Students and class visits are always welcome in the Ybor Art Gallery during our open hours: Mon & Weds-Fri 10am-4pm; Tuesdays Noon-7:00pm. To schedule a visit with the gallery director for a specific exhibit and time, please email ckossar@hccfl.edu or call the gallery at 813. 253.7674.

Aug 20-Sept 20, 2018 Fountain of Pythons Photography Collective, “Take Me Down”
Opening Reception Aug 30, 4:30-7:30pm

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 Mason, Kym 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.

Sept 6 Tampa Hispanic Heritage Poster Winners Exhibit
Reception Sept 6, 6-9:00pm
On the evening of September 6, HCC and the Ybor City Gallery will showcase and celebrate the award winners for the 2018 Tampa Hispanic Heritage Poster Contest. Music, refreshments and Spanish dance.

Sept 27-Oct 25 Edgar Sanchez Cumbas, “Dormant”
Opening Reception Oct 11, 4:30-7:30pm

“Dormant” is a solo exhibition by well-recognized Tampa artist Edgar Sanchez Cumbas, HCC alumnus, and current art instructor in the HCC Ybor City Visual Arts Department. Edgar’s abstract sculptural approach, the history of the materials, the color tones he applies, and the titles he uses, are an attempt to create an intimate investigation about assumptions the viewer might have about physical color and form. He creates the illusion of something known and familiar, yet uniquely his own. The exhibit celebrates HCC’s 50th Anniversary and Hispanic Heritage Month on the Ybor Campus.

Nov 1-30 “Foundations: An Art Exhibit Celebrating HCC’s 50th Anniversary”
Opening Reception, Dale Mabry Gallery 221, Oct 18, 5-8:00pm
Opening Reception, HCC Ybor Art Gallery, Nov 1, 4:30-7:30pm

In celebration of HCC’s 50th Anniversary, Gallery 221@HCC Dale Mabry Campus and the HCC Ybor City Campus Art Gallery are proud to announce a collaborative exhibition of visual art to take place in the fall of 2018. The exhibition will feature a juried selection of work by current HCC faculty and staff alongside objects from the Permanent Collections of the Dale Mabry and Ybor City campuses. This multi-phase exhibition will open first at the Dale Mabry campus from Oct 15-Nov 21, continuing with the Ybor City campus exhibition Nov 1-30.

Dec 6-14 Hillsborough County Aging Services Senior Art Showcase
Opening Reception Dec 6, 6-8:00pm

Fourteen students of art instructor Margarita Torres from the Hillsborough County Senior Center in Town and Country and will exhibit their work in the gallery. Included will be artworks from members of several other Active Senior Centers from Brandon, to Lutz, to Ruskin.

Jan 7-31, 2019 Akiko Kotani, “Waterfalls of Milford Valley”
Opening Reception Jan 10, 4:30-7:30pm

Akiko Kotani’s work embodies the surprising power and attraction of simplicity. “Waterfalls” is a site-specific installation of a series of crocheted white plastic material cascading from the gallery’s 20’ ceilings to the floor. The installation is inspired by the memory of her visit to the waterfalls of Milford Valley, New Zealand. Whether her works are playful, serene or serious, they contain a depth of feeling within an economy of means.

Feb 7-Mar 7 John David Hawver, “Sea the Light”
Opening Reception Feb 7, 4:30-7:30pm

For years John David Hawver worked in Miami as a commercial artist, but along with traffic, he gave that up to live and work by the ocean in Islamorada, in the Florida Keys, and paint his personal poetic visions of what he sees around him. He also makes occasional forays throughout Florida and to other places, finding inspiration for new paintings in nature’s design. His large landscape paintings and collages have been shown extensively in major museums and galleries throughout the South.

March 21-April 12 Doug Sutherland, “Bosch, Bruegel and a 3D Printer”
Opening Reception, March 21, 4:30-7:30pm

Working with the latest technology and 3D printers, Doug Sutherland has completed a new body of work, printed mechanical sculpture, along with a number of supporting drawings. The drawings represent from concept to working drawings, used to build the 3D computer model to be 3D printed. The series of works are inspired by the paintings and graphical works by Northern European Renaissance artists, Hieronymus Bosch and Peter Bruegel. He has taken their inspirations and transformed them into sketches that are of his own making. He then turns the sketches into a mechanical like version that become the final 3D sculpture.

April 24-May 10 45th Annual HCC Juried Student Exhibition
Opening Reception April 24, 4:30-7:30pm

This exhibition will be our 45th Annual HCC student show in which all art students enter selected mediums created in the Fall and Spring semesters of 2018-19. 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 18-June 14 Community Stepping Stones
Opening Reception Saturday, May 18, 10am-Noon

Collaborating for 17 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 kids 7-13 years of age in Sulphur Springs and surrounding areas. In 2018 for their Remastering A Masterpiece exhibition, CSS partnered with several other child service groups to create their exhibition. CSS is proud to be able to make positive contributions to the environment, economics and quality of life for families in this community and others around Hillsborough County.

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