lives in NYC. Her work is in the Metropolitan Museum and the Museum of Modern Art, NYC; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the National Gallery in Washington DC; and the Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

April 4-25                 44th Annual HCC Juried Student Art Exhibit
Opening Reception, Wednesday, April 4

This exhibition will be our 44th Annual HCC student show in which all art students enter selected mediums created in the 2 semesters of 2017-18. The work will be judged by a respected outside juror. Winners receive monetary scholarships sponsored by Tampa’s women’s art support group, Las Damas De Arte, who have collaborated with HCC Ybor Art Department for 30+ years.


May 3-11                  MARIA SARCENO, “The Pearl Project”
Reception: Thursday, May 3 or Thursday May 10 (TBD)


May 19-June 20                   COMMUNITY STEPPING STONES  Remastering A Masterpiece
Opening Reception, Saturday, May 19, 10:00am-Noon 

Collaborating for 16 years now, the gallery at HCC has provided an important link to the ever-evolving, well-respected, art-infused, collaborative learning program for at-risk teens in Sulphur Springs. They are now working with children from all over Hillsborough County. In 2017 for their TRANSPORTATON exhibition, CSS partnered with the Tampa Housing Authority, Hillsborough County Children’s Board, Hispanic Services Council, Oak Grove Elementary, and Metropolitan Ministries to present a mixed media, collaborative exhibit about how transportation can influence many aspects of our lives. 


June 28-July 31                         CREATIVES EXCHANGE  Seeing Now  
Opening Reception, Thursday, June 28

Creatives Exchange is a collective of professional women artists and creators who come together monthly, with the intent to serve the artistic interests of the participating artists and engage in the community, individually and as a group. Creative Exchange artists are painters, sculptors, writers, photographers, filmmakers, woodworkers, ceramists, choreographers, curators, potters, poets, jewelers, creative producers and casting directors. 


Aug 20-Sept 20      FOUNTAIN OF PYTHONS Photography Collective   “Take Me Down”
Opening Reception, TBA

Fountain of Pythons is a photography collective consisting of Tampa based artists and diaspora. Current members include Wendy Babcox, Jeremy Chandler,  Shawn Cheatham,  Marcus DiSieno, Becky Flanders, Forrest MacDonald, Noelle MasonKym O’Donnell, and Selina Roman. Our mission is to provide a regular forum to incubate, discuss, and share new works, knowledge, and resources in support of each individual’s studio practice, as well as to build a foundation for collaboration, exhibition, and engagement of the public with the fruits of that practice.