KENDRA FRORUP, FLAMBOYANT - FEBRUARY 9 - MARCH 21, 2017
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
November 10 - December 9, 2016
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 http://vsafl.org/artist-registry to view the full range of VSA artists and their work.
OPENING RECEPTION: APRIL 11, 4:30-7:30PMThis 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.
“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
March 6-28, 2014
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, March 6, 4:30-7:30pm
Gallery Talk: 6:15pm
February 6-28, 2014
OPENING RECEPTION THURSDAY, FEB. 6, 4:30-7:30PM
HCC Ybor Gallery, Performing Arts Building, Palm Ave and 15th Street
Reception: Thursday, January 16, 4:30-7:30pm Gallery Talk: 6:15
A juried exhibit of painting, drawing, photography, digital art,
ceramics, jewelry and sculpture
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.
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.
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
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.