Kendra Frorup exhibit

As an artist and educator who grew up in the Bahamas, Kendra Frorup researches the influences of culture on expression. This new, site-specific body of work continues her investigation of Caribbean and African cultures, identifying elements that include history, community, sculptural form, symbolism, and spirituality. Through these explorations she hopes to understand more about the commonalities and diversity of human social existence. Kendra is an associate professor of art at the University of Tampa.

HENTHORNE, “Between Worlds”January 5-31, 2017

Henthorne is a Tampa artist/photographer/explorer who works in the medium of high contrast black and white photography. Influenced by his passion for the oceans of the world, his photographic intersections of ocean and earth provide the backdrop for his minimalistic visions of cumulative geological time. These long-exposure images capture an alternate perspective on reality. Henthorne collaborates with earthscape artist Andres Amador, whose massive beach murals evoke a message of grandeur and transience.

November 10 - December 9, 2016
Stan Natchez
Indian Without Reservation

Stan Natchez is a ShoShoni/Tatavian artist who currently lives in Santa Fe, NM. Stan’s mixed-media paintings document the Native American in the 21st Century. Inspired by Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, T.C. Cannon and other pop artists, his works exude the power of color and familiar objects. Natchez combines Native American imagery with commercial images to create powerful, provocative artworks, using US currency, food stamps, maps, and comics.

stan natchez

Oct 6-31, 2016 A-MAZE-ME,

Hand-drawn Art Mazes by MARK STUART GAGNON

Bradenton artist Mark Stuart Gagnon began drawing in the NeoPopRealism style in the early 1990s. His Stream of Consciousness, No Edit approach lent well to Mark’s loose style of Abstract Pen and Ink. By the year 2000, these drawings had evolved into a series of abstract mazes. Solvable with more than one solution. Mark’s mazes became more than simply interactive puzzles. They stimulate the eye and challenge the mind. Gagnon is currently working on a 3 foot x 100 foot Solvable Maze which he hopes will secure him a place in the Guinness Book of World’s Records for the Largest Hand Drawn Maze.


Wildlife Photography
Tampa Audubon Society Photo Club
July 7-August 4, 2016  

Tampa Audubon Society is a volunteer, non-profit organization established in the 1940s. This exhibit showcases the wildlife photographs of over 15 Photo Club members.

Audubon 's mission is to conserve and restore our ecosystems, focusing on birds, wildlife and their habitats, through education, advocacy and community involvement.

 Pileated Woodpecker



"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 to view the full range of VSA artists and their work.

Noelle Mason
Creative Loafing Border Garde Article - May 8, 2014  

40th Annual HCC Juried Student art exhibit

April 11-30, 2014


This 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.

Student 40th



“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

alex trimino

                                                Luminous, 2012, installation, dimensions variable






"the water's edge" 

February 6-28, 2014


laszlo, dancing limpkin  

  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 Building, 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 Pricess and The Queen

                                                "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  

Blake High School  

A juried exhibit of painting, drawing, photography, digital art,

ceramics, jewelry and sculpture





 MATEO ROMERO, War Music  

  Mateo Romero

  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

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, Echeverry  

                                                  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 Professor of Art at Eckerd College.

Bomb Maker, Kirk Ke Wang

                                    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

Beautiful Beasty

 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.

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