Hillsborough Community College Public Art Program Grounds4@HCC is proud to announce the unveiling of NEST: Nourishment, Education, and Social Terraces. An initiative two-years in the making, NEST has resulted in the transformation of sites at both HCC Dale Mabry Campus and HCC Ybor City Campus into socially activated green spaces by commissioned artist Tory Tepp. Join Grounds4Art@HCC on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. on YouTube for the premiere of the NEST Unveiling! To ensure you are notified of the premiere, subscribe to @gallery221hcc on YouTube and click on the bell icon to be notified when it airs.
The NEST Unveiling will be an in depth look into the two new spaces created by artist Tory Tepp, featuring guest speakers, interviews, musical performances, and artworks inspired by the project. This premiere event is a celebration of the work accomplished by Tory Tepp and his many volunteers over the course of the 2020-2021 academic year, as well as a preview of the diversity of programming the NEST sites will be able to support going forward.
Utilizing social practices while capitalizing on a local community’s assets and potential, NEST aims to empower creative solutions for addressing issues of food insecurity, sustainability and inclusion by designing accessible spaces to gather, interact, teach and entertain one another. To help enact this vision, the gallery has secured artist Tory Tepp, whose numerous public projects center on the exploration and reestablishment of the metaphysical connections between the social and environmental ecologies that shape urban communities.
Gallery221@HCC is the current recipient of the Gobioff Foundation’s Treasure Tampa Grant, which provides support for creative placemaking initiatives in Tampa, FL. The NEST project was made possible with additional support from the Stanton Storer Embrace the Arts Foundation, the HCC Dale Mabry Campus Student Government Association, the HCC Foundation, and Tempus Projects. Project partners include the Arts Council of Hillsborough County, Feeding Tampa Bay, Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture & the Arts, Rooted Resistance, and the Gasparilla International Film Festival.
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